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BBC One London

For Sixth Forms: Jeune Cinema: 4: Alain Resnais

Written and produced by Colin Nears.
A series of French language programmes on the younger generation of film-makers in France.
Introduced by Olivier Todd.

"I have tried to make films that could in a sense, be compared to a work of literature: films which would give the spectator imaginative freedom in the way that the reader of a novel is free to use his own imagination... the film would hold his attention, yet his imagination would be allowed its own freedom to act, to weave itself in and around the images on the screen."
For Schools
(to 11.55)
BBC One London


Introduced by Frank Bough.
Among tonight's items:
Highlights of the United Kingdom final round of the 1964 World Championship at Wembley Stadium.
BBC One London


Introduced by John Cherrington.

Smithymoor Farm
Frank Taylor talks to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kent about their life and work on a small windswept holding on the borders of Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
First transmission on March 15

The Dutch would do it overnight
Each year large quantities of farm-land are eroded by the sea, and by suburbia. Kenneth Ford and Hugh Barrett have been on the north shore of the Humber where farmers think that up to 10,000 acres of agricultural land could be reclaimed from the estuary.
First transmission on Nov. 17, 1963

BBC film: from the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
BBC One London

Men in History: 6: Crete - The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur

Is this story true? Today's programme shows how ancient myths often hold some historical truth.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)
BBC One London

Men in History: 6: Crete - The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur

Is this story true? Today's programme shows how ancient myths often hold some historical truth.
For Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.38 a.m.
(to 10.20)
BBC One London

The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience falls deafly on a brain that holds its ears

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience falls deafly on a brain that holds its ears
...or something like that!
BBC One London

The Great War: Part 10: What are our Allies doing? (Russian General)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

Around the whole perimeter of the war the Central Powers hold the initiative with disastrous consequences for the Allies.
with the voices of: Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig,
Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George, Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.

Theme music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
First transmission on BBC-2, August 1
See page 3
BBC One London

Billy Smart's Circus

This special children's circus, with the accent on clowning and animals, is introduced by Peter Murray with the help of boy ringmaster, Jamie Smart.

Meet first
Bobo and Co. with their crazy car driven all the way from Ireland.

Then watch
Yasmin Smart presenting her grandfather's nine black Shetland ponies.

Samson the Incredible
A man strong enough to hold a Roman chariot in his teeth.

The Robertis
Traditional uproarious clowning.

Tony and Maria
with their father Antonio, show acrobatic and balancing skill beyond their years.

Chimpanzees presented by Rudi Lenz
'Anything humans can do, we can do better'

Karen and Ria
Dutch sisters on the swinging trapeze, with circus children on the aerial ladders.

The Johns
Clowning and skill on the low wire.

Baby Elephants presented by Timothy Delbosq

Finale Parade of Kids

Also clowns of all ages including Harty and Absolam

Billy Smart's Winter Circus is appearing at the Queen's Hall, Leeds
BBC One London

Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Alan Freeman.

Top of the Pops at 7.30
Alan Freeman, the occupant of the jockey's saddle for this week's Top of the Pops, is a young man who is busily enjoying a long, long holiday. Once a budding accountant in his native Australia he left the ledgers to try his luck in commercial radio there, then dropped that too to take a short vacation in London. That was six years ago, and he is still here. His first 'holiday task' included odd television appearances and a stint as resident announcer for a commercial radio station, but after three years he landed the Dee Jay's job in the Light Programme's Pick of the Pops.
He is still holding down that job as well as his place on the rota for the television show.
BBC One London

The Third Man: Gold Napoleons

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime, Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster.

Harry Lime buys a valuable antique for a client who insists on paying in gold coins. He soon finds that 'all that glitters is not gold'-but the luck of Harry Lime still holds.
First transmission on August 3, 1963

7.30-7.55 Going for a Song?: the world of antiques.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.30-7.55 The Last Outpost: the Trucial Oman Scouts in Arabia
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)
BBC One London

Amateur Boxing: A.B.A. Senior Championships Quarter-Finals: Midland and Western Counties v. Wales

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal bouts from tonight's contest at the Victoria Hall, Hanley.

See page 45
BBC One London

Look: Over the Dyke

with Peter Scott.
The dams and dykes of Holland, which hold back the water from the newly reclaimed land of what used to be the Zuyder Zee, provide no obstacle to a subsequent invasion by natural life. For a while, some species of animals abound in great numbers, among them the mole and the kestrel.
From the West
First shown on July 3, 1964
BBC One London

International Film Season: On a Tight Rope

A Czech film with English sub-titles.
Starring Ladislav Jansky as The Cat
with Jiri Bednar, Evelyna Steinmarova, Marie Krejcova
(First shown on BBC-2)

See facing page
BBC One London

Grass Roots: 3: A Power in the Land

A series about England and the English.

Norman James is a tough Somerset timber merchant with his roots firmly in the soil. He has his finger in many pies and holds strong views about the future of Glastonbury.
An English Regions production from Bristol
(First shown in the Midlands and the West on March 3)
BBC One London

Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 21: The Beginning of the End

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

Late summer, 1944. After seven weeks of unbroken military success hopes run high that the Nazi world will collapse. But Eisenhower's thrusts towards Antwerp and Verdun meet with increasing German resistance: and, of 10,000 paratroops dropped at Arnhem to seize and consolidate a bridgehead over the Rhine, only 2,400 survive after holding out for eight days against fierce German attacks, while a desperate and unsuccessful attempt is made to relieve them. At the Dumbarton Oaks conference a new world organisation is born-'The United Nations'; and after travelling to Moscow to see Stalin, Churchill visits France where he joins the Americans in celebrating Thanksgiving Day. (Repeat)
BBC One London

The Science of Man: The Body's Defences: Overcoming Invaders

A course in human biology.

Some of the defences that prevent dangerous microbes gaining a foot-hold in the body.
Dr. J. H. Humphrey, F.R.S. National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill

Repeated on Monday at 11.0 p.m.
BBC One London

The Stranger: Part 1

A sequel to the Australian film series shown last year.

Adam and Varossa are on Earth to arrange for the peaceful landing ot the people of another planet, Soshuniss, but the story leaks out to the Press and there is great confusion at the United Nations in New York and Australia.
Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission
BBC One London

Family Communion

from St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church.
Celebrant, Canon Bryan Green, Rector of Birmingham
Preacher, Canon G. W. H. Lampe, Ely Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
BBC One London

The Speaker of the House of Commons

The Rt. Hon. Horace King, Ph.D., M.P. talking with Robin Day.
Dr. Horace King continues to hold the Speakership, to which he was elected by the old House of Commons, until his re-election to that office by the new House when it assembles next week.
(First shown on BBC-2)
BBC One London

For Schools and Colleges: Signpost: A Story About Modern Communications: 1: The Daily Newspaper

Supposing Prince Charming were alive today. How would he search for the owner of the glass slipper? The modern Prince holds a Press Conference and the Daily Press comes to his aid.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
(Previously shown in 1962)
(Repeated on Thursday)

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