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: For the Schools: Mammals in Britain: 1: Introducing Mammals

by John Sankey.
The wild animals that live in Britain belong to seven main groups. This first programme of the new series describes not only the main features of mammals but also some ways of recognising the different British groups.
This series will also show how mammals like badgers, squirrels, seals, and bats may be specially adapted to different ways of living.
(Recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Sankey
Producer: Eric Simms

: 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: Using Our Eyes: Making and Shaping: Wood

Introduced by John Berger.
In the first five programmes this term you see skilled craftsmen making and shaping wood, clay, metal, glass, and leather. In this first programme, a pattern maker shows stages in making a pattern for a wheel and some of the steps in guitar-making are seen.


Presenter: John Berger
Presented by: Margaret Ross Williamson

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC television film)
(to 14.45)

: Children's Television presents: Tumbarumba

Shirley Abicair who tells a story of Tumbarumba.


Storyteller: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: The Black Arrow: 3: The Room over the Chapel

by R. L. Stevenson.
Adapted by John Blatchley in six episodes.
(BBC recording of the broadcast on February 2, 1958)


Author: R. L. Stevenson
Adapter: John Blatchley
Producer: Naomi Capon
Fights arranged by: Patrick Crean
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Goody Hatch: Joyce Marlow
Clipsby: Alan Edwards
Bennett Hatch: Alan Dobie
Seldon: Ralph Nossek
Richard Shelton: Patrick Blackwell
Sir Daniel Brackley: Barry Letts
Hugh the Ferryman: Colin Douglas
Lawless: Patrick Wymark
Ellis Duckworth: Patrick Crean
Sir Oliver Oates: Peter Sallis
Joanna Sedley: Ann Dickins

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars

The January Sky
The two brilliant planets, Venus and Mars, are now visible in the evening. Patrick Moore tells you about them and some easily found winter stars. Roger Griffin describes the beautiful star-cluster known as the Pleiades, or 'Seven Sisters'. If you have made a telescope, how many extra 'sisters' can you find?

Book Review
Patrick Moore tells you about some new astronomical books.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Roger Griffin
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 including Chitting seed potatoes; Taking chrysanthemum cuttings; Potting lilium bulbs and with Frank Knight Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley shows
Winter colour from shrubs
Jasmine-Witch Hazel Heathers, etc. and shrub layering to increase stock
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Frank Knight
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: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
with John Le Mesurier, Roger Avon, Annabelle Lee, Pamela Manson, Elizabeth Fraser, Barbara Archer, Mario Fabrizi, Alec Bregonzi, Ivor Raymonde, Arthur Mullard, Anne Marryott.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Dr. Francis Worthington: John Le Mesurier
Arthur Dilwater: Roger Avon
Tony's Girlfriend: Annabelle Lee
[Actress]: Pamela Manson
Girl in cafe: Elizabeth Fraser
Girl at Tony's: Barbara Archer
Milkman: Mario Fabrizi
1st Man at Bus Stop: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde
Man in surgery: Arthur Mullard
Nurse: Anne Marryott

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes:
Guest stars and 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
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

: Hall of Fame

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action
Tonight: The All Blacks
Film recalls some exciting games played by the New Zealand rugby tourists.


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

: Our Mutual Friend: Episode 11

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

In which Fledgeby gets his deserts and Rokesmith meets Mortimer Lightwood and is accused of being concerned in the murder of John Harmon.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Freda Lingstrom
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Bradley Headstone: Alex Scott
Charley Hexam: Melvyn Hayes
Mrs Sophronia Lammle: Rachel Gurney
Jenny Wren: Helena Hughes
Alfred Lammle: Carl Bernard
Mr Fledgeby: Charles Hodgson
Eugene Wrayburn: David McCallum
Mortimer Lightwood: Basil Henson
Lizzie Hexam: Rachel Roberts
Mr Riah: Malcolm Keen
Mr Dolls: Wilfrid Brambell
Mrs Bella Rokesmith: Zena Walker
John Rokesmith: Paul Daneman
The Rev Frank Milvey: Roger Ostime
Mrs Margaretta Milvey: Edna Petrie
Mr Inspector: William Mervyn

: Command in Battle: 6: The Surrender on Luneburg Heath

Field-Marshal Montgomery on Command in Battle
Illustrated by six campaigns from Alamein to Luneburg Heath.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
Final programme: next Friday


Presenter: Field-Marshal Montgomery
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Producer: Michael Bowen

: News

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Producer: Hugh Burnett

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Con Men

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko looks after his men like a father, especially when their money is at stake. And the stakes can be high when card-sharpers play poker.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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