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: A Year in the Country: Autumn Hedgerow

Among the autumn fruits now ripe are hips, haws, bryony, and elderberries - the last a favourite food of some of the creatures seen in the autumn hedgerow.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: How Air Pressure Changes

Today Gerd Sommerhoff goes up the BBC Television Mast at Crystal Palace to discover how air pressure changes with height and, helped by the Weather Man, he shows how the weather is influenced by differences in air pressure.
for Schools
First shown in October 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 3: Stonemason

Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Sherpas of the Himalayas

About the day-to-day life of these mountain people whose villages are among the highest human settlements in the world.
Filmed and introduced by Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf.
for Schools
First shown in November 1960
(to 11.55)


Filmed and introduced by: C. von Furer Haimendorf
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinlo
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Design in the Kitchen

Entertaining with Violette Cointreau

Fashion in Shoes

Making the Best of Yourself
Reporter, Nan Winton

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Entertaining): Violette Cointreau
Reporter (Making the Best of Yourself): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Antigone

by Sophocles.
An introduction by James Grout to next week's production.
with Freda Dowie, Richard Mayes, Sonia Fraser, Charles Laurence, Terence Greenidge, Timothy Palmer.
In the excerpts from next week's telerecording of "Antigone":
Christopher Banks, Richard Burnett, Keith Campbell, Freda Dowie, Sonia Fraser, Marcel Fugere, Kelvin Garner, Robert Gillespie, James Grout, Robert Harris,
Donald Hoath, Kenneth Keeling, John H. Moore, Guy Standeven, Peter Thornton, Geoffrey Witherick
for Schools


Author: Sophocles
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Script/Production: Ronald Eyre
[Actress]: Freda Dowie
[Actor]: Richard Mayes
[Actress]: Sonia Fraser
[Actor]: Charles Laurence
[Actor]: Terence Greenidge
[Actor]: Timothy Palmer
[Actor]: Richard Burnett
[Actor]: Keith Campbell
[Actor]: Marcel Fugere
[Actor]: Kelvin Garner
[Actor]: Robert Gillespie
[Actor]: James Grout
[Actor]: Robert Harris
[Actor]: Donald Hoath
[Actor]: Kenneth Keeling
[Actor]: John H. Moore
[Actor]: Guy Standeven
[Actor]: Peter Thornton
[Actor]: Geoffrey Witherick

: 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

: Funny Manns

A second chance to see Cliff Norton and his crazy old films.
This week: he is circus mann


Circus Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: Bees and Bellows

by Gordon Murray.
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: Pamela Binns
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Roy Skelton
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot
Settings and costumes: Hazel Martingell

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Road Works


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: 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

: World Zoos: San Diego

Introduced by James Fisher.
This first programme in a weekly series takes viewers to southern California where the world's largest outdoor collection of wild animals is shown against a background of luxuriant tropical vegetation.
Selected recordings from the KFMB-TV series 'Zoorama'


Presenter: James Fisher
Editor: Constance Dunn
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Associate Producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate Producer: Jack Gold
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant Editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: The Morning After

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Adrian suffers for his night out in more ways than one. Mike does some detective work, and Tim and Kathy settle their future.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Ted Dicks
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Waris Hussein
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Tan: Ronald Allen
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Babbage: Donald Morley
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Alison: Betty Cooper
Vic: Paul Carpenter
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Tim: Scot Finch
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Barman: Norman Hartley

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Ann Broadway
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Robert Stuart
This Is Your Life theme composed by: James Turner
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Dick Powell Show presents: Goodbye, Hannah

Starring Dick Powell, Carolyn Jones

At first, the case of Hannah Cole-missing for more than a year-is just another routine assignment for Lt. Smith of the Missing Persons Bureau. But as he delves deeper into her file he finds himself fascinated by the image of the woman it reveals.


Director: Marc Daniels
Lt. Smith: Dick Powell
Hannah Cole: Carolyn Jones

: The News

: Pit Stop

Motor racing is not only to do with machines; it is to do with men.
The men who are the heroes of this film, made on the tracks of Britain and Italy, are the backroom boys of the sport-the racing mechanics.
Made for the BBC by Films (Windsor) Ltd.


Narrator: Raymond Baxter

: Horse of the Year Show: The Beaufort Stakes

Outside Broadcasts present direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, the concluding stages of this international competition.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and John Morgan report on the second day.
From the special BBC-tv studio in the Conference Hall in Brighton with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: John Morgan
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

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