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: Engineering Science: 7: Heat Energy

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 71

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 72

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

: Julius Caesar: Part 2

by William Shakespeare.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: Discovering Science: Convection

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.57)

: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 16

For Schools
First shown in November 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 pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Cynhyrchwyr. IFOR REES a JOHN Roberts WILLIAMS
Golygrydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a date-box boat.
You need a date box, modelling clay, thin sticks, paper, and glue
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science and Life: Programme 8: The Modern Turbine Engine

This programme shows the principles underlying the working of the turbine engine and outlines the developments made since its invention by Sir Charles Parsons.
Presented by Professor W. T. Williams.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Professor W. T. Williams
Producer: Morton Surguy

: The Boss Cat: The Violin Player

A second chance to see the film cartoon series about the gang of alley cats captained by the resourceful and formidable Cat.

When Benny takes to playing the violin T.C. has another vision of a fortune to be made.

: Attenborough and Animals

David Attenborough shows some of the film taken on his expeditions.
This week he shows some fabulous animals, creatures that have given rise to the legends of mermaids, dragons, and birds that dwell in paradise.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Director: Clive Parkhurst

: 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

: Beat Time

with Craig Douglas who introduces: Mark Wynter, Cilla Black, Tony Rivers and the Castaways and Bob Miller and his Millermen.


Presenter/singer: Craig Douglas
Singer: Mark Wynter
Singer: Cilla Black
Band: Tony Rivers and the Castaways
Band: Bob Miller and his Millermen
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Peter Scott Bentley

: 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 Mersey Sound

A second chance to see this film by Don Haworth.
The Mersey Sound.. nobody knows quite what this is, but it is very loud indeed, and profitable. The story of this frantic boom is lightly told by those who make the noise.
Music by The Beatles, Group One, The Undertakers


Producer: Don Haworth
Band: The Beatles
Band: Group One
Band: The Undertakers
Narration: Michael Barton
Photography: Arthur Smith
Sound: Graham Turner
Editing: John Buttery

: Z Cars: Daylight Robbery

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

Sergeant Watt doesn't expect to be popular with the criminals of Newtown, but when a newcomer goes out of his way to be offensive, Z Victor Two has a busy night.


Writer: Leslie Sands
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Script associate: John Gould
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: The News

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock brings you

Professional Boxing: Billy Walker West Ham v. Johnny Prescott Birmingham
A recording of last night's return heavyweight fight at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
When these great rivals met in September, Walker won a controversial victory in the tenth and final round. Some critics felt Prescott was ahead when the referee stopped the contest-and for this return fight, sidestakes of £2,000 on behalf of each man have been deposited with the British Boxing Board of Control.

Also this week, voting begins for the Sportsview Personality of the Year
Launching of the poll in which viewers will choose Britain's outstanding sports star of 1963.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Johnny Prescott
Presented for television by (Professional Boxing): A. P. Wilkinson
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Phil Pilley

: Festival presenting: Krapp's Last Tape

by Samuel Beckett.
[Starring] Cyril Cusack


Writer: Samuel Beckett
Story Editor: Harry Moore
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Krapp: Cyril Cusack

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On Your Own - One-person dramas 26 July 2019

: What Next in Gadgets?

The gadgeteer's dream world is almost upon us. Is it a heaven of press-button bliss, or a hell of petty complicating nuisances? How near are we to automation in the home? Is the robot housewife a practical possibility? Giving their views are:
Katharine Whitehorn, Ronald Brech, Alan Gore, Bruce Lacey, Stirling Moss, Peter Newington, Peter Sharp, Professor Meredith Thring with Virginia Wetherell, Hugh Walters.

10.35-11.5 In View: Reuben Long, granite man
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.35-11.5 Scan
Life in the Midlands.

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


Panellist: Katharine Whitehorn
Panellist: Ronald Brech
Panellist: Alan Gore
Panellist: Bruce Lacey
Panellist: Stirling Moss
Panellist: Peter Newington
Panellist: Peter Sharp
Panellist: Professor Meredith Thring
[Actress]: Virginia Wetherell
[Actor]: Hugh Walters
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Production Assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley
Subject (In View): Reuben Long

: News Extra

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

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by Mgr. Gordon Wheeler.


Prayers conducted by: Mgr. Gordon Wheeler

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