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: Engineering Science: 15: Magnetism and Electricity

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in January 1964
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: The Farm in Winter

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Frost on the ground, its effect on the soil, and the care of farm animals in winter.
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: Freezing Water

This is the season of burst pipes-the 'plumbers' harvest' it has been called. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how frost causes such havoc with our plumbing and shows some of the other effects of freezing.
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 Welfare State

A sociology series.

Has the development of the Welfare State gone far enough? Are there still gaps for it to fill, or is it draining the country of enterprise and resourcefulness?
This programme examines the idea of the Welfare State and in particular the role of the National Health Service.
BBC film
Repeated on Wed. and Thurs. at 10.23 a.m. and Wed. at 2.30 p.m.
(to 10.43)


Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editor: Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
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: 3: The Athlete's Triumph

The psychological make-up of world-class athletes can lead them on to new records but there are physiological limits to their performance.
Introduced by Roger Bannister.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Roger Bannister
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Eric Simms

: Merry-Go-Round: Discovering Castles: 3

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

Earl Morgan, father of the boy held as a hostage, attacks the castle.
Filmed at Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan.
with Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, Ray Smith
and John Chipperfield, Peter Walker
and members of the Glamorgan Archery Association.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.38 a.m.


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Film cameraman: Russell Walker
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Models: Martin King
Historical consultant: Dr. R. Allen Brown
Director: Malcolm C. Walker
Producer: Claire Chovil
The Friar: Ray Handy
Earl Morgan: Bill Meilen
David, His Son: Peter Walker
Earl Owen: Ray Smith
Huw, His Son: John Chipperfield
Themselves: Members of the Glamorgan Archery Association

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Pioneers of Social Change: Edwin Chadwick

Written by Norman Longmate.
Chadwick's lifelong fight to provide Britain with proper sewage systems and fresh water has done more to safeguard our health than all the drugs in the doctors' cupboards.
For Schools
Previously shown in September 1962
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: 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

: Afloat

Two films about waterways.

Ulu Gombak
The voyage of a discarded coconut husk down the headwaters of the River Gombak in Malaysia, past the wild life living on its banks.
Music chosen from Faure, Debussy, Ravel and Lasry-Baschet.
From the West

Boy Gondolier
A film from Italy.
Marino is the son of a gondolier. He is still very young but as he comes of a family of gondoliers he is already learning how to row a gondola about the canals of Venice.


Introduction (Ulu Gombak): Johnny Morris
Photography (Ulu Gombak): Jane Burton
Film editor (Ulu Gombak): Keith Hopkins
Producer (Ulu Gombak): Douglas Thomas

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: 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 The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: A Marriage has been Arranged...

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla receives congratulations-Ian hears more news of Osmund Bates.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: John Wiles
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Cab driver: John Porter Davison
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Ben: Bill Kerr
Harry Cornell: Lionel Murton
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Elliott Morrow: Maurice Browning
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Emma: Janet McIntire

: Marriage Lines: The Ladies' Man

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
Lyn Pinkney is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Moira Tait
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Arthur: Peter Tuddenham
Stephanie: Katy Greenwood
Dennis: Denzil Ellis
Rose: Wendy Hall
Mrs. Blackley: Patricia Haines
Mr. Blackley: Noel Coleman
Girl in phone box: Jacqueline Daryl
Joe: Peter Hughes
Pauline: Lyn Pinkney
Miles: Edward de Souza
Sandra: Juliet Harmer
Pinky: Alison Seebohm

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests Juliet Prowse, Howard Morris, The Levee Singers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Dancer/guest: Juliet Prowse
Guest: Howard Morris
Singers/guests: The Levee Singers
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Broad Acres

A BBC film by Don Haworth.
A day in summer on a country estate in Yorkshire.
with The Howards of Castle Howard, G. Wardle Darley, Marcus Worsley, Christopher York.
Narration read by David Mahlowe.

See page 29


Producer: Don Haworth
Speakers: The Howards (of Castle Howard)
Speaker: G. Wardle Darley
Speaker: Marcus Worsley
Speaker: Christopher York
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Photography: Arthur Smith
Sound: Graham Turner
Film editor: John Buttery

: Giulini Conducts

Music by Mozart and Falla.
The great Italian conductor with the New Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader, Hugh Bean) in the last of a series of three special concerts.
Mozart's Symphony No. 41, in C (Jupiter)
Falla's Suite: The Three-Cornered Hat
Before the concert begins, Giulini talks to Richard Baker about the music in tonight's programme.
From the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.


[Orchestra] conductor/interviewee: Giulini
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Interviewer: Richard Baker
Producer: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Close Down

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