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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Living Cells

P. B. Medawar, F.R.S., Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College, London, today discusses the structure and function of various cells of the human body.
(Previously shown on Monday)
(to 12.00)


Presenter: P. B. Medawar
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

James Urquhart tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the picture


Narrator: James Urquhart
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams

: Slimmers' Clinic Returns

Nine months ago BBC Television's Slim for Health series came to an end and the eleven slimmers signed off. Today they report back to discuss with the 'Slimming Doctor' how they have fared since then.
Request Item
During the slimmers' series many viewers wrote to ask how to get fatter. Today a doctor, with specialised knowledge, discusses their problem.
Programme introduced by Isobel Barnett.


Presenter: Isobel Barnett
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 3: Come and Dance with Me

Written by Sydney Carter.
Adapted for television by Frank Baker.
(to 15.30)


Author: Sydney Carter
Adapter: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Helen Dallas: Jane Lethbridge
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Ian Craig: Ian Curry
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare
John Drake: Brian Alexis
Mike Williams: John Flint
Greta Olssen: Tricia Magill
Gary Jones: Richard O'Sullivan

: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Marty Wilde, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Ronnie Corbett, Raymond Rollett, Alan Kemble and Christine and 'Double or Drop'.
Music by Bert Hayes and his Sextet


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Singer: Marty Wilde
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: Raymond Rollett
Entertainers: Alan Kemble and Christine
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Johnny Downes

: News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland. Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Trouble with Harry: To Catch a Thief!

Written by Ronnie Taylor.
This week: 'To Catch a Thief!'
[Starring] Harry Worth
With Noel Hood, Paddy Edwards
From the BBC's North of England studio


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Designer: Paul Bernard
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
Aunt Victoria: Noel Hood
Doris: Paddy Edwards

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Elton Hayes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: A Life of Bliss: An Air of Intrigue!

The first of a new television series by Godfrey Harrison.
The biography of a shy young bachelor.
[Starring] George Cole, Isabel Dean, Colin Gordon


Writer: Godfrey Harrison
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme Muir
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Isabel Dean
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter: Sheila Sweet
Nigel Courtney: William Kendall
Carol Fellows: Deborah Watling
Psyche, the dog: 'Mady'
Psyche assisted by: Percy Edwards

: Man at the Door: The School Attendance Officer

Written by Allan Prior.
A knock at the door-and the caller is not always welcome.
The man who knocks at the door tonight is: The School Attendance Officer


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Philip Barker

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: The Mangrove Story

In the third programme of his new series, Hans Hass describes how the mangrove trees of Great Nicobar fight on the side of the land in its ceaseless battle with the ocean. He shows the fiddler crabs who live unconcernedly in the front line, and some of the primitive people from the jungle behind the swamps.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit


Presenter/photography/directed and produced by: Hans Hass
Presenter: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Herschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Denmark

Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of the key bouts in tonight's contest.
Direct from the Dumfries Place Drill Hall, Cardiff.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Elspeth Huxley, Noel Annan, A. J. Ayer.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Elspeth Huxley
Panellist: Noel Annan
Panellist: A. J. Ayer
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

: Jac Lantarn

Cymysgedd a ryfedd rin I gyrraedd calon gwerin.
A programme for Welsh viewers.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.37)

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