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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The World in Space: 3: From Earth to Moon

What are the theories about the mysterious craters on the moon, and why are the first men on the moon likely to find it so inhospitable? These and other questions are answered in today's programme about an imaginary journey to the moon.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Donald Holms
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Adviser: Colin Ronan
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar ddatblygladau ym myd y gwyddonydd a'r meddyg.
(News of the day, with a talk on developments in the scientific and medical world)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: First Years at Work: 4: Nothing Venture

Meet some young people who went into unusual jobs and see some of them at work.


Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film cameraman: Ronnie Shears
Editor: John Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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

: Mainly for Women

Movement Betrays You
How much of your personality is revealed by the way you move?
An enquiry conducted by Warren Lamb and Joan Carrington.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.

3.15 Cookery Club
Guest Cook, Victor Sassto shows how to make Debreceni Sertes Filé (Hungarian Pork Fillet).


Reporter (Movement Betrays You): Warren Lamb
Reporter (Movement Betrays You): Joan Carrington
Presenter (Movement Betrays You): McDonald Hobley
Producer (Movement Betrays You): Monica Sims
Cook (Cookery Club): Victor Sassto
Producer (Cookery Club): Ann Shead

: Jo's Boys: Part 7

Freely based on 'Little Men' and 'Jo's Boys' by Louisa M. Alcott.
Adapted as a television serial in seven parts by Constance Cox.
Starring George Pravda and Annabelle Lee


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapter: Constance Cox
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer for the series: Susan Spence
Wardrobe supervisor: Maureen Copley
Make-up supervisor: Anne Ferriggi
Film cameraman: Leonard Newton
Film editor: Valerie Best
Dan: Melvyn Hayes
Jo: Annabelle Lee
Nat Blake: Cavan Kendall
Ned Barker: Michael Caridia
Tommy Bangs: Kenneth Collins
Jack Ford: Donald Wilson
Emil: Richard Palmer
Dick Brown: Jimmy Ray
Professor Bhaer: George Pravda
Franz: William Simons
John Brooke: Harvey Hall
Meg: Kate Cameron
Laurie: David Colf
Amy: Susan Maryott
Dr Firth: John Stuart
Mr March: Edward Jewesbury
Nursie Hummel: Lilly Kann

: Country Close-Up

Ion Trant introduces his film showing the activities and work on the land during October.


Presenter/filmmaker: Ion Trant

: The Invaders

A memorable anniversary recalled by some surprising cartoons.


Commentator: Christopher Trace
Devised and produced by: Patrick Dowling

: 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

: Boots and Saddles: Female of the Species

Boredom has reduced the morale of the men to unprecedented depths, but everything changes when an attractive singer appears on the scene. By far the greatest impact is made upon Lieutenant Binning.

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart and the travelling reporters including Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Make Mine Music

David Hughes says 'Make Mine Music'
and introduces Frankie Howerd, Carmela Corren and The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 4


Singer/presenter: David Hughes
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Singer: Carmela Corren
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Norman Percival
Material: David Whitaker
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: John Street

: The Magic Circle Festival 1959

A visit to the Scala Theatre, London, to see an excerpt from this annual show, organised by The Magic Circle, and introduced by the President, Francis White.
Appearing in the excerpt are:
Sitta, The President of the Italian Society of Magicians
With his amazing oriental mysteries
John Daniel, America's unusual illusionist
Eddy Schuyer, An unusual magic act from Holland
Rahnee Motie, The fabulous fire-eater from Turkey
Compere, John Wade


Presenter: Francis White
Magician: Sitta
Illusionist: John Daniel
Magician: Eddy Schuyer
Fire-eater: Rahnee Motie
Compere: John Wade
Musical director: Sydney Jerome
Produced for television by: Dennis Monger

: The Whistling Sands

A thriller by Ernest Dudley.
Adapted from his novel by Sheila Hodgson.
[Starring] Noelle Middleton, Laurence Payne with Russell Napier
The action of the play takes place in and around The Whistling Sands, Alice Ames's house on the North Wales coast, and in a hotel in London.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: Ernest Dudley
Adapter: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Douglas Mair
Wally Somers: Laurence Payne
Alice Ames: Noelle Middleton
Robert Madison: Maurice Colbourne
Loder: Russell Napier
Harriet, Loder's wife: Nesta Harris
Ivor Hughes: Roddy Hughes
An Australian: John N. Gordon
A Waiter: Hubert Rees
A Police Sergeant: Howell Evans
A Detective Inspector: Leonard Mayo

: News

: Lifeline: Fear

In the first of a new series the Consultant Psychiatrist examines Fear.
Fear touches all our lives. We all live with fear in some form: fear of disaster, fear of the future, fear of the unknown.
Like pain, it is a protective mechanism. But when it exceeds the limits we can bear, it becomes corrosive and destructive.
Tonight Lifeline returns to discuss with two people the fears which have come to dominate their lives.


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Johanna Martzy (violin)

with John Wills (piano)
A BBC recording made by the distinguished Hungarian violinist whilst appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.


Violinist: Johanna Martzy
Pianist: John Wills
Presented by: Alan Rees

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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