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: Engineering Science: 12: The Electric Current

Presented by Gordon Severn.
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10 a.m.
(to 9.35)


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Edward Goldwyn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: 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

: 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
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: 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

: Clapperboard

Films from home and abroad.
The Girl and the Soap
A Yugoslav girl loses a cake of soap which travels through many hands until it reaches her again.

The Third Sam
While one Sam drives his engine another two Sams give him good advice.
Spoken by Stanley Holloway.

The Ship
A Yugoslav ship leaves port bound for Mediterranean waters.
Commentary spoken by John Glen.


Narrator (The Third Sam): Stanley Holloway
Narrator (The Ship): John Glen
Presented by (The Ship): Peggy Miller

: 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

: My Turn Next

says Ted Ray


Performer: Ted Ray
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Settings: John Hurst
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: 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
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Compact: A Place of Your Own

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Adrian's flat gets rather crowded, and Doug finds old times catching up on him.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Tim: Scot Finch
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Alison: Betty Cooper
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Doug: Lawrence James
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
David: Vincent Ball
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Vivien: Patricia Haines

: Steptoe and Son: Homes Fit for Heroes

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: Homes Fit for Heroes
featuring Peggy Thorpe-Bates
with Marie Makino
See page 27


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
The Matron: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Old Lady: Marie Makino

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Tissue of Hate

Introduced by Dean Martin and starring Henry Fonda, Polly Bergen.
See facing page


Director: Marc Daniels
Presenter: Dean Martin
Dr Victor Fallon: Henry Fonda
Paula Miles: Polly Bergen
Connie Carmichael: Gloria Vanderbilt
Dr Bert Jacobson: Eduard Franz
Dr Eli Bell: John Larkin
Annie: Elizabeth Fraser

: The News

: The Surgeons

Stephen Black talks to the surgeons, to four members of an anonymous profession about their work, their philosophy, and themselves.
Commentary spoken by John Anthony.
See page 26


Interviewer: Stephen Black
Narrator: John Anthony
Film editor: John Buttery
Producer: Peter Bennet Stone

: International Concert Hall

Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Halle Orchestra
Leader, Martin Milner
with Julius Katchen as soloist
in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
The programme ends with the Suite from 'Der Rosenkavalier' by Richard Strauss
Before an invited audience in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester
See page 27


Orchestra conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Martin Milner
Pianist/soloist: Julius Katchen
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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

: The Science of Man: The Nervous System

Dr. W.A.H. Rushton, F.R.S.
Previously shown on Sunday


Presenter: Dr. W.A.H. Rushton

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