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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 3: The Motor Car

Steam transport on the roads faced bitter opposition from hostile stagecoach and railway owners, and the problems of weight of engine, refuelling, and poor roads delayed progress.
The invention of the internal combustion engine provided a new stimulus to road vehicles, and led to the development of the motor car as we know it.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(BBC recording of the programme shown on May 6)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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 13.15)

: For the Schools: A Tale of Two Cities: 4: The Honest Tradesman

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

(BBC recording, first broadcast in 1957)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Gordon Roland
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde
Jerry Cruncher: Ronald Radd
Young Jerry: Malcolm Knight
Mrs. Cruncher: Joan Duan
Mr. Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Dr. Manette: Fred Fairclough
Miss Pross: Joan Ingram
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
Ernest Defarge: Keneth Thornett
John Barsad: Gordon Gostelow

: 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. 4 from Cardiff
Judged by Ailsa Garland, 'Owen', Ben Roberts.
With Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair.
Introduced by Alun Williams.

3.20 Calabria
A film tour of the province made in Italy.

3.30 Dress Sense Competition: Welsh Regional Result

(to 15.35)


Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Ailsa Garland
Judge (Dress Sense Competition): Ben Roberts
Chairman (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Alun Williams
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Arthur Williams

: Children's Television presents: Mushroom Tower

When a heavy shower comes on the little animals help each other to find shelter, not only from the rain, but also from other dangers.
A Russian cartoon film.

: Children's Television: Stars of the Ballet

John Gilpin of London's Festival Ballet and Carla Fracci of La Scala, Milan.
Introduced by Peggy van Praagh.
In Cha-Cha-Cha, Polka and Le Spectre de la Rose
The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Conductor, Maurits Sillem
(BBC recording)
(John Gilpin appears by arrangement with the Director General of London's Festival Ballet)


Dancer: John Gilpin
Dancer: Carla Fracci
Presenter: Peggy Van Praagh
Choreography (Cha-Cha-Cha): Paddy Stone
Music (Cha-Cha-Cha): Ruiz-Gunbel
Choreography (Polka): John Cranko
Music (Polka): Shostakovich
Choreography (Le Spectre de la Rose): Fokine
Music (Le Spectre de la Rose): Weber, arr. Berlioz
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Raymond Cohen
Orchestra conductor: Maurits Sillem
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Naomi Capon

: Children's Television: Meet James Fisher

An outside broadcast from his home in Northamptonshire, where you meet the well-known naturalist and his family and see on film something of the worldwide expeditions he has made in search of wild life.
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.


Interviewee: James Fisher
Presenter/interviewer: Barrie Edgar
Producer: John McGonagle

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

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

: Short Cuts

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Making a garden shed


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema -Theatre - Argument
This week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
With Arthur Howard
See page 4


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Masters - Mr. Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Masters - Mr. Snaith: Christopher Hodge
Masters - Mr. Posford: William E. Raynor
Masters - Mr. Tuppington: John Forbes-Robertson
Masters - Mr. Ramsay: Maurice Hedley
Boys of the Lower Third - Phipps: Robert O'Leary
Boys of the Lower Third - Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Boys of the Lower Third - Phillpott: Derek Needs
Boys of the Lower Third - Hotchkiss: Anthony Wilson
Boys of the Lower Third - Rawlinson: Geoffrey Paget
Boys of the Lower Third - Harper: Jon Skinner
Mr. Bulenkov: Alexis Chesnakov
Security escort: Michael Kilgariff
Security escort: Max Latimer
Taxi-driver: Patrick Connor

: Roundabout

Written and produced by John Elliot
A story about a group of young people who go for new music, live in new homes, face a new world.
With the Storyville Jazzmen and the Roy Speller Six.
(John Elliot writes on page 7)


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Musicians: The Storyville Jazzmen
Musicians: The Roy Speller Six
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Film Editor: Leonard Trumm
Designer: John Cooper
Composer (Roundabout theme tune): Tony Hatch

: Eye on Research: 1: Test Flight

Raymond Baxter reports.
Sqdn.-Ldr. S.J. Hubbard, D.F.C., A.F.C., flying in the supersonic record-breaking Fairey Delta II, shows how aerodynamic theories and wind-tunnel tests are checked in actual flight at speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour.
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford
See page 5


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Interviewee: Squadron-Leader. S.J. Hubbard
Research and treatment: G. Rattray Taylor
Producer: Philip Daly
Producer: Tom Millett
Series Editor: Aubrey E. Singer

: Shirley Abicair

Shirley Abicair sings with her zither songs from the Snowy Mountains accompanied by the Ike Isaacs Group.
(BBC recording)


Singer/Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Musicians: The Ike Isaacs Group
Presented by: Ned Sherrin

: Make Way for Music

presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.


Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Facts and Figures: Boom in the Home

With hire purchase restrictions off, and Purchase Tax down in the Budget, there is a boom in buying goods for the home. But what do we think it most important to buy-a washing-machine or a television set, a refrigerator or a car? And what do they think in America and Russia?


Compiled by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Presented by: Malcolm Brown

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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