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: A Year in the Country: The Pond by the Farm

Among the pond creatures seen in this programme are tadpoles, mayfly nymphs, leeches, and water spiders.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Green Plants Make Food

All animals get their food from other organisms but green plants make their own food. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff discovers that chlorophyll is the key to the process.
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.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Your World: 3: Unemployment

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


Presenter: John Morris

: Making Music

A series for younger children.
John Langstaff and a group of children continue their work on The Midnight Thief, a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett.
James Blades talks about xylophones and glockenspiels.
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

: State Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen of the Belgians

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh with other members of the Royal Family welcome their guests in the heart of London and accompany them on a State Drive to Buckingham Palace.
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with John Anthony.

Wolf Mankowitz and Bernard Cotes

Design in Bathrooms
Kenneth J. Robinson

Dinner Menu for a New Housewife
Victor Ceserani

Keeping the Sun Out


Presenter: John Anthony
Item presenter (Pottery): Wolf Mankowitz
Item presenter (Pottery): Bernard Cotes
Item presenter (Design in Bathrooms): Kenneth J. Robinson
Item presenter (Dinner Menu for a New Housewife): Victor Ceserani
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: A Visit to Grandmother

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


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grance
Mrs Hopkins: Margaret Boyd
Mrs Fraser: Pamela Sholto
Dr Baker: Martin Matthews
Mr Edwards: Haydn Jones

: 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 Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The 625 Show

Introduced by Jimmy Young.
with The Ivor Beynon Accordion Orchestra, The Blue Stars, Glenda Collins, The Reg Guest Trio, Jaskolino and Margaret, Val Tino and The Walker Twins.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Ivor Beynon Accordion Orchestra
Band: The Blue Stars
Singer: Glenda Collins
Musicians: The Reg Guest Trio
Performers: Jaskolino and Margaret
Singers: Val Tino and The Walker Twins
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Susan Spence
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and a guest singer.


Presenter: 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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Moments of Truth

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Anthea and Alan break their good news at the office. Camilla is bewildered by Mark's new attitude to her. Fate takes a hand in the affairs of Celia and Gerald, with tragic results.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Gerald Brockman: Dekek Aylward
Margaret Brockman: Charmian Innes
Shirley Hawkins: Margaret Christensen
Tim: Scot Finch
Ken Hawkins: Edward Evans
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mark: Gareth Davies
Diana: Elizabeth Wallace
Susan: Sonia Fox
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alison: Betty Cooper
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Doug: Lawrence James
German Nurse: Beatrice Greeke

: 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: The Hour before Doomsday

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest stars, Kevin McCarthy and John Culum

A self-styled prophet brings a $2,000,000 libel suit against a reporter and his newspaper.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Ralph Johnson: Kevin McCarthy
Jeremiah: John Culum

: The News

: The Do-It-Yourself Democracy

Mai Zetterling looks at The Do-It-Yourself Democracy
Written by David Hughes.
A film record of a journey through Iceland made by Mai Zetterling.
In which she expresses all the surprises she finds in this outpost of contradictions and eccentricities which has known democracy for longer than any country in Europe.


Filmed by: Brian Probyn
Filmed by: Christopher Menges
Editor: Paul Davies
Writer: David Hughes
Directed and narrated by: Mai Zetterling

: Bookstand: Writers and Writing

Jorge Luis Borges, The great Argentine short-story writer who shared the first
International Publishers' Prize with Samuel Beckett talks about his view of fiction to
Peter Duval Smith.


Interviewee: Jorge Luis Borges
Interviewer: Peter Duval Smith
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

: The Weather

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