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: Discovering Science: Heat from Electricity

Nowadays electricity supplies one of our main sources of heat. Today Gerd Sommerhoff explains the electric current and shows how it may be used to give heat and light.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Mathematics and Life: Triangles and Movement

A programme about travelling by train, ship, or aircraft, and some of the mathematics involved.
Introduced by Brian Dent.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


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

: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 5: A Look at the Future

The major cities of the world now have close on ten million inhabitants each. What can architects and engineers do to preserve the safety and sanity of people who have to live in these cities?
Michael Calthrop speculates on this with Lewis Mumford and Percy Johnson-Marshall.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Michael Calthrop
Panellist: Lewis Mumford
Panellist: Percy Johnson-Marshall
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'l bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwnmi Owen Edwards Rhaglen ddvddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES. lFOR REES JACK Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


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

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Andrew Gardner, Sam Pollock, Brian Redhead, Katharine Whitehorn.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Andrew Gardner
Panellist: Sam Pollock
Panellist: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 10: The Interview

Introduced by Peter West.
What does an interviewer look for when a boy or girl applies for a job? This programme shows the kind of question Chris has to be prepared to answer on this important occasion.
Script by Ronald Smurthwaite, Carpers Advisory Officer, The Chartered Insurance Institute
for Schools
First shown in November 1960


Presenter: Peter West
Script: Ronald Smurthwaite
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Micki, Wild Dog of the North
An excerpt from the film.
Shown by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
Chris and Leila take you on a visit to the British Manufacturers' Toy Fair
Letter 'I' in the Blue Peter Alphabet


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Whirlybirds: Two of a Kind

A series of adventure films about a helicopter.

A meek little man runs into 'double trouble', and Chuck and P.T get themselves very much involved.

: Sir Stephen King-Hall

in Washington talks to Ed Murrow, Director of the United States Information Agency.


Interviewer: Sir Stephen King-Hall
Interviewee: Ed Murrow
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.
Letters for inclusion in the programme should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]
See page 22


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 25: Gotterdammerung

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 Frank Williams, Pauline Stroud, Bill Shine, Gordon Phillott, Bob Todd, Meadows White, Roger Avon, Dave Freeman, Ronnie Brody.


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]: Frank Williams
Flossie: Pauline Stroud
[Actor]: Bill Shine
[Actor]: Gordon Phillott
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actor]: Meadows White
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: Dave Freeman
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
Written by Peter Moore.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writer: Peter Moore
Research: Arthur Draper
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 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 Railing
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Maigret: The Lost Sailor

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett from the novel 'Port des Brumes'.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
See page 23


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Margot Bennett
Director: Gerard Glaister
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
Joris: Frederick Schiller
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Baker: George Betton
Shopkeeper: Betty Duncan
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Doctor Paul: John Salew
Julie: Lesley Nunnerley
Martha: Ann Heffernan
Doctor Camot: John Gill
Captain Delcourt: Arnold Bell
Big Louis: Peter Welch
Captain Lannec: Edward Higgins
Grandmaison: Alan Wheatley
Madame Grandmaison: Iris Russell
Armand: Stephen Portch
Seaman: Lee Richardson
Bernard: John Forbes-Robertson
Policeman: Jamie Barnes
Celestin: Leonard Kingston
Fisherman: Ian Fairbairn
Raymond: Robert Cartland

: Television Dancing Club

Fourteenth Year
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Leonard Patrick and Doreen Key, Fred and Joyce Boultwood, The Billy Martin Formation Team from Liverpool and presenting the 4th heat of the 1961-62 competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.

Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Leonard Patrick
Dancer: Doreen Key
Dancer: Fred Boultwood
Dancer: Joyce Boultwood
Dancers: The Billy Martin Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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