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

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 65

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 66

For Schools
(to 10.22)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/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
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: Ugo Betti
Translated by: Henry Reed
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre

: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of Air

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.57)

: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 10

For Schools
First shown on October 17, 1962
(to 12.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynclau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan Cyfarwyddwyr, GERAINT S. JONES a WILLIAM
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: Aaron Cynhyrchwyr.
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows how to make a paper lantern. You need coloured wallpaper, glue, pencil, scissors, and a ruler.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Science and Life: Programme 5: Men of Science: James Simpson

Dr. James Young Simpson was outstanding as a pioneer in the use of anaesthetics in this country. As a result of his work, chloroform became widely used and he was eloquent in countering opposition from those who feared anaesthetics and others who considered suffering to be a necessary evil.
Introduced by Professor W. T. Williams.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Professor W. T. Williams
Script: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: John Braybon
[Actress]: Julia McCarthy
[Actor]: Bernard Davies
[Actress]: Norma Shebbeare
[Actor]: David Swift
[Actress]: Una Trimming
[Actor]: James Urquhart
[Actor]: Steven Morris

: The Boss Cat: Choo Choo's Romance

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of Alley Cats captained by the ever-resourceful and formidable Cat.

T.C. tries to help Choo Choo with his romance, but complications arise.

: Attenborough and Animals: 1

In the first programme of a new series David Attenborough shows some of the film taken on his expeditions. Among the animals he introduces on film and in the studio this week are sloths, anteaters, and armadillos.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Designer: Darrol Blake
Director: Clive Parkhurst

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: 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

: Yes, But Seriously...

Devised and written by Ken Hoare.
Starring Tony Tanner, Barbara Young and Rex Robinson
with Jack Ego and Linda Id
Special guest: Mother


Deviser/wrtier: Ken Hoare
Settings: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Lennie Mayne
[Actor]: Tony Tanner
[Actress]: Barbara Young
[Actor]: Rex Robinson

: 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

: Sportsview

News. action, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's programme includes:

Rugby League: The First Test: Great Britain v. Australia
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you play from tonight's match direct from Wembley Stadium.


Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Television presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Phil Pilley

: Z Cars: Hide - and Go Seek

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

The carefully-laid plans of the police are betrayed to the Press - and Superintendent Miller wants to know if one of Barlow's men was responsible.


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Script Associate: John Gould
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton
Det-Superintendent Miller: Leslie Sands
Det-Chief Inspector Barlow: Stratford Johns

: The News

: Festival presenting: Chekhov's The Duel

Translation by Constance Garnett.
[Starring] Paul Rogers, Katharine Blake, John Wood


Author: Anton Chekhov
Translation: Constance Garnett
Film cameraman: Neville Calderwood
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Script editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Charles Jarrott
Samolienko: Paul Rogers
Laevsky: John Wood
Boiko: John Bown
Nadia: Katharine Blake
Kirilin: John Harvey
Von Koren: Philip Madoc
Deacon: John Quentin
Maria: Barbara Ogilvie
Atiamov: Jonathan Elsom
Kostia: Francis Attard
Katia: Linda Harvey
Gavronsky: Wilfred Grove

: Rugby League Special: The First Test: Great Britain v. Australia

The recorded highlights of the match played earlier this evening at Wembley Stadium.


Commentator: Eddie Waring
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: What Next in Windows?

Windows are the eyes, the ears, and the nose of every home. They give a house its personality, a room its character. Yet in these days of mass production they are often mean and drab. What do we want of windows in the future, and how can curtaining add elegance?
Giving their views are: Roy Bradford, Shirley Conran, David Gregory-Jones A.A.Dip., A.R.I.B.A., William Howell A.A.Dip., A.R.I.B.A., Thomas Pakenham, Michael Raymond.

10.35-11.5 The Music Makers: John McGavin makes a musical journey round the South and West.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.35-11.5 Scan: life in the Midlands.

10.35-11.5 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Panellist: Roy Bradford
Panellist: Shirley Conran
Panellist: David Gregory-Jones
Panellist: William Howell
Panellist: Thomas Pakenham
Panellist: Michael Raymond
Settings: Harry Smith
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (The Music Makers): John McGavin

: News Extra

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

: Viewpoint

Contributions to The 'Honest to God' Debate
by a number of people including Fenton Morley, O. Fielding Clark, Violet Wilkinson
Trevor Baxter, James Mark, Nathaniel Micklem, Christopher Driver, Edward Carpenter, John Marsh and Daniel Jenkins are reviewed by Bernard Williams and John Wren-Lewis.Introduced by Norman Fisher.


Panellist: Fenton Morley
Panellist: O. Fielding Clark
Panellist: Violet Wilkinson
Panellist: Trevor Baxter
Panellist: James Mark
Panellist: Nathaniel Micklem
Panellist: Christopher Driver
Panellist: Edward Carpenter
Panellist: John Marsh
Panellist: Daniel Jenkins
Reviewer: Bernard Williams
Reviewer: John Wren-Lewis
Presenter: Norman Fisher
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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