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: For Schools and Colleges

9.10 Engineering Science: 8: Specific Heat and Latent Heat
(Previously shown on Monday and Wednesday)

9.38 Middle School Mathematics: 9: Size and Shape
Introduced by Ian Harris.
(Previously shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Youth Makes Music: A Guide to the Brass Band
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Previously shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 Exploring Your World: 9: Man becomes Airborne
(Previously shown on Tuesday)


Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Ian Harris
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): Peter Weiss

: 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: The Woodentops

For the very young
BBC film
(to 13.45)

: Lawn Tennis: The King's Cup Competition

The second day of the final round of H.M. Gustav V of Sweden Cup, direct from the covered courts of the Palace Hotel, Torquay.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Valerie Walsh, Jillian Comber
Guests, The Fortunes
and 'Jig Jak'

(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotel, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Singer: Valerie Walsh
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Fortunes
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Junior Points of View

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


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: 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

: Hollywood and the Stars: What a Way to Go

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.

The behind-the-scenes problems of producing a big budget and unusual extravaganza which stars Bob Cummings, Dick Van Dyke, Gene Kelly, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum and Paul Newman.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: Points of View

A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.

: The Newcomers


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: Anthony Coburn
Story by: Nicholas Palmer
Script: Neil Shand
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Huntley: Tony Steedman
Connaught: Jack Stewart
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Maria Cooper: Judy Geeson
Clive Hughes: Michael Elwyn
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Jenny Dukes: Pinkie Johnstone
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards

: Here's Harry: The Defendant

Written by Ronnie Taylor.
Starring Harry Worth
Featuring Deryck Guyler, Priscilla Morgan, Peter Elliott and Ruth Kettlewell


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: John Street
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Priscilla Morgan
[Actor]: Peter Elliott

: The Mask of Janus: The Cold Equation

by Tony Williamson.
[Starring] Peter Dyneley, Dinsdale Landen
Guest stars, Kevin Brennan, Jerry Desmonde

Is a dangerous game the only game worth playing?


Writer: Tony Williamson
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Philip Dudley
Tchernik: Reg Lye
Richard Cadell: Dinsdale Landen
Commander Charles Hastings: Peter Dyneley
Tina Verrill: Marian Diamond
Andrew Parsons: Derek Benfield
Edward Martin: John Dawson
Phed Kosniacos: Kevin Brennan
Maria Galberti: Dallia Penn
Luigi Feron: John McCarthy
Dr. Robert Stacey: Jerry Desmonde
Driver: Michael Sheard
Factory Manager: Graham Rigby

: The News

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: One Hundred Terrible Hours

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

A stay-awake marathon of One Hundred Terrible Hours ...is a thankless-and sleepless-task!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Richie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Great Characters in Opera

Tito Gobbi introduces Great Characters in Opera
The first of seven monthly programmes in which the great Italian baritone interprets some of his most famous operatic roles.
Tonight: Scarpia from Puccini's Tosca
Guest artist, Marie Collier
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Edward Downes
Chorus Master, Bowles Bevan
(Marie Collier appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
(December 17: Falstaff)


Presenter/Baritone: Tito Gobbi
Soprano: Marie Collier
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Raymond Cohen
Orchestra conducted by: Edward Downes
Chorus Master: Bowles Bevan
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy
Scarpia: Tito Gobbi

: 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

: Gardening Club

A film survey of the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Surrey.
Sequences include:
Students at work - vegetable and fruit model plots-trials of dahlias, day lilies, heathers, chrysanthemums - propagating department - Alpine houses - The great Wisley Rock Garden.
Commentary by Percy Thrower and Frank Knight, Director, Wisley Gardens.
From the Midlands


Narrator: Percy Thrower
Narrator: Frank Knight
Film Editor: Norman Burgess
Producer: Paul Morby

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