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: A Year in the Country: Creatures of the River

Another visit to the river to take a closer look at some of the creatures to be found there-in particular the Greater Water Boatman, the Moorhen, and the Water Vole.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Radiation

The sun radiates heat across 93 million miles of space, to warm the earth. Today Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of the behaviour of these heat rays.
For Schools
First shown in November 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 6: Expansion and Temperature

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 7: The Gas Fitter

First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Morocco

A programme about a journey made from the coastal plain, inland over the high Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara Desert.
Filmed and introduced by Tom Weir.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Filmed and introduced by: Tom Weir
Film editor: Peter Pierce
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.
Home Photography with Ian Carmichael

Victorian versus modern furniture
Ernest Dudley chairs a discussion between Katharine Whitehorn and Anne Scott-James.

How to Relax

Preparing a Lobster

Why employ an Architect?

Fashion in Evening Dresses

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Victor Ceserani, J. Macdonald Wallace


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Home Photography): Ian Carmichael
Chairman (Victorian versus modern furniture): Ernest Dudley
Panellist (Victorian versus modern furniture): Katharine Whitehorn
Panellist (Victorian versus modern furniture): Anne Scott-James
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Victor Ceserani
Expert: J. Macdonald Wallace
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Part 1

by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by John Holmstrom.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Avril Elgar
Introduced by James Grout.
For Schools


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: John Holmstrom
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Storyteller: Hugh Dickson
Music: Eric Allen
Designer: Gordon Roland
Grusha: Avril Elgar
Simon: Robert Gillespie
Governor: Donald Eccles
Governor's wife: Constance Lorne
Fat Duke: David King
Adjutant: Patrick Godfrey
First Doctor: Peter Wyatt
Second Doctor: Hugh Dickson
Nursemaid: Barbara Atkinson
Ladies-in-Waiting: Anne Robson
Ladies-in-Waiting: Jackie Lenya
Messenger: Michael Wynne
Lance-Corporal: James Grout
Trooper: Derek Newark
Trooper: Peter Ellis
Trooper: Peter Thornton
Trooper: Michael Robbins
Servant: John Ringh
Servant: James Cossins
Servant: Peter John
Servant: Betty Hardy
Servant: Audrey Noble
Servant: Adrian Brine
Servant: Leslie Bates
Servant: Charles Gilbert
Farmer's wife: Mollie Maureen

: 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: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Funny Manns

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


Wise Mann: Cliff Norton

: Rubovia: Gala Performance

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: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot
Additional settings: Hazel Martingell

: For Deaf Children

Introduced by Moira Venner who shows pictures painted by deaf children from the Commonwealth, with film of their countries.
The Princess and the Elephant
An Indian story told by Edwin Denton with pictures drawn by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Moira Venner
Storyteller (The Princess and the Elephant): Edwin Denton
Pictures (The Princess and the Elephant): Tony Hart
Producer: Ursula Easom

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: World Zoos: Dudley

Introduced by James Fisher.
A feature of Dudley Zoo is the recently built ape house that has been specially designed to meet the exacting requirements of gorilla, orang-utans, and chimpanzees, who, with the gibbons, make up the family of animals most closely related to man.
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: 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: The Truth of the Matter

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian is confronted by a mysterious visitor who seems to have a claim on him. Iris receives an important but upsetting letter. Gussie's horoscope turns out to be remarkably accurate.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Ted Dicks
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Ian: Ronald Allen
Nora Donaldson: Margaret Rawlings
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Iris: Louise Dunn
Babbage: Donald Morley
Richard: Moray Watson
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Copper: Mandy Miller
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mark: Gareth Davies
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Policeman: David Bedard
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Workman: Frank Seton

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
See page 24


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 devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Dick Powell Show presents: View from The Eiffel Tower

Starring Dick Powell, Jane Powell
with Akim Tamiroff

An American girl arrives in Paris for a holiday but is accidentally involved in gun-running to Algeria.


Director: Lewis Allen
Vincent Powers: Dick Powell
Alice Wood: Jane Powell
Insp Boulanger: Akim Tamiroff
Renee: Bella Darvi

: The News

: Professional Boxing

An eight-round contest between Vic Andreetti, Hoxton and Johnny Cooke, Liverpool.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are at the Shoreditch Town Hall to bring you this fight between two of Britain's top lightweight professionals.


Boxer: Vic Andreetti
Boxer: Johnny Cooke
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Andy Wiseman

: International Concert Hall

Henryk Szeryng plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
before an invited audience
The programme also includes the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner.
See page 25

(Wladyslaw Kedra plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Jan Krenz: November 20)


Violinist: Henryk Szeryng
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Raymond Cohen
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Late Night News

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