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: Engineering Science: 16: Electromagnetic Induction

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Bottles and Bells

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A visit to the church to watch the bellringers practising and a visit to a bell foundry to see how church bells are cast.
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: Water in the Air

Every housewife knows that warm sun and a strong breeze make good drying weather. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows exactly why wind and warmth speed up drying.
For Schools
Previously shown in February 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: The Law

A sociology series.

An introduction to the forces of law, in particular to criminal law. What is a 'criminal'? Why are crimes committed, and what is society's attitude to them?
The programme looks at the extent of crime in Britain today and at how it is viewed by different social classes.
BBC film
Repeated on Wed. and Thurs. at 10.23 a.m. and on Wed. at 2.30 p.m.
(to 10.43)


Sound recordist: Don Thompson
Sound editor: Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
Film editor: David Painter
Production assistant: John Wakeford
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: 4: Man in Space

In order to provide protection for man in space, consideration needs to be given to lack of oxygen, pressure, and gravity, as well as the hazards of radiation and detachment. These problems are unique to this environment.
Introduced by David Kerslake of the Royal Air Force, Institute of Aviation Medicine.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: David Kerslake
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Eric Simms

: Merry-Go-Round: Fishing for Fivers: 1

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

A story for watching and reading.
This programme is planned to provide practice in reading. It is intended for viewing only by those children who find reading difficult.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Film cameraman: Stanley Speel
Film cameraman: Alan Prentice
Reading consultant: Dr. Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Helen: Roberta Rex
Frank: Stephen Ayres
The man: Paul Grist
Storyteller: Charles E. Stidwill

: 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: Sophia Jex-Blake

Written by Norman Longmate.
The story of the first woman to train as a doctor in this country and of the opposition she had to face.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 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

: Animal Magic

Johnny Morris and Keith Shackleton introduce a special edition featuring a nation-wide garden bird survey in which all children may participate.
From the West
See page 29


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: 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 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: Thunder on the Left

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Some tempers get frayed and Alan protests too much.

See page 27


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Gerald Blake
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Keith Warrington: Raymond Clarke
Ben: Bill Kerr
Ian: Ronald Allen
Dr. Lockhead: George Cormack
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Emma: Janet McIntire
Bill: Anthony Baird
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Mr. Arundale: John Dawson
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Harry Cornell: Lionel Murton
Barman: Tony Poole

: Marriage Lines: The Homecoming

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
See page 27


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Michael: Trevor Danby
Mr. Dixon: Arnold Diamond
Ronald: Rex Graham
Joe: Peter Hughes
Nurse: Elizabeth Chambers
Father: Geoffrey Sumner
Mother: Diana King
Mr. Fielding: John Kidd
Mrs. Fielding: Betty Romaine
Taxi driver: Frank Partington

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Tony Bennett, Howard Morris entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Singer/guest: Tony Bennett
Comedian/guest: Howard Morris
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Chopin: A Question of Stature

Behind the romantic image of the dying consumptive lies the real composer, single-minded, very much alive, greater than the legend.
Kenneth van Barthold introduces a new examination of the facts and fiction about Frederic Chopin and his music.
The pianist is Tamas Vasary with music ranging from the slightest of Preludes to the massive B flat minor Sonata.

See page 27


Presenter: Kenneth van Barthold
Pianist: Tamas Vasary
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Musical adviser: Arthur Hedley
Executive producer: Humphrey Burton
Produced and directed by: John Drummond

: Monitor

with Jonathan Miller.


David Sylvester: What the Pundits Say
David Sylvester, the art critic, takes a sidelong look at the critics as they discuss the paintings of the American artist Jasper Johns.

Richard Brooks
A film portrait of the director Richard Brooks as he makes his film of Conrad's Lord Jim.

A New Place
Designed by the architects Alison and Peter Smithson, the new Economist building in St. James's Street is an exciting addition to the London scene. It is discussed by the architects, the client, and John Donat.


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Item presenter (What the Pundits Say): David Sylvester
Subject: Richard Brooks
Panellist (A New Place): Alison Smithson
Panellist (A New Place): Peter Smithson
Panellist (A New Place): The client [name uncredited]
Panellist (A New Place): John Donat
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 4: Heredity and Evolution: The Array of Genes

A course in human biology.

How the complexity of heredity in human beings can be explained by the action of more than one gene on a particular character such as height.
Dr. J. A. Fraser Roberts F.R.S., Institute of Child Health, London
Professor Paul E. Polani, Guy's Hospital Medical School, London
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Saturday at 11.45 a.m.


Presenter: Dr. J. A. Fraser Roberts
Presenter: Professor Paul E. Polani
Research assistant: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

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