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: Engineering Science: 14: Electrical Power and Energy

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in January 1964
Repeated Wed. and Thurs., 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Trees and Timber

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Oak and ash and other trees, and a visit to a furniture factory to see some of the uses of timber.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Boiling Water

When water boils it produces about 1,700 times its own volume of steam. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how this tremendous expansion can be used to drive turbines and other forms of steam engine.
For Schools
Previously shown in January 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: The Unions

A sociology series.

How strong are the Unions today? What changes have they seen over the last twenty years and how far have they kept pace with the changes in society? Through the example of a single union, USDAW, this programme examines trade unionism today and the problems of closed shop, restrictive practices, and demarcation disputes.
BBC film
Repeated Wed. and Thurs. at 10.23 a.m. and Wed. at 2.30 p.m.
(to 10.43)


Sound recordist: Tony Slater
Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editor: Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film cameraman: John Wyatt
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 III: Frontiers for Man: 2: The Problems of Temperature

Man is a tropical animal and emerged from an equatorial habitat. He survived in the cold by taking his accustomed environment with him.
Introduced by Otto Edholm, Head of the Division of Human Physiology, National Institute for Medical Research.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Otto Edholm
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Eric Simms

: Merry-Go-Round: Discovering Castles: 2

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

First part of a story about a boy held as a hostage in a castle under siege.
Filmed at Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan.
with David Garfield, Ray Handy, Roger Nott, John Chipperfield and Peter Walker and members of the Glamorgan Archery Association
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Film cameraman: Russell Walker
Models: Martin King
Historical consultant: Dr. R. Allen Brown
Director: Malcolm C . Walker
Producer: Claire Chovil
Peasant: David Garfield
Friar: Ray Handy
Constable: Roger Nott
Huw: John Chipperfield
David: Peter Walker

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: 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)

: Pioneers of Social Change: Elizabeth Fry

Written by Norman Longmate.
'Punishment is not for revenge but to lessen crime and reform the criminal'.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Michael Simpson

: Tichpuzzle

Introduced by Ray Alan.
assisted, interrupted, and generally thwarted by Tich and Quackers with Sandra Chalmers.
A programme of comedy and puzzles.


Presenter/Ventriloquist/Comedy material by: Ray Alan
Item presenter: Sandra Chalmers
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore

: Animal Magic

presents a special edition with Keeper Morris.
Some more of Johnny Morris's adventures as a keeper at Bristol Zoo.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Directed and produced by: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Drusilla Beyfus, Ted Moult, Alistair Sampson
Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Alistair Sampson
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: Heart to Heart

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug faces a lonely future, but for Camilla events take a different turn.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Harriet Stone: Naomi Chance
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Joyce: Marigold Sharman
Sven Krog: Brian Cant
Bill: Antony Baird
Mrs. Brewer: Christina Baird
Photographer: Pamela Hamilton

: Marriage Lines: Nest of Starlings

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Moira Tait
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Helen: Waveney Lee
Helen, a girl: Janette Sattler
Belinda: Kate Allitt
George Jr.: John McGee
George Jr., a boy: John Howard
Dave: Jonathan Cecil

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Jose Ferrer, Red Norvo entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers and The Johnny Mann Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Jose Ferrer
Vibraphonist/guest: Red Norvo
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Johnny Mann Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Vietnam: It's a Mad War

A critical American examination of the ten-year-old civil war that drags on in South-East Asia
A probe beyond the headlines of defeat and victory, military coup and demonstration into what has become the gravest problem now facing the United States.
An N.B.C. News presentation
See page 27


Narrator: Chet Huntley
Producer: Ted Yates

: Monitor

with Jonathan Miller

Empson Apart
William Empson holds a curious and special place among modern English poets. He started life as a mathematician and wrote much of his poetry, as well as Seven Types of Ambiguity, while still studying at Cambridge in the 1920s. Since then he has taught widely in China and Japan. In tonight's film he talks about some of his poems and their meaning to him.

Michael Podro
Art as detective story-a display of the methods of Erwin Panofsky.

See page 28


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Item presenter/poet (Empson Apart): William Empson
Item presenter: Michael Podro
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 4: Heredity and Evolution: What Are Genes Made Of?

Professor B. A. D. Stocker, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Professor B. A. D. Stocker

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