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: A Year in the Country: Wind and Weather

Weather forecasting-from weather vanes to space satellites.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Water and the Weather

Water, in one form or another, plays an important part in this country's weather. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains that, where water and the weather are concerned, what comes down must first have gone up.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 16: Electricity and Magnetism

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 10.35 a.m.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 5: The Police Force

For Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.

Wheelbarrow Farm
A first visit to a school where children are looking after poultry, a sheep, and goats.

The History of Flight: Part 1
The story of man's early attempts to fly.

For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

David Davies talking about his hobby

Travel on a Budget
Peter Whelpton

Choosing Meat
Nan Winton talks to a Master Butcher.

Making the Best of Yourself
Mrs. Moran from Bristol returns to the studio in her new outfit.
Interviewer, Tom Salmon


Presenter: Richard Waring
Guest: David Davies
Item presenter (Travel on a Budget): Peter Whelpton
Interviewer (Choosing Meat): Nan Winton
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Mrs. Moran
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Tom Salmon
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: The Rainy Day

Written by Gavin Miller and Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.


Writer: Gavin Miller
Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Television announcer: Michael Smee
Mr Wade of 1910: Clifford Cox
Mrs Wade of 1910: Katherine Parr
Arthur Wade: John Pike
Lilian Wade: Christina Martin

: 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: Stop Press

by Gordon Murray.
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: North through Afghanistan

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

Arnaud Desjardins travels north from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, across the Hindu Kush mountains to meet the nomad horsemen of central Asia and watch Buz-kashi, their ancient and violent sport played on horseback.


Narrator/Series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Arnaud Desjardins
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings

: 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.
The Four Ambassadors, The Healey Sisters, Houston Wells and The Marksmen, Maurice, French, and Joy, Alan Field


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Performers: The Four Ambassadors
Singers: The Healey Sisters
Band: Houston Wells and The Marksmen
Balancers: Maurice, French, and Joy
Singer: Alan Field
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Desmond Chinn
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

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


Presenter: 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: Black Ice

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tony Marchesi arrives for work and causes quite a stir. Mark crosses swords with Edmund Bruce, and Iris goes nightclubbing with Adrian. But when Bryan takes Susan out on a date the evening ends in disaster...


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Tony Marchesi: Norman Florence
Anthea Keane: Julia Lockwood
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Tim: Scot Finch
Mark: Gareth Davies
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Miss Eraser: Christine Lindsay
JacMe: Elizabeth Proud
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Susan: Sonia Fox
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Reg: Richard Klee
Head waiter: Kenneth Henry
Stan: Johnny Wade
Lorry driver: John Grieve

: 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

: Professional Boxing: Vic Andreetti (Hoxton) v. Maurice Cullen (Shotton)

from London
Television Outside Broadcast cameras bring you direct from the Royal Albert Hall a principal contest from the Jack Solomons promotion.

Two of Britain's leading contenders for Dave Charnley's lightweight crown are matched over ten three-minute rounds with supporting contests.


Boxer: Vic Andreetti
Boxer: Maurice Cullen
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: Waiting for Work

No work, no prospects, and little money... How do the unemployed react to this situation in an affluent society? What happens to a town when one-tenth of the population is on the dole?
Tonight's programme looks at the effect of unemployment on a small corner of the North-East - West Hartlepool.
See page 25


Cameraman: Robert Painter
Film editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Jack Ashley

: International Concert Hall

Antal Dorati conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
in a performance of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra before an invited audience.
The programme also includes Beethoven's overture: The Consecration of the House


Orchestra conductor: Antal Dorati
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Late Night News

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