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: A Year in the Country: A Table for the Birds

A simple bird-table is very easy to make and even in a town garden many wild birds may be attracted to it at this time of year.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Heat from Electricity

Nowadays electricity supplies one of our main sources of heat. Today Gerd Sommerhoff explains electric current and shows how it may be used to give heat and light.
For Schools
First shown in November 1961
(to 10.25)


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

: Engineering Science: 9: Resolution of Vectors

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 10: Getting a Job

First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Who? What? Where?

A review programme glancing back through all the films seen during the past term.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
Film editor: Peter Heelas
Director: Paul Mitchell

: 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 cinfo
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Conrad Phillips' Hobby: Home-made wine

The World of Toys
Reporter, Nan Winton

Reading a Recipe

What's New at the Design Centre

Making the Best of Yourself
A viewer from Wales is interviewed in the Cardiff studio by Mary Husband.

The Experts: Rosemary McRobert, Stephen Garrett, Marguerite Patten, Yootha Rose


Presenter: Richard Waring
Guest: Conrad Phillips
Reporter (The World of Toys): Nan Winton
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Mary Husband
Expert: Rosemary McRobert
Expert: Stephen Garrett
Expert: Marguerite Patten
Expert: Yootha Rose
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Wakefield Shepherds' Play

Translated and produced by Ronald Eyre.
For Schools
(First shown in November 1961)


Translated and produced by: Ronald Eyre
Music composed by: John Alldis
Designer: Stuart Walker
Mak: Timothy Bateson
Mak's wife: Barbara Hicks
First shepherd: Dudley Foster
Second shepherd: Neil McCarthy
Third shepherd: Michael Williams
The Angel: John Alldis
Mary: Freda Dowie
Joseph: Fred Rawling

: 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

: The Big Flood: Part 1

A film from Hungary.
Several years ago the southern Danube overflowed its banks, creating great havoc in the surrounding countryside. This is the story of the exciting adventure of four children who were caught by the floods.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version written and 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: November 5 and All That
The Sketch Club exhibition is now at City Museum Art Gallery, Tavistock Road, Plymouth


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: Helsinki

Introduced by James Fisher.
The whole of a small rocky island a few miles from the centre of Finland's capital has been turned into a zoo. Cut off by ice in the winter, it is only open in the summer, when it is approached by ferry. As it is the most northerly zoo in Europe its chief purpose is to show the animals of Finland and of the northern hemisphere.
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
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 Best Laid Plans

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris, deciding to play the role of Cupid, arranges a rendezvous between Sally and Ian. Gussie appeals to Alison for support and Bryan Marchant is adamant in standing by his principles. But in all cases the unexpected happens.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Iris: Loulse Dunn
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Sally: Monica Evans
Mark: Gareth Davies
Ian: Ronald Allen
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Henry Laine: Tony Calvin
Policeman: Neil Wilson
Alison: Betty Cooper
Richard: Moray Watson
Max Royan: Richard Burrell
Janet: Christine Pollon
Copper: Mandy Miller
Babbage: Donald Morley
Gussie: Frances Bennett

: 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: Out of the Night

Starring Dick Powell
1944. A pilot deliberately bombs a village in order to kill the man who had once betrayed him to the enemy. But many years after the war he learns that the informer still lives.


Director: David Friedkin
Captain Shatner: Dick Powell
Francesca: Ziva Rodann
Juliano: John van Dreelen
Colonel: Charles McGraw

: The News

: T. E. Lawrence 1888-1935

"After I'm dead they'll rattle my bones about, in their curiosity"
Written and narrated by David Lytton.
With Lawrence's original photographs, the drawings of Eric Kennington, the photographs and mementos of friends and memories of the man from:
His brother, Professor A. W. Lawrence, Sir Alec Kirkbride, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E., Air Commodore and Mrs. Sydney Smith, Lowell Thomas, Jock Chambers, Pat Knowles, Mrs. Celandine Kennington, Fareedeh el Akle and many others.


Writer/narrator: David Lytton
Speaker: Professor A. W. Lawrence
Speaker: Sir Alec Kirkbride
Speaker: Mrs. Sydney Smith (Clare Sydney Smith)
Speaker: Lowell Thomas
Speaker: Jock Chambers
Speaker: Pat Knowles
Speaker: Mrs. Celandine Kennington
Speaker: Fareedeh El Akle
Adviser: Captain B. H. Liddell Hart
Film cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film editor: Keith Latham
Compiled and produced by: Malcolm Brown
Compiled and produced by: Philip Donnellan
The voice of T. E. Lawrence: Cyril Cusack

: Dancing Club

presenting Victor Silvester
and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
from the Carlton Ballroom, London.
Demonstrations by Benny Tolmeyer and Sylvia Sylve, James Arnell and Jillian La Valette, The Frederick Hancock Formation Team From Mansfield
The All Britain Dancing Contest
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson: The Madison assisted by Doreen Freeman and the Spencer Formation Dancers
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: The Ballroom Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Victor Silvester Jnr.
[Orchestra] leader: Oscar Grasso
Dancer: Benny Tolmeyer
Dancer: Sylvia Sylve
Dancer: James Arnell
Dancer: Jillian La Valette
Formation dancers: The Frederick Hancock Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Spencer Formation Dancers
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

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