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: Engineering Science: 13: Resistance and Resistivity

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Science in the Street: The Top of the Road

Surface durability and road safety are the main problems for the modern road builder.
Introduced by Stanley MacKenzie.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Stanley MacKenzie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Warming Water

Most homes have a cold-water tank in the loft, a hot-water tank on the first floor, and a boiler on the ground floor. Gerd Sommerhoff describes the scientific principles which determine the lay-out of the domestic hot-water system and explains how the water circulates within it.
For Schools
Previously shown in January 1963
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
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

: Going to Work: At Work

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Merry-Go-Round

For children of seven to nine.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

Port Holiday
Script by Barbara Willard.
Two children begin to explore the port at Shoreham with their cousin.

Words and Pictures
An experiment in the use of words.

For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 9.40 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: Robert Hill
Producer: Claire Chovil
Script: Barbara Willard
Marejke: Antonia Moss
Piet: Kaplan Kaye
Laurens: Edward Fox

: 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 , Cyfarwyddwyr,
AARON Cynhyrchwyr.
Golygydd. 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: Aaron Cynhyrchwyr.
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Golygydd. Nan Davies

: 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

: Looking at the United States: The Land and the People

What are the most basic things which we in Britain fail to realise fully about the United States? On arrival in New York the producer put this question to two Americans and two people from Britain.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in January 1962
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: John Walker
Producer/interviewer: Tim Slessor

: Clapperboard

Films from home and abroad.
Father, Son, and Donkey
Should the father ride the donkey? Or his son? Or should they both walk?
Commentary spoken by Vera McKechnie.

The Kibbutz Story
Rammi sets out to discover who has damaged the grove of young trees, and finds a very strange culprit.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.

White Harvest
Children as well as grown-ups depend for their living on the sea, sun, and wind, as they work on the salt-flats of Istria.
Commentary spoken by Antony Bilbow.


Narrator (Father, Son and Donkey): Vera McKechnie
Narrator (The Kibbutz Story): Gary Watson
Narrator (White Harvest): Antony Bilbow
Presented by: 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

: Call Me Mister

featuring Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
with Valerie Masters, Nigel Pegram
From the Midlands
Nigel Pegram appears by arrangement with the Blue Angel, London


Musicians: Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Singer: Valerie Masters
Performer: Nigel Pegram
Continuity: Nicholas Lynn
Continuity: Mike Sharland
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Colin Charman

: 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: The Enquiry

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian Harmon arbitrates, and David acquires an unexpected lodger.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Gorrie
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Sheila Boxall: Joanna Vogel
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mr Hill: Jeffrey Segal
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
David: Vincent Ball
Doug: Lawrence James
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Camilla: Carmen Silvera

: Steptoe and Son: The Wooden Overcoats

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Wooden Overcoats
See page 33


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: The Big Day

Starring Robert Morley, Joan Blondell
See page 33


Director: Robert Florey
Fred Komack: Robert Morley
Emily Komack: Joan Blondell
Charlie Roth: Jack Cassidy
Brooks: Dennis James
Store Chief: Everett Sloan

: The News

: Balloons Over the Alps

A film of an extraordinary flight from Switzerland into Italy.
Described by one of the balloon pilots, Anthony Smith.
An Adventure presentation
See facing page


Narrator/pilot: Anthony Smith
Filmed by: Douglas Botting
Filmed by: Butch Calderwood
Filmed by: John Earle
Filmed by: John Tiley
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Roy Fry
Director/producer: Brian Branston

: International Concert Hall

presents the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
with Janos Starker as soloist in Schumann's Cello Concerto
The programme also includes Overture: Tam O'Shanter by Malcolm Arnold and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon


Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Adrian Boult
Cellist/soloist: Janos Starker
Composer (Overture: Tam O'Shanter): Malcolm Arnold
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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

: The Science of Man: The Nerve Impulse

A course in human biology.

How the message is transmitted along the nerves.
Dr. R. D. Keynes, F.R.S.
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday


Presenter: Dr. R. D. Keynes
Editor: James McCloy

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