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: Schools Tuning Signal

2.5 For the Schools: Young People at Work: 9 - Retail Selling
Trainees in three different branches of retail setting-a departmental store, a grocery
store, and a village shop-demonstrate their jobs and talk about their prospects and opportunities.
Introduced by Betty Lait.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Our Miss Pemberton: 8: Parting
Written by Sheila Hodgson
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Barry Hale: John Symonds
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent

: Children's Television presents: Sea and Ships: Sailing the Mayflower: Part 2

In which Alan Villiers introduces his own film.

A fortnight ago Alan Villiers, Captain of Mayflower II, the Brixham-built replica of the seventeenth-century ship, showed viewers the first part of his own film of the voyage.
Today he completes his account and shows the remainder of the trip, including the arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and New York.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/Filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Film Editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Children's Television: Mountain Holiday

A trip around the mountains with songs and music.
with Bronwen Jones and Gerard Hely.


Devised by/producer: Richard West
Pianist: Bronwen Jones
Singer: Gerard Hely

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars

Patrick Moore shows you how to find your way round the sky and sets a star-finding competition.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: News Headlines

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week, Joan Heal, Rory McEwen
(Joan Heal is appearing in "Grab Me a Gondola" at the Lyric Theatre, London)


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

: Be Soon

Hylda Baker says Be Soon and invites you to meet her friends and neighbours including Guy Middleton, Glenn Melvin and Cynthia.
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Scriptwriter: Eddie Maguire
Producer: Barney Colehan
Hylda: Hylda Baker
Cynthia: Guy Middleton
[Actor]: Glenn Melvin

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Les Andreano, Alan Shaxon and Anne, Sheila Holt and Tom Gillis and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Les Andreano
Magicians: Alan Shaxon and Anne
Dancer/Dance arranged by: Sheila Holt
Dancer/Dance arranged by: Tom Gillis
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley

In which Smike has the bad luck to meet Mr. Squeers and the good luck to meet John Browdie; and in which Ralph enlists the help of Messrs. Squeers and Snawley to bring about the downfall of Nicholas.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Producer: Douglas Allen
Tim Linkinwater: Bartlett Mullins
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Mr. Charles Cheeryble: George Howe
Madeline Bray: Marilyn James
Mr. Ned Cheeryble: Roddy Hughes
Smike: Brian Peck
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Master Wackford Squeers: Keith Davis
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
John Browdie: Brian Rawlinson
Fanny Squeers: Rosalind Knight
Mrs. Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Mr. Snawley: Roy Hepworth

: First Hand: The Finest Hour

Peter West recalls the excitements and tensions of the summer of 1940, when German invasion plans were at their most threatening. Eye-witness contributors include: Peter Fleming, Major-General A.J.H. Dove, C.B. and General Gunter Blumentritt
Films and photographs from both British and German sources are also shown.
See page 4


Presenter: Peter West
Interviewee: Peter Fleming
Interviewee: Major-General A.J.H. Dove, C.B.
Interviewee: General Gunter Blumentritt
Film Editor: Leslie Robertson
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Star Choice presents: The Enemies

[Starring] Joseph Cotten
with Gabby Rodgers, Royal Dano and Josephine Hutchinson.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Private Harris: Joseph Cotten
Catherine: Gabby Rodgers
Confederate Deserter: Royal Dano
Mother: Josephine Hutchinson

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Europe - Friend or Foe?

In tonight's film Aidan Crawley investigates what the signing of the Common Market Treaty will mean to Europe, and how it will affect the people of this country.
(Previously televised on Sept. 12)


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Film cameraman: Maurice Ford
Editor: Alan Martin
Sound recordist: Derek Taylor
Sound recordist: Reg Crawley
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: News Summary

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