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: Exploring Your World: 2: Stop and Go

Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Harry Armstrong
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

Compressed air has many modern applications. Today Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of them and shows the surprising strength of air under pressure.
For Schools
Previously shown in September 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


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

: Living in the Present: Faces in the Crowd

BBC Educational film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.43)

: Going to Work: Factory Life

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Science and Society: The Mind of the Scientist: 2: Newton - the System of the World

An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and Isaac Newton played by Llewellyn Rees.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 noon
(Llewellyn Rees appears by permission of Emile Littler Management)
(to 11.55)


Interviewer/Script: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Producer: John Cain
Isaac Newton: Llewellyn Rees

: 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: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Volpone: Part 2

by Ben Jonson.
Adapted and produced by Michael Simpson.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: Ben Jonson
Adapted by/Producer: Michael Simpson
Designer: Stuart Walker
Volpone: Clive Revill
Mosca: Eric Thompson
Voltore: Alan MacNaughtan
Corbaccio: Sydney Bromley
Corvino: Martin Matthews
Celia: Penelope Horner
Bonario: John Castle
Nano: Tommy Reynolds
Gregory: Harry Dillon

: Middle School Physics: Waves: 1: Mechanical Waves

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 16.35)

: Tich Space Trips

Tich and Quackers set out to conquer space assisted by Ray Alan and land successfully at The Town Hall, Rhyl.
With Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artist, Les Peters


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Singer/hostess: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Guest artist: Les Peters
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Director: Desmond Sissons

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
Animals in the wild, animals in the zoo, animals near your home: a magazine illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 7: Head Hunters

Tintin has a clever idea and the Thompson brothers are rescued, but further danger awaits them.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
And 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, Fyfe Robertson
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Fyfe Robertson
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Mark Patterson
Producer: John Irwin

: Grass Roots: 7: Under the Sleeping Giant

A series about England and the English.

On a hill in Dorset pagan men dug out of the chalk the huge shape of a man. This film is about life in his shadow.
Narration written by Rosalind Croucher.
(First shown in the Midlands and the West on February 3)


Writer: Rosalind Croucher
Narrator: Douglas Leach
Executive Producer: John Boorman
Edited and directed by: John Merritt

: 199 Park Lane

The Park Lane staff meet Mr. Kimpson... Ben gets on the track of Kovacs.


Produced and directed by: Morris Barry
Det.-Inspector Osgood: Harvey Ashby
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Prescott: Frederick Piper
Rachel Stein: Zeynep Tarimer
Paul Sabin: William Dexter
Harry: Jerold Wells
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Nicky: Charles Laurence
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Claire: Caroline Hunt
Hugo Kellner: Alan Rowe
Harbord: Colin Douglas
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Alexa: Yvette Rees
Martine: Margaret Nolan
Colin: Paul Grist
Hodek: Richard Marner
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Von Ritter: Michael Wolf
Vargas: Stephen Hubay
Waiter: John Gill

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
A second spin of the cube we live on.
Echoed by Clive Dunn, Leon Thau and Joe Gibbonsendorsed by Gordon Harris, John Mulgrew, Sid Dellar, Sydney Dobson, Derek Martin, John Pollock, Freddie Powell
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musical Direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Gordon Harris
[Actor]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Sid Dellar
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: John Pollock
[Actor]: Freddie Powell
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: Personal Appearance

by Edwin Ranch.

Starring John Robinson and Oliver Reed
with Michael Hawkins
Guest stars, Alexandra Bastedo, Tom Criddle, Barry Letts, Clive Morton with Anne Allen as herself

When Richard Franklin gets mixed up with television it exposes an unexpected side of his personality.


Writer: Edwin Ranch
Designer: Roy Stannard
Produced and directed by: John Robins
Martin Smith: Tom Criddle
Sue: Susan Jameson
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins
Miss Brooks: Brenda Saunders
Dr. Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Laura Croft: Alexandra Bastedo
Laboratory assistant: Deirdre Turner
Interviewer: Bernard Ganley
Floor manager: Peter Roy
Mark Parrit: Barry Letts
Jim Talbot: Roy Purcell
Anne Allen: Anne Allen
Lord Hollington: Clive Morton

: The News

including a report on the Labour Party Conference.

: Eton

A BBC film by Anthony De Lotbiniere.
The best school in the World?
An outdated relic of the past?
Tonight's film takes viewers inside Eton for the first time to see for themselves a typical school day in the Summer 'Half'.
Commentary by Rene Cutforth.


Producer: Anthony De Lotbiniere
Narrator: Rene Cutforth

: The Old Etonian

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" wrote George Orwell - himself a boy at Eton, 1917-1921.
What sort of animal is the Old Etonian? Is he privileged, more equal than others for life?
A chairman - who was not at Eton - tries to find out in a discussion with Old Etonians.
In the chair, Joan Bakewell
with The Rt. Hon. Julian Amery, M.P., Neal Ascherson, Jocelyn Stevens.
with filmed contributions from other 'O.E.s'


Chairman: Joan Bakewell
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Julian Amery
Panellist: Neal Ascherson
Panellist: Jocelyn Stevens
Director: Barrie Sales
Producer: Peter Le Marchant

: Labour Party Conference

Ian Trethowan, Robin Day with Kenneth Harris present a special report on the second day of the Conference.
From the BBC-tv studio at Blackpool


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Outside Broadcast director: Ray Colley
Associate producer: Margaret Douglas
Editor: John Grist

: News Extra

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