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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Living in Communities: Clean Water

Introduced by a doctor.

Each person in Britain consumes about forty gallons of water a day; water that is used in homes, schools, offices, and in industry. The purification of water on such a scale sets problems that science can help to solve.
This programme traces the story of a glass of water from a river source through storage, purification, and distribution, to the kitchen tap.
( first shown on May 11)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: A doctor [name uncredited]
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Teleri Bevan
(A magazine for the housewife)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Men of the Past: 3: The First Farmers

Brian Hope-Taylor introduces a series for younger children showing some of the ways in which Man has lived from the Old Stone Age to the time of the Romans.


Presenter: Brian Hope-Taylor
Script: Leonard Cottrell
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Ruth Drew, Rosemary McRobert,
Frances Perry, Herman Schrijver.
In the chair, Max Robertson


Panellist: Ruth Drew
Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Herman Schrijver
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: Report from Paris

Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
(to 15.30)


Presenter: Robin Scott

: Country Close-Up

A look round the countryside in May with Ion Trant.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Snapshot

A film series about people and animals from all over the world.
Royal swans, a delicate lamb, and two baby otters are among the animals you can see in this edition.

: The Pen of My Aunt: Last episode: Winner Takes All

A serial in six episodes by Eric Allen.


Writer: Eric Allen
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Norman Carr
Accordionist: Henry Krein
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Dennis Harper: Jonathan Bergman
Susan Harper: Hilary Wyce
Mr Ash: Eric Dodson
General Upperton: Maurice Colbourne
Hotel Manager: Anthony Jacobs
Henri, hotel clerk: Emrys James
Madame Blitskaya: Nicolette Bernard
Anna Merrell: Joan Hart
Perichon: Michael Hitchman
Kapra: David Grey
Hotel Buttons: James Langley
Baron Hoffenstauffer: Ronald Ibbs

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Love Among Fish

Hans Hass and his team of scientists exploring underwater life in the Indian Ocean, discover an enchanting coral forest deep in a valley below a lonely wreck. Here hundreds of fish meet, make love, lay eggs, and protect themselves against their enemies.


Diver/film cameraman/series director: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Series producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Yorky: 1: Good with his Hands

Plays of village life by Bill Naughton and Allan Prior.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles
with Edna Morris
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Bill Naughton
Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Paul Bernard
Producer: John Warrington
Yorky: Wilfred Pickles
Chuck: Lawrence James
Nick: Denny Bettis
Alice: Edna Morris
Miss Sedgebeer: Nan Braunton
Ruth: Jill Tracey
Bet: Gwendolyn Watts
Miss Horseman: Margaret Diamond
Richard: Christopher Dooly
Others taking part: James Goldie
Others taking part: Nan Hargreaves Jones
Others taking part: Robert Vaughan

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018
Tales out of school: Grange Hill, 40 years on 7 February 2018

: Scotland Yard: 6: Organised Crime

Written by Robert Barr.
A series of dramatised documentaries about the Metropolitan Police.
This is the story of a robbery attempted on a scale unprecedented in British criminal history, and its prevention by the skill and personal bravery of men of the Divisional C.I.D., the Flying Squad, and Security men of BOAC.


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film sequences: Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film sequences: Editor: Larry Toft

: Be My Guest

Joan Regan says Be My Guest
and invites Dickie Valentine, Beryl Reid, Elizabeth Larner, Malcolm Goddard,
Eithne Milne, The George Mitchell Singers.
Written by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Singer: Dickie Valentine
Performer: Beryl Reid
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Dancer: Malcolm Goddard
Performer: Eithne Milne
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
The orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Writer: Peter Myers
Writer: Ronald Cass
Settings: Cephas Howard
Producer: John Street

: Eye on Research: The Royal Society Tercentenary Year: 7: Absolute Zero

A series on the current work of Fellows of the Royal Society.
With Nicholas Kurti, F.R.S.
The temperature at the South Pole is -70° C. The temperature of outer space is -270° C. In many laboratories, scientists have achieved temperatures lower still. Recently in Oxford a temperature has been reached that is only one millionth of a degree above the unobtainable absolute zero of -273° C.
Outside broadcast cameras visit the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford to meet the scientists studying the extraordinary behaviour of matter at these extreme temperatures.
See Round and About


Interviewee: Nicholas Kurti
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer/series edited by: Philip Daly
Producer: Gerald Leach

: The News

: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar
with his guest Lucille Graham
and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Soprano: Lucille Graham
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Wells Fargo: The Daltons

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

Rather than give themselves up to their old friend, Jim Hardie, the two Dalton brothers take the hard way out and pay heavily for it.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Night Without End: Part 7: Wednesday. 4 a.m.

A new novel by Alistair MacLean.
Read in ten parts by John Slater.


Author: Alistair MacLean
Reader: John Slater
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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