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: Engineering Science: 22: Energy Conversion

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Men in History: The Fifteenth Century: 10: Christopher Columbus

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 96

For Schools
Previously shown in March 1964
(to 10.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: Gwynne Jones

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Pioneers of Social Change: Lloyd George

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: What is Water?

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Science and Society: Unit IV: Tomorrow's Inheritance: 5: Questions for the Future

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)

: 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: Tales of the Riverbank: The Jumble Sale

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

Roddy and Hammy make Turtle change his mind about one of his discarded possessions.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Science Session: Good Health: 5: Danger! Dirty food

At a time when many diseases are being conquered, the number of cases of food poisoning remains at a very high level. This programme explores the reasons for this state of affairs and shows how the individual can help to bring about an improvement.
Presented by David Lynton Porter, Education Officer of the Central Council for Health Education.
For Schools

Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: David Lynton Porter
Film edited by: James Langfield
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Drawings: Tony Hart
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Treasure House

where happy chance finds are made by Jeremy Carrad and Serendipity Dog who open the door on a world full of strange and entertaining facts.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Script: Stuart Wilkinson
Additional material: Tom Tully
Production team: Hugh Duggan
Production team: Bob Murray
Production team: Philip Mutton
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Jonny Quest: Pirates from Below

A thrilling new film series.

Dr. Quest's underwater probe runs into trouble with submarine lizard men.

: 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

: Adventure: The Fate of Colonel Fawcett

Step by step Adrian Cowell follows the route taken by Colonel Fawcett through the Brazilian interior in his search for Atlantis.
He sifts the evidence of prospectors and explorers who knew the Colonel in this jungle area and stays with the Kalapalos Indians in the villages where Colonel Fawcett is believed to have been killed.
First transmission on October 19, 1962

6.30-6.55 The Big Stride: a progress report on the Severn Bridge.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Narrator/explorer: Adrian Cowell
Filmed by: Louis Wolferg
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: 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

: The Third Man: Gold Napoleons

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime, Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.

Harry Lime buys a valuable antique for a client who insists on paying in gold coins. He soon finds that 'all that glitters is not gold'-but the luck of Harry Lime still holds.
First transmission on August 3, 1963

7.30-7.55 Going for a Song?: the world of antiques.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.30-7.55 The Last Outpost: the Trucial Oman Scouts in Arabia
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Teleplay: R.K. Palmer
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Ventur Liaquat: Oscar Beregi
Syra Taradi: Ziva Rodann
Bhul Ghankyam: Steven Geray
Lt. Morgan: Art Balinger

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: 'Points of View', [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Z Cars: You Got To Have Class

by William Emms.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A child witnesses a crime against her father-and her mother refuses to co-operate with the police.


Writer: William Emms
Designer: James Weatherup
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith

: The News

: Professional Boxing: Billy Walker v. Brian London

A special edition of Sportsview brings you exclusive film of last night's eagerly awaited heavyweight clash from the Harry Levene promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Brian London
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

: The Wednesday Play presenting: Cat's Cradle

by Hugo Charteris.
[Starring] Leo Genn and Barbara Murray
with Rachel Thomas and Billy Russell
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studios


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Story editor: Roger Smith
Film cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film editor: Roy Watts
Designer: .Michael Wield
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Henric Hirsch
Hereward Daintry: Leo Genn
Fred: Brian Hammond
First girl: Penny Lambirth
Fetters: Willlam Douglas
Second girl: Sheila Dunn
Valerie: Barbara Murray
Woman at the races: Olwen Brookes
Jim Ulyatt: Billy Russell
Mrs. Ulyatt: Rachel Thomas
Patty: Elizabeth Brewin
Woman at the Institute: Ann Way

: Wittgenstein and the Language Game

What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must consign to silence.
(Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Getting to know Wittgenstein was one of the most exciting intellectual adventures of my life.
(Bertrand Russell)
The third of a series in which Viewpoint takes a fresh look at Jewish thinkers whose writings have challenged orthodox Christian ideas.
Introduced by Brian Redhead.
Taking part:
F. W. Dillistone, Chaplain of Oriel College, Oxford
Paul Holmer, Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
Ian Ramsey, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oxford University
Bernard Williams, Professor of Philosophy, Bedford College, London University
John Wisdom, Professor of Philosophy, Cambridge University
See page 43


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Speaker: F. W. Dillistone
Speaker: Paul Holmer
Speaker: Ian Ramsey
Speaker: Bernard Williams
Speaker: John Wisdom
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Extra

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