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: Natural History: Birds: 4: Bird Migration

James Fisher shows how some birds are able to find their way over hundreds of miles during their autumn and spring migration.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: F. R. Elwell
Producer: Eric Simms

: Television Club: Hire Purchase

Introduced by Windsor Davies.
The Wade Family find out about Hire Purchase.
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Windsor Davies

: A Century of Change: 4: Britain and Russia

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.

Has our attitude towards Russia altered much in the last hundred years?
(to 11.55)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld A Heoedd
Tmdrln A phynciau yng- nghwmni Owen Edwards
Gwalth ymchwil Harrt Gwyna Rhaglen ddvddiol dan ofat Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
Laurence Whistler talking to John Arlott about his glass-engraving.
Steve Race visiting a concertina factory
Rosalyn Tureck the pianist, playing and talking.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Laurence Whistler
Interviewer: John Arlott
Item presenter: Steve Race
Pianist: Rosalyn Tureck
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 4: The Body Moves: 1: The Muscles

Most of the meat we eat is muscle, and muscles provide the body's motive power. Today Professor W. S. Bullough examines their structure and demonstrates some of their more important properties.
for Schools


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Director: Bill Scott
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Men into Space: Tankers In Space

Another chance to see one of the film stories about an imaginary space adventure.

For the first time, Colonel McCauley and his crew try to refuel a rocket when actually flying in space. The fuel is highly explosive.

: Zoo Quest To Madagascar

with David Attenborough
In this last programme of his series, David Attenborough searches for one of the rarest animals of Madagascar, the indris-the largest of all the lemura and the creature that some believe to be the origin of the legend of the dog-headed man.
Last shown in June 1961


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Studio Presentation: Brian Branston

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 9

A second showing of the serial
Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas
[Starring] Jack Hedley
Starring Jack Watling
With Laurence Hardy, David Langton Ellen Mcintosh
Tim Frazer is investigating the murder of Miss Thackeray, known to the Population of Melynfforest as 'Elaine Bradford.' After a meeting with estate agent Roger Thornton, Frazer visits a cottage in which Miss Thackeray was interested. While there Frazer receives a call from someone wishing to speak to the murdered woman. On his way home Frazer discovers the body of Eve Turner, the estate agent's secretary. The murder weapon is familiar.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Eddie Davies: Douglas Blackwell
Eve Turner: Ellen McIntosh
Det-Insp Rovd: John Glyn-Jones
Det-Sgt Owen: Alan Stuart
Dr Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
Davy Williams: Prysor Williams
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Roger Thornton: David Langton
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Fred: Meurig Wyn-Jones
Stan White: David Lander

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing.
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Barry Craine
Hostess: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Ronald Marsh

: Laramie: The Mountain Men

A new series of the popular Western films.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller
with Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes
and Guest star, Dan Duryea

Three desperate men take over the Sherman ranch to carry out a murder, and with Daisy and Mike held as hostages, Slim and Jess seem powerless to prevent them.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Ben Sanford: Dan Duryea

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Holiday on Skis
Sportsview cameras go on a winter sports holiday to a surprise location.

News from the European Cup quarter-final Standard Liege v. Rangers played this evening in Liege.

Rugby: England v. Ireland
A preview of Saturday's Rugby Union International match at Twickenham.



Presenter: David Coleman
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Music in Camera

presents Amy Shuard, Charles Craig, Larry Adler, George Skibine, Marjorie Tallchief, Elizabeth Powell, Jean Allister
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Marcus Dods


Singer: Amy Shuard
Singer: Charles Craig
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Dancer: George Skibine
Dancer: Marjorie Tallchief
Pianist: Elizabeth Powell
Singer: Jean Allister
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Bookstand

A critical survey of books and writers.

10.0-10.30 View of South and West


Producer: Christopher Burstall

: The Storm

A film from Yugoslavia.

When the northern wind heralds an approaching storm it can mean both personal danger and loss of livelihood to the fisherfolk of Kvarner.


English version written and presented by: Gordon Smith
[English version] spoken by: John Humphry

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Campau

gyda Carwyn James
Rhaglen i fwrw golwg ar chwaraeon ledled Cymru Ffllmiau, nodweddion trafodaethau, a glewion chwarae Heno:
Pel Droed: Clwb Wrecsam Rygbi: Cymru v. Yr Alban
Y rhaglen dan ofal Tom Davies
Welsh sports review.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.23)

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