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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen and Farmers: Temiar of the Hill Forests

A programme about their life in Northern Malaya as hunters, primitive cultivators, and traders in forest produce.
Filmed and introduced by Tony Beamish.
(to 11.45)


Filmmaker/presenter: Tony Beamish
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Bwrw Golwg ar Amaethyddiaeth, Diwydiant, a Materion Seneddol.
(News of the day, and surveys on agriculture, industry, and political matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 4: Woodwind: 1

A series of eleven programmes about musical instruments, their players, and the music written for them.
Introduced by Jack Brymer with The Stanley Taylor Recorder Trio, Geoffrey Gilbert (flute).


Presenter: Jack Brymer
Musicians: The Stanley Taylor Recorder Trio
Flutist: Geoffrey Gilbert
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

The magazine programme for younger viewers celebrates its First Birthday with a visit to Switzerland.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Lynch Mob

Accused of a murder and fearing the vengeance of a frenzied mob who think him guilty, a rancher has taken refuge in the hills. Police persuade him to surrender, but the lynch mob threaten to wreck the jail. Chuck and P.T. are flying overhead when they see a secret signal asking them to land.


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'Autumn Scene'
(The 'Sketch Club' Exhibition is at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Plas Mawr, Conway, North Wales until tomorrow, October 17)


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: 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

: Gardening Club

Introduced by Percy Thrower looks at
Hoses; Pruning and training ramblers; Shaping a weeping standard; Double-digging new beds

Film of the National Rose Society's Trial Ground at St. Albans with Ernest Baines (Superintendent) shows Autumn work of 1958 and the results in 1959.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Ernest Baines
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Flying Standards

The All-Time Hit Parade featuring Shirley Eaton, Jo Shelton, Sylvia Sands, Johnny Harman, Steve Arlen, The Three Barry Sisters, The John Shakespeare Choir and The music of Ken MacKintosh his Saxophone and Orchestra.


Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Jo Shelton
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Singer: Johnny Harman
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Singers: The John Shakespeare Choir
Saxophonist: Ken MacKintosh
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Cephas Howard
Production: Stewart Morris

: Bleak House: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in eleven episodes by Constance Cox.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Constance Cox
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Mr Kenge: William Mervyn
Esther Summerson: Diana Fairfax
Mrs Rachael: Anne Blake
William Guppy: Timothy Bateson
Richard Carstone: Colin Jeavons
Ada Clare: Elizabeth Shepherd
The Lord Chancellor: Frederick Leister
Miss Flite: Nora Nicholson
Mr Krook: Wilfrid Brambell
A Waggoner: Arnold Locke

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Raymond Huntley, Cameron Hall, Henry Longhurst, Totti Truman Taylor, Robert Dorning, Hugh Lloyd.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
[Actor]: Raymond Huntley
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Henry Longhurst
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd

: The Third Man: Death of an Overlord

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
(A BBC film release)


Story and teleplay: David Swift
Director: David O. McDearmon
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Gwen Easterday: Leonora Dana
Ben Easterday: Stanley Adams
Spender: Bartlett Robinson
Capt Gallifa: Frank Gerstle
Doctor: Tom Browne Henry
Lafe Existarria: Ted de Corsia
Deana Manzanatto: Tyler McVey
Nicole: Miranda Jones
Whimmer: O.Z. Whitehead
Dan Ferraghty: Edmund Glover
Minister: Chuck Webster
Gunman: Bill Mims
Bartender: Bob Hopkins
Butler: Irving Mitchell

: Faraway Look: 4: The Galapagos Islands

Introduced by Peter Scott.

The Galapagos Islands are remarkable because they contain many primitive animals which, owing to the lack of competing species, have evolved differently from those on the South American continent. After studying them Charles Darwin wrote his famous book 'The Origin of Species', and it is proposed that a biological research station shall be founded as a memorial to him on the islands. Julian Huxley, the chairman of the project, appears in the programme in a filmed interview with Peter Scott.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Julian Huxley
Editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: News

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Producer: John Grist

: News Extra!

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Presented by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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