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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
(First shown on October 23)
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(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
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.40 a.m.
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 5: Moments and Torque

Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 10.35 a.m.
(to 10.55)


Presented by: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 6: Mining

Previously 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, volcanic land.
Introduced by Ragnar Gudmundsson.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(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

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno, 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

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.
Entertaining: Table Settings
with Maxine Audley

New Designs in Wallpaper

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

How to Relax
Reporter, Nan Winton

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Pamela Vandyke Price, J. Macdonald Wallace


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Entertaining): Maxine Audley
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Jan Brookes
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Pamela Vandyke Price
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
First shown on October 23
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.


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
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 14.50)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Funny Manns

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


Space Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: The Trap

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: Pamela Binns
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: Interior Subject


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: San Diego

Introduced by James Fisher.
Because of its location in southern California this zoo has a special character. The climate is so mild that heating problems do not arise; animal buildings can be made of ultra-light material; and it is the only place in the world outside Australia where you can see the small Koala bears which feed exclusively on eucalyptus leaves.
Selected recordings from the KFMB-TV series, 'Zoorama'
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Editor: Constance Dunn
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and The Countrymen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Band: The Countrymen
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: Horoscope

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark has a set-back in his plans and Alison senses the arrival of more unhappiness, but Joanne is in for a great surprise when she meets a famous astrologer, Max Royan.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: David Whitaker
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Liiy: Marcia Ashton
Copper: Mandy Miller
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Lois: Dawn Beret
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Mark: Gareth Davies
Alison: Betty Cooper
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Miss Warner: Rita Street
Max Royan: Richard Burrell

: 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
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Dick Powell Show presents: Seeds of April

Starring Gene Barry, Nina Foch
with Keenan Wynn
See page 24


Director: Harry Keller
Robert Thatcher: Gene Barry
Ginny Thatcher: Nina Foch
Sam Barrett: Keenan Wynn
Alma Parsons: Beverly Garland

: The News

: The Long Struggle

Written and narrated by Malcolm Muggeridge.
The story of the rise of the Welfare State, with rare film from archives and film collections of the great events and the great personalities of 1900-1960.
See page 25


Writer/narrator: Malcolm Muggeridge
Sound mixer: Brian Watkins
Film editor: Kenneth Bilton
Producer: Therese Denny

: Profile in Music

Boris Christoff talks to John Freeman, Editor of the New Statesman about his life and sings music with which he is particularly associated.
with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Marcus Dods
See page 2b


Bass/interviewee: Boris Christoff
Interviewer: John Freeman
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Marcus Dods
Assistant conductor: Denys Darlow
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Late Night News

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