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: Engineering Science: 8: Specific Heat and Latent Heat

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 9.35)

: People of Many Lands: Northern Nigeria

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 4: Art for Worship

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.27)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Programme 9: Men of Science: Sir J. J. Thomson

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: A Matter of Conscience: 3: The Army Oliver Cromwell Made

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: 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: 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 13.45)


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

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Tony Williams
Producer: John Miller

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guest stars, The Caravelles, Bert Weedon with 'Erbert
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Caravelles
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: 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: Happy Birthday

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Anthea says goodbye. Rehearsals for the Christmas Show begin.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Paula: Judy Franklin
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Guitarist: Tim Parkes
Stan: Johnny Wade
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Iris: Louise Dunn
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Mr Winston: Derek Prentice
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Jessie: Dorothea Rundle

: 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

: Dr. Kildare: The Heart: An Imperfect Machine

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr Gillespie.

A doctor whose wife has a serious heart complaint concentrates on perfecting a machine that could save her.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlie
Guest singer, Joyce Blair
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlie
Singer: Joyce Blair

: The News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Bob Stuart
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: Kalanag

The world's Master Magician in The Kalanag Show.
with Shirley Austin, Maria Bentley, Giselle Dodge, Ellen Ford, Miss D'Olivera-Cadillao, Marilyn Renault and Simbo, the Cheetah.


Magician: Kalanag
Performer: Shirley Austin
Performer: Maria Bentley
Performer: Giselle Dodge
Performer: Ellen Ford
Performer: Miss D'Olivera-Cadillao
Performer: Marilyn Renault
Technical assistant: A. F. Mayer
Technical assistant: Albert Hausler
Technical assistant: Rainer Briegel
Technical assistant: Adi Kopf
Musical associate: Gunther Haase
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Settings: Lionel Radford
Production: Johnnie Stewart

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Director: Ian Martin
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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

: Parliamo Italiano: 7: In Merceria

Thirty lessons for beginners.

Giulia buys some stockings and Giorgio gets a new tie.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously broadcast on Saturday

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