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Light entertainment miscellany

: Interval

: The News



Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Jackanory: African Legends: Samba and the Crocodile

With Charles Hyatt
Today: Samba and the Crocodile
Adapted from traditional material by Denise Cremona


Storyteller: Charles Hyatt
Adapted from traditional material by: Denise Cremona
Illustrations: Giulietta Stomann
Director: Daphne Jones
Series Producer: Anna Home

: Here Come The Double Deckers: Invaders from Space

Featuring Sam Kydd


Screenplay: Glyn Jones
Director: Jeremy Summers
Producer: Roy Simpson
Tiger: Debbie Russ
Brains: Michael Audreson
Scooper: Peter Firth
Sticks: Bruce Clark
Doughnut: Douglas Simmonds
Billie: Gillian Bailey
Spring: Brinsley Forde
Albert: Melvyn Hayes
Spaceman: Sam Kydd

: Abbott and Costello

A cartoon series

: Ask Aspel

Michael Aspel introduces your television requests


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Presented by: Frances Whitaker

: Hector's House

: London This Week

People, places, and events in the news around town


Producer: Peter Trowsdale

: Tomorrow's World

Raymond Baxter introduces a weekly report on the latest ideas, inventions and discoveries in the swiftly changing world of science, technology and medicine.
With James Burke
(For book: see page 13)


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: James Burke
Producer: Brian Johnson
Producer: Julian Cooper
Editor: Lawrence Wade

: The Virginian: The Handy Man

[Starring] James Drury as The Virginian

One look at the little man who came from nowhere to rescue a helpless Trampas and the two tough pursuers turn tail!


The Virginian: James Drury
Trampas: Doug McClure
Elizabeth Grainger: Sara Lane
Holly Grainger: Jeanette Nolan
Jim: Mel Torme
Ward Bowden: Tom Simcox
Roy Havens: Paul Mantee

: Me Mammy: The Day we went Dutch

by Hugh Leonard
Starring Milo O'Shea as Bunjy Kennefick
with Anna Manahan as Mrs Kennefick
[and] Yootha Joyce as Miss Argyll, Ray McAnally as Fr Patrick, David Kelly as Cousin Enda
with Paul Whitsun-Jones as Fr Van Der Goos
(Milo's Bunjy: page 14)


Writer: Hugh Leonard
Music: Max Harris
Lighting: Peter Smee
Design: Don Taylor
Executive Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Bunjy Kennefick: Milo O'Shea
Mrs Kennefick: Anna Manahan
Miss Argyll: Yootha Joyce
Fr Patrick: Ray McAnally
Cousin Enda: David Kelly
Fr Van Der Goos: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Bishop: Frederick Schiller
Receptionist: Frans van Norde

: The Dick Emery Show

Written by John Warren and John Singer
A new comedy series starring Dick Emery
featuring Keith Smith as the interviewer, Pat Coombs, Edward Evans, Peter Stephens, Bob Todd, Frank Williams


Writer: John Warren
Writer: John Singer
Design: Victor Meredith
Executive Producer: John Ammonds
Producer: Colin Charman
Comedian: Dick Emery
The interviewer: Keith Smith
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Edward Evans
[Actor]: Peter Stephens
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actor]: Frank Williams

: The Nine O'Clock News

Presented by Richard Baker


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Moira Anderson Sings

with her special guest Matt Monro
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
leader Ian Tyre
conductor Iain Sutherland
With The King-Fishers
From BBC Scotland


Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: Matt Monro
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Singers: The King-Fishers
Musical Associate: Bernard Summer
Orchestrations: Frank Barber
Orchestrations: Ken Jones
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Design: Jim Longmuir
Producer: James Moir

: Riding the Storm 1956 - 1959

The Rt Hon Harold Macmillan in conversation with Robert McKenzie
In this programme Harold Macmillan describes how he became Prime Minister in 1957; he recalls Suez and the part he played; he talks about being Prime Minister and the problems he faced; about the rebuilding of the Anglo-American alliance after Suez, and President de Gaulle's attitude towards our attempts to join Europe.



Interviewee: The Rt Hon Harold Macmillan
Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Margaret Douglas

: The Boston Pops

This is their first appearance outside the USA
Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Pops for 42 years, presents his Boston Promenade Orchestra

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No 1
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 Soloist Malcolm Frager
Offenbach Suite, Gaite Parisienne

Introduced by Joseph Cooper
A recording of part of the concert given in the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month by arrangement with Harold Holt Ltd


Presenter: Joseph Cooper
Musicians: Boston Promenade Orchestra
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Pianist: Malcolm Frager
Director: Antony Craxton

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

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