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: Engineering Science: 3: Force, Mass, and Acceleration

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 9.35)

: People of Many Lands: The Men of the Snowy Mountains

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: The New Europe: 4: Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.27)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Programme 4: Electromagnetic Induction

For Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Exploring the Universe: 1: The Moon and the Earth

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: 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

: 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 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools


Film editor: Tony Williams
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, The Morlidors
Guest Star, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry)
and Double or Drop.
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet
Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Leslie Crowther is in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Contortionists: The Morlidors
Mr. Pastry/guest star: Richard Hearne
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in this series of programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: 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: Two-faced

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David has disquieting news about Mitch; Camilla makes a major decision; Bruce and Celia make plans.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Max Marquis
Designer: Julia Oman
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Post boy: Jimmy Ray
Lorna: Brenda Kaye
Alice Best: June Monkhouse
Mark: Gareth Davies
Alison: Betty Cooper
Hospital sister: Rita Davies
Geoffrey: Edward Evans
Stan: Johnny Wade
Ben Bishop: Bill Kerr
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Edna Sullivan: Margery Withers
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Barman: Ray Grover
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Mr Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alan: Basil Moss
Newcastle pope: James Cossins

: 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

: Chain Reaction

A film drama.
Starring Ralph Bellamy and Bradford Dillman
The story of a brilliant young scientist who, as a direct result of his arrogance, accidentally kills the only person he likes and respects.


Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Dr Julian Wells: Ralph Bellamy
Mark Ames: Bradford Dillman
Walter Mitchell: Charles Drake
Dorothy Swift: Bettye Ackerman
Prof Olafson: George Voskovec
Vicki: Leslie Parrish

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Bob Stuart
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: The News

: McHale's Navy: One Enchanted Weekend

A comedy film series featuring the misadventures of the craziest crew that ever manned a Patrol Torpedo-boat.
with Ernest Borgnine as Skipper McHale and Tim Conway as Ensign Charles Parker, Joe Flynn as Captain Binghamton, Carl Ballantine as Gruber

It is one enchanted weekend.... for Ensign Parker, who becomes an unexpected romantic hero.
See page 48


Skipper McHale: Ernest Borgnine
Ensign Charles Parker: Tim Conway
Captain Binghamton: Joe Flynn
Gruber: Carl Ballantine

: Champions on Ice

International Ice Cabaret
An exciting blend of championship performances and cabaret skating specially staged for television at the Queen's Ice Skating Club, London.
From Holland - Sjoukje Djkestra, Ladies' Figure Skating Champion of the World
From Czechoslovakia - Eva and Pavel Roman, Ice Dance Champions of the World
From West Germany - Marika Kilius and Hans Jurgen Baumler, Pair Skating Champions of the World
With Manfred Schnelldorfer, Champion of West Germany; Nicole Hassler, Ladies' Champion of France; Diana Clifton-Peach, British Ladies' Champion; Malcolm Cannon, British Men's Champion; Janet Sawbridge and David Hickinbottom, the leading Ice Dance Pair in Great Britain.


Skater (From Holland): Sjoukje Djkestra
Skater (From Czechoslovakia): Eva Roman
Skater (From Czechoslovakia): Pavel Roman
Skater (From West Germany): Marika Kilius
Skater (From West Germany): Hans Jurgen Baumler
Skater: Manfred Schnelldorfer
Skater: Nicole Hassler
Skater: Diana Clifton-Peach
Skater: Malcolm Cannon
Skater: Janet Sawbridge
Skater: David Hickinbottom
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Programme arranged by: Harry Lauder
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Test

A dramatised documentary with Frances Hyland, Ned Conlon.
'School is the teacher's world.... home is the parents'. But children live in both worlds, and for the child honesty and integrity are not always reflected in both mirrors.
A National Film Board of Canada film


Director: John Howe
[Actress]: Frances Hyland
[Actor]: Ned Conlon

: Conservative 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 Blackpool


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

: News Extra

: Parliamo Italiano: 1: Al Caffe

Let's speak Italian
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Giulia and Giorgio meet at the coffee bar.
(Previously broadcast on Saturday)

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