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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 30

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf

The story of a long journey
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems
For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: Wind and Weather

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agoa Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu. IFOR Rees
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Being Born to Fame

What is it like to follow in famous footsteps?
Is a famous name a help or a hindrance?
Alan Melville questions members of famous theatrical families including Anthea and Arthur Askey, Louise and Helene Cordet, Noel Harrison, Ronald Howard and Laurie Lupino Lane.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Interviewee: Anthea Askey
Interviewee: Arthur Askey
Interviewee: Louise Cordet
Interviewee: Helene Cordet
Interviewee: Noel Harrison
Interviewee: Ronald Howard
Interviewee: Laurie Lupino Lane
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Looking at Britain: Distant-Water Trawler

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday

: Interval

: 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
(to 14.45)


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

: Tales of the Riverbank: Rat's New Boat

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

Every animal along the Riverbank is wondering why Roderick is being so unsociable. It is left to Hammy to discover the reason.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Captain Pugwash: Ghost Ship

Another thrilling adventure with hit band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.
A second chance to see this animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: What's New?

Peter West looks at the latest Inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work with David Dimbleby and Gwynneth Tighe.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Ted Trippier Parks Superintendent, Castleford, Yorkshire.
Winter effects in exposed northern gardens
Plants to use - and plants to avoid-in built-up, industrial areas

The Gardening Club Garden
An invitation to viewers to help in its design.
The site, 140' x 30'. is now dug over and manured. Viewers are asfied to submit ideas for its design as though to serve a family of four with vegetables, flowers-and a weekend retreat
Sketch plans should be addressed to Gardening Club, [address removed]
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ted Trippier
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 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

: Holliday at Home

Starring Michael Holliday
This week's guest: Dennis Spicer
with Denny Bettis
The Dancers: Mavis Ascott, Elaine Carr, Jackie Poole, Patsie Porter
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Bernard Herrmann
From the North


Presenter/singer: Michael Holliday
Ventriloquist/guest: Dennis Spicer
Dancer/dance direction: Denny Bettis
Dancer: Mavis Ascott
Dancer: Elaine Carr
Dancer: Jackie Poole
Dancer: Patsie Porter
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Bernard Herrmann
Musical arrangements: Pat Nash
Musical arrangements: Alan Roper
Design: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds

: Dr. Kildare: The Great Guy

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr Gillespie.

A famous comedian has to have his leg amputated, and vents his bitterness on his wife and friends.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Mr. Justice Duncannon: A Case of Whisky

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden with Henry Cecil.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank
Presented by arrangement with Creative Partners Ltd.


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Writer: Henry Cecil
Legal adviser: J. P. Eddy, Q.C.
Incidental music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Barry Newbery
Producer: Graeme Muir
Mr. Justice Duncannon: Andrew Cruickshank
Mr. Marsham, Defence Counsel: Edwin Apps
Mr. Train, Prosecuting Counsel: Edward Rees
Mr. James, witness: John Lawrence
Registrar: Frank Littlewood
Mr. Marsham's Solicitor: Sydney Dobson
Usher: Gordon Craig
Mr. Justice Hoop: John Le Mesurier
Margaret: Eileen Peel
Mr. Justice Partin: Frederick Leister

: The News

: International Film Season: The Lady with the Dog

A sub-titled version of the Russian film.
based on a story by Anton Chekhov.
See page 44


Director: Josif Heifits
Author: Anton Chekhov
Anna Sergeievna: Ya Savvina
Dmitri Gourov: Alexei Batalov
Mme Gourov: Ala Chostakova

: Late Night News

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