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: Engineering Science: 6: Expansion and Temperature

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Mathematics in Action: Programme 7: Samples and the Normal Distribution

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


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Producer: Edward Goldwyn

: Primary School Mathematics: Mirror Image

H has two, U has one, B has one but HUB has none at all. A mirror solves the problem!
Presented by Jim Boucher.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Jim Boucher
Director: Peter Weiss
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 (ii)

Julian Smith, with girls and boys from Hollyfield School, Surbiton, shows ways of treating folk songs with voices and simple instruments. Ronald Roberts shows how some of these instruments can be made.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.0 a.m.


Presenter: Julian Smith
Presenter: Ronald Roberts
Producer: John Hosier

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 2: Art for the Dead

Written and narrated by Dr. John Broadbent.
The pyramids, the sphinx, gigantic statues of Pharaohs: these are the images immediately evoked when we think of Egyptian art. But it is probably the smaller works which have survived in the tombs which appeal to us more today.
BBC film for Schools
(Previously shown in November 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

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a date-box boat.
You need a date-box, modelling clay, thin sticks, paper, and glue.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Going to Work: Women's Royal Air Force

Introduced by Peter West.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Gordon Croton

: Signpost: The Story of a Police Horse

For Schools
(Previously shown in May 1961)
Repeated on Thursday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 14.50)


Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Middle School Mathematics: 7: Moving About

All changes of position can be described as a Translation, Rotation, Reflection, or Glide.
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: Work

A sociology series.
This programme looks at various kinds of industrial training schemes.
BBC film
(Repeated on Tuesday and Thursday at 10.23 a.m., Wednesday at 2.30 p.m.)
(to 15.40)


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

: How and Why?: Do and Understand

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

The programme shows a way in which pupil-activity can be encouraged in electro-magnetism.
Presented by John Osborne with Michael Smith
(Previously shown in December 1964)
(to 16.45)


Presenter: W. Ritchie
Presenter: John Osborne
Presenter: Michael Smith
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


Musicians: The Spinners
Presenter: Stan Hugill
Choreography: Douglas Squires
The Dancers: Lindsay Dolan
The Dancers: Jerry Manley
The Dancers: Roy Allan
Musical Director: Harry Hayward
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The Magic Roundabout: 13: The Children go to the Theatre

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 Chris McClure, Peter London, The Three Bells, The Senate with Sol Byron,
The Stramashers, The Lindella Movers.
Guests, Ray Coussins, The Poor Souls


Singer/Presenter: Chris McClure
Pianist/Singer: Peter London
Musicians: The Three Bells
Musicians: The Senate with Sol Byron
Dancers: The Stramashers
Dancers: The Lindella Movers
Singer: Ray Coussins
Musicians: The Poor Souls
Dance Director: Bruce McClure
Producer: David Bell

: United!: The Cut

by Brian Hayles.

Daphne tries her hand at a job, and Silby's feelings towards Danny are brought out into the open.
From the Midlands
(Graham Dalley is appearing at the Barn Restaurant, Hockley Heath, Birmingham)


Series creator: Brian Hayles
Script: David Ellis
Technical adviser: Jimmy Hill
Associate producer: Anthony Cornish
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Davies
Gerry Barford: David Lodge
Jack Birkett: Bryan Marshall
Mary Barford: Ursula O'Leary
Brenda South: Armine Sandford
Dan Davis: Arthur Pentelow
Chas Coggan: Jack Haig
Curly Parker: Ben Howard
Dave Rockway: Christopher Coll
Ted Dawson: Robin Wentworth
Jean Jones: Mitzi Rogers
Clara Dawson: Joyce Latham
Kenny Craig: Stephen Yardley
Horace Martin: Harold Goodwin
Philip Anderton: Andrew Crawford
Sally Barford: Catherine Crutchley
Musicians: The Graham Dalley Trio

: Steptoe and Son: My Old Man's a Tory

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: My Old Man's a Tory
featuring Dudley Foster, Damaris Hayman, Howard Douglas, Evelyn Lund, Peter Thompson


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
Mr. Stonelake: Dudley Foster
Karen Frobisher: Damaris Hayman
Arthur Biggs: Howard Douglas
Miss Bromley: Evelyn Lund
Party Member: 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 Philpot.


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

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Debt

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

Perry Mason defends a young policeman who is accused of murder.


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
Danny Talbert: Robert Quarry
Carl Talbert: Chris Robinson
Louis Parker: Joe de Santis
Steve Radom: Gregory Morton
Charles Judd: Max Showalter
Kitty Delaney: Joan Huntington

: Come Dancing: Wales v. The North of England

Come Dancing at Television's popular dancing spectacular.
Organised by Mecca Dancing
featuring Wales v. The North of England
Music: Ken Mackintosh in Cardiff, Graham Warner in Bradford
Chairman, Peter West


Music (Cardiff): Ken Mackintosh
Music (Bradford): Graham Warner
Compere: Alun Williams
Compere: Frank Bough
Chairman: Peter West
Arranger: Eric Morley
Director: Selwyn Roderick
Director: Ray Lakeland
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: The Body's Defences: Inflammation

A course in human biology.

Professor A.A. Miles, F.R.S., The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London
(First shown on Sunday)


Presenter: Professor A.A. Miles

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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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