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: Engineering Science: 4: Work, Energy, and Power

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Home: 5: Metals in the Kitchen

A science series for primary schools.
Aluminium for saucepans, chromium for taps, iron for stoves - these are but a few of the many uses for metals in the home.
Introduced by Stanley MacKenzie.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Stanley MacKenzie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of Air

The air contains gases which are of vital importance. Gerd Sommerhoff does some experiments with air and introduces his 'molecule machine'.
For Schools
First shown in Oct. 1961
(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: 5: Clerical and Secretarial Work

BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Hunza

A visit to this tiny independent state in the western Himalayas. Here rainfall is scanty and the people use the melting glacier water to irrigate the crops in their high remote valley.
Filmed and introduced by Oleg Polunin.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Filmmaker/presenter: Oleg Polunin
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

(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: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Queen and the Rebels: Part 2

by Ugo Betti.
translated by Henry Reed.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
For Schools


Author: Ugo Betti
Translated by: Henry Reed
Designed by: Stuart Walker
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre
Commissar Amos: Alan MacNatghtan
Engineer: Tony Steedman
Raim: Robert Gillespie
Argia: Judy Parfitt
Caretaker: Kent Baker
General Biante: Esmond Knight
Maupa: Brian Coburn
Elisabetta: Georine Anderson

: The Big Flood: Part 1

A second chance to see this film from Hungary.
Several years ago the southern Danube overflowed its banks, creating great havoc in the surrounding countryside. This is the story of the exciting adventure of four children who were caught by the floods.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: Fascinating Facts

The Moon rotates so that we can never see more than one side of it
When the Spaniards arrived in Peru, the Incas thought they were Gods
Donal Donnelly with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Donal Donnelly
Designer: Derek Dodd
Research: Nadine Wood
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: Stranded

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris receives a cheque. Bruce and Celia make an expedition with an unexpected ending.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Gorrie
Nurse: Penelope Lee
Geoffrey: Edward Evans
Alison: Betty Cooper
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Stan: Johnny Wade
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Newcastle Pope: James Cossins
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mark: Gareth Davies
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Alice: June Monkhouse
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Fred Metcalfe: Robert Arnold
Mrs Metcalfe: Daphne Heard

: 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

: Seed from the East

A film drama.
Starring Dean Jagger
with Virginia Christine
The story, based on fact, of how an American couple found homes in the United States for a thousand Korean war orphans.


Harry Holt: Dean Jagger
Bertha Holt: Virginia Christine

: Dial Rix: What a Chassis

by Christopher Bond.
Another in the series of farces specially written for television.
Starring Brian Rix


Writer: Christopher Bond
Settings: Robert Macgowan
Music composed by: Tommy Watt
Director: Wallace Douglas
Bobby Rix: Brian Rix
Felicity Clarke: Dawn Beret
Sir William Pardon: John Barron
John Prentice: Arthur Barrett
Paul Stanford: John Cater
Eynon Davies: Stuart Sherwin
Jack Boyle: Peter Mercier
Jim Catlin: Larry Noble
Arthur Bates: Leo Franklyn
Marlene: Coral Morphew
Corinne: Vyvyan Dunbar
Velda: Sally Douglas
Raymond Baxter: Himself
The Mboojum of Mbobo: Felix Felton
Mbasa: Lionel Ngakane

: The News

: Maigret: The Lost Life

Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel La jeune morte.
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe
Guest stars: Henry Oscar, Olga Lindo
A BBC-tv production


Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Author: Georges Simenon
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Script editor: Donald Bull
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Dressmaker: Patsy Smart
Louise: Joanna Royce
Dr Gadelle: Allan McClelland
Inspector Lognon: Henry Oscar
Irene: Eileen Way
Madame Cremieux: Olga Lindo
Madame Laboine: Vanda Godsell
Mademoiselle Pore: Anne Blake
Concierge: Nan Marriott-Watson
Santoni: David Lawton
Jeanine: Stephanie Beaumont
Albert: Marne Maitland
Inspector Clark: Gordon Sterne

: The Rag Trade: The Budgie

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
A second showing of The Budgie
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney
and co-starring Irene Handl, Barbara Windsor
with Patricia Denys, Wanda Ventham, Stella Tanner, Carmel Cryan
and Peter Howell


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Reg's Mum: Irene Handl
Gloria: Barbara Windsor
Betty: Patricia Denys
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
Olive: Stella Tanner
Gloria: Carmel Cryan
[Actor]: Peter Howell

: International Concert Hall

Sir William Walton conducting a programme of his own music
with Lina Lama (viola)
and the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
before an invited audience
The programme consists of the Viola Concerto, first performed in 1929 and since then revised by the composer; and the Partita for Orchestra, 1958


Conductor: Sir William Walton
Viola: Lina Lama
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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

: The Science of Man: 2: Internal Combustion

A course in human biology.
Energy in the cell and the body.
Professor M. M. Swann, F.R.S.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday


Presenter: Professor M. M. Swann

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