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: Engineering Science: 12: The Electric Current

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: 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

: 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
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: Aaron Cynhyrchwyr
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 woolly ball.
You need a postcard, string, scissors, and thick wool
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: The Boss Cat: The Case of the Absent Ant-eater

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

Benny's desire for a pet involves the gang in a strange situation.

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Artists - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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

: The Third Man: Listen for the Sound of a Witch

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A BBC film release

On an aircraft to Lisbon Harry Lime meets a garrulous young woman from Ohio. He is obliged to listen to tales her grandfather told her, but they prove to have a present-day significance.

7.35-8.0 Scan: life in the Midlands.

7.35-8.0 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: Hagar Wilde
Director: Arthur Hiller
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Caroline Humphrey: Suzanne Pleshette
Paolo: Joe de Santis
Mr Mouk: Theodore Marcuse
Salvatore Bacci: Eugene Borden
Josiah Humphrey: Ralph Moody

: Z Cars: Happy-Go-Lucky

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

When a happy-go-lucky thief refuses to admit to a simple safe-breaking job, Chief Inspector Barlow continues enquiries. This starts an avalanche of evidence, and soon Barlow fears that everyone in Newtown is implicated somewhere along the line.


Writer: Robert Barr
Designer: Stanley Morris
Casebook material: W. Prendergast
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock bringing you Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.

Tonight's sports include:
Football Rugby Union: North-West Counties v. The All Blacks
Highlights of today's game at Manchester.

Dinghy Sailing
First-ever sailing regatta on the Serpentine.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Festival: The Respectful Prostitute

by Jean-Paul Sartre.
adapted by Kitty Black.
[Starring] Lee Grant as The Respectful Prostitute
also starring Andre Morell
with Fred Sadoff
See page 32


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Adapted by: Kitty Black
'Strange Fruit' sung by: Annie Ross
'Strange Fruit' played by: The Tony Kinsey Quintet
Designer: Robert Fuest
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Rudolph Cartier
The Negro: Earl Cameron
Lizzie: Lee Grant
Fred: Fred Sadoff
John: David Cargill
James: Robin Haddow
Senator Clarke: Andre Morell
First man: Hal Galili
Second man: Chuck Julian
Third man: Anthony Maylan

: Whose Neighbour?

"I was born in a refugee camp and until I was twelve that was all the life I knew".
"When we were moved from one camp to another we had a trailer and we used to put our stuff on it. You had to drag it along until you found another place".
"I used to go into the shops and take things. After a few times the police caught me".
"I was supposed to have been going to a children's prison, you see".
The story of a Polish boy called Staho, and of what happened next.


Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: News Extra

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

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Prayers conducted by: Dr. Donald Soper

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