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: For the Schools: Spotlight

(to 11.25)

: For the Schools: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

Do you know that a ton and a half of air is pressing on this page of Radio Times?
Today Gerd Sommerhoff goes up the BBC Television Mast at Crystal Palace to show how pressure changes with height, and describes some of the ways in which we can use the pressure of air to help in our everyday life.
(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)

: Manylu

DethoUad arall o ffilmiau yn ymwneud A Byd Diwydiant
T cyflwyno gan Alan Protheroe
(A programme on industry)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 2: Woodwind: Flutes and Clarinets

Introduced by Richard Evans with Richard Adeney (flute), Gabor Reeves (clarinet),
Colin Chambers (piccolo) and Tom McCall (piano).


Presenter: Richard Evans
Flutist: Richard Adeney
Clarinetist: Gabor Reeves
Piccolo: Colin Chambers
Pianist: Tom McCall
Director: Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer: John Hosier

: 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

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.

Packi's Caravan
Told and drawn by Tony Hart.

An extract from the new Walt Disney film.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Artist/narrator (Packi's Caravan): Tony Hart
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Range Rider: Secret of the Red Raven

The Range Rider and Dick, trying to rescue a little girl, Jane, and her grand-father from bandits, find themselves accused of the murder of Jane's father.


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Adrian Hill's Sketch Club

In which he sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Holiday Memory


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Gardening Club

Autumn work in the vegetable garden and greenhouse with Percy Thrower.
Begonias - Delphiniums - Polyanthus
Vital treatment for winter care from Allan Langdon (Somerset).
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Allan Langdon
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: China Sea

After looking at Singapore and its islands from the air, Hans and Lotte dive off the southernmost point of Asia. Many of the animals they find are different from those of the Indian Ocean, including the little razor fish which swim head downwards; Hans chases a group and dances a fantastic ballet with them.
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
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: Barnaby Rudge: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised for television in thirteen episodes by Michael Voysey

1775 In which Gabriel Varden, the locksmith, visits the Maypole Inn, incurs his wife's displeasure, and we hear of a murder.
(See panel and page 6)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
John Willet: Arthur Brough
Phil Parkes: John Atkinson
Tom: Cobb Tony Sympson
Solomon Daisy: John Gill
Mr. Edward Chester: Bernard Brown
The Stranger: Nigel Arkwright
Joe Willet: Alan Haywood
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Mrs. Varden: Joan Hickson
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Dolly Varden: Jennifer Daniel
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Mrs. Rudge: Isabel Dean

: Mystery and Magic

Robert Harbin invites you to join him in a demonstration of Mystery and Magic
At the organ, Charles Smart


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

: Professional Boxing

An Outside Broadcast of some of tonight's fights from the Town Hall, Walsall.
Including An eight-round Middleweight Contest
George Aldridge v. Max Smith


Boxer: George Aldridge
Boxer: Max Smith
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: The News

: La Guardia

Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York from 1932 until 1945, was one of this century's most colourful and controversial politicians. In this film we see the indefatigable 'Little Flower' routing out gangsters and racketeers; supervising city fire-fighters; conducting the New York Philharmonic-and even reading the comic strips on the radio during a newspaper strike.
(A CBS 'Twentieth Century' film)


Producer: Burton Benjamin

: Liberal Party Assembly

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the second day of the Liberal Party Assembly
From the headquarters hotel of the Liberal Party at Eastbourne.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Gerard Slessenger

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