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: For the Schools: Mathematics: Shape Around Us: 1: Measurement

What is a royal cubit? Why are there so many measuring instruments and units? Can the trans-antarctic explorer really measure the distance he has travelled? Colin Ronan answers these questions and shows why measurement helps us to understand shape around us.
(Telerecording of last Monday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Colin Ronan
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Using Our Eyes: Have You a Seeing Eye?

The opening programme of a new series is about the difference between looking and seeing, and the ways in which artists express what they see and imagine.
Introduced by Donald Holms.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)
(to 14.45)


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 cover some of the principal races on the second day of the meeting.

3.30 Gordon Carter Handicap over two miles

4.0 Royal Lodge Stakes over one mile

4.30 Waterford Stakes over six furlongs

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

(to 16.40)


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Pauline Tooth.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Pauline Tooth

: Children's Television: Treasure Island: 5: The Stockade

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adaptation by Joy Harington
[Starring] Bernard Miles
with Valentine Dyall and Richard Palmer

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 27, 1957)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adaptation: Joy Harington
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Fight arranged by: Terry Baker
Special Effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film Sequences - Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Sequences - Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Captain Smollett: Derek Birch
Dr. Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Abe Gray: Roy Dotrice
Hunter: Barry MacGregor
Joyce: Noel Davis
Redruth: Howell Davies
Jim Hawkins: Richard Palmer
Long John Silver: Bernard Miles
Merry: Bruce Stewart
Dick: Richard Coe
Job Anderson: Colin Douglas
Harry: Michael Collins
Johnny: Harry Lane
Israel Hands: Douglas Blackwell
O'Brien: Robert Mooney
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Hedger Wallace

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars: The Sun in its Splendour

What keeps the sun shining? - and why do we see dark spots on its face?
Patrick Moore tells you about these problems, and Colin Ronan shows some film of explosions on the sun.
On the roof of the BBC studios, Roger Floyd, of the Junior Astronomical Society, is ready with a telescope to show you the sunspots themselves if the sky is clear.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Colin Ronan
Item presenter: Roger Floyd
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: Weather and News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Gardening Club

Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse shown by Percy Thrower.
Fuchsias: Some favourite varieties, and increasing: stock by cuttings
Bulbs in Bowls for Spring: Planting crocus conns and small bulbs
Gladioli: Lifting and drying corms
Chrysanthemums: Bringing inside late-Flowering varieties
Winter Storage: Potatoes, marrows, and outdoor tomatoes
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: The Charlie Chester Show

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Presenter/comedian: Charlie Chester

: The Sky Larks: 12: Free Beer

Written by Trevor Peacock and Gavin Blakeney
The adventures and mis-adventures of a Naval Helicopter Crew.

(The BBC acknowledges with gratitude the efficient and light-hearted co-operation of the captains, officers and crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Albion, Cavendish and Lee-on-Solent, Culdrose and Hal-Far, Malta, R.N Air Stations)


Writer: Trevor Peacock
Writer: Gavin Blakeney
Based on an idea by/Producer: John Warrington
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Lt. Gilmore, R.N.: Anton Rodgers
L/A S.E.I.A. Copper: Roland Curram
Radio Communications Operator (Air) N. Reynolds: John Southworth
L/A Hancocks: Lawrence James
L/A Brimer: Malcolm Webster
A.B. Rowberry: Michael Segal
Rose: Elizabeth Fraser
Mr. Paterson: Brian Hayes
First soldier: Bruce Wightman
Second soldier: Rex Robinson

: Professional Tennis and International Athletics

London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships
Four of the world's best players in action during the Doubles Final.
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley

England v. Finland
First day of the match organised by the Amateur Athletic Association in conjunction with the News of the World.
From the White City Stadium, London


Commentator (London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships): Dan Maskell
Interviewer (London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships): Michael Henderson
Presented for television by (London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships): Peter Webber
Commentator (England v. Finland): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (England v. Finland): Max Robertson

: Champion Road: Episode 3

The novel by Frank Tilsley
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by Constance Cox
[Starring] William Lucas, Anna Turner

The action takes place in the village of Tolterton Clough and the adjoining town of Newton, Lancashire. Time: 1919.


Author: Frank Tilsley
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Hal Burton
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Nellie Briggs: Anna Turner
Jonathan Briggs: William Lucas
Raymond Kempshaw: Peter Bryant
Abe Duckworth: George A. Cooper
Mrs. Barlow: Bee Duffell
Housekeeper: Winifred Hill
Betty Gray: Prunella Scales
Fred Pennington: Brian Rawlinson

: Professional Tennis

Return to the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, for further play.

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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