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: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

Whether we take one lump or ten the surface of the tea in the cup stays at the same level. Gerd Sommerhoff does some experiments to find out why this happens and demonstrates how important a solvent water can be.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Looking at Britain: A Valley: South Wales

A programme about an area in which miners, farmers, and foresters are all concerned with the changing face of the countryside.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Filmed by: Hannen Foss
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: For Sixth Forms: Life in a Physical World: 4: Insects, Masters of Wax Technology

by Dr. J. W. L. Beament.
Although we use oils and waxes for waterproofing leather, paper, and cloth, the layer of wax with which insects waterproof their skin is much more efficient than anything man has ever achieved.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. J. W. L. Beament
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rees
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 15: Forestry

Introduced by Peter West.
A visit to some young forest workers in Wales.
BBC film for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Hannen Foss
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: Interval

: Whistle Stop!: 17: London

A light-hearted diversion introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Malcolm MacDonald with Jean Muir, The Donald Purchese Quintet

A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Singer/guest: Carole Carr
Comedian/guest: Kenneth Horne
Dancer/guest: Malcolm MacDonald
Dancer/guest: Jean Muir
Musicians: The Donald Purchese Quintet
Musical arrangements: Gordon Langford
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

from the Midlands
(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.
The Story of the Fire Engine: Part 4
told by G. V. Blackstone.
Coins in Your Pocket: 3: Crowns and Florins
A talk by R. J. Martin.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Narrator (The Story of the Fire Engine): G. V. Blackstone
Item presenter (Coins in Your Pocket): R. J. Martin
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Whirlybirds: Unwanted

Chuck and P.T. are asked to look for a young man who has disappeared. His mother will not go to the police, but she receives a letter demanding a large sum of money before the boy will be returned. Chuck and P.T. find who the kidnapper is and reunite the family.
Last shown in May, 1960


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

: Stephen King-Hall

Stephen King-Hall looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: The People of Paradise: 6: Royal Tonga

Another chance to see this journey by David Attenborough to the islands and atolls of the South Seas.


Presenter/producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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 ?
Written by Peter Moore.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writer: Peter Moore
Research: Liam Nolan
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

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


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Editor/Producer: Michael Peacock
Assistant Editor: David Wheeler
Associate Producer: Don Haworth
Associate Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Mourner

A new film series, starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.
With Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman, Ray Collins

What appears to be murder in defence of a young woman's honour proves to be an entirely different matter when Perry Mason discovers that all lipstick it not kiss-proof.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lt. Tragg: Ray Collins

: The News

: Television Dancing Club

Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Leonard Scrivener and Nellie Duggan, Grace and John Del-Roy
The Pat and Trevor Schofield Formation Team from Weston-super-Mare and presenting the 8th heat of the 1960/61 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Leonard Scrivener
Dancer: Nellie Duggan
Dancer: Grace Del-Roy
Dancer: John Del-Roy
Dancers: The Pat and Trevor Schofield Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Celebrity Recital

Christian Ferras (violin), Ernest Lush (piano)
The programme includes:


Violinist: Christian Ferras
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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