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: A Year in the Country: Autumn on the Farm

Some of the farm processes shown today-milking for example-go on all the year round. Others are seasonal and after the autumn ploughing many wild birds come down to feed on the newly turned land.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Convection

Convector heaters and air balloons are featured today when Gerd Sommerhoff explains the simple scientific principle on which they both depend.
For Schools
First shown in Nov. 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 7: Heat Energy

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 8: Making Clothes

First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: French Village

In many parts of rural France the busiest time of the year is during that short period at the end of the long, hot summer when the grapes are harvested. This film is about harvest time in a small village in the southern foothills of the Cevennes.
Introduced by Max Bellancourt.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt
Film cameraman: Jimmy Court
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.

Choosing a Picture

Carving for Economy

Basic Kitchen Utensils

How to Relax
Reporter, Nan Winton

Gardening-Winter Storage

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


Presenter: Richard Waring
Reporter (How to Relax): Nan Winton
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Geoffrey Smith
Expert: Victor Ceserani
Expert: J. MacDonald Wallace
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Part 2

by Bertolt Brecht.
Translated by John Holmstrom.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Avril Elgar, John Meillon
For Schools


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: John Holmstrom
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre
Storyteller: Hugh Dickson
Music: Eric Allen
Designer: Gordon Roland
Grusha: Avril Elgar
Azdak: John Meillon
Lavrenti: John Ringham
Aniko: Barbara Atkinson
Groom: Patrick Godfrey
Mother-in-Law: Betty Hardy
Jussup: Peter Wyatt
Monk: Michael Wynne
Guest at wedding: Audrey Noble
Guest at wedding: Mollie Maureen
Guest at wedding: Donald Eccles
Guest at wedding: Anne Robson
Guest at wedding: Jackie Lenya
Guest at wedding: James Grout
Guest at wedding: Adrian Brine
Guest at wedding: Leslie Bates
Guest at wedding: Charles Gilbert
Simon: Robert Gillespie
Fugitive: Hugh Dickson
Schauwa: James Cossins
Fat Duke: David King
Nephew: Peter John
Trooper: Derek Newark
Trooper: Peter Ellis
Trooper: Peter Thornton
Trooper: Michael Robbins

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

BBC film
(to 14.50)

: Funny Manns

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


Service Mann: Cliff Norton

: The Magic Jug

Another showing of the cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Beasts. Birds, and Fishes


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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: World Zoos: Barcelona

Introduced by James Fisher.
More than three million people visit this Spanish Zoo every year. Set in the heart of the city, it has a special collection of animals from Spanish Guinea and West Africa.
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Film cameraman: Dennis Towler
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
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: Questions and Answers

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian tries to arrive at a decision about his unexpected visitor, and Mark asks Alison for her advice. Copper goes to a Model Agency, while Richard follows his heart-to Paris.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Ian: Ronald Allen
Babbage: Donald Morley
Janet: Christine Pollon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Richard: Moray Watson
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mark: Gareth Davies
Copper: Mandy Miller
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Alison: Betty Cooper
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Susanna Merrit: Helen Christie
Mrs Donaldson: Margaret Rawlings
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Max Royan: Richard Burrell
Waiter: David Grahame
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Stan: Johnny Wade

: 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: Killer in the House

Starring Edmond O'Brien, Earl Holliman


Director: David Friedkin
Sid Williams: Edmond O'Brien
Paul Williams: Earl Holliman
Karen: Claire Griswald
The Judge: Wally Ford
Rider: Ron Starr
Smitty: Peter Hornsby

: The News

: World of Sound

See panel and page 31

: A Masked Ball

Act 1, Scene 1 of Verdi's opera from a gaia performance at the Royal Opera House, Stockholm on the occasion of the eightieth birthday of His Majesty King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden.
Chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor, Herbert Sandberg
Recorded on November 11 via Eurovision

The year is 1792. Gustav III is planning a masked ball to be held in the Royal Opera House. On the invitation list his eye is caught by the name of his secret love Amelia (the wife of his secretary Count Holberg) who warns him that there is a plot against his life. A bishop requests the king to banish a notorious sorceress; but the page Otto defends her, and the king decides to test the case by consulting her himself in disguise.


Singers/musicians: Chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Herbert Sandberg
Scenery and costumes: Sven Erik Skawonius
Producer: Goeran Gentils
Television direction: Arne Arnbom
Commentator: Erik Rydreck
Two conspirators: Captain Anckarstroem: Arne Tyren
Count Horn: Bo Lundborg
Otto, page to the King: Birgit Nordin
King Gustav III: Ragnar Ulfung
Count Holberg, his secretary: Erik Saeden
The Bishop: Arne Ohlson

: Late Night News

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