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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 39

For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Looking at Britain: Survey

A review programme which glances back through all the films seen during the past term.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Film editor: Peter Heelas
Producer: Tim Slessor

: For Sixth Forms: Adaptation: 5: Adaptation and Man

Bernard Shaw once denned man as 'an amoeba with acquirements'. In this programme Dr. John Napier describes the more important of these acquirements and considers how they have enabled man to adapt to changing conditions, gradually freeing him from the dictatorship of his environment.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Dr. John Napier
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinlo
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
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

: Table Talk

Spontaneous Comment; Controversy; Conversation on issues of the day.
A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Erskine Childers.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 10: Trade Unions

Introduced by Peter West.
How are Union dues spent? Should young people join a Union or not? If they do join, why should they bother to vote on Union matters? These are some of the questions that face young people starting work.
For Schools
First shown in March 1962
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Film editor: John Griffiths
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Script: Michael Imison
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.
Including -

Petra: Walking to heel

Making a Model Zoo: Constructing the cages

In Search of a Unicorn: Part 3
by Edward and Anna Standon.
Told by Peter Hawkins.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Writer (In Search of a Unicorn): Edward Standon
Writer (In Search of a Unicorn): Anna Standon
Narrator (In Search of a Unicorn): Peter Hawkins
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Bonehead: 2: Something about a Soldier

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Another chance to see some more criminal capers.
with Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Douglas Blackwell
(Previously shown on July 21, 1962)


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Designer: Darrol Blake
Bonehead: Colin Douglas
Boss: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Happy: Douglas Blackwell
Sgt -Major Roughage: Danny Sewell
Colonel Elphinstone: Geoffrey Lumsden
Captain Courcy: Dennis Ramsden
Private Gillimore: Anthony Sagar
Private Eggworth: Garth Adams
Colonel Bellworthy: Geoffrey Colvile

: 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

: From Jet to Dyna-Soar

Walter Cronkite introduces a recording made on board an X-15 rocket plane during a research flight, and looks forward to the Dyna-Soar, a glider-aircraft designed for dynamic soaring into space.
A C.B.S. 20th-century film


Presenter: Walter Cronkite
Executive producer: Burton Benjamin

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, 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: 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
Associate producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, James Scott-Douglas and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: James Scott-Douglas
Research and direction: Rosamund Davies
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and Vivian are Volunteer Firemen

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

Lucy and Vivian are Volunteer Firemen ...and then the sparks begin to fly!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Harry Conners: Dick Martin
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras look at People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: Suspense: The Tourelle Skull

by Johnnie Archambault.
with Georgina Ward, David Saire, Noel Howlett
Music composed and played by Richard Rodney Bennett in collaboration with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
From Scotland


Writer: Johnnie Archambault
Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Music composed and played by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Aphrodite: Aimee Delamain
Dr Godard: Noel Howlett
Birot: Robert Hunter
Beth: Brenda Dean
Hugo: David Saire
Godmother: Gladys Spencer
Lucie: Georgina Ward
Mother: Irene Prador
Marianne: Hajni Biro
Bridesmaid: Jean Denyer

: Ballroom Dancing: The Star United Kingdom Latin-American Championships

Arranged by the Evening News and organised by Mecca Dancing including
The Grand Finals of the Professional and Amateur Latin-American Competitions and the North London Finals of the Star United Kingdom Formation Dancing Championships

Old-Time demonstration by David Rollinson and Barbara Heathcote and Modern demonstration by Sonny Binick and Sally Brock with Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra and Joe Loss and his Orchestra.
From the Lyceum Ballroom, London


Dancer (Old-Time demonstration): David Rollinson
Dancer (Old-Time demonstration): Barbara Heathcote
Dancer (Modern demonstration): Sonny Binick
Dancer (Modern demonstration): Sally Brock
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

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