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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Presenters this week, Phyllida Law, Terence Holland
In the story chair, Julian d'Albie

(to 11.25)


Presenter: Phyllida Law
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Julian d'Albie
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Graphics: Hilary Hayton
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Director: David Turnbull
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Outlook for Friday: The Unconquered Ocean: 3: Waves

Salt water covers seventy per cent of the earth's surface: a gigantic challenge to our curiosity and scientific skill.

Scientists trying to unravel the confusion of waves in the open sea have tracked the surf breaking on a shore line to a source half way across the world.
Peter Stone introduces the third of a series of seven programmes.
With L. Draper, National Institute of Oceanography.


Presenter: Peter Stone
Speaker: L. Draper
Director: Bryn Brooks
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: News Summary

: A Fight to Remember

Introduced by Harry Carpenter.

Two months after the war in Europe ended Bruce Woodcock became Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain and the British Empire. Many people thought that title could be converted to World champion. In order to go that far Woodcock had to meet the Americans, and one of the toughest was Joe Baksi.
London: April 15, 1947 - Bruce Woodcock v. Joe Baksi

Freddie Mills was the current Light-heavyweight Champion of the World. He had met Bruce Woodcock before in 1946 and lost in 12 rounds. Now they were matched again and Mills had not lost a fight for two years.
London: June 2, 1949 - Bruce Woodcock v. Freddie Mills

In the studio to talk about his career, Bruce Woodcock


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Guest: Bruce Woodcock
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Wheelbase: Italians and their Cars

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

In nine months Italian motor manufacturers have nearly doubled their sales in Britain. What accounts for their success? Why does Italy dominate the European market at the moment in the cheapest - and the most expensive - cars?
Wheelbase investigates in London and Turin.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Reporter: Robin Richards
Directed and produced by: Brian Robins

: The Virginian: Brother Thaddeus

Tales from the last frontier of the great American West.
A film series starring James Drury as The Virginian

A former outlaw has a hard time convincing people that he has turned to religion, especially when a train robbery takes place a few days after his arrival in town.


The Virginian: James Drury
Judge Garth: Lee J. Cobb
Brother Thaddeus: Albert Salmi
Steve: Gary Clarke
Trampas: Doug McClure
Betsy: Roberta Shore
Benny: Christopher Dark
Floss: Kathie Brown

: Westminster at Work

Ian Trethowan looks back over the past week in Parliament and introduces reports on big debates in both Houses, questions to Ministers, significant moves behind the scenes, and the effects of M.P.s' work inside and outside Westminster.
With Hardiman Scott, David Holmes.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Hardiman Scott
Reporter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Balkwill

: The Figures of Christ: 1: The Christ of Jewish Expectation

by The Rev. James Barr, Professor of Semitic Languages and Literatures in the University of Manchester.
This series of programmes on the development of the figure of Christ in the earliest Christian centuries has been arranged in conjunction with the University of Manchester Extra-Mural Department.
From the University Roscoe Building
(The Christ of the New Testament, by Professor Dennis Nineham: Dec. 9)


Presenter: The Rev. James Barr
Presented for television by: R.T. Brooks

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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