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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Exploring Your World: 20: Controlling Sound
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Usually shown on Friday at 11.35)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.0 Discovering Science: What is Water?
Introduced by Gerd Sommerhoff.
(Previously shown in 1965)
(Repeated on Wednesday)

10.23-10.43 Living in the Present
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.5 Going to Work
(Previously shown on Monday)

11.30-11.55 Science and Society: Four Viewpoints
Today four people, from scientific research, education, politics, and journalism, discuss the problem of responsibility for science.
(Repeated on Wednesday)


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Bill Scott
Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Producer (Science and Society): Michael Totton

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

2.5 History 1918-1965: 10: Uniting the Nations
The failure of the League of Nations, and the development of the U.N. as a means of uniting the nations.
Introduced by Erskine Childers.
(Repeated on Wednesday)

2.30-2.50 Merry-Go-Round
The Life of the Dragonfly
Written and introduced by Dr. John Carthy.
The Housework that Did Itself
An animated puppet film by Bura and Hardwick.
Introduced by Delia Su.
Written and produced by Barbara Parker.
(Usually shown on Friday at 2.5)
(Repeated on Thursday)


Presenter (History 1918-1965): Erskine Childers
Producer (History 1918-1965): John Radcliffe
Writer/presenter (Merry-Go-Round: The Life of the Dragonfly): Dr. John Carthy
Animation (Merry-Go-Round: The Housework that Did Itself): Bura and Hardwick
Storyteller (Merry-Go-Round: The Housework that Did Itself): Gary Watson
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round: The Housework that Did Itself): Delia Su
Writer/producer (Merry-Go-Round): Barbara Parker

: Jackanory: The Happy Lion Roars

with Bridget Searle
Today: The Happy Lion Roars
by Louise Fatio.
with pictures by Roger Duvoisin.


Storyteller: Bridget Searle
Author: Louise Fatio
Pictures: Roger Duvoisin
Music: Michael Jessett

: Hiram Holliday: Shipwrecked Ancestor

A comedy film series.

Hiram clashes with a ruthless sheik over a priceless black box. (Repeat)

: Tom Tom

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


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Black Island: Part 2

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin is framed by a mysterious stranger. (Repeat)

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Catch Me a Colobus: Part 6: Travelling Beef

A new film series about an animal-collecting expedition in Sierra Leone with Gerald Durrell.

Now that the collection is complete, Gerald Durrell and his assistant John Hartley face - the most worrying task of the trip - the safe transport of the animals by land, sea, and air to their new home in Jersey.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Assistant: John Hartley
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Newcomers

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


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John O'Toole
Script: C. E. Webber
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Piers Haggard
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Sue: Gillian Royale
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Freddie Ambergate: Bruce Beeby
Mrs. Crane: Joyce Grant
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Cornwallis: Philip Ray
Teff Langley: Michael Collins
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Ted Rumble: Anthony Wager
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Trowbridge: Bert Palmer
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Sir Percy Eden: Lockwood West
Joe: Denis Cowles

: Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd stars in a new series of unlikely situations
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
and featuring this week Hugh Paddick
[with] Sheila Steafel, Arthur Milliard, Dennis Ramsden, Michael Robbins, Ian Trigger, Joan Ingram, Peter Diamond, Tim Buckland

(Dennis Ramsden is appearing in "Chase me Comrade" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Produced and directed by: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Sheila Steafel
[Actor]: Arthur Milliard
[Actor]: Dennis Ramsden
[Actor]: Michael Robbins
[Actor]: Ian Trigger
[Actress]: Joan Ingram
[Actor]: Peter Diamond
[Actor]: Tim Buckland

: We Were Strangers: Part 1

Tonight's film stars John Garfield, Jennifer Jones, Gilbert Roland and Pedro Armendariz.
Screenplay by Peter Viertel and John Huston, from an episode in the novel Rough Sketch by Robert Sylvester.


Director/screenplay: John Huston
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Screenplay: Peter Viertel
Author (Rough Sketch): Robert Sylvester
Tony Fenner: John Garfield
China Valdes: Jennifer Jones
Guillermo: Gilbert Roland
Armando Ariete: Pedro Armendariz
Miguel: Wally Cassell
Ramon: David Bond
Toto: Jose Perez
The Chief: Ramon Novarro

: The News

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-2

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
Tonight's programme includes:

Football: Chelsea v. T.S.V. Munich
Highlights of the second leg of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup quarter-final tie, played tonight at Stamford Bridge.

Boxing: The World Heavyweight Championship
Harry Carpenter reports on the fight between Cassius Clay and George Chuvalo due to take place in Toronto in about six hours' time.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation (Football): Alec Weeks
Reporter (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round Election Britain and the world with Ian Trethowan and Kenneth Allsop and Robert McKenzie, Robin Day, Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Medicine Today

A monthly series of programmes for doctors.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Director: Mary Hoskins
Producer: James McCloy

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