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: Engineering Science: 3: Force, Mass, and Acceleration

Presented by Gordon Severn.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown in October 1964
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 4: Hypothesis Testing

Presented by Stewart Gartside.
For Schools
(to 9.58)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Primary School Mathematics: How Much Space?

What does a builders' merchant really mean by 'a yard of sand'?
Presented by Jim Boucher.
For Schools
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Jim Boucher
Producer: David Roseveare

: Middle School Physics: Waves: 2: Sound Waves

How do we know sound is propagated as a wave, and what kind of wave is it?
Presented by David Chaundy.
For Schools
(to 10.43)


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

: The Guitar

With several types of guitar and a lute, Charles Gregory tells something of the story of this family of instruments.
For Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Charles Gregory
Producer: John Hosier

: For Sixth Forms: Remaking Africa: 4: Rulers and Ruled

As tribal traditions have given way to political relationships, the gulf has often widened between Governments and their peoples. How do they regard each other?
Introduced by Keith Kyle.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Keith Kyle
Producer: John Miller

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper lantern.
You need coloured wallpaper, glue, pencil, scissors, and a ruler
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Going to Work: Building

Introduced by Peter West.
Throughout the country building workers are having to learn new skills. To see why, a visit is made to a site where blocks of flats are being built from pre-cast concrete units.
BBC film for Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Signpost: The story of the Bath: 1: The History of the Bath

Who invented the first bath? How did bathing begin? This programme tells of the times when taking a bath was a very different matter from taking one today.
Introduced by Michael Smee.
For Schools
(to 14.50)


Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Middle School Mathematics: 4: Pattern and Growth

This programme illustrates an unusual mathematical sequence of numbers called the Fibonacci series.
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
For Schools
Previously shown in October 1964
(to 15.15)


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

: Living in the Present: Friends

This programme considers friendships among young people, from casual group relationships to the deeper ties of engagement.
BBC Educational film
(to 15.40)


Commentator: Sallyann Blair
Commentator: Patrick McGeeney
Producer: Alan Hancock
Producer: Rodney Bennett

: How and Why?: Demonstrations on Energy

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

Using the unifying concept of energy this programme shows ways in which teacher-demonstrations can be used creatively.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown in November 1964
(to 16.45)


Presenter: W. Ritchie
Presented by: W. Llowarch
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: John Cain

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


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

: Dance and Skylark

featuring The Spinners
with Bosun Stan Hugill who welcomes friends and visitors aboard his old Sailing Barque.
From the North


Band: The Spinners
Presenter: Bosun Stan Hugill
Choreography: Douglas Squires
The Dancers: Ray Allan
The Dancers: Lyndsey Dolan
The Dancers: Jerry Manley
Musical director: Harry Hayward
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: 14: Savage Surprise

A second chance to see the film series about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

Tintin and his party are miraculously saved, only to face a further hazard.

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Stramash!

The Big Noise from Glasgow.
Starring Peter London, Chris McClure, The Three Bells, The Senate with Sol Byron, The Stramashers and the Lindella Movers
Guests, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Islanders, Jan Panter


Pianist/singer: Peter London
Presenter: Chris McClure
Group: The Three Bells
House band: The Senate with Sol Byron
Dancers: The Stramashers
Dancers: The Lindella Movers
Singer: Jimmy Witherspoon
Band: The Islanders
Singer: Jan Panter
Dance director: Bruce McClure
Producer: David Bell

: United!: Gone to the Dogs

by Brian Hayles.
From the Midlands


Writer: Brian Hayles
Special facilities: Stoke City Football Club
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Designer: Neil Parkinson
Associate Producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Davies
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Frank Silby: Arnold Peters
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Oeirdre: Beverley Jones
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Ernest Broome: John Bott
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Mrs. Broome: Penelope Shaw
Billy Broome: Dick Haydon

: Steptoe and Son: Crossed Swords

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: Crossed Swords
featuring Derek Nimmo, Basil Dignam, Mark Singleton, Ralph Nossek, Tim Buckland, William Raynor, Frank Littlewood, Philip Howard, Peter Thompson


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ken Jones
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Antique Shop Proprietor: Derek Nimmo
[Actor]: Basil Dignam
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Ralph Nossek
[Actor]: Tim Buckland
[Actor]: William Raynor
[Actor]: Frank Littlewood
[Actor]: Philip Howard
[Actor]: Peter Thompson

: Panorama

Every Monday Panorama examines the people, places, and problems that matter most to Britain and the world.
Richard Dimbleby introduces reports by Michael Charlton, Robin Day, John Morgan, James Mossman, Leonard Parkin, Trevor Philpott.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Editor: Jeremy Isaacs

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Wrongful Writ

A new series of films starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A seemingly innocent cargo on an old tramp steamer bound for the Far East provides Perry Mason with an unusual case.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Ward Toyama: James Shigeta
Harry Grant: Philip Abbott
Captain Varnum: Peter Whitney
Frank Jones: Douglas Henderson
Albert King: Henry Beckman
Smitty: Bobby Troup
Ester Norden: Katherine Squire

: Come Dancing: Home Counties North v. The South of England

Come Dancing at Television's popular dancing spectacular.
Organised by Mecca Dancing
featuring Home Counties North v. The South of England
Music: Tony Evans in London, Jack Hawkins in Portsmouth
Chairman, Peter West


Music (London): Tony Evans
Music (Portsmouth): Jack Hawkins
Compere: Don Moss
Compere: Jimmy Henney
Chairman: Peter West
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Brian Johnson
Director: John Dobson
Series producer: Philip Lewis

: 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

: The Science of Man: Food, Fat, and Energy: Sugar in the Blood

A course in human biology.
Professor W. J. H. Butterfield, Guy's Hospital Medical School
First shown on Sunday


Presenter: Professor W. J. H. Butterfield

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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