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: For Schools and Colleges: Engineering Science: Force in Materials

(Shown on Monday and Wednesday)
(to 9.35)

: Heddiw

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

(to 13.25)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.53)

: 1940

A reminiscence in five parts by J.B. Priestley first broadcast last year to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Shown in two instalments for Schools
Part 3: The Dark Horizon June 4 - July 10
Part 4: The Throbbing Sky July 10 - September 6
Part 5: The Private Victory September 6 - December 31
The programme written and narrated by J.B. Priestley.
Prologue written by John Terraine read by Robert Harris
(Shown on BBC-2)
(to 15.27)


Written and narrated by: J.B. Priestley
Prologue written by: John Terraine
Prologue read by: Robert Harris
Producer: Ed Rollins
Executive Producer: Tony Essex

: Jackanory: The Golliwogg's Christmas

by Bertha Upton
With Dilys Hamlett.
Adapted for television by Joanne Symons.
With pictures by Florence Upton.
Today: The Golliwogg's Christmas


Author: Bertha Upton
Storyteller: Dilys Hamlett
Pictures: Florence Upton
Adapted for television by: Joanne Symons
Assistant Producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
With Peter Glaze, Christine Holmes, Jillian ComberGuests, The Small Faces, Saveen
Music by Bert Hayes and his Octet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Christine Holmes in "Charlie Girl" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Presenter/Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Hostess: Christine Holmes
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Small Faces
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Ken Sharp
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall with George Villiers.

Followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Corbet Woodall
Cook: George Villiers

: The White Heather Club

Starring Andy Stewart
with Bernadette, James Urquhart, John Gray, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers, Harry Carmichael and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Singer/Presenter: Andy Stewart
Performer: Bernadette
Singer: James Urquhart
Performer: John Gray
Dancer/Dance director: Dixie Ingram
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Look: On the Track of Unknown Animals

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Sea Serpents, the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster - true or false? Fact or fiction? Bernard Heuvelmans suggests such creatures could exist and uses in his evidence such remarkable animals as the Komodo dragon, the giant panda, the monkey-eating eagle, the snub-nosed monkey, and the mountain gorilla.
From the West
See page 59


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Bernard Heuvelmans
Compiled and directed by: Richard Brock
Series Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: The Newcomers

A detective calls back at the Coopers'; Gran and Cora have a surfeit of glass; Arnold is bored by an entertainment and Philip arranges a journey.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: C.E. Webber
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Bill Sellars
Augustus Tripp: John Sharp
Mrs. Tyser: Lynne Carol
Mrs. Heppenstahl: Maggie McGrath
Detective: Brandon Brady
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Cora Brassett: Eileen Way
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill
Archie Lean: Colin Bell
Ian Creighton: Jonathan Dennis
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Lance: Raymond Hunt
Maisie: Susan Bills
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Patty: Maureen Beck
Nayler: Gordon Griffin
Brewer: Bruno Barnabe

: Harry Worth: The Undesirable Alien

by Ronnie Taylor.
[Starring Harry Worth]
with Dudley Foster as Baker, William Kendall as Dalby
See page 60


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Raymond Berger
Producer: Graeme Muir
Himself: Harry Worth
Baker: Dudley Foster
Dalby: William Kendall
Yates: Geoffrey Hibbert
Petrov: John G. Heller
Faversham: Vernon Joyner
Miss Fenner: Jean Rogers
Bentley: Richard Coleman

: Vendetta: The Putty Man

by Tudor Gates.
Starring Neil McCallum
Guest star, George Cole
See page 59


Writer/Series created by: Tudor Gates
Series created by: Brian Degas
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: William Slater
Director: Max Varnel
Angelo James: Neil McCallum
Jacques Bavar: George Cole
Marcel Lamballe: Ralph Michael
Barbizon: David Collings
Sylvie: Kathleen Byron
M. Marnay: Walter Horsbrugh
Thug: George Lee
Tramp: George Merritt
Yvonne Marnay: Georgina Moon
Railway attendant: Ian Kingsley

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Ireland

Outside broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal bouts in tonight's international contest, from Govan Town Hall, Glasgow.
See page 60


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation: Bill Stevenson

: Alone in a Boat

A documentary film about the thoughts of a man sailing the Atlantic Ocean single-handed.
Val Howells, on a voyage from New York to Southampton, experiences a kind of schizophrenia. He must live with and analyse his own self-set loneliness.


Subject: Val Howells
Producer: John Ormond

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Film Preview

A look at the films showing on BBC-tv and the new releases in the cinema.
with Philip Jenkinson who introduces scenes from:
Beloved Infidel - Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr
Lullaby of Broadway - Doris Day
Stop! You're Killing Me - Broderick Crawford
Fahrenheit 451 - Julie Christie, Oskar Werner by courtesy of Rank
Is Paris Burning? - Anthony Perkins, Leslie Caron
Promise Her Anything - Leslie Caron, Warren Beatty by courtesy of Paramount
Also featuring an interview with Leslie Caron in the studio.

10.47-11.12 No Turning Back
The story of Michael Taylor.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)

10.47-11.12 The Founder
The story of Lancing College.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Leslie Caron
Producer: Christopher Doll
Subject (No Turning Back): Michael Taylor

: The Sky at Night: The End of the World

1966 is near its end. Millions more years are to come, but the earth will not last for ever. Patrick Moore discusses some of the ways in which our world will eventually come to an end.
See page 60

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Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: John Harrison

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