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: A Year in the Country: More Creatures of the Pond

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Caddis larvae, dragon-fly nymphs, water scorpions, sticklebacks, and other pond-dwellers.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in May 1963
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


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

: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Food is the fuel and the building material of the body. In today's programme, Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of the ways plants and animals use their food.
For Schools
Previously shown in May 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 7: Set Language

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round: Working with Clay

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Kenneth Jameson.

The programme offers a simple introduction to clay modelling in the classroom.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.35 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Kenneth Jameson
Film cameraman: Stanley Speel
Film cameraman: Ken Lowe
Film editor: Michael Dunk
Director: Moragh Gee
Producer: Claire Chovil

: 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: 4: The Rhine and Rotterdam

Rotterdam, second largest port in the world, situated on the delta of the Rhine, can justly claim to be the gateway to Europe. This programme shows how the port of Rotterdam has expanded to cope with the growing industrial expansion of the European hinterland.
Introduced by Michael Collins.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Michael Collins
Special map by: BBC Visual Effects Section
Film edited by: Garie Fotheringham
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Musicstand

with Brian Innes as he takes another look at the exciting world of music.
with Maureen Smith (violin) and Tex Matthews and his Caribbean Rhythm.


Presenter: Brian Innes
Violinist: Maureen Smith
Musicians: Tex Matthews and his Caribbean Rhythm
Script and research: Jud Cooper
Film editor: John Buttery
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: David Main

: Look Again at: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: Tournaments under the Sea

Diving in the Indian Ocean, Hans and Lotte Hass and their party bring up various animals to study on board the Xarifa. There are living corals-what limits the depth at which they can build reefs? There is a spider crab which fixes on its own camouflage; and there are families of clown fish living in sea anemones and illustrating nature's ruthless system of survival by competition.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit


Diver/photography/directed and produced by: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Hirschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: 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, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Malcolm Muggeridge
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
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: Hostilities Called Off

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian finds a difficult interview surprisingly rewarding, and Harry unburdens his mind to a stranger.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Julia Smith
Harry: Lionel Murton
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Mrs. Magnum: Judy Campbell
Mr. Magnum: Henry Gilbert
Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson: Cicely Courtneidge
Barman: Edward Brooks
Hotel Porter: T.H. Evans
David: Vincent Ball
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Evan Price-Hughes: Aubrey Richards

: Here's Harry: A Touch of the Sun

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: A Touch of the Sun
featuring Norman Rossington, Robert Dorning
with Edwin Apps, Joe Gladwin, Katherine Staff
From the North
(First transmission on Dec. 1, 1964)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title Music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Norman Rossington
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actress]: Katherine Staff

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Bea Benaderet, Jim Nabors, Andy Griffith entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.

First transmission on BBC-2, October 7, 1964


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Guest: Bea Benaderet
Guest: Jim Nabors
Guest: Andy Griffith
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Ladies and Gentlemen It Is My Pleasure...

to welcome Malcolm Muggeridge
Being a light-hearted account of people met, places visited, and things seen while Mr. Muggeridge lectured his way across America
A "Tonight" presentation


Subject: Malcolm Muggeridge
Cameraman: Butch Calderwood
Recordist: Tony Slater
Dubbing Mixer: Pat Whitaker
Editor: Stan Hawkes
Producer/Director: Jack Gold

: International Concert Hall

presenting the second of four programmes featuring distinguished pianists.
Shura Cherkassky playing Khachaturyan's Piano Concerto
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Rodney Friend
Conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov
The programme ends with Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare mountain
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Evgeny Svetlanov appears by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Promotions Ltd.


Pianist: Shura Cherkassky
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Rodney Friend
[Orchestra] conducted by: Evgeny Svetlanov
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

Including a report direct from Cologne on the State Visit to Germany.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: The Changing World: 5: Volcanoes and Their Roots

An introduction to geology.
Introduced by Professor F. Stewart, University of Edinburgh with Professor T. Neville George, Glasgow University.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Professor F. Stewart
Presenter: Professor T. Neville George
Producer: Alan Rees

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