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Men once thought that the planets moved in circles round the earth, but when they studied the paths of the planets in the sky they realised that this idea was wrong. The programme shows the simple pattern of these orbits and surveys the planets themselves with the question, 'Can they support life as we know it?'.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
(Repeated next Tuesday at 11.20 a.m.)

Contributors

Presenter:
Donald Holms
Illustrator:
Alfred Wurmser
Adviser:
Colin Ronan
Producer:
Donald Grattan

A weekly miscellany of people and events.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

Including:

S.O.S. Pacific
Eddie Constantine with an extract from his latest film.

The Life of Queen Mary
James Pope-Hennessy talks about his new biography.

A Place for Pilgrims
A filmed visit to Aylesford Priory.

And a story from Nancy Spain.

(to 15.30)

Contributors

Presenter:
David Jacobs
Item presenter (S.O.S Pacific):
Eddie Constantine
Item presenter (The Life of Queen Mary):
James Pope-Hennessy
Storyteller:
Nancy Spain
Producer:
Lorna Pegram

A monthly look at the countryside.
Introduced by Bruce Campbell.

Water Voles with Richard Philips

Mignon
The story of a kestrel told by H. G. Hurrell.

Club Room with Leslie Jackman

and
Poppers, Stickers, and Blowers
David McClintock shows some of the many ways in which seeds are scattered.

(BBC recording)

From the BBC's West of England studio

Contributors

Presenter:
Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Water Voles):
Richard Philips
Narrator (Mignon):
H. G. Hurrell
Item presenter (Club Room):
Leslie Jackman
Item presenter (Poppers, Stickers and Blowers):
David McClintock
Producer:
Christopher Parsons

Peter West introduces Good Companions
The programme of pets for people with pets.
From Birmingham

Pup's Progress
The training of your dog.

Pocket Money Pets
Keeping smaller animals.

Family Tree: Boston Terrier

Working Animals: The Horse

A fortnightly series edited by Stanley Dangerfield

(From Bristol: October 28)
Stanley Dangerfield writes on page 7

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter West
Editor:
Stanley Dangerfield
Producer:
Bill Wright

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart and the travelling reporters including Allan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Alan Whicker
Reporter:
Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer:
Alasdair Milne
Associate producer:
Antony Jay
Associate producer:
Gordon Watkins
Editor:
Donald Baverstock

Charlie Chester Stars in 'Pot Luck'
assisted by Eric (Jeeves) Grier, Pat and Jean, Les Poupees Fantastiques, Frank Davison, The Tallgirls, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.
The Pot Luck Sequences

(Pat and Jean are appearing at the Metropolitan Irish Music Hall, Edgware Road, London; Woolf Phillips, at the Pigalle Restaurant, London)

Contributors

Presenter/Comedian:
Charlie Chester
Comedian:
Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Performers:
Pat and Jean
Performers:
Les Poupees Fantastiques
Pianist:
Frank Davison
Dancers:
The Tallgirls
Musicians:
Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical Associate:
Frank Davison
Dance Director:
Jack Billings
Decor:
Richard Henry
Production:
Richard Afton

A film comedy directed by John Rich
[Starring] Natalie Wood, James Garner and Charlie Ruggles

Pretty Patsy Douglas discovers that the age of chivalry is not dead, even on a crowded subway train - if you have a baby in your arms. But the offer of a seat under such conditions can lead to misunderstandings all along the line...

Contributors

Director:
John Rich
Patsy:
Natalie Wood
Mr. Baxter:
Charlie Ruggles
Sam:
James Garner
Barry:
Murray Hamilton
Sidney:
Micky Blair
Corcoran:
James Flavin

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Action... News... Personalities... in a weekly sports magazine for the family.

Tonight's action film includes:

The Cesarewitch Stakes
This afternoon's big race at Newmarket.

Golf with Dai Rees
The second in a new series by Britain's Ryder Cup Captain.

Tonight's personalities include:
Davey Moore, Featherweight Champion of the World

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (Golf):
Dai Rees
Guest:
Davey Moore
Associated editor:
Ronnie Noble
Presented By:
Bryan Cowgill
Editor:
Paul Fox

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Joan Hammond, John Sebastian, Michael Roll, Lucette Aldous, Kenneth Bannerman.
Members of the Ballet Rambert in dances from 'Coppella'
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. Henry Datyner)
Assistant conductor, Marcus Dods

Contributors

Presenter:
Eric Robinson
Producer:
Patricia Foy
Soprano:
Joan Hammond
Harmonicist:
John Sebastian
Pianist:
Michael Roll
Dancer:
Lucette Aldous
Dancer:
Kenneth Bannerman
Dancers:
Members of the Ballet Rambert
Musicians:
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader:
Henry Datyner
Assistant conductor:
Marcus Dods
Designer:
Stephen Taylor

The second of two films by Claude Arthaud and Francois Hebert-Stevens.
Three years ago two young French archaeologists sailed westward along the most famous of Chinese rivers, the Yangtse Kiang, filming en route the dangerous Yangtse gorges. Their final destination was Peking, where the Forbidden City of the Emperors is now a People's Museum, but where, in the busy streets behind the market, the old uninhibited traditions of Chinese life are still carried on.
(A second showing)

Contributors

Filmmaker:
Claude Arthaud
Filmmaker:
Francois Hebert-Stevens
Narrator:
David Attenborough
Editor:
Robert Walter
Presented by:
Malcolm Brown

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