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: For the Schools: Young People at Work: 1: In Horticulture

Students in training and young people already employed in horticulture discuss and demonstrate their jobs.
Introduced by Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Margaret Ross Williamson

: The Burns and Allen Show: Much-Married Countess

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Much-Married Countess


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: 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
(A BBC television film)


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

: Racing at Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Ascot Racecourse to see three of the principal events on the second day of the Ascot Heath September meeting.

3.30 The Gordon Carter Handicap
For three-year-olds and upwards over two miles

4.0 The Royal Lodge Stakes
For two-year-olds over the Old Mile

4.30 The Waterford Stakes
For two-year-olds over six furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the horses and riders in the Paddock before each race.

(to 16.35)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Harry Middleton

: Children's Television presents: Jumpers at School

Outside broadcast cameras visit Miserden in Gloucestershire, the home of Pat Smythe, Britain's famous horsewoman, to see how she 'schools' and trains horses.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.


Expert: Pat Smythe
Presenter: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television: Noah and his Ark

This is the film which won the Children's Film Award this summer, and some of the boys from Chandos County Secondary School, Nottingham, show you how they made it.


Presented by: Barbara Hammond

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Swimming: European Police Championships

The finals of some of the principal events in which police from nine European countries are competing.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
See page 9


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra

take you to Brazil-the land of Maxixe and the Samba with dances by Pierre and Lavelle, Jimmy Arnell and Jillian La Valette.
A mystery guest artist
Also Disc Jockeys: Sam Costa, Pete Murray, David Jacobs, Wilfrid Thomas


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Dancers: Pierre and Lavelle Dancer: Jimmy Arnell
Dancer: Jillian La Valette
Panellist: Sam Costa
Panellist: Pete Murray
Panellist: David Jacobs
Panellist: Wilfrid Thomas
Script: Gavin Blakeney
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Canadian Television Theatre: Ninety-Nine Times Round the Block

by Myron Galloway.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)


Writer: Myron Galloway
Producer: W. T. Kotcheff
Designer: Rudi Dorn
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Irene: Margaret Braidwood
Avery: Geoffrey Alexander
David: James Doohan
Dorothy: Lynne Gorman
Bill: Shane Rimmer

: The White Continent

The film record of an expedition by a combined team of Norwegian, British, and Swedish scientists to the Antarctic.

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Professional Tennis: The London Indoor International Championships

Outside broadcast cameras are at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, to see some of the world's best players in action during the doubles final.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Vanity Fair: Episode 6

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman
The action takes place at Joseph Sedley's house in Gillespie Street, London; in a gambling room: in the Sedleys' hotel; and in Becky's lodgings at Pumpernickel in Germany.
Time: 1828
Film sequences for 'Vanity Fair' made by the BBC Film Unit
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 1)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costume supervision: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervision: Tommy Manderson
Film Cameraman: Ray Densham
Film Editor: Alan Martin
George Osborne: Michael Caridia
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Joseph's butler: Graham Leaman
Major Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Amelia: Petra Davies
Becky: Joyce Redman
Croupier: Ernst Ullman

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