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: For the Schools: How Your Body Works: 4: Food and Why You Eat It

What's for dinner? Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and two vegetables followed by apple pie? Or a slice of high grade protein, some carbohydrate together with a little fat, and various vitamins with mineral salts thrown in for good measure? Whichever way you look at it a well-balanced diet is essential for the maintenance of a healthy body. In today's programme Professor W. S. Bullough talks about what food you eat and why you eat it.
(A BBC recording of the broadcast on October 15)
(to 11.50)


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'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: First Years at Work: 6: Light Factory Work for Girls

Peter West visits three different factories with BBC film cameras and talks to some of the workers he meets.
(A BBC recording of the broadcast on October 21)


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film cameraman: Jimmy Gemmell
Film editor: Jack Ellitt
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Mainly for Women

Fashion and Beauty
Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Pat Bowden, Mary Charles, Beryl Gray, Maureen O'Leary.

Fashion in Comfort
Casual clothes from day into evening for the average, tall, and larger figures.

Facing the Winter
The new season's make-up.

A shop window of the latest ideas and accessories.

Hand in Glove
For town and country

Right for the Occasion
If you visit friends or relatives in the country for the weekend, what are you going to wear?

3.15 Collectors' Club
Peter Philp discusses lustre ware with the Rev. Dewi Davies who has collected it as a hobby for many years.
(A BBC recording)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Pat Bowden
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Mary Charles
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Maureen O'Leary
Continuity and commentary written by (Fashion and Beauty): B. D. Chapman
Arranged by (Fashion and Beauty): Iris Furlong
Producer (Fashion and Beauty): Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Collectors' Club): Peter Philp
Guest (Collectors' Club): The Rev. Dewi Davies

: Children's Television: Clocks and Blocks

BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents
A Rubovian Legend
Written and produced by Gordon Murray.

(Derek Nimmo is appearing in 'Duel of Angels' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Writer/producer/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppet-players: Violet Lamb
Puppet-players: Audrey Atterbury
Puppet-players: Bob Bura
Puppet-players: John Hardwick
Puppet-players: Roy Skelton
Puppet-players: James Beattie
Puppet-players: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: The Tower of London

Wynford Vaughan Thomas visits the oldest fortress, palace, and prison in Europe and is joined by Sir James Mann, Keeper of the Armouries.
Film sequences by a unit of Nord- und Westdeutscher
Rundfunkverband Fernsehen

(A specially edited BBC recording of an outside broadcast transmitted in West Germany via the Eurovision link on September 16)


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Guest: Sir James Mann
Producer: Robert Gunnell

: 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

: Short Cuts: Tables and Table Tops

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
(A BBC recording)


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

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


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

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Lumley: John Stirling
Parker: David Langford
School Inspector: Eric Dodson
R.P. Trench, M.A.: Peter Glaze
L.J. Haliforth, B.SC: Edwin Apps
G. Perkins (Geography): Michael Stainton
R. Palmer (History): John Lewis

: Billy Smart's Circus

The Guv'nor, Billy Smart celebrates fifty years as a showman.
Where once he turned the handle of a roundabout he has raised the biggest
Big Top in Europe.
Tonight friends and artists from far and wide have been invited to his Anniversary Show at Slough which includes:
The Elephant Haute-Ecole, Reco and May, The Four Jungoves, Fle Ming's Sea Lions
and An Aerial Fantasy presenting
The Four Girls in the Moon, Alma Piaia, The Three Peters, Duo Dominici
Your hostess, Kay Smart
The Circus Band
See page 11


Presented by (The Elephant Haute-Ecole): Billy Smart, Jnr.
Entertainers: Reco and May
Balancing act: The Four Jungoves
Entertainers: The Four Girls in the Moon
Aerialist: Alma Piaia
Performers: The Three Peters
Balancers: Duo Dominici
Equestrian: director, Chris Christian
Hostess: Kay Smart
Circus direction: Ronnie Smart
Circus direction: David Smart
Musicians: The Circus Band
Director: Jack Morgan
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The State Opening of Parliament

A recording of this morning's BBC Television Outside Broadcast.
See page 3

: Eye on Research: 5: The Six Parameters of PAT

A machine that talks... the story of the collaboration between electronics engineers and phoneticians in the development of a new research tool in the study of speech with Walter Lawrence, Signals Research Development Establishment, Christchurch;
David Abercrombie, Reader in Phonetics, Edinburgh University and members of his Department.
See page 7


Presenter: Walter Lawrence
Presenter: David Abercrombie
Research and treatment: G. Rattray Taylor
Producer: Alan Rees
Series edited by: Aubrey E. Singer

: Better Late!

A light entertainment.
Introduced by Duncan Macrae.
(Secretary, Miss P. Clements)
The Company:
Patricia Raine, Jimmy Thompson, April Olrich, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Joan Pethers, Rita Cameron, Salvatore Pantalone, John Howard, Katharine Feather, Teddy Green, Una Stubbs, Richard Garner
The Palette Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)
Directed by Eric Robinson


Presenter: Duncan Macrae
Performer: Patricia Raine
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: April Olrich
Performer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Performer: Joan Pethers
Performer: Rita Cameron
Performer: Salvatore Pantalone
Performer: John Howard
Performer: Katharine Feather
Performer: Teddy Green
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Richard Garner
Words and music: Cole Porter
Words and music: Mischa Spoliansky
Words and music: Cliff Gordon
Words and music: Donald Cotton
Words and music: Richard Waring
Words and music: Francis Essex
Words and music: Nicholas Phipps
Words and music: Geoffrey Wright
Words and music: Kenneth Hoare
Musicians: The Palette Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Musical numbers staged by: John Heawood
Producer: Michael Mills

: Personal Playhouse: There Was this Koala Bear

by Arnold Watt.
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.)


Writer: Arnold Watt
[Actor]: Bernard Braden

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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