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: A Year in the Country: Roofs and Straw

Concrete, aluminium, asbestos, and nylon are among the modern materials used for roofs, but in many parts of the country the ancient craft of thatching is still carried on.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

Where does the sugar go when it dissolves in a cup of tea? In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains this and shows the importance of some dissolved substances in everyday life.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 19: Series and Parallel Connections

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 7: Assembling Radio Valves

Introduced by Peter West.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Peter West

: Merry-Go-Round

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

Wheelbarrow Farm
The teasing, carding, and spinning of wool carried out in simple hand processes by children.

The History of Flight: Part 3
The development of rockets for space-travel, and how astronauts, like Colonel Glenn and Major Titov, prepare for their journeys.

For Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Stanley Beard talking about his hobby

Travel on a Budget
Peter Whelpton

Margaret Hutchings

Making the Best of Yourself
Mrs. Joan Pugh is interviewed by Jean Rook in the Manchester studio.

Fashion: Spring hats


Presenter: Richard Waring
Guest: Stanley Beard
Item presenter (Travel on a Budget): Peter Whelpton
Item presenter (Toy-Making): Margaret Hutchings
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Mrs. Joan Pugh
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Jean Rook
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: Making a Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

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


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: David Painter
Director: Michael Simpson

: 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

: Young King Matthew: Part 1

A second chance to see this film from Poland in three parts.

Within a very short time the boy Matthew ascends to the throne, makes friends with a newspaper boy, and learns what war really means.
English commentary spoken by James McKechnie.


Narrator: James McKechnie
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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: Brian Turvey
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 Federals, The Jack and Jill Four, The Patton Brothers, Steve Perry, The Bachelors, Jackie Trent


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Band: The Federals
Performers: The Jack and Jill Four
Comedians: The Patton Brothers
Singer: Steve Perry
Band: The Bachelors
Singer: Jackie Trent
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 The Countrymen.


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
Band: The Countrymen
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Emergency

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The strike is on! The girls prepare for the strike and Mark declares an emergency. Stan picks the wrong time to propose.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Waris Hussein
Iris: Louise Dunn
Pat: Carolyn Pertwee
Susan: Sonia Fox
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Bill: Keith Faulkner
Tony: Norman Florence
Doug: Lawrence James
Mr Charlton: Peter Copley
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alan: Basil Moss
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud

: 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 Apostle

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Guest star Albert Salmi

A client accused of assault proves difficult and refuses to help with his own defence.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Peter Brinks: Albert Salmi

: The News

: The Pilots

The world of the airline pilot is the utter darkness or the brilliant sunshine at 35,000 feet, landings through fog and cloud, and slip stations along the route...
This BBC documentary film shows in detail the job of flying one of the giant jets which cruise just below the speed of sound - B.O.A.C. Boeing 707 Flight 900, bound for Beirut and the Far East.
Pilots of three British airlines provide the comment on a professional life which is at the hub of national prestige and international controversy.


Writer/producer: Richard Cawston
Photographed by: Dick Bush
Sound: Robert Saunders
Sound: Robin Green
Sound: John Hore
Film editor: Roy Fry

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing: Images of Home

Alberto Moravia author of The Woman of Rome, Agostino, Roman Tales, and The Empty Canvas.
Peter Duval Smith has been talking to him in Rome.


Interviewee: Alberto Moravia
Interviewer: Peter Duval Smith
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

: The Weather

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