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: A Year in the Country: The Coming of Spring

Frogs croaking and spawning in the pond, rooks building their nests, and bees collecting pollen from early flowers are among the signs that spring is arriving.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: What is Water?

The Ancient Greeks were among the first people to ask this question, but a satisfactory answer was not forthcoming for more than 2,000 years. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff explores the nature of water in the light of present-day ideas.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Engineering Science: 22: Energy Conversion

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 10.55)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Going to Work: 10: Trade Unions

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

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

The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger
A television adaptation by Joy Whitby of a Turkish fairy tale.

The last visit to Wheelbarrow Farm

For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Claire Chovil
Adapter (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Joy Whitby
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Jeffrey Segal
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Keith Williams
[Actor] (The Little Man no Bigger than a Finger): Frank Duncan

: 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 cinio
Y cyflwynydd. OWEN EDWARDS
Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
Y golygydd. NAN DAVIES
(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.

Barry McQueen talking about his hobby

Design in Clocks
Kenneth J. Robinson

New Standards in Kitchen Planning
John Anthony chairs a discussion between Rosemary McRobert, Alan Gore and Thomas Sibthorp.

Paris Line in Spring Suits


Presenter: Richard Waring
Guest: Barry McQueen
Item presenter (Design in Clocks): Kenneth J. Robinson
Chairman (New Standards in Kitchen Planning): John Anthony
Panellist (New Standards in Kitchen Planning): Rosemary McRobert
Panellist (New Standards in Kitchen Planning): Alan Gore
Panellist (New Standards in Kitchen Planning): Thomas Sibthorp
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: Stonebridge Gertrude's Rose

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
The life story of a cow.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland

: 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


Narrator: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Racing at Lincoln

The second day of the Spring Meeting.

3.0 The Brocklesby Plate over five furlongs

3.30 The Spring Handicap Plate over two miles

4.0 The Chaplin Auction Plate over five furlongs

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Peter Montague-Evans
Interviewer: David Coleman
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: The Empty City

A film from Denmark.
All alone in the world-so a small boy in Copenhagen realises his ambition of driving a tram and flying an aeroplane.
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.


Narrator: Peter Hawkins
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: 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.
Barry Barnett, Kevin Ross, The Ivel River Boys, Zack Laurence, Samantha Lee, Wout Steenhuis


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Singer: Barry Barnett
Singer: Kevin Ross
Band: The Ivel River Boys
Performer: Zack Laurence
Performer: Samantha Lee
Musician: Wout Steenhuis
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
Associate producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: The Highwayman

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alan is involved in a crisis in the reference library; while Gussie finds that the changes in the features department present new problems. The staff social club is officially opened-and Adrian gets an idea to help Stan.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: John Warwick
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mr Simms: Terence de Marney
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Alan: Basil Moss
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs Patterson: Dorothy Gordon
Alison: Betty Cooper
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Susan: Sonia Fox
Tony: Norman Florence
Stan: Johnny Wade

: 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 Hidden Jungle

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest star, Carroll O'Connor


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Joshua Ryder: Carroll O'Connor

: The News

: Sabotage in South Africa

Written and produced by David Lowe.
A vigorous on-the-spot enquiry into the realities of life in South Africa today.
Brilliantly reported... a fine social document (New York Times)
A C.B.S. Report


Writer/producer: David Lowe
Narrator: Walter Cronkite
Executive producer: Fred W. Friendly

: International Concert Hall

Pierre Fournier playing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor with the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
before an invited audience.
The programme also includes Dvorak's Overture: Carnival


Cellist: Pierre Fournier
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Adrian Boult
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

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