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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 12

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: Exploring the Antarctic: 2: Antarctica Today

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: Ready for the Road

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Y cyflwyno, Owen Edwards Y cynhyrchu,
Ifor Rees, Jack Williams Y golygydd, Nan Davies
Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Let's Imagine: London Through Their Eyes

A beautiful writer from Ceylon, A woman racing driver from America, A young poet from the Philippines show where they see beauty and find inspiration with Sharmini Tiruchelvam, Louise Bryden-Brown, David Medalla.
BBC film


Subject/speaker: Sharmini Tiruchelvam
Subject/speaker: Louise Bryden-Brown
Subject/speaker: David Medalla
Film editor: John Nash
Cameraman: James Court
Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Director: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart

: Pioneers of Social Change: 6: Joseph Arch

Previously shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Pops and Lenny

With Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall
and their guests: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, The Springfields, The Avons


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Musicians: The Springfields
Singers: The Avons
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: David Ellis
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: 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, Brian Johnston and Tom Margerison.


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

: 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

For the serious carnation grower
Percy Thrower and Arthur Billitt meet top amateur carnation grower Ron Nightingale, Derby and Bob Woolley, Secretary of the North of England Rose, Carnation, and Sweet Pea Society, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Perpetual varieties for North and South; Carnations on the Show Bench; Border Carnations in cold, Northern gardens
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presenter: Arthur Billitt
Guest: Ron Nightingale
Guest: Bob Woolley
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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: 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

: Adventure: The Twilight of the Maharajahs

Princess Indira of Kapurthala shows the Twilight of the Maharajahs
A film by Vitold de Golish.


Producer: Vitold de Golish
Narrator: Princess Indira of Kapurthala
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented and series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dial Rix: Round the Bend

by Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton.
Another in the series of farces specially written for television.
Starring Brian Rix


Writer: Ray Cooney
Writer: Tony Hilton
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Music composed by: Tommy Watt
Director: Darcy Conyers
Barrington Rix: Brian Rix
Mrs Barrington Rix: Elspet Gray
Maple: Terry Scott
Mrs Birkett: Hazel Douglas
Mudlin: Larry Noble
Percy: Basil Lord
Sam: Leo Franklyn
Paddy: Tony Hilton
Harry: Peter Mercier
Telephone engineer: Anthony Broughton
Bond: Patrick Cargill
Beatnik: Gerald Dawson
Beatnik: Pearson Dodd
Beatnik: Elizabeth Chambers
Beatnik: Linda Dixon
Beatnik: Tommy Watt
Policeman: Garth Adams
Policeman: Stuart Sherwin

: Citizen James: A Perfect Friendship?

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
and featuring: Leslie Dwyer, David Drummond, Charles Lamb, Johnny Vyvyan, Michael Stainton, Avril Fane


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Bernard Carey
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Leslie Dwyer
[Actor]: David Drummond
[Actor]: Charles Lamb
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan
[Actor]: Michael Stainton
[Actress]: Avril Fane

: The News

: Nil Carborundum

by Henry Livings.
with Nicol Williamson, John Thaw, Tony Quinn, Thomas Gallagher
From the North


Writer: Henry Livings
Design: Tim Harvey
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
S.A.C. Albert Meakin: Nicol Williamson
Mr Higgins: Thomas Gallagher
Warrant Officer Callaghan: Tony Quinn
Warrant Officer McKendrick: John Rae
A.C.I. Neville Harrison: John Thaw
Taffy Jones: Michael Forrest
Sergeant Bull: Colin Douglas
Wing Commander Howard: Graham Crowden
A waiter: Martin Dobson
Adjutant: Terence Knapp
Warrant Officer Clapp: Allan McClelland
Pilot Officer Beeston: Peter Warren
Group Captain Lyons: Manning Wilson
Commando corporal: Henry Livings
Harry: James Mellor
A commando: Leslie Clark
Bren corporal: Graham Rigby
Jerry: Arbet Hopner
John: Joe Gladwin

: Picture Parade

Robert Robinson introduces scenes from some of the latest films.
The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh
The Notorious Landlady starring Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak and Fred Astaire
The Main Attraction starring Pat Boone and Nancy Kwan
While in Rome, Robert Robinson visited Alberto Sordi, Italy's top film comedian and talked to him at his home.
Films by courtesy of United Artists. Columbia, and M-G-M


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Alberto Sordi
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

: The Weather

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