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: Engineering Science: 13: Resistance and Resistivity

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 77

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.00)

: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 78

A course running through two academic years.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 9.40 a.m.
The second-year broadcasts are at 10.2 a.m. on Mondays, and at 10.2 a.m. on Wednesdays
To accompany this series a specially prepared booklet, containing examples and explanatory notes, can be obtained by sending a crossed postal order for 1s. 0d. to BBC Publications [address removed]
(to 10.22)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: Gwynne Jones

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
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

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

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

: Discovering Science: Warming Water

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Pure Mathematics: Year I: Programme 22

A course running through two academic years.
For Schools
Previously shown on January 18, 1963
The first-year broadcasts are at 9.40 a.m. on Mondays and 12.0 noon on Wednesdays.
To accompany this series a specially prepared booklet, containing examples and explanatory notes, can be obtained by sending a crossed postal order for 1s. 0d. to BBC Publications [address removed]
(to 12.20)


Presented by: Norman Hyland
Director: David Roseveare

: 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: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make potato and carrot prints.
You need potatoes, carrots, paper, paints, and a knife
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 1: The Whole Body

The mysteries of the human body have always fascinated scientists. In this series Professor W. S. Bullough describes in simple terms the construction of the most important organs and how their functions combine in the everyday working of the body.
For Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: The Boss Cat: The Late T.C.

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

Sergeant Dibble overhears a conversation between T.C. and his doctor and gets the wrong idea.

: 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 David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
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: A Collector's Item

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime
and Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster, Rupert Davies as Arthur Shillings
A BBC film release

Four ancient Chinese wine-jars are bequeathed by an earl to members of his family. Although Harry Lime manages to acquire them all, only one is of real interest to him.

7.35-8.0 Scan: Without the World
Film about the monks of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: John Player
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Diana: Eileen Moore
Charles Somes: John Merivale
Arletta: Vera Fusek
Lord Barset: Geoffrey Chater
Janet: Naomi Chance
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Arthur Shillings: Rupert Davies

: Z Cars: Promise Made

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

It can't possibly be blackmail - the old lady seems much too innocent and can have nothing to hide; but Lynch and Graham are sure that something has happened, and Chief-Inspector Barlow decides to set a trap.
See page 38


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Williams

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
featuring tonight:

European Skating Championships
direct from Grenoble.
Presented by the French Television Service

Rugby Union: Scotland v. New Zealand; England v. Wales
A preview of next Saturday's International matches at Murrayfield and Twickenham.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (European Skating Championships): Alan Weeks
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Festival: Lysistrata

or Women On Strike
by Aristophanes.
translated by Patric Dickinson.
adapted for television by Marc Brandel.
[Starring] Diane Cilento, Alec Clunes
with Ann Bell, Frederick Jaeger, Priscilla Morgan and Esmond Knight
(Elizabeth Spriggs appears by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
See page 39


Author: Aristophanes
Translated by: Patric Dickinson
Adapted for television by: Marc Brandel
Special effects: Jack Kine
Dances: Bridget Espinosa
Music: Christopher Whelen
Designer: John Cooper
Story Editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
The: Women -
Lysistrata: Diane Cilento
Katonike: Ann Bell
Myrrhine: Priscilla Morgan
Lampito: Elizabeth Spriggs
Boeotian girl: Kate Binchy
Corinthian girl: Shusha Assar
Athenian girl: Karin MacCarthy
Chorus: Betty Hardy
Chorus: Rosamund Greenwood
Chorus: Anne Pichon
Chorus: Patsy Smart
Chorus: Janet Burnell
Chorus: Anna Turner
The: Men -
Magistrate: Alec Clunes
Kincsias: Frederick Jaeger
Spartan herald: Peter Prowse
Spartan Delegate: Patrick Connor
Athenian Delegate: John Harvey
Chorus: Esmond Knight
Chorus: Frederick Peisley
Chorus: Jimmy Gardner
Chorus: Jack Bligh
Chorus: Robin Parkinson
Chorus: Frank Wheatley

: Summer in Arcadia

with Compton Mackenzie
This enchanting countryside of south-west France reminds me of my early youth in Dorset and Hampshire-no green belt or suburbia but the real country of once upon a time. This is one little bit of Europe that is left without tourists.
A film showing the surroundings in which Sir Compton Mackenzie has chosen to live and work during the summer months.
BBC film: first shown on December 6


Subject: Compton Mackenzie
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Monica Sims

: News Extra

: Viewpoint: Erasmus

A Dutch prize-winning film on the great sixteenth - century scholar who was curiously modern in his love of mockery and his condemnation of war.


Director: Jan Hulsker

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