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: Engineering Science: 2: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Home: 3: Cotton for Curtains

A Science Series for Primary Schools.

Fibres from a plant-how they grow and how they are used.
Introduced by Stanley MacKenzie.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Stanley MacKenzie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: How Air Pressure Changes

Gerd Sommerhoff goes up the BBC Television mast at Crystal Palace to discover how air pressure changes with height and, helped by the Weather Man, he shows how the weather is influenced by differences in air pressure.
For Schools
First shown in October 1961
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.37 a.m.
(to 10.22)


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: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Going to Work: 3: Nursing

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: The Crombies of Milparinka

Milparinka is a 40,000-acre sheep property in central Queensland. It is lambing time and there is a drought, so stock must be fed. Otherwise work goes on as usual, as the grazier plans for the better years ahead.
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, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 13.45)

: In the Zone

by Eugene O'Neill.
For Schools


Writer: Eugene O'Neill
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Michael Simpson
Smitty: Adrian Brine
Davis: James Mellor
Scotty: Harry Walker
Swanson: John Barrett
Ivan: Dickie Owen
Jack: Brian Osborne
Driscoll: Shay Gorman
Cocky: Jimmy Gardner

: Swallows and Amazons: 5: Tables Turned

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

The Swallows and Amazons bury the hatchet and raid the pirate ship. Outnumbered, Captain Flint hauls down his colours and walks the plank.
A Windsor Films Production for BBC Television


Author: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Dramatised by: C.E. Webber
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins
Captain Flint: John Paul
Mrs Walker: Mary Kenton
The Swallows - John Walker: David Lott
The Swallows - Susan Walker: Siobhan Taylor
The Swallows - Kitty Walker: Susan George
The Swallows - Roger Walker: Shane Younger
The Swallows - Vicky Walker: Christine Reeve
The Amazons - Nancy Blackett: Amanda Coxell
The Amazons - Peggy Blackett: Paula Boyd
Sam Packer: George Roderick
Ernie Kidd: Anthony Sagar
Mrs Jackson: Ruth Kettlewell
Policeman: Bernard Kay

: Fascinating Facts

Robert O'Hara Burke, an Irishman, and William John Wills, from Totnes in Devon, were among the most daring explorers in the outback of Australia in the nineteenth century
Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to sail right round the world
Kenneth Kendall with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
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 Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Compact: The Mighty Fallen

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Mark: Gareth Davies
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Det -Sgt Lawrence: Patrick Parnell
Johnny: Hugh Halliday
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Alan: Basil Moss
Langley: Gerald James
Raven: Terence Bayler
Bailey: Bill Maxam
Police Inspector: Jeremy Longhurst
Sgt Evans: Edwin Brown
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Iris: Louise Dunn
David: Vincent Ball
Lorna: Brenda Kaye
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Miss Winter: Wendy Bowman
Rackland: Charles Carson
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Alison: Betty Cooper
Geoffrey: Edward Evans
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Smith: Anthony Newlands

: 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
Editor: Peter Batty

: Benny Hill: The Dresser

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in the fifth of a new series of situation comedies.

This week: The Dresser
featuring Hugh Paddick and Anthony Sharp
with George Woodbridge, Joan Newell, Len Lowe, Joe Gibbons and Anna Gilcrist


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: John Street
[Actor]: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: George Woodbridge
[Actress]: Joan Newell
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actress]: Anna Gilcrist

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
presenting Hylda Baker, Jimmy Paige, Anna-Lou and Maria, Jean Claude, Eira Heath, Budy Bolly, Nina and Johnny.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
Anna-Lou and Maria are appearing at the Palace Theatre, Dundee


Performer: Hylda Baker
Performer: Jimmy Paige
Magicians: Anna-Lou and Maria
Performer: Jean Claude
Singer: Eira Heath
Performer: Budy Bolly
Performers: Nina and Johnny
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The News

: Maigret: Poor Cecile!

Dramatised by Donald Bull from the novel Cecile est morte.
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: Joan Sanderson, Anthony Jacobs, Mary Chester
A BBC-tv production

A murder in the heart of police head-quarters! - and a problem which Maigret plays literally 'by ear'.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by/Script Editor: Donald Bull
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Jess Palmer
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Michael Hayes
Juliette Boynet: Joan Sanderson
Cecile: Mary Chester
Dandurand: Anthony Jacobs
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Youth: Casey Jones
Locksmith: Brian Waldron
Concierge: Joan Paton
Siveschi: Christopher Banks
Nouchi: Gloria Salvador
Mlle Noupart: Branwen Iorwerth
Gerard: Laurie Asprey
Helene: Renny Lister
Bonfils: Arthur Pentelow

: Horse of the Year Show: The Beaufort Stakes

Direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley, Outside Broadcasts present the concluding stages of this International competition.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: Labour Party Conference: Second day

Robin Day and Ian Trethowan present a Gallery report including interviews, discussions, and recordings from the day's debates.
From the special BBC-tv studio at Scarborough


Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Editor: John Grist

: News Extra

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

: Celebrity Concert

David Oistrakh (viola) and Igor Oistrakh (violin) play Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
Part of a concert recorded last Saturday at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Introduced by Robert Hudson.
Artists appear by arrangement with Harold Holt Ltd. and Victor Hochhauser Ltd.


Viola: David Oistrakh
Violinist: Igor Oistrakh
Musicians: The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Yehudi Menuhin
Presenter: Robert Hudson
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

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