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: For the Schools: Mathematics: Looking at Numbers

Philip McAllen introduces the first in a series of programmes about statistics, and the people who collect and interpret them.
(A BBC recording of last Monday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Philip McAllen
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 Your Eyes: A.B.C.

This programme shows how lettering in its everyday uses may be dramatic and decorative as well as informative.
Introduced by Colin Forbes.


Presenter: Colin Forbes
Producer: Peggy Broadhead

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting

2.45 The Becher Steeplechase
for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles and about five furlongs of the Grand National Course

3.15 The Liverpool Autumn Cup
for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 170 yards

3.45 The Stewards' Handicap
for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs

Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Peter Bromley with Clive Graham in the paddock


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: 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 16.10)


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

: Children's Television presents: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: Children's Television: Out of Doors

Bruce Campbell introduces

The Month of November
What to look for and how to find it.

The Countryside Beneath
What makes hills and valleys? What lies hidden in the rocks below your feet? Emlyn Evans uses a hammer to find buried treasure.

Beachcombing and Birding
Tony Soper spends a day by the sea searching the beach and mud-flats with the help of his camera.
From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (The Countryside Beneath): Emlyn Evans
Filmmaker (Beachcombing and Birding): Tony Soper
Producer: Winwood Reade

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 4: The Return of Edek

by C. E. Webber.
The exciting wartime adventure
Based on the novel by Ian Serraillier.
(A BBC recording of the broadcast on December 15, 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
Ruth Balicki: Pat Pleasance
Bronia Balicki: Ingrid Sylvester
Jan: Frazer Hines
Camp Secretary: Nigel Arkwright
Doctor: Carl Bernard
Edek Balicki: Melvyn Hayes
First boy: Alaric Cotter
Nurse: Sally Travers
Cook: Bruce Stewart
Second boy: Leonard Cracknell
Third boy: Maurice Bennis
Fourth boy: Terry Cooke
Lady Welfare officer: Enid Lindsey

: 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: Fruit

Pruning an old apple tree; Peach and Morello cherry fan-trained for the small garden
Planting new blackcurrant, gooseberry, and raspberry shown by Percy Thrower.
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: Donald Baverstock

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording
Perry Como welcomes Star Guests
Ralph Bellamy, Eydie Gorme, Robin Luke Gretchen Wyler, Jule Styne
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
Guest: Ralph Bellamy
Singer/guest: Eydie Gorme
Singer/guest: Robin Luke
Guest: Gretchen Wyler
Guest: Jule Styne
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: Richard Barclay

: It's Magic

David Nixon says 'It's Magic' and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Jac Olten, Ken Brooke, Sheila Holt, Bette Shawe, Michael Darbyshire and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Manipulator: Jac Olten
Magician: Ken Brooke
Dancer: Sheila Holt
Dancer: Bette Shawe
Performer: Michael Darbyshire
Dance arranged by: Sheila Holt
Dance arranged by: Tom Gillis
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Settings: Audley Southcott
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Hall of Fame

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Tonight: Nel Tarleton
See the former British Feather-weight Champion, Nel Tarleton, known to all Merseyside as 'Nella', in some of his greatest fights.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Subject: Nel Tarleton
Devised by: Paul Fox
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Our Mutual Friend: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for television in twelve parts by Freda Lingstrom
See page 3


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Freda Lingstrom
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
John Harmon: Paul Daneman
First sailor: Allan Mitchell
Second sailor: Terence Brook
Radfoot: Brian Worth
Mrs. Wilfer: Daphne Newton
Miss Bella Wilfer: Zena Walker
Reginald Wilfer: George Howe
Miss Lavinia Wilfer: Jill Dixon
George Sampson: Bruce Gordon
'Rogue' Riderhood: Richard Leech
Pleasant Riderhood: Dorothy Gordon
Others taking part: Richard Aylen
Others taking part: Ronald Elms
Others taking part: Kenneth Earle
Others taking part: Norman Morris

: Joe the Chainsmith

The work and play of a Black Country Man
The industrial Black Country has always been a stronghold of character, hard work, and rugged amusements.
Typical of it is Joe Mallen, foreman of a team which hand-forges heavy iron chain-the traditional craft of Cradley Heath, Staffordshire.
Local advice from Phil Drabble.
Music played by John Cole (harmonica), James Beaumont (drums)
Written and produced by Philip Donnellan


Subject: Joe Mallen
Speaker: Phil Drabble
Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Cameraman: Mike Williams
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Harmonicist: John Cole
Drummer: James Beaumont
Writer/producer: Philip Donnellan

: Who Goes Home?

On Fridays the House of Commons rises early for the weekend. This gives Members of Parliament a chance to visit their constituencies and to meet the people they represent, to hear their problems and to answer their questions.
Simon Mahon, M.P. Member (Labour) for Bootle, John Woollam, M.P. Member (Conservative) for Liverpool, West Derby answer questions put to them without notice by some of their constituents in the BBC's North of England studios.
John Beavan is in the chair


Panellist: Simon Mahon
Panellist: John Woollam
Chairman: John Beavan
Producer: John Grist

: The Phil Silvers Show: War Games

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko is to be the best man at a wedding but is ordered to give the new recruits their basic training. He is more than lucky to get away with both assignments.

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: The Two of Us

by Norman Blake.
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: Norman Blake
[Actor]: Bernard Braden

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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