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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 1: Transport Before Steam

Sledges and dug-out canoes may seem clumsy ways of carrying goods or of travelling, but in their own day they were great inventions. From the sledge grew the wheeled cart, leading in time to trains and motor cars, and from the dug-out canoe there grew in time the ocean liner.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Recording of the programme shown on April 22)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrations: Tony Hart
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: A Tale of Two Cities: 2: The Jackal

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in eight parts by John Keir Cross
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Peter Wyngarde

(BBC recording, first broadcast in 1957)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Radd
Mr. Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Charles Darnay: Edward de Souza
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde
Dr. Manette: Fred Fairclough
Lucie Manette: Wendy Hutchinson
Mr. Stryver: Gareth Jones
John Barsad: Gordon Gostelow
The Marquis St. Evremonde: Heron Carvic
Defarge: Keneth Thornett
Other parts played by [A man in the Court]: Raymond Witch
Other parts played by [Gabelle]: Harry Moore
Other parts played by [A man named Jacques]: Julian Orchard

: 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

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Final No. 2 from Manchester
Judged by: Owen Hyde-Clarke, Ailsa Garland, Mary Parrish
With Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair
Introduced by Phillip Dobson.

3.20 Report from Paris
From the studios of Radiodiffusion Television Francaise.

3.30 Dress Sense Competition: North Regional Result

(to 15.35)


Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Owen Hyde-Clarke
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Ailsa Garland
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Mary Parrish
Chairman (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Phillip Dobson
Producer (Dress Sense Competition): Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television: The Pocket Lancer: 4: A Million Pounds

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
A serial in four episodes.


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: John A.S. Turner
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: John Cooper
Countess of Clarencourt: Joan Sanderson
Polly: Margaret Anderson
Captain Fanshawe-Bellingham: Barry Letts
Timothy Bretwyn: Nigel Lambert
Rosie Trimmer: Barbara Leslie
Griggs: Peter Welch
Sergeant Finch: Paul Whitsun-Jones
John, inn servant: Anthony Sagar
Albert Trimmer: Douglas Blackwell
Captain Bretwyn: John Paul

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Danny Blanchflower introduces Junior Sportsview
A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.


Presenter: Danny Blanchflower
Presenter: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: 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.
Fitting a waterproof luggage rack and other ideas for safety and comfort in the car.


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: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Charlie Drake: The Return of Uncle Henry

Written by Dave Freeman and Charlie Drake.
With Richard Waring, Betty Turner, Trevor Maskell, Dorothy Darke, Henry Longhurst, Michael Henry, Mark Singleton, Philip Holies, Ann Dmitri.


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Charlie Drake
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Richard Waring
[Actress]: Betty Turner
[Actor]: Trevor Maskell
[Actress]: Dorothy Darke
[Actor]: Henry Longhurst
[Actor]: Michael Henry
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Philip Holies
[Actress]: Ann Dmitri

: On the Spot: Ladies' Night

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.

Four women who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to try for the special £1,000 prize, and for the chance to go into the final and compete for the top prize to 'Get Ahead'.
The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Barbara Wootton, J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London
(Next Tuesday: The Final)
See page 5


Presenter: Peter West
Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Barbara Wootton
Judge: J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges: John Coope
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Chipperfield's Circus

Direct from the Exeter Show Ground at 8.30

Chipperfield's Circus
A guest-night presentation by Dick Chipperfield

Featuring Tommy Trinder
and introducing:
The Antony Trio and Reno - Thrills atop the sway pole
The Thoroughbred Race Horses - Presented by John Chipperfield
Bears' Playtime with 'Hubert' and Dickie Chipperfield, Jnr.
Team of Shire Carthorses with 'baby' Astrals
and Paulos with The Biasini Troupe
Aerial action and wizards a-wheel


Presentation: Dick Chipperfield
Comedian: Tommy Trinder
Performers: The Antony Trio and Reno
Presented by (The Thoroughbred Race Horses): John Chipperfield
Performers: 'Hubert' and Dickie Chipperfield, Jnr.
Aerialists: Paulos
Cyclists: The Biasini Troupe
Arranged by: Bill Dredge
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Produced for television by: Peter Bale

: Some Call Me Sister

Written by Duncan Ross.

1959 is the centenary year of the District Nursing Service. Up and down the country the 10,000 District Nurses care for the sick and ailing. This is a devoted service of which too little is known. Tonight you join one such nurse as she deals with the problems and emergencies of her daily round.
See page 7


Writer: Duncan Ross
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Christopher McMaster

: Facts and Figures: Road v. Rail

A hundred years ago the railways were displacing the roads and the steam engine was driving out the stage-coach. Now the situation is reversed and railways here and in other countries are hard put to pay their way. Tonight Facts and Figures gives some of the reasons why.


Compiled by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Presented by: Malcolm Brown

: Max Jaffa

Introduces Owen Brannigan, Bobby Watson
The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn


Presenter/violinist: Max Jaffa
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Wilfred Pickles Tells a Story: The Old Fiddle

by George Taylor.
(BBC recording)


Author: George Taylor
Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: News Summary, followed by Weather and: The Liberal Advance

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.
A discussion between Jo Grimond, MP., Leader of the Liberal Party, Mark Bonham-Carter, M.P. and four prospective Liberal candidates:
Heather Harvey (Southend, West), Harry Hague (Blackpool, North), Ivan Spence (Finchley), Jeremy Thorpe (North Devon).
(Sound only)
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)

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Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Jo Grimond
Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Mark Bonham-Carter
Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Heather Harvey
Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Harry Hague
Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Ivan Spence
Panellist (The Liberal Advance): Jeremy Thorpe

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