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: Discovering Science: Warming Water

Most homes have a cold-water tank in the loft, a hot-water tank on the first floor, and a boiler on the ground floor. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes the scientific principles which determine the layout of the domestic hot-water system and explains how the water circulates within it.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Looking at the United States: The Land and the People

What are the most basic things which we, in Britain, fail to realise fully about the United States? On arrival in New York the producer put this question to two Americans and two people from Britain. The camera examines their replies.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Interviewer/producer: Tim Slessor
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: John Walker
Studio direction: Barbara Parker

: The Restless Atom: 1: Introduction to the Atom

'...remember that the universe is bottomless; there is no place where the atom can come to rest'. Lucretius

The first of a series of ten programmes introduced by Professor David Ingram.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor David Ingram
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: John Braybon

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Conversation, comment and controversy on matters of topical interest.


Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 1: Starting Work

After school life, the first day at work can be rather an ordeal. New problems have to be answered: what is P.A.Y.E.? what happens if you're late? Plenty of advice will be offered-the problem is to work out which to accept.
Introduced by Peter West.
for Schools
First shown in March 1961


Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Letter O in the Blue Peter Alphabet


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Ask Mr. Pastry: Cop - and Robber

A second showing of the story by Patrick Campbell and Vivienne Knight.
Starring Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry)

In tracking down a mysterious robber, Mr. Pastry makes a fair cop.


Writer: Patrick Campbell
Writer: Vivienne Knight
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: David Goddard
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Stoker: Barry Henderson
Vicar: John Kidd
Constable: John Brittany
Susan Bell: Patricia Sinclair
Mrs Spindle: Dandy Nichols
Miss Print: Barbara Hicks
Mrs Benson: Betty Cooper
Miss Bridges: Katharine Page
Marty Spolinsky: Susan Crawford
Ricky Spolinsky: Malcolm Butterworth
Steve Spolinsky: Frank Ellement
Mr Green: Christopher Hodge

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Broken Ear

A Belgian cartoon film series drawn by Herge

Tintin meets some sudden changes of fortune, and is involved in more than one revolution.
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.


Drawings: Herge
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Mary Stirling, Jack Crawford, Gervis Frere-Cook
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Mary Stirling
Panellist (The Challengers): Jack Crawford
Panellist (The Challengers): Gervis Frere-Cook
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: 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]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Arthur Sellwood
Writing and research: Alfred Draper
Writing and research: John Ralph
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
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

: Crying Down the Lane: Episode 2

A weekly serial in six episodes by Ivan Roe
with Elvi Hale, Delphi Lawrence, Peter Sallis, Paul Stassino and Edward Cast


Writer: Ivan Roe
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Script Associate: John Hopkins
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Fernandes: Paul Stassino
Louisa: Delphi Lawrence
Jenny: Carole Ann Ford
Joe Kovacs: Edward Cast
Ambassador: Alex Galler
Danny: Gregory Phillips
Sir Montague Healey-Wick: George McGrath
Topsy: Katie Cashfield
Champion: Peter Sallis
Supt Lambe: Geoffrey Chater
Jane: Topsy Jane
Carol Miller: Elvi Hale
News Editor: Neil Hallett
News Editor's Secretary: Pauline Taylor
Reporter: Keith Barron
Det -Sgt Keen: William Job
Johnny: Tommy Eytle
Frankie: John Abineri

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with report 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: Murder on Monday

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel "Maigret et l'homme du banc."
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas and Neville Jason as Lapointe
Guest stars: Sylvia Kay, Madge Ryan, Jack Rodney
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions, Ltd.

Louis Thouret lives in the suburbs of Paris. He is a henpecked, meek little man who leaves for his work each morning at eight and returns at six, as regular as clockwork. Then one day he fails to return - and Maigret unravels a strange secret life.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director: Terence Williams
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Louis Thouret: Bartlett Mullins
Madame Thouret: Christine Lindsay
Neighbour: Janet Bruce
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Doctor Gadelle: Allan McClelland
Monique Thouret: Sylvia Kay
Concierge: Nora Gordon
Ginette: Joan Phillips
Lapointe: Neville Jason
First Police Officer: Ray Browne
Shop Proprietor: John Miller
Fred: Jack Rodney
Mariette Gibon: Eileen Kennally
Josette: Mary Webster
Philippe Natali: Stratford Johns
Madame Machere: Madge Ryan
Albert Jorisse: Tom Adams
Second Police Officer: Robert McBain

: Come Dancing

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

The West
From the Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare.
Johnny Baines and his Band
Compere, Michael Aspel
South London
From the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham.
Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Compere, Keith Fordyce


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (The West): Johnny Baines and his Band
Compere (The West): Michael Aspel
Producer (The West): Peter Bale
Musicians (South London): Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Compere (South London): Keith Fordyce
Producer (South London): A. P. Wilkinson
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Reg Perrin
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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