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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 3

A course running through the academic year.
for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.40 a.m.

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]
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Pioneers of Social Change: 2: Edwin Chadwick

Written by Norman Longmate.
Chadwick's lifelong fight to provide Britain with proper sewage systems and fresh water has done as much to safeguard our health as all the drugs in the doctors' cupboards.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: For Sixth Forms: Greek Drama: Philoctetes

by Sophocles in a translation by Kenneth Cavander.
Starring Richard Pasco, Alan MacNaughtan, Alan Howard
for Schools
First shown in September 1961
(to 12.00)


Author: Sophocles
Translation by: Kenneth Cavander
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Odysseus: Alan MacNaughtan
Neoptolemos: Alan Howard
Philoctetes: Richard Pasco
A Merchant: Eric Thompson
Sailor: Barry Boys
Sailor: Jeremy Geidt
Sailor: Richard Mayes
Sailor: Michael Robbins
Sailor: Nicholas Selby
Sailor: Kenneth Watson

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Table Talk

Comment, Controversy, Conversation on issues of the day.
A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Erskine Childers and Gerald McKnight.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Gerald McKnight
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 2: Clerical and Secretarial Work

Introduced by Peter West.
Nearly 100,000 girls go into some kind of clerical or secretarial work each year. The School Film Unit visits Aberdeen to look at the office jobs that some school leavers find and to discover what they can aim for when they are older.
BBC film for Schools
First shown in February


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

: 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

All Aboard! with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton in a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes

: Stranger in the City: Episode 1

A second chance to see the serial by Sheila Hodgson.


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Ted Walter
Settings: Fanny Taylor
Music composed and played by: Mr. Acker Bilk
Mr Gough: Richard Vernon
Mrs Gough: Beatrix MacKey
Penelope Gough: April Wilding
Paul (Podger) Gough: Denis Gilmore
Marie-Heline Ronsin: Jeanne Le Bars
Edie Croucher: Joy Osborne
Syd Croucher: Henry Woolf
'The Bishop': Fred Lake
Hall porter: Jimmy Gardner
First bus conductress: Pamela Holmes
Second bus conductress: Jill Simcox
Ada Clegg: Wendy Hall

: 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

: Good Companions

The last programme in the present series
Introduced by Peter West from Birmingham.

A Operation Horse
A film showing some of the work of the Equine Research Station of the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket.

Stanley Dangerfield gives advice on the care of some of the smaller animals.

Fallow and Roe Deer
Phil Drabble shows on film two types of deer that he has reared.

Champion Mec, a border Collie, demonstrates her skill.

The Staffordshire Beagles


Presenter: Peter West
Item presenter/series edited by: Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Fallow and Roe Deer): Phil Drabble
Producer: John McGonagle

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes 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 Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
'Evelyn' by: Tony Hawes
'Evelyn' by: Bernard Levin
Designer: Ridley Scott
Associate Producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant Editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant Editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Ethel Turner, Bernard Spiers, Thomas Kilgour
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Ethel Turner
Panellist (The Challengers): Bernard Spiers
Panellist (The Challengers): Thomas Kilgour
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Rag Trade: The Fish and Chip Shop

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
A repeat order of The Fish and Chip Shop
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock
featuring William Kendall and Harry Landis
with Gwendolyn Watts, Wanda Ventham, Jan Williams, Pamela Reece, Betty Turner, Lee Richardson, Max Latimer, Charles Bird, Clive Kemp, Frank Peters, Ernst McKinnon


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
[Actor]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Harry Landis
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
[Actress]: Jan Williams
[Actress]: Pamela Reece
[Actress]: Betty Turner
[Actor]: Lee Richardson
[Actor]: Max Latimer
[Actor]: Charles Bird
[Actor]: Clive Kemp
[Actor]: Frank Peters
[Actor]: Ernst McKinnon

: Britain on the Brink

The mood of the country regarding possible entry into The Common Market analysed by George Cyriax.
Introduced by Richard Goold-Adams.


Analyser: George Cyriax
Presenter: Richard Goold-Adams
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: The News

: Maigret: Voices from the Past

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel 'Maigret et les Vieillards'.

A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Isabelle: Catherine Lacey
Phillipe: Richard Vernon
Priest: Philip Howard
Julien: Nicholas Pennell
Butler: Roger Williams
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Gobain: Dervis Ward
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Cromieres: Terence Alexander
Jaquette: Fay Compton
Mazeron: Charles Gray
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Police Officer: Michael Earl
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Moers: Frederick Peisley
Abbe Barraud: Maitland Moss

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the second heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

The West
From The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare with Johnny Baines and his Band.
Compere, Tom Salmon
East Midlands
From The Palais Ballroom, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alan Weeks

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance


Musicians (The West): Johnny Baines and his Band
Compere (The West): Tom Salmon
Producer (The West): Peter Bale
Musicians (East Midlands): Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (East Midlands): Alan Weeks
Producer (East Midlands): Philip Lewis
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Reg Perrin
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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