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: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 19

For Schools
First shown on November 26, 1962
(to 10.00)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 75

For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: John Field

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a bean bag.
You need dried butter beans, pieces of material. and sewing things
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: The Orchestra: 10: Concert

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn who also introduces the programme.
Music includes movements from Hary Janos by Kodaly.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.29)


Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Henry Datyner
[Orchestra] conducted by/presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Producer: John Hosier

: For Sixth Forms: Men and Gods: 5: The Artist as Creator

Written and narrated by Dr. John Broadbent.
During the Italian Renaissance the status of the artist developed from that of an often anonymous artisan: in many cases the artist came to be regarded as an inspired individual whose fame could spread beyond his own country. This last programme, unlike the earlier ones in the series, concentrates on a single work by one artist - the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome by Michelangelo.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.2 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Writer/narrator: Dr. John Broadbent
Rostrum camera filming: Joan Jeffryes
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Going to Work: 10: Trade Unions

Introduced by Peter West.
How are Union dues spent? Should young people join a Union or not? If they do join, why should they bother to vote? These are some of the questions that face young people starting work.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on March 26, 1962
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Peter West
Script: Michael Imison
Film editor: John Griffiths
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Signpost: The Weeks before Christmas

How children and their parents prepare for Christmas in different European countries.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 14.47)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Middle School Mathematics: 10: Showing the Facts

The many ways in which statistics can be collected and illustrated show the wide range of this important branch of mathematics.
Presented by Stewart Gartside.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.2 a.m.
(to 15.10)


Presenter: Stewart Gartside
Film edited by: Michael Dunk
Illustrated by: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: John Cain

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Production assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: The Lone Ranger: Wanted

A second chance to see Wanted
A no-man's-land between two states is a refuge for criminals, ruled over by a man called Wingate. The Lone Ranger and Tonto are determined to capture him-but he has his own ideas for capturing them.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 3

County High School for Girls, Loughton v. Boys of Hull Grammar School, Kingston-upon-Hull


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts presented by: Bill Wright
Outside Broadcasts presented by: Alan Rees
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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
Assistant producer: Jack Gold
Assistant producer: Derrick Amoore
Assistant producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Adventure: The King who Can't Grow Old

Down the White Nile, beyond the fearful swamplands of the Sudd, lies a forbidden part of the Sudan. Here an ancient and warlike race is ruled by an extraordinary being... a man who is also a god; a king with 106 wives whose personal strength is the key to his kingship.
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Narrator: David Lomax
Filmed by: John Tunstall
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Defenders: Conspiracy of Silence

A film series of the courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

The Prestons investigate a charge of medical malpractice when a man dies as the result of a minor surgical operation.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators: Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate Producer: David J. Webster
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Assistant Editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Next edition: Friday at 7.0 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The Golden Awards 1963

Organised by Top Rank Dancing including the Open Amateur Championships, Open Professional Championships, British Jive 'n' Twist Championships, Award for the most original and attractive dance dress
Dancing to the music of Jack Dorsey and his Orchestra
Direct from the Top Rank Ballroom, Finsbury Park
See page it


Master of Ceremonies: Wilfred Orange
Musicians: Jack Dorsey and his Orchestra
Programme arranged by: Peter Coyle
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Producer: John Vernon

: Whose Neighbour?

An alcoholic is anti-social, irresponsible, and ill. There may be as many as 50,000 in Britain today. Who cares? The story of a family broken by drink and mended by a man with a new approach to this problem.


Producer: Lorna Pegram

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: E=mc2: Thinking Relativity Through: Programme 8: The Misleading Ether

with Professor Hermann Bondi, F.R.S.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Saturday


Presenter: Professor Hermann Bondi

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