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: Discovering Science: Conduction

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff demonstrates that air is a poor conductor of heat and shows how we use this knowledge in keeping warm.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: Maps and Men

Making maps is often regarded as something of a mystery, yet it is possible to make quite an accurate map with the simplest instruments.
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: 4: The Contemporary Town

Our towns today reflect a fantastic jumble of periods, styles, and purposes; and the motor car and train have spread suburbia thinly over the landscape. Michael Calthrop looks at Harlow, Sheffield, and London to examine some of the remedies for this confusion that town planning has evolved.
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

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Ileoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni Owen Edwards Rhagien ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Jill Knight, Tony Van den Bergh.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Jill Knight
Panellist: Tony Van den Bergh
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 9: Working in a Brewery

Introduced by Peter West.
How is beer made? And what part does the brewer play in the process? Boy trainees learn their trade under the guidance of skilled men.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Roy Gladdish
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

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Blue Peter Alphabet: H for Horses

The Jolaes Puppets

How to Build Your Own Model Theatre


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Whirlybirds: X-74

A series of adventure films about a helicopter.

Chuck and P. T. hunt for an experimental aircraft which is missing on a test flight.

: For Deaf Children

Fanny and Johnny Cradock show you how to make some exciting things for your party feast.


Presenter/cook: Fanny Cradock
Presenter/cook: Johnny Cradock
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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.
Letters intended for inclusion in this programme should be addressed to 'Points of View', [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 24: The Tying of the Knot

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 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 Colin Gordon, Hugh Lloyd, Campbell Singer, Sidney Vivian, Ken Roberts, Ronnie Brody, Ralph Nossek, Michael Stainton, Alec Bregonzi, Louis Mansi, Phillip Carr, Bobby Caetano, Gerald Rowland, James Brady, Nicholas Weir.


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]: Colin Gordon
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Ralph Nossek
[Actor]: Michael Stainton
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actor]: Phillip Carr
[Actor]: Bobby Caetano
[Actor]: Gerald Rowland
[Actor]: James Brady
[Actor]: Nicholas Weir

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
Written by Peter Moore.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writer: Peter Moore
Research: Arthur Sellwood
Story 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: Inspector Lognon's Triumph

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel "Maigret et l'Inspecteur Malgracieux".
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe
Guest stars, Henry Oscar, Delphi Lawrence, Ann Firbank
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

A self-evident suicide, that of the jewel dealer who shot himself while telephoning the police. The trouble is, something exactly like it had happened before. Inspector Lognon, Maigret's old rival, is in charge of the case, but only Maigret thinks it murder.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director: John Harrison
Designer: Paul Bernard
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
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Mariani: David Lawton
Polish Paul: Leslie Glazer
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Mathilde: Delphi Lawrence
Goldfinger: John Barrett
Eva: Ann Firbank
Daniel: George Rubicek
Inspector Lognon: Henry Oscar
Detective: John Nettleton
Cafe Proprietor: Warren Mitchell
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Van Huizinga: Campbell Cotts
Bresson: Lloyd Lamble

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing

Peter West introduces the fourth heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.


Presenter: Peter West

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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