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: Going to Work: The Gas-Fitter

Introduced by Peter West.
A visit to the North-West Gas Board to see apprentice gas-fitters being trained.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on October 12
(to 9.55)


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Michael A. Shepherd
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Middle School Mathematics: 10: Plane Patterns

How many kinds of ribbon pattern and wallpaper are there?
Presented by David Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on November 30

(to 10.20)


Presenter: David Morris
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Film animations: Colin Whitaker
Film animations: Caravel Film Studios
Director: Morton Surguy
Producer: John Cain

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: A Table for the Birds

Introduced by Eric Simms.
A simple bird table is very easy to make and even in a town garden many wild birds may be attracted to it at this time of year.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on December 1
(to 11.55)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The Orchestra: 10: Concert

London Philharmonic Orchestra
led by Henry Datyner
Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn who also introduces the programme.
Music includes Movements from Hary Janos by Kodaly.
For Schools
(Previously shown on November 30)
(to 14.25)


Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Conductor/Presenter: Kenneth Alwyn
Director: Michael Simpson
Producer: John Hosier

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guests, The Rockin' Berries
and 'Jig Jak'

(Leslie Crowther is appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Harold Taylor
Musicians: The Rockin' Berries
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: John Burrowes
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Gardening Club: Cacti and Flowering Succulents

Percy Thrower and Gordon Rowley Reading.

Ideas for the beginner-for window-ledge or greenhouse-including the seasonal problem-child, 'Christmas Cactus'
Cultural hints for getting succulents to flower
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Gordon Rowley
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, 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: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Anthony Smith
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla comes to a firm decision-and Ian receives a strange warning.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Bridget: Gaynor Lord
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mrs. Stenton: June Wyndham Davies
Ludovic Windsor: Johnson Bayly
Vivian Courtenay: Frederick Peisley
Doug: Lawrence James
Mike: Len Jones
Ben: Bill Kerr
Stan: Johnny Wade
Joyce MacNamara: Marigold Sharman
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Emma Lawrence: Janet McIntire
Himself: Sam

: Frankie Howerd

written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations
and featuring this week: Patrick Cargill and Audrey Nicholson
(Frankie Howerd is in 'A Funny Thing Happened' at the Strand Theatre; Patrick Cargill is in 'Boeing-Boeing' at the Apollo Theatre, London)
See page 63


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
BBC Staff Doctor: Patrick Cargill
[Actress]: Audrey Nicholson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Alan Simpson 8 February 2017

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
with Peter Gordeno
and The Three Monarchs, The Hi-Fi's, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers


Presenter: Kathy Kirby
Singer/dancer: Peter Gordeno
Harmonicists: The Three Monarchs
Band: The Hi-Fi's
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] led by: David McCallum
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: The Patriot

by E. Y. Bannard.

Starring John Robinson, Elizabeth Sellars, Richard Wordsworth
with Edwin Richfield
Guest stars, Albert Lieven, David Langton, Alex Scott


Writer: E. Y. Bannard
Theme music: Ken Thorne
Incidental music: Raymond Jones
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Roy Watts
Story consultant and script editor: N. J. Crisp
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Eric Tayler
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Dr. Frank Hillman: Albert Lieven
Dr. May Howard: Elizabeth Sellars
Dr. Peter Travers: Richard Wordsworth
Dr. Max Rankl: Alex Scott
Colonel Cunliffe: Peter Bathurst
Nora Gerrard: Betty Cooper
Minister: David Langton
Mr. Pomeroy: Edwin Richfield
Miss Brooks: Brenda Saunders
Miss Fisher: Rosalie Westwater

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Foul Weather Girl

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

The Foul Weather Girl
...arrives in the Petrie home, and the temperature drops to zero!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

And a way of looking at the world One eye open wide; one eye closed; And between the two the picture gets composed.

[Starring] David Frost, P.J. Kavanagh, William Rushton
with Barbara Evans, Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, David Walsh and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Singer: Barbara Evans
Performer: Eleanor Bron
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: David Walsh
Musical Director: Conn Bernard
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

: The Sky at Night: How Old is the Earth?

Patrick Moore and Henry Brinton discuss the current scientific evidence as to when the earth came into existence as a separate body in the solar system.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Henry Brinton
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: The Weather; Close Down

Tomorrow's Programmes
A summary of Television and Sound programmes is printed on page 71

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