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: Discovering Science: What is Water?

In ancient times water was regarded as one of the basic elements. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains what the word 'element' means to modern science and shows that water cannot now be regarded as an element.
BBC recording for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.25)


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

: Looking at Britain: Coal and Steel in North-east England

A programme about a region where natural resources have played a major role in the development of heavy industries. Filmed with the help of the National Coal Board and the Consett Iron Company.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P.
BBC film for Schools
To be repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Filmed by: Jimmy Balfour
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Producer: Tim Slessor

: For Sixth Forms: Design for a Scientific Age: Radio Astronomy

by Dr. F. Graham Smith and Professor Martin Ryle, F.R.S.
The new radio telescope at Cambridge is now engaged on a count of the weak radio sources which are believed to be the most distant galaxies ever detected.
BBC recording for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. F. Graham Smith
Presenter: Professor Martin Ryle
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Cyfle I gwrdd A chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen. ganiadau Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver Y cyuhyrchu gan Ifor Rees
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 17: The Gas Fitter

Introduced by Peter West.
A visit to the North West Gas Board to see apprentice gas fitters being trained.

BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Michael A. Shepherd
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Whistle Stop!: 20: Shipley, Yorkshire

A light-hearted diversion.
Introduced by Mcdonald Hobley.
The guests, Cyril Fletcher, Deacon and Dean, The Donald Purchese Quintet

A quiz to test local knowledge.
BBC recording
Next week: London


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Comedian/guest: Cyril Fletcher
Singers/guests: Deacon and Dean
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

Packi's Balloon Adventures: 3: Australia
Written and drawn by Tony Hart.

The Story of the Bell
told by Ranald Clouston.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Writer/Artist (Packi's Balloon Adventures): Tony Hart
Storyteller (The Story of the Bell): Ranald Clouston
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Danger Is My Business: 3: Man on the Flying Trapeze

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

Del and Babs Graham, known professionally as the 'Flying Viennas', perform their breathtaking act under the Big Top, 100 ft. above the sawdust. They display and explain some of their basic tricks, and try out a brand new one.


Subject/trapeze act: Del Graham
Subject/trapeze act: Babs Graham

: Sam's Workshop

Sam Williams shows you what fun it can be to make your own chess set.


Presenter: Sam Williams
Presented by: Andrew Quicke

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Faraway Look: 3: Island in the Panama Canal

Introduced by Peter Scott.

At the point where the Panama Canal widens into the Gatun Lake is the island and research station of Barro Colorado, the last point at which Peter Scott and Tony Soper stopped on their way to the Galapagos Islands.


Presenter/filmmaker: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Tony Soper
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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: John Sandilands
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
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Sunbather's Diary

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

Assigned the simple task of finding a stolen caravan, Perry Mason becomes involved in a bank robbery, and finds himself under suspicion of murder.


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

: Come Dancing

On the occasion of the presentation of the Carl-Alan Awards.
Cliff Richard appears by permission of ATV


Singer: Cliff Richard

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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