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: Discovering Science: Radiation

The sun radiates heat across 93 million miles of space to warm the earth. Today Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of the behaviour of these heat rays.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: The Triangle

Why is the triangle such a useful shape in practical mathematics? How does it fit into the day-by-day life of the engineer, the navigator, and the housewife?
Introduced by Brian Dent.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Brian Dent
Illustrated by: Alfred Wurmser
Film editor: Alma Davies
Director: Bill Scott
Producer: Donald Grattan

: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 2: The Georgian Town

The growth of trade and population filled the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh until it was splitting at the seams. In today's programme Michael Calthrop looks at the Georgian architects' answer - Edinburgh New Town.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Michael Calthrop
Film cameraman: Frederick Branch Ford
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edirych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Ueoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yug nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS
Rhagien ddiyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Ron Owen, Jacqueline Wheldon.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Ron Owen
Panellist: Jacqueline Wheldon
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 7: Royal Air Force- Radar Mechanic

Introduced by Peter West.
Mallory is a Radar Mechanic. He joined the R.A.F. as a Boy Entrant. What was his training like? And what is his job now that he is servicing Transport Command Comets? A BBC Film Unit looks for the answers.
for Schools


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

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.

Blue Peter Alphabet: E for Engineering

The Fly Who Wanted a Tail
A traditional Russian folk-story told by Elena Snow.

How to Build Your Own Model Theatre


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Storyteller (The Fly Who Wanted a Tail): Elena Snow
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Whirlybirds: Twenty-seven Pieces of Gold

A new series of adventure films about a helicopter.

Chuck and P.T. visit a treasure island and see for themselves the power that gold has over ordinary men.

: Seeing Stars: 6: Clusters of Suns

The Seven Sisters, or Pleiades, are now well seen in the evening sky. Patrick Moore talks about them and the other star clusters visible during the winter-as well as the gas-clouds or 'Nebulae', and the Milky Way itself.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Barbara Hammond

: 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 22: The Final Christmas

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, 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

: Citizen James

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
and featuring Gordon Phillott, Annie Leake, Roger Avon, Ronnie Brody, Bob Todd, Alec Bregonzi, Aman Tokyo, Sheree Winton, Vanessa Thornton, Michael Earl, Evelyn Lund.


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Director: John Street
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Gordon Phillott
[Actress]: Annie Leake
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Aman Tokyo
[Actress]: Sheree Winton
[Actress]: Vanessa Thornton
[Actor]: Michael Earl
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund

: 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 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
Associate Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate Producer: Christopher Ralling
Assistant Editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Maigret: Death of a Butcher

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel 'Un Echec de Maigret'.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe
Guest stars: Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Jacobs, Gwen Cherrell, Pauline Letts
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

Fumal, an old schoolfellow of Maigret's and now a wealthy meat-trader, asks for police protection: and needs it.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Martine: Sheila Robins
Fumal: Eric Pohlmann
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Comeliau: Noel Howlett
Joseph: Anthony Jacobs
Victor: Carl Duering
Louise: Gwen Cherrell
Madame Fumal: Pauline Letts
Felix: David Courtney
Madame Maigret: Heilen Shingler
Emile: Derek Benfield
Madame Gaillardin: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Locksmith: Eddie Malin

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the third heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

West Scotland
From The Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow with Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh
From The Savoy Ballroom, Southsea with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
Compere, Martin Muncaster

Before a Panel of Judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd., including the Welsh Alliance.


Musicians (West Scotland): Benny Daniels and his Orchestra
Compere (Glasgow): Alex Macintosh
Producer (Glasgow): Robert Stewart
Musicians (South): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Compere (South): Martin Muncaster
Producer (South): Peter Bale
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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