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: Discovering Science: The Bluebottle

This is the time of year when female bluebottles invade our homes to lay their eggs. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life story of these familiar insects.
for Schools
Repeated on June 16 at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: New Landmarks: The Kariba Dam

The story of a great achievement in the African wilderness.
Introduced by David Howarth.
Additional film sequences by courtesy of the Central African Film Unit and Shell Film Unit
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: David Howarth
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Your World: 3: At Home: A question of balance

A group of young people discuss with Anne Allen the problems raised by last week's programme.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Anne Allen
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Director: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Songs Under Sail

A programme of song and dance telling the story of the sea-shanty.
Introduced by Peter Heaton.


Presenter: Peter Heaton
Dance routines: Victor Duret
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Richard Francis

: 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.
Including Dogs' Day, a film story of a children's dog show and Dreamy Daniel in a cartoon film Jungle Capers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Crunch and Des: 1: The Shipwreck of Crunch and Des

A series of sea adventures starring Forrest Tucker as Captain 'Crunch' Adams owner of the charter-boat Poseidon of Caribee Quay.

Crunch and his mate 'Desperate' Smith are at sea in a rubber-dinghy testing life-saving equipment. It is put to the test in real earnest when they are struck by a sudden storm.


Captain 'Crunch' Adams: Forrest Tucker

: For Deaf Children

A competition to make pictures either by photography or by mosaic.
Neville Maude helps you with your photography and Bill Hooper with your pictures.
Programme introduced by John Anthony.
Send your entries to: [address removed]


Photographer: Neville Maude
Artist: Bill Hooper
Presenter: John Anthony
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Personal Cinema

A programme about amateur films and film-makers.
Introduced by Antony Bilbow.
Including extracts from: Flight of the Bumble Bee, Out of Harmony, Refuge England


Presenter: Antony Bilbow
Script and research: Derek Hill
Producer: Richard Evans

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and The Harvesters.
See page 20


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singers: The Harvesters
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Wells Fargo: Stage from Yuma

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson

Jim Hardie assumes that a gang of outlaws who are planning the perfect robbery do not know that one of their members is a Wells Fargo agent: but is his identity unknown?


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Panorama

The Window on the World reviews The Summit and After.
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
Commentator: Robin Day
Commentator: Robert Kee
Commentator: Ludovic Kennedy
Commentator: John Morgan
Commentator: James Mossman
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: The Truth about Billy Newton

by Doris Lessing.
Starring John Welsh, Mary Hinton, Fabia Drake and Ann Firbank

Because of a proposed television programme the privacy of a famous man is invaded for the whole of one summer night by people he had not chosen to see for many years.
From the West.


Writer: Doris Lessing
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Clarinettist: Vic Ash
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Flick: Timothy Pearce
Mack: Malcolm Gerard
Jean Cunliffe: Ann Firbank
Colin Dawson: Michael Alexander
Milton Tennyson Schelakovsky: William Greene
Billy Newton: John Welsh
Monica Manton: Fabia Drake
Nancy Nation: Mary Hinton
Rose Lebyatkin: Hana Pravda
Malcolm Payne-Gosling: John Brooking
Rosemary Payne-Gosling: Yvonne Coulette
Nigel Newton: Richard Hart
Yolanthe Summertime: Clemence Bettany

: The News

: The Sky at Night: Radio Astronomy and the Amateur

Frank Hyde has built and operated his own radio telescope at Clacton in Essex. Patrick Moore discusses with him the contributions an amateur can make in this latest field of astronomy.
BBC recording


Guest: Frank Hyde
Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Micheal Johnston
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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