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: For the Schools: Spotlight

(to 11.25)

: For the Schools: Discovering Science: The Air Around Us

What is streamlining? How does a parachute work? In the first programme of this new science series, Gerd Sommerhoff answers these and other questions about the properties of the air around us.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobl yn y newyddion yn ystyried un o bynciau'r dydd yng nghwmnl
(Current affairs discussion)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 1: Orchestral Families

During this term, instruments of the orchestra will be presented individually. Today they are seen playing together in families, making up a full-sized modern orchestra.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Conductor, Harry Newstone
Introduced by Richard Evans.


Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Harry Newstone
Presenter: Richard Evans
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)


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

: Racing: Ascot Heath Meeting

at Newbury
Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races on the first day of the Ascot Heath September Meeting.

3.30 The Royal Lodge Stakes

4.0 The Gordon Carter Handicap

4.30 The Kinnaird Stakes

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring.
See Round and About
(to 16.40)


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Blue Peter

A special edition for The 100th programme.
Including details of a short story competition for Girls and Boys.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Range Rider: Dim Trails

When a government agent is murdered and robbed of the plate for printing money, the Range Rider decides that the only way to track down the men who are using it to make forged notes, is to pass himself off as a criminal counterfeiter-and let Dick pursue him!


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
A monthly programme presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.
See Junior Radio Times


Presenter: Billy Wright
Presented by: Peter Bruce
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Gardening Club

A film visit to exposed seaside gardens on the South Coast to see success-and failure with Hedges-Windbreaks-Fences and Shrubs and plants for windswept gardens.
Percy Thrower introduces J. R. B. Evison (Parks Superintendent, Brighton)
Film sequences by BBC Midland Film Unit
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: J. R. B. Evison
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Trevor Philpott, Polly Elwes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Swimming and Diving Championships

The finals of some of the events in the Amateur Swimming Association
National Championships.
Among the competitors will be members of the Olympic team.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Max Robertson
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Crab Mystery

Off the Malayan coast Hans and Lotte find a variety of remarkable crabs, but the strangest of all are tiny ones living in the sand and extracting their food from it. They make the rejected sand into balls which they lay out in regular patterns as mysterious as the stone lines and circles of prehistoric man.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
(A new film series)


Diver/photography/directed and produced by: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Hirschel
Sound: Stanley Schofield
Editor: Paul Khan

: The Small House at Allington: Last Episode

by Anthony Trollope.
Dramatised for television by Marjorie Deans.

In which Mrs. Date gains a son-in-law; Johnnie Eames moves his residence, and Hopkins once again gets his own way.


Author: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by: Marjorie Deans
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Wardrobe supervised by: Maureen Copley
Make-up supervised by: Shirley Peek
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Michael Leeston-Smith
Bell Dale: Miranda Connell
Mrs Dale: Nora Swinburne
Lily Dale: Shirley Lawrence
Adolphus Crosbie: Frederick Jaeger
Lady Alexandrina: Patricia Heneghan
Jane: Jill Tilsley
Dr Crofts: Desmond Jordan
John Eames: Colin Jeavons
Mr Lupex: Edwin Brown
Cradell: Ronald Harwood
Mrs Lupex: Hilary Bats
Mrs Roper: Katharine Parr
Amelia Roper: Sheila Ballantyne
Miss Spruce: Gladys Dawson
Squire Dale: John Robinson
Mrs Eames: Hazel Bainbridge
Mary Eames: Elwyn Stock
Lady Julia de Guest: Marian Spencer
Lord de Guest: David Horne
Hopkins: Beckett Bould

: Mystery and Magic

Robert Harbin invites you to join him in a demonstration of Mystery and Magic
At the organ, Harold Smart
See page 7


Magician: Robert Harbin
Organist: Harold Smart
Setting designed by: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Russell Turner

: Escape from Danger

As man's machines take him higher into the atmosphere and deeper under the sea, the problems of escaping in case of mechanical failure become more serious.
Captain Joseph Kittinger, U.S.A.F. is seen in an experimental parachute descent from a balloon nearly 80,000 feet above the earth.
Commander George Bond, U.S.N. demonstrates a revolutionary method of escaping from a depth of many hundreds of feet without any apparatus and Charles Collingwood talks to both men about their researches.
(A CBS 'Conquest' film)


Interviewee: Captain Joseph Kittinger
Interviewee: Commander George Bond
Presenter: Charles Collingwood
Producer: Michael Sklar

: The News

: International Professional Tennis

direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley where the world's best players compete in the London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships.


Commentary: Dan Maskell
Commentary: Peter West
Commentary: Jack Kramer
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

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