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: A Year in the Country: Ready for the Road

A programme about a cycle, a horse, and a tractor, showing how careful preparation ensures safety for all road users.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff investigates what happens to a fuel when it burns and shows how a knowledge of burning enables us to control fire.
For Schools
First shown in October, 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 4: Work, Energy, and Power

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 6: Mining

First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Summer in Iceland

Iceland is half the size of Great Britain but has a population of only 170,000. It is a country of great beauty, of waterfalls, hot springs, and huge glaciers. The programme deals with the summer occupations of the farmers and fishermen of this thinly peopled and volcanic land.
Introduced by Ragnar Gudmundsson.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Ragnar Gudmundsson
Film cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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.
Brian Blessed's Hobby: Astronomy

Cooking: French dressing

How to Relax
Reporter, Nan Winton

Children's Clothes and Furniture

Making the Best of Yourself
A viewer from the Birmingham area is interviewed by Jan Brookes.

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Fanny Cradock, J. Macdonald Wallace


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Brian Blessed's Hobby): Brian Blessed
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Jan Brookes
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Fanny Cradock
Expert: J. Macdonald Wallace
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht.
An Introduction by James Grout to the production.
with Avril Elgar, Peter Ellis, Robert Gillespie, Hilary Mason, Julia McCarthy, Mollie Maureen, Derek Newark, Hugh Dickson and pupils of Crown Woods School, Eltham.
For Schools


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Gordon Roland
Script and production: Ronald Eyre
[Actor]: Avril Elgar
[Actor]: Peter Ellis
[Actor]: Robert Gillespie
[Actress]: Hilary Mason
[Actress]: Julia McCarthy
[Actress]: Mollie Maureen
[Actor]: Derek Newark
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.50)

: Funny Manns

Another chance to see Cliff Norton and some of his crazy old films.
This week he is: Fire Mann


Fire Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: The Dragon's Hiccups

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of The Dragon's Hiccups
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
Film editor: Keith Kirby
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Wedding Day

A Hungarian dance film.
All the village joins in the traditional gaiety of the marriage celebrations.

: 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: Bristol

Introduced by James Fisher.
With a total area of twelve acres, Bristol is one of the smallest zoos of Great Britain. In the last year it has had to solve the problems of housing rare and delicate animals like the Okapi from the Congo and of building a new house for the Birds of Prey.
From the West


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 and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: 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: Burns and Shock

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Everyone feels the after-effects of the fire, but it does bring about the return of an old friend. In Paris, Kathy springs a few shocks.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Mark: Gareth Davies
Policeman: Brian Vaughan
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Fire Brigade Officer: Anthony Browne
Dickenson: Nigel Clayton
Janet: Christine Pollon
Ian: Ronald Allen
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Richard: Moray Watson
Copper: Mandy Miller
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Lois: Dawn Beret
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Babbage: Donald Morley
Waiter: Richard Armour
Vic: Paul Carpenter
Marcel Girard: Brian Hankins
Madame Roussin: Annette Carell

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


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

: The Dick Powell Show: Three Soldiers

Starring James Donald


Produced and directed by: Ralph Nelson
Major Frazer: James Donald
Sgt Marius: Telly Savalas
Cpl Stone: Robert Weber
The girl: Lisa Lu

: The News

: Earthquake

The Story of an Appeal
An on-the-spot account of the recent Persian earthquake disaster and the relief measures which followed Richard Dimbleby's BBC-tv appeal on behalf of the British Red Cross Society
His Imperial Majesty, The Shah of Persia addresses a personal message of gratitude to the British people.
Written and produced by Christian Simpson.


Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Cameraman: Parvis Mashouf
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Writer/producer: Christian Simpson

: Destination Moon

Written and produced by Glyn Jones.
In the next few years men will stand on the face of the moon.
Raymond Baxter introduces a filmed report from the United States about the men, money, and ideas now being poured into the strangest and most exciting project man has ever devised.
Contents include: Can the Americans win?; Dangers of deep space; What makes a Moonman?; Apollo-20th century; Santa Maria Von Braun and Rocket City


Writer/producer: Glyn Jones
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Film editor: Valerie Best

: International Concert Hall

Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Directed by Rudolf Barshai) plays
Concerto Grosso in D minor... Vivaldi
Simple Symphony... Benjamin Britten

The Moscow Chamber Orchestra appears by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd. and Harold Holt Ltd.


Musicians: Moscow Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Rudolf Barshai
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

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