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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 4: Sugar

One quarter of the sugar used in this country comes from sugar beet. In today's programme John Anderson shows how sugar beet is grown and how the sugar is extracted from it.
(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: 4: On Leave

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


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
Falstaff: Roger Livesey
Page: David Langford
Lord Chief Justice: Walter Hudd
Servant: Patrick Durkin
Mistress Quickly: Audrey Noble
Fang: Michael Beint
Snare: Robert Vahey
Bardolph: George Benson
Gowen: Morris Perry
Prince Henry: Colin Jeavons
Pons: Eric Thompson
First drawer: Gordon Phillott
Second drawer: Paul Bailey
Doll Tearsheet: Fanny Carby
Pistol: William Squire
Others taking part: Winifred Hill
Others taking part: Howell Davies
Others taking part: Meriel Hunn
Others taking part: Valerie Thurlow
Others taking part: Martin Gordon

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Holidays: 5 - Farm Holidays for Families
With Tom Salmon who introduces film taken on farms in Devon and Cornwall.
From the BBC's West Region studio

3.20 Dress Sense Competition
Prize: A Trip to Paris
Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes introduces a new television competition to find the woman viewer with the Best Dress Sense with Ailsa Garland and Alison Settle.
John Witty intervenes as a mere man.

(to 15.35)


Presenter (Holidays): Tom Salmon
Producer (Holidays): Ronald Webster
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Ailsa Garland
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Alison Settle
Guest (Dress Sense Competition): John Witty
Presented by (Dress Sense Competition): Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television presents: Little Red Lighthouse

How the old lighthouse nearly lost his fob.
A Morton Schindel cartoon based on the book by Hildegard Swift and Lynd Ward.


Producer: Morton Schindel
Author: Hildegard Swift
Author: Lynd Ward

: Children's Television: BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents: Clocks and Blocks

A Rubovian legend written and produced by Gordon Murray.


Writer/producer/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppet Players: Violet Lamb
Puppet Players: Audrey Atterbury
Puppet Players: Bob Bura
Puppet Players: John Hardwick
Puppet Players: Roy Skelton
Puppet Players: James Beattie
Puppet Players: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: Look: Out of the Egg

A wild-life programme.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
For many animals-birds, reptiles, insects, and fish-life begins in the egg. Today Peter Scott shows a specially compiled film which highlights the amazing variety of methods that animals use to hatch out their young.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: 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.
More ideas for the kitchen


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, Cy Grant and Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Ask Me Another

from the BBC's Scottish Studio, Glasgow
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:
Mitzi Cunliffe, Edward Moult, Mostyn Lewis
Elizabeth Meldrum, Thomas Mountain, Archie Campbell
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Mitzi Cunliffe
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Mostyn Lewis
Panellist (Scotland): Elizabeth Meldrum
Panellist (Scotland): Thomas Mountain
Panellist (Scotland): Archie Campbell
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Television Playwright presents: Skeleton in the Sand

by Kenneth John.
Tonight's play deals with a group of four soldiers who set off from a British base in the Western Desert in 1942 to take supplies to an observation post behind enemy lines. But after receiving a routine security message their suspicions are aroused that one of them may be a German spy...


Writer: Kenneth John

: Eye on Research: 3: Cold Crystal

Raymond Baxter reports.
The story of the M.A.S.E.R. Micro-wave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Tonight's Eye on Research shows one of the most important developments on the frontiers of physics. Outside Broadcast and film cameras visit scientists who are making crystals and using them to amplify the whispers of radio noise from outer space.
From The Clarendon Laboratory Oxford; The Royal Radar Establishment Malvern;
The Office of Naval Research Washington, D.C.


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Research and treatment: G. Rattray Taylor
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Michael Latham
Executive producer: Aubrey E. Singer

: News

: That Old Black Magic

Stanley Black and his Orchestra with Marion Keene, Srimati Indrani.


Musicians: Stanley Black and his Orchestra
Singer: Marion Keene
Dancer: Srimati Indrani
Producer: James Gilbert

: Movie Museum presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Part 5

In the last part of this classic silent film Esmeralda is united with Captain Phoebus, and the Hunchback, played by Lon Chaney, has his final revenge on the wicked Jehan and the people of Paris.


Quasimodo: Lon Chaney

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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