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: Discovering Science: How Air Pressure Changes

Today Gerd Sommerhoff goes up the BBC Television Mast at Crystal Palace to discover how air pressure changes with height and, helped by the Weather Man, he shows how the weather is influenced by differences in air pressure.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: Chance and Life

What are our chances of living to a ripe old age, of having twins, or of having rain today? Statistics can sometimes give us the answers to these problems.
Written and introduced by Hugh David.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Writer/Presenter: Hugh David
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Bill Scott
Producer: Donald Grattan

: For Sixth Forms: Exploring Behaviour 3: Learning

Some species of insects have been able to survive by inheriting highly complex, but relatively unchanging, behaviour patterns. Other animals, and especially man, have evolved to a much greater extent the capacity to modify behaviour through experience.
Introduced by Dr. Robert Audley.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Lunchtime News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Sam Pollock, Barbara Anne Taylor, Jacqueline Wheldon.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Sam Pollock
Panellist: Barbara Anne Taylor
Panellist: Jacqueline Wheldon
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 3: Driving a Lorry

Introduced by Peter West.
Percy is a long-distance driver. His trip takes him to a cement works in Kent where he takes on a load destined for a steel mill being built in Wales.
BBC film for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
Film cameraman: Frederick Branch Ford
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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.

Blue Peter Alphabet: A for Aircraft

Packi's Adventures
Written and drawn by Tony Hart.

The Story of the Bicycle: 4
told by Reginald Shaw


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Writer/Artist (Packi's Adventures): Tony Hart
Storyteller (The Story of the Bicycle): Reginald Shaw
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Danger Is My Business: 4: Leader of the Thunderbirds

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

Major 'Robby' Robinson of the U.S.A.F. leads a team of supersonic acrobats known as the 'Thunderbirds'. With wing-tips almost touching, four F-100 Super Sabre jets perform precision manoeuvres at speeds up to 750 m.p.h.
Last shown in March

: Sir Stephen King-Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Sir Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South, and Weather

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television eats itself 13 March 2016

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 17: The Die is Cast

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

'Operation Overlord': the invasion of Europe is planned, and from the arrival of the first G.I.s in Great Britain, we see the gradual build-up of forces and their training in invasion tactics, the making and testing of landing craft, and the construction of the 'Mulberry' floating harbour. At the last moment-D-Day minus one-the weather worsens, and the success of the operation is in jeopardy; but Eisenhower decides against postponement and D-Day-June 6-is set.
(Last shown in June)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
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

: Citizen James

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
and featuring Arthur Brough, Patricia Hayes, Cameron Hall, Bob Todd, Sidney Vivian, Charles Lloyd Pack, Bernard Hunter, Roger Avon, Penny Morell, Michael Peake, Alec Bregonzi, Loelia Kidd, Herbert Nelson, Stan Simmons, Totti Truman Taylor.


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Arthur Brough
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Charles Lloyd Pack
[Actor]: Bernard Hunter
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Penny Morell
[Actor]: Michael Peake
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Loelia Kidd
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
[Actor]: Stan Simmons
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
Script Editor: John Sandilands
Incidental music conducted by: James Turner
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
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.
Including tonight: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell C.B.E., M.P. talking to Robin Day direct from the Labour Party Conference at Blackpool with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators: Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Interviewee: The Rt Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Interviewer: 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

: The News

: The Referees

A comedy by Alan Plater.
Starring Donald Churchill
BBC Recording
From the North


Writer: Alan Plater
Design: Paul Bernard
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Naylor: Donald Churchill
Jean, a secretary: Janet Kelly
Dawson, a manager: Llewellyn Rees
Brooks, an ex-officer: Paul Curran
Duncan, a proprietor: Allan McClelland
Joe, a publican: Henry Livings
George, a customer: Jack Woolgar
A waitress: Meg Johnson
Milner, an amateur: John Collin
Leach, a professional: Roger Snowdon
Helen, a lady: Mary Quinn
Quinn, a policeman: Tony Quinn
Rheinhardt, a specialist: Harold Lang

: Television Dancing Club

Demonstrations by Eric Lashbrooke and Norma Graves, Michael Houseman and Valerie Waite, Jimmy Hulbert and Carol Dourof, The Constance Grant Latin-American Formation Team from Sheffield and presenting the first heat of the 1961-62 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Dancer: Eric Lashbrooke
Dancer: Norma Graves
Dancer: Michael Houseman
Dancer: Valerie Waite
Dancer: Jimmy Hulbert
Dancer: Carol Dourof
Dancers: The Constance Grant Latin-American Formation Team
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the first day.
From the special BBC television studio in the Headquarters Hotel of the Conference in Blackpool with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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