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: A Year in the Country: Summer Hedgerow

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Flowers of the summer hedgerow, and some of the many creatures to be found feeding there.
BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown in June 1963)
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


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

: Discovering Science: The Bluebottle

This is the time of year when female bluebottles invade our homes to lay their eggs. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life story of these familiar insects.
For Schools
First transmission 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 11: Topology - Homeomorphism

For Schools
First transmission on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

For children of seven to nine.
Part 1: Dawn in the Forest

Part 2: How the Whale got his Throat; How the Camel got his Hump
The stories by Rudyard Kipling.
retold by Betty Hardy, Norman Shelley, John Woodnutt.

For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.35 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Series edited by: Claire Chovil
Filmed and narrated by (Dawn in the Forest): Eric Simms
Cameraman (Dawn in the Forest): Edgar Best
Author (How the Whale got his Throat; How the Camel got his Hump): Rudyard Kipling
[Actress]: Betty Hardy
[Actor]: Norman Shelley
[Actor]: John Woodnutt

: 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

: Royal Ascot

This week BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras follow some of the principal races of this world-famous meeting.
The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure before the first race.

: Europe - North to South: 6: New Landmarks in the Midi

The key to the improvement of living standards in Mediterranean Europe is the proper management of water. Today's programme looks at the changes taking place in the South of France, in the 'Midi'.
Introduced by Michael Collins.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Presenter: Michael Collins
Film edited by: Garie Fotheringham
Producer: Len Brown
Series edited by: Barbara Parker

: Royal Ascot

3.5 Queen's Vase over two miles

3.45 Ascot Stakes over two miles and a half

4.20 Coventry Stakes over six furlongs

Fashions described by Judith Chalmers.

(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion commentator: Judith Chalmers
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Musicstand

With Brian Innes as he takes another look at the exciting world of music.
With Ivor Cutler of Y'hup, O.M.P.


Presenter: Brian Innes
Musician: Ivor Cutler
Script and research: Jud Cooper
Film Editor: Alastair MacKay
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Kenneth Wrench
Producer: David Main

: Look Again at Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: On to Malaysia

Hans and Lotte make a farewell dive in the Indian Ocean. Then, steaming towards Malaysia, they visit a fish trap in the open sea. They see the sights of Penang before going on south-east to the Sembilan Islands, where the murky sea is full of microscopic plants in shapes of every kind.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit


Diver/Photography/Director/Producer: 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 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, Malcolm Muggeridge
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Malcolm Muggeridge
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin

: 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: Day of Decision

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug makes a confession and Ian's future hangs in the balance.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Hugh Whitemore
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: John Fabian
Ian: Ronald Allen
Harry: Lionel Murton
Mrs. Bouverie-Wilson: Cicely Courtneidge
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Julia: Polly Adams
Lily Kipling: Marcia Ashton
Mr. Kipling: Blake Butler
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Giles Barrett: Jack Hulbert
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Janet Bruce: Christine Pollon
Smithers: Lionel Hamilton
Blaney: P.G. Stephens

: Here's Harry: The Actor

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth
This week: The Actor
Guest star, Rupert Davies
Featuring Geoffrey Sumner, Robert Dorning, Benny Lee, Frank Williams
with Doris Gambell, Stuart Saunders, Meg Johnson, Barry Dixon, Jess Walters, Leslie Clark, Czeslaw Grocholski
(First transmission on Nov. 17, 1964)


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Title music: Ivor Slaney
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
Guest star: Rupert Davies
[Actor]: Geoffrey Sumner
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Benny Lee
[Actor]: Frank Williams
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actress]: Meg Johnson
[Actor]: Barry Dixon
[Actress]: Jess Walters
[Actor]: Leslie Clark
[Actor]: Czeslaw Grocholski

: The Best of Powell: The Geetas Box

A selection of the finest films from The Dick Powell Theatre.
Tonight's programme: The Geetas Box
Starring Charles Bickford and Cliff Robertson
with special guest, Dean Stockwell
(First transmission on August 25, 1962)


Director: Thomas Carr
Emmet Peabody: Charles Bickford
Danny Langdon: Cliff Robertson
Joe Geary: Dean Stockwell

: The News

: A Matter of Mind

Stephen Black talks to four psychiatrists about themselves and their work.
"Most psychiatrists go into psychiatry for highly personal reasons, because madness concerns them intimately."
"When I first went to work in a mental hospital I was so horrified I ran away."
"After fifteen years of practice in Nigeria... we have never encountered a single case of homosexuality."
"I've been researching recently on a very curious condition in which the husbands of women who are pregnant seem to suffer some of the same symptoms as their wives."


Presenter: Stephen Black
Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Cameraman: Alan Jonas
Cameraman: David Prosser
Cameraman: Dave Mason
Film Editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer/Director: Philip Daly

: Monitor: Private Eye and Public Place

with Jonathan Miller.

Donald McCullin
A film portrait of the prize-winning news photographer which brings us face to face with the courage and energy of one of the most exciting figures in modern photo-journalism.

The Royal College of Physicians
Continuing the Monitor series on modern architecture in Britain.
John Donat talks with the architect Denys Lasdun whose firm built the dramatic new Royal College of Physicians premises in Regent's Park.
Sir Robert Platt, a past president of the Royal College, discusses ways in which Lasdun's new building has affected the whole feeling of an ancient professional institution.


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Subject: Donald McCullin
Interviewer (The Royal College of Physicians): John Donat
Interviewee (The Royal College of Physicians): Denys Lasdun
Speaker (The Royal College of Physicians): Sir Robert Platt
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Changing World: 9: Building a Mountain

An introduction to geology.
Introduced by Professor J. Sutton, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London with Professor Neville George, Glasgow University.
First transmission on Saturday


Presenter: Professor J. Sutton
Presenter: Professor Neville George

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