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: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

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

: Middle School Mathematics: 2: Two-State Systems

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.58)

: Youth Makes Music

An introduction to next week's concert.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.20)

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems
For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Exploring Your World: 2: Stop and Go

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: 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 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

: Merry-Go-Round: Wool for Holroyds: 2: Trouble over Machines

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 14.25)

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Valerie Walsh, Jillian Comber, Frankie Holmes
Guest, Manfred Mann
and 'Jig Jak'
Leslie Crowther is in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Valerie Walsh
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Comedian: Frankie Holmes
Musicians: Manfred Mann
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Ken Jones
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

with Muriel Young
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Muriel Young

: 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

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England.
Conditions in the garden at the end of a very wet summer
Percy Thrower with Ken Burras, Curator, Oxford Botanic Garden.
Tree foliage for autumn colour; shrub growth; hardy plants in the flower borders; the lawn and the soil; and some interesting pot-plant specimens in the Oxford botanic collection suggested for general greenhouse cultivation.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ken Burras
Producer: Paul Morby

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 20: Triumph in France

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

July 1944 sees the start of the V1 flying-bomb raids and the consequent suspense and strain on an already tired civilian population-but morale is still high. In France the Americans thrust towards Cherbourg, and Operation Anvil - the landing at San Tropez on the Mediterranean - is successfully carried out. The abortive attempt to kill Hitler, made by a group of German generals, meets with savage vengeance. General Bradley's break through in Normandy enables Allied troops to race for Paris: and. with the help of the French Underground, the German commanders are forced to surrender. On August 25 Paris is liberated. (Repeat)


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

: 199 Park Lane

Claire faces up to reality... the penthouse becomes a battlefield.


Story Editor: Gerald Davis
Produced and directed by: Morris Barry
Det.-Inspector Osgood: Harvey Ashby
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Prescott: Frederick Piper
Paul Sabin: William Dexter
Rachel Stein: Zeynep Tarimer
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Claire: Caroline Hunt
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Vargas: Stephen Hubay
Mrs. Mcleod: Julie Wallace
Garside: Bruno Barnabe
Jimmy: Brian Peck
Andrew Finch: Nigel Lambert

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Belle

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Barbara Lott


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Rosemary Hill
Script: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: William Slater
Belle McAllister: Honora Burke
Ludo McAllister: John Barrard
Margaret Wilson: Sheila Conner
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs. Blaikie: Vi Delma
Mr. Wilson: John Graham
Mrs. Wilson: Joan Ogden
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs. Yeldham: Barbara Lott
Roddy: Derek Keith
Maisie: Sarah Milton
Sgt. Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Sister: Delia Paton
Mr. Yeldham: P.G. Stephens
Nellie: Norah Nimmo
Aggie Foster: Anna Welsh
Neighbour: Ruby Buchanan
Shop assistant: Christopher Page

: Travellers' Tales: Treasure Galore

Told by Lord Kilbracken.
Following the pirate trail of the infamous Henry Morgan from the Caribbean to the Florida coast, Lord Kilbracken finds Spanish gold by the ton, glittering heaps of silver pieces of eight - the greatest known treasure hoard in the world.


Narrator/Filmed by: Lord Kilbracken
Filmed by: Monica Magrane
Filmed by (in Florida): Colin Leighton
Presented and series edited by: Harry Hastings

: The News

including a report on the Labour Party Conference.

: Hey Presto

The International Brotherhood of Magicians present some of the outstanding magical performers of the world.
U.S.A. - Walter Rollins
Switzerland - Les Andreals
Holland - Al Preston and Valerie; Cornel and Monique
Germany - Ritani
United Kingdom - Sandy Powell, Jeffery Atkins
Introduced by Billy McComb.
Musical accompaniment by The Jimmy Leach Trio


Magician (U.S.A.): Walter Rollins
Magicians (Switzerland): Les Andreals
Magicians (Holland): Al Preston and Valerie
Magicians (Holland): Cornel and Monique
Magician (Germany): Ritani
Comedy magician (Great Britain): Sandy Powell
Illusionist (Great Britain): Jeffery Atkins
Presenter: Billy McComb
Musicians: The Jimmy Leach Trio
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
With Annie Ross, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Michael Baldwin, Henry Reed.
(Spike Milligan is appearing in "Son of Oblomov" at the Comedy Theatre, London)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Annie Ross
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Michael Baldwin
Poet: Henry Reed
Producer: John Furness

: The New Testament Gospels Discussed

Viewers' questions on the lecture series which ended on Wednesday put by Michael Barratt to the four lecturers: Professor C. F. Evans, Professor D. E. Nineham, Professor C. F. D. Moule, Professor G. W. H. Lampe.


Chairman: Michael Barratt
Panellist: Professor C. F. Evans
Panellist: Professor D. E. Nineham
Panellist: Professor C. F. D. Moule
Panellist: Professor G. W. H. Lampe
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: News Extra

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