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: Going to Work: Working with Wood

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.55)


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Middle School Mathematics: 5: Numbers from Shape

Art, architecture, and even anatomy have links with the pentagon, the mathematical shape behind today's programme.
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
For Schools
Previously shown on October 30
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Dick Tahta
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: Looking under Stones

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on October 30
(to 11.55)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Orchestra: 5: Woodwind - Flutes and Clarinets

Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
with Christopher Taylor (flute), Colin Bradbury (clarinet), Clifford Seville (piccolo) and Tom McCall (accompanist).
For Schools
Previously shown on October 30
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Flutist: Christopher Taylor
Clarinetist: Colin Bradbury
Piccolo: Clifford Seville
Pianist/accompanist: Tom McCall
Producer: John Hosier

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guest, Val Doonican
and 'Jig Jak'
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet
Leslie Crowther is appearing in the 'Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Harold Taylor
Singer/guitarist/guest: Val Doonican
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Choice

with Derek Hart and James Douglas Henry.

Automatic Washing Machines
How automatic are they? and how do they compare with twin tubs?

Constructional toys help imaginative play-but is there a hidden danger?

Highlights from this month's Which? reports, with the co-operation of Consumers' Association.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: James Douglas Henry
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Graphics: George Daulby
Film cameraman: Eugene Carr
Film editor: John Campbell
Production assistant: Prudence Martin
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Series produced by: Paul Bonner

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead, Cathal O'Shannon,
Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Over The Wall

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Things get hot for Camilla and Adrian while Lonardi and David meet some trouble.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Terence Stockting
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Crockett
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Rex Barnett: Simon Oates
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Francesca Lonardi: Isa Miranda
Bridget Wayman: Gaynor Lloyd
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Mrs. Evans: Malya Nappi
Ellen Bailley: Margaret Rawlings
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Irene Weiskopf: Kate Behrens
Otto Becker: Geoffrey Tetlow
Herr Ostler: Steve Plytas

: Sykes and a Hypnotist

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Robert Dorning, Valentine Dyall
with Arthur Hewlett, Tom Mennard, Desmond Jordan, David Drummond, Alec Bregonzi, Guy Deghy, Robert Webber, Barney Gilbraith, Bill Treacher, Stan Simmons, Fred Powell, Evelyn Lund, Louis Mansi, Felix Bowness, Tom Macaulay, Ian Gray, James Fitzgerald, Patrick Scanlan, Veronica Gardner, Marian Collins
See page 61


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Valentine Dyall
[Actor]: Arthur Hewlett
[Actor]: Tom Mennard
[Actor]: Desmond Jordan
[Actor]: David Drummond
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Guy Deghy
[Actor]: Robert Webber
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Stan Simmons
[Actor]: Fred Powell
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actor]: Tom MacAulay
[Actor]: Ian Gray
[Actor]: James Fitzgerald
[Actor]: Patrick Scanlan
[Actress]: Veronica Gardner
[Actress]: Marian Collins

: The Benny Hill Show

starring and written by Benny Hill.
with Julie Rogers, Patricia Hayes, Alex MacIntosh, Mark Murphy
See page 61


Writer: Benny Hill
Musical director: Burt Rhodes
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: Jim Latham
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Benny Hill
Singer: Julie Rogers
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Alex MacIntosh
Singer: Mark Murphy

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: The Great War: Part 3: We must hack our way through (Bethmann-Hollweg)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

With war declared Germany attempts to carry out her plan-victory in the West in forty days.

With the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Douglas Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.
Theme music by Wilfred Josephs
Played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
(First transmission on BBC-2, June 13)
See page 63


Writer/Associate producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Douglas Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Theme Music: Wilfred Josephs
Theme music played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Sound Editor: Brian Keene
Sound Mixer: Robert Saunders
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience falls deafly on a brain that holds its ears

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience falls deafly on a brain that holds its ears
...or something like that!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: I, The Aboriginal

A documentary film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
The true story of a strange life.
A chance meeting with a bush doctor transforms the existence of Philip Roberts and leads him to the service of his ancient race.


Subject: Philip Roberts

: News Extra

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