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: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff investigates what happens to a fuel when it burns and shows how a knowledge of burning enables us to control fire.
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: Larger and Smaller

How high is the tree? How wide is the river? A programme about mathematics in action.
Introduced by Brian Dent.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Brian Dent
Illustrated by: Alfred Wurmser
Film cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: Alma Davies
Producer: Donald Grattan

: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 1: The Medieval Town

During the last seven hundred years most of the people of Europe have left the country to live in towns. Starting in medieval York, Edinburgh, and Bruges, Michael Calthrop traces the effect the move has had on the shape, size, and efficiency of the town as 'a machine for living in'.
for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Michael Calthrop
Film cameraman: James Court
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: 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 Owen Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions including Russell Braddon, Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Jacqueline Wheldon.


Panellist: Russell Braddon
Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Jacqueline Wheldon
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 6: Restaurants and Hotels

Introduced by Peter West.
The Schools Film Unit goes to Wales to find out what the training is like at a school for student chefs. Next you can watch catering staff in action both at a luxury hotel and on board ship.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Frederick Branch Ford
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: 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.

Blue Peter Alphabet: F for Fireworks

Packi's Adventures
Written and drawn by Tony Hart

How to Build Your Own Model Theatre


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Writer/artist (Packi's Adventures): Tony Hart
Music composed and played by (Packi's Adventures): John Alldis
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Whirlybirds: Always a Gentleman

A new series of adventure films about a helicopter.

A confidence trickster of great charm manages to elude the combined attempts of the police and Chuck and P.T. to bring him to justice, until he meets a situation with which even he is unable to deal.

: Sir Stephen King-Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Sir Stephen King-Hall
Presented by: 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

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 21: The Beginning of the End

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.
(First shown in July)


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 Hugh Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyd, Ronnie Brody, Ken Roberts, Peter Glaze, Penny Morrell, Roger Avon, Michael Stainton, Louis Mansi.


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]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Jeremy Lloyd
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
[Actor]: Peter Glaze
[Actress]: Penny Morrell
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Michael Stainton
[Actor]: Louis Mansi

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
Written by Peter Moore.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writer: Peter Moore
Research: Arthur Sellwood
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:
Ships for Britain
A report by John Morgan who questions The Rt. Hon. Ernest Marples, M.P. Minister of Transport.
And reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter (Ships for Britain): John Morgan
Interviewee (Ships for Britain): The Rt. Hon. Ernest Marples
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate Producer: Christopher Ralling
Assistant Editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Maigret: The Simple Case

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Roger East from the novel 'Maigret et le corps sans tete'.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars, Faith Brook, George Baker
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
(George Baker appears by arrangement with Associated British Elstree Studios Ltd.)

Omer Calas had gone to the country to buy wine. He was still away when, in the river a few yards from his bistro, a dismembered corpse was discovered. Would Maigret be able to find Calas? Or had he already done so?


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Roger East
Director: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Paul Bernard
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Lucette: Jennifer Daniel
Antoine: John Gray
Aline Calas: Faith Brook
Dominic Pere: George Baker
Frankie: Marigold Russell
Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
The Diver: Leonard Kingston
Laboratory Assistant: Maurice Travers
Doctor Paul: John Salew
Second Assistant: Frank George
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Bourgain: Denis McCarthy
Comeliau: Noel Howlett
Doctor Lavaud: Michael Alexander
First Driver: Roy Patrick
Second Driver: David Jackson

: The Royal Ballet: The Rake's Progress

A ballet by Gavin Gordon after William Hogarth.
With Donald Britton, Elizabeth Anderton, Brian Shaw, Gerd Larsen and full company
Music, Gavin Gordon
recorded by Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery
Costumes and scenery, Rex Whistler after William Hogarth
Scene 1: The Rake's Levée
Scene 2: A Tavern
Scene 3: The Rake in Debt
Scene 4: A Gambling House
Scene 5: The Madhouse


Composer/music: Gavin Gordon
Director/choreography: Ninette de Valois
Associate director and principal choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Principal conductor/orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Musicians: Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
Costumes and scenery: Rex Whistler
Designed for television by: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Rake: Donald Britton
The betrayed girl: Elizabeth Anderton
Dancer: Brian Shaw
Dancer: Gerd Larsen

: The Sky at Night: Has the Earth Three Moons?

From time to time it has been suggested that the Earth may have more than one natural moon. Any such satellite would be very small and faint; but searches for them have been carried out, and recently a Polish astronomer claimed to have photographed two of them.
Patrick Moore discusses the theory with Colin Ronan.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Colin Ronan
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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