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: Engineering Science: 21: Current and Chemical Action

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


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

: A Year in the Country: The River in March

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Along the river bank the alder trees are now covered in catkins, and in the marsh by the river lapwing, snipe, and other birds may be seen feeding.
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: Living in Water

Animals that spend much of their lives in water often show special adaptations. Gerd Sommerhoff describes how some of these animals are able to breathe and move under water.
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: Living in the Future

A sociology series.

How is society changing? The final programme looks at some developments in communication and technology. How will these affect our family life, our leisure, our work, our environment? What are the prospects for life in A.D. 2000?
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

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
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 IV: Tomorrow's Inheritance: 4: World Conservation

Unscientific exploitation of the land creates many problems and may even result in vast areas of desert. Conservation is concerned not only with the preservation of man's heritage of nature but with the best possible use of the world's natural resources in providing food and living space for expanding population.
Introduced by James Cragg, Director of the Nature Conservancy Research Station at Merlewood.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.0
(to 11.30)


Presenter: James Cragg
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Merry-Go-Round

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

Looking at Birds: 2
with Eric Ennion.

King Arthur: 2 - The Giant
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

(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: Alfred Harmsworth (later Lord Northcliffe)

Written by Norman Longmate.
Although not entirely an unmixed blessing, the creation of the popular press certainly extended the mental horizon of millions of people.
For Schools
First 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

: Animal Magic

The last in the present fortnightly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
Animals in the wild, animals in the zoo, animals near your home: a magazine illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Film editor: Betty Block
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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: The Man from Paris

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Bridget gets more involved, and David puts Alan and Mitch in an awkward situation.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Story editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Produced and directed by: Morris Barry
Alan: Basil Moss
Barry: Lionel Murton
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ben: Bill Kerr
Guy Lamartine: Scott Forbes
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
David: Vincent Ball
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Doug: Lawrence James
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Roy Carney: Jeremy Bulloch

: The Walrus and the Carpenter: Luther and the Golden Fleece

by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.
Starring Hugh Griffith and Felix Aylmer
with Hazel Hughes, Ronnie Barker, Judith Furse
and Patrick Newell, Alex McAvoy, Lara Lloyd, Eugenie Castle


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Jim Latham
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: James Gilbert
Luther Flannery: Hugh Griffith
Gascoigne Quilt: Felix Aylmer
Luther's Daughter: Hazel Hughes
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actress]: Judith Furse
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: Alex McAvoy
[Actress]: Lara Lloyd
[Actress]: Eugenie Castle

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests Eileen Farrell, Louis Jourdan, Carl Ballantine entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers, Earl Brown and his Singers.

First transmission on BBC-2, June 15, 1964
See page 31


Presenter/singer: Danny Kaye
Soprano: Eileen Farrell
Guest: Louis Jourdan
Magician: Carl Ballantine
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: Earl Brown and his Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: The Senior Citizens

A report by Trevor Philpott.
In America there are today three times as many people over seventy-five as there were at the end of the second world war. How do these 'senior citizens' live through the long years of retirement in the richest society in the world?
A Tonight presentation
See page 31


Reporter/director: Trevor Philpott
Photographed by: Slim Hewitt
Sound recordist: David Page
Film editor: Noel Chanan
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Monitor: Choice of Surroundings

with Jonathan Miller

Henry Livings, the young English playwright, left London to live in Dobcross, a small workaday village near Oldham. His friends there work in the local mills and dyeworks and it is out of this background of northern industrialism that he has written plays like Big Soft Nellie and Eh?

Leicester Tower
James Stirling and James Gowan, two British architects, built the new Department of Engineering at Leicester University. They discuss with Professor Parkes, Head of the Department, and John Donat how the building and Leicester's first tower came into being.

Western Native Township
Julian Beinart, a South African expert in town planning, shows the startling decorations on the walls of the houses in the township and talks about what this 'writing on the wall' means to the Africans who live there.

See page 31


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Interviewee (Dobcross): Henry Livings
Panellist (Leicester Tower): James Stirling
Panellist (Leicester Tower): James Gowan
Panellist (Leicester Tower): Professor Parkes
Panellist (Leicester Tower): John Donat
Item presenter (Western Native Township): Julian Beinart
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 Future of Man

A course in human biology.

Has man reached the end of the evolutionary road or is he capable of further progress? If man is continuing to evolve what are the forces shaping his future and what are the changes in him likely to be? Can he direct his own progress? These are some of the questions to be raised in the programme.
John Maynard Smith, University College, London
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday at 11.45 a.m.


Presenter: John Maynard Smith
Producer: Nat Taylor
Series edited by: James McCloy

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