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: Discovering Science: Water and the Weather

Water, in one form or another, plays an important part in this country's weather. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains that, where water and the weather are concerned, what comes down must first have gone up.
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Looking at the United States: Through the South-West

Along the route of a motor journey of 1,500 miles from Texas to California you see the wheat and oil, cowboys and Indians, mountains and deserts of this least populated quarter of the United States.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Tim Slessor

: The Restless Atom: 5: Detecting Particles

'...remember that the universe is bottomless; there is no place where the atom can come to rest'. Lucretius
Introduced by Professor David Ingram.

(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor David Ingram
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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 lleoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS Gwaith ymchwil, Harri Gwyne Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Harri Gwyne
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Richard Bing, Erskine Childers, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Douglas Robinson


Panellist: Richard Bing
Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: Douglas Robinson
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 5: Clerical and Secretarial Work

Introduced by Peter West.
More than 87,000 girls go into some kind of clerical or secretarial work every year. A BBC Film Unit goes to Aberdeen to look at the office jobs that some school-leavers find, and what they can aim for when they are older.
BBC film for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: James Court
Sound recordist: Maurice Everitt
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Andrew Quicke

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
A film called In the Forest
Letter T in the Blue Peter Alphabet


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bold Bunter

A second showing of the serial in eight parts by Frank Richards.
with Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter and Jack Melford as Mr. Quelch


Writer: Frank Richards
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Gypsy Boy: Mark Mileham
Skinner: Barry Halliday
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Jenkins: Peter Thomas

: For Deaf Children: Corral

This film from Canada shows how a cowboy train, a wild horse and, by kindness and understanding, teaches it to carry a rider and obey his wishes.

: 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 Mason, Frank Gerson, Michael Seltser
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 Mason
Panellist (The Challengers): Frank Gerson
Panellist (The Challengers): Michael Seltser
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 Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
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
Executive Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Barbara in Black: Episode 1

A new serial for television by Elaine Morgan.
Starring Tracey Lloyd, Anthony Newlands, John Cairney, John Gill, Neil McCarthy, Jack Rodney
with Edward Evans and Douglas Blackwell
From Wales


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: David J. Thomas
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Terry Laurie
Designer: Alan Taylor
Louther: Jack Rodney
Cobley: Neil McCarthy
Will Griffiths: Prysor Williams
May Griffiths: Dilys Davies
Ben Hassim: Neville Becker
Ladysmith: Anthony Newlands
Station Sergeant: Ieuan Rhys Williams
P.C. Evans: Hubert Rees
Superintendent: Edward Evans
Dr Dave Sharland: John Cairney
Barbara Griffiths: Tracey Lloyd
Chief Inspector: Douglas Blackwell
Brachet: John Gill
Other parts played by: Madge Jones
Other parts played by: Sylvia Jones
Other parts played by: Eifion Wyn Jones
Other parts played by: Leonard Mayo

: 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: Call Me Back

by Tony Webster.
[Starring] Alec McCowen


Writer: Tony Webster
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Norman James
Tom O'Neill: Alec McCowen

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On Your Own - One-person dramas 26 July 2019

: Television Dancing Club

Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey, Bob Johnson and Audrey Adams, The Constance Millington Formation Team from Liverpool and presenting The first semi-final of the 1961-62 competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson: On the Twist
assisted by Christine Norton and the Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Dancers
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Harry Smith-Hampshire
Dancer: Doreen Casey
Dancer: Bob Johnson
Dancer: Audrey Adams
Formation dancers: The Constance Millington Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Dancers
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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