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: 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 10.25)


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

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

Introduced by Richard Evans.
Richard Adeney (flute), Gabor Reeves (clarinet), Colin Chambers (piccolo) and Tom McCall (accompanist)
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Richard Evans
Flautist: Richard Adeney
Clarinettist: Gabor Reeves
Piccolo: Colin Chambers
Accompanist (pianist): Tom McCall
Director: Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer: John Hosier

: Interval

: For Sixth Forms: People of the Renaissance: 3: Leonardo da Vinci

Apart from his paintings, the notebooks, drawings, and letters of Leonardo da Vinci all display his protean range of studies. Botany, Geology, Anatomy, and Military Science were only a few of his interests.
Introduced by John Broadbent.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Broadbent
Adviser for the series: Professor L. D. Ettlinger
Research: John Shearman
Research: Michael Baxandall
Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r henoed
Cyfle i gwrdd d chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: First Years at Work: 3: The Meat Trade

Introduced by Peter West.
Johnny is sixteen and apprenticed to a butcher in the North of England. He is seen at work, and attending classes at technical college.


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

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Whistle Stop!: 1: London

with McDonald Hobley.
A travelling diversion to various parts of the country.
The Guests: Cyril Fletcher, The Steve Benbow Folk Four
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Harry Smith, Steve Gauna, Roy Webster
A quiz to test local knowledge.
See Round and About


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Cyril Fletcher
Musicians/guest: The Steve Benbow Folk Four
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Steve Gauna
Musician: Roy Webster
Compiled by: John P. Wynn
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Designer: Thomas Carter
Production: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

Directed by Reg Perrin from the BBC's Midland television studio
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Packi's Caravan: 3
Told and drawn by Tony Hart.

Making Your Own Den
Shown by Tony Key.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Artist/Narrator (Packi's Caravan): Tony Hart
Item presenter (Making Your Own Den): Tony Key
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Hot Wire

Diamonds have been smuggled from Mexico. P. T. and Chuck are accused, their helicopter has been seen over the borders, can they prove their innocence and discover the real smugglers?


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

: Stephen King Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Stephen King Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Travellers' Tales: Land of the Lost: 1: The Dangerous Trail

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge expedition to South America.

At least one expedition has foundered on the three-hundred-mile cattle trail through the jungle from Georgetown, British Guiana, to the Rupununi Savannahs.
Seven graduates in three trucks make a determined attempt to break through.


Filmed by: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: Brian Branston

: 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

: This Is Your Life

'This Is Your Life' says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written by: Robert Stuart
From research by: Ronald Vivian
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
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

: No Wreath for the General: Episode 3

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

Just before General Campbell's memoirs were due to be published, not only part of the manuscript but the General himself suddenly disappeared, to the consternation of his daughter Alison and the surprise of Roger Kenyon.
Meanwhile the General's secretary, Isobel Gilmour, has also left London, and the last link with the missing author was broken, until the Rev. Murdo Aitcheson arrived out of the blue to warn Alison that her father was in Scotland on very private business, and that Isobel was secretly on her way to join him.


Writer: Donald Wilson
Script associate: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Julian Amyes
General Campbell: Maurice Hedley
Alison Campbell: Rona Anderson
The Rev Murdo Aitcheson: Ewan Roberts
Major Johnny Brookman: Moray Watson
First Constable: Reginald Jessup
Middle-aged Woman: Beryl Measor
Second Constable: Michael Caine
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
William: Patrick Cargill
Peake-Harmon: James Villiers
Dr Roger Kenyon: William Franklyn
Isobel Gilmour: Lana Morris
Struan MacDonald: Eric Woodburn
Ferguson: Edward Jewesbury
Beattie: Stratford Johns
Caldwell: Lloyd Lamble

: The Burns and Allen Show: An English Tea

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen.
The return of two old favourites in a new film series.

When Ronnie brings home an English girl friend, Gracie invites the girl's mother, Lady Crawford, to tea and goes all out to impress her titled guest with the Allen family history.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The News

: Come Dancing

Peter West introduces the fourth round of the BBC Inter-Regional Professional Challenge Cup between East Scotland - North West - East Midlands and The selection of the West Scotland team for the BBC Inter-Regional Amateur Dancing Contest.
To the music of Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Produced by Alan Rees from The Locarno, Glasgow


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Alan Rees

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the first day of the Labour Party Conference.
From a special BBC television studio in Scarborough


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

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