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: Engineering Science: 17: Vibrations and Alternating Current

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
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Wind and Weather

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Weather forecasting-from weather vanes to space satellites.
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 and the Weather

Water, in one form or another, plays an important part in this country's weather. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains that, where water and the weather are concerned, what comes down must first have gone up.
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: Crime and Punishment

A sociology series.

In a magistrates' court a young offender is sentenced. The programme follows up this one crime, to examine the methods of judging and punishing a criminal. Why is he punished-to deter him from future offences, to reform him, or to protect the public? How effective is the penal system today?
BBC film
(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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Science and Society: Unit III: Frontiers for Man: 5: The Challenge of the Sea

Once the psychological barriers to the exploration of the sea can be overcome, man can adapt readily to an environment with vast reserves of food and minerals.
Introduced by Stanley Miles, Director of Naval Medical Research, Royal Naval Medical School.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Stanley Miles
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Eric Simms

: Merry-Go-Round: Fishing for Fivers: 2

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
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Film cameraman: Alan Prentice
Reading consultant: Dr. Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Helen: Roberta Rex
Frank: Stephen Ayres
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

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: Joseph Lister

Written by Norman Longmate.
The faith with which we enter a hospital today stems largely from Lister's discovery of antiseptics.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 1962
(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

: Vision On: Wheels

A monthly programme in which pictures speak louder than words Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.


The Unbelievable Story
A cartoon film.

How Wheels are Made

A medley of old comedy films compiled by Philip Jenkinson.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
[Film] compiled by (Speedywheels): Philip Jenkinson
Film editor: Geoffrey Fry
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Baguley

: 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
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: A Family Affair

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Bridget confesses the truth behind the gossip and Camilla learns of her offspring.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: John Pennington
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Hugh David
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Harry: Lionel Murton
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bill: Antony Baird
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ben: Bill Kerr
Keith Warrington: Raymond Clarke
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Anne Appleby: Jennifer Wilson
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Jessie Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Edna Sullivan: Margery Withers

: Marriage Lines: Night of Nostalgia

A comedy series by Richard Waring.


Writer: Richard Waring
Costumes supervised by: Mary Husband
Make-up supervised by: Anna Jones
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Moira Tait
Executive producer: Graeme Muir
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Peter: Ronald Hines
Norah: Christine Finn
Harry: Stuart Munro
Sheila: Christina Gray

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests Art Carney, Joanie Sommers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter/singer: Danny Kaye
Performer: Art Carney
Singer: Joanie Sommers
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Brute Force and Finesse

From the frontiers of technology, a look at new ways of shaping and forming materials.
The electron beam giving heat 10,000 times as intense as the electric arc; explosives for slapping metals into shape; lost wax, a 5,000-year-old process brought up to date; the plasma torch for cutting new materials. All new processes, available now. But how-many are being used?
Commentary by Derek Cooper.
See page 27


Script: Gerald Leach
Narrator: Derek Cooper
Special music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Sound mixer: Brian Watkins
Sound recordist: John Woodiwiss
Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Gitta Zadek
Assistant producer: Alec Nisbett
Producer: Max Morgan-Witts

: International Concert Hall

presenting Lorin Maazel conducting the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Introduced by Richard Baker.
See page 27


[Orchestra] conductor: Lorin Maazel
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 4: Heredity and Evolution: Evolution Happened

A course in human biology.

How can the variety and perfection of living things be explained? Evolution is not a new idea but was first put on a firm basis by Charles Darwin. This programme marshals the evidence on which he founded his theory.
Professor A. J. Cain, University of Manchester
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday at 11.45 a.m.


Presenter: Professor A. J. Cain
Director: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

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