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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 14

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: The Fifteenth Century: 1: The Fighting Men

Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: 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
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm 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

: Let's Imagine: A World Without Writing

Introduced by Kenneth Horne.
The invention of writing was a bigger break-through than space-travel.
Now we can communicate, calculate, and chronicle by machine.
Is writing on its way out?


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Script: Michael Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Pioneers of Social Change: 7: A. J. Mundella

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 Craig Douglas, The Brook Brothers, The Avons
Music by The Bert Hayes Octet
Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer/guest: Craig Douglas
Singers/guests: The Brook Brothers
Singers/guests: The Avons
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Musicians: 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 and Brian Johnston.


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

: 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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower and Arthur Billitt meet two successful growers of late flowering chrysanthemums.
Albert Parkes, Nottingham and Fred Battye, Allotment holder in Scholes, Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

For the Serious Plantsman: 1: Insect-eating plants
Ken Burras, Oxford
The first of a new monthly series.

From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presenter: Arthur Billitt
Guest: Albert Parkes
Guest: Fred Battye
Item presenter (For the Serious Plantsman): Ken Burras
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Adventure presents: The Treasure of Marlik

Marlik is one of the finds of the century. Its fabulous golden treasure is filmed for the first time by Tom Stobart and Ralph Izzard - but first a false rumour takes them on a hazardous journey into the mountains of northern Persia with Ralph as outrider on a motor-cycle.
See page 44


Explorer/narrator: Tom Stobart
Explorer: Ralph Izzard
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Filmed by: Chris Callery
Filmed by: Michael Gore
Film editor: Peter Heelas
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dr. Kildare: The Burning Sky

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

Dr. Kildare is directing the medical team at a raging forest fire when one of his medical students panics. There are cases requiring emergency surgery, and he needs all the help he can get.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Citizen James: The Librarian

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
and featuring Leslie Dwyer, Patricia Hayes, Cyril Shaps, Ronnie Barker, Rita Webb, Lindsay Scott-Patton
(Patricia Hayes is appearing in "Rock-a-Bye, Sailor!" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


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
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Cyril Shaps
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actress]: Rita Webb
[Actress]: Lindsay Scott-Patton

: The News

: The Face They See

by Tim Aspinall.
Starring Kevin Stoney, Pauline Delany, Ray Brooks, Alex Scott
See page 45


Writer: Tim Aspinall
Guitarist: Antonio Navarro
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Charlie: Ray Brooks
Harry Dutton: Kevin Stoney
Gladys Dutton: Pauline Delany
Rona: Pauline Boty
Martin: James McLoughlin
Carlos: Alex Scott
Ted: Anthony Ashdown
Flamenco dancer: Maria Du Savel
Dr Davids: Robert Hunter
Watkins: Richard Coe
Moat: Anthony Blackshaw

: Picture Parade: Special Edition

Robert Robinson visits Rome where 250 films are made a year and only 20 per cent make money; where the Americans come to make films like Quo Vadis, Ben Hur, and Cleopatra, where such stars and directors as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida,
Silvana Mangano, Fellini, de Sica, and Visconti have made their names; where Steve Reeves turns out epics by the dozen, and the dreaded paparazzi are waiting with their still cameras to catch unsuspecting film stars at awkward moments.
Quo Vadis by courtesy of M-G-M and Barabbas by courtesy of Columbia
See page 45


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

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