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: Service of Remembrance

from The Cenotaph, Whitehall.
1914-1918: 1939-1945
Outside Broadcast cameras join in the act of remembrance of the dead of two World Wars.
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.

(to 11.35)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
TV presentation: Antony Craxton

: Ddoe Heddiw

John Bevan yn cyflwyno rhai pigion o raglenni'r wythnos
Cynhyrchiad Uned Heddiw
Welsh topical magazine.

: Advance: 6: Pottery and Weaving

Ten programmes about prehistoric man's first steps in technology.

The most important revolution in the home of prehistoric man and woman came through the discovery of pottery and weaving. An account of the materials used, how they were turned into cloth, what clothes were worn, and how the first pots were made is given and demonstrated by Nicholas Thomas, Keeper, Department of Archaeology, Birmingham City Museum, Henry Hodges, Lecturer in Conservation of Archaeological Materials, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Nicholas Thomas
Presenter: Henry Hodges
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Having a Baby: 6: The Birth of the Baby

A series of ten programmes.
Introduced by a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London.

This programme describes what happens to the mother during labour and childbirth. Film is used to show a normal birth and a Caesarian birth. There is also film illustrating different attitudes in other parts of the world towards the birth of a baby.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of London [name uncredited]
Film animations: Colin Whitaker
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Editor: Beryl Radley

: Communication: 6: Communication as a Game of Chance

A series of lectures on the modern approach to the transmission of information by Professor Colin Cherry.
An Outside Broadcast from the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Farming in Britain: 2: Feather-bedded Farmers?

A series of six programmes in which Michael Barratt takes an outsider's look at Britain's biggest industry.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: John Kenyon

: BBC-2 Showcase

2.55 West is West
The West that most people know is Hollywood's West. Recently a BBC camera crew spent three months in Wyoming and Montana-'the high country'-filming the real West as it is today and, in lonely valleys where the relics are still undisturbed, the West as it must have been in the days of the pioneers.
Photographs filmed by Pearce Studios
An Adventure presentation
First transmission on April 25

3.25 Mahalia Jackson Sings

accompanied by Mildred Falls (piano), Edward Robinson (organ), Rupert Nurse (bass), Fitzroy Coleman (guitar).
First transmission on September 5

3.55 The World of Tonight
Introduced this week by Fyfe Robertson.
The world and its events as the Tonight team reported them last week.


Sound mixer (West is West): Patrick Whitacker
Sound recordist (West is West): Bob Roberts
Cameraman (West is West): Brian Tufano
Film editor (West is West): Raoul Sobel
Narrated and produced by (West is West): Tim Slessor
Singer: Mahalia Jackson
Pianist: Mildred Falls
Organist: Edward Robinson
Bass: Rupert Nurse
Guitarist: Fitzroy Coleman
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Presenter (The World of Tonight): Fyfe Robertson
Cameraman (The World of Tonight): Ken Willicombe
Cameraman (The World of Tonight): Hannen Foss
Cameraman (The World of Tonight): Reg Pope
Cameraman (The World of Tonight): Ewart Needham
Sound recordist (The World of Tonight): Dennis Panchen
Sound recordist (The World of Tonight): Don Martin
Sound recordist (The World of Tonight): Ted Read
Film editor (The World of Tonight): Mansel Lloyd
Film editor (The World of Tonight): John McNicholas
Film editor (The World of Tonight): Bill Wright
Film editor (The World of Tonight): Tom Foley
Film editor (The World of Tonight): Eddy Montague
Editor (The World of Tonight): Alasdair Milne
Editor (The World of Tonight): Derrick Amoore

: Z Cars: Family Reunion

by Alan Plater.
A second showing of Family Reunion

When Danny Sullivan, boisterous and irresponsible, returns to Newtown, Z Victor Two is alerted. When he goes into the used-car business there is trouble.


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Paul Bernard

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 6: A Garden in Auteuil

by Alexandre Dumas.
Dramatised in twelve episodes by Anthony Steven.

