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: Signpost: Working Under the Sea: 1: The Shallows

From earliest times man has tried to conquer the silent world of the sea. Christopher Trace and Lieut.-Cmdr. William Brook Filer, M.B.E., G.M., chief diving instructor at H.M.S. Vernon, take a look at divers today and some of the problems they face.
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: Lieut.-Cmdr. William Brook Filer

: Spotlight

Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN Davies , Ifor REES Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Being an Inventor

Some brainwaves for labour-saving devices with ideas, gadgets, and contraptions concocted by Paul Jennings, Piers Stephens and Douglas Livingstone, Johnny Morris, Richard Murdoch and Olive Stephens.
Experiments supervised by Kenneth Horne.


Guest: Paul Jennings
Guest: Piers Stephens
Guest: Douglas Livingstone
Guest: Johnny Morris
Guest: Richard Murdoch
Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Production assistant: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer: Monica Sims

: Air, Land, and Water: The Weather Map

Previously shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: The Consecration of Coventry Cathedral

For full details and Order of Service, see page 51
(to 16.45)

: Animal Magic

A fortnightly series in which Johnny Morris looks at Creatures Great and Small.

Is Africa the best place to see them?

Big Boy and Little Boy
Norman Carr tells the story of two lions which camped with him in Rhodesia.

Big Game Country
On safari with Dick Wolff and his son in South Africa.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Ngoro
Peter Scott feeds his tame chameleons.

Wild Life in Britain
Bird fishers of river and sea with Tony Soper.

Film sequences by Norman Carr, Walter Higham, Thomas Tivey, Satour Films
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Narrator (Big Boy and Little Boy): Norman Carr
Item presenter (Big Game Country): Dick Wolff
Item presenter (Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Ngoro): Peter Scott
Item presenter (Wild Life in Britain): Tony Soper
Film sequences: Norman Carr
Film sequences: Walter Higham
Film sequences: Thomas Tivey
Film editor: George Inger
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Bonehead: An Inside Job

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
More criminal capers.
with Colin Douglas, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Douglas Blackwell
A second chance to see An Inside Job


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: John A.S. Turner
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Boss: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Happy: Douglas Blackwell
Passer-by: David Connell
Bonehead: Colin Douglas
P.C. Smith: Anthony Sheppard
Mrs Pilchard: Hope Jackman
Sister Barton: Betty England
Dr Trevor: Harvey Hall
Nurse Phillips: Delia Corrie
Matron: Mary Hignett
First P.C.: Paul Mead
Second P.C.: David Ap-Richards
Third P.C.: Keith Goodman

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Gardening Club

John Warren with Alan Bloom Norfolk and Ronald Sidwell Vale of Evesham.
Growing Asparagus in the garden or allotment and The Birth and Growth of a flower garden
Through success and failure with weeding, digging, fertilising; Informal island borders and narrow shaded borders
Flower colour for nine months of the year
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Warren
Guest: Alan Bloom
Guest: Ronald Sidwell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: The Rag Trade

Devised and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock
featuring William Kendall and Harry Landis
with Gwendolyn Watts, Wanda Ventham, Jan Williams, Pamela Reece, Betty Turner, Lee Richardson, Max Latimer, Charles Bird, Clive Kemp, Frank Peters, Ernst McKinnon

Sheila Hancock is in 'One Over the Eight' at the Streatham Hill Theatre; Gwendolyn Watts in Blitz! as the Adelphi Theatre, London


Devised and written by: Ronald Wolfe
Devised and written by: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
[Actor]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Harry Landis
[Actress]: Gwendolyn Watts
Shirley: Wanda Ventham
[Actress]: Jan Williams
[Actress]: Pamela Reece
[Actress]: Betty Turner
[Actor]: Lee Richardson
[Actor]: Max Latimer
[Actor]: Charles Bird
[Actor]: Clive Kemp
[Actor]: Frank Peters
[Actor]: Ernst McKinnon

: Dr. Kildare: The Road to the Heart

A film series.

When a little boy is brought in to Blair Hospital in convulsions, the work of the doctors is complicated by the fact that the child is deaf and cannot help them in their enquiries. Dr. Kildare risks his career in trying to convince the young mother that an operation could help the boy.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Adventure: The Cocaine-Eaters of Colombia

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

The Makuna Indians, living on one of the remote headwaters of the Amazon, have the reputation of being drug addicts. Brian Moser and Donald Tayler travel upstream to try to record the life of this strange tribe. The going is hard and on one of the rapids their canoe capsizes. The film stock and a camera are saved and, with their cameraman, they go on to enter Makuna territory and film the closely guarded methods of preparing cocaine.
Described by Brian Moser.


Explorer/narrator: Brian Moser
Explorer: Donald Tayler
Filmed by: Niels Halbertsma
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: The News

: A Matter of Conscience

A play by Thomas Clarke.
based on the novel Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy.
Starring Billie Whitelaw, Harry H. Corbett
with Moira Redmond, Renee Houston, Patrick Cargill, Eric Pohlmann


Author: Thomas Clarke
Based on the novel Resurrection by: Leo Tolstoy
Producer: James Ormerod
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov: Harry H. Corbett
Katerina Maslova: Billie Whitelaw
Korableva: Renee Houston
Feodosia Birukova: Dudy Nimmo
Redhead: Golda Casimir
Horoshavka: Anna Turner
Warder: Steve Plytas
Korney: Roger Williams
Agrafena: Marjorie Forsyth
President of the Court: Eric Pohlmann
Petrovich: Peter Madden
Secretary: Gordon Whiting
Nikitich: Toke Townley
Bochkova: Dorothy Blythe
Members of the Jury: Baklashov: Michael Logan
Nikiforov: Michael Golden
Gerasimovich: Derek Benfield
Danchenko: Frank Leighton
Old Workman: Beckett Bould
Kuleshov: Tom MacAulay
Aunt Sophia: Ina de la Haye
Aunt Maria: Margery Withers
Schonbock: John Morris
First soldier: Arthur Skinner
Second soldier: Humphrey Heathcote
Assistant Inspector: Victor Platt
First convict: John Devaut
Second convict: John Hollis
Wardress: Peggy Marshall
Princess Maria (Missy): Ann Bell
Kolosov: Ernest Hare
Prince Korchagin: Alexis Bobrinskoy
Princess Sophia: Lilly Kann
Doctor: Bartlett Mullins
Alexeyevna: Judy Child
Fanarin: John Chandos
Procureur: Patrick Cargill
Girl: June Barry
Mariette: Moira Redmond
Birukov: Tony Bronte

: The Consecration of Coventry Cathedral

in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
An edited recording of this afternoon's service.

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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