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: 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 covering the properties of the air around us.
(to 10.25)


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

: 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.
(to 11.25)


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

: For Sixth Forms: People of the Renaissance: 2: Leone Battista Alberti

Alberti was the central figure of a group of Florentine artists and architects who gave impetus to the Renaissance and who included Brunelleschi, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, and Ghilberti.
(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Wednesday at 10.05am)
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Broadbent
Consultant: Professor L.D. Ettlinger
Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film Editor: John Priestley
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r
Henoed Cyfle i gwrdd a chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadait
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
I for Rees
(A magazine for the older folk)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: First Years at Work: 2: Commercial Art

Introduced by Peter West.
Although art is a popular subject at school probably few children realise the variety of interesting jobs it can lead to. In this programme we meet students at a school of art and learn about the careers they intend to follow.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Jimmy Court
Editor: John Griffiths
Director: John Drummond
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'Somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver who also tells this week's story.
His visitors are:
Gordon Murray, Actors on Strings
Jim Dale, How Not To Do It
Kevin Scott, Song Spot


Presenter/storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Item presenter (Actors on Strings): Gordon Murray
[Actor] (How Not To Do It): Jim Dale
Singer (Song Spot): Kevin Scott
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Whirlybirds: Hobson's Choice

In this week's exciting Whirlybird adventure, P. T. Moore and Chuck Martin are assigned to a film company on location. P. T. Moore's candid camera gets them into a very tight corner when he sells one of his pictures of an old hermit to a press agent.


P. T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances with The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Ian Wallace, Bobby Watson.
The Eskdale Singers
Conductor, Morton Robertson
Lindsay Ross and his Band
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Bass-Baritone: Ian Wallace
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Singers: The Eskdale Singers
Conductor (The Eskdale Singers): Morton Robertson
Musicians: Lindsay Ross and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Alan Rees

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by/Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Director: Michael Goodwin
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Floyd Patterson

See top of page and Round and About


Interviewee: Floyd Patterson
Programme produced by: Bryan Cowgill
Programme produced by: Leslie Kettley

: No Wreath for the General: Episode 2

An adventure serial in six episodes by Donald Wilson.
Starring William Franklyn, Lana Morris, Rona Anderson, Moray Watson, Ewan Roberts

General Campbell has unaccountably disappeared, taking with him the manuscript of his controversial war memoirs. Neither his secretary, Isobel Gilmour, nor his daughter Alison, nor her fiance, Johnny Brookman, can give any hint of his whereabouts. Roger Kenyon, a scientist called in to vet the memoirs, finds himself closely involved in the search.


Writer: Donald Wilson
Script Associate: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Julian Amyes
Alison Campbell: Rona Anderson
Isobel Gilmour: Lana Morris
Major Johnny Brookman: Moray Watson
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Gwilliam: Patrick Cargill
Peake-Harmon: James Villiers
Dr Roger Kenyon: William Franklyn
Woman in Street: Beryl Measor
Constable: Reginald Jessup
Charwoman: Gwen Williams
The Rev Murdo Aitcheson: Ewan Roberts
General Campbell: Maurice Hedley

: The News

: Come Dancing

Peter West introduces the third round of the BBC Inter-Regional Professional Challenge Cup between West Scotland-North East-West and The selection of the North West team for the BBC Inter-Regional Amateur Dancing Contest.
To the music of Phil Moss and his Orchestra
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Produced by Ray Lakeland from The Ritz, Manchester


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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