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: For the Schools: How Your Body Works: 5: The Body's Transport System: 1: The Heart and Blood Vessels

All through our lives, in every minute of every day our hearts pump nourishing blood to all the tissues of the body. About eighty times a minute blood pulses from the heart, leaving under pressure during each heartbeat but flowing smoothly back. It only takes half a minute to circulate through the blood vessels which channel it round the body. Today, Professor W.S. Bullough shows how the heart pumps blood round our bodies through the blood vessels, the arteries and veins.
(A BBC recording of the broadcast on October 22)

(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: First Years at Work: 7: Steel Production

Alun Williams visits three South Wales steel works and glances at some aspects of the work of the steel worker and the apprentice.
Introduced by Peter West.


Reporter: Alun Williams
Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women: Keeping the House Warm: 2

Barry Bucknell looks at a modern system of central heating which is especially suitable for small homes, and enquires into costs and facilities for hire-purchase.


Handyman: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Roy Duffell

: Mainly for Women: Tell me, doctor

Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]
(to 15.30)


Presenter: Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: The Mad O'Haras: 1: A Golden Apple Tree

by Patricia Lynch
Adapted for television by Pamela Brown

(Sean Barrett appears by permission of Ealing M.G.M. Artists, Ltd.)
See page 6


Author: Patricia Lynch
Adapted for television by: Pamela Brown
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Richard West
Grania: Jacqueline Ryan
Christie Hanlon: Hamilton Dyce
Brigid Hanlon: Rosemary Scott
Norrie Hanlon: Pat Pleasance
Sally Hanlon: Jill Hyem
Mrs. Fogarty: Joan Young
Apprentice: Virginia Holt
Jimsy Molloy: Bob Marshall
Mr. Donnelan: Donald Masters
Mrs. O'Driscoll: Nora Gordon
Barney Dillon: Edward Byrne
Desmond Burke: Sean Barrett

: Children's Television: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts from eight to eighty.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
This month's edition includes:
'Can You Guess?'
Hayling Island Branch line
Camp Coach Holiday
From our collection
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Children's Television: Farm in the Snow

In the winter French-Canadian children find the snow too deep to walk to their country school. This film shows how they travel and how they make maple candy in the snow.

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell
Keeping the heat in and the cold out.
(A BBC recording)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Lumley: John Stirling
Parker: David Langford
Figgins: Jeremy Roughton
Mr. Arkwright, solicitor: Michael Logan
R.P. Trench, M.A.: Peter Glaze
L.J. Haliforth, B.Sc: Edwin Apps
G. Perkins (Geography): Michael Stainton
R. Palmer (History): John Lewis

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Ice on Fire

by Len Peterson.
(A recording presented by arrangement with the CBC)

The scene: an ice-hockey training camp on the eve of the new season, with each player anxious to know if his place in the team is safe. Nick Phillips is quite confident - but there are those who think his star is on the wane.


Writer: Len Peterson
Producer: William T. Kotcheff
Nick Phillips: Bill Walker
Jeanne Phillips: Toby Robins
McQuaid: Ed McNamara
Reynolds: Charles Palmer
Desveaux: Joe Austin
Ken Cullum: Austin Willis
Jamieson: Mavor Moore
Joynt: James Doohan
Zabrowski: Ron Hastings
Zabrowski, Snr: Rein Andre

: The Inheritors

See above and page 3

: Better Late!

A light entertainment.
Introduced by Duncan Macrae.
The Company: Patricia Raine, Jimmy Thompson, April Olrich, Paul Whitsun-Jones,
Joan Pethers, Salvatore Pantalone, Rita Cameron, John Howard, Katharine Feather, Teddy Green, Una Stubbs, Richard Garner
The Palette Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)
Directed by Eric Robinson


Presenter: Duncan Macrae
Performer: Patricia Raine
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: April Olrich
Performer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Performer: Joan Pethers
Performer: Salvatore Pantalone
Performer: Rita Cameron
Performer: John Howard
Performer: Katharine Feather
Performer: Teddy Green
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Richard Garner
Words and music: Arthur Swinson
Words and music: Ken Hoare
Words and music: Cliff Gordon
Words and music: Donald Cotton
Words and music: Dick Sharples
Words and music: Richard Milne
Musicians: The Palette Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical numbers staged by: John Heawood
Producer: Michael Mills

: Personal Playhouse: Pension Plan

by Martin Roberts.
In which Bernard Braden is seen in the main role and heard as all the other characters presents tonight...
(Produced on film by Henry Caldwell Productions Ltd.)


Writer: Martin Roberts
[Actor]: Bernard Braden

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