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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Physical World: 1: The Story of the Earth

No one is really certain how the earth was created, but it is clear that at one time the earth was liquid. Today we know that there is still a liquid core which is surrounded by a mantle and finally a crust up to twenty miles thick. It is on this crust that we all live.
Introduced by Dr. Tom Gaskell
(BBC recording, first shown on October 28)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Dr. Tom Gaskell
Illustrator: Tony Hart
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: 7: Working with Machines

Introduced by Peter West.
A glimpse of factory life, where young people are learning to control machinery.


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Ronnie Shears
Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: 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

Indians of the Forest
Stanley Jeeves and John Moore introduce on film some of the people they met on their travels through South America last year during the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition with Audrey Eutt, who lived for over a year with a primitive tribe in British Guiana.

3.15 Cookery Club
Guest Cook Evelyn Rose shows how to make Syrian Sesame Puffs, and discusses Middle East cookery in general with Mrs. Marie Nahum.
From the BBC's North of England studio

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Indians of the Forest): Stanley Jeeves
Presenter (Indians of the Forest): John Moore
Guest (Indians of the Forest): Audrey Eutt
Producer (Indians of the Forest): Monica Sims
Cook/presenter (Cookery Club): Evelyn Rose
Guest (Cookery Club): Marie Nahum
Producer (Cookery Club): John Ammonds

: Look: Sharks and Dolphins

(See foot of page)

Introduced by Peter Scott
At the Miami Seaquarium in Florida you can watch many large deep sea creatures at close quarters, including sharks, swordfish, moray eels, and octopuses. In this programme dolphins leap high out of the water to receive food from the hands of their trainers, and a surgical operation is performed by vets under water to remove a stone from the inside of a huge fish.

(BBC recording, previously shown on July 24)


Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Ask for King Billy: Part 2

by Henry Treece
Adapted in five parts by C.E. Webber
With Peter Bull and Donald Churchill


Author: Henry Treece
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Producer: Tony Halfpenny
Designer: Susan Spence
Cameraman: John Turner
Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Gordon Stewart: Donald Churchill
Man in Black: Peter Bull
Garage man: Ronnie Reeves
Tall man: Peter Thomas
Little man: Wolfe Morris
Policeman: Ivor Salter
Corporal: Clive Baxter
Flt. Lieut. Shorthouse: Derek Aylward
Sergeant Balnes: Richard Shaw
Jack the Poacher: Colin Douglas
Martha: Ann Wilton
Mr. Wadham: John Richmond

: News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Boots and Saddles: The Terror of Fort Lowell

Major Jefferies from Washington, who mistrusts all Indians, forces Captain Adams to disband his Apache Scouts. When the Major's life is at stake, however, he changes his opinion.

: 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

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard
See page 5


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr. Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr. Proctor: Brian Rawlinson
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Potter: Paul Norman
Matron: Charlotte Mitchell
Major Delgardo: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Sir John Dalton: Robert Raglan
Mr. Brathy: Robert Perceval

: The Steel Goddess

(See above and page 5)
A film for television
Written, recorded and directed by Philip Donnellan

A film of the building - by a group of British companies - of a great steelworks in Bengal and the changes in village life that it is bringing
With traditional music by Nikhil Banerji (sitar) Ali Akbar Khan (sarad) Ewan McColl and Isla Cameron


Written, recorded and directed by: Philip Donnellan
Camera: Ken Higgins
Editor: Joseph Sterling
Assistant to the Director: Toon Ghose
Assistant to the Director: Benu Maulik
Translations: Sukhendra Sinha
Sitar player: Nikhil Banerji
Sarad player: Ali Akbar Khan
Singer: Ewan McColl
Singer: Isla Cameron

: Rollo

by Marcel Achard
Adapted by Felicity Douglas.
Televised direct from the Strand Theatre, London by arrangement with Henry Sherek

(See page 4)


Author: Marcel Achard
Adapter: Felicity Douglas
Settings: Michael Richardson
Director: Frank Hauser
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Leon Rollo: Leo McKern
Edith Rollo: Gwen Cherrell
Veronique Carradine: Nicolette Bernard
Noel Carradine: Ferdy Mayne
Alexa: Jacqueline Ellis

: Miss World 1959

Organised by Mecca Dancing in conjunction with the News of the World
See foot of page


Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Peter Webber

: Lifeline: Venereal Disease

Tonight the Consultant Psychiatrist examines a situation of deep concern to doctors and the general public.


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

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