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: Exploring Your World: 3: Machines Help

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


Presenter: Harry Armstrong
Producer: Bill Scott
Series edited by: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Discovering Science: How Air Pressure Changes

Today Gerd Sommerhoff goes up the BBC television mast at Crystal Palace to discover how air pressure changes with height and, helped by the Weather Man, he shows how the weather is influenced by differences in air pressure.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 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: The Family

BBC Educational film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.43)

: Going to Work: Nursery Nursing

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

: Science and Society: The Mind of the Scientist: 3: Herschel - The Depths of Space and Time

An imaginary conversation between Dr. Michael Hoskin, Cambridge University and William Herschel played by Robert Harris.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 noon
(to 11.55)


Interviewer/Script: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Producer: John Cain
William Herschel: Robert Harris

: 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 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 13.45)


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

: Volpone: Part 3

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
Magistrate: Peter Collingwood
Magistrate: Will Leighton
Magistrate: Eddie Mallin
Magistrate: Charles Lewsen
Clerk: Ian Taylor

: Middle School Physics: Waves: 2: Sound 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 Spa Ballroom, Scarborough.
With Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artist, Billy Dainty


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Hostess/Singer: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Designer: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: 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 11: Duel in the Deep

Tintin fights for his life and Captain Haddock also finds himself in danger.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
And The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 21: The Beginning of the End

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

Late summer, 1944. After seven weeks of unbroken military success hopes run high that the Nazi world will collapse. But Eisenhower's thrusts towards Antwerp and Verdun meet with increasing German resistance: and, of 10,000 paratroops dropped at Arnhem to seize and consolidate a bridgehead over the Rhine, only 2,400 survive after holding out for eight days against fierce German attacks, while a desperate and unsuccessful attempt is made to relieve them. At the Dumbarton Oaks conference a new world organisation is born-'The United Nations'; and after travelling to Moscow to see Stalin, Churchill visits France where he joins the Americans in celebrating Thanksgiving Day. (Repeat)


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

: Points of View

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

: The Newcomers

Devised and written by Colin Morris.
A story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.

The Newcomers: A twice-weekly serial about Londoners moving with their factory to the country.
Ellis Cooper, shop superintendent of a firm making components for computers, tells his wife Vivienne that his factory is moving to a sleepy country town in East Anglia and he has been offered promotion to works manager. Vivienne, city born and bred, a modern woman, marriage counsellor, content with her home and social circle, quails; her elder son, Philip, faced with changing sixth forms, hates the prospect; Maria, aged sixteen, keen on riding, romantic about the country, sides with her father; Lance, thirteen, the problem of the family, a cinema fan frequently asked to remove himself from the auditorium, imagines himself roaming the woods shooting game.
Angleton - don't look for it on the map, but it exists - has been invaded many times since the Romans. Half the younger generation have left town by the time they are twenty-one; a penny on the rates fails to raise a hundred pounds; unemployment is above the national average. The council, realising their town would die in a few years, have invited new blood.
They know rich agricultural land will vanish for ever under bricks and mortar, and the days when everyone knew everyone in the High Street will end. There will be strangers, used to buses every five minutes, expressing eloquent dissatisfaction with the lack of amenities.
For the 'strangers' on new housing estates there is loneliness, fear, and boredom. There are also new boy friends, new girl friends, new babies, feuds with farmers, brittle industrial relations, and civic intrigue - copious material for the twice-weekly serial.
(Colin Morris)


Writer/Devised by: Colin Morris
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Hazel: Mary Harrison
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Workman: Frank Seton
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Mr. James: Peter Hughes
Nurse: Jacqueline Blackmore
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Gwen: Janine Hill
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Mrs. Jenkins: Ann Penfold
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Mrs. James: Vickie Climas
Mayor: Alan Lawrance
Town Clerk: Frederick Peisley
Education Officer: Langton Jones

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: Sykes and a Mountain

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Anthony Sharp, Arthur White, John Bailey, James Bulloch, Ian Gray, David J. Grahame, Robert Bowman, Alfred Hallett, Michael Rippon, Jeffrey Taylor


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Director: William Stewart
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Arthur White
[Actor]: John Bailey
[Actor]: James Bulloch
[Actor]: Ian Gray
[Actor]: David J. Grahame
[Actor]: Robert Bowman
[Actor]: Alfred Hallett
[Actor]: Michael Rippon
[Actor]: Jeffrey Taylor

: Z Cars: With a Pin

by Elwyn Jones.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Newtown is off to the races - with hopes, with certainties, and some with a job to do.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: James Weatherup
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: The News

: Horse of the Year Show

Daily Express National Foxhunter Championship - Final Round
Philips Electrical Championship
An international competition open only to finalists in two previous competitions -
the Overture Stakes or the Beaufort Stakes.
Direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
Introduced by Frank Bough.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Frank Bough
Television Presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television Presentation: David Kennard

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Presenter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Bonjour Francoise: 1: Comme Ca, C'est Tres Bien

A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday

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