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: For Schools and Colleges

9.35 Exploring Your World: 23: Warmth and Shelter
Introduced by Harry Armstrong.
(Repeated on Friday)

10.0-10.20 Discovering Science: Green Plants make Food
Introduced by Gerd Sommerhoff.
(Previously shown in 1965)


Presenter (Exploring Your World): Harry Armstrong
Producer (Exploring Your World): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Lawrie Lawler
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall

: 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

: For Schools and Colleges: Challenge: 3: Canoeing

(Previously shown on Monday)
(to 11.25)

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: For Schools and Colleges: Looking at Australia: 3: The Tropical North

Commentary by Keith Alexander.
(Repeated on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)


Narrator: Keith Alexander
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Jackanory: Bed-Knob and Broomstick: Part 2: A Witch's Workroom

by Mary Norton.
With Jean Anderson.


Author: Mary Norton
Storyteller: Jean Anderson

: Hiram Holliday: Lapidary Wheel

A comedy film series.

Hiram saves a magnificent diamond from gem thieves.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad and John Earle.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Calculus Case: Part 12

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin escapes with the Captain and the Professors in a helicopter while the Thompson brothers choose a tank.

: 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

: Look: Behind the Bamboo Curtain

with Peter Scott
Behind the Bamboo Curtain to see the first major wildlife film to come out of communist China. It depicts the rich fauna of the southern forests of Yunnan, including the siamang gibbon, tiger, common macaque, Chinese elephant, sambai doer, and slow loris.
Directed in the Chinese People's Republic by Alexander Zguridi
From the West


Narrator: Peter Scott
Director: Alexander Zguridi
Producer: Yan Chen
Presented by: Jeffery Boswall

: Points of View

with Kenneth Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Kenneth Robinson

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Story: John Wiles
Script: Anthony Coburn
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Piers Haggard
Sir Percy Eden: Lockwood West
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Maggie: Pamela Cundell
Mary Grange: Patsy Smart
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Freddie Ambergate: Bruce Beeby
Girl: Penny Gordon
Penelope Barnett: Elaine Taylor
Diane: Anna Chisholm
Union man: Jon Croft
Union man: Brian Osborne
Union man: Glenn Williams
Union man: Murphy Grumbar
Air Vice-Marshal Sir Tommy Barnett: Michael Gover
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Mrs. Harbottle: Hilda Braid
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne

: Meet the Wife: The Hotel

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with George Betton as the taxi-driver, David Morton as the reception clerk, Antony Viccars as the hotel porter, Veronica Forbes as the chambermaid


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
The taxi-driver: George Betton
The reception clerk: David Morton
The hotel porter: Antony Viccars
The chambermaid: Veronica Forbes

: The Love Affair: The Moon's Our Home: Part 1

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda
with Charles Butterworth, Beulah Bondi


Screenplay: Isabel Dawn
Screenplay: Boyce Degaw
Additional dialogue: Dorothy Parker
Additional dialogue: Alan Campbell
Adapted from a story by: Faith Baldwin
Director: William A. Seiter
Producer: Walter Wanger
Cherry Chester: Margaret Sullavan
Anthony Amberton: Henry Fonda
Horace Van Steedan: Charles Butterworth
Boyce Medford: Beulah Bondi
Lucy: Henrietta Crosman
Len: Walter Brennan
Hilda: Dorothy Stickney
Babson: Brendon Hurst
Ogden Holbrook: Lucien Littlefield
Mitty Simpson: Margaret Hamilton

: The News

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party.
(Also on BBC-2)

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News - Action - Personalities
Tonight's programme includes:
The F.A. Cup Final: Everton v. Sheffield Wednesday
A preview of Saturday's match at Wembley.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
The Queen in Belgium
Ian Trethowan reports direct from Brussels with outside broadcasts of the Queen's visit to the port of Antwerp.
Presented by Robin Scott and Philip S. Gilbert in collaboration with the Belgian Television Service


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Co-presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter(The Queen in Belgium): Ian Trethowan
Presented by (The Queen in Belgium): Robin Scott
Presented by (The Queen in Belgium): Philip S. Gilbert
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Bonjour Francoise: 24: Vous Connaissez Mes Amis?

A course of thirty lessons for absolute beginners in French.

Francoise calls on an old friend living in the south of France.

With Pamela Stirling, Andre Maranne
and Malou Pantera as Francoise, Francois Brincourt as Jean-Paul
(Previously shown on Sunday)


Presenter: Pamela Stirling
Presenter: Andre Maranne
Francoise: Malou Pantera
Jean-Paul: Francois Brincourt

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