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: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Home: 2: Glass for Windows

A Science Series for Primary Schools.

An old way and a new way of making window-panes.
Introduced by Stanley MacKenzie.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Stanley MacKenzie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Air Pressure

Compressed air has many modern applications. Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of them and shows the surprising strength of air under pressure.
For Schools
First shown in September 1961
(to 10.22)


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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Going to Work: 2: Two Building Crafts

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Cane Cutters and their Neighbours

Australia's canefields stretch along her north-eastern coast for more than 1,300 miles-or as far as from London to Leningrad. The film shows the harvesting of the sugar cane, and life in the nearby banana plantations and pineapple farms.
Introduced by Trader Faulkner.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Trader Faulkner
Cameraman: Keith Gow
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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

(to 13.35)

: Playmaking: Programme 2

Written and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Introduced by James Grout.

In the studio boys and girls suggest endings to last week's play and then the play is completed.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.35)


Writer/producer: Ronald Eyre
Presenter: James Grout
Designer: Stuart Walker
Mr Glassford: Charles Lamb
Mr Collett: Patrick Godfrey
Mr Thomas: Donald Eccles
Gregg: Keith Buckley
Hesketh: Ken Tyllsen
Sam Watson: Jack Watson
Workmen: Leslie Bates
Workmen: Robert Gillespie
Workmen: Peter Thornton
Workmen: Leslie Conrad
Workmen: Charles Gilbert

: Swallows and Amazons: Part 4: Night Raiders

The story by Arthur Ransome.
Dramatised as a film serial in six episodes by Anthony Steven.

Honours are even between Swallows and Amazons. Then Captain Flint's treasure mysteriously disappears.
A Windsor Films Production for BBC Television


Author: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins
Captain Flint: John Paul
Mrs Walker: Mary Kenton
John Walker: David Lott
Susan Walker: Siobhan Taylor
Kitty Walker: Susan George
Roger Walker: Shane Younger
Vicky Walker: Christine Reeve
Nancy Blackett: Amanda Coxell
Peggy Blackett: Paula Boyd
Sam Packer: George Roderick
Ernie Kidd: Anthony Sagar

: Fascinating Facts

The father of nobody's children, Thomas John Barnardo, was born in Dublin in 1845.
This is the time when the birds who have visited us for the summer leave us, and the birds who have spent their summer further north join us for the winter.
Donal Donnelly with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Donal Donnelly
Designer: Stuart Durant
Film editor: Anne Barker
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: John Irwin

: 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 Mike Cotton Jazzmen, Woody Allen and The Challengers, The Philip Douglas Trio, Annette and Jo, Lowell Gordon, Bobby Ritch.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Mike Cotton Jazzmen
Band: Woody Allen and The Challengers
Performers: The Philip Douglas Trio
Singers: Annette and Jo
Performer: Lowell Gordon
Performer: Bobby Ritch
Music: Edwin Braben
Design: George Djurkovic
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Compact: Aftermath

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The police move in. Gussie and Mark quarrel, and Janet's little dinner party goes adrift.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Oman
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Doug: Lawrence James
Mark: Gareth Davies
Inspector Redford: Garard Green
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Janet: Christine Pollon
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Captain Hicks: John Clegg
Johnny: Hugh Halliday
Mr Williams: George Betton
Det -Sgt Lawrence: Patrick Parnell
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Teddy boy: Alan Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Mr Purseglove: Redmond Phillips

: Benny Hill: The Trouble Maker

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in the fourth of a new series of situation comedies
This week: The Trouble Maker
Featuring David Lodge
with Diana King, Gwendolyn Watts, Joe Gibbons, Frank Littlewood, Diana Hope,
Ronnie Brody, Edwin Brown and Michael Beint


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: John Street
[Actor]: Benny Hill
Electrician's Mate: David Lodge
Harassed Occupant: Diana King
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Frank Littlewood
[Actress]: Diana Hope
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Edwin Brown
[Actor]: Michael Beint

: In Times Like These

A film drama.
Starring MacDonald Carey
with Fay Wray and James Drury

Lew Marsh, respected and admired in the small town where he lives, is happily married with a son any father would be proud of. But tragedy can strike swiftly without warning.


Director: William Seiter
Lew Marsh: MacDonald Carey
Agnes Marsh: Fay Wray
Anton Cavrek: James Drury

: The News

: Hotel De Luxe

A bed for the night-40 guineas
A dance for your daughter - £3,000
Here money still buys you 'luxurious personal service, 35 personal valets, 65 chambermaids, 150 chefs, and 250 waiters ensure that the client will always be right'
But how secure is this luxury?
Tonight's film explores the reality behind the glittering image.
Commentary by Jeremy Sandford.


Sound: John Hore
Sound: Stanley Morcom
Editor: Keith Latham
Photographed by: Dick Bush
Narrator: Jeremy Sandford
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: David Oistrakh

playing Brahms's Violin Concerto
with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Kyril Kondrashin
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Part of a concert in the Festival of Soviet Music and Musicians (arranged in association with the British Council) recorded last Thursday at the Royal Festival Hall.
Artists appear by arrangement with Harold Holt Ltd. and Victor Hochhauser Ltd.


Violinist: David Oistrakh
Musicians: The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Kyril Kondrashin
Presenter: Richard Baker
Presented for TV by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

: Enthronement of the Archbishop of Westminster

The Most Rev. John Carmel Heenan is enthroned in Westminster Cathedral as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.
A television presentation of this morning's ceremony.


Subject: The Rev. John Carmel Heenan
Commentator: Fr. Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Arranged for television by: David Kennard

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