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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen and Farmers: Lake Dwellers in Burma

The story of a people who have come to lead a strangely amphibious life.
Filmed by A.C. Barrington Brown and introduced by Tim Slessor.
(First shown on November 23)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
Filmmaker: A.C. Barrington Brown
Film Editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: 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: 9: Percussion

A series of eleven programmes about musical instruments, their players, and the music written for them.

Introduced by James Blades
with Joan Goossens (piano).
(BBC recording)


Presenter/Percussionist: James Blades
Pianist: Joan Goossens
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
The Story of San Marco: San Marco, U.S.A.
(second series)

Jenny Grant: Episode 3
The story of a young dancer written and told by Ann Taylor.
with Mary Hewing.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: John Hunter Blair
Writer/storyteller (Jenny Grant): Ann Taylor
Jenny Grant: Mary Hewing

: Whirlybirds: The Iron Mountain

A tough old-timer owns a valuable stretch of land high up on the mountain. In spite of tempting offers, he refuses to sell his rights, but a couple of crooks are just as determined as he is, and what is one man's life to them? Chuck and P.T. find themselves involved in a desperate race against the clock.


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: 'Christmas Shopping'
(The Sketch Club exhibition is now at Museums and Fine Art Galleries, Albert Institute, Dundee)


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: 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

Percy Thrower shows seasonal work in garden and greenhouse and with John T. Warren, Gardens Manager of the Electrical Research Association at Reading, advises on the simplest and cheapest uses of electricity in the garden and on a selective approach to tools and gadgets for the physically disabled.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John T. Warren
Director: John Farrington
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

: The Georgian State Dance Company

in a programme of spectacular dances.
Partsa - Georgian ritual dance
Kartuli - Georgian courtship
Khokimi - A mountain battle
Kazbek Dance - From the Caucasian Mountains
Khevsur Suite - Sabre Dance
Gliding Dance
Mkhedruli - The armed horsemen
(The Georgian State Dance Company appears by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser and the Corporation of the Royal Albert Hall)
See page 4


Dancers: The Georgian State Dance Company
Artistic director: Nino Ramishvili
Artistic director: Iliko Sukhishvili
Director: Apollon Kipiani
Costumes: S. B. Virsaladze
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Bleak House: Episode 7

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

In which Jo moves on and disaster comes to Bleak House.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Jo: Malcolm Knight
Mr. Snagsby: Leslie French
John Jarndyce: Andrew Cruickshank
Ada Clare: Elizabeth Shepherd
Esther Summerson: Diana Fairfax
Charley: Angela Crow
Richard Carstone: Colin Jeavons
William Guppy: Timothy Bateson
Tony Jobling: Aubrey Woods
Mademoiselle Hortense: Annette Carell
Lady Honoria Dedlock: Iris Russell
Mrs. Rouncewell: Eileen Draycott
Mr. Tulkinghorn: John Phillips
Mr. Inspector Bucket: Richard Pearson
Stable man: Raymond Adamson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Sidney Vivian, Hugh Lloyd, Robert Dorning, Alec Bregonzi, Laurie Webb, Tom Clegg, Ivor Raymonde, Richard Statman, Philip Carr, Lionel Wheeler, John Vyvyan
(BBC recording)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
Man in ticket booth: Hugh Lloyd
Ticket seller: Robert Dorning
1st Footballer: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
[Actor]: Tom Clegg
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde
[Actor]: Richard Statman
[Actor]: Philip Carr
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler
Goalkeeper: John Vyvyan

: The Third Man: Question of Price

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
Guest Star, Viveca Lindfors
(A BBC film release)

A precious casket becomes the motive for piracy and Harry Lime proves he is not always for sale to the highest bidder.
See facing page


Story and teleplay by: Harry Brown
Director: David O. McDearmon
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Elsa: Viveca Lindfors
Demos Recuite: Simon Oakland
Ritter: Rudolph Anders
Arlatti: Frank Dekova
Carstairs: Tom Greenway
Najian: Len Lesser
Stewardess: Cece Whitney
Butler: Martin Garralaga
Radio Operator: Robert Sherman

: Safari to Asia: 3: Money to Burn

Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia

On a last round of the Bangkok shops before going upcountry, Armand and Michaela Denis find a trader dealing in commodities for the next world - for to the Eastern mind, death is not necessarily solemn or sad.
They also arrange for the care of their pets in their absence, and are invited to witness a tattooing ritual.


Presenter/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to: Bertrand Russell, O.M. on 'The Wisdom of the West'.
Chairman, Romila Thapar
Produced by Hallam Tennyson and John Danvers from Liverpool
(BBC recording)

(A sound recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the General Overseas Service of the BBC)
See page 5


Chairman: Romila Thapar
Guest: Bertrand Russell
Producer: Hallam Tennyson
Producer: John Danvers

: 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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