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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 5: Better Fruit

Introduced by Percy Thrower.
Dr. L.C. Luckwill of Long Ashton Horticultural Research Station, explains some of the work scientists are doing to improve crop yields and the quality of fruit.

(BBC recording of the broadcast first shown on February 11)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Expert: Dr. L.C. Luckwill
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: 6: God Save the King

Adapted from the history plays of William Shakespeare and produced by Ronald Eyre.
[Starring] Roger Livesey, Robert Harris, Walter Hudd, Paul Daneman, Colin Jeavons, George Benson
with Brian Moorehead and Martini Gordon
(BBC recording)


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by/Producer: Ronald Eyre
Music specially composed by: Kenneth Leighton
King Henry VI: Robert Harris
Clarence: Scot Finch
Gloucester: Peter Bartlett
Warwick: Tony Church
Westmoreland: Jerome Willis
Prince Henry: Colin Jeavons
Lancaster: David Webb
Shallow: Paul Daneman
Falstaff: Roger Livesey
Davy: Eric Thompson
Page to Falstaff: David Langford
Randolph: George Benson
Lord Chief Justice: Walter Hudd
[Actor]: Brian Moorehead
[Actor]: Martin Gordon

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children, and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(BBC film)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Holidays: 6: Taking your car to the Continent
Film showing cars being ferried abroad by air and sea with John Lindsay who talks to experts and holiday-makers about their motoring on the Continent last year.

3.20 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]

(to 15.35)


Presenter (Holidays): John Lindsay
Film directed by (Holidays): Brenda Horsfield
Producer (Holidays): Monica Sims
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: The Budds of Paragon Row: 2: The Accident

by Marjorie A. Sindall
Adapted for television by Rosemary Hill


Author: Marjorie A. Sindall
Adapted by: Rosemary Hill
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Music composed and directed by: Norman Percival
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Rudge Ellis: Anthony Singleton
Mrs. Ellis: Carmel McSharry
Mrs. Budd: Mary Hignett
Vicky Budd: Mary Hewing
Malcolm Budd: Robin Ranson
Lydia Parkin: Diana Beevers
Mrs. Smart: Maureen O'Reilly
Mr. Fellowes: David Nettheim
Bill Nightingale: John Greenwood
Mrs. Nightingale: Rosamund Birne
Bryan Lock: Nicholas Chagrin
Cynthia Ross: Jane Rich
Miss Figgis: Clare Ruane
Mrs. Garrett: Brenda Cowling
Old Woman (Mrs. Jessup): Margaret Boyd
Mrs. Parkin: Patricia Kneale
Mr. Parkin: Harry Littlewood
Mr. Cody: Paul Lorraine
Snipe Coster: Pearson Dodd
Mr. Smart: Lane Meddick

: Children's Television: Look: Reindeer and Seals

A wild-life programme
Introduced by Peter Scott

Per Host is a famous Norwegian explorer and naturalist who has spent many years filming the habits and migrations of reindeer in Lapland.
Recently he flew over from Norway to show Peter Scott some of his remarkable films, including a detailed study of Arctic seals.

(Recording of the broadcast on December 18, 1958)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Per Host
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: Problems of Damp in the House

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.


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


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

: Ask Me Another

from Belle Vue, Manchester.
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 Regulars
Mitzi Cunliffe, Edward Moult, Mostyn Lewis
The North of England
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Regulars): Mitzi Cunliffe
Panellist (The Regulars): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Regulars): Mostyn Lewis
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Television Playwright presents: Sammy's Consent

by Vincent Tilsley
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See page 5


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Terence Dudley
Designer: Charles Carroll
Sammy Monckton: John Pike
Peter Monckton: Michael Aldridge
Mary Ethridge: Naomi Chance

: The Cloak

(See above)
(Ronald Lewis and Raymond Nelson appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd., and William Reid by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
(Arthur Jacobs writes on page 9)

(Il Tabarro)
An opera in one act.
The action takes place on a barge anchored by Notre Dame on the Seine.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by William Reid


Composer: Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
English text: Colin Graham
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Producer: Colin Graham
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Steven Staryk
Conductor: William Reid
Repetiteur: George Michie
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Michele, a bar owner: Ronald Lewis
Giorgetta, Michele's wife: Elaine Malbin
Luigi, a stevedore: Raymond Nilsson
Tinca, a stevedore: John Kentish
Talpa, a stevedore: Norman Lumsden
Frugola, Talpa's wife: Jean Watson
A ballad singer: Edward Byles

: Eye on Research: 4: The Particle Hunters

Raymond Baxter reports.
A visit to C.E.R.N. near Geneva.

The giant particle accelerators - the cyclotron and the synchrotron - are the marvels of our age, in size, in cost, in the precision of their design, and in the engineering skills required to build them. They enable the nuclear physicist to study the interaction of mass and energy within the tiny nucleus which is the heart of the atom.
Arranged in collaboration with an Outside Broadcast Unit of the Swiss Television Service.


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

: Who Cares?: 2: A New Way Home

This film, the second in a series made in co-operation with the Civic Trust, tells the story of a family who move from the slums into a new housing estate in Birmingham. It shows something of the feelings of a young widow, her two boys, and their cat, from the day that the removal van arrives until they have settled down to a new way of life.
Introduced by Douglas Jones.


Presenter: Douglas Jones
Director: Pamela Wilcox Bower
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: That Old Black Magic

Stanley Black and his Orchestra with Marion Keene and Guests.


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

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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