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: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the hundreds of programmes which BBC Television broadcasts to Schools each term.

12.10 Looking at the United States: The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains
A series filmed by the BBC School Film Unit in the United States of America and designed for secondary schools.

A visit to Wyoming - a state the size of Great Britain, yet with a population the same as that of Hull. In the town of Laramie an old-timer talks about the early days.
First shown in March 1962

12.30 The Restless Atom: Splitting the Atom
A series designed for all groups in the sixth form of grammar schools.

A programme about the powerful machines that have been developed to investigate the structure of the atom.
Introduced by Professor David Ingram with Basil Rose.
First shown in March 1962

(to 12.55)


Cameraman (Looking at the United States): Hannen Foss
Film Editor (Looking at the United States): John Walker
Producer (Looking at the United States): Tim Slessor
Presenter (The Restless Atom): Professor David Ingram
Guest (The Restless Atom): Basil Rose
Producer (The Restless Atom): Donald Grattan

: Newyddion

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

: Ddoe Heddiw

Rhat o'r ffilmlau a deledwyd O dro I dro yng nghyfres
Heddiw Darlun ar Fur
Dilyn y Pysged
Pwt o Batagonia Dring i fyny yma
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: Heddiw Darlun
Unknown: Batagonia Dring
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Geraint Jones

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

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


Guest: Cliff Richard
Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: 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

Different Wheels
A second chance to see the cartoon film from Russia.
A bear tries to make a cart with wheels of various sizes but, when he realises his mistake, the other animals of the wood manage to make good use of them.

Johnny Sleepyhead
A film series from Poland.
Every night Johnny dreams a new adventure and this time he is hunting a bear.

: Hobbies Club: Photography: 2

In the second of this series of six programmes, John West and Judith Chalmers set out with their cameras to find good pictures in winter time.


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

: That's the Style: Swimming

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

At the Hornchurch Baths, Bert Kinnear, Chief Coach to the Amateur Swimming Association, demonstrates the importance of style in swimming. He hopes to have at least one of our Empire Games champions to show you the right style, together with pupils from the Hornchurch Club, Essex.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Coach: Bert Kinnear
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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Bucknell's House: 32

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

The drawing-room in the lower flat (the one with trench windows on to the garden) needs an electric fire instead of the old and broken fireplace. At the same time bookshelves can be fitted in the recesses beside the chimney breast, giving a pleasant appearance to the whole wall. In the drawing-room upstairs. a lot can be done with do-it-yourself parquet flooring.


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 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

: Look: Birds of the Southern Oceans

Introduced by Peter Scott with John Warham.
Many birds live the greater part of their lives at sea and only go ashore in the breeding season to lay their eggs. George Edwards, on a British Antarctic Survey voyage, and John Warham, on an Australian scientific expedition to Macquarie Island, had an excellent opportunity to shoot many beautiful pictures of albatrosses, skuas, petrels, and penguins.
From the West
See page 31


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by/guest: John Warham
Filmed by: George Edwards
Editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Z Cars: Trumpet Voluntary

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

Eddie plays the trumpet badly and on the streets, so his contacts with the police are frequent. This time, though, there is more than music involved.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Roger Jenkins
Designer: Richard Henry
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Tonight's programme includes

Cricket: The Third Test
Brian Johnston, who is in Australia, previews England's prospects in the Test which starts in Sydney on Friday.

International Skiing

also All the latest sports news


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Alan Weeks

: The News

: Zero One: Everybody's Uncle

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Garnett and Delaney are on the track of the illegal adoption racket between Italy and America, but seem to draw a blank when it leads them to a delightful children's nursery run by the benign 'Uncle George'.
See page 31


Teleplay by: Robert Stewart
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Charles Frend
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Uncle George: Joseph Tomelty
Maya: Katya Douglas
Mrs Brown: Joan Rice
Mr Brown: George Sperdakos

: Les Comediens-Mimes de Paris

Isaac Alvarez, Pierre Byland, Isabelle Kauffman, Bernard Krajtsztejn, George Ogilvie in five sketches without words.
Bellringers concerto
Cain and Abel Brass Band surgeons
See page 31


Mime: Isaac Alvarez
Mime: Pierre Byland
Mime: Isabelle Kauffman
Mime: Bernard Krajtsztejn
Mime: George Ogilvie
Musicians: Cain and Abel Brass Band
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Cubism and After: 1: Departures

Written and produced by Michael Gill.
This is the first of four films on modern art. Later programmes will deal with leading European, British, and American artists of the last fifty years, but this introduction concentrates on two young painters working in London now.
The Artists: Peter Schmidt and Ian Stephenson
BBC film

10.20-10.45 In View: Laurie Lee
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.20-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands.


Writer/producer: Michael Gill
Artist: Peter Schmidt
Artist: Ian Stephenson
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Film cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film editor: John Priestley
Subject (In View): Laurie Lee

: Late Night News

: Llwyfan

The Stage: a programme for music students beginning their careers.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.27)

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