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: Discovering Science: Conditions for Life

Gerd Sommerhoff is back again to discover some of the interesting scientific facts about living things.
Why is it that even small changes of climate may make life impossible? Why are living things so dependent on one another?
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: New Landmarks: Canada: Tomorrow's Timber

A programme about forest conservation and development.
Introduced by John Glen.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: John Glen
Film editor: Keith Kirby
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: For Sixth Forms: Le Cinema Francais: 1: Une Tradition Comique

Four programmes presented in French.
The tradition of mime and burlesque humour in French comedy films of the early days of the cinema as well as of recent years.
Introduced by Jacques Brunius.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Jacques Brunius
Producer: Colin Nears

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'l bethau Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld - lleoedd
Ymdrin - phynciau yng nghwmni ALED RHYS WILLAM
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Willam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Rees Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Your World: 1: Work: Just for the Wage

by John Wiles.
The first of a series of drama and discussion programmes about the problems of young people.
for Schools


Writer: John Wiles
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Brian Blake: John Bull
Keeter: David Coote
Mr Hamilton: Arthur Lawrence
Mr Blake: Clifford Cox
Mrs Blake: Anna Turner
May Blake: Julia Foster
Denyse Blake: Maris Tant
Mr Lobb: John Barrett
Charlie: Lawrence Crain
Mick: Declan Harvey
Policeman: Vincent Harding

: Interval

: Laura Brand and her Friends

who include Duncan Robertson, Anne Brand, Mickie Ainsworth and Jimmy Blue
Meet the MacMiddles
by Pat Flynn.

[Starring] Una McLean and James Grant, with George Donald and Muriel Sturrock at two pianos and Norman Harris (drums).


Singer: Laura Brand
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Singer: Anne Brand
Accordionist: Mickie Ainsworth
Accordionist: Jimmy Blue
Pianist: George Donald
Pianist: Muriel Sturrock
Drummer: Norman Harris
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Director: Bill Malcolm
Producer: Eddie Fraser
Writer (Meet the MacMiddles): Pat Flynn
[Actress]: Unla McLean
[Actor]: James Grant

: 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

for younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
April in Italy: Fourth week
Including a show of some of the interesting things that Italy sends to Britain.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Danger Is My Business: 10: South Sea Raft Man

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

The fourth attempt by De Vere Baker and his three companions to cross the Pacific on a raft is shown in this thrilling film. A six day storm, cross-currents, sea monsters, and devastating loneliness cannot daunt his determination to survive.


Subject: De Vere Baker

: Sam's Workshop

Sam Williams shows you it's fun to make and play the game of 'Naval Warfare'.


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

: The Flying Years: 3: People Fly 1939-1950

Introduced by Sir Alan Cobham K.B.E., A.F.C.
The story of flight, this century's most phenomenal development, seen through the eyes of one of Britain's foremost pioneers in aviation.
A series of four programmes produced by Nicholas Crocker.
Last shown in October 1960


Presenter: Sir Alan Cobham
Producer: Nicholas Crocker
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Assistant producer: Paul Bonner

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: The News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
Story written by Liam Nolan.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written by: Liam Nolan
Research: Nickola Sterne
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' was 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 reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: The Arson Squad

by Henry Livings.
After the factory fire, the men learn the hard way who the Management think is responsible.
from the Midlands


Writer: Henry Livings
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Chris Hodge: Leslie Sands
Mike Smith: Terence Edmond
Harry Neville: Patrick O'Connell
Dick Payne: Derek Royle
Norman Meiklejohn: Terry Scully
Mary Hodge: Pauline Williams
Ann Hodge: Rosemary Butcher
Mrs Schofield: Beverly Atkins
Mr Gedge: Alan Rowe
Monica: Caroline Stephens
Mr Brett: Noel Johnson
Mr Featherstone: Geoffrey Bayldon
George Thacker: Bernard Kilby
Dave Morgan: Graham Rigby

: The News

: Come Dancing

for the Final of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.
Introduced by Peter West.

North London
From the Lyceum Ballroom, Strand with Johnny Howard and his Orchestra.
Compere, Judith Chalmers
West Midlands
From the Locarno Ballroom, Coventry with Harry Gray and his Orchestra.
Compere, David Coleman


Presenter: Peter West
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Musicians (North London): Johnny Howard and his Orchestra
Compere (North London): Judith Chalmers
Producer (North London): Donald MacLean
Musicians (West Midlands): Harry Gray and his Orchestra
Compere (West Midlands): David Coleman
Producer (West Midlands): Philip Lewis
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: John McGonagle
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Sky at Night: Life on the Moon?

Following last month's programme on the possibility of life existing on Mars, Patrick Moore discusses whether very low forms of life may be found on the Moon, our nearest neighbour in space and the one most likely to be first reached by man. He also shows viewers the newly published Russian Atlas of the back of the Moon, based on photographs taken by Lunik III.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Micheal Johnston
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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