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: Out of School

An opportunity to see something of the wide variety of programmes that BBC Television provides for Schools in term time.

12.5 Mathematics and Life: On the Average
A series for secondary schools.
Nobody likes to be just average, but does the 'average man' really exist? What do we mean by a mathematical average, and is it really important?
Introduced by Hugh David.
(First shown in September 1961)

12.25 Drama for Secondary Schools: Galileo
Scenes from the play by Bertolt Brecht.
English version by Charles Laughton.
A postscript to a previous production of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Starring James Grout
(First shown in November 1961)

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Mathematics and Life): Hugh David
Film Cameraman (Mathematics and Life): Alex Pearce
Film Editor (Mathematics and Life): Alma Davies
Animations (Mathematics and Life): Alfred Wurmser
Producer (Mathematics and Life): Donald Grattan
Author (Galileo): Bertolt Brecht
English version by (Galileo): Charles Laughton
Designer (Galileo): Charles Lawrence
Producer (Galileo): Ronald Eyre
Galileo: James Grout
Andrea as boy: Gregory Philips
Mrs Sarti: Gwyneth Owen
Ludovico: Charles Kay
Curator: John Moffat
Sagredo: Eric Thompson
Virginia: Olive Kirby
Andrea as a man: Greville Hallam
Old Churchman: John Gill
Cardinal Bellarmin: Kenneth Watson
Ballad Seller: Terrence Lodge
Senator: George Ricarde
Senator: Richard Holden
Narrator: John Ringham

: Newyddion

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

: Gwead Y Ffrydd: 3: Forth a harbwr

Erbyn heddiw mae gweithgarweh dociau Cymru ar y mwya' yn gyfyngedig i Dde Cymru-sut y digwyddodd hyn a pham?
Y ffilmio gan Ken Willicombe
Y cyflwyno gan Glyn 0. Phillips Y cynhyrchu gan WYNNE LLOYD
Darlledwyd y rhaglen hon gynta '1 Ysgolion ar Hydref 19
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ken Willicombe
Unknown: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas in the arts, entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Richard Francis

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Picture Time

Little Laura and the Rocket
A second showing of the series.

'Ya ha!' sneers Vilewort the Villain, 'I'll steal that rocket...' and his dastardly plot to sabotage the anniversary firework display involves Little Laura in an unexpected adventure.

The Adventures of an Alarm Clock
A cartoon film from Poland.
When its owner goes off on a fishing trip an adventurous alarm clock decides to see the world for itself.


Voices (Little Laura and the Rocket): Denise Bryer
Music composed and played by (Little Laura and the Rocket): Patrick Harvey
Story and drawings (Little Laura and the Rocket): Violet Drummond
Animation (Little Laura and the Rocket): Oliver Postgate

: Hobbies Club: Photography: 1

Many people put their cameras away as soon as winter comes. During the next six weeks John West and Judith Chalmers will show how the shortest days of the year provide special opportunities for the camera - even in the hands of the beginner; and there will be an exciting competition for you to enter.


Presenter: John West
Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Director: Derek Trimby
Producer: Tony Arnold

: That's the Style: Ice Skating

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

A look in at Queen's Club on Miss Gladys Hogg, Britain's leading instructress, who is seen with a free skating class who are improving their style of jumps and spins. Demonstrating these techniques is star skater Diana Clifton-Peach.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Instructress: Miss Gladys Hogg
Ice skater: Diana Clifton-Peach
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

: 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

: Bucknell's House: 31

Barry Bucknell's weekly do-it-yourself TV guide to jobs in the home.

The concrete floor in the lower kitchen was laid some weeks ago-now it needs covering with lino tiles. There is a small washbasin to be fitted in the lower bathroom. And It is time to get on with the wallpapering: in the old house there are a dozen rooms and landings that need papering. giving a dozen opportunities over the next few weeks to show the various snags that crop up.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Music played by: Tommy Reilly
Music played by: Roland Harker
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Tonight

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


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: 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

: Look: Swallows at the Mill

Introduced by Peter Scott with Christopher Mylne.
Film sequences by arrangement with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Christopher Mylne
Additional photography: George Shears
Editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Z Cars: All Up by Seven

by Geoffrey Tetlow.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Arrests usually pile up at night - except in this case which involves a safe, the Army, a divorce, and a potted plant.


Writer: Geoffrey Tetlow
Director: Christopher Morahan
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
The first Sportsview of 1963 reports on current sporting events and looks forward to the year ahead.

Motor Racing: South African Grand Prix
A film report on the race which decided the 1962 world championship.

Donald Campbell
The fastest man on water talks about his plans to become the fastest man on land.

Cricket: The Second Test: Australia v. England
Film of the match at Melbourne.

Football: Alf Ramsey
A special report on England's new team manager.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Interviewee: Donald Campbell
Subject: Alf Ramsey
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Zero One: Deadly Angels

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett
Guest Star, Jacqui Chan
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC


Teleplay: David John
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Tony Leader
Associate Producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Len Fu: Jacqui Chan
Williams: George Benson
Jerry: Eric Young
Chang: Milton Reid
The Rev Judd: Peter Madden

: Highlights from the dancing years of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

A nostalgic film spotlighting those fabulous dancing partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in some of the wonderful melodies they made famous including
Top Hat, Pick Yourself Up, I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket, The Yam.

9.50-10.20 In View: In the Dock: the recent report of the Rochdale Committee on British docks.

(Rowridge, Brighton)

9.50-10.20 Scan: life in the Midlands.


Dancer: Fred Astaire
Dancer: Ginger Rogers
Presented by: Daphne Turrell

: Late Night News

: The Long Night

A film drama.
Starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes
with Vincent Price
This is the American version of the famous French classic Le jour se leve. Told in flashbacks, it is the story of Joe, who, in a moment of jealous desperation, murders his rival. He barricades himself in his room, determined to resist all the efforts of the police to drive him out - even if it means a gun battle.


Director: Anatole Litvak
Joe: Henry Fonda
Jo Ann: Barbara Bel Geddes
Maximillian: Vincent Price
Charlene: Ann Dvorak
Sheriff: Howard Freeman
Chief of Police: Moroni Olsen
Frank: Elisha Cook Jnr

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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