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: A Year in the Country: Looking Under Stones

A programme about millipedes, centipedes, woodlice, snails, slugs, and ants.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of Air

The air contains gases which are of vital importance. Gerd Sommerhoff does some experiments with air and introduces his 'molecule machine'.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff

: Engineering Science: 3: Force, Mass, and Acceleration

Presented by Gordon Severn.


Presenter: Gordon Severn

: State Visit

See panel and page 27

: Going to Work: 5: Nursing

Previously shown on Monday at 2.5
(to 11.25)

: State Visit

See panel
(to 12.45)

: 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

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Design in Norwegian silver and pewter Cooking-Norwegian style

How to Relax
Reporter, Nan Winton

Gardening: Autumn Leaves and Berries

Buying a Puppy
A bitch or a dog?

Fashion in Winter Coats

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Lillemor Erken, Karl Lauviand, F.G.A., Geoffrey Smith, Stanley Dangerfield, W. M. Wadman Taylor M.R.C.V.S., J. Macdonald Wallace


Presenter: Richard Waring
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Lillemor Erken
Expert: Karl Lauviand
Expert: Geoffrey Smith
Expert: Stanley Dangerfield
Expert: W. M. Wadman Taylor
Expert: J. MacDonald Wallace
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Antigone: Part 2

by Sophocles.
Translated by Neil Curry.
For Schools


Author: Sophocles
Translated by: Neil Curry
Producer: David Thompson
Producer: Christian Simpson
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Creon: Robert Harris
Antigone: Freda Dowie
Haemon: Michael Deacon
Eurydice: Elizabeth Keen
Teiresias: Patrick Mages
The Messenger: James Grout
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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

BBC film
(to 14.50)

: Funny Manns

A second chance to see Cliff Norton and his crazy old films.
This week he is Travelling Mann


Travelling Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: The Enchanted Duck

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: 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: Autumn Scene


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: The Bergen Aquarium

Introduced by James Fisher.
Presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Norwegian Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: True to Type

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris thinks she has succeeded in identifying the artist who is caricaturing her in the strip cartoon. For Mark and Clare the future looks very bright; Lois is not so fortunate. A mysterious visitor arrives for Ian.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Janet: Christine Pollon
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Iris: Louise Dunn
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Babbage: Donald Morley
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Richard: Moray Watson
Delivery man: Anthony Paul
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Alison: Betty Cooper
A Visitor: Margaret Rawlings

: 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
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Dick Powell Show: The Legend

Written and directed by Aaron Spelling.
Starring Dick Powell, Sammy Davis Jnr.


Writer/director: Aaron Spelling
Dave Bannon: Dick Powell
Charlie Becker: Everett Sloane
Ernie Webb: Larry Dobkin
Gabe Masters: Sammy Davis Jnr.

: The News

: A Time Out of War

An interlude in the American Civil War.
The Academy Award-winning film.


Director: Denis Sanders
Photographed by: Terry Sanders

: The Magic Circle Festival 1962

Artists appearing in this excerpt:
Lester Sharpe and Iris, Finger-tip foolery
Ray Alan, Ventriloquist extraordinary
Jerry Darnelle with his amazing Bottle Magic
Kalanag, The world's greatest magician
Compere, Michael Bailey
Francis White, President of The Magic Circle introduces the programme.
From the Scala Theatre, London


Comic magicians: Lester Sharpe and Iris
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Maigician: Jerry Darnelle
Magician: Kalanag
Compere: Michael Bailey
Musical director: Jack Walker
Presenter: Francis White
Produced for TV by: Dennis Monger

: State Visit

of His Majesty King Olav of Norway in Edinburgh
Highlights of today's broadcasts.


Editor: John Vernon

: Late Night News

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