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: A Year in the Country: A Visit to the River

The river that flows through the farm-land rises in a small copse not far from the village. In today's programme its course is traced right down to the sea.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Sounds Through the Air

What causes sound waves and how fast do they travel through the air?
Gerd Sommerhoff uses a yacht race starting-gun to measure the speed of sound.
for Schools
First shown in October 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 2: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 4: Working for the Post Office

Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Angotee, Eskimo Boy

An abridged and adapted version of the National Film Board of Canada film of an Eskimo's childhood.
First shown in September 1959
(to 11.55)


Narrator: Carl Lochnan
Presented by: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and 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 cinlo
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.

Choosing Antiques

Cooking: Autumn Pilaf

How to Relax
Reporter, Nan Winton

The Science of Saucepans

Fashion in Suits

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Victor Sassie, Marie Louise Cadec, J. Macdonald Wallace


Presenter: Richard Waring
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Victor Sassie
Expert: Marie Louise Cadec
Expert: J. Macdonald Wallace
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Antigone: Part 1

by Sophocles.
Translated by Neil Curry.
for Schools


Author: Sophocles
Translated by: Neil Curry
Producer: David Thompson
Producer: Christian Simpson
The Chorus played by: Christopher Banks
The Chorus played by: Richard Burnett
The Chorus played by: Keith Campbell
The Chorus played by: Kenneth Keeling
The Chorus played by: John H. Moore
The Chorus played by: Guy Standeven
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Creon: Robert Harris
Antigone: Freda Dowie
Ismene: Sonia Fraser
Haemon: Michael Deacon
The Sentry: Robert Gillespie
The Messenger: James Grout

: 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: 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 gadget mann


Gadget Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: Knight for a Day

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Knight for a Day
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: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: For Deaf Children

Introduced by Edwin Denton.
Including how to make and play an exciting motor racing game shown by Rex Hays.


Presenter: Edwin Denton
Guest: Rex Hays
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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: Tel Aviv

Introduced by David Attenborough.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: George Shears
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
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: Heart to Heart

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

It is one of those days when everyone's plans go wrong. Kathy returns to work. Richard has a serious talk with Clancey, and Gussie goes to dinner with Mark-but there are surprises in store for all of them.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script Associate: Ted Dicks
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Richard: Moray Watson
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Lois: Dawn Beret
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mark: Gareth Davies
'Copper' Beach: Mandy Miller
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Bryan Marchant: Keith Buckley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Babbage: Donald Morley
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers

: 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: Anthony Chivers
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: The Prison


Director: Don Medford
The Prisoner: Charles Boyer
The Guard: Theodore Bikel
Colonel Cassell: John Abbott

: The News

: Hurricane!

At this season of the year the coasts of the United States are lashed by hurricanes
This is the story, filmed and recorded at the time, of what happened last year when Carla, the most awesome hurricane of the century, struck Texas.
An N.B.C. Special Project


Narrator: Dane Clarke
Executive producer: Irving Gitlin

: International Concert Hall

Leon Fleisher plays Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major with the London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Norman Nelson
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
before an invited audience

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, directed by Rudolf Barshai, playing works by Vivaldi and Benjamin Britten: October 23


Pianist: Leon Fleisher
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Norman Nelson
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Conservative Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and John Morgan discuss the Conference that starts tomorrow.
From the special BBC-TV studio In the Conference Hall in Llandudno.


Speaker: Kenneth Harris
Speaker: John Morgan
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

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