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: For the Schools: Mathematics: Circles and Symbols

Statistics sometimes seem to be a mass of unrelated facts and figures. Today Philip McAllen introduces the second programme in a series about statistics, the people who collect and interpret them, and the diagrams that are used to show conclusions.
(BBC recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(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 Our Eyes: The Artist at Work: 1: Drawing and Painting

Introduced by Michael Ayrton.


Presenter: Michael Ayrton
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC television film)

: Racing at Cheltenham

3.0 The Mickleton Handicap Steeplechase over two miles and a half

3.30 The Southern Handicap Hurdle Race over two miles and 125 yards

Peter Bromley identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.
Tony Preston gives racing results.
Order of racing is subject to alteration
(to 15.40 app.)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Peter Bromley
Results reader: Tony Preston
Presented for television by: David Martin

: Children's Television presents: Junior Rodeo Daredevils

The boys of a town in the West of America play at cowboys. In this film you can see how an old cowhand organises a real rodeo for them.

: Children's Television: The Silver Sword: 5: Jan in Trouble

by C.E. Webber.
The exciting wartime adventure
Based on the novel by Ian Serraillier.


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
Edek Balicki: Melvyn Hayes
Bronia Balicki: Ingrid Sylvester
Jan: Frazer Hines
American Frontier Guard: Reed de Rouen
Corporal: Johnson: Robert Mackenzie
Captain Greenwood: Gordon Tanner
Lieutenant James: Alan Tilvern
First American soldier: Richard Carpenter
Second American soldier: Burnell Tucker
Polish boy: Roy Hines

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars: The Red Planet

Mars is a strange world; with its deserts, its icy poles, and its two dwarf moons it is quite unlike our own Earth. At present it is better placed for observation than will be the case for the next ten years; Patrick Moore tells you what to look for-and what astronomers hope to find out during the next few weeks.
This month's guest is Philip Syrett, who tells you the sort of answer that has so far been found to the fascinating question-'Is there life on Mars?'.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Philip Syrett
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

The National Rose Society
Film at the Trial Grounds, St. Albans of Ernest Baines (Superintendent) and his staff
Pruning rambler roses; Digging new beds; Planting new bushes; Showing new roses in bloom
Percy Thrower introduces and shows seasonal garden and greenhouse work.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Subject (The National Rose Society): Ernest Baines
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, 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

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes star guests David Wayne, Lena Horne, Janice Paige, Jimmy McHugh.
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: David Wayne
Singer: Lena Horne
Guest: Janice Paige
Guest: Jimmy McHugh
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 Fred Kaps, Joe Stuthard, Sheila Holt and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Fred Kaps
Magician: Joe Stuthard
Assistant/dancer/dance arranged by: Sheila Holt
Dance arranged by: Tom Gillis
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Hall of Fame

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Captain George Eyston
The story of one of Britain's most famous speed kings.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Racing driver/subject: Captain George Eyston
Devised by: Paul Fox
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Our Mutual Friend: Episode 2

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in twelve episodes by Freda Lingstrom.

In which 'Society' takes a hand and a waterman is suspected of murder.

(David McCallum appears by arrangement with the Rank Organisation)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted for television by: Freda Lingstrom
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
'Gaffer' Hexam: Julian Somers
Lizzie Hexam: Rachel Roberts
'Rogue' Riderhood: Richard Leech
Charley Hexam: Melvyn Hayes
Mortimer Lightwood: Basil Henson
Eugene Wrayburn: David McCallum
Mrs Anastatia Veneering: Barbara Lott
Mr Hamilton Veneering: Keith Banks
Mr John Podsnap: Raymond Rollett
Mrs Podsnap: Miriam Raymond
Georgiana Podsnap: Olive McFarland
Julius Handford: Paul Daneman
Mr Inspector: William Mervyn
Miss Abbey Potterson: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Bob Gliddery: Henry Soskin
Others taking part: Con Courtney
Others taking part: Alan Darling
Others taking part: Alec Foster
Others taking part: Tom Gerard
Others taking part: David Grahame
Others taking part: David Griffiths
Others taking part: Harry Gunn
Others taking part: Yvonne Hills
Others taking part: Meriel Hunn
Others taking part: Raf Jovey
Others taking part: Peter Lewiston
Others taking part: George McGrath
Others taking part: Brian Moorehead
Others taking part: Roger Ostime
Others taking part: Hilary Sesta

: Second Inquiry: 1: A Question of Colour

Robert Reid makes a Second Inquiry into some of Britain's social problems in 1958.
Made in Birmingham by the BBC's Midland film unit


Presenter: Robert Reid
Photographed by: Roy Fogwell
Editor: E. F. Le Lorrain
Producer: David Martin

: 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.
James Hoy, M.P. Member (Labour) for Edinburgh, Leith and Michael Hutchison, M.P.
Member (Conservative) for Edinburgh, South answer questions put to them without notice by some of their constituents.
John Beavan is in the chair


Panellist: James Hoy
Panellist: Michael Hutchison
Chairman: John Beavan
Producer: John Grist

: The Phil Silvers Show: Dinner at Sowici's

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

To Bilko's alarm his girl-friend becomes marriage-minded. He thinks he can put her off by introducing her to the Sowicis. They rise to the occasion, but not in the way he expects.

(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

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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