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: A Year in the Country: The River in March

Along the river bank the alder trees are now covered in catkins, and in the marsh by the river lapwing, snipe, and other birds may be seen feeding.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Living in Water

Animals that spend much of their lives in water often show special adaptations. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes how some of these animals are able to breathe and move under water.
For Schools

(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 21: Vibrations and Alternating Current

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn

: Going to Work: 9: Horticulture

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

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

Hans in Luck
The story of a country boy and a bag of gold, freely adapted by Joy Whitby from the original Grimm's Fairy Tale.

Wheelbarrow Farm
A visit to the school farm to see the goat being milked and the chicks hatching out.

For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film editor: Malcolm James
Film editor: Mary Hughes
Director: Claire Chovil
Producer: Michael Gill
Adapter (Hans in Luck): Joy Whitby
[Actor] (Hans in Luck): Jeffrey Segal
[Actor] (Hans in Luck): Keith Williams
[Actor] (Hans in Luck): Gerry Lee
[Actor] (Hans in Luck): Frank Duncan

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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


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

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Millicent Martin and Graham Stark talking about their hobbies

Katharine Whitehorn and her husband Gavin Lyall discussing with John Anthony how they entertain their friends.

Conrad Phillips gives his recipe for a curry dish

Fashion in dinner dresses


Presenter: Richard Waring
Speaker: Millicent Martin
Speaker: Graham Stark
Interviewee: Katharine Whitehorn
Interviewee: Gavin Lyall
Interviewer: John Anthony
Cook: Conrad Phillips
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: Monday Morning

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

Cliff and Janet appear as witnesses at the Magistrates' Court.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Designer: Gordon Roland
Mr Wade: James Beck
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Terry Baines: Larry Dann
P.C. Evans: Peter Thornton
Clerk of the Court: John Loncden
Chairman: Andrew Laurence
Mr Webster: Patrick Godfrey
Mr Davenport: David Webster
Policeman: Bryan Wolfe

: 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 3

Another showing of this film from Poland.

The Three Kings almost bring Matthew's reign to an abrupt end, but he is saved by the love and determination of his people.

: Animal Magic

A special edition with Keeper Morris.
The story of how Johnny Morris became a Keeper at Bristol Zoo, and some of his adventures.
From the West


Presenter/Keeper Morris: Johnny Morris
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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
Jimmy Crawford and The Ravens, Annette Dorly and Ian Simmons, Kim Martyn, Grant Tracey and The Sunsets, Valtino and The Walker Twins


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Band: Jimmy Crawford and The Ravens
Performers: Annette Dorly and Ian Simmons
Singer: Kim Martyn
Band: Grant Tracey and The Sunsets
Performers: Valtino and The Walker Twins
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.


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

: Headline News

: Compact: The Winner

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The final result of the battle between the two magazines is known, with various repercussions. Gussie picks a winner-and uncovers some shocking facts.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Mark: Gareth Davies
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Tony Marchesi: Norman Florence
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera
Alison: Betty Cooper
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Susan: Sonia Fox
Alan: Basil Moss
Oliver York: Edward Rhodes
Stan: Johnny Wade
Mrs Patterson: Dorothy Gordon
Violet: Eileen Way
John Henry: James Beck
Canteen assistant: Cynthia Etherington

: 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 Invisible Badge

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

The Prestons face an ironical situation when they are asked to defend a young assistant district attorney accused of bribery and corruption.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: Time on Our Hands

A look into the next twenty-five years.
A BBC documentary by Don Haworth.
with Kingsley Amis, Stafford Beer, Aldous Huxley, Franklin Medhurst, Raymond Williams
See page 25


Writer/producer: Don Haworth
Production Assistant: Malcolm Scrimgeour
Designer: Tim Harvey
Photography: Gerry Pullen
Photography: Robert Sleigh
Sound: Graham Turner
Sound: John Colomb
Sound: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Film Editor: Peter Marsh
Narrator: Stanley Williamson
Speaker: Kingsley Amis
Speaker: Stafford Beer
Speaker: Aldous Huxley
Speaker: Franklin Medhurst
Speaker: Raymond Williams

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing


Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

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