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: Engineering Science: 2: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Merry-Go-Round: A Story about Milk (3)

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

: Science Session: Records and Recording: 3: The Loudspeaker

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: The Family

A sociology series.
BBC film
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 2

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.35)

: Signpost: Switzerland: 3: The Story of a River

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 11.5 a.m.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Peter S. Horrey
Producer: John Miller

: 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 2

A film from Germany based on Hans Christian Andersen's story.

The Soldier makes some new friends, both good and bad, and determines to rescue the Princess.
Commentary spoken by Leigh Crutchley.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Glynis: Two-Way Stretch

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.

Two-Way Stretch
...and either way, Glynis is in a tight spot!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: The General Election: Question Time

See panel and page 35

: Top of the Pops

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


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: Tim Harvey
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Steptoe and Son: Steptoe a la Cart

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week a second showing of Steptoe a la Cart
featuring Gwendolyn Watts
with Frank Thornton, Lala Lloyd

Harold's encounter with a glamorous French au pair girl proves that there is a language of love-and that Harold doesn't speak it.
First transmission on January 28
See page 52


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
From an original theme by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Martin Johnson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Monique: Gwendolyn Watts
Butler: Frank Thornton
Woman: Lala Lloyd

: The Rogues: The Day They Gave Diamonds Away

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

See page 51


Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer
Alec Fleming: David Niven
Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Lineen: James Gregory
Audrey: Nancy Berg

: The News

: Let's Go with Labour for the New Britain

Tonight's edition Election Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.

: Horse of the Year Show: The White Horse Championship

The final stages of this exciting puissance international event televised direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
There will be a maximum of three jumps-off over a course of fences successively reduced in number but increased in size, possibly up to seven feet.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Bill Duncalf
Television presentation: David Kennard

: Komm Mit!: 1: Ankunft

Wir sprechen Deutsch
Thirty lessons for beginners.

Dieter Rolf arrives at Neustadt station and meets Heidi Peters.
with Heidi Treutler, Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Presenter: Paul Hansard
Designer: Don Horne
Producer: Colin Nears
Dieter Rolf: Dieter Geissler
Heidi Peters: Heidi Treutler

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