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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in October 1964
Repeated on Wednesday and Friday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 6: Normal Distribution

Presented by Stewart Gartside.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 12 noon
(to 9.58)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Director: Norman Fenton
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Primary School Mathematics: Solid Shapes

From a flat piece of cardboard to a four-faced solid-how is it done?
Presented by Jim Boucher.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Jim Boucher
Producer: David Roseveare

: Middle School Physics: Optics: Telescopes

What are their optical requirements and why are they often so large?
Presented by A. W. Trotter.
For Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 4.15 p.m. and Wednesday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 10.43)


Presenter: A. W. Trotter
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: John Cain

: Youth Makes Music: Songs and Settings (i)

Julian Smith, with a group of girls and boys from Hollyfield School, Surbiton, shows ways of treating folk songs with voices and simple instruments.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.0 a.m.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Julian Smith
Producer: John Hosier

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 1: In the Museum

Written and narrated by Dr.John Broadbent.
Primitive art often has a direct appeal to us but its function is magical and mysterious. The first film of this series is on the art of the past. It looks at a number of objects from contemporary primitive societies and also at prehistoric cave paintings and seeks to unravel their meaning for the people who made them.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in October 1963
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Writer/narrator: Dr.John Broadbent
Producer: Michael Gill

: 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: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make finger dolls.
You need a handkerchief and, if you want, four thimbles.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Going to Work: Food Processing

Introduced by Peter West.
Much of the food we eat is processed before it reaches the shops. We meet some boys and girls who have just begun work in a food factory.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Signpost: The Story of the Bath: 3: You and Your Bath

How is soap made? What is its action in water? What happens when we wash our skin? This programme sets out to find the answers.
Introduced by Michael Smee.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 14.50)


Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Middle School Mathematics: All Change

What is the difference between a bridge and its reflection in the water? What stays the same?
Presented by Ian Harris.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 15.15)


Presenter: Ian Harris
Producer: Peter Weiss

: Living in the Present: Education

A sociology series.

A portrait of two kinds of education-a technical college, Barnet College in North London, and a public school, Tonbridge School in Kent.
BBC film
Previously shown in October 1964
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.23 a.m., Wednesday at 2.30 p.m., and Thursday at 10.23 a.m.

(to 15.40)


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

: How and Why?: Invisible Waves

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

Sound, light, and the other waves of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen. How can we show they are waves?
Previously shown in December 1964
(to 16.45)


Presenter: W. Ritchie
Presented by: M. Smith
Director: John Field
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.
including: Anna-Lou and Maria
From the North


Band: The Spinners
Presenter: Bosun Stan Hugill
Magicians: Anna-Lou and Maria
Musical Director: Harry Hayward
Director: Kenneth Wrench
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Magic Roundabout: 9: Mr. Rusty's Barrel Organ Breaks Down

Written and told by Eric Thompson.
A film series from France.


Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Stramash!

The Big Noise from Glasgow.
Starring The Senate with Sol Byron, Chris McClure, Peter London, The Three Bells,
The Stramashers and the Lindella Movers.
Guests, The New Faces, Elkie Brooks


House band: The Senate with Sol Byron
Singer/Presenter: Chris McClure
Pianist/Singer: Peter London
Group: The Three Bells
Dancers: The Stramashers
Dancers: The Lindella Movers
Band: The New Faces
Singer: Elkie Brooks
Dance Director: Bruce McClure
Producer: David Bell

: United!: In a Good Cause

by Brian Hayles.

Beryl Davis has made wedding plans, and Kevin decides to take a hand in his sister's affairs.
From the Midlands


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: Max Marquis
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Associate producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Bill Sellars
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Kevin Barford: Peter Craze
Jimmy Stokes: George Layton
Danny South: Mark Kingston
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Daphne Dawson: Topsy Jane
Betty Birkett: Linda Polan
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Ruth Anderton: Jan Bashford
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Beryl Davis: Josie Kidd

: Steptoe and Son: A Box in Town

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: A Box in Town
featuring Yootha Joyce, Marjorie Rhodes, Freda Bamford, Annie Leake, Hilda Barry
See page 23


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental Music: Ken Jones
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Avis: Yootha Joyce
Beryl: Marjorie Rhodes
Albert's Date: Freda Bamford
Landlady: Annie Leake
Albert's Date: Hilda Barry

: 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 Murderous Mermaid

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

A pretty young girl who risks her life in a daring publicity stunt is dangerously out of her depth in the cruel and calculating intrigue which surrounds the event.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lieutenant Anderson: Wesley Lau
Reggie Lansfield: Jean Hale
Victoria Dawn: Patrice Wymore
Ben Lucas: Richard Erdman
Charles Shaw: Bill Williams
Doug Hamilton: Jess Barker
Dr. George Devlin: Lee Bergere
Lillian Keely: Nan Leslie

: The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe

featuring The Susu Dancers, The Fula Acrobatic Dancers, Musa Conteh, Musa Kenema, Marmade Mara, La Lari Musdava.
Programme introduced by their producer, John Akar.
See page 25


Dancers: The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe
Dancers: The Susu Dancers
Dancers: The Fula Acrobatic Dancers
Presenter/producer: John Akar
Director: Buddy Bregman

: 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
This week's trio: The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod, M.P., Karl Meyer, Steven Watson
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
Guest: The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod
Guest: Karl Meyer
Guest: Steven Watson
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Science of Man: Food, Fat, and Energy: Water Balance

Professor H. E. de Wardener, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School
First shown on Sunday


Presenter: Professor H. E. de Wardener

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