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: Out of School

During term time the BBC provides a wide range of television programmes to Schools of all types. Today there is an opportunity to see two secondary school programmes.

12.15 Science and Life: New Materials
A series designed to show the application of science and technology to everyday life.

A programme about long chain molecules and the making and shaping of plastics.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
First shown in May 1961

12.35 Going to Work: Clerical and Secretarial Work
A series on careers for school leavers.
Introduced by Peter West.

Nearly 100,000 girls go into some kind of clerical or secretarial work each year. The School Film Unit visits Aberdeen to look at the office jobs that some school leavers find and to discover what they can aim for when they are older.
First shown in February 1962

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Science and Life): Arthur Garratt
Director (Science and Life): Stewart Gartside
Producer (Science and Life): Donald Grattan
Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Film cameraman (Going to Work): James Court
Film Editor (Going to Work): John Griffiths
Producer (Going to Work): Andrew Quicke

: Newyddion

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

: Ddoe Heddiw

Rhai o'r ffilmiau a deledwyd 0 dro i dro yng nghyfres Heddiw Eglwys Norwy Abertawe Prydlesi'r
Rhondda Boneddwr Mawr y Bala
Y cyflwyno gan OWEN EDWARDS
Y cyfarwyddo gan GERAINT JONES
A second showing of films from 'Heddiw'.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Rhondda Boneddwr Mawr
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Geraint Jones

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Looking at Lamps with Kenneth Robinson

Deryck Guyler's Hobby: Model soldiers

Victor Sassie with a recipe for Transylvanian Stuffed Cabbage

Making the Best of Yourself
Nan Winton interviews Mrs. Fowler from Finsbury.


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Looking at Lamps): Kenneth Robinson
Item presenter (Deryck Guyler's Hobby): Deryck Guyler
Cook: Victor Sassie
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Nan Winton
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Mrs. Fowler
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: 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.
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Rubovia: The Wonky Wand

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of The Wonky Wand
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/Puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Roy Skelton
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Adventure: Balloon from Lake Manyara

A second chance to see the weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

On the second hop of their balloon Sight across East Africa Anthony Smith, Douglas Botting, and Alan Root fly over Lake Manyara and eventually come down near the Ngorongoro Crater. Apart from the thrill of seeing big game animals from a new and strange vantage point as they drift silently over them, the balloonists have to contend with unusual air conditions.


Balloonist/narrator: Anthony Smith
Balloonist/filmed by: Douglas Botting
Balloonist/filmed by: Alan Root
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: 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

: The 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
Ann Emery, Harvey and Alexis, Johnnie, Mike, and the Shades, The Jolaes Puppets, Alan Kirby and his Jazzmen, Lilane, Sol Raye


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Performer: Ann Emery
Performers: Harvey and Alexis
Band: Johnnie, Mike, and the Shades
Puppeteers: The Jolaes Puppets
Musicians: Alan Kirby and his Jazzmen
Singer: Lilane
Singer: Sol Raye
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Desmond Chinn
Production: Albert Stevenson

: 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

: Compact: Picture Page

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian finds that being a film star has its own problems, while Adrian is in trouble with pictures of another kind-but he finishes up at a cinema with Iris. Bryan's detective work drives Mark into an awkward situation.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Janet: Christine Pollon
Babbage: Donald Morley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Susan Caley: Sonia Fox
Sally: Monica Evans
Richard: Moray Watson
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ian: Ronald Allen
Film cameraman: Lewis Wilson
Jason Budd: Tony Bateman
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mark: Gareth Davies
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Tim: Scot Finch
Ellen Bailey: Margaret Rawlings
Ice-cream girl: Claire Kinson
Usherette: Patricia Authbert

: 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
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Defenders: Blood County

A new film series of the courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with guest star James Broderick


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
George Schreiber: James Broderick

: The News

: A Stretch in the Sun: Part 1: The Changing Shore

Written by Richard Wade.
Give me the splendid silent sun With all its beams full dazzling (Walt Whitman)
Most people regard the South of France merely as a sun-soaked play-ground for millionaires. But time brings change - and the changes in the South of France have significance beyond belief.
A documentary film.
Introduced by Derek Hart who visits the French Riviera, meets Baroness Agnes de Stoeckl and Charles Graves, and finds that things are not what they were.


Writer: Richard Wade
Presenter: Derek Hart
Interviewee: Baroness Agnes de Stoeckl
Interviewee: Charles Graves
Photography: Dick Bush
Recordist: Bill Searle
Editor: Peter Heffron
Producer: Tony Essex

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing: Women and Words

Half-an-hour with Mary McCarthy, American writer and wit filmed in Paris with Peter Duval Smith.
See page 25


Interviewee: Mary McCarthy
Interviewer: Peter Duval Smith
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

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