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: A Century of Change: 8: Britain in Africa

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 8: The Senses (i): Feeling and Hearing

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: The Invaders: 1: The Anglo-Saxons

Written by Henry Treece.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Anglo-Saxons had been making raids on Roman Britain since the third century, but in the fifth century they came over in increasing numbers and began to settle what we now know as England. What kind of people were the Anglo-Saxons?

(to 11.55)


Writer: Henry Treece
Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS Gwaith ymchwil, Harri Gwynn Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal IFOR Rees, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Perspective on Help in the Home

Domestic help is still needed, but social change has made the master-servant relationship unacceptable.
Some changing attitudes are reflected in the outlook of: The Butler, The Lady's Maid, The Charwoman, The Au Pair Girl, The Home Help, The Hired Service.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.50 Cathcart Challenge Cup
A plate of 1.000 sovereigns over two miles and a few yards

3.30 Cheltenham Gold Cup of 6.000 sovereigns added to a sweepstakes over three miles, two furlongs and 130 yards

4.5 Foxhunters' Challenge Cup
A plate of 1,500 sovereigns four miles over the National Hunt Steeplechase Course

4.40 County Handicap Hurdle Race
A plate of 2.000 sovereigns over two miles and 100 yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.

(to 16.50)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Funny Manns

A film series with Cliff Norton.
In his last disguise as a Water Mann, Cliff Norton shows some crazy old films.


Water Mann: Cliff Norton

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Sunken Yacht
by Vere Lorrimer.
where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Margaret Palethorpe: Amanda Barrie
Parker: Howard Greens

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Mary Stirling, Peter Janes, Jack Crawford
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Mary Stirling
Panellist (The Challengers): Peter Janes
Panellist (The Challengers): Jack Crawford
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott,
Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Compact: After the Ball

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
Only a few know what has happened to Mark. Meanwhile, as the party warms up, unsuspected talents emerge.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: John Cooper
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Alice: June Monkhouse
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Sally: Monica Evans
Alec: Leo Maguire
Iris: Louise Dunn
Ruth: Anna Castaldini
Paul: Tony Wright
Sir Charles: Newton Blick
Babbage: Donald Morley
Richard: Moray Watson
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Shirley: Irene French
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Steve: Ian Curry
Mr Lambeth: Cameron Hall
Kay: Justine Lord
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Mr Kipling: Blake Butler
Janet: Maureen Davis
Police Sergeant: Frank Pettitt
Hospital Sister: Betty Cardno
Alison: Betty Cooper

: The Defenders: The Young Lovers

A film series of courtroom dramas.

The death of a baby is attributed to the criminal carelessness of the young father. But Lawrence Preston, acting for the defence, shows that the real cause of the tragedy lies deeper.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: Your Life in their Hands: The Eyes

How the surgeon restores sight in cases of Cataract, a condition which can cause blindness, is the climax of this programme.
From Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: Professional Boxing

Welterweight: Johnny Kramer (West Ham) v. Wally Swift (Nottingham)
Flyweight: Graham Price (Luton) v. Ron Elliott (Hackney)
Televised from West Ham Baths


Boxer (Welterweight): Johnny Kramer
Boxer (Welterweight): Wally Swift
Boxer (Flyweight): Graham Price
Boxer (Flyweight): Ron Elliott
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: Innes Lloyd

: Gallery: Education

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
In this special edition on Education the programme asks Are we being fair to our children? Are we making the best use of the country's brain?
With Robert Kee, Robert McKenzie.


Presenter: Robert Kee
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist



Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Kenneth Slack


Unknown: Rev. Kenneth Slack


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