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: Engineering Science

A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.35)

: Primary School Mathematics

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Middle School Physics

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.20)

: Volpone: Part 2

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)

: Discovering Science

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.58)

: Science and Society

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.25)

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Science Session: Photography: 2: Developing the Picture

After taking a photograph, the film on which it was taken still appears blank. With the help of infra-red sensitive television cameras in the darkroom Gordon Severn shows how that blank film is processed to give a picture.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Morton Surguy

: Living in the Present

BBC Educational film
Previously shown on Monday and Tuesday

: Racing from Newmarket: October Meeting

3.0 Stayers' Three-Year-Olds Handicap
over two miles

3.30 Cheveley Park Stakes
over six furlongs

4.0 Rowley Mile Nursery Handicap
over one mile

4.30 Norwich Handicap
over one mile and one furlong

(to 16.40)


Racing commentaries: Peter O'Sullevan
Racing commentaries: Clive Graham
Racing commentaries: Michael Seth-Smith
Racing topics: David Coleman
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Deputy Dawg

A cartoon film series.
Musky and Vince with other animals from the cotton-pickin' South conspire to make Deputy Dawg's life an eventful one.

: A Way to Adventure: Part 5: Canoes and Caves

with John Earle

The four boys and 'Sandy' shoot the rapids of the River Dart to explore the caverns of Buckfastleigh.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 8: Gunfire

Tintin and Snowy make a submarine dive into trouble.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
And The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Tales from Hoffnung: Birds, Bees, and Storks

A new cartoon film series from the drawings of Gerard Hoffnung.
This week: A conscientious father reveals the facts about Birds, Bees, and Storks
Produced by Halas and Batchelor in association with BBC-tv Enterprises


Artist: Gerard Hoffnung
Director: John Halas
Music: Francis Chagrin
Narrator: Peter Sellers
Producers: Halas and Batchelor

: It's My Opinion

People of Weston-super-Mare air their views for spontaneous comment by Marghanita Laski, Ron Nethercott, Norman St. John-Stevas, M.P.
Chairman, Jeremy Carrad
From the Town Hall


Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Ron Nethercott
Panellist: Norman St. John-Stevas
Chairman: Jeremy Carrad
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 19: Set Europe Ablaze

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

In Yugoslavia and in Czechoslovakia the Nazis carried out fierce reprisals against the people because of the work of the underground armies; after the killing of the S.S. General Heydrich, who had been sent to Prague to crush resistance there, the whole village of Lidice was razed to the ground and its inhabitants shot. One of the most heroic-and tragic-stands made by the Resistance was in Poland, during the Warsaw uprising in 1943. After sixty-three days of the most fierce and bloody fighting, often waged in the sewers beneath the city, the Poles were forced to capitulate to the Germans. (Repeat)


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

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Anne and Laura Brand, Bobby Watson, The White Heather Dancers
The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Jimmy Shand and his Band
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conducted by Iain Sutherland


Singer/Presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Anne Brand
Singer: Laura Brand
Dancer/Dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Singers conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Musicians: A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Dennis McConnell
Orchestra conducted by: Iain Sutherland
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Mogul: Borrowed Time

by John Elliot.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Ray Barrett as Thornton, Ronald Hines as Prentice, Philip Latham as Izard
Guest star, Douglas Wilmer
with Philippa Gail

A beautiful girl and a heart attack combine to make Brian Stead want to retire. But attacks from within Mogul rouse his fighting instincts, and complicate his decision.


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: John Frankau
Martin Lister: Douglas Wilmer
Computer operator: Richard Coe
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Jane Webb: Philippa Gail
Mrs. Taylor: Marjorie Wilde
Derek Prentice: Ronald Hines
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Pipeline Manager: John Nicholas
Company Doctor: Arthur Hewlett
Managing Director: Arthur Pentelow
Barman: Tan Anderson
Peter Thornton: Ray Barrett
Company Director: Michael Gover

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
Bringing you Action - News - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Prersenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Assistant Editor: Alan Hart
Assistant Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

including a report on the Labour Party Conference.

: Are You Ready for the Music?

A play by Clive Exton.
[Starring] Ian Hendry as Richard, Ann Lynn as Serena, Tony Steedman as Henry, John Carlin as Simon


Writer: Clive Exton
Music: Norman Percival
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Alan Cooke
Richard: Ian Hendry
Serena: Ann Lynn
Henry: Tony Steedman
Simon: John Carlin
David: Frederick Danner
April: Geraldine Moffatt
Anne: Julie Allan
Director: Anthony Roye
Actress: Marigold Sharman
Doctor: Douglas Ditta
[Actor]: Richard Cuthbert
[Actor]: Forbes Douglas
[Actor]: Kenneth Poitevin

: Labour Party Conference

Ian Trethowan, Robin Day with Kenneth Harris present a special report on the third 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

: The New Testament Gospels: 4: What does it all add up to?

Four Lectures from Cambridge.
Canon G.W.H. Lampe, Ely Professor of Divinity, Cambridge lecturing in Stuart House, Cambridge.
By permission of the University of Cambridge Board of Extra-Mural Studies
(First shown on BBC-2)
Viewers' questions to the lecturers will be answered in 'The New Testament Discussed' on Friday at 11.0 p.m.
This series of lectures is available as a booklet, price 4s. 6d. plus 9d. postage. It may be obtained by sending a crossed postal order to [address removed] or by ordering through booksellers.


Lecturer: Canon G.W.H. Lampe
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: News Extra

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