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: Engineering Science: An introduction

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in September 1964
Repeated on Wednesday and Friday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 1: Statistical Inference

Presented by Stewart Gartside.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 12.0 noon
(to 9.58)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Primary School Mathematics: How Many?

Written and produced by David Roseveare.

Why was it so important to invent a symbol meaning 'nothing at all'?
Presented by Jim Boucher.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Writer/producer: David Roseveare
Presenter: Jim Boucher

: Middle School Physics: Waves: 1: Mechanical Waves

What is a wave, how does it travel, and what travels with it?
Presented by David Chaundy.
For Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 4.15 p.m. and Wednesday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 10.43)


Presenter: David Chaundy
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: John Cain

: Youth Makes Music: 1: The Youth Orchestra

The Essex Youth Orchestra is seen at its Easter Course, rehearsing in sections with well-known instrumentalists and as a full orchestra under its conductor, Raymond Leppard, preparing Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel Overture.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 11.25)


Musicians/subjects: The Essex Youth Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Raymond Leppard
Producer: John Hosier

: For Sixth Forms: Remaking Africa: 1: Our God is Black

A series of five programmes examining the practical problems faced by the newly independent countries of Africa. The programmes include contributions from many of the African leaders themselves.

What, in Africa, is a nation and who, in Africa, is an African?
Introduced by Keith Kyle.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Keith Kyle
Producer: John Miller

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film

(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Going to Work: The Interview

Written by Ronald Smurthwaite.
Introduced by Peter West.
A successful interview can change our whole lives. This programme suggests how a little intelligent preparation can help a candidate show himself in the best light.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 1964
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Writer: Ronald Smurthwaite
Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Signpost: Canecutters and their Neighbours

The harvesting in the canefields of Australia's north-eastern coast, and life in the nearby banana plantations and pineapple farms.
Introduced by Trader Faulkner.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in September 1963
Repeated on Thursday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 14.50)


Presenter: Trader Faulkner
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Middle School Mathematics: 1: Binary Number

Most of us count happily enough in tens but the electrical circuits of computers thrive by counting with a different number system.
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
For Schools
Previously shown in September 1964
Repeated on Friday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 15.15)


Presenter: Dick Tahta
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: How and Why?: Push-Push, Pull-Pull

An enquiry into physics teaching in the 11-16 age range.
Introduced by W. Ritchie.

Some fresh ways of looking at Force and Motion using trolleys, pucks, and ticker-timers.
BBC Educational recording
(to 16.45)


Presenter: W. Ritchie
Presented by: Jim Jardine
Director: John Field
Producer: John Cain

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.
See page 21


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord: Airborne

A second chance to see this film series.

Ted gives sky-diving lessons and finds more pupils than he bargained for.

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 1: Recap

A second chance to see the film series about the boy detective.

A chart is found in the Unicorn and claims are made to the treasure. Tintin's last visitor is mysterious.

: 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

: The Telegoons: The Affair of the Lone Banana

Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
BBC radio's world-famous Goons in a puppet series for television.
TV adaptation by Maurice Wiltshire.
Produced by Tony Young of Grosvenor Films for BBC-tv


Voices: Peter Sellers
Voices: Harry Secombe
Voices/script: Spike Milligan
TV adaptation: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Tony Young

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with The Countrymen, The Barry Sisters, David and Marianne Dalmour, The Double 'T' Ramblers, 'Kamolins' (Latvian Folk Dance Group), The John Peel Dancers.Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers and The Harry Hayward Hustlers Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North
The Countrymen are appearing in 'Show-time' at the Princess Theatre, Torquay


Musicians: The Countrymen
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: David Dalmour
Singer: Marianne Dalmour
Musicians: The Double 'T' Ramblers
Dancers: 'Kamolins'
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Hustlers
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Producer: John Ammonds

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 15: Be Sure You Win

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

War in the Far East. With the Japanese advancing through Burma, the Allies are forced to retreat. Despite India's passive attitude, more than two and a half million Indians join the Allied forces. Orde Wingate and his Chindits destroy the myth of Japanese invincibility; and under Lord Louis Mountbatten's command, the tide begins to turn. (Repeat)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 3: Fair at Juanzito

Some of the country people of Mexico earn a living by catering for tourists: others turn their homes or villages into factories and concentrate on traditional products. All meet at the country fairs to sell their goods and enjoy the side-shows and dramatic spectacles like the 'Voladores'.


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Likely Lads: Far Away Places

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry, Rodney Bewes as Bob
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey
First shown on BBC-2


Writer/producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
Archie: Norman Chappell
Clerk: Roger Avon
Mrs. Collier: Olive Milbourne
Mr. Clipboard: Jay Denyer
Eva: Gay Hamilton

: Vietnam: A Day of War

Introduced by Charles Collingwood.
Twenty-four hours in the life of five fighting units in Vietnam.
A C.B.S. News Special report
See page 21


Presenter: Charles Collingwood
Producer: Leslie Midgley

: The News

: Professional Boxing

direct from Liverpool
Brian London, former British Heavyweight Champion v. Roger Rischer, world ranking heavyweight from the U.S.A.
This long-awaited fight will be London's first since he defeated Billy Walker.
A Preston Boxing Promotion from Liverpool Stadium


Boxer: Brian London
Boxer: Roger Rischer
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Best of Both Worlds

Leading conductors from Britain and America present the music they compose and arrange.
This week: Stanley Black and his Orchestra
with the Michael Sammes Singers
First shown on BBC-2


Musicians: Stanley Black and his Orchestra
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Troubled Waters

Harry Soan investigates a crisis on our rivers.
Today fishing rights are being bought up as 'blue chip' investments. Syndicates are bidding huge sums for stretches of water. Many local fishermen are being priced off rivers, such as the Teify in Wales, where they have always fished.


Presenter: Harry Soan
Producer: John Ormond

: News Extra

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