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: Going to Work: Driving a Lorry

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

: Middle School Mathematics: 7: Reflection

H has two. U has one, and B has one, but HUB has none at all. What mathematics lies behind this?
Presented by David Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on November 9
(to 10.20)


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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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: Creatures of the River

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A visit to the river and a close look at some of the creatures to be found there-the greater water boatman, the moorhen, and the water vole.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on November 10
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Eric Simms

: 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

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: 7: Woodwind-Oboes and Bassoons

Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
Sarah Francis (oboe), Kerry Camden (bassoon), with Christopher Taylor (flute), Colin Bradbury (clarinet), Winifred Taylor (piano).
For Schools
Previously shown on November 9
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Oboist: Sarah Francis
Bassoonist: Kerry Camden
Flautist: Christopher Taylor
Clarinetist: Colin Bradbury
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Director: Michael Simpson
Producer: John Hosier

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guests, The Honeycombs
and 'Jig Jak'
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet
Leslie Crowther is in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; The Honeycombs are in 'The Big Beat Theme', Worcester.


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Harold Taylor
Band/guests: The Honeycombs
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

: Gardening Club

Film cameras in the Gardening Club Garden, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Percy Thrower introduces Joe Elliott, Alpine Specialist, Gloucestershire.
Extending the rock garden area-planting potentilla, saxifraga, sempervlvums, dianthus-and dwarf species tulips for spring flowering
Seasonal work includes: trying out new tools for maintaining the larger lawn-sweepers, spikers, and aerators
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Joe Elliott
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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: Tangled Web

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie and Tessa both discover that deception does not pay-while Ian adopts a new name.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alan: Basil Moss
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Mrs. Evans: Malya Nappi
Sister Beckett: Pamela Vezey
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Mrs Caine: Dorothy Frere
Sid Bergholt: Brandon Brady

: Sykes and a Bird

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Fabia Drake and John Arnatt
with Bill Treacher, Ray Browne, Stuart Saunders, Lionel Wheeler


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actress]: Fabia Drake
[Actor]: John Arnatt
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Ray Browne
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler

: The Tower Circus Blackpool

An excerpt from the 1964 show.

Circus Schumann's Liberty Horses
Presented by Billy Baker

The Two Hellos


The Four Rodriguez

Konyot's Chimpnazee Rodeo

Charlie Cairoli

With Paul King, Jimmy Buchanan and George Sayer

The See-Hee Troupe

The Tower Circusettes

By arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Ltd.
See page 64


Horse act: Circus Schumann's Liberty Horses
[Horse act] presented by: Billy Baker
Performers: The Two Hellos
Spinner: Bartschelly
Performers: The Four Rodriguez
Animal act: Konyot's Chimpnazee Rodeo
Musical clown: Charlie Cairoli
Clown: Paul King
Clown: Jimmy Buchanan
Clown: George Sayer
Acrobatics: The See-Hee Troupe
Dancers: The Tower Circusettes
The Circus directed by: Bernard Crabtree
Musical director: Tommy Jones
Ringmaster: Henry Lytton
Ringmaster: Harold Holt
Commentator: Peter West
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: R.3 Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: A State of Anxiety

by N. J. Crisp.
Starring John Robinson, Elizabeth Sellars, Richard Wordsworth
with Edwin Richfield, Simon Lack, Patricia Healey, Moultrie Kelsall


Writer/Story consultant and script editor: N. J. Crisp
Designer: John Cooper
Music composed by: Ken Thorne
Film cameraman: Dick Bush
Film editor: Robert Rymer
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Moira Armstrong
Dr. Peter Travers: Richard Wordsworth
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Porter: Maxwell Foster
Betty Mason: Janet Kelly
Tom Collis: Derek Benfield
Dr. May Howard: Elizabeth Sellars
Dr. Jack Morton: Simon Lack
Mr. Pomeroy: Edwin Richfield
Miss Brooks: Brenda Saunders
Dr. George Fratton: Moultrie Kelsall
Hospital sister: Jacqueline Blackmore
Saunders: Barry Stanton
Dr. Horrabin: Kenneth Edwards
Jill Travers: Patricia Healey
Nora Gerrard: Betty Cooper
Committee Chairman: Gerald Young
Professor Standish: Ernest Hare
Humby: Norman Wynne
Sharp: Edmund Warwick

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Curious Thing about Women

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

The Curious Thing about Women
... is their incurable curiosity!


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, David Walsh, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd and visitors.


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

: News Extra

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