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: A Year in the Country: Stone for Building

The church in the village is an old one and is built of honey-coloured limestone. Today: a visit to a local quarry to show how the limestone is removed for building.
Introduced by Eric Slmms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science

Compressed air has many modern applications. Today Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of them and shows the surprising strength of air under pressure.
for Schools
First shown in September 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: An Introduction

A series of programmes on Engineering Science for Technical Colleges begins next week. This programme shows something of the aims and methods of the new series and should be of particular interest to lecturers in Technical Colleges and Colleges at Further Education.
(to 10.55)


Presented by: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 2: Clerical and Secretarial Work

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Silk Weavers of Laos

After the rice is harvested, the villagers of this monsoon land are able, during the dry season, to spin and weave intricate patterned cloth at which they excel, using methods which have not changed over the centuries.
Introduced by Derek Cooper.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Filmed by: Tony Beamish
Presenter: Derek Cooper
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Fanny Cradock cooking a meal in fifteen minutes

Fashion in Jewellery

Gadgets or Elbow Grease?

Gardening: Autumn Flowers

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Geoffrey Smith, Eirlys Roberts


Presenter: Richard Waring
Cook: Fanny Cradock
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Geoffrey Smith
Expert: Eirlys Roberts
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: A Play in the Making: Programme 2

Written and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Introduced by James Grout.
The play begun last week is completed and is followed by scenes in which different authors work on the same human situation separated only by time and place.

The Lever

The Hostage by Brendan Behan

Henry V by Shakespeare

for Schools


Writer/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Stuart Walker
Author (The Hostage): Brendan Behan
Author (Henry V): William Shakespeare
Mr Glassford: Charles Lamb
Mr Collett: Patrick Godfrey
Mr Thomas: Donald Eccles
Gregg: Keith Buckley
Hesketh: Ken Tyllsen
Sam Watson: Jack Watson
Workmen.: Leslie Bates
Workmen: Robert Gillespie
Workmen: Peter Thornton
Workmen: Leslie Conrad
Workmen: Charles Gilbert
Soldier: John Normington
Pat: Robert Giliespie
Meg: Barbara Atkinson
Volunteer: Leslie Bates
Court: Peter Thornton
Bates: Patrick Godfrey
Williams: John Normington
Henry V: Simon Oates

: 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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 14.50)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Rubovia: Chickweed Wine

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Chickweed Wine
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/Puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Look: Urchin of the Hedgerow

Introduced by Peter Scott with Walter Flesher.
A second showing of a day in the life of a hedgehog.
Young William Ashburner introduces his tame hedgehog to Peter Scott.
Film sequences by Christopher Mylne, Director Cameraman of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Walter Flesher
Guest: William Ashburner
Film sequences by: Christopher Mylne
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: 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

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 Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
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 First Clue

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Throughout a tense day, visitors keep arriving at the office-bringing their own share of problems. Ian takes on a new secretary, and Joanne uncovers a secret.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script Associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Margie: Sonia Graham
Tom: Donald Hewlett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Receptionist: Betty Ellis
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Babbage: Donald Morley
Mrs Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Mark: Gareth Davies
Miss Robson: Patricia Lawrence
Lois: Dawn Beret
Bryan Marchant: Keith Buckley
Carol Beach: Mandy Miller
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Alison: Betty Cooper
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Tim: Scot Finch
Miss Lachland: Madeleine Christie
Peter Viss: David Crichton
Mme Roussin: Annette Carell
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade

: Comedy Playhouse: Visiting Day

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
A second showing of: Visiting Day
Starring Bernard Cribbins, Betty Marsden, Wilfrid Brambell
with Hugh Lloyd, Priscilla Morgan, Molly Weir, Harold Goodwin, Margaret Flint, David Gregory


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: G. B. Lupino
Cakebread: Bernard Cribbins
Mother: Betty Marsden
Father: Wilfrid Brambell
First Patient: Hugh Lloyd
[Actress]: Priscilla Morgan
Nurse Forbes: Molly Weir
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actress]: Margaret Flint
[Actor]: David Gregory

: Bronco: Then the Mountains

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

Bronco faces a desperate situation when he comes into conflict with a gang of ruthless outlaws.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: The News

: The Starbuilders

A vivid and individual portrait, in pictures and music without commentary, of a day in the life of the people all over the United States who are building the Atlas rockets that provide the gateway to space.


Photographed by: Michael Murphy
Produced, directed and edited by: James Fitzpatrick

: About Turn

Peter Davalle talks about some films in which well-known stars have appeared in unusual roles.
Including scenes from Yield to the Night, Julius Caesar, We're No Angels, From Here to Eternity on the Beach, The Entertainer, Never Let Go!, The Music Man
Films by courtesy of Warner Pathe, Paramount, M-G-M, Columbia, United Artists, British Lion/Bryanston, Rank


Presenter: Peter Davalle
Produced for television by: Richard Evans

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

Tonight at Portman Road the English and Maltese Football League champions meet in the second leg of this qualifying round for the European Cup.
In this edited version Kenneth Wolstenholme reports the highlights of the game.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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