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: A Year in the Country: More Creatures of the Pond

Among the creatures seen are caddis larvae, dragon-fly nymphs, water scorpions, and sticklebacks.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Food is the fuel and the building material of the body. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of the ways plants and animals use their food.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(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: 4: Community

Introduced by John Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday


Presenter: John Morris

: Making Music

A new 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 shows some ways of illustrating the story with percussion sounds.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(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 aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
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

: Headline News

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

A visit to Lord's on the last day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with John Anthony.

Eric Robinson talking about his hobby, growing roses, with Harry Wheatcroft.

Snob Junk
Shirley Conran talking to Kenneth Robinson.

Fresh, Frozen, or Tinned
Professor Yudkin discusses packaged versus fresh food.

Fashion in Beachwear


Presenter: John Anthony
Interviewee: Eric Robinson
Interviewer: Harry Wheatcroft
Interviewee (Snob Junk): Shirley Conran
Interviewer (Snob Junk): Kenneth Robinson
Item presenter (Fresh, Frozen, or Tinned): Professor Yudkin
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: Keeping House

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: Michael Simpson
Mr Wade: James Beck
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. West Indies

at Lord's
(to 16.15)

: Animal Magic

presents a special edition
Johnny Morris celebrates National Nature Week by visiting Tony Soper at his home on a beautiful estuary in Devon.
They invite you to join them as they tell each other stories and look at their favourite wild-life characters-birds and animals-that are typical of the British Isles.
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.
Special guest artists, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
also The Folk Four, Shirley Jackson, The Esquires, Johnny Towers


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Band/guest artists: Joe Brown and the Bruvvers
Musicians: The Folk Four
Singer: Shirley Jackson
Singers: The Esquires
Singer: Johnny Towers 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 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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: I'll be in Scotland Before Ye

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tim asks Edmund Bruce for advice. Iris cooks a meal for Stan and his sister, Wendy, and finds the outcome very satisfactory. Gussie takes the night train to Scotland with an unexpected travelling companion - and meets a disturbing situation.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Stan: Johnny Wade
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Iris: Louise Dunn
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lorna Willis Ede: Brenda Kaye
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Karen: Stephania Beaumont
Alan: Basil Moss
Susan: Sonia Fox
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Porter: Roy Denton

: Hugh and I: Lost Property

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Jack Haig, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon, John Junkin, Dave Carey, Joan Emney, Vlasta Hardy and Geoffrey Hibbert
See page 25


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Arthur Wormold: Jack Haig
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
Bus Conductor: John Junkin
Desk Sergeant: Dave Carey
Second Bus Passenger: Joan Emney
[Actress]: Vlasta Hardy
Mr. Blake: Geoffrey Hibbert

: The Defenders: Ordeal

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

An unhappy and vindictive woman arranges her own murder so that two innocent people will be accused of the crime.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: Giants of Steam

A BBC documentary film by John Read.
The epic story of our railways and those who built them.
Commentary spoken by John Slater.
See page 25


Director: John Read
Music composed and conducted by: Ron Grainer
Narrator: John Slater
Script consultant: Sir Arthur Elton
Photographed by: Alex Pierce
Photographed by: Ronald Craigen
Film editor: Roy Fry
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Radiophonic Workshop 6 March 2016

: Profile in Music

Lisa della Casa talks about her career and sings music with which she is particularly associated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
The programme is introduced by Joseph Cooper.


Soprano/interviewee: Lisa Della Casa
Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Henry Datyner
[Orchestra] conducted by: Stanford Robinson
Presenter: Joseph Cooper
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: News Extra

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

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