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: A Year in the Country: Masonry and Martins

This programme shows the building of a dry stone wall and how stone-masons shape stone from the earth for other purposes. It also shows another kind of mason-the House Martin.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: The Newt

Newts spend most of their lives on land, but return to water each spring in order to breed. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of their life history.
(to 10.25)


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

: 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: 7: Who Cares?

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


Presenter: John Morris

: Making Music

A new series for younger children.
John Langstaff and a group of children from a primary school in Harrow prepare for next week's complete performance of 'The Midnight Thief', a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Lew Luton.

Peter Scott talking to Tom Salmon about his hobby

Holiday Reading
Dee Wells

Summer Salads

Furnishing a Bed-Sitter
Shirley Conran

Fashion in Holiday Clothes


Presenter: Lew Luton
Interviewee: Peter Scott
Interviewer: Tom Salmon
Item presenter (Holiday Reading): Dee Wells
Item presenter (Furnishing a Bed-Sitter): Shirley Conran
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Royal Ascot

This week BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras will be following some of the principal races of this world-famous meeting.
The Royal Procession drives up the course to the Royal Enclosure before the first race.

: Television Club: A Day Trip to France: Channel Crossing

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: Michael Simpson
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Passport Offlcial: Rudolph Offenbach
Assistant: Robert Aldous
Steward: Robin Ford

: Royal Ascot

3.5 Queen's Vase over two miles

3.45 Ascot Stakes over two miles and a half

4.20 Coventry Stakes over six furlongs

(to 16.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Fashion commentator: Judith Chalmers
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Picture Time

The Richest Sparrow in the World
A cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
A sparrow learns that a wagon full of grain does not necessarily bring happiness.

Peter and the Machine Man
A cartoon film from Hungary.
Peter visits the house of his uncle, the inventor, and sets in motion a lot of trouble.

: 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
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 Eden Kane, The Cadets, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Janet Punter, Kevin Ross.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Singer: Eden Kane
Band: The Cadets
Band: Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas
Performer: Janet Punter
Performer: Kevin Ross
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Eric Walmsley
Production: Albert Stevenson

: The Royal Highland Show

Andrew Biggar takes a brief look around the busy Showground at Ingliston and meets some of the international visitors to this great agricultural event.


Presenter: Andrew Biggar
Arranged by: Kennedy Stewart
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Spain in September

with Johnny Morris who continues his journey by car from Granada, famous for its Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, along the sunny Costa del Sol to Gibraltar.
BBC film
From the West


Narrator/explorer: Johnny Morris
Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Film editor: Phillip Mutton
Dubbing editor: George Pagan
Director: Dennis Towler

: Headline News

: Compact: Big Brother

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Shirley says goodbye, and Alison doesn't know whether she has won or lost. Stan tracks down Wendy, and Iris has to pick up the pieces.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Dr Harvest: Richard Bebb
Shirley Hawkins: Margaret Christensen
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Susan: Sonia Fox
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Loulse Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Mark: Gareth Davies
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Marianne Doonan: Claire Kinson
Wendy: Sandra Payne

: Hugh and I: The Prison Visitor

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
featuring Kenneth J. Warren
with Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Jack Haig, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon, George Betton, Frank Sienian


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Prisoner #32439: Kenneth J. Warren
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Arthur Wormold: Jack Haig
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
Prison Guard: George Betton
Policeman: Frank Sienian

: The Defenders: The Heathen

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Lawrence Preston tries to help a school teacher who is dismissed when he admits that he is an atheist.


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

: The News

: The Buskers of Marrakesh

For centuries acrobats, musicians, dancers, snake-charmers, story-tellers, animal trainers, tumblers, and minstrels have gathered in the main square of Marrakesh every day to put on the greatest busker show on earth.
Tonight's film sets out to capture the atmosphere of this fantastic scene.
Commentary written and spoken by Rene Cutforth.


Writer/narrator: Rene Cutforth
Photographed by: Ken Westbury
Editor: Ron de Mattos
Sound: Maurice Everitt
Sound: Leslie Collins
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Profile in Music

Nathan Milstein talks about his career and plays music of his choice with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Introduction by John Amis.


Interviewee/violinist: Nathan Milstein
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Presenter: John Amis
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Patricia Foy

: News Extra

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