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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 29

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Programme 30

For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: David Roseveare

: Engineering Science: 17: Force on a Conductor

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Television Club: The Rainy Day

Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Windsor Davies

: Discovering Science: Water and the Weather

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 ae yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideas in the arts, entertainment and the world at large with John Anthony.


Presenter: John Anthony
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 5: Protecting the Public

How are we protected against contamination of perishable foodstuffs? Port and City Authorities exert a firm control over handling and inspection.
Introduced by David Gall.
For Schools


Presenter: David Gall
Film editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer: Michael Totton

: Interval

: 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 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Picture Time

Little Laura at the Circus
A second chance to see the story in which Little Laura and Billie Guftie get a bird's-eye view of the Funfair and the Big Top after an unusual ride on the Merry-Go-Round.

Johnny the Shoemaker
A puppet film from Poland.
Although Johnny was the worst pupil in the village school, he had no trouble in finding the right career.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Voices (Little Laura at the Circus): Denise Bryer
Music composed and played by (Little Laura at the Circus): Patrick Harvey
Story and drawings (Little Laura at the Circus): Violet Drummond
Animation (Little Laura at the Circus): Oliver Postgate
Narrator (Johnny the Shoemaker): Johnny Morris
Presented by (Johnny the Shoemaker): Peggy Miller

: British Castles: 2: The Hammer of the Welsh

A second showing.

Conway and Beaumaris were two of the castles with which King Edward I encircled Snowdonia.
Sir Brian Horrocks tells the story of the magnificent military structures which contributed so largely to the conquest of Wales.


Narrator: Sir Brian Horrocks
Special drawings: Alan Sorrell
Director: Bob Reid
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: 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

: Bucknell's House: 38

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

The front roof-gutters need renewing: a cedar-wood fence replaces the crumbling wall round the front garden; indoors, a wall-cabinet is made for cooking utensils; and at the end of the programme-a special announcement.


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, Brian Redhead and Jenny Johnson.


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: Jenny Johnson
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Two in the Bush: The Giants' Nursery

Gerald Durrell introduces The Giants' Nursery
In which he and his wife Jacquie travel from the west to the east coast of Malaya to see one of the largest reptiles in the world.
From the West


Presenter/naturalist: Gerald Durrell
Presenter: Jacquie Durrell
Photographed by: Jim Saunders
Editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Z Cars: The Main Chance

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

Cock-fighting is cruel, bloody, and illegal. Its promoters have to work in secret - and so do the police.


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Director: Anthony Page
Designer: Richard Henry
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Parnall
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 Fifth Test
Australia v. England played at Sydney.
The match that decided the fate of the Ashes.

and all the latest sports news


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Zero One: Discord

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.
Starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett
with Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

A famous pianist from behind the Iron Curtain seeks political asylum in this country. Is he genuine, or is he perhaps a spy?
See page 33


Teleplay: John Briley
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Associate Producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Vladimir: Harry H. Corbett
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Maya: Katya Douglas
Atkins: Bernard Archard
Roberts: Willoughby Goddard

: Laval

Portrait of a Traitor
A biographical sketch, illustrated by rare film, of Pierre Laval-before the war, French Foreign Minister; during the war, leader of the Vichy Government in Unoccupied France; after the war, tried and executed for treason.
A CBS Twentieth-Century programme


Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Producer: Burton Benjamin

: One from One-Thirty: Perspective on Keeping a Diary

A diary begins as an intimate personal possession. It may become a valuable social document. Diarists who contribute to this programme include Samuel Pepys, Fanny Burney, Queen Victoria, Francis Kilvert, Captain Scott, Anne Frank and Pamela Hansford Johnson, Sir Albert Richardson.
Interviewer, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire
Previously broadcast on January 10

10.15-10.45 In View: a film on the work of a provincial art school.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.46 Scan: life in the Midlands.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Interviewee: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Interviewee: Sir Albert Richardson
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Margaret Jay
Producer: Beryl Radley

: The Sky at Night: Space Stations for Mars

A Russian astronomer has suggested that the two moons of Mars might be artificial space stations.
Patrick Moore discusses the peculiarities of the Red Planet's satellites and considers whether they might be used as staging points for future manned exploration of Mars.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Robert Rowland
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

: Ymryson Areithio

i Golegau Cymru Yr ail ddadl gyn-derfynol
Debating contest for Welsh colleges.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.47)


Unknown: Golegau Cymru

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