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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The World in Space: 5: Looking into Space

With the naked eye we can see a few of the stars in our own galaxy. The giant optical and radio telescopes have given us a picture of the universe consisting of an enormous number of galaxies separated by immense distances, and travelling at fantastic speeds.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
(BBC recording, first shown on October 21)
(to 11.45)


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

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar ddatblygiadau ym myd y gwyddonydd a'r meddyg
(Daily news, 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: 6: Working in Shops

Introduced by Peter West.
An enquiry into a career in the retail trade, including filmed interviews with young shop assistants.
(First shown on October 27)


Presenter: Peter West
Film Cameraman: Ronnie Shears
Editor: John Priestley
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Fashion and Beauty
Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Clemence Bettany, Christina Gregg, Beryl Gray, Barbara Muira, Sandra Russell.

Fashion With Your Feet Up
Leisure clothes for day and evening.

Beauty Spot with Maureen O'Leary

A shop window of the latest ideas and accessories.

My Kind of Figure
Daphne Pickering with clothes for plumper people.

Weather Permitting
The new season's rainwear.

3.15 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Clemence Bettany
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Christina Gregg
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Barbara Muira
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Sandra Russell
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Maureen O'Leary
Item presenter (My Kind of Figure): Daphne Pickering
Fashion adviser (Fashion and Beauty): Shelagh Wilson
Arranged by (Fashion and Beauty): Iris Furlong
Producer (Fashion and Beauty): Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Look: The Roof of Japan

Introduced by Peter Scott.

The peaks of the Japanese Alps are covered in snow, but scalding geysers force their way through the earth's crust. Lower down the slopes grow many wild flowers familiar to us in Britain, and there are attractive animals, flying squirrels, bears and bear-cubs, and the pretty little yamane which is found only in Japan.
Esther Hoshino, the daughter of a Japanese naturalist, who helped to make the sound recordings in the programme, appears with Peter Scott.
(Previously shown on July 3)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/sound recordist: Esther Hoshino
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Ask for King Billy: Part 1

by Henry Treece.
Adapted for television in five parts by C. E Webber.
With Peter Bull and Donald Churchill
See Junior Radio Times


Author: Henry Treece
Adapter: C. E Webber
Producer: Tony Halfpenny
Designer: Susan Spence
Film cameraman: John Turner
Film editor: Eddie Wallstab
Gordon Stewart: Donald Churchill
Connie: Gillian Barber
The Client: Philip Ray
Little man: Wolfe Morris
Tall man: Peter Thomas
Man in Black: Peter Bull
Alan Brookes: Anthony Woodruff
Garage man: Ronnie Reeves

: 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: The Politician

Another story of the U.S. Fifth Cavalry.

: Tonight

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


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

: Make Mine Music

David Hughes says Make Mine Music
and introduces Adele Leigh, Ivor Emmanuel, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 5


Presenter/singer: David Hughes
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Norman Percival
Material by: David Whitaker
Designer: Harry Smith
Producer: John Street

: Less Than Kind

See top of page and page 5

: The Alanbrooke Diaries

Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke discusses his role as Chief of the Imperial General Staff in the Second World War with Norman Gibbs, Chichele Professor of the History of War in the University .of Oxford and Lt.-General Sir Archibald Nye
Vice-Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946.
Produced by Michael Bowen in the BBC's West of England studios

Triumph in the West by Sir Arthur Bryant, which was published yesterday, has made available the second part of Lord Alanbrooke's Diary, which he wrote during the war in the form of a nightly letter to his wife. Tonight's programme surveys this new material which must have an important and permanent place in the historical records of the Second World War.


Interviewee: Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke
Interviewer: Norman Gibbs
Interviewer: Sir Archibald Nye
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Television Concert Hall

Milstein plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
The first of a new series of programmes in which world famous conductors, soloists, and orchestras will be appearing.


Violinist: Milstein
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Adrian Boult

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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