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: Engineering Science: 9: Resolution of Vectors

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: 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 Previously shown on November 24
(to 9.58)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Author (The Little Witch): Otfried Preussler
Narrator (The Little Witch): Reginald Jessup
[Actor] (The Little Witch): Howard Lang
[Actor] (The Little Witch): Arthur Mullard
[Actress] (The Little Witch): Marcelle Sammett

: Science Session: Food and Diet: 4: Eating and Energy

In today's programme Louise Davies looks at the 'energy' foods, their normal role in the body and what happens to them when they are not used up.
For Schools
Previously shown on November 25
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Louise Davies

: Living in the Present: Prejudice

A sociology series.
BBC film
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.43)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For Sixth Forms: Artists' Notebooks: 4: Vincent van Gogh

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.35)

: Signpost: Going to the Theatre: A Visit to a Modern Theatre

Written and introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
with Dorothy Bart, Christopher Morley, Brian Osborne, Terry Wale, Victoria Watts, David Weston, Frances White
Film sequences made with the co-operation of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
For Schools
Previously shown on November 23
(to 11.58)


Writer/presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
[Actress]: Dorothy Bart
[Actor]: Christopher Morley
[Actor]: Brian Osborne
[Actor]: Terry Wale
[Actress]: Victoria Watts
[Actor]: David Weston
[Actress]: Frances White

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Singing, Ringing Tree: Part 3

A film from Germany in three parts.

The princess learns from the bear that a good deed is more powerful than an evil magic.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator: Antony Bilbow
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series - Second Semi-Final

The Boys of Jones' West Monmouth School, Pontypool v. The Boys of St. Joseph's College, Dumfries


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Graphics: Roy Laughton
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Meet the Wife: The Invitation

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Graeme Muir
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
The hat salesman: Tom Gill

: Dr. Kildare: Rome Will Never Leave You: Part 1

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest stars, Daniela Bianchi, Alida Valli, Ramon Novarro, Mercedes McCambridge

Rome spells romance for both Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie when they visit the Eternal City on a medical mission.
Part 2, Dec. 10; Part 3, Dec. 17
See page 51


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Francesca Paolini: Daniela Bianchi
Luisa Brabante: Alida Valli
Gasparo Paolini: Ramon Novarro
Sister Teresa: Mercedes McCambridge

: The News

: The Rape of Utopia: 2: Jam Tomorrow

What is happening to our cities now? John Donat describes the effort to build a new Britain, and talks to people struggling to plan a better future for the industrial town. Can architecture meet the challenge of the motor age?
See page 52


Narrator: John Donat
Film editor: James Colina
Film cameraman: Dick Bush
Film cameraman: Eugene Carr
Producer: John Read

: Gallery: The Oxford Union Farewell Debate

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.

Tonight's programme includes:

The Oxford Union Farewell Debate
The Motion:
Extremism in the defence of Liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of Justice is no virtue

The Speakers:

For the Motion:
Hugh MacDiarmid and another guest speaker

Against the Motion:
The Rt. Hon. Edward Heath, M.P. and Humphry Berkeley, M.P. and the retiring Presidents of the Oxford and Cambridge Unions
See page 52


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Speaker (For the Motion): Hugh MacDiarmid
Speaker (Against the Motion): The Rt. Hon. Edward Heath
Speaker (Against the Motion): Humphry Berkeley
Directed in Oxford by: Ray Colley
Directed in Oxford by: Phillip Whitehead
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Komm Mit!: 9: Im Kaufhaus

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Dieter and Heidi go Christmas shopping in a department store.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday


Producer: Colin Nears

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