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: Engineering Science: 15: Magnetism and Electricity

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

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

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 82

For Schools
Previously shown in January 1964
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Living in the Present: The Welfare State

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

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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: Edwin Chadwick

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Freezing Water

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Science and Society: Unit III: Frontiers for Man: 3: The Athlete's Triumph

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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 13.45)


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

: Science Session: Motor Bike and Scooter: 3: Brakes and Tyres

Wherever two surfaces rub together there is friction. With the help of filmed demonstrations and studio experiments Arthur New shows that friction is important in the brakes, and between tyres and road.
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 Welfare State

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
Production team: Philip Mutton
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Jonny Quest: Pursuit of the Poho

A thrilling new film series.

Dr. Quest pretends to be a god to a savage jungle tribe in order to rescue a fellow-scientist.

: The News

: Town and Around

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

: Adventure: Trail to Dawson City

The gold prospectors of 1898 braved the dangers of the White Horse Rapids and frozen Chilcoot Pass to reach the Klondike; Harold and Maisie Eastwood see the old trail and encounter moose, caribou, and giant brown bears on the way.
First transmission on May 4, 1962


Narrated and filmed by: Harold Eastwood
Explorer: Maisie Eastwood
Robert Service's verse spoken by: Murray Kash
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: Calculated Risk

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime, Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.
A Third Man Corp. (U.K.) Ltd. production, distributed by BBC-tv

Harry Lime arrives in Hong Kong with an important bid which should win a big profit to his company. But the papers are stolen and the deadline for the filing of the bid is only a few hours ahead.

19.30-19.55 Grass Roots: 5: Under the Sleeping Giant: a series about England and the English.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Rowridge, Brighton)


Story/Teleplay: Fred Schiller
Story/Teleplay: Mary C. McCall Jr.
Story Consultant: Warner Law
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive Producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Aubrey Reeves: Alan Caillou
Dolly Wong: Linda Wong
Chung Lee: Jim Howe
Inspector Simms: George Pelling

: 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: A Matter of Give and Take

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

Vandalism brings Z Victor One into contact with the canal community - and eventually leads them to a more serious crime.


Writer: Brian Hayles
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Film sequences - Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Paul Bernard

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.

World Heavyweight Boxing: Floyd Patterson U.S.A., Former champion of the world
v. George Chuvalo, Heavyweight champion of Canada
Film of the eliminator for the World Heavyweight title.

The World Open Trampoline Championships
The world's best performers at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

See page 37


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Floyd Patterson
Boxer: George Chuvalo
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Conservative Challenge

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-2

: The Wednesday Play: Dan, Dan, the Charity Man

by Hugh Whitemore.
Starring Barry Foster, Ernest Clark, Philip Locke and Dora Reisser
See page 37


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Original Music: John Sebastian
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Jim Latham
Story Editor: Roger Smith
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Don Taylor
Dan Sankey: Barry Foster
Pritchard: Ernest Clark
Pentelow: Philip Locke
Plunkett: Antony Carrick
Siggy: Dora Reisser
Mrs. Hartridge: Carmel McSharry
Fat housewife: Madge Brindley
Huge man: Arthur Mullard
Photographer: Richard Jacques
Patient: Michael Brennan
The Rev. Cobbold: Michael Barrington

: Viewpoint: Excavating by the Nile

Denis Tuohy talks to Professor J. M. Plumley and Dr. W. H. C. Frend.
At Qasr Ibrim on the Upper Nile two Cambridge scholars last year came upon evidence of a Christian Church active in Nubia at a time when none was thought to have existed. The unexpected finds which they describe and discuss in this programme throw new light on the place of Christianity in the continent of Africa.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Interviewee: Professor J. M. Plumley
Interviewee: Dr. W. H. C. Frend
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: News Extra

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