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: A Year in the Country: Fishes of the River

Balance of life in a river: among the fish seen are chub, pike, dace, and trout.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Conditions for Life

Gerd Sommerhoff is back again to discover some of the interesting scientific facts about living things. Why is it that even small changes of climate may make life impossible? Why are living things so dependent on one another?
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: 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 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Your World: 1: Living at Home

Introduced by John Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: John Morris

: Making Music

A new series for younger children.
In the first of eight programmes John Langstaff and a group of children begin work on The Midnight Thief, a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett.
James Blades suggests ways of making and playing simple percussion instruments.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Langstaff
Words (The Midnight Thief): Ian Serraillier
Music (The Midnight Thief): Richard Rodney Bennett
Presenter: James Blades
Producer: John Hosier

: 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 atelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with John Anthony.

London goes to Paris
A selection of designs from the Fashion House Group of London recently shown in Paris.

The Enquiring Consumer
Rosemary McRobert discusses the mail order shopping service.

Cookery-Veal a la Crime
Avis Scott

Design in Concrete
Bernard Gay

Making the Best of Yourself
Jessie MacBride is interviewed by Doris McLatchie in the Glasgow studio.

(to 14.00)


Presenter: John Anthony
Item presenter (The Enquiring Consumer): Rosemary McRobert
Cook (Cookery): Avis Scott
Item presenter (Design in Concrete): Bernard Gay
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Jessie MacBride
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Doris McLatchie
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: Keeping Pets

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Designer: Gordon Roland
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange

: 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

: 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, Polly Elwes, Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Polly Elwes
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

: The 625 Show

Introduced by Jimmy Young.
with Beryl Brydon, Jan Burnette, The Koalas, Alan Randall, Johnny Sandon and The Remo Four, Ricky Wilson and The Young Ones.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Singer: Beryl Brydon
Singer: Jan Burnette
Performers: The Koalas
Musician: Alan Randall
Musicians: Johnny Sandon and the Remo Four
Musicians: Ricky Wilson and the Young Ones
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Susan Spence
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 Jenny Johnson.


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

: Headline News

: Compact: Echo from the Past

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tony Marchesi is full of enthusiasm about his marvellous weekend. Karen, on the other hand, suddenly becomes auspiciously evasive. Edmund Bruce is disturbed by half-forgotten memories of the past and finds himself faced with an unexpected visitor.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Lord Keane: Ian Colin
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Susan: Sonia Fox
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Adrian: Robeht Desmond
Mark: Gareth Davies
Lorna Willis Ede: Brenda Kaye
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Iris: Louise Dunn
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Meriel Buchanan: Mavis Walker
Tony Marchesi: Norman Florence
Tim Gray: Scot Finch

: 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: Bob 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: Death Takes the Stand

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest star, Jeremy Slate

When Paul Nicholas, already branded as a fortune-hunter, is accused of murder, all the evidence seems against him-including the testimony of the dead man.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Paul Nicholas: Jeremy Slate

: The News

: Ramadan

A BBC-tv documentary by Anthony de Lotbiniere.
From sunrise to sunset no morsel of food or drop of drink or even the smoke of a cigarette may pass the lips of any Moslem during the month of Ramadan.
Tonight's film shows the effects of this fast on the people of Morocco- an ancient country now emerging into the twentieth century.
Commentary written and narrated by Rene Cutforth.


Director: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Writer/narrator: Rene Cutforth
Photographed by: Ken Westbury
Editor: Ron de Mattos
Sound: David Simpson
Sound: Maurice Everitt

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing

In tonight's edition Rosamond Lehmann talks about her attitude to novel writing and The young Italian novelist Dacia Maraini, This year's winner of the Formentor Prize discusses her own prizewinning book The Age of Discontent.


Speaker: Rosamond Lehmann
Speaker: Dacia Maraini
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Faces in the Street

A documentary film from Australia.
A lively impression of the streets of Sydney and a candid view of some of the people who walk along them.

: Late Night News

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