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: A Year in the Country: History Around Us

In many parts of the country traces of the Roman occupation are still to be found, and the village church often contains historic relics from medieval times.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Warming Water

Most homes have a cold water tank in the loft, a hot water tank on the first floor, and a boiler on the ground floor. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes the scientific principles which determine the lay-out of the domestic hot water system and explains how the water circulates within it.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 12: The Electric Current

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 1: At Work

For Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round: The Giant Apple

Written and directed by Joy Whitby.
The first of a new series for younger children.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.
A small boy's adventures in following the career of a very special apple from Kent fruit farm to London hotel.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Writer/director: Joy Whitby
Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film cameraman: John Turner
Film editor: David Painter
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ae yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd l'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu, Ifor Rees
Myrfyn Owen, Geraint Jones
Y golygydd, Nan Davies
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Donald Sinden talks about his hobby.

In a Town Garden with Fanny Cradock

Whelping at Home
Stanley Dangerfield and W.M. Wadman Taylor, M.R.C.V.S.

Stocking the Kitchen Cupboard
Rosemary McRobert

Making the Best of Yourself
Mrs. Fowler from Finsbury returns to the studio in her new outfit.


Presenter: Richard Waring
Interviewee: Donald Sinden
Item presenter (In a Town Garden): Fanny Cradock
Item presenter (Whelping at Home): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Whelping at Home): W.M. Wadman Taylor
Item presenter (Stocking the Kitchen Cupboard): Rosemary McRobert
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Mrs Fowler
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: The School Pantomime

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Windsor Davies introduces The School Pantomime
with the pupils of Brandwood School, Birmingham
For Schools


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Sound recordist: Bob Peck
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange

: Interval

: 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 14.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Rubovia: Spray Fever

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Spray Fever
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


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

: Adventure: Balloon to Serengeti

A second showing of Balloon to Serengeti
The last leg of their balloon flight across Tanganyika takes Anthony Smith, Douglas Botting, and Alan Root to the Serengeti Reserve. Watching the migration of a large herd of wildebeest, they see the birth of a baby wildebeest and how it is at once hunted by hyenas and jackals.


Narrator/balloonist: Anthony Smith
Filmed by/balloonist: Douglas Botting
Filmed by/balloonist: 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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
Flack and Lamar, Alexis Korner Blues Inc., The Manhattan Brothers, Ferenc Nyari Trio, Alan Randall, Linda Waltzer


Performers: Flack and Lamar
Band: Alexis Korner Blues Inc.
Singers: The Manhattan Brothers
Musicians: Ferenc Nyari Trio
Musician: Alan Randall
Singer: Linda Waltzer
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, Brian Redhead 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
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Waiting for News

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark finds that one chapter in his life is drawing to a happy end, and an official cocktail party is held to introduce the staff of Compact to their colleagues at Lady Fair. At this moment Ian gets a message from Sally.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Waris Hussein
Harry Jennings: Anthony Oliver
Mark: Gareth Davies
Mirfleld: John Graham
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Ian: Ronald Allen
Babbage: Donald Morley
Doctor: Roger Williams
Richard: Moray Watson
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lynn Bolton: Bridget McConnel
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Sally: Monica Evans
Janet: Christine Pollon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Susan Caley: Sonia Fox
Alan Drew: Basil Moss
Ellen Bailey: Margaret Rawlings
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Anthea Keane: Julia Lockwood
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James

: 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: The Unwanted

A new film series of the courtroom dramas.

A doctor and his wife have brought up six-year-old Emily as their own daughter. Lawrence Preston has the heartbreaking task of representing them when Emily's real mother reappears and makes a legal claim for the custody of the child.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: A Stretch in the Sun: 2: The Waking Grant

Written by Trevor Philpott.
Give me the splendid silent sun With all its beams full dazzling (Walt Whitman)
Most people regarded the South of France merely as a sun-soaked play-ground for millionaires. But in the wake of changes which have so drastically affected the French Riviera come vast developments from Lyons to the Mediterranean coast which can affect the whole of Europe.

A documentary film introduced by Trevor Philpott who tours the fantastic hydro-electric, nuclear, irrigation, and port development schemes on the historic river Rhone, and reports on one of Europe's most spectacular and visionary changes.

Additional material by courtesy of Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Electricity de France, Caravelle Films, Shell International.


Presenter/writer: Trevor Philpott
Photographed by: Slim Hewitt
Editor: Peter Heffron
Producer: Tony Essex

: International Concert Hall

Tibor Varga playing Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, in G minor with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
before an invited audience.
The programme also includes Britten's Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'.


Violinist: Tibor Varga
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

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