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: Engineering Science: 7: Heat Energy

Presented by Gordon Severn.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Man and his Animals: 3: Hens

A science series for primary schools.

The domestic fowl is the most important bird to man and its numbers equal those of man himself.
Introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.
For Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Producer: Eric Simms

: Discovering Science: Convection

Convector heaters and air balloons feature in this programme when Gerd Sommerhoff explains the simple scientific principle on which they both depend.
For Schools
First shown in November 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: 8: Making Shoes

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

: People of Many Lands: People of the Niger Delta

About the people who live in the small villages where this great African river meets the sea.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
Film cameraman: Jimmy Court
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
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

: Julius Caesar: Part 2

by William Shakespeare.
For Schools
(to 14.35)


Author: William Shakespeare
Music composed by: Tristram Cary
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Julius Caesar: Gerald Young
Mark Antony: Patrick Allen
Brutus: William Squire
Cassius: Bernard Archard
Casca: Charles West
Cinna: Terence Lodge
Trebonius: Alan Curtis
Metellus Cimber: David Terence
Decius Brutus: Leon Eagles
Caius Ligarius: Daniel Thorndike
Calpurnia: Hildegard Neil
Portia: Sally Home
Soothsayer: Robert Mooney
Lucius: Leslie Hart
Cat'sar's Servant: Ian Frost
Publius: Owen Berry
Artemidorus: John Evitts
Lepidus: Anthony Woodruff
Popilius Lena: Terence Greenidge

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Mystery of the Unicorn: Part 2

A second chance to see the film in two parts about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

Tintin is rescued by Snowy, Captain Haddock, and the Thompson brothers and finally discovers the secret of the galleon.

: Fascinating Facts

There are only five species of owls breeding in Britain
Chippendale designed a bed for the great actor Garrick
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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Compact: You Have Talent - We Want It

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Geoffrey comes up with an idea to help Doug, and Anthea meets an old friend of Iris.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Designer: Sheila Toye
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Alan: Basil Moss
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Newcastle Pope: James Cossins
Mr Grantley: John Harvey
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Geoffrey Gray: Edward Evans
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mr Smith: Anthony Newlands
Marmot James: David Langton

: 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 and Viv Play Softball

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

Lucy and Viv Play Softball
..but their coach finds it hard going!


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

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
presenting Jimmy Edwards, Patricia Bredin, Wasta, The Baranton Sisters, Robin Hunter, El Condor, The Debonaires
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Performers: Wasta
Jugglers: The Baranton Sisters
Performer: Robin Hunter
Performers: El Condor
Dancers: The Debonaires
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The News

: Maigret: A Taste of Power

Dramatised by Donald Bull from the novel La premiere enquete de Maigret.
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret, Ewen Solon as Lucas, Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: John Carson, Terence Alexander, William Kendall
A BBC-tv production

A gun shot in a silent, sleeping house... and at the end of the trail Maigret lays bare a ruthless battle for power.


Dramatised by/script editor: Donald Bull
Author: Georges Simenon
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Jess Palmer
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Terence Williams
Chief-Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Richard Gendreaux: John Carson
Lise Gendreaux: Sheila Hammond
Felicien Gendreaux: William Kendall
Bob d'Anseval: Terence Alexander
Dede: Geoffrey Hibbert
Louis: Edward Harvey
Germaine: Gwendolyn Watts
Home: Danny Green
Cleo: Margaret Elliot
Editor: Mervyn Pascoe
Secretary: Patricia Authbert
Pathologist: Peter Noel Cook
Doctor: Stuart Nichol

: The Rag Trade: The Engagement Ring

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
A second showing of The Engagement Ring

Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney
and co-starring Irene Handl, Barbara Windsor
with Patricia Denys, Wanda Ventham, Stella Tanner, Carmel Cryan
and featuring William Kendall, Patrick Newell, Pamela Cundell, Joe Gibbons, Candy Scott, Peter Ensor


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]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actress]: Pamela Cundell
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actress]: Candy Scott
[Actor]: Peter Ensor

: The Rise of Christian Europe: 1: The Great Recovery

Six lectures delivered to an audience at the University of Sussex, Brighton by Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History in Oxford.

For four hundred years until the beginning of this century Europe dominated the world; how did she come to that position, particularly since the collapse of the Roman Empire seemed to ensure her total abasement? Tonight the theme is stated.
A Tonight presentation


Lecturer: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Graphics: Patricia Thompson
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Kenneth Corden
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Extra

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

: The Science of Man: 6: Bloodstream

A course in human biology.

How the pumping action of the heart meets the changing demands of the blood capillaries.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday

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