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: Engineering Science: 20: Series and Parallel Connections

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: A Year in the Country: Animals on the Farm

Introduced by Eric Simms.
All domestic animals now kept by man had their origins thousands of years ago in wild species. Among those on the farm are horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, and poultry.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in March 1963
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.58)


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

: Discovering Science: Water in the Body

Water makes up about three-quarters of the human body, and more than nine-tenths of some plants. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of the importance of water in the body.
For Schools
Previously shown in March 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Living in the Present: The New Media

A sociology series.

Television and the cinema are our main forms of entertainment. What is their history, their present quality, their effect upon society? The programme looks at the new media and their future possibilities.
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: Bill Meekums
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 IV: Tomorrow's Inheritance: 3: Measuring the Future

Predictions about the future can never be absolutely precise, but even where fluctuating patterns of human behaviour are concerned, computers can help the mathematician in the assessment of probabilities.
Introduced by Charles Coulson, F.R.S., Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at Oxford.
For Schools

Repeated on Thursday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Charles Coulson
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Merry-Go-Round

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

Looking at Birds: 1
with Eric Ennion.

King Arthur: 1 - The Sword
Written by June Grimble.
The traditional story, retold in pictures.

For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Director: Moragh Gee
Producer: Claire Chovil
Item presenter (Looking at Birds): Eric Ennion
Film directed by (Looking at Birds): Eric Simms
Cameraman (Looking at Birds): Edgar Best
Writer (King Arthur): June Grimble
Drawn by (King Arthur): Sheila Perry
Designer (King Arthur): Romek Marber
Narrator (King Arthur): Richard Hurndall
Film editor (King Arthur): Michael Dunk

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
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: A. J. Mundella

Written by Norman Longmate.
The story of one of the men who created our modern system of education.
For Schools
Previously shown in November 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

: Vision On

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

The Waxworks Mystery
Written and directed by Len Chase.
An exciting story acted by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group, directed by Pat Keysell.

A Visit to Madame Tussaud's


Presenter/director (The Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group): Pat Keysell
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason
Writer/director (The Waxworks Mystery): Len Chase
Designer (The Waxworks Mystery): Stewart Marshall
John: Michael Hanrahan
Bob: Michael Rouskis
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Anne Marie Petz
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Graeme Munro
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Cyril Robbins
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Gerald Sullivan
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Sid James
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Ron Simes
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Ian Stewart
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Len Norris
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Albert Watkins
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Leon Hasseck
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Eric Whitham
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Eleanor Main
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Gwen Watford
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Inez Orchard
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Elsie Whitby
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Alexandra Fox
Thieves, policemen, officials, and visitors: Winifred Marshall

: 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
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Food for Thought

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Elliot makes trouble, but most of all for himself. Alan and Mitch have to hide their feelings.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Hart
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Harry: Lionel Murton
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Elliot: Maurice Browning
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Gussie: Frances Bennett
David: Vincent Ball
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Lady Marsden: Nora Swinburne
Esmee: Ann Way
Roy: Jeremy Bulloch
Mr. Williams: George Betton
Edna: Margery Withers
Jessie: Dorothea Rundle
Mr. Thompson: Frank Sieman

: The Walrus and the Carpenter: Luther Flannery Revisited

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.
Starring Hugh Griffith and Felix Aylmer
with Hazel Hughes, Daphne Heard, George Cormack, T. H. Evans


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
Luther's daughter: Hazel Hughes
[Actress]: Daphne Heard
[Actor]: George Cormack
[Actor]: T. H. Evans

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests Carol Lawrence, Don Knotts, Joe and Eddie entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers and The Johnny Mann Singers.


Presenter/singer: Danny Kaye
Performer: Carol Lawrence
Comedian/guest: Don Knotts
Singers/guests: Joe and Eddie
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Johnny Mann Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Freemasonry - The Open Secret

Written and produced by James Dewar.
What are the secrets of freemasonry?
How does a man become a master mason?
How powerful are the masons?


Writer/producer: James Dewar
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Sound recordist: Robin Fowler
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film cameraman: William Morris
Film cameraman: Neville Calderwood
Film cameraman: Pierre Peladeau
Film editor: James Cryan
Film sound mixer: Jack Robottom
Studio: reconstructions:
Worshipful Master: Basil Henson
Candidate: Malcolm Webster

: International Concert Hall

presenting Sir John Barbirolli conducting the Halle Orchestra (Leader, Martin Milner) with Alfredo Campoli as soloist in Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor.
The programme ends with Berlioz's Overture: Roman Carnival
Before an invited audience in the Royal College of Advanced Technology, Salford
From the North


[Orchestra] conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Martin Milner
Violinist: Alfredo Campoli
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

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

A course in human biology.

The story of the evolution of man has lost many of the emotional overtones that it once carried. In principle the descent of man from the early primates is now accepted and palaeontologists are now concerned with establishing the details of this lineage.
In this programme Dr. Napier talks about some of the key steps in this line and the environment which produced them.
Dr. J. Napier, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday at 11.45 a.m.


Presenter: Dr. J. Napier
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

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