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: For the Schools: How Your Body Works: 6: The Body's Transport System: 2: The Blood and Its Uses

Blood donors will know that the National Blood Transfusion Service has been instrumental in saving countless lives. This important work is illustrated in today's programme. Blood not only transports food and oxygen and other chemicals to all parts of our body, but it is our main defence system against invading disease germs.
(BBC recording of last Wednesday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Producer: F.R. Elwell

: 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: First Years at Work: 8: Some Jobs in Hotel and Catering

Peter West visits some kitchens and talks to young people who are making cooking their career.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film cameraman: W. Munn
Film editor: Jack Ellitt
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young

(BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Molly Hargrave, Rosemary MacRobert, Marjorie Bruce-Milne, Roger Diplock
In the chair, Ruth Drew

3.15 Report from Paris
Michel Saint-Denis and F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas, G.C., M.C. in London interview guests in the Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise studios in Paris.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Molly Hargrave
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Rosemary MacRobert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Marjorie Bruce-Milne
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Roger Diplock
Chairman (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Producer (Domestic Forum): Ann Shead
Interviewer (Report from Paris): Michel Saint-Denis
Interviewer (Report from Paris): F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas

: Children's Television presents: The Mad O'Haras: Episode 2: The Castle

by Patricia Lynch.
Adapted by Pamela Brown.
(Sean Barrett appears by permission of Ealing M.G.M. Artists Ltd.)
See page 5


Author: Patricia Lynch
Adapted by: Pamela Brown
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Richard West
Grania O'Hara: Jacqueline Ryan
Desmond Burke: Sean Barrett
Brigid Hanlon: Rosemary Scott
Christie Hanlon: Hamilton Dyce
Sally Hanlon: Jill Hyem
Norrie Hanlon: Pat Pleasance
Mrs O'Hara: Gladys Young
Phil O'Hara: James Neylin
Jer O'Hara: John Hussey
Terry O'Hara: John Colin
Judy O'Hara: Diana Lambert
Eily O'Hara: Pauline Letts

: Children's Television: Netball

A film in which Rena Stratford and the England team help you to improve your game.
Written and directed by Bill Latto.
(Postponed from October 10)


Coach: Rena Stratford
Film editor: Stella Smallwood
Written and directed by: Bill Latto

: Children's Television: Stone, Paper, Scissors

Do you play this Chinese game? In this film you can see Li Shiu Ming, a Chinese boy, and his friends at play and at work in the village of Kwan Shin.


Subject: Li Shiu Ming

: 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

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Fires and fireplaces
Repairs and renovations


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

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


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

: Charlie Drake: The Patriotic Singer

Written by Dave Freeman and Charlie Drake.
The first of a new series of weekly adventures
with Geoffrey Sumner, Peter Haigh, Gerard Heinz, Harry Towb, Ewen MacDuff, Jack Cunningham, Colin Croft, Peter Sugden, Ian Parsons, David Butler, The George Mitchell Singers


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Charlie Drake
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Geoffrey Sumner
[Actor]: Peter Haigh
[Actor]: Gerard Heinz
[Actor]: Harry Towb
[Actor]: Ewen MacDuff
[Actor]: Jack Cunningham
[Actor]: Colin Croft
[Actor]: Peter Sugden
[Actor]: Ian Parsons
[Actor]: David Butler

: Air Mail from Cyprus

by Willis Hall.
[Starring] Hermione Baddeley with Doreen Aris
From the BBC's Midland television studios
See page 5


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Charles Carroll
Mrs Sarah Hodgson: Hermione Baddeley
Mary Hodgson: Doreen Aris
John Simons: Brian Smith
Ticket Collector: Philip Garston-Jones
Waitress: Mary Chester
Second waitress: Victoria Morris

: Moira Lister tells a Story: The Standard of Living

by Dorothy Parker.
(A film)


Storyteller: Moira Lister
Author: Dorothy Parker

: The Inheritors: West Africa: Part 2

In tonight's programme, the second in a series of seven dealing with British influence in the Commonwealth, Aidan Crawley looks at the effects of our rule on the peoples of West Africa and tackles the question whether or not they are ready for independence.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Editor: Ian Callaway
Sound: Maurice Everitt
Sound: Bob Saunders
Photography: Peter Sargent
Production: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Tomorrow Is Ours

Presented by The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod, M.P.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party


Presenter: The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod

: Better Late!

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


Presenter: Duncan Macrae
Performer: Patricia Raine
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: April Olrich
Performer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Performer: Joan Pethers
Performer: Salvatore Pantalone
Performer: Rita Cameron
Performer: John Howard
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Teddy Green
Performer: Katharine Feather
Performer: Richard Garner
Words and Music: Donald Cotton
Words and Music: Cliff Gordon
Words and Music: Ken Hoare
Words and Music: Cyril Ornadel
Musicians: The Palette Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical numbers staged by: John Heawood
Producer: Michael Mills

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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