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: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Ceylon

Introduced by Lorraine Abeysekera.


Presenter: Lorraine Abeysekera
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television Film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Health and the Family: 5: Digesting Food

Isobel Barnett interviews a physician with special knowledge of digestive disorders, and the Nutritional Adviser to King Edward's Hospital Fund for London gives practical advice on diet.
(to 15.15)


Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Interviewee: A physician [name uncredited]
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: The Borneo Story: 3: People of the Tinjar River

Told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
A series of films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.
(Previously televised on October 13)


Narrator: Hugh Gibb
Narrator: Tom Harrisson
Presented by: James McCloy

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

An animated cartoon.
Written and drawn by John Ryan.
Commentary by Noel Coleman


Writer/Artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Noel Coleman

: Children's Television: On the Map

Sam Williams shows you the completed map of the British Isles, that has been built up with your own models.


Presenter: Sam Williams

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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: Maxine Daniels, Rory McEwen


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

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Judge has a Headache

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film "The Judge has a Headache"

Gracie's parking troubles land the Mortens, Harry von Zell and George in jail.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
See page 5


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Matron: Elizabeth Fraser
Taplow: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmasters: Philip Howard
Schoolmasters: John Scott

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Seeds of Power

A new play by Arthur Hailey.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)

Tonight's play is by Arthur Hailey, who wrote those two spellbinders Flight into Danger and Course for Collision. It is set in India in the present day, and provides something of a postscript to the recent series of Sunday-night plays The English Family Robinson. It shows a group of Canadian scientists working side by side with their Indian colleagues in building a new atomic energy plant which will, when in operation, provide the power for the pumps which bring water to a large area threatened by drought. But the scientists are having trouble in meeting their production date. Odd things happen, and the atomic reactor's trial run is continually being postponed. As the play opens, another attempt is being made to carry out the trial run. If this should fail, there can be only one explanation....


Writer: Arthur Hailey
Designer: Rudi Dorn
Producer: Paul Almonds
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Nell MacFayden: Murray Westgate
Chuck Shearing: Bernard Slade
Dr. Howard Gibson: John Drainie
Suraj Surabhai: Lloyd Bochner
Arjun Ghanshyam: Robert Walker
Laura Gibson: Katherine Blake
Kundaswami: Gilly Fenwick
Julian Shaw: Patrick McNee
Lieut Kirpal Singh: Leonard White
Evelyn MacFayden: Sandra Scott
Maxine Shearing: Jill Foster
Kamala/Other parts played by: Parvathi Basrur
Ira/Other parts played by: Reba Bash
Mohammed/Other parts played by: Ian Hewitson
Other parts played by: Louis Negan
Other parts played by: John Grima
Other parts played by: Brendan Dillon
Other parts played by: Stephen Lord

: Boxing: Wales v. Belgium

(See above)

International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Belgium

From Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Arthur Williams

: Face to Face: An Encounter

Many of life's misunderstandings could be cleared up by a face-to-face meeting between those who labour under them and those who have some of the answers. In this programme a Bishop confronts four people of very different ages and occupations, who have pointed questions to ask about the impact of the Church on the life of today.
The Rt. Rev. Leonard Wilson, Bishop of Birmingham is questioned by a schoolgirl, a medical student, a works manager, a trade union official.
Introduced by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: William Purcell
Guest: The Rt. Rev. Leonard Wilson
Questioner: A schoolgirl [name uncredited]
Questioner: A medical student [name uncredited]
Questioner: A works manager [name uncredited]
Questioner: A trade union official [name uncredited]
Director: Philip Lewis

: Meet Jeanne Heal

A fortnightly series in which Jeanne Heal talks to her visitors on a topic of her choice.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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