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: Going to Work: Housemother

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

: Middle School Mathematics: 6: Translation

Have you a load of earth to wheel across your garden? The mathematical idea of Translation may help to lighten the work.
Presented by David Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on November 2
(to 10.20)


Presenter: David Morris
Film edited by: Alma Davies
Film edited by: Michael Dunk
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: David Roseveare

: 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

People - Politics - Problems
For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: Ready for the Road

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A programme about a wheelwright, a blacksmith, and a mechanic, showing how careful preparation ensures safety for all road users.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on November 3
(to 11.55)


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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

BBC film
(to 13.45)

: The Orchestra: 6: Concert - Carnival of the Animals

by Saint-Saens.
Raymond Holder and Audrey Hayward (two pianos), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Margaret Cowen (violin), Harold Harriott (viola), Derek Simpson (cello), Philip Simms
(double-bass), Christopher Taylor (flute), Thea King (clarinet), Eric Allen (percussion)
Introduced and conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
For Schools
Previously shown on November 2

(to 14.25)


Pianist: Raymond Holder
Pianist: Audrey Hayward
Violinist: Kenneth Sillito
Violinist: Margaret Cowen
Viola: Harold Harriott
Cellist: Derek Simpson
Double-Bass: Philip Simms
Flutist: Christopher Taylor
Clarinetist: Thea King
Percussionist: Eric Allen
Presenter/conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Producer: John Hosier

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guest, Gene Pitney
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/guest: Gene Pitney
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: John Burrowes
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

: Gardening Club

November greenhouse colour from late-flowering chrysanthemums
Percy Thrower introduces
Arthur Billitt, Nottingham
Fred Battye, Holmfirth: veteran cup-winner in Sheffield and Huddersfield areas
Bill MacConnachie, Perthshire: Secretary of the National Chrysanthemum Society, Scottish Group and Fred Saunders with plants from the standing-ground stage in the Gardening Club Garden.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Guest: Fred Battye
Guest: Bill MacConnachie
Guest: Fred Saunders
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with the Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Home and Dry

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Doug: Lawrence James
H. J. Isaacs: Carl Jaffe
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Harriet Stone: Naomi Chance
Ben: Bill Kerr
Peter Gregory: Peter Stephens
Ian: Ronald Allen
Francesca Lonardi: Isa Miranda
David: Vincent Ball

: Sykes and a Protest

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Arthur Mullard, Campbell Singer, Erik Chitty, J. G. Devlin, John Bennett, Robert Raglan, Bernard Rebel, Roger Avon, Richard Shaw, Dickie Owen, Brenda Dunrich, Kevin Barry, Bruce Wightman, Maitland Moss, Howard Douglas, Jack Dearlove


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Jim Latham
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: Erik Chitty
[Actor]: J. G. Devlin
[Actor]: John Bennett
[Actor]: Robert Raglan
[Actor]: Bernard Rebel
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Richard Shaw
[Actor]: Dickie Owen
[Actress]: Brenda Dunrich
[Actor]: Kevin Barry
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman
[Actor]: Maitland Moss
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Jack Dearlove

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
Special guest stars, The Max Jaffa Trio
with Peter Gordeno
and The Morgan-James Duo, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers


Presenter: Kathy Kirby
Musicians/guest stars: The Max Jaffa Trio
Singer/dancer: Peter Gordeno
Group: The Morgan-James Duo
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] led by: David McCallum
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: The Great War: Part 4

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.
with the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig,
Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George, 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
(First transmission on BBC-2, June 20)


Writer: John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
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
Conductor: George Hurst
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Turtles, Ties, and Toreadors

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Turtles, Ties, and Toreadors


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

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

And a way of looking at the world
One eye open wide; one eye closed; so between the two the picture gets composed

[Starring] David Frost, P. J. Kavanagh, William Rushton
with Barbara Evans, Eleanor Bron, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, David Walsh and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P. J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Singer: Barbara Evans
Performer: Eleanor Bron
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: David Walsh
Musical director: Dave Lee
Musical associate: Conn Bernard
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Designer: Darrol Blake
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: What's in a name? 20 September 2015
The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: News Extra

: Sky at Night: Meteor Shower

Any moment now there may be a spectacular display of meteors.
Patrick Moore and Harold Ridley discuss the Leonid meteor stream and why its brilliant display is intermittent.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Harold Ridley
Director: Roger Strauss
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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