Edmond acquires an unexpected ally and sets sail for far-off places.


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Music composed and conducted by: Roberto Gerhard
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: Ted Walter
Costumes supervised by: Dorothea Wallace
Make-up supervised by: Sheila Cassidy
Designer: Mary Rea
Designer: Barry Newbury
Script editor: Betty Willingale
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Peter Hammond
Edmond Dantes: Alan Badel
Mercedes: Natasha Parry
First soldier: Walter Sparrow
Second soldier: Peter Thomas
Caderousse: Michael Robbins
Bertuccio: Cyril Shaps
Villefort: Michael Gough
Madame de Nargonne: Rosalie Crutchley
Thomson: Donald Eccles
Jacopo: David Calderisi
Guilio: Bernard Finch
Sultan Mahmoud: Henry Oscar
Ali: Roy Stewart
Haydee: Valerie Sarruf
Albert: Sandor Eles
Lucien Debray: Gary Hope
Beauchamp: Jerome Willis
Chateau Renaud: Barry Boys
Maximilian: Edward De Souza
Footman: Alan Wilson

: Pinky and Perky: The Olym-pigs

Written by Robert Gray.
with Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.
From the North of England


Writer: Robert Gray
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: John Parks
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Norman Newell
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Nicole Goodwin
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.: Jimmy Thompson

: Meeting Point: How Long Shall We Remember?

Fifty years after the outbreak of the first World War and twenty-five years after the outbreak of the second, the manner of remembrance of the dead of both still remains virtually unchanged. How meaningful, especially for younger generations, is it all now? Has the time come for a new look at the whole thing?
Geoffrey Wheeler questions members of the public in Hyde Park on the morning of this Remembrance Sunday and later in the studio talks to The Bishop of Birmingham, Canon Edward Carpenter, Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Buzzard
Photographs by courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Imperial War Museum


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Panellist: The Bishop of Birmingham [name uncredited]
Panellist: Canon Edward Carpenter
Panellist: Sir Anthony Buzzard
Arranged by: William Purcell
TV presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Sunday Story: Henri Dunant: Part 4: Heiden

Rupert Davies tells the story of Henri Dunant founder of the Red Cross.
First transmission on February 23


Storyteller: Rupert Davies
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Beechgrove Parish Church, Aberdeen.
with choirs from the western City Churches, Robert Gordon's College, St. Margaret's School for Girls
Introduced by Murdoch McPherson.


Soloist: Grace Mcintosh
Conductor: Douglas T. Tees
Organist: Alexander Edmondstone
Prayers: The Rev. W. D. Cattanach
Presenter: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Ronald Falconer

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn and Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons
endorsed by John Mulgrew, Syd Deller, Sydney Dobson, Derek Martin, John Pollock, Freddie Powell, Andre Cameron
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film cameraman: Jim Balfour
Film editor: Jim Latham
Cartoon film by: Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Syd Deller
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: John Pollock
[Actor]: Freddie Powell
[Actor]: Andre Cameron
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: The Royal Variety Performance

See panel and pages 15 and 17
The Moiseyev Dance Company are appearing at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool; Millicent Martin, Morecambe and Wise, and Jimmy Tarbuck televised by arrangement with Associated Television Ltd.


Dancers: The Moiseyev Dance Company
Singer: Millicent Martin
Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Comedian: Jimmy Tarbuck

: The News

: Horse

Eaten, worked, exploited, honoured and enjoyed ...
What part have horses played in man's history? What has the horse done for man? What has man done to the horse?

Commentary spoken by Paul Rogers.
and written by A. C. H. Smith
Music composed and conducted by Sidney Sager and played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
First transmission on August 4


Narrator: Paul Rogers
[Commentary] written by: A. C. H. Smith
Original script and research by: Desmond Morris
Original script and research by: Ramona Morris
Music composed and conducted by: Sidney Sager
[Music] played by: A section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
Sound mixer: Marie Mines
Film editor: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Nicholas Crocker
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Meeting Point: How Long Shall We Remember?

First transmission at 6.15 p.m.

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