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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 3: From Wheat to Bread

John Anderson shows how plant breeders have developed different strains of wheat for different purposes. In a filmed visit to the Cereals Research Station you see how the scientist tests the properties of flour milled from the various types of grain.
(BBC recording of last Wednesday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Anderson
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: Episode 3: Into Battle

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


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by/Producer: Ronald Eyre
Battle arranged by: John Greenwood
Music composed by: Kenneth Leighton
Falstaff: Roger Livesey
King Henry IV: Robert Harris
Pistol: William Squire
Prince Henry: Colin Jeavons
Bardolph: George Benson
Westmoreland/others taking part: Jerome Willis
Others taking part: Geoffrey Taylor
Others taking part: Robert James
Others taking part: David Webb
Blunt/others taking part: Noel Johnson
Others taking part: Richard Beale
Others taking part: Esmond Webb
Poins/others taking part: Eric Thompson
Nym/others taking part: Roderick Cook
Others taking part: Brian Drew
Others taking part: Michael Wells
Others taking part: Colin Vancao
Others taking part: Jeremy Young
Others taking part: Jonathan White
Others taking part: Edward Brooks
Others taking part: Henry Soskin
Others taking part: David Ludman
Others taking part: Patrick Milner
Others taking part: Patrick Duffy
Others taking part: William Patenall
Others taking part: Brian Moorehead
Others taking part: Richard Holden

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Holidays: 4: Coach Tours Abroad
Film taken in Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland of coach parties en route with John Lindsay who puts questions to experts and holidaymakers about bookings, costs and touring experiences.

3.20 Report from Paris
Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studio of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

(to 15.35)


Presenter (Holidays): John Lindsay
Producer (Holidays): Monica Sims
Presenter (Report from Paris): Robin Scott

: Children's Television presents: Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

People do not think much of Mike and his shovel until, one day, a job of work has to be done in double quick time. Can Mike do it?
A Morton Schindel cartoon based on the book by Virginia Lee Burton.
(Previously shown on Jan. 16, 1958)


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Virginia Lee Burton

: Children's Television: St. Moritz

Marie, a Swiss girl, has a pen pal in England. This film shows the people and the town she describes in her letters.

: Children's Television: The Invisible Armies: Part 4

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


Writer: 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
Zizi: Frances Guthrie
Animal attendant: David Webb
Chairman of Commission: John Miller
Dr Vulpian: Willoughby Gray
Madame Meister: Nan Marriott-Watson
Joseph Meister: David Langford
Roux: Alan Edwards
Madame Pelletier: Brenda Dunrich
Louise Pelletier: Lesley Howell
Commission Member: Brian Bellamy
Commission Member: Leon Peers
Commission Member: Nicholas Grimshaw

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Making a combined bedside table and bedhead


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


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

: News Summary

: Ask Me Another

from the BBC's Welsh Studio, Cardiff.
A general knowledge contest based on the 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
Mitzi Cunliffe, Edward Moult, Arthur Maddocks
Marguerite Bird, Daniel Evans, Cynric Mytton-Davies
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Mitzi Cunliffe
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (Wales): Marguerite Bird
Panellist (Wales): Daniel Evans
Panellist (Wales): Cynric Mytton-Davies
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

: Television Playwright presents: Ice Blink

by C.S. Abraham.
From the BBC's North of England studio


Writer: C.S. Abraham
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Aboard: the 'S.S.' Ghislaine
Captain Thorr: Fred Johnson
First Officer Furlong: Philip Latham
Second Officer Eifor Prentiss: Barry Letts
Third Officer Sibble: Ian Keill
Chief Radio Officer Franks: Leonard Williams
Second Radio Officer Easter Wildgoose: Aleksander Browns
First Quartermaster: David Scase
Second Quartermaster: David Crane
Third Quartermaster: Christopher Dyer
Boatswain: Anthony Hartwell
Lookout: Ernest Hawtin
Aboard: the 'S.S.' Ghibiline
Captain Gallacher: Wilfred Harrison
Second Officer Bryn Prentiss: Alan Helm

: It Happened to Me: 2: The Ockenden Venture

A monthly series in which Outside Broadcast and film cameras tell how one incident can change one person's life.
Sarmite, daughter of a once wealthy Latvian family, tells Hywel Davies how, from a Displaced Persons' Camp in Germany, she came to be at Nottingham University through the venture in faith of an English schoolmistress.
In a camp in Germany Christopher Chataway hears about the problems of ten thousand other children of displaced persons, who have no future.
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland
Cameraman, David Hanley
Editor, Fred Senior


Reporter: Hywel Davies
Reporter: Christopher Chataway
Outside Broadcast Producer (At an Ockenden School in England): Charles Clifford
Outside Broadcast Producer (At Lubeck Camp in Germany): Noble Wilson
Cameraman: David Hanley
Editor: Fred Senior
Programme arranged by: James Buchan

: News

: Max Jaffa

introduces The Trio
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano), The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Felix Mendelssohn

(born February 3, 1809)
A film of Fingal's Cave in honour of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth.

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