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: Engineering Science: 8: Specific Heat and Latent Heat

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Food from the Farm

Introduced by Eric Simms.
The potato harvest and what happens when this crop is sent to a potato crisp factory.
BBC film for Schools
(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Conduction

In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how materials conduct heat and shows some of the uses of good and bad conductors in everyday life.
For Schools
Previously shown in November 1963
(to 10.20)


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

: Living in the Present: Belief

A sociology series.

We all believe some things we cannot prove. How do these beliefs affect our behaviour? Do we need a religion? What is the position of the Church in Britain today? Are the Churches moving closer together? These are some of the questions considered in the programme.
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: 9: Molecules to Order

The uses of plastics depend upon the physical shape of their molecules. These can now be analysed and, consequently, materials can be designed for particular purposes.
Presented by Professor C. E. H. Bawn.
For Schools
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Professor C. E. H. Bawn
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Michael Totton

: Merry-Go-Round

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

The Little Witch
A dramatised extract from the children's book by Otfried Preussler.
with Howard Lang, Arthur Mullard, Marcelle Sammett.

Your Hair
A simple explanation of some of the things children will have noticed about their hair.

For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Author (The Little Witch): Otfried Preussler
Narrator (The Little Witch): Reginald Jessup
Producer (The Little Witch): Claire Chovil
[Actor] (The Little Witch): Howard Lang
[Actor] (The Little Witch): Arthur Mullard
[Actress] (The Little Witch): Marcelle Sammett
Producer (Your Hair): Geoffrey Hall

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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

: Joan of Arc: Part 1

Scenes from The Lark by Jean Anouilh.
Translated by Christopher Fry.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Author: Jean Anouilh
Translated by: Christopher Fry
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Michael Simpson
Joan: Avril Elgar
Bishop: David Bird
Inquisitor: Jerome Willis
Father: John Ringham
Mother: Katherine Parr
Brother: Tony Selby
Baudricourt: Tony Steedman
Guard: Malcolm Tierney
Dauphin: Patrick Godfrey
Archbishop: John Barron
La Tremouille: Paul Dawkins
Page: Michael Mileson

: Deputy Dawg

Even when Musky and Vince take time off from egg-gathering they still bother Deputy Dawg.

: 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, 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: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Anthony Smith
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Secrets All Round

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David and Tessa become unwilling partners; Camilla gets a new home help.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Crockett
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Tessa March: Bridget Armstrong
Alan: Basil Moss
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Ian: Ronald Allen
David: Vincent Ball
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Sid Bergholt: Brandon Brady
Stan: Johnny Wade
Edgar Benton: Jeremy Hawk
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Reg Whistler: Edward Sinclair

: Here's Harry: The Suitor

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: The Suitor
featuring Geoffrey Sumner, Gwendolyn Watts
with Bert Palmer, Ruth Kettlewell, Bryan Mosley, Barbara Lutwyche
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Geoffrey Sumner
Sylvia: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actor]: Bert Palmer
[Actress]: Ruth Kettlewell
[Actor]: Bryan Mosley
[Actress]: Barbara Lutwyche

: Slattery's People: Question: Where vanished the tragic piper?

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, Burt Brinckerhoff

When men have finished their wars, perhaps it is the children of calamity who have the right to ask..
Question: Where vanished the tragic piper?


Slattery: Richard Crenna
Johnny Ramos: Paul Geary
Frank Radcliff: Edward Asner
B.J. Clawson: Maxine Stuart
Speaker Bert Metcalf: Tol Avery
James Rowan: Burt Brinckerhoff

: The News

: The Rape of Utopia: 1: The Disenchanted City

Robert Furneaux Jordan describes the virtue of the city in history and traces its decline into ugliness and chaos since the Industrial Revolution. Can the future cities of Britain recover their former glory?


Presenter: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Verse spoken by: Bryan Pringle
Film editor: James Colina
Film cameraman: Dick Bush
Film cameraman: Eugene Carr
Producer: John Read

: International Concert Hall

presenting Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra
with Norbert Brainin (violin), Peter Schidlof (viola)
and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite
Before an invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth.


[Orchestra] conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Violinist: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 3: From Egg to Adult - Growth

The nature of growth and the variations in the pattern.
Dr. J. M. Tanner, Institute of Child Health, London
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Dr. J. M. Tanner

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