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: Out of School

An opportunity to see something of the wide variety of programmes provided during term time.

12.5 Music for Films: Music and Atmosphere
A series for Secondary Schools.

Even in films that are not 'musical', music makes an important contribution in heightening atmosphere and action. John Huntley of the British Film Institute discusses the use of music in films, and especially Virgil Thomson's music for Louisiana Story.
First shown in May 1962

12.25 For Sixth Formers: The Growing Town: The Georgian Town
A series provided to offer a common meeting ground for all groups in the Sixth Forms of Grammar Schools.

The growth of trade and population filled the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh until it was splitting at the seams. Michael Calthrop looks at the Georgian architects' answer-Edinburgh New Town.
First shown in November 1961

(to 12.50)


Presenter (Music for Films): John Huntley
Director (Music for Films): Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer (Music for Films): John Hosier
Presenter (For Sixth Formers): Michael Calthrop
Producer (For Sixth Formers): Peter Dunkley

: Newyddion

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

: Gwead y Ffyrdd: 5: Dwyn ynghyd

Yn y rhaglen hon byddwn yn tynnu edafedd y rhaglenni blaenorol at ei gilydd i weld a oes patrwm clir yn bod ai peidio Y ffllmio gan Ken Willicombe Golygydd y ffilm, Bert Eggleton
Y cyflwyno gan Glyn O. Phillips Y cynhyrchu gan Wynne Lloyd
Darlledwyd y rhaglen hon gynta' I Ysgolion ar Dachwedd 16
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ken Willicombe
Unknown: Bert Eggleton
Unknown: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

: Let's Imagine

with Anthony Newley
I see New York through the eyes of an actor
New York to me is a sea of faces
Most of the buildings in New York wear glasses because they are so tall they can't see where they are going
A film reflecting Anthony Newley's personal view of New York.
BBC film


Narrator: Anthony Newley
Film Cameraman: Robin Still
Editor: Robert Rymer
Producer: Monica Sims

: 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 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Tales of the Riverbank: The Aeroplane

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Guinea completes his first test flight, and the Riverbank Air Mail Service is inaugurated.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Eartha Kitt

tells the story of Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus.
Voila! If a man may build a mouse trap, then a mouse may build a cat trap.


Storyteller: Eartha Kitt
Author: Eve Titus
Presented by: Edward Barnes

: What's New?: The New Coins

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work.
This week: The New Coins
An outside broadcast from the Royal Mint with David Dimbleby, Andrew Mulligan, Gwynneth Tighe.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Andrew Mulligan
Reporter: Gwynneth Tighe
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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Gardening Club: A Bad Start to 1963

Percy Thrower with John Wright, County Horticultural Officer, Gloucestershire look at A Bad Start to 1963
Mistakes and failures of last year which there might still be time to put right
Blackcurrants and gooseberries
Diseases of apple trees causing a poor crop
Neglected tools and other signs of carelessness in the garden during last year.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Wright
Producer: Paul Morby

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A further look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

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

: Adventure: From Yarmouth to Paradise

Six months ago Eric and Susan Hiscock returned to England. Nothing surprising in this-except that they had just sailed round the world in a 30ft. yacht. For three years Wanderer III had taken them to foreign ports-of-call, alone across the Atlantic, and through the Panama Canal. They were becalmed in the South Pacific, but from the drab skies of England they had arrived in a land of dreams-a tiny island paradise called Moorea.


Explorer: Susan Hiscock
Explorer/Narrated and photographed by: Eric Hiscock
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dr. Kildare: The Soul Killer

A film series
with Guest stars Suzanne Pleshette, Eileen Heckart

Nurse Freesmith, a former drug addict, recognises all the symptoms of addiction in a young nurse, Cathy Benjamin, working under her at Blair. When morphine is found to be missing from the dispensary she takes quick and immediate action.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Cathy Benjamin: Suzanne Pleshette
Nurse Freesmith: Eileen Heckart

: Benny Hill: 6: The Shooting of Willie the Kid

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a new series of unlikely situations.
Featuring Graham Stark, Bill Kerr, John Bluthal, Maggie Fitzgibbon, Michael Brennan, Michael Peake, Ronnie Brody, Ann Lancaster, Marjie Lawrence, Ken Roberts, Joe Gibbons


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Duncan Wood
[Actor]: Benny Hill
Undertaker: Graham Stark
Lester: Bill Kerr
Willie The Kid: John Bluthal
Lulubelle: Maggie Fitzgibbon
[Actor]: Michael Brennan
[Actor]: Michael Peake
Sam: Ronnie Brody
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actress]: Marjie Lawrence
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons

: The News

: Anna Christie

by Eugene O'Neill.
A new television version adapted by John O'Toole.
Starring Billie Whitelaw, Joseph Furst, Andrew Keir and Madge Ryan
The action takes place in 1910 on board the barge Simeon Winthrop, and along the Eastern seaboard of the United States of America


Author: Eugene O'Neill
Adapter: John O'Toole
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Costumes: Angela Flanders
Make-up: Rosemary Ross
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Chris Christopherson: Joseph Furst
Marthy Owen: Madge Ryan
Dave: Horace James
Larry: Philip Oxman
Johnny-the-Priest: David Lander
Anna Christie: Billie Whitelaw
Mat Burke: Andrew Keir
A sailor: Grant Holden
Johnson: Peter Mason

: Test Match Special: Australia v. England

Film report of the second match of the 1962-3 Test series which ended in Melbourne this week.
Introduced by Peter West.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Peter West

: Late Night News

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