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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder: 8: Harvesting the Sea

Professor John Raymont explains some of the ways fish are caught, and how the food chain which exists in the seas is being investigated.
(BBC recording of the broadcast on March 11)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor John Raymont
Presented by: L.J. Lawler

: 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: The Shadow of the Glen

by J.M. Synge
(BBC recording)


Author: J.M. Synge
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Nona Burke: Peggy Marshall
Damlel Burke: Brian O'Higgins
Tramp: Dermot Kelly
Michael Dara: P.G. Stephens

: 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.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The Spring Meeting at Lincoln

The Spring Meeting at Lincoln traditionally opens the flat racing season, and for the first time in its long history the meeting is televised.

3.0 The Brocklesby Stakes for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs

3.30 The Spring Handicap Plate for four-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles

4.0 The Chaplin Plate for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 1/2 miles

Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham, in the Parade Ring.
See page 4


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Mainly for Women

Fashion and Beauty
Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Clemence Bettaroy, Helen Bunney, Beryl Gray, Christina Gregg, Barbara Muira, Maureen O'Leary.

Easter Parade
Hats, shoes, and dresses for the holiday weekend.

New in Nylon
Pretty and practical lingerie from the Nylon Fair.

A shop window of new ideas and accessories.

Right for the Occasion: Suited for Spring

4.35 Collectors' Club
In the last programme of this series, Peter Philp shows examples of antiques that can still be acquired by collectors of modest means.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio

(to 16.50)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Clemence Bettaroy
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Helen Bunney
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Christina Gregg
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Barbara Muira
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Maureen O'Leary
Fashion adviser (Fashion and Beauty): Alisa 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

: Children's Television: The Dragon's Hiccups

BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents a Rubovian legend by Gordon Murray.
(BBC film)


Writer/Puppets/Production: Gordon Murray
Puppet players: Audrey Atterbury
Puppet players: John Hardwick
Puppet players: Roy Skelton
Puppet players: James Beattie
Puppet players: Derek Nimmo
Music: Patrick Harvey
Film Editor: Keith Kirby
Settings/Costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: Country Close-Up

At the beginning of the farming year, Ion Trant starts a new series which takes you through the seasons on his farm in mid-Wales.


Presenter: Ion Trant

: Children's Television: To Sea in the Stone Age

Some four thousand five hundred years ago a new people reached the British Isles. How they crossed the sea no one knows. This programme is an account of an experimental sea voyage in an Irish curragh, the modern descendant of a Stone Age skin boat, to study the conditions the invaders may have faced.
(Previously shown in the evening of January 30)


Cameraman: John McGlashan
Editor: Leslie Robertson
Commentator/Producer: Paul Johnstone

: 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: Spring Decorating: 1

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

Problems of condensation in the kitchen
Preparing woodwork for inferior painting


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

: The Golden City Dixies

For the first time on Television the BBC presents this fabulous coloured company from Johannesburg, South Africa, prior to a European tour.
See page 4


Singers: The Golden City Dixies
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: On the Spot

with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.

A competition organised by the News Chronicle which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and most successful use of the top prize of £5,000 to 'Get Ahead'.

The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Lady Barnett, W.J. Carron
Chairman of Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.
See page 9


Presenter: Peter West
Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Lady Barnett
Judge: W.J. Carron
Chairman of Judges: John Coope
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Rachel and the Stranger

A romantic adventure directed by Norman Foster.
[Starring] William Holden, Loretta Young and Robert Mitchum in the film Rachel and the Stranger

To Rachel, a newcomer to the remote American Northwest territory in the days of early settlement, much was strange and everything an adventure. But nothing was stranger than her husband whom she met for the first time at the wedding ceremony.


Director: Norman Foster
Big Davey: William Holden
Rachel: Loretta Young
Jim: Robert Mitchum
Davey: Cary Gray
Parson Jackson: Tom Tully
Mrs Jackson: Sara Haden

: Max Jaffa

introduces The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and 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

: A Look at Man

A BBC television film of the Isle of Man - the holiday island and land of contrasts.
Made by the BBC's North of England Film Unit


Photography: Gerry Pullen
Film editor: Donald James
Narrator: Stanley Williamson
Producer: Roy Harris

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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