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: Interval

: For the Schools: Discovering Science: The Movement of Air

Nearly 200 years ago men flew for the first time, using paper balloons inflated with hot air. Today Gerd Sommerhoff demonstrates that the flight of a hot-air balloon and the vast movements of the air in the atmosphere depend on the same simple principles.
(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 nghwmni T Glynne Davies
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 3: Woodwind: Oboes and Bassoons

Introduced by Richard Evans with Richard Adeney (flute), Michael Boyle (bassoon), Peter Graeme (oboe), Gabor Reeves (clarinet) and Patrick Harvey (accompanist).


Presenter: Richard Evans
Flutist: Richard Adeney
Bassoon: Michael Boyle
Oboist: Peter Graeme
Clarinetist: Gabor Reeves
Accompanist: Patrick Harvey
Director: Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer: John Hosier

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Ascot Heath Meeting

at Kempton Park
Three of this afternoon's races on the first day of the Ascot Heath October Meeting.

3.0 The Brecas Stakes (Handicap) over one and a half miles

3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over six -furlongs

4.0 The Sandwich Stakes over six furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
(to 16.10)


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Mr. Prokouk, Acrobat

A Czechoslovak cartoon film.

: The Range Rider: Peace Pipe


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Junior Sportsview

introduced by Billy Wright.
The Eagle Trophy from the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley
Dorian Williams looks at technique in the final stages of yesterday's Inter-County Junior Jumping Championships.


Presenter: Billy Wright
Commentator (The Eagle Trophy): Dorian Williams
Television presentation from Wembley by: Douglas Fleming
Programme Editor: Ronnie Noble
Director: Brian Connley

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Gardening Club

Work waiting to be done on Lawns with Percy Thrower.
New lawn tools on the market; Pricking-Top Dressing; Use of Fertilisers; Treating Dead Patches and Stoking Fruit and Vegetables for the Winter
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Film cameraman: Stewart Farnell
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

: R.C.M.P.: Piggy Bank Robbery

Stories of the 'Mounties'
A film series starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

All that is stolen is a few dollars from a Piggy Bank. But Constable Scott soon finds that the case is dynamite, in more ways than one.


Story and screenplay by: Alan Phillips
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
George Needham: Chris Wiggins
Vera Needham: Lynne Gorman
Victor Raskob: Tony Kramreither
Ray: Frank Mathias

: Mystery and Magic

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


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

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Shark Wreck

In this last 'report' on his expedition to the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the China Sea, Hans Hass describes his most daring exploit and shows how he and Eibl, by offering themselves as guinea-pigs to the inhabitants of the 'shark wreck', found out something of great use to shipwrecked sailors.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit
(A 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 2

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

In which Gabriel Varden learns more of the Stranger, and Simon Tappertit goes out on a midnight errand.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Simon Tappertit: Timothy Bateson
Dolly Varden: Jennifer Daniel
Emma Haredale: Eira Heath
Betsy, maid to Emma: Angela Crow
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Mr John Chester: Raymond Huntley
Mrs Rudge: Isabel Dean
Mr Edward Chester: Bernard Brown
Mrs Varden: Joan Hickson

: Deep River Time

: The News

: Horse of the Year Show: The Sunday Times Cup

A National Jumping Competition
This is a new competition open to the twelve horses which have gained the greatest number of points in ten major National Championships this year, and horses which have been placed first, or equal first, in any International Jumping Competition at an official International Horse Show.
Direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Bill Northwood

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