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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics Around You: 8: Looking Further
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: The White Lady
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Natur a Gwyddoniaeth: series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: East Anglian Waterway
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Cricket: England v. India: Second Test Match

Second day's play at Lord's.


Commentary team: Peter West
Commentary team: John Arlott
Commentary team: Richie Benaud
Commentary team: Denis Compton
Production team: Philip Lewis
Production team: John McGonagle

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru.
Today: Welsh topical Magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

(to 13.58)

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Wednesday)

: Cricket and Royal Ascot

Cricket: England v. India: Second Test Match
Further visits to Lord's.
On BBC-2 from 4.30

Royal Ascot
3.5 Windsor Castle Stakes
over five furlongs
3.45 Wokingham Stakes
over six furlongs
4.20 Hardwick Stakes
over one mile and a half
4.55 Queen Alexandra Stakes
over two miles, six furlongs, thirty-four yards


Commentator (Royal Ascot): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Royal Ascot): Clive Graham
Television Presentation (Royal Ascot): Dennis Monger

: Now for Nixon

David Nixon entertains some young friends to forty-five minutes of tricks, puzzles, and magic and invites you to join him and meet his guests Roger Whittaker, Basil Brush and to play The Train Game

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


Presenter/Magician/The Train Game devised by: David Nixon
Singer/Guitarist: Roger Whittaker
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Settings: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring George Villiers

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: George Villiers

: Cricket: Second Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Lord's.

: Look presenting: Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees: Part 2: The Chimps as Friends

Look presenting the National Geographic Society's film.
With an introduction by Peter Scott.
A pictorial record of an English girl's remarkable four year sojourn in the jungles of Tanzania.
Written and produced by Marshall Flaum.
From the South and West


Directed and filmed by: Baron Hugo van Lawick
Introduction: Peter Scott
Narrator: Orson Welles
Writer/Producer: Marshall Flaum
Executive Producer: Robert C. Doyle
Presented for BBC-tv by: Keith Hopkins
"Look" Series Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The Newcomers

Philip plans a holiday; there is more news of the merger; the Harkers go to a bird show.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Nigel Parry
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: John Tydeman
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Vera Harker: June Bland
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
First waitress: Brigid Somerset
Mr. Bottomley: Hamlyn Benson
Mr. Sharp: Trevor Martin
Second waitress: Leanne O'Neill
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne

: Comedy Playhouse presenting: Loitering with Intent

by Myles Rudge.
[Starring] David Tomlinson
See page 52


Writer: Myles Rudge
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Bill McGuffie
Designer: Dennis Gordon-Orr
Producer: Stuart Allen
Charles Pinfold: David Tomlinson

: Iron Horse: Explosion at Waycrossing

Stories of a railroad moving West and the pioneers who build it.
A film series starring Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun
with Gary Collins as Dave Tarrant and Bob Random as Barnabas Rogers

A strongbox in the baggage car offers many temptations, and Ben takes unusual steps to restore order.


Ben Calhoun: Dale Robertson
Dave Tarrant: Gary Collins
Barnabas Rogers: Bob Random

: Are You Man Enough to Lead?

How does The British Army choose its officers?
Tonight, for the first time, BBC film cameras take you behind the scenes at the Army's Regular Commissions Board Exam. The film follows the fortunes of two candidates and shows how they fared in tests designed to reveal their practical ability, sense of urgency, dominance, and initiative - some of the qualities the Army looks for in a young potential officer.
See page 51


Produced and directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Presenting Peter Nero

Featuring the pianist and entertainer from America with Barr Phillips (bass) and Joe Cusatis (drums).


Pianist/Entertainer: Peter Nero
Bassist: Barr Phillips
Drummer: Joe Cusatis
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Film Preview

The world of the cinema observed by Philip Jenkinson.

This week's Main Titles:
The Way West
(by courtesy of United Artists)
Africa-Texas Style!
(by courtesy of Paramount)
Africa Addio
(by courtesy of Golden Era)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Bundle of Joy
featuring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: The Weather Man

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

: The Sky at Night: Vega

Vega, one of the brightest stars in the sky, is now almost overhead during the evening. It is a magnificent blue star, much hotter than the sun.
Patrick Moore and Dr. V. Barocas talk about Vega, and discuss the view of the universe that could be obtained from there.

Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. V. Barocas
Producer: Julia Cave

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