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: Engineering Science: 1: Forces

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Merry-Go-Round: A Story about Milk: 2

For children of seven to nine.
For Schools
(Previously shown on Tuesday)
(to 9.58)

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 2: The Crystal Pick-up

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: Faces in the Crowd

A sociology series.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.43)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For Sixth Forms: Greek Drama: Antigone: Part 1

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.35)

: Signpost: Switzerland: 2: The Lake of Four Cantons

Three programmes about Switzerland.

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.58)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Peter S. Horrey
Producer: Tony Scull

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Tinderbox: Part 1

A new series of story films.
A German version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

The penniless soldier begins his rise to fortune.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Glynis: Glynis Goes Wrong

A film series of comedy thrillers starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Glynis Goes Wrong
...which is one way of proving that crime doesn't pay!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead, Cathal O'Shannon, Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: David Jacobs
Settings: Tim Harvey
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Steptoe and Son: The Lead Man Cometh

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week a second showing of "The Lead Man Cometh"
featuring Leonard Rossiter
with Billy Maxam

The economic problems of the Steptoes appear to be temporarily solved by the offer of a load of scrap lead - but the lead man cometh with other ideas...
(First transmission on January 21)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Lionel Radford
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Welsh Hughie: Leonard Rossiter
Policeman: Billy Maxam

: The Rogues: The Personal Touch

A new film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Gladys Cooper as The Rogues
With guest star, Dina Merrill


Alec Fleming: David Niven
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Timothy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Kendall Frazier: Dina Merrill
Aram Redesko: Walter Matthau
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Marcel St. Clair (voice): Charles Boyer

: The News

: Iolanthe

by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Adapted and produced for television by Charles R Rogers.
Sadler's Wells Chorus and Orchestra
Leader, Brian Thomas
Conducted by Alexander Faris
Associate conductor and Chorus-Master, John Barker
Band of the Irish Guards
Director of Music, Major C. H. Jaeger
The Band of the Irish Guards appears by permission of Colonel M.J.P. O'Cock, M.C.
Programme presented by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.
See page 50


Libretto: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Adapter/producer: Charles R. Rogers
Singers and musicians: Sadler's Wells Chorus and Orchestra
Leader: Brian Thomas
Conducted by: Alexander Faris
Associate Conductor/Chorus-Master: John Barker
Choreography: Robert Blake
Musicians: Band of the Irish Guards
Director of Music: Major C.H. Jaeger
Stage production designed by: Desmond Heeley
Designed for television by: Clifford Hatts
Stage production: Frank Hauser
Iolanthe, a fairy, Strephon's mother: Patricia Kern
Phyllis, an Arcadian shepherdess and Ward in Chancery: Elizabeth Harwood
Queen of the Fairies: Heather Begg
Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd: Julian Moyle
The Lord Chancellor: Eric Shilling
Earl of Mountararat: Denis Dowling
Earl Tolloller: Stanley Bevan
Private Willis: Gerwyn Morgan
Fairies - Celia: Margaret Gale
Fairies - Leila: Diana Chadwick
Fairies - Fleta: Lydia Conway

: News Extra

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