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: For Schools and Colleges

9.38 Mathematics Around You: 5: Containers
(Shown on Monday)

10.0-10.20 Television Club: The Tunnel
(Shown on Tuesday)

10.25-10.45 Dysgu Cymraeg
A series for Welsh Schools.
(Welsh Transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: 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 11.00)


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

: For Schools and Colleges

11.5-11.25 Spotlight
People - Politics - Problems
(Shown on Thursday)

11.35-11.55 A Year's Journey: A Great Abbey
(Shown on Tuesday)

: Heddiw

Pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru yn cael eu eyflwyno gan Harri Gwynn, Hywel Gwynfryn, Mary Middleton ae Arwel Ellis Owen.
Today: Welsh topical magazine.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Hywel Gwynfryn
Unknown: Mary Middleton
Unknown: Arwel Ellis Owen

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: For Schools and Colleges: Making Music

(Shown on Wednesday)
(to 14.25)

: Jackanory: The Cricket in Times Square: Part 5: Fame and Farewell

by George Selden.
With Julie Felix.
With pictures by Garth Williams.


Author: George Selden
Storyteller: Julie Felix
Pictures: Garth Williams
Film Editor: Terry Cornelius
Director: Marilyn Fox
Producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Now for Nixon

David Nixon entertains some young friends to forty-five minutes of tricks, puzzles, and magic and invites you to join him and meet his guests Roger Whittaker, Sino, Basil Brush and to play The Train Game
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter/Magician/The Train Game devised by: David Nixon
Singer/Guitarist: Roger Whittaker
Magician: Sino
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Settings: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Johnny Downes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Brush with fame 22 November 2015

: 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 Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring George Villiers

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: George Villiers

: The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club visits Brodick, Isle of Arran.
With Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, The White Heather Dancers and The Archie Duncan Quintet.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer/Dance director: Dixie Ingram
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Musicians: The Archie Duncan Quintet
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Look: A Double Life

Look at A Double Life
Frogs, toads, and newts all lead double lives and are equally at home on land or in the water. They are amphibians and represent an important link in the story of evolution between the fishes of millions of years ago and the reptiles, birds, and mammals of today.
Commentary by Maurice Burton.
Based on a Montello Film production
From the West


Narrator: Maurice Burton
Director: Alberto Ancilotto
Director: Fernando Armati
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: The Newcomers

Langley arranges a lovers' meeting; Nelson is surrounded by women; the Coopers visit their neighbours.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Barry Letts
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Ronald Wilson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Nelson: John Dawson
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Vera Harker: June Bland
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Peter Reilly: John Stratton
Freda Reilly: Wendy McClure
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Roxana Reid: Mona Bruce

: Comedy Playhouse: House in a Tree

by Richard Waring.
Starring Wendy Craig as Jennifer and Paul Daneman as Henry
See page 57.


Writer: Richard Waring
Signature music: Ron Grainer
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Gordon Toms
Producer: Graeme Muir
Jennifer: Wendy Craig
Henry: Paul Daneman
Mother: Fanny Rowe
Biddy: Rosalind Knight
Trudi: Roberta Tovey
Robin: John Moulder-Brown
Amanda: Jill Riddick
Police Sergeant: Keneth Thornett
Prison Officer: George Day
Tipstaff: Sydney Dobson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

: Iron Horse: High Devil

Stories of a railroad and the man who runs it in the exciting and dangerous pioneering days of the old West.
A film series starring Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun
with Gary Collins as Dave Tarrant and Bob Random as Barnabas Rogers

Ben's attempt to build a railway bridge across a deep ravine meets with fierce opposition from a beautiful but very unfriendly young woman.


Ben Calhoun: Dale Robertson
Dave Tarrant: Gary Collins
Barnabas Rogers: Bob Random

: No Turning Back: Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick

One of Britain's leading musical partnerships was shattered ten years ago when Cyril Smith suffered a paralytic stroke. Tonight's programme tells the story of their lives, and of their inspiring fight back to the top.
Introduced by Paddy Feeny.
From the Midlands


Subject: Cyril Smith
Subject: Phyllis Sellick
Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Director: Hugh Pain

: International Swimming and International Amateur Boxing

International Swimming: England v. Spain
from Wigan
In this, the first international of the season, Spain are hoping to avenge their defeat by England in Valencia last year.

International Amateur Boxing: The XVII European Championships: The 1/8 Finals
from Rome
Harry Carpenter reports from the ringside at the Palazzo dello Sport.
Introduced by David Vine.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator (International Swimming): Max Robertson
Commentator (International Swimming): Harry Walker
Television presentation (International Swimming): Nick Hunter
Commentator (International Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presenter (International Amateur Boxing): David Vine
BBC Production Team: A.P. Wilkinson
BBC Production Team: Ian Smith
BBC Production Team: Bill Taylor

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie, Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Parkinson
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Reporter: David Lomax
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Weather Man

: Not Quite Hollow in the Middle

A Wiltshire market town that became a Victorian railway town - now becoming a centre of modern industry. The results of this development in human and political terms have been studied for three years by Kenneth Hudson and he is about to publish them.
This programme reflects some of his conclusions.
From the West


Presenter: Kenneth Hudson
Producer: Michael Croucher

: The Sky at Night: A new look at Mars

Since the American rocket Mariner IV went close to Mars to send back information, our ideas about the Red Planet have changed very much.
Patrick Moore discusses these new ideas with Harold Ridley and in particular considers whether there can be any life on Mars.

Close Down


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Harold Ridley
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: Patricia Owtram

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