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: Engineering Science: 5: Rotation

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Animals: 1: Dogs

A science series for primary schools.

From the time of the cavemen dogs have both provided companionship and worked for man.
Introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

Gerd Sommerhoff investigates what happens to a fuel when it burns and shows how a knowledge of burning enables us to control fire.
For Schools
First shown in Oct. 1961
(to 10.22)


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

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

: Going to Work: 6: The Royal Navy - Seaman Branch

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

: People of Many Lands: Hong Kong

A programme about the life and work of both the land and water people in this busy Crown Colony.
Introduced by Derek Cooper.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Filmed by: Dr. Ivan Polunin
Film editor: Malcolm James
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

: 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
(to 13.45)


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 3

by Ugo Betti.
translated by Henry Reed.
Adapted and produced by Ronald Eyre.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Author: Ugo Betti
Translated by: Henry Reed
Adapter/producer: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Stuart Walker
Commissar Amos: Alan MacNaughtan
Argia: Judy Parfitt
General Biante: Esmond Knight
Caretaker: Kent Baker
Maupa: Brian Coburn
Engineer: Tony Steedman
Peasant: Eddie Malin
Peasant woman: Enid Lorimer
Young peasant: Brian Lawson
Raim: Robert Gillespie
Elisabetta: Georgine Anderson

: The Big Flood: Part 3

A second chance to see this film from Hungary.

Boats and aircraft are sent out to try to rescue Kati, Janos, Peter, and Ferri, who have taken refuge from the floods on a damaged bridge over the river Danube.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


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

: Fascinating Facts

Marianne North a Victorian spinster, travelled the world painting flowers and plants
Men have fished the North Sea for at least 1,500 years
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
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alma Davies
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: Dinner at Eight

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Barry needs inspiration... fast. Mitch finds growing up hurts. Mr. Bruce's dinner party ends with an unexpected caller.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N.J. Crisp
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Office cleaner: Jane Tann
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Rogers: Anthony Jacobs
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Mark: Gareth Davies
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Geoffrey: Edward Evans

: 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

: The Lucy Show: Lucy Plays Cleopatra

A new series of the comedy films of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart
and Guest star, Hans Conried

Lucy Plays Cleopatra
...and finds it a tailor-made role!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Mr. Theodore J. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart
Dr. Gitterman: Hans Conried

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Scenes from the new play by Elizabeth Hart based on the novel by E. M. Forster at the St. Martin's Theatre, London.

Starring Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray


Writer: Elizabeth Hart
Based on the novel by: E. M. Forster
Decor: Motley
Director: Glen Byam Shaw
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Harriet Herriton: Nan Munro
Mrs Herriton: Violet Farebrother
Irma Herriton: Mary Williams
Philip Herriton: Michael Denison
Caroline Abbott: Dulcie Gray
Signora Aletti: Gita Denise
Cab driver: Andreas Malandrinos
Gino Carella: Keith Baxter

: The News

: Maigret: A Man Condemned

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Roger East from the novel Une confidence de Maigret.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret, Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Helen Shingler as Madame Maigret, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: Patricia Laffan, Terence de Marney, Ballard Berkeley, Trader Faulkner
A BBC-tv production

Tomorrow morning Adrien Josset must die on the guillotine - unless Maigret, in the few hours left to him, can demolish the case he had himself built up.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Roger East
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Script Editor: Donald Bull
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Terence Williams
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Colonel Lalinde: Terence de Marney
Popaul: Philip Madoc
Adrien Josset: Trader Faulkner
Christine Josset: Patricia Laffan
Dr Pardon: Ballard Berkeley
Madame Pardon: Brenda Cowling
Judge Bonville: Bruno Barnabe
Annette Duche: Pat Pleasance
Councillor Duche: Michael Golden
Julie: Zorenah Osborne

: The Rag Trade: Baby Dolls

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
A second showing of Baby Dolls

Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney
and Barbara Windsor, Amanda Reiss
with Patricia Denys, Wanda Ventham, Stella Tanner, Carmel Cryan, Frank Coda, Howard Douglas, Eddie Malin, Malcolm Watson
and featuring George Benson, Hugh Paddick


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
Gloria: Barbara Windsor
Janet: Amanda Reiss
Betty: Patricia Denys
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
Olive: Stella Tanner
Gloria: Carmel Cryan
[Actor]: Frank Coda
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Eddie Malin
[Actor]: Malcolm Watson
[Actor]: George Benson
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick

: International Concert Hall

Clifford Curzon playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4
with the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor, Bernard Haitink
before an invited audience
The programme also includes Beethoven's Overture, Coriolanus.
Recorded in Edinburgh


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Musicians: The Concertgebouw Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Bernard Haitink
Designer: Walter Miller
Presented by: Alan Rees

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: 4: Muscles in Action

A course in human biology.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday

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