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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 33

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Programme 34

For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Engineering Science: 19: Series and Parallel Connections

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Television Club: Making a Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

(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.
Robert Wise, Director of West Side Story introducing a scene from his new film The Haunting.

Kingsley Amis discussing Welsh art

Richard Harris talking to H. A. L. Craig

Erskine Childers investigating a new future for the mentally handicapped.
An Outside Broadcast from the Slough Project.

with David Jacobs


Item presenter: Robert Wise
Speaker: Kingsley Amis
Interviewee: Richard Harris
Interviewer: H. A. L. Craig
Reporter: Erskine Childers
Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 7: The Cycle of Life

Introduced by David Gall with Christopher Doncaster.
In the teeming soil population, microbes and other small creatures break down dead matter, providing food for plants and thus for higher animals.
For Schools


Presenter: David Gall
Guest: Christopher Doncaster
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's Holiday
A second showing of the story in which Little Laura and Billie Guftie make an exciting discovery when they explore the caves on the beach.

Fantastic Adventure
A cartoon film from Poland.
A Spaniard serenades an engine-driver's daughter and finds himself involved in a hair-raising train journey.


Voices (Little Laura's Holiday): Denise Bryer
Music composed and played by (Little Laura's Holiday): Patrick Harvey
Story and drawings (Little Laura's Holiday): Violet Drummond
Animation (Little Laura's Holiday): Oliver Postgate

: British Castles: 4: A Pride of Lyons

A second showing.
The lion is the emblem of the Lyons who have lived in Glamis Castle since 1372.
Sir Brian Horrocks tells the story of the family whose royal connections and adventurous careers have kept their castle home in the forefront of Scottish history for 600 years.


Narrator: Sir Brian Horrocks
Special drawing: 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

: The Fighting E

The first U.S.S. Enterprise, an aircraft carrier that fought in the Pacific right through the war, became the most decorated ship in American naval history. The new U.S.S. Enterprise contains eight nuclear reactors. She is the largest, most costly, and most powerful aircraft carrier in the world.
A CBS Twentieth Century film


Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Executive producer: Burton Benjamin

: 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
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Two in the Bush: Reluctant Clowns

Gerald Durrell introduces Reluctant Clowns
Continuing their adventures in New Zealand, Gerald and Jacquie Durrell have some tricky island landings, find a reptile which has links with prehistoric times and, after several days searching, meet some parrots in the strangest circumstances.
From the West


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

: Z Cars: Members Only

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

The men want the new club to be peaceful and palatial. Sergeant Watt's concern is with the way it is being financed and furnished.


Writer: John Hopkins
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Designer: Stanley Morris
Casebook Material: William Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
Det-Sgt. Watt: Frank Windsor

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Tonight's programme includes

Motor Racing
A tribute to a man who has made a tremendous contribution to Britain's sporting prestige.

News from the European Cup competitions.


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

: The News

: Get Britain Moving with the Liberals

The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond, M.P., Jeremy Thorpe, M.P., Emlyn Hooson, M.P., Frank Byers, Christopher Layton
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond
Speaker: Jeremy Thorpe
Speaker: Emlyn Hooson
Speaker: Frank Byers
Speaker: Christopher Layton

: Your Life in their Hands: Anaesthetics

Modern anaesthetics have made a big contribution to the success and advances of surgery. This programme shows how an anaesthetic is given and maintained for a big operation From the Llandough Hospital, Cardiff.
See page 33


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Football Special: The European Cup

An edited recording of an Important match in the European Cup competition played on the Continent earlier this evening.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: One from One-Thirty: Wednesday Magazine

A second showing of this afternoon's programme.
Introduced by David Jacobs
with Robert Wise, Kingsley Amis, Richard Harris, Erskine Childers

10.40-11.10 In View
The story of Elizabeth West and the Western Theatre Ballet Company.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.40-11.10 Scan
Life in the Midlands.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter: Robert Wise
Item presenter: Kingsley Amis
Interviewee: Richard Harris
Reporter: Erskine Childers
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Late Night News

: The Weather

: Ymryson Areithio

1 Golegau Cymru Y ddadl derfynol
Nid yw Cymru'n Werth ei Hachub
Debating contest for Welsh colleges.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 00.07)

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