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: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

Compressed air has many modern applications. Today Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of them and shows the surprising strength of air under pressure.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: On the Average

Nobody likes to be just average, but does the 'average man' really exist? What do we mean by a mathematical average, and is it really important?
Introduced by Hugh David.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Hugh David
Film cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: Alma Davies
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: For Sixth Forms: Exploring Behaviour: 2: Perception

How we are able to perceive correctly the size of objects and their distance from us.
Introduced by Dr. Robert Audley.
for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. Robert Audley
Film cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Michael Gill

: Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

(See panel and page 23)

The Opening Ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen

Speeches by Sir Roland Robinson M.P., Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Her Majesty The Queen, The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMilland M.P., Prime Minister, The Hon. R. A. Njoku M.P., Minister of Transport, Nigeria, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Recorded in Westminster Hall earlier this morning
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television Presentation: John Vernon

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld' A Ileoedd
Ymdrin & phynciau yngr ngihwmni Owen Edwards
Rhaglem ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.45)

: Lunchtime News

: Going to Work: 2: Working in a Self-Service Store

Introduced by Peter West.
What sort of jobs are there for girls in a self-service store? The film unit goes to a grocery store in a New Town to find out.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Reg Pope
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

For younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

How to Build Your Own Model Theatre

A Story About St. Pancras and King's Cross
told by Donald Bisset.

The Story of the Bicycle: 3
told by Reginald Shaw.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Storyteller (A Story About St. Pancras and King's Cross): Donald Bisset
Storyteller (The Story of the Bicycle): Reginald Shaw
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.
Last shown in February

: Man and the Vikings

A filmed reconstruction of the Viking raids on the Isle of Man in the eighth century, which led to the establishment of the present-day Tynwald, the oldest continuous parliament in the world, followed by a costume performance of the Tynwald Ceremony itself, by the children of St. John's School.
The Vikings and Celts played by the Islanders

BBC North Region film


Narrator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Children's Tynwald introduced by: Jennifer Crowe
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Sound recordist: Graham Turner
Film editor: Peter Marsh
Producer: Roy Harris

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Look: The Pink-Footed Goose

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Frequently Peter Scott takes a party to Scotland in the autumn to catch and ring as many as possible of the pink-footed geese which have left their breeding grounds in Greenland and Central Iceland to winter in Britain.
Last shown in July
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: 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: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Overland Trail: Sour Annie

2,000 miles of adventure with the pioneers as the Stage Coach route moves Westward.
A film series starring William Bendix and Doug McClure
with Guest star Mercedes McCambridge

Flip and his friend Annie, a tough woman prospector, face a grim situation when they are left stranded in wild desolate country, surrounded by hostile Indians.


Fred Kelly: William Bendix
Flip Flippen: Doug McClure
Sour Annie Tatum: Mercedes McCambridge

: Panorama

goes to...?
The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby returns and once again Panorama cameras and Panorama commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan,
James Mossman bring you People-Places-Problems that make news.


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

: Nightfall at Kriekville

by Iain MacCormick.
with Kenneth J. Warren, David Markham, Campbell Singer
For Jan Dirksen, Mayor of Kriekville, an insult offered to the Town's founder is also offered to the whole European community. Retribution is sweet, especially if the culprit is a Bantu.
See page 23


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Constable Dieker: J. Mark Roberts
Jan Dirksen: Kenneth J. Warren
Captain Vogel: Campbell Singer
Ellen Herdniks: Margaret Roberts
Mrs Dirksen: Nora Gordon
Dr Pieiter Hendrika: David Markham
May Hendriks: Meg Wynn Owen
Chris Dirksen: Gerald Curtis
Police Sergeant: Michael Collins
First Bantu: Onikoyi Rashidi
Second Bantu: George Webb
Johnny-Boy: Charles Allen
Bantu Parson: Thomas Baptiste
Nyanga: Gibson Onwalu
Msonga, the Witch Doctor: Frank Singuineau

: The News

: September Song

Featuring Matt Monro with Ursula Connors, Kenny Baker, Susan Grey, Joy and Jennifer
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles
From the Midlands


Singer: Matt Monro
Soprano: Ursula Connors
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Singer: Susan Grey
Musicians: Joy and Jennifer
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Coles
Compiled by: Reg Perrin
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Wilfred Pickles tells a story: Old Maid's Darling

by Dora M. Broome.


Author: Dora M. Broome
Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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