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: Engineering Science: 6: Expansion and Temperature

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in November 1963
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Creatures of the River

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A visit to the river and a look at some of the creatures to be found there.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in November 1962
(to 9.58)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Radiation

The Sun radiates heat across 93-million miles of space to warm the earth. Today Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of the behaviour of these heat rays.
For Schools
Previously shown in November 1963
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Living in the Present: Sex and Marriage

A sociology series.

What does marriage mean today? Why do people get married? And why do they mostly want to marry in church? This programme investigates current attitudes to sex, marriage, illegitimacy, and divorce through the eyes of students at Barnet College, in North London.
BBC film
(to 10.43)


Sound recordist: Tony Slater
Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editor: Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: David Painter
Producer: Alan Hancock

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Science and Society: Unit II: Research and Industry: 7: The Electronic Revolution

The movements of electrons within crystals can be used to regulate current flow in circuits. Modern electronics depend on these phenomena in transistors, tunnel diodes and other devices.
Presented by Professor G. F. J. Garlick.
For Schools
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Professor G. F. J. Garlick
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Michael Totton

: Merry-Go-Round: Moving at Night

For children of seven to nine.
Alison Edmonds introduces Moving at Night

The programme includes:

The Listeners
by Walter de la Mare.
read by Hugh David.

For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Alison Edmonds
Special effects: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Film cameraman: Edgar Best
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Claire Chovil
Poet (The Listeners): Walter de la Mare
Reader (The Listeners): Hugh David
The Traveller: A. Stafford Gordon

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 13.45)

: The Chimney Boy

by Keith Dewhurst.
The first of two programmes in which Keith Dewhurst takes a theme from Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle and uses it to launch a short play of his own.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Drawings: Signum
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Storyteller: Donald Webster
Sailor: Derek Newark
Mrs. Parkin: Eileen Kennally
Capper: John Rees
Mr Radcliffe/The Tutor: Maxwell Shaw
Druggist: Joe Gladwin
Boy: Alan Baulch
Glynis: Gemma Jones
Mr. Green: Alan MacNaughtan
Master Frederick: Paul Waller

: Deputy Dawg

As usual, Musky and Vince think of nothing but egg-rustling.

: Treasure House

where happy chance finds are made by John Earle and Serendipity Dog who open the door on a world full of strange and entertaining facts.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Producer: Ronald Webster

: 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

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Frank Muir, Drusilla Beyfus, Ted Moult
Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Chairman: Terence Brady
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: 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
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Assistant editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Mistaken Identity

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David and Lonardi find their task in East Berlin is not so easy.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Francesca Lonardi: Isa Miranda
Ostler: Steve Plytas
David: Vincent Ball
Kreutzmann: Theodore Wilhelm
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gerhardt: Frank Sussman
Ian: Ronald Allen
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ben: Bill Kerr
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Stan: Johnny Wade
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
A stranger: Carl Jaffe

: Here's Harry: Harry's American Cousin

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: Harry's American Cousin
featuring Cec Linder, Gwendolyn Watts, Bert Palmer
with Roy Stephens, Delia Corrie, Maureen Dormer, Harry Hayward, Peter Hoy
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Cec Linder
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actor]: Bert Palmer
[Actor]: Roy Stephens
[Actress]: Delia Corrie
[Actress]: Maureen Dormer
[Actor]: Harry Hayward
[Actor]: Peter Hoy

: Slattery's People: Question: What are you doing out there, Waldo?

A film series featuring a young politician who makes people and their problems his business.
Starring Richard Crenna as Slattery
with Paul Geary, Edward Asner, Maxine Stuart, Tol Avery
and Guest star, Sally Kellerman

' ..all the good people are marching, all the good people are going to jail', so... Question: What are you doing out there, Waldo?


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
Della Murphy: Sally Kellerman

: The News

: Twilight of Empire

Malcolm Muggeridge returns to India.
Forty years ago, a young Englishman sailed for India. So began an association with the country which took him from teaching in an Indian college to a journalist's office in Calcutta and finally allowed him to observe the processes of Viceregal power in Delhi and Simla.
Forty years later he returns to India to meet old friends and relive the experiences of the latter days of the British Raj.
A BBC Tonight presentation


Reporter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Assistant: David Whitsun
Sound recordist: Peter Richardson
Film editor: Stan Hawkes
Produced and directed by: Kevin Billington

: International Concert Hall

Boris Gutnikov plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major.
the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Also included in the programme:
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
Before an invited audience at Walthamstow Town Hall


Violinist: Boris Gutnikov
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presenter: Michael Aspel
TV presentation: Alan Rees

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult: Birth

A course in human biology.

The changes made by the baby to adapt to the cold world outside his mother's body.
Dr. G. S. Dawes, The Nuffield Institute for' Medical Research, Oxford.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Dr. G. S. Dawes
Director: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

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