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: Engineering Science: 18: Force on a Conductor

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in February 1964
Repeated Wed. and Thurs., 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


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

: A Year in the Country: Arches and Bridges

Round arches, pointed arches, how they are constructed, and the materials that are used for them.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in February 1963
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: The Water Surface

Water has severe limitations as a cleanser for it is a remarkable fact that there are many things which it cannot effectively wet. Gerd Sommerhoff explains how detergents, including soap facilitate wetting and so make cleansing easier.
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: Advertising

A sociology series.

How much advertising is there in Britain today? What is the justification for it? Does it make goods cheaper? What are the standards of advertisers and advertising agencies? How effective is it as a means of selling and what controls are there upon its use? These are some of the questions considered.
BBC film
Repeated on Wed. and Thurs. at 10.23 a.m. and on Wed. at 2.30 p.m.
(to 10.43)


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 IV: Tomorrow's Inheritance: 1: Fight against Disease

For centuries the world's greatest killing disease was malaria. Today, in many countries, this disease has been completely overcome, but control of disease creates new problems of increasing world population.
Introduced by Professor George Macdonald, Director of the Ross Institute at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Professor George Macdonald
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Merry-Go-Round: Fishing for Fivers: 3

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

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: Alan Prentice
Reading Consultant: Dr. Joyce M. Morris
Producer: Claire Chovil
Helen: Roberta Rex
Frank: Stephen Ayres
Policeman: Michael Earl
Boy fishing: Jonathan Bilson
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.
BBC film
(to 13.45)

: Pioneers of Social Change: Octavia Hill

Written by Norman Longmate.
It is not slum dwellers who make slums: it is slums that make slum-dwellers.
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
Co-presenter: Sandra Chalmers
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore

: Storks of Bavaria

A film from Germany.
Among the fascinating sights in many European countries are the huge storks' nests perching on top of the roofs and chimneys. How do the birds manage to balance their homes on the steep sloping tops of the buildings?

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
Introduced by Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: 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
Associate Producer: Frank Dale
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Where There's Smoke...

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie finds a temporary new home, and Alan learns some alarming news about a colleague.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Gerald Blake
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Ian: Ronald Allen
Alan: Basil Moss
Jessie Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Roy Carney: Jeremy Bulloch

: The Walrus and the Carpenter: Return to Lumley Hoo

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.
Starring Hugh Griffith and Felix Aylmer
with Terence Alexander, Derek Bond, Helen Lindsay
and Anthony Woodruff, Betty England, Nicholas Young


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: James Gilbert
Luther Flannery: Hugh Griffith
Gascoigne Quilt: Felix Aylmer
[Actor]: Terence Alexander
[Actor]: Derek Bond
[Actress]: Helen Lindsay
[Actor]: Anthony Woodruff
[Actress]: Betty England
[Actor]: Nicholas Young

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Gwen Verdon, The Clinger Sisters entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers, Johnny Mann and his Singers.
(First transmission on BBC-2, July 13, 1964)


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Dancer: Gwen Verdon
Singers: The Clinger Sisters
Music: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: Johnny Mann and his Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: The Building of the Bomb

Written by Antony Jay.
The story of the men who made the first atomic weapon.
Taking part: Harold Agnew, Otto R. Frisch, Sam Goudsmit, Leslie R. Groves, Werner von Heisenberg, Fritz Houtermans, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Joseph Rotblat, Emilio Segre, Edward Teller, James Tuck, Carl von Weizsacker.


Writer: Antony Jay
Narrator: Rene Cutforth
Interviewer: Stephen Black
Interviewee: Harold Agnew
Interviewee: Otto R. Frisch
Interviewee: Sam Goudsmit
Interviewee: Leslie R. Groves
Interviewee: Fritz Houtermans
Interviewee: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Interviewee: Joseph Rotblat
Interviewee: Emilio Segre
Interviewee: Edward Teller
Interviewee: James Tuck
Interviewee: Carl von Weizsacker
Music: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Research: Robyn Mendelsohn
Cameraman: Eugene Carr
Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Sound Recordist: George Cassidy
Sound Recordist: Graham Whatling
Dubbing Mixer: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Assistant Producer: Richard Thomas
Producer: R.W. Reid

: International Concert Hall

Presenting Paul Tortelier (cello) playing Bloch's Schelomo
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
The programme ends with Don Juan by Richard Strauss

Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.


Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: Rudolf Kempe
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: Series 4: Heredity and Evolution: The Formation of Species

A course in human biology.

Although Darwin's great book The Origin of Species is the foundation of our ideas on evolution he did not show how new species originate. The programme introduces modern ideas on the formation of new species and shows how these point the way to the fundamental concept of adaptive radiation.
Professor A. J. Cain, University of Manchester
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday at 11.45 a.m.


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

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