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: A Year in the Country: Fishes of the River

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Chub, dace, trout, and other fish compete for food, and the pike is a predator on them all.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in April 1963
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


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

: Discovering Science: Conditions for Life

Gerd Sommerhoff is back again to discover some of the interesting scientific facts about living things. Why is it that even small changes of climate may make life impossible? Why are living things so dependent on one another?
For Schools
Previously shown in April 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: 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

: Modern Mathematics: Programme 1: Matrices-Laws of Multiplication

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round: Signals for the Sea: 1: Land Lighthouses

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

with Kenneth Sutton-Jones.
Filmed at Start Point Lighthouse, Devon
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.35 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Item presenter: Kenneth Sutton-Jones
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Uncle: Meadows White
Aunt: Mollie Maureen
Anne: Ria Mills
Brian: Ronnie Caryl

: Heddiw

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


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

: Europe-North to South: 1: Norway's Westland

Western Norway has some of the most difficult terrain in Europe. Today's programme shows how the Westlanders cope with the problems of the area.
Introduced by Michael Collins.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Michael Collins
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Film animation: Bura and Hardwick
Film edited by: Garie Fotheringham
Producer: Len Brown
Series edited by: Barbara Parker

: Musicstand

With Brian Innes conducting a light-hearted look at your kind of music.
With Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.


Presenter: Brian Innes
Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Script and research: Jud Cooper
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: David Main

: Look: Ponies of the New Forest

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Once there were wild horses in Britain. Now they are domesticated, but herds of native ponies still spend most of the year behaving just like their untamed ancestors.
From the West
First transmission on Dec. 7, 1964


Presenter: Peter Scott
Photographed by: Eric Ashby
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Sound mixer: Jack Robottom
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: 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, Malcolm Muggeridge
Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Malcolm Muggeridge
Chairman: Terence Brady
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings,
Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Cathal O'Shannon, Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
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: A Testing Time

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian faces a major crisis, Bridget is made a princess, and Dorothy Carrington prepares for an important afternoon.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Hugh Whitemore
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Julia Smith
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Magnum: Judy Campbell
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Dorothy Carrington: Athene Seyler
Doug: Lawrence James
Harry: Lionel Murton
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Mr. Magnum: Henry Gilbert
Charles Bradburn: John Graham
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Driving examiner: Hugh Morton
Photographers: Norman Hartley
Photographers: Tony Leary

: The Bed-Sit Girl: The Last Half Inch

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Sheila Hancock
with Dilys Laye
featuring Brian Oulton, George A. Cooper, Damaris Hayman, Annie Leake
with Mark Singleton, Alec Bregonzi, Lala Lloyd, Tim Buckland, Betty Cardno, Alan Kemp
(Brian Oulton is appearing in 'Hostile Witness' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Mike Sammes
Designer: John Hurst
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sheila Ross: Sheila Hancock
Dilys: Dilys Laye
[Actor]: Brian Oulton
[Actor]: George A. Cooper
[Actress]: Damaris Hayman
[Actress]: Annie Leake
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Lala Lloyd
[Actor]: Tim Buckland
[Actress]: Betty Cardno
[Actor]: Alan Kemp

: The Danny Kaye Show

In which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Art Carney, The Maori Dancers entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
First transmission on BBC-2, September 14, 1964


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Art Carney
Dancers: The Maori Dancers
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Born Chinese

A new documentary by Richard Cawston.
What are the Chinese people really like?
What makes them tick?
What do they think of us?
This programme is about a few Chinese, in particular an ordinary family living in Hong Kong, and it throws some light on the most numerous-yet least understood-people on this earth.
Commentary by Anthony Lawrence.


Producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Anthony Lawrence
Photographed by: Peter Bartlett
Sound: Peter Richardson
Sound: Patrick Whitaker
Film editor: A. J. L. Toft

: Monitor: The Frozen Frame

with Jonathan Miller

A programme on the illustration of the instantaneous.
The Camera and the Canvas
Aaron Scharf describes the impact of photography on painters during the last hundred years, and in particular early experiments in capturing movement.
Naum Gabo, the famous Russian pioneer of Constructivist sculpture, filmed at his home in Connecticut, and Kenneth Snelson, a young American living on Long Island and working in a similar field.


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Item presenter (The Camera and the Canvas): Aaron Scharf
Subject: Kenneth Snelson
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Association Football: European Cup Semi-Final: First Leg - Liverpool v. Inter-Milan

Recorded highlights of tonight's match at Anfield Road, Liverpool.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: News Summary; followed by The Changing World: 2: Keys to the Past

An introduction to geology.

The past history of the globe must be explained by what can be seen to be happening now.
Introduced by Professor T. Neville George, Glasgow University.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Professor T. Neville George
Producer: Alan Rees

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