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: For the Schools: Mathematics: Shape Around Us: 4: Movement and Shape

Halley's Comet?; The Atom?; Territorial Waters?; Railway Engines?
What strange property have they all in common?
Introduced by Colin Ronan.
(Recording of last Monday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Colin Ronan
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a fillm-a a chyfie 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: Texture and Pattern

Textures and patterns can be an endless source of interest and delight not only to the artist and craftsman but to all of us.
Introduced by Donald Holms.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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)
(to 14.45)


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

: Children's Television presents: The Racoons' Picnic

In this film two boys go bathing and leave their picnic lunch on the sea-shore-but there are two little animals about. Who gets the picnic?

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 1: The Escape from the Nazis

The exciting Wartime Adventure
by C. E. Webber.
Based on the novel by Ian Serraillier.
(A BBC recording of the broadcast on November 24, 1957)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Based on the novel by: Ian Serraillier
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Joseph Balicki: Barry Letts
Magrit Balicki: Gwen Watford
Ruth Balicki: Pat Pleasance
Edek Balicki: Melvin Hayes
Bronia Balicki: Ingrid Sylvester
German Corporal: Shaw Taylor
Welfare Officer: Barbara Cavan
Factory Sentry: Garth Adams
Cook: John Bascombe
Black marketeer: Patrick Cargill
German Security Policeman: Alan Browning
Polish woman: Barbara Leslie

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars

A Telescope for Ten Shillings
You do not need a large and expensive telescope to take up astronomy as a hobby. James Muirden has made his own instrument, and Patrick Moore has asked him to show you how to do it.

Book Review
Patrick Moore tells you about soma recent astronomical books.

Today you hear about a new competition, in which you will be able to carry out some practical astronomy.
Competition entries should be sent to: 'Seeing Stars', [address removed]
Closing date: December 3


Item presenter (A Telescope for Ten Shillings): James Muirden
Item presenter (Book Review): Patrick Moore
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
Planting out wallflowers, polyanthus and winter-flowering pansies; Frost protection for hydrangeas; Winter storage of dahlia tubers and gladioli corms; Feeding winter-flowering chrysanthemums

The Northern Horticultural Society
Ken Lemmon outlines the work of the Society at the Harlow Carr Gardens and Trial Grounds, Harrogate and Geoffrey Smith discusses new varieties and propagation techniques of Michaelmas Daisies.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (The Northern Horticultural Society): Ken Lemmon
Item presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
This week, Rory McEwen and Alex McEwen and further reports from Alan Whicker on his journey round the world.


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

: News Summary

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's telerecording:
Perry Como welcomes
Star Guests:
The Everly Brothers, Ann Sheridan, Ray W. Alston
with The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers.
Written by Goodman Ace, Morton Green and George Foster and Jay Burton.


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Singers/guests: The Everly Brothers
Guest: Ann Sheridan
Comedian/guest: Ray W. Alston
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis Da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Morton Green
Writer: George Foster
Writer: Jay Burton
Edited for BBC television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Ron Spillane

: The Sky Larks: 15: Mink Afloat

Written by Gavin Blakeney and Anthony Steven.
Adventures and mis-adventures of a Naval Helicopter Crew.
(The BBC acknowledges with gratitude the co-operation of the Captains, Officers and Crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Cavendish, Albion, and the Lee-on-Solent, Culdrose and Hal-Far, Malta, R.N. Air Stations)


Writer: Gavin Blakeney
Writer: Anthony Steven
Based on an idea by/Producer: John Warrington
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lieut Gilmore, R.N.: Anton Rodgers
Lieut Stannard R.N.: Robert Chetwyn
L/A S.E.I.A. Copper: Roland Curram
Radio Communications Operator (Air) N. Reynolds: John Southworth
Captain Crocker-Dobson, D.S.O., R.N.: William Mervyn
Commander Morris D.S.C., R.N.: Frank Shelley
L/A Brimer: Malcolm Webster
L/A Hancocks: Lawrence James
Mr Grant: Cameron Hall
Bolt: Kenneth Henry
Admiral Jeffries: Llewellyn Rees

: Hall of Fame: The Steve Donoghue Story

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Film showing 'Steve' in his most famous races on 'Captain Cuttle', 'Papyrus', 'Manna', and 'Exhibitionist'.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Jockey: Steve Donoghue
Devised by: Paul Fox
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Champion Road: Episode 6

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 Tollerton Clough, and the adjoining town of Newton, Lancashire. Time: 1938-1941.


Author: Frank Tilsley
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Hal Burton
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Steven Briggs: Bryan Hulme
Nellie Briggs: Anna Turner
Janet Pemberton: Jennifer Wilson
Jonathan Briggs: William Lucas
A.J. Clough: John Paul
Grandma Pilling: Nan Marriott-Watson
Miss Doubleday: Brenda Cowling
A girl: Judy Bloom

: Passport

Richard and Dilys Dimbleby borrow your Passport for a holiday journey to The Bernese Oberland.
The first of three films to help you choose your holiday abroad.
Filmed for the BBC by Puritan Films
See facing page

A distinguished visitor with Richard Dimbleby in the Bernese Oberland
Each year more and more people take their holidays abroad, and before doing so spend much time reading brochures and guide-books, trying to decide where to go. It is to help them that the Passport series has been planned. In the first edition tonight Richard and Dilys Dimbleby will be seen visiting the beautiful Bernese Oberland in Switzerland for a winter-sports holiday. The programme will include many aspects of such a holiday - the ski-ing, the cable and rack railways up mountains, the food, and the opinions of other visitors, including one very famous holidaymaker.
Brittany and Portugal will be visited in later editions of Passport to be seen in the New Year when people will be planning their summer holidays for 1959.


Presenter/producer: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Dilys Dimbleby
Photographed by: Arthur Wooster
Director: Godfrey Jennison

: News

: Lions' Den

Gilbert Harding meets The Welsh Lord's Day Observance Society
At Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Cardiff


Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Devised and produced by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Phil Silvers Show: Revolutionary War

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

A box of relics inherited from his ancestor on Washington's staff gives Bilko delusions of military grandeur. He is less keen on becoming an officer when he finds out the facts from the Major's diary.

Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see 'View of the South West' - a weekly magazine-from 10.45-11.10


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Personal Playhouse: Today is Friday

by Grant Williams.
In which Bernard Braden is seen in the main role and heard as all the other characters presents tonight...
(Produced on film by Henry Caldwell Productions Ltd.)


Author: Grant Williams
[Actor]: Bernard Braden

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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