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: Discovering Science: Freezing Water

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how frost causes damage to plumbing and shows some of the other effects of freezing.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Looking at the United States: The Industrial Heart

'The busiest workshop in the world..the Black Country of North America'. Thus has been described the industrial region to the south-east of the Great Lakes.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5
(to 11.25)


Producer: Tim Slessor

: The Restless Atom: 3: Radioactivity

Introduced by Professor David Ingram with the recorded voices of The Music Men.
for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 10.5 a.m.
The Music Men are in 'The Music Man' at the Adelphi Theatre, London
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor David Ingram
Voices: The Music Men
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.
Including Erskine Childers, Gerald McKnight, Ron Owen, Dee Wells.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Gerald McKnight
Panellist: Ron Owen
Panellist: Dee Wells
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 3: A Florist's Shop

Introduced by Peter West.
What is the everyday work of the florist like? The Schools Film Unit goes to a typical shop in Newcastle to find out.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Sound recordist: Graham Whatling
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers, introduced by Christopher Trace.
How To Make Your Own Puppet
demonstrated by Peter Adams Turner.
and Letter Q in the Blue Peter Alphabet


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Item presenter (How To Make Your Own Puppet): Peter Adams Turner
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Ask Mr. Pastry: Forty-eight Hours' Rest

Starring Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry) in a second showing of Forty-eight Hours' Rest
Mr. Pastry proves that the cure is not always a rest.
Richard Hearne is now appearing in 'Goody Two Shoes' at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth


Designer: Richard Henry
Script: Richard Hearne
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
Miss Moss: Amy Dalby
Mrs Weston: Barbara Christie
Farmer Tony Young: Ian Shand
Mr Green: Christopher Hodge
Alf: Joe Greig
Harry: Patrick Milner

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Broken Ear

A Belgian cartoon film series drawn by Herge.
Tintin escapes to Nuevo-Rico and, after a series of adventures, sets out to try to find the Arumbaya tribe.
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.


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

: The News

: News of the North

followed by The Weather

Midland News and Weather
(Sutton Coldfield)

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Lisa Duffin, Donald Davinson, Ross Watson
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Lisa Duffin
Panellist (The Challengers): Donald Davinson
Panellist (The Challengers): Ross Watson
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]
See page 18


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
Associate producer: David Croft
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Crying Down the Lane: Episode 4

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

Joe Kovacs and his son Danny have taken a room for the night at the Ardencote Arms. But the police are very close behind them.


Writer: Ivan Roe
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Script Associate: John Hopkins
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Honeyman: David Bauer
Danny: Gregory Phillips
Joe Kovacs: Edward Cast
Pat: Stella Tanner
Det-Constable Charles: Michael Stainton
Det-Sergeant Franklyn: Eric Thompson
Carol Miller: Elvi Hale
Champion: Peter Sallis
Supt Lambe: Geoffrey Chater
Det-Sergeant Keen: William Job
Louisa: Delphi Lawrence
Fernandes: Paul Stassino
News Editor: Neil Hallett
Reporter: Keith Barron
Jane: Topsy Jane
Tommy: Anthony Sadler
Gerry: Malcolm Gerard
Ken: Michael Redfern

: 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

: Studio 4 presents: The Second Curtain

by Roy Fuller.
Dramatised by John Hopkins.
Starring Leonard Maguire

'For Garner, it was like taking part in a detective play with ordinary characters, but then a second curtain rose only to reveal them as grotesque and brutal puppets'.
See page 19


Author: Roy Fuller
Dramatised by: John Hopkins
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: James MacTaggart
George Garner: Leonard Maguire
Marjorie: Annette Robertson
Roderick Fox: Frederick Farley
Alistair Cuff: Sidney Simkin
Maid: Joy Burnett
Viola Widgery: Joan Heath
Frank Kershaw: John Barrett
Detective-Sergeant: Desmond Cullum Jones
Perrott: Andrew Laurence
Sarah Freeman: Patricia Haines
Peter Rackam: Ronald Wilson
Party-goers: Basil Beale
Party-goers: Ian Wilson
Librarian: Sheelah Wilcocks
Trimmer: Dallas Cavell

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the first semi-final 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 Ray MacVay and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh
From The Ritz Ballroom, Manchester with Phil Moss and his Orchestra.
Compere, Geoffrey Wheeler

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
See page 19


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (West Scotland): Ray MacVay and his Orchestra
Compere (West Scotland): Alex Macintosh
Producer (West Scotland): Robert Stewart
Musicians (North-West): Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Compere (North-West): Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer (North-West): Ray Lakeland
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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