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: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 81

For Schools
Previously shown in January 1964
(to 9.55)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Men in History: The Invaders: 3: The Normans

Written by Henry Treece.
In January 1066 Harold Godwinson was crowned King of England. In September his brother Earl Tostig and King Harald Hardrada of Norway invaded the North. In the same month William of Normandy and his army landed at Pevensey. This programme describes this vital year.
Introduced by Brian Hope-Taylor.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Writer: Henry Treece
Presenter: Brian Hope-Taylor
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a scrapbook.
You need a scrapbook, pictures from magazines, newspaper, and paste
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Television Club: The Burst Pipe

Written and produced by Bill Scott.
The Brents go away for the weekend - and return to a nasty surprise.
Introduced by James Lloyd.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.25)


Writer/producer: Bill Scott
Presenter: James Lloyd
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Mr. Brent: Ian Gardiner
Mrs. Brent: Brenda Cowling
Colin Brent: Alexander Riley
Shirley Brent: Nadine Hanwell
The plumber: Denzil Ellis
The apprentice: Richard Smethurst

: For Sixth Forms: Science Serves the Arts: 3: Translation by Machine

Modern communications are turning the world into a Tower of Babel, and yet few people speak more than one language. Donald Booth describes how science is trying to help not only the translator but those research workers who are engaged in analysing great writings of the past.
For Schools
Previously shown in January 1963
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Donald Booth
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: 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: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Settles Down for Winter

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

The Hamster settles down for his winter sleep and dreams of all the people he has met and the adventures he has known along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Going to Work: Working in a Garage

Introduced by Peter West.
The work of apprentices in city and country garages in Scotland.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 9.35 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film editor: Jock Clark
Producer: David Butts

: Signpost: Workers in a Neighbourhood: 3: Parks and Gardens

Public gardens with their well-kept lawns and flowers, and parks with their trees and wide green spaces give pleasure to all. Who are the men behind the scenes and what sort of jobs must they do to maintain these areas in good order? Signpost finds out with the help of the staffs of Richmond Royal Park and the Richmond, Surrey, Parks Department.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 14.50)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Cameraman: Michael Shepherd
Film editor: Robert Hill
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Middle School Mathematics: 13: Average and Spread

What exactly do we mean when we talk about 'The Average Man' or 'The Law of Averages'?
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
For Schools
Previously shown in January 1964
Repeated on Friday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 15.15)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Film edited by: Michael Dunk
Producer: John Cain

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord: Sky Diver

A second chance to see the thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

A piece of delicate mining apparatus is needed in Mexico and Ted and Jim parachute with it into a remote mountainous area.

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: Singalong

with The Travellers, Nadia Cattouse, Martin Carthy, The Settlers, The Corrie Folk Trio, Paddie Bell, Jacqueline and Bridie.


Band: The Travellers
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Singer/Guitarist: Martin Carthy
Band: The Settlers
Band: The Corrie Folk Trio
Singer: Paddie Bell
Singers: Jacqueline and Bridie
Director: David Bell
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: 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

: Image of the East: 5: The Mountain Tribes

Travels in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia filmed by Hugh Gibb.

After some weeks with the Lisu, I wanted to visit a different tribe, the Yao, before the monsoon broke and made travelling impossible. This whole area, with Burma on one side and Laos on the other, is politically rather unsettled, so it was thought best that I should have an armed guard of the Border Police.
An Adventure presentation


Directed and narrated by: Hugh Gibb
Film editor: Robert Walter
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Bewitched: Samantha Meets the Folks

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin
and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Samantha Meets the Folks
...when Damn's parents come to stay. Unfortunately her own Aunt Clara also chooses this weekend for a visit.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Panorama

The 10,000 Faces of the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
with reports on People-Places-Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Drifting Dropout

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A young man with a reputation as a ne'er-do-well drifter is in serious trouble when his ex-boss is found murdered.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Lieutenant Tragg: Ray Collins
Barry Davis: Carl Reindel
Mort Lynch: Ted de Corsia
Grove Dillingham: Neil Hamilton
Dell Harper: Malcolm Atterbury
Sanford Harper: Vaughn Taylor
Analee Fisher: Cynthia Pepper

: Saturday Hero

A tribute to Football's No. 1 Gentleman who is fifty today.
Stanley Matthews, C.B.E., The first professional footballer to be knighted.
Everyone knows the footballer-how many know the man?
Now Stanley Matthews tells his own life story and recalls highlights in his long career.
with Charlie Chester, Stanley Mortensen, Harry Johnston and others.


Subject/narrator: Stanley Matthews
Interviewee: Charlie Chester
Interviewee: Stanley Mortensen
Interviewee: Harry Johnston
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Directed and produced by: Leslie Kettley

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Laws of Disorder: 3: Entropy

An introduction to chemical change and thermodynamics by Professor George Porter, F.R.S.
An Outside Broadcast from the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Sunday


Presenter: Professor George Porter
Producer: Alan Sleath

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