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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 9

Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Programme 10

For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

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

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Antigone: Part 2

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)

: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of the Air

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 12.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy mlm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y oyflwyno,
Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Y golygydd, Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas in the arts entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Richard Francis

: Science and Life: 5: The Space Age

Introduced by John West.
For Schools


Presenter: John West
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Picture Time

A cartoon film from Poland.
A prickly little cactus has trouble in making friends until he finds one of his own kind.

Boy and the Fire Brigade
A puppet film from Poland.
A village is set in an uproar by a careless smoker.

Captain Pugwash: Abandon Ship
An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
A second showing of Abandon Ship

Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist (Captain Pugwash): John Ryan
Narrator/voices (Captain Pugwash): Peter Hawkins
Presented by (Captain Pugwash): Gordon Murray

: Wells Fargo: Red Ransom

A second showing of Red Ransom
Starring Dale Robertson

A young girl is kidnapped by Indians and the townspeople are determined to rescue her. But Jim Hardie sees the danger of this.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: 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

: Bucknell's House: 21

Barry Bucknell's weekly do-it-yourself TV guide to work in the home.

A rotten wooden floor has been pulled up in the basement (the wood was burnt to prevent the rot spreading) and a new floor of concrete has to be laid. It needs a damp-proof membrane to make sure the floor covering does not rot as the wooden boards did.
Barry Bucknell's two assistants, Ron Finch and Bill Lane, stand by to help when nearly four tons of wet concrete are delivered through the front basement window.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Assistant: Ron Finch
Assistant: Bill Lane
Music played by: Tommy Reilly
Music played by: Roland Harker
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: 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
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

: Adam Faith

Sings songs old and new and introduces
Guest star: Tsai Chin
and The Kestrels, The Roulettes, Sheila O'Neill and The Ross Taylor Dance Group
Written by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant.


Singer/Presenter: Adam Faith
Singer: Tsai Chin
Singers: The Kestrels
Band: The Roulettes
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Dancers: The Ross Taylor Dance Group
Orchestra leader: Sidney Sax
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate/Orchestrator: Johnny Keating
Settings: Tony Abbott
Writer: Allan Scott
Writer: Chris Bryant
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Ross Taylor
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Z Cars: Friendly Relations

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

The trail of a walk-in thief leads P.C.s Smith and Weir to a locked room in Newtown and on to a night in Blackpool, but not to see the illuminations.


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: James MacTaggart
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Producer: David E. Rose
PC Smith: Brian Blessed
PC Weir: Joseph Brady

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Tonight's programme includes:
Boxing: Brian Curvis, Wales British and Empire Welterweight Champion v. Guy Sumlin U.S.A., The only man who has ever defeated Curvis
The return fight between two world-ranked welterweights.
A film report of last night's big fight at Wembley.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Brian Curvis
Boxer: Guy Sumlin
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: Zero One: The Liar

Call sign of International Air Security
A new film series.
with Guest star: Margaret Rutherford
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC


Teleplay by: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Mrs Pendenny: Margaret Rutherford
Maya: Katya Douglas
Gaye Stevens: Susan Travers
Miss Pinto: Beatrice Varley
David Clandon: Robert Flemyng

: On Safari: Kuomboka

With Armand and Michaela Denis
A new film series.
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Bookstand

with Nabokov
The author of 'Lolita', 'Invitation to a Beheading', and 'Pale Fire', filmed in Zermatt and on the butterfly slopes of the Matterhorn.
Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. Vladimir Nabokov
He talks about himself and his work to Peter Duval Smith.
See Page 34

10.15-10.45 The Globe-Shrinkers: feature on the air-liner of the future.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.45 Scan: a magazine for the Midlands.


Interviewee: Vladimir Nabokov
Interviewer: Peter Duval Smith
Film cameraman: Robert Garbade
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: The Sky at Night: The Demon Star

Algol, now visible in the evening sky, was called 'The Demon Star' in ancient times. Certainly it is a most unusual star; periodically it seems to 'wink'. Patrick Moore discusses Algol, and explains its importance.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Bob Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

: Cyfoes

Trtn a thrafod materion y dydd Y cyflwyno gan John Eilian
Y cynhyrchu gan Aled Vaughn
Discussion on current affairs.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.47)

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