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: Pure Mathematics: Year II: Programme 96

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.00)

: Middle School Mathematics: 20: Co-ordinates

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.22)

: 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 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

People - Politics - Problems in the news
For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Indoors and Out: Science in the Garden: From Winter to Spring

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: The News

: 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 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Television Club: A Day Out in London

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

3.5 The Mildmay Steeplechase over two miles

3.40 The Coronation Hurdle (Div. II)
over two miles, one hundred yards

4.10 The 112th Liverpool Spring Cup Handicap
over one mile, two furlongs, and 170 yards

4.40 The Knowsley Stakes
over one mile, five furlongs

(to 16.50)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Peter Montague-Evans
Interviewer: David Coleman
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Tich

Tich is joined by Professor Billy McComb, Tony Hart, The Woodpeckers, Puppet Time with Frank and Maisie Mumford and Ted Taylor.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Professor Billy McComb
Artist: Tony Hart
Band: The Woodpeckers
Puppeteer: Frank Mumford
Puppeteer: Maisie Mumford
Musician: Ted Taylor
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Vision On: Circus

A fortnightly series in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.
The variety artists of Peking in a film of spectacular entertainment including
Rope-spinning, A School for Dogs, The Wall of Death and Two of China's favourite clowns.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: World Zoos: Berlin

Introduced by James Fisher.
In 1939 Berlin claimed to have the largest zoo in the world. The collection of some 4,000 animals was almost completely destroyed in World War II, but such has been the speed of recovery that West Berliners can today enjoy a collection second only to London's in variety.
Presented in co-operation with Sender Freies Berlin
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Cameraman: Joseph Dayan
Sound recordist: Heinz Richardt
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Producer: Ronald Webster
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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
Editor: Peter Batty

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Never Name a Duck

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews
Never Name a Duck ...or you may get a bird in the hand!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Defenders: The Poltergeist

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed.
With guest stars, Mary Astor, Patrick O'Neal
The Prestons are among the guests at a weekend house-party on an isolated island when the host is mysteriously murdered.
Last shown on April 9, 1963


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Flora Goode: Mary Astor
Joan Miller: Joan Hackett
Jackson Dark: Patrick O'Neal
Charles Goode: Howard St. John
Dr. Burton: Charles Aidman
Maude Vega: Brett Somers
Sara Burton: Toby Robins

: Your Life in their Hands: Accidents and Fractures

This programme, which comes from the most modern Accident Unit in the country, shows how broken bones are repaired.
From the Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Next programme: Anaemia


Producer: Peter Bruce
Editor: Bill Duncalf

: The News

: Man o' Brass

A second chance to see this comedy by Ron Watson.
Starring Jimmy Edwards and Beryl Reid
with Wallas Eaton, David Kernan, Diane Aubrey
Ulverston Town Band
Conducted by Grenville Huckerby
See page 49


Author: Ron Watson
Musicians: Ulverston Town Band
Band conducted by: Grenville Huckerby
Film cameraman: Arthur Smith
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Douglas Moodie
Ernie Briggs: Jimmy Edwards
Bessie Briggs: Beryl Reid
Peggy Briggs: Diane Aubrey
Dennis Blaney: David Kernan
Mr Longbottom: Wallas Eaton
Bob Rivers: Ian Whittaker

: Variety Club of Great Britain Awards for 1963

Show Business Personalities: The Beatles
Film Actor: Dirk Bogarde
Film Actress: Margaret Rutherford
Stage Actor: Sir Michael Redgrave
Stage Actress: Maggie Smith
Most Promising Newcomers: Julie Christie, James Fox
Radio Personality: Jean Metcalfe
BBC Television Personalities: Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett
Independent Television Personalities: Honor Blackman and Patrick MacNee
Special Award: Sean Connery for creating the role of James Bond
Awards presented by The Rt Hon. Harold Wilson, M.P.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
An edited film of the Award Luncheon at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
See page 49

10.25-10.55 What is a Baby? Introduced by David Attenborough.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Award winners (Show Business Personalities): The Beatles
Award winner (Film Actor): Dirk Bogarde
Award winner (Film Actress): Margaret Rutherford
Award winner (Stage Actor): Sir Michael Redgrave
Award winner (Stage Actress): Maggie Smith
Award winner (Most Promising Newcomers): Julie Christie
Award winner (Most Promising Newcomers): James Fox
Award winner (Radio Personality): Jean Metcalfe
Award winner (BBC Television Personalities): Wilfrid Brambell
Award winner (BBC Television Personalities): Harry H. Corbett
Award winner (Independent Television Personalities): Honor Blackman
Award winner (Independent Television Personalities): Patrick MacNee
Award winner (Special Award): Sean Connery
Awards presenter: The Rt Hon Harold Wilson
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Chief Barker: David Jones
Presented for television by: Ray Colley
Presenter (What is a Baby?): David Attenborough

: Easy as ABC

From now on your child may be taught to read with an alphabet of forty-four letters.
Children, teachers, administrators, and Derek Hart look into the advantages and disadvantages of the new Initial Teaching Alphabet.
See page 49


Presenter: Derek Hart
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Julia Gaitskell
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News Extra

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

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