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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 8

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: The Story of Salt

A visit to Cheshire to find out about an important industry.
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

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

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Predicting the Future

William S. King, Bhagawan Soaham, Madeleine Halle and 'Ludovica' make some predictions.
A Psychiatrist comments on them.

Dr. A. Hunter of the Royal Greenwich Observatory challenges the claims of Margaret MacKenzie, astrologer.


Panellist: William S. King
Panellist: Bhagawan Soaham
Panellist: Madeleine Halle
Speaker: A Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Dr. A. Hunter
Panellist: Margaret MacKenzie
Arranged and directed by: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart

: Pioneers of Social Change: 4: Joseph Lister

Previously shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
BBC film

: Racing at Ascot

3.0 Brocas Stakes over 11 miles

3.30 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over 6 furlongs

4.0 Sandwich Stakes over 6 furlongs

(to 16.15)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: The Long Run Down

A film from France.
A small group of French and Americans make a daring descent by ski of the north face of Mont Blanc.

: The Truant Trolleybus

A cartoon film from Poland.
Tired with its daily routine, a trolleybus decides to take a holiday in the country.

: What's New?

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work.
with David Dimbleby, Polly Elwes and Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Research: Julia Cave
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alan Martin
Edited and produced by: Brian Robins

: 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

: Gardening Club: Apples and Pears in the Smaller Garden

Percy Thrower with Eric Hobbis Long Ashton, Bristol.

An orchard will not fit into the average modern garden so-Plant cordons or pyramids
Ideas on varieties, root stocks, planting and training
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Eric Hobbis
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Adventure: Lost Cities of Atlantis

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.


Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Filmed by: Louis Wolfers
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: People Need People

A film drama.
Starring Lee Marvin
with Arthur Kennedy, James Gregory

A story based on the actual experiences of a psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Wilmer, and his efforts to apply an advanced technique of group therapy in the treatment of severe mental illness. The patients in the special communal ward, all mentally ill American servicemen, begin to respond favourably, with one exception-a marine who remains so violent and destructive that the success of the entire experiment is threatened.


Director: Alex Segal
Marine Hughes: Lee Marvin
Dr Harry Wilmer: Arthur Kennedy
Chief Driscoll: James Gregory
Nurse Harrington: Katherine Squire
Lt Pennock: John Lasell
Corpsman Wyatt: Paul Comi

: Citizen James: The Transistor

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
and featuring Leslie Dwyer, Rita Webb, Damaris Hayman, Joe Gibbons


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Leslie Dwyer
[Actress]: Rita Webb
[Actor]: Damaris Hayman
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons

: The News

: Not at All

by Charles Wood.
Starring Hugh Burden, Joan Hickson
with Keith Faulkner, Susan Burnet
and Patsy Rowlands


Writer: Charles Wood
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Incidental music composed by: Sidney Sager
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Peter Dart: Keith Faulkner
John P. Jones: Hugh Burden
Ron: Aubrey Morris
Roger: Roland Curram
Mrs K: Joan Hickson
Mr Chas: Reginald Marsh
Mr Chris: David Garth
Mrs Chas: Patsy Rowlands
Mrs Chris: Marcia Ashton
Barman: Michael Segal
Young Man: Freddie Earlle
Girl: Susan Burnet

: Brock Peters

The distinguished American artist in a programme of traditional spirituals.


Singer: Brock Peters
Presented by: Bryan Sears

: The Conservative Party Conference

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


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

: Late Night News

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