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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen and Farmers: Lapland Summer

Filmed and introduced by Per Host.
(First shown on October 26)
(to 11.45)


Presenter/Filmmaker: Per Host
Film Editor: Teddy Ireland
Presented by: Peggie Broadhead

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Bwrw Golwg ar Amaethyddiaeth, Diwydiant a Materion Seneddol.
(Daily news, 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: 6: Harpsichord, Piano Celeste, Harp

Eleven programmes about musical instruments, their players, and the music written for them.
Introduced by Denis Matthews with Osian Ellis (harp), Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
(BBC recording)


Presenter/Pianist: Denis Matthews
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Harpsichordist: Charles Spinks
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Racing at Aintree

2.45 The Becher Steeplechase for five-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles and about 5 furlongs of The Grand National Course

3.15 The Liverpool Autumn Cup for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 170 yards

3.45 The Duchy Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile and 6 furlongs

Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan assisted by Peter Bromley, with Clive Graham in the Parade Ring


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: 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
(BBC film)
(to 16.10)


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

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
'Your Model Railway': 1
and How Other Children Live: 1: Ulster Boy
(BBC film)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Fire Flight

Three mountaineers are trapped on a high ledge and surrounded by a raging forest fire. Chuck Martin and P. T. Moore race to the rescue in their Whirlybird, only to find, upon arrival, that there is nowhere to land. What can they do?


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

: Junior Sportsview

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


Presenter: David Coleman
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: 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 with seasonal work in the garden and greenhouse.
Bock Plants in Pans, Troughs. Sinks, and Raised Beds
Everyone, whether he has a garden or not, can grow rock plants out of doors in a wide range of containers.
Methods and varieties shown by Joe Elliott, Specialist rock plant collector from Gloucestershire.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Bock Plants): Joe Elliott
Producer: John Farrington

: 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

: Flying Standards

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


Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Singer: Johnny Hartman
Singer: Steve Arlen
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 4

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

In which Lady Dedlock makes a journey and Mr. Jarndyce a disclosure.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Richard Carstone: Colin Jeavons
Mr. Bayham Badger: Laurence Hardy
Miss Flite: Nora Nicholson
Esther Summerson: Diana Fairfax
John Jarndyce: Andrew Cruickshank
Allan Woodcourt: Jerome Willis
Mr. Krook: Wilfrid Brambell
Lady Honoria Dedlock: Iris Russell
Mr. Tulkinghorn: John Phillips
Jo: Malcolm Knight
Mr. Snagsby: Leslie French
Sir Leicester Dedlock: David Horne
Mrs. Rouncewell: Eileen Draycott
Mrs. Bayham Badger: Fabia Drake
A servant: Michael Wells
Ada Clare: Elizabeth Shepherd
A maid: Jean Theobald
Mrs. Woodcourt: Noel Hood

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Sam Kydd, Michael Balfour, Robert Dorning, Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Hayes, Mario Fabrizi, Ann Lancaster, Annabelle Lee, Ivor Raymonde, Tom Clegg
(BBC recording)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
First launderette customer: Sam Kydd
Cinema manager: Michael Balfour
Launderette manager: Robert Dorning
Launderette assistant: Hugh Lloyd
Mrs. Cravatte: Patricia Hayes
Man washing shirt: Mario Fabrizi
Receptionist: Ann Lancaster
Gladys: Annabelle Lee
Man in Cinema: Ivor Raymonde
Cinema Commissionaire: Tom Clegg

: The Third Man: Sparks from a Dead Fire

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


Story and teleplay: Robert Yale Libott
Director: Paul Stanley
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Elena: Anna-Lisa
Anton Radek: George Voskovec
Charles Biddy: Sebastian Cabot
M. Ambert: William Roerick
Emil Halwag: Lindsay Workman
Janet: Bek Nelson
Lieutenant: Larkin Ford
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Faraway Look: 7: Marine Iguanas

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Among the many strange and wonderful creatures of the Galapagos Islands the most extraordinary are surely the marine iguanas. These lizards are three feet long, and live, mate, and lay their eggs on land, but swim out through the boiling surf, with a curious lateral movement of the tail, to pasture on the ocean bed.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: 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

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