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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 1

A course running through the academic year.
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Programme 2

A course running through the academic year.
This course consists of two consecutive weekly broadcasts at 10.5 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday, repeated respectively at 9.40 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday.
To accompany this series, a specially prepared booklet (price 8d.) containing examples and explanatory notes, can be obtained from [address removed]


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: A Play in the Making: Programme 1

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)

: Discovering Science: Air Around Us

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agoa Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu,
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

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas In the arts, entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: 1: The Story of the Motor Car

The first of five programmes about transport.
Introduced by Meryl O'Keeffe and John West.

2.25 Interval


Presenter (Science and Life): Meryl O'Keeffe
Presenter (Science and Life): John West
Producer (Science and Life): John Braybon

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Picture Time

The Mermaid's Pearls: 6: Neptune
Written and narrated by Oliver Postgate.
A new film series about Cyrus the Seahorse and his friend Bartholomew the Shrimp.

Last week you saw how Shrimp went into the sunken city where he forgot everything. This week you see how Cyrus rescued him and met King Neptune.

The Glow-Worm
A cartoon film from Russia with several stories about animals.

Peter and the Machine Man
A cartoon film from Hungary.


Writer/narrator (The Mermaid's Pearls): Oliver Postgate
Drawings (The Mermaid's Pearls): Peter Firmin
Drawings (The Mermaid's Pearls): Robert Broomfield
Music (The Mermaid's Pearls): Vernon Elliot

: Whirlybirds: The Challenge

A second showing of a series of adventure films about a helicopter.

Chuck and P.T. persuade a surgeon whose nerve has failed that it is essential for him to carry out a vital operation.

: 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

: Bucknell's House: 17

Barry Bucknell's weekly TV do-it-yourself guide.

Solid fuel fires can be very efficient, but some are not; and many of them (like the one in the dining room of Bucknell's House) are ugly and ill-proportioned. When you pull one out. you have to build in a new one and make a new surround. It is a big job but well worth doing.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Production assistant: Peter Smith
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: 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

: Adam Faith

sings songs old and new and introduces:
Guest Star, Helen Shapiro
and the Kestrels, The Roulettes, Chance Gordon and Sheila O'Neil and The Dancers.
Written by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant.


Singer/Presenter: Adam Faith
Singer: Helen Shapiro
Singers: The Kestrels
Band: The Roulettes
Singer: Chance Gordon
Dancer: Sheila O'Neil
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Johnny Keating
Settings: Tony Abbott
Writer: Allan Scott
Writer: Chris Bryant
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Ross Taylor
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Z Cars: On Watch - Newtown

by John Hopkins
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Both crews are forced to realise the narrow margin between life and death on a busy night in which Chief Inspector Barlow and Sergeant Twentyman miss one crime - and catch two criminals.


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Producer: David E. Rose

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock
Presenting News - Action - Personalities

Tonight's programme includes:

Boxing: The Heavyweight Championship of the World
A special preview of next Tuesday's fight between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston.

Football: European Cup: Floriana v. Ipswich Town
News of last night's match played in Malta.

Air Racing
Sportsview cameras are airborne to bring you the thrills of the Thruxton Air Races.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Assistant Editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: The Women Get the Vote

A fascinating account, beginning a hundred years ago, of how women fought for the vote, and men fought to deny it to them; illustrated by rare historic film from this country and the United States.
A C.B.S. Twentieth-Century film


Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Executive producer: Burton Benjamin

: Points of View

with Alan Melville
A further look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Alan Melville

: Civil Defence 1962

A Ministerial Broadcast by The Home Secretary The Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke, M.P. to mark the inauguration of this year's Civil Defence Recruiting Campaign.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: Sportsview Special: European Cup: Floriana v. Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town, as English League champions, make their first bid for the European Cup against the champions of Malta, Floriana F.C.
Kenneth Wolstenholme gives a commentary on the first leg of this qualifying round, played in Malta yesterday.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit

10.10-10.35 In View
The island that sells itself: a picture of Portland.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Commentator (Sportsview Special): Kenneth Wolstenholme

: At the Photographer

A Yugoslav cartoon about the trials and tribulations of a sitting at the photographer's - not forgetting the birdie.

: The Liberal Party Assembly

A report on the first day with Kenneth Harris.
From the special BBC-tv studio in the Conference Hall in Llandudno with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather

: Cyfoes

Trin a thrafod materion y dydd Y cyflwyno gan John Eilian
Y cynhyrchu gan Aled Vaughan
Discussion on current affairs.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.35)

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