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: Engineering Science: 12: The Electric Current

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Living in the Present: Rules of the Game

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

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

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 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make potato and carrot prints.
You need potatoes, carrots, paper, paints, and a knife
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Living in the Present: Rules of the Game

A sociology series.
Previously shown on Tuesday and on Wednesday at 10.23 a.m.
(to 14.50)

: 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

: Jonny Quest: The Mystery of the Lizard Men

A thrilling new film series.

Who are these strange creatures rising from the wrecks of galleons lost centuries ago in the Sargasso Sea?

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Adventure: Balloon from Zanzibar

In 1862 Jules Verne published his Five Weeks in a Balloon, describing a fictitious air-journey from Zanzibar to Senegal.
A hundred years later, Anthony Smith and Douglas Botting flew by balloon from Zanzibar across the sea channel to the mainland of Africa. In this, the balloonists were forced to make a crash landing in the African bush.
First transmission on August 23, 1962


Narrator/balloonist: Anthony Smith
Filmed by/balloonist: Douglas Botting
Filmed by: Alan Root
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: 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

: The Third Man: The Cross of Candos

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime and Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.
A BBC film release
First transmission on July 16, 1962

In his youth, Plato Kazantis stole a valuable gold cross from the church in his native village. Now, approaching old age, his conscience troubles him-he must restore the cross to the church before he dies. And only Harry Lime can help him to find it.

7.30-7.55 Grass Roots: 2: Chipping Campden: a series about England and the English.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Rowridge, Brighton)


Story and teleplay by: Ben Parry
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Plato Kazantis: Ernest Sarracino
Rochard: Edgar Barrier
Ardo: Ralph Manza
Lauber: Peter Brocco
Karla: Theona Bryant

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: 'Points of View', [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Z Cars: The Luck of the Game

by Stan Barstow.
Some parents' trouble is that they protect their children too much.
See page 39


Writer: Stan Barstow
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Film sequences - Cameraman: Dick Bush
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Peter Cregeen

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.

Rugby Union: Wales v. England
Peter West previews next Saturday's International at Cardiff Arms Park.

The Mystery of the Matterhorn
Frank Bough in Zermatt, one hundred years after the first ascent by Edward Whymper of England.


Presenter/item presenter (The Mystery of the Matterhorn): Frank Bough
Item presenter (Rugby Union): Peter West
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play presenting: Sir Jocelyn, the Minister Would Like a Word...

by Simon Raven.
with Michael Hordern, Alec John, McCowen Phillips, Derek James, Francis Maxwell,
Agnes Leonard, Lauchlan Maguire, Gerald Cross, Felix Felton, Colin JeavonsSee page 39


Writer: Simon Raven
Music: Dudley Moore
Designer: Moira Tait
Story editor: Roger Smith
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Stuart Burge
Sir Jocefyn Symonds: Michael Hordern
Baroness Cleethorpe: Agnes Lauchlan
Donald Prior: James Maxwell
Philip Ciewes: Felix Felton
Myles Beresford: Gerald Cross
Forbes-Wainright: John Phillips
Private Secretary: Alec McCowen
Barry Raines: Colin Jeavons
Burke Farringdon: Leonard Maguire
Rendel Smith: John Kidd
Dan Royston: Christopher Benjamin
John de la Poeur Whiting: Frank Williams
The Minister: Derek Francis
Gerald: Philip Dunbar
Torquil Flute: George Howe
First Alderman: Wallace Campbell
Second Alderman: William Lyon Brown
Councillor: Steven Berkoff
Mrs. Dan Royston: Jeanette Landis
Spectators: Charles Ross
Spectators: Frank Littlewood

: News Extra

: Postscript

by Michael De-la-Noy.


Presenter: Michael De-La-Noy

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