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: Pure Mathematics: Programme 40

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: Dancing Britain

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: 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
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Eric Simms

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

: The News

: Let's Imagine: A Branch Line Railway

John Betjeman looks at the line from Evercreech Junction to Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.
Commentary written and spoken by John Betjeman.


Writer/narrator: John Betjeman
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Brian Johnson

: Looking at Britain: Survey

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

3.5 The Mildmay Steeplechase over two miles

3.40 The Cunard Handicap over one mile

4.10 The 111th Liverpool Spring Cup (Handicap) over one mile, two furlongs, 170 yards

4.40 The Knowsley Stakes over one mile, five furlongs

(to 16.50)


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

: Tales of the Riverbank: Moving Day for Guinea

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

The Guinea Pig takes proud possession of the old water-mill.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Captain Pugwash: Man Overboard

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and cabin boy Tom.

A second chance to see this animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: What's New?

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work with David Dimbleby and Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Research: Julia Cave
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alan Martin
Edited and produced by: Brian Robins

: 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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower and Bob Woolley Newcastle-upon-Tyne analyse the modern fashion for Dahlias.
Varieties for bedding and for cutting
Best use of tubers for gardeners without greenhouses or frames
Trenching and ground preparation for top results
Exhibition blooms proved successful in the North of England and in Scotland
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Bob Woolley
Producer: Paul Morby

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A further 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

: 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

: Dr. Kildare: Sister Mike

A film series.

Dr. Kildare discovers that a child brought to him for immunisation has been brutally beaten. His concern for the child's welfare leads him to interfere in a family matter and earns him a reprimand from Dr. Gillespie.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Comedy Playhouse: Have You Read This Notice?

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
This week: Have You Read This Notice?
Starring Frankie Howerd
and featuring Bill Kerr, Edwin Apps
with Derek Prentice, Graham Ashley, Claire Collins, Francois Landry, David Gregory, Valerie Stanton


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Graeme Muir
Norman Fox: Frankie Howerd
First Customs Officer: Bill Kerr
Aeroplane Passenger: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Derek Prentice
[Actor]: Graham Ashley
[Actress]: Claire Collins
[Actor]: Francois Landry
[Actor]: David Gregory
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton

: Indoor Athletics: International Open Meeting

organised by the Amateur Athletic Association in conjunction with the Daily Herald
Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of the highlights from this exciting event direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Max Robertson
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: The News

: Walk a Tight Circle

by John Hopkins.
Starring Elizabeth MacLennan as Janecis
also starring Noel Johnson, Jack Gwillim


Writer: John Hopkins
Design: Barry Learoyd
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Janecis: Elizabeth MacLennan
Sarah Holden: Barbara Lott
Michael Holden: Noel Johnson
Turner: David Sumner
Tom Gregg: Jack Gwillim
Derek Kingsley: Geoffrey Whitehead
Tessa Kingsley: Betty Huntley-Wright
Johnnie Kingsley: Donald Bisset
Jenny Hunter: Judy Bruce

: Late Night News

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