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: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

leaves London Airport for India in a Comet 4 jet airliner at the start of his second world tour.
The scene at London Airport described by Richard Dimbleby.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Interlude

: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 1: Improving the Soil

A good fertile soil is essential for growing the crops on which man depends for his main food supplies. In today's programme Bruce Campbell shows how soil is made, how man can destroy its fertility, and how some of his mistakes can be remedied.
(BBC recording of last Wednesday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
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 presenting: The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff: 1: The Gadshill Job

Adapted from the history plays of William Shakespeare and produced by Ronald Eyre.
[Starring] Roger Livesey, Robert Harris, Walter Hudd, Colin Jeavons, George Benson
See page 5


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by/Producer: Ronald Eyre
Wardrobe: Maureen Muggeridge
Make-up: Shirley Speight
Music specially composed by: Kenneth Leighton
Music conducted by: Lionel Salter
Designer: Gordon Roland
King Henry IV: Robert Harris
Lord Chief Justice: Walter Hudd
Falstaff: Roger Livesey
Prince Henry: Colin Jeavons
Poins: Eric Thompson
First Carrier: Meadows White
Second Carrier: David Webb
Gadshill: Maxwell Shaw
Chamberlain: Patrick Blackwell
Bardolph: George Benson
Nym: Roderick Cook
A Traveller: Ian Wilson
Mistress Quickly: Audrey Noble
[Actress]: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
[Actress]: Meriel Hunn
[Actor]: Martin Gordon
[Actor]: Brian Moorehead

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Fashion and Beauty
Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Helen Bunney, Beryl Gray, Maureen O'Leary, Sandra Paul, Sandra Russell, Molly Frith.

Beating the Budget with interchangeable tops and skirts

A Small Problem
Coats and dresses for the 5' 2" and under.

A shop window of latest ideas and accessories.

Right for the Occasion
Clothes for a day-out in town.

3.20 Collectors' Club
Peter Philp discusses late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century walnut furniture in the collection of Christopher Cory.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio
(to 15.35)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Helen Bunney
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Maureen O'Leary
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Sandra Paul
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Sandra Russell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Molly Frith
Fashion adviser (Fashion and Beauty): Ailsa Garland
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): Christopher Cory

: Children's Television presents: Look: The Start of It All

A tribute to Cherry Kearton, one of the world's most famous wild-life photographers.
Cherry Kearton died in 1940. The films he made all over the world between 1903 and 1938 are a remarkable record of pioneering achievement.
Peter Scott introduces some of these films and talks to Ada Kearton, who accompanied her husband on many of his expeditions.
(Previously televised Dec. 4, 1958)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Ada Kearton
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Children's Television: The Invisible Armies: Part 2

The story of Louis Pasteur in four parts by Nesta Pain.
With Hugh David as Pasteur.


Writer/director: Nesta Pain
Producer: Rex Tucker
Music composed by: John Hotchkis
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Louis Pasteur: Hugh David
Marie Pasteur: Margaret Barton
M. Dumas: Philip Ray
Zizi: Frances Guthrie
M Dupont: Gerald C. Lawson
First grower: Philip Lennard
Second grower: Richard Statman
Napoleon III: Heron Carvic
Court official: Michael Anthony
Professor Balard: John N. Gordon
Surgeon: William Mervyn
Surgeon's assistant: David Ludman
Patient: Joseph Levine

: 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 1 6.15-6.20

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Safeguards against Accidents in the House; Burglary


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

: News Summary

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
Each week a new team of challengers from a different part of Britain competes against the resident team.
This week:
The Residents
Leonora Millington, Mostyn Lewis, Edward Moult
v. Cambridge
Elizabeth Zeelen, David Daiches, Malcolm Warner
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Leonora Millington
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Mostyn Lewis
Panellist (Cambridge): Elizabeth Zeelen
Panellist (Cambridge): David Daiches
Panellist (Cambridge): Malcolm Warner
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: New Faces

Presenting artists new to television.


Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Dance direction: Janet Ball
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: A Quiet Man

A play by John Gwilym Jones.
Translation from the Welsh by Elwyn Thomas.
Adapted and produced by Emyr Humphreys.
The action takes place in North Wales in the summer of 1956.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: John Gwilym Jones
Translation from the Welsh by: Elwyn Thomas
Adapted by/Producer: Emyr Humphreys
Designer: Stuart Walker
Beti: Joy Leaman
Mrs Lewis: Rachel Thomas
Richard Gruffydd: Meredith Edwards
Martha: Nesta Harris
Sidi: Gillian Owen
Pyrs: Hugh David
Edgar: Henley Thomas
Glyn: Alun Owen
Megan: Sian Phillips
Robin: Richard Bebb

: A Slice of Life

Outside Broadcasts bring you A Slice of Life from the Pool of London
The world of ships and sailors, docks and dockers, wharves and longshoremen as seen through the eyes of our men-on-the-job Stephen Grenfell and Ronnie Pantlin.
Produced for television by Peter Webber who directs the programme with Dennis Monger


Reporter: Stephen Grenfell
Reporter: Ronnie Pantlin
Producer/director: Peter Webber
Director: Dennis Monger

: News

: Max Jaffa

introduces Ted Ray, The Trio - Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Singers


Guest violinist: Ted Ray
Violinist/presenter: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Director: Marcus Dods
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Movie Museum presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 3

In the third episode of this silent classic which stars the great Lon Chaney, Esmeralda, played by Patsy Ruth Miller, is wrongfully accused of the murder of Captain Phoebus and condemned to die.


Quasimodo: Lon Chaney
Esmeralda: Patsy Ruth Miller

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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