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: Engineering Science: 17: Vibrations and Alternating Current

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


Presenter: Gordon Severn
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Indoors and Out: Science in the Street: A Road in the Mountains

Boring holes and building bridges are part of an engineer's job in constructing a road in the Swiss mountains.
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: Water and the Weather

Water, in one form or another, plays an important part in this country's weather. Gerd Sommerhoff explains that, where water and the weather are concerned, what comes down must first have gone up.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.
(to 10.22)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Going to Work: Dairy Farming

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: 5
The end of the holiday.

A Smuggler's Song
by Rudyard Kipling.

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


Presenter: Tom Gibbs
Poet (A Smuggler's Song): Rudyard Kipling
Reader (A Smuggler's Song): Charles E. Stidwill
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Robert Hill
Director: Joy Whitby
Producer: Claire Chovil
Script (Port Holiday): Barbara Willard
Film cameraman (Port Holiday): John McGlashan
Marejke: Antonia Moss
Piet: Kaflan Kaye
Laurens: Edward Fox

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

BBC film
(to 13.45)

: Looking at the United States: Through the South-West

Along the route of this 1,500-mile motor journey from Texas to California we see the wheat and oil, cowboys and Indians, mountains and deserts of this least-populated quarter of the United States.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown in February 1962
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


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

: The Ugly Duckling

A Russian cartoon film.
A second chance to see this new version of the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

: Fascinating Facts

Before the gramophone or radio, songs became 'pop' through the barrel organ
Little was known about dinosaurs until 1822
Kenneth Kendall and top experts, with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.
See page 27


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Designer: Peter Mavius
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Hi There!

It's Rolf Harris
with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, The King Brothers


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Singers: The King Brothers
Music directed by: Norman Percival
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Director: Terence Hughes
Producer: Bryan Sears

: 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: Mutual Understanding

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug has trouble with an old love affair, and Alan with a new one. Iris breaks in on Stan's night out.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: David Giles
Mrs Beatty: Sonia Dresdel
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Doug: Lawrence James
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Ben: Bill Kerr
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Alison: Betty Cooper

: Steptoe and Son: The Bonds That Bind Us

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Bonds that Bind Us
featuring June Whitfield
See page 27


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

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Pericles on 31st Street

Starring Theodore Bikel
with Carrol O'Connor, Arthur O'Connell
An elderly peanut vendor meets fierce resistance when he tries to help the residents of a slum neighbourhood to free themselves from the tyranny of an unscrupulous landlord who controls the properties.


Producer/director: Sam Peckinpah
Nicholas Simonakis: Theodore Bikel
Leonard Barsevick: Carrol O'Connor
Dan Ryan: Arthur O'Connell

: The News

: Black Watch Spectacular

Highland pageantry as seen in more than fifty towns and cities of Canada and the U.S.A. during their recent coast-to-coast musical conquest of North America.
The Pipes and Drums Regimental Band and Dancers of the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) by permission of the Commanding Officer,
Lieutenant-Colonel N. G. A. Noble, M.C.
A hundred-man display featuring Fanfare Trumpeters, Scottish Country Dances,
Foursome Reel, Argyll Broadswords and Massed Bands March Past
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
See page 27


Performers: The Pipes and Drums Regimental Band and Dancers of the 1st Battalion The Black Watch
Bandmaster: D. R. Beat, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.
Drum major: R. Dean
Pipe Major: J. Anderson
Band Sergeant Major: D. MacLean
Commentator: Robert Beatty
Presented for television by: Reg Perrin

: C. P. Snow: The Two Cultures and the Sorcerer's Apprentice

In 1959 C. P. Snow gave his now famous lecture on The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution. Tonight he examines why his modest proposals became a jumping-off point for a violent debate all over the world.
A shortened version of a Friday Evening Discourse given at the Royal Institution last November
BBC-TV Science and Features presentation
See page 27


Presenter: C. P. Snow
Drawings of C. P. Snow by: Michael Ayrton
Director: Tom Conway
Presented for television by: Philip Daly

: Ballet from Europe: La Chambre

A ballet by Roland Petit.
With Zizi Jeanmaire and Roland Petit
An InterTel production for Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise
See page 28


Choreographer: Roland Petit
Story: Georges Simenon
Music: Georges Auric
Scenery and costumes: Roland Jeanmaire
Dancer: Zizi Jeanmaire
Dancer: Roland Petit

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Science of Man: The Eye

A course in human biology.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Sunday

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