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: A Year in the Country: A Last Look Round

A visit to the farm and a visit to the river to see some of the things going on there at this time of year.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


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

: Discovering Science: The House Mouse

In spite of the name, house mice are found in much greater numbers in corn stacks and food stores than in houses. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes their lives and shows something of the damage they do.
(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: 8: Out of Sight...

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 introduces a complete performance of The Midnight Thief, a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett, with children from West Lodge Junior Mixed School, Pinner, and an instrumental ensemble.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Langstaff
Words (The Midnight Thief): Ian Serraillier
Music (The Midnight Thief): Richard Rodney Bennett
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: John Hosier

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy mini a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch dtfyrru
Wrth eich cinlo
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
(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: England v. West Indies: Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground on the last day of the match.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Denis Compton
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC Outside Broadcast Units bring you the second day's play featuring The First Round of the Ladies' Singles direct from The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon with Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by Dan Maskell, Peter West and David Coleman.
(to 14.00)


Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries: Peter West
Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries: David Coleman
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson
Executive producer: Alan Chivers

: Television Club: A Day Trip to France: Le Havre

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: John A.S. Turner
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Clerk: Peter Zander
Waitress: Michele Leighton
Shop assistant: Brigid Panet

: Picture Time

Two cartoon films from Russia.

The Buzzerfly
A fly gives a party which is interrupted by a spider but ends in a celebration.

Murri and I
Unexpected things occur when a boy and his dog go fishing.

: What's New?

Peter West looks for the last time in the present series at inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work with David Dimbleby, Polly Elwes, Tom Margerison.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Research: Julia Cave
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alan Martin
Director: Tom Conway
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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day from Wimbledon, including highlights of the first round of Ladies' Singles.

: Headline News

: Compact: A Case of Desperation

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Wendy Millet finds herself in further trouble. Susan rebels and takes on a new job. Barry Sothern arrives, and Alison is faced with another problem sooner than she expected.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Richard Hunt
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Paula: Judy Franklin
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Woman in call-box: Leila Blake
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Susan: Sonia Fox
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Alan: Basil Moss
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Barry Sothern: Robin Hawdon
Geoffrey: Edward Evans
Alison: Betty Cooper
Miss Wagstaffe: Hilary Mason

: Hugh and I: The 19th Hole

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
featuring Fred Emney and Jeremy Hawk
with Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon, Pat Coombs, Peggy Ann Clifford, Dennis Ramsden, Charles Hill, Fred McNaughton, Anthony Howard, Ian Gray


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
General Lord Cecil Popham: Fred Emney
Barman: Jeremy Hawk
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
Cynthia: Pat Coombs
Millicent: Peggy Ann Clifford
Mr. Tucker: Dennis Ramsden
Waiter: Charles Hill
Club Member: Fred McNaughton
Club Member: Anthony Howard
Club Member: Ian Gray

: The Defenders: A Book for Burning

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed
and Guest stars, Sam Wanamaker, Walter Abel

A self-appointed censor who decides that a particular work of fiction is pornographic is responsible for the author's arrest on charges of immorality and obscenity.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
James Henry David: Sam Wanamaker
Ben Burke: Walter Abel

: The News

: The Tunnel

The dramatic true story, filmed on the spot and at the time, of a group of West Berlin students who dug a tunnel into East Berlin to rescue more than fifty people from behind the Wall.
Commentary by Piers Anderton
A shortened version of an NBC News Special

(See page 27)


Narrator: Piers Anderton
Photographed by: Peter Dehmel
Producer: Reuven Frank

: Il Maestro di Cappella

by Cimarosa.
[Starring] Geraint Evans
sung in Italian
A section of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Led by Garfield Phillips
From Wales


Composer: Cimarosa
Musicians: A section of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Garfield Phillips
Musical director: Arwel Hughes
Music associate: Alwyn Jones
Designer: David Butcher
Producer: David J. Thomas
Singer: Geraint Evans

: News Extra

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

: The Weather

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