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: A Year in the Country: By the Edge of the Wood

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A visit to a nightingale wood, and a look at some of the small creatures in nearby clearings.
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: The Wallflower

Wallflowers are among the most common of spring flowers. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes some interesting aspects of these plants that are, perhaps, taken too much for granted.
For Schools
Previous shown in June 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.20)


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

: 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 9: Sets - Algebra

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round: Making Shadow Puppets

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.35 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Teaching consultant: Rivka Black
Film Cameraman: Stanley Speel
Film Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Film Editor: Michael Dunk
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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match

Fifth day's play at Edgbaston.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.50)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Europe - North to South: 5: Le Pays de Beauce

In France a 'pays' means a tract of country with a distinct kind of landscape. Today's programme looks at the geography behind the pays of Beauce.
Introduced by Michael Collins.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


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

: Cricket: England v. New Zealand: First Test Match

A further visit to Edgbaston.
See also BBC-2
(to 16.15)

: Musicstand

With Brian Innes conducting this week's excursion into the wide world of music.
With Dorita y Pepe and Bruce Lacey


Presenter: Brian Innes
Singers/guitarists: Dorita y Pepe
Guest: Bruce Lacey
Script and research: Jud Cooper
Film Editor: John Buttery
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: David Main

: Look Again at: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: Surprises

Surprises are around every coral corner when Hans and Lotte dive deep in the Indian Ocean. They range from the wreck of an ocean liner to a swarm of fish which use a shark to scratch their backs on.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West


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 Michael Aspel.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: 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: Trouble Brewing

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David is unwillingly involved in a deception, and Harry finds an unexpected ally.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Bill Sellars
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Harry: Lionel Murton
Doug: Lawrence James
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Ross Bennett: John Carlin
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Mrs. Bouverie Wilson: Cicely Courtneidge
Jean: Sally Bazely
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Newspaper seller: Frank Seton

: Here's Harry: The Worker

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: The Worker
Featuring Robert Dorning, Geoffrey Hibbert, Frank Williams
with Stuart Saunders, James Beck, Doris Rogers, Joe Gladwin, Frederick Farley, Jack Woolgar, Douglas Clarke, Rex Boyd
From the North
(First transmission on October 27, 1964)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title Music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Frank Williams
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: James Beck
[Actress]: Doris Rogers
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Frederick Farley
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Douglas Clarke
[Actor]: Rex Boyd

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guest, Mary Tyler Moore entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Youngfolk, Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.

(First transmission on BBC-2, October 14, 1964)


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Mary Tyler Moore
Singers: The Youngfolk
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: French Eyes on the Future

Written and produced by Roy Battersby.
"France cannot be France without greatness" (Charles De Gaulle)
France spends four times as much as Britain on her national civil space programme: she has her own strategic atom bombers and colour TV system. She is building an H-bomb, a Polaris type submarine and plans communications satellites. Her aircraft are sold in more than thirty-three countries. Window dressing? How much do dreams of greatness cost? What are the French getting for their money?
Spoken by Robert Lang.


Writer/Producer/Researched and directed by: Roy Battersby
Narrator: Robert Lang
Photography: Alan Jonas
Sound: Graham Hare
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Editor: Ted Walter
Researched and directed by: Peter Loizos
Researched and directed by: Peter Ryan

: Monitor: The Frozen Frame

with Jonathan Miller

A programme on the illustration of the instantaneous including:

Frozen Events
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.

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.


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

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Changing World: 6: Plumbing the Depths

An introduction to geology.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Saturday

: Close Down

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