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: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

Where does the sugar go when it dissolves in a cup of tea? In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains this and shows the importance of some dissolved substances in everyday life.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Looking at the United States: The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains

A visit to Wyoming-a state the size of Great Britain, yet with a population the same as that of Hull. In the town of Laramie an old-timer talks about the early days.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5
(to 11.25)


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

: The Restless Atom: 7: Splitting the Atom

'...remember that the universe is bottomless; there is no place where the atom can come to rest'. Lucretius
Introduced by Professor David Ingram with Basil Rose.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor David Ingram
Guest: Basil Rose
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
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Table Talk

Conversation, comment and controversy from people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Barney Keelan, Brian Redhead, Dee Wells.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Barney Keelan
Panellist: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Dee Wells
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 7: Working in a Laundry

Introduced by Peter West.
Most women know how to iron a shirt, but how is it done in a laundry? What is the work like? And how does it compare with dry cleaning?
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: John Griffiths
Director: Andrew Quicke
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Letter V in the Blue Peter Alphabet
and Danny Arnold telling you another story of the Wild West.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Storyteller: Danny Arnold
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Hunter-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
Bob Cherry: Jeremy Bulloch
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Johnny Bull: Gregory Warwick
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Frank Nugent: Michael Tennant
Hurree Singh: Hugh Ward
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Lord Mauleverer: Malcolm Gerard
Bert Maggs: George Woodbridge
Jim: Peter Glaze

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Wells Fargo: The Tall Texan

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson

A girl leaves her country background for a gay city life and becomes involved with two outlaws, both of whom are sought by Jim Hardie.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: 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
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Barbara in Black: Episode 3

by Elaine Morgan.
Starring Tracey Lloyd, Anthony Newlands, John Cairney, John Gill, Neil McCarthy, Jack Rodney
with Edward Evans, Aubrey Richards, Douglas Blackwell
Now that they have found the missing lorry deep in the waters of Cardiff Dock, will the police keep on the track of Louther and Cobley; and why hasn't Barbara's father returned from work?


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Producer: David J. Thomas
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Russell Walker
Designer: Alan Taylor
Porter: Wilem Mellen
Receptionist: Joy Leman
May Griffiths: Dilys Davies
Dr Dave Sharland: John Cairney
Barbara Griffiths: Tracey Lloyd
Louther: Jack Rodney
Brachet: John Gill
Chief Inspector: Douglas Blackwell
Station Sgt: Ieuan Rhys Williams
P.C. Evans: Hubert Rees
Morris: Dillwyn Owen
Ladysmith: Anthony Newlands
Joe Meredith: Aubrey Richards
Cobley: Neil McCarthy
Superintendent: Edward Evans
A farmer: Brinley Jenkins
His wife: Margaret John

: 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: The Ballad of Peckham Rye

by Muriel Spark.
Dramatised by Roger Smith.


Author: Muriel Spark
Dramatised by: Roger Smith
Producer: Alan Bridges
Designer: Norman James
Vicar: Julian D'Albie
Humphrey Place: Michael Robbins
Trevor Lomas: David Spenser
Dixie Morse: Susan Burnet
Arthur Crewe: George Betton
Mavis Crewe: Audrey Noble
Mr Druce: Norman Scace
Dougal Douglas: Ian MacNaughton
Jinny Ferguson: Bridget McConnel
Maria Cheeseman: Jane Eccles
Miss Belle Frierne: Marjorie Wilde
Merle Coverdale: Lesley Jackson
Annette Wren: Mary McMillen
Dawn Waghorn: Annabel Bishop
Elaine Kent: Ann Chiles
Beauty: Jeanette Landis
Collie Gould: Clifford Elkin
Barmaid: Valerie Brooks
Police Constable: Raymond Hodge

: Television Dancing Club

Fifteenth Year
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.

Demonstrations by Raymond Draper and Molly Mackenzie, Eric Donaldson and Edna Barnett, The Maurice Jay Formation Team from Wood Green, London and presenting The second semi-final 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: Raymond Draper
Dancer: Molly Mackenzie
Dancer: Eric Donaldson
Dancer: Edna Barnett
Formation dancers: The Maurice Jay 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; Close Down

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