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: Engineering Science: 14: Electrical Power and Energy

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Men in History: The Invaders: 2: The Vikings

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 80

For Schools
Previously shown in January 1964
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Living in the Present: The Unions

A sociology series.
BBC film
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

: Pioneers of Social Change: Elizabeth Fry

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Boiling Water

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Science and Society: Unit III: Frontiers for Man: 2: The Problems of Temperature

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)

: 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: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science Session: Motor Bike and Scooter: 2: The Right Mixture

In this programme Arthur New describes the 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and explains the function of the carburettor.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Arthur New
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Morton Surguy
Series edited by: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: The Unions

A sociology series.
BBC film
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
Script: Stuart Wilkinson
Additional material: Tom Tully
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Production team: Hugh Duggan
Production team: Bob Murray
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Jonny Quest: The Treasure of the Temple

A thrilling new film series.

Dr. Quest, accompanied by Jonny and the others, hacks his way through a South American forest to find a lost temple.

: 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: Gautries Hole

A group of Derbyshire cavers search for a vast system of underground passages and meet, a few miles from their home, all the excitement and challenge that the great explorers have found at the ends of the earth.
Described by Harold Lord.
Filmed by Harold Lord and Ken Hurst with the help of members of the British Speleological Association
First transmission on June 14, 1963


Narrator/filmed by: Harold Lord
Filmed by: Ken Hurst
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: 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: Queen of the Nile

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime and Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.
A Third Man Corporation production distributed by BBC-tv

Harry Lime agrees to ship a valuable cargo of hand-worked silks from Alexandria to New York in one of his freighters, on a sharing basis. Unfortunately the Customs officials discover there is more in the crates than bolts of silk, and Harry finds himself in serious trouble.

7.30-7.55 Grass Roots: 4: A Black Country
A series about England and the English.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Rowridge, Brighton)


Story and teleplay by: Robert Sherman
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Diana Waterbury: Lisabeth Hush
Caroline Waterbury: Norma Varden
Count Alex Steka: Charles Cooper
Inspector Shahar: Thomas B. Henry
Tojurmain: Jamie Farr

: 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: Brotherly Love

by Alan Plater.

There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

In any community you'll find a few who are out of alignment - and all too often they find themselves involved with the police.

See page 35


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Evan Hercules
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
bringing you Action - News - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: Fable

by John Hopkins.
with Ronald Lacey, Eileen Atkins
and Thomas Baptiste, Barbara Assoon, Keith Barron
(Postponed from January 20)
See page 35


Writer: John Hopkins
Film sequences - Cameraman: John Wyatt
Film sequences - Editor: Gitta Zadek
Story Editor: Roger Smith
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Christopher Morahan
Narrator: Keith Barron
Joan: Eileen Atkins
Len: Ronald Lacey
Policeman: Rudolph Walker
Editor: Leo Carera
Deputy Editor: Bari Jonson
Mark: Thomas Baptiste
Francesca: Barbara Assoon
Overseer: Dan Jackson
Lala: Carmen Munroe
Lillian: Sally Lahee
Laughton: George Roderick
Assistant Editor: Trevor Rhone
Michael: John Rapley
Head of State: Andre Dakar
Minister: Frank Singuineau
News reader: Charles Hyatt
Secretary: Thor Pierres
Interrogator: Kenneth Gardnier

: News Extra

: Postscript

with Dr. Kathleen Bliss.


Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Bliss

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