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: A Year in the Country: Looking Around

A first visit to the village, the church, the farm, and the river, to find out some of the things that are going on there.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Air Around Us

What is streamlining? How does a parachute work? In this first programme Gerd Sommerhoff answers these and other questions about the properties of the air around us.
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 1: What Shall I Do?

Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Temiar of the Hill Forests

A programme about their life in Northern Malaya as hunters, primitive cultivators, and traders in forest produce.
Filmed and introduced by Tony Beamish.
(to 11.55)


Filmed and introduced by: Tony Beamish
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich einio
Y cyflwyno, OWEN EDWARDS
Y cynhyrchu,
Y golygydd. NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Living Today

Around and about the Home with Richard Waring.


Entertaining with Moira Lister

Design for the Table

Domestic Heating

Cooking-September Duckling

Fashion in Late Day Dresses

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Victor Sassie


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Entertaining): Moira Lister
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Victor Sassie
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: A Play in the Making: Programme 1

Written and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Introduced by James Grout.
Starting from a simple interview between a workman and his boss, the play builds up until it stops short at the moment of crisis. Next week viewers can compare their own solution with what really happens.


Writer/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Watson's story told by: Mike Pratt
Designer: Stuart Walker
Sam Watson: Jack Watson
Mr Collett: Patrick Godfrey
Mr Thomas: Donald Eccles
Gregg: Keith Buckley
Hesketh: Ken Tyllsen
Mr Glassford: Charles Lamb
Mildred: Barbara Atkinson
Foreman: Simon Oates
Workmen: Leslie Bates
Workmen: Robert Gillespie
Workmen: Peter Thornton
Workmen: Leslie Conrad
Workmen: Charles Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film
(to 14.50)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The Stowaway

A second showing of a National Film Board of Canada film.
A young Canadian boy learns the hard way about life on board a fishing boat in Atlantic waters.

: Look: Well Shot!

Introduced by Peter Scott.
A second showing of Well Shot!
Amateur film-making by naturalists is becoming increasingly popular. Four cameramen who entered for the first film competition sponsored by the BBC and the Council for Nature show some of their 'high-spots'.
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Robert Bustard
Cameraman: Christopher Doncaster
Cameraman: Richard Philps
Cameraman: Thomas Tivey
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Bruce Campbell

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Designer: Ridley Scott
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: The Elopement

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Richard and Clancey find that after so long apart it takes time to pick up all the threads; while Kathy and Tim discover that even a runaway romance has its problems. Ian meets Joanne-in an unexpected situation.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wilshire
Richard: Moray Watson
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Mark: Gareth Davies
Ian: Ronald Allen
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Iris: Louise Dunn
Carol Beach: Mandy Miller
Bryan Merchant: Keith Buckley
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Lois: Dawn Beret
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
James Crown: Norman Coburn
Miss Lachlan: Madeleine Christie
Tim: Scot Finch
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Murdoch: James Copeland
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Peter Visa: David Crichton

: Comedy Playhouse: The Reunion

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
A second showing of The Reunion
Starring Lee Montague, J.G. Devlin, Dick Emery, Patrick Cargill, Jerold Wells, Bernard Goldman, David Gregory, Cameron Hall


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Duncan Wood
Maurice Woolley: Lee Montague
Paddy O'Hanahan: J.G. Devlin
Arthur Clench: Dick Emery
'Bow-Tie' Bertie: Patrick Cargill
Sammy Burton: Jerold Wells
Johnny Burton: Bernard Goldman
Tommy Whitelaw: David Gregory
Colonel Yateley: Cameron Hall

: Bronco: Destinies West

A Western film series.
Starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer.

A fortune in gold is stolen and Bronco is assigned by the Army to find it; but he is almost diverted from his purpose when he meets a beautiful woman gambler.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

: The Schools

As they appear to people who teach in them.
Written and produced by Richard Cawston.

This wide-ranging documentary examines the complex school system of England and Wales. It shows the teachers at work in a great variety of schools and it gives their views on such controversial issues as: The Eleven-Plus, The Secondary Modern and the Grammar, The Public Schools, Preparatory Schools, Comprehensive Schools, How to Teach, Discipline, Co-Education and What Sort of School System Do We Really Want?
There is no commentary, there are no actors. Eighty-five practising teachers take part: theirs are the only views expressed.
BBC film


Writer/producer: Richard Cawston
Photographed by: Hugh Wilson
Sound: Grahame Whatling
Sound: Patrick Whitaker
Film editor: Roy Fry

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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