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: Discovering Science: Water in the Body

Seventy-five per cent of the body's weight is water. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows why this water in the body is so important.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Looking at Britain: A Major Port: Merseyside

A programme about the ships and cargoes of the second busiest port in Britain.
Filmed with the co-operation of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and Alfred Holt Ltd.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Tim Slessor

: For Sixth Forms: Design for a Scientific Age: The Reactor at Work

by Dr. T.E. Allibone, C.B.E., F.R.S.
How a nuclear reactor is designed, how radioactive elements can be made in the reactor, and how we use these active elements.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 10.06 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. T.E. Allibone
Demonstrations: E.F. Chivers
Demonstrations: R.J. Hackett
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

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


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Aled Vaughan

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 19: Starting Work

Introduced by Peter West.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Whistle Stop!: 22: Perth

introduced by Mcdonald Hobley.
The Guests, Alan Clive, Bryan Budge, Sally Logan, The Donald Purchese Quintet

A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Alan Clive
Guest: Bryan Budge
Singer/guest: Sally Logan
Musicians: The Donald Purchese Quintet
Musical arrangements: Gordon Langford
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

See chart on page 26
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead

: Blue Peter

Introduced by Leila Williams.

Packi's Balloon Adventures: 5: England
Written and drawn by Tony Hart.

How to Mend a Puncture

and an extract from the film Diesel Train Ride


Presenter: Leila Williams
Writer/artist (Packi's Balloon Adventures): Tony Hart
Music (Packi's Balloon Adventures): John Alldis
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Danger Is My Business: 5: The Flying St. Bernard

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

Herman Geiger, mountaineer and flyer, makes his 5,000th rescue in the Swiss Alps. At the mercy of whirling winds, his light plane must land on a tiny, ice-capped clearing, 10,000 feet above sea level, and there is still a distance to cover on foot before reaching the injured skier.


Subject: Herman Geiger

: For Deaf Children: The Wonder Bird

A ballet specially composed for this series by Nesta Brooking with music specially written by Helen Perkin.
The ballet tells the story of a dejected Prince. The Queen is sad because nothing interests her son until the court jester captures a bird, which proves to be an enchanted Princess, and happiness comes to them all.


Composer: Nesta Brooking
Music written by: Helen Perkin
The music played by: Anne Black
Producer: Ursula Eason
Queen: Deborah Giddy
Prince: Robert Blake
Jester: Bill Owen
Bird: Ann Whitley
A Court Lady: Penelope Lockwood
Pages: Sarah Aubrey
Pages: Jennifer Tennant-Eyles
Pages: Fiona Fairrie
Pages: Susan Harwich

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Faraway Look: 5: Tower and Hood

Introduced by Peter Scott.

The smaller Galapagos islands of Tower and Hood are a natural centre for seabirds, including the spectacular frigate birds.
Last shown in October 1959


Presenter: 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
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
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

: Cheerio Lou

by Leonard Webb.
with Margery Withers as Lou

The Beckwiths' East End house is condemned. Lou is determined not to give it up and invites an employee of the local Council to Sunday dinner, but her family is not as willing to fight for the place as she had hoped.


Writer: Leonard Webb
Producer: Don Taylor
Designer: Stanley Morris
Lou: Margery Withers
Frank: Daniel Moynihan
Laurie: Brian Wright
Fred: Frank Atkinson
Mary: Jayne Muir
Mr Phillips: Carl Bernard
Mrs Soundy: Rita Webb

: The News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing

Peter West introduces the first semi-final in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

West Midlands
From the Locarno Ballroom, Coventry with Harry Gray and his Orchestra.
Compere, David Coleman
From the Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare with Johnny Baines and his Band.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd., including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (West Midlands): Harry Gray and his Orchestra
Compere (West Midlands): David Coleman
Producer (West Midlands): Philip Lewis
Musicians (West): Johnny Baines and his Band
Compere (West): Alex Macintosh
Producer (West): Peter Bale
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: John McGonagle
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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