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: Exploring Your World: 7: Safe to Sail

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


Presenter: Harry Armstrong
Producer: Eurfron Gwynne Jones

: Discovering Science: Radiation

The sun radiates heat across 93 million miles of space to warm the earth. Today Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of the behaviour of these heat rays.
For Schools
Previously shown in November 1964
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Living in the Present: Work

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.43)

: Going to Work: Women's Royal Air Force

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

: Science and Society: The Methods of Science: 2: Testing Ideas

How the chemist deciphers molecular structures. A look at one aspect of scientific research.
Presented by Dr. David Gall.
with Dr. A. W. Phillips.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 noon
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. David Gall
Guest: Dr. A. W. Phillips
Producer: Michael Totton

: 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

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.

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

: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: Part 2

by John Arden.
Adapted and produced by Michael Simpson.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Author: John Arden
Adapter/producer: Michael Simpson
Bargee: John Cater
Private Sparky: Eric Thompson
Serjeant Musgrave: Andrew Keir
Private Attercliffe: Denis Carey
Pugnacious Collier: Martin Matthews
Annie: Rosemary Leach
Private Hurst: Derek Newark
Mrs. Hitchcock: Jessie Evans
Constable: James Mellor
Slow Collier: Ray Mort
Walsh: George Selway

: Middle School Physics: Optics: Telescopes

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 16.35)

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 5

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

In the intervals of building a shelter and making furniture, Robinson recalls how he was assumed to be dead by his friends and was sold into slavery.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Magic Roundabout: 14: Mr. Rusty's Kitchen

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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 26: Goodbye Mr. Churchill

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

Spring, 1945. The lights are on again in London, but Japan is still unconquered and the political situation at home is unclear. Churchill, secure in the belief that he has the backing of the people, tenders his resignation to the King, and a General Election is declared. Following a gruelling election campaign, Churchill goes to Berlin after a brief sketching holiday in France. He meets President Truman for the first time; and during talks with him and Stalin, news is brought of the dropping of the first atomic bomb-the bomb that ends the war in the Far East. Churchill returns to England to find he has been overwhelmingly defeated at the polls - rejected by the people whom he had led to victory. (Repeat)


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

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: The Newcomers

A story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: Anthony Coburn
Story: Nicholas Palmer
Script: John Pennington
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Clive Hughes: Michael Elwyn
Peter: Colin Bell
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Caroline: Jane Bolton
Jane Langley: Sandra Payne
Gerry: Colin Wilcox
Chris: David Valla
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Trowbridge: Bert Palmer
Cornwallis: Philip Ray
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Connolly: Patrick Connor
Radio announcer: Peter Hawkins

: Sykes and a Uniform

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with John Junkin, Sydney Bromley, Roger Avon, Bill Treacher, Robert Raglan, Joe Gibbons, Barney Gilbreath, Stuart Saunders, Howard Douglas, Pat Coombs, Ann Lancaster


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Alan Hunter-Craig
Director: William Stewart
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Robert Raglan
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Barney Gilbreath
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster

: Z Cars: Routine Enquiries

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

Is a man lying? Det. Con. Lynch has to decide and act accordingly.


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Leonard Lewis
Det. Con. Lynch: James Ellis

: The News

: Main Feature: Johnny O'Clock

Main Feature tonight is Johnny O'Clock
Starring Dick Powell, Lee J. Cobb, Evelyn Keyes


Original screenplay and direction by: Robert Rossen
Producer: Edward D. Nealis
Johnny O'Clock: Dick Powell
Inspector Koch: Lee J. Cobb
Nancy: Evelyn Keyes
Guido Marchettis: S. Thomas Gomez
Mrs. Marchettis: Ellen Drew
Harrie Hobson: Nina Foce
Charlie: John Kellogg
Blaydon: Jim Bannon
Marchettis' Gunman: Jeff Chandler

: 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, 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: 6: Vous Partez Ce Soir

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

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