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: A Year in the Country: Arches and Bridges

Round arches, pointed arches, how they are constructed, and the materials that are used for them.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: The Water Surface

Water has severe limitations as a cleanser for it is a remarkable fact that there are many things which it cannot effectively wet. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how detergents, including soap, facilitate wetting and so make cleansing easier.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 18: Electrical Instruments

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 6: Working for Yourself

For Schools
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

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

Wheelbarrow Farm
How an incubator works and how the chick develops in the egg.

The History of Flight: Part 2
The early exploration of the air and the development of the great civilian air-ways.

For Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

(Welsh Transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

(Welsh Transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Bernard Gay
Design in Stainless Steel

Fanny Cradock
Coffee Syrup

Stanley Dangerfield and John Hodgman
Nutrition for Domestic Animals

Peter Whelpton
Travel on a Budget

Fashion in Shoes


Presenter: Richard Waring
Item presenter (Design in Stainless Steel): Bernard Gay
Cook (Coffee Syrup): Fanny Cradock
Item presenter (Nutrition for Domestic Animals): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Nutrition for Domestic Animals): John Hodgman
Item presenter (Travel on a Budget): Peter Whelpton
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: The Doctor

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: Michael Simpson
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Dr Johnson: Hector Ross
Mrs Johnson: Jeanne Mockford
Michael Willison: Ken Tyllsen
Mrs Smedley: Kitty Attwood
Mr Slater: Reginald Green

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The Ugly Duckling

A Russian cartoon film.
A new version of the famous fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

: Animal Magic

A weekly series.
Introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo - but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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

: The 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
The Diana Dee Combo, The Dominoes, Joy Marshall, Wendy Nash, The Sion Hill Harpists, Cloda Rogers
Joy Marshall is appearing at the Blue Angel, London


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Performers: The Diana Dee Combo
Band: The Dominoes
Singer: Joy Marshall
Pianist: Wendy Nash
Harpists: The Sion Hill Harpists
Singer: Cloda Rogers
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: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Shrove Tuesday

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The girls are 'working to rule' - although for some of them today's work includes a pancake-making contest! Alison pays her first visit to a marriage bureau, and gets a surprise.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N.J. Crisp
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Pat: Carolyn Pertwee
Workman: Frank Seton
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Gussle: Frances Bennett
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Tony: Norman Florence
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Susan: Sonia Fox
Mark: Gareth Davies
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera
Doug: Lawrence James
Alison: Betty Cooper
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud
Receptionist: Beryl Andrews

: 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 Avenger

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Guest star, Irene Dailey

At a dinner party given in his honour a distinguished doctor is murdered by a man seeking revenge for atrocities committed in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Defending the accused man, Lawrence Preston becomes involved in wider issues.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Mrs. Prinzler: Irene Dailey

: The News

: European Centre-Forward

A story about a fever, about a sport, about a city, about a footballer.
Gerry Hitchens, once a Shropshire miner, later England centre-forward, today a symbol of the European boom.
A BBC documentary by Stephen Hearst.


Subject: Gerry Hitchens
Director: Stephen Hearst
Commentary: Brian Glanville
Photography: John Bird
Film editor: Ron de Mattos

: International Concert Hall

George Malcolm directs the Philomusica of London (Leader, Carl Pini) and is soloist in Bach's Concerto in D major for harpsichord and string orchestra before an invited audience.
The programme includes Handel's Concerto Grosso No. 2, in B flat major, and Rossini's Sonata in C major.


Orchestra director/soloist: George Malcolm
Musicians: The Philomusica of London
[Orchestra] leader: Carl Pini
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

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