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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Physical World: 4: The Atmosphere

The evolution of man has fitted him to live in the special conditions existing on the earth's crust. He has never been more than twenty miles up from the surface of the earth, and in order to do this he must isolate himself in a cabin within which the air pressure must be kept up.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(BBC recording, first shown on November 25)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar ddatblygiadau ym myd y gwyddonydd a'r meddyg.
(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: 10: A New Sort of Life

Introduced by Peter West.
This programme shows how the young worker will have to adjust himself to a new status, a new set of personal relationships, and a new code of behaviour.
Script by Ronald Smurthwaite, Careers Advisory Officer to the Chartered Insurance Institute


Presenter: Peter West
Script: Ronald Smurthwaite
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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 Helen Connor, Beryl Gray, Christina Gregg, Jennifer Hocking, Barbro Mendoza, Barbara Muira.

At Home and Abroad
A selection of clothes by the Fashion Group of London which are earning Britain an international reputation in the fashion world.

A shop window of new ideas and accessories.

Have You Ever Had A Facial?
Maureen O'Leary visits a Beauty Salon.

Glamour After Six
Evening dresses for the party season.

3.15 Tell me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Fashion and Beauty): Robert Gladwell
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Helen Connor
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Beryl Gray
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Christina Gregg
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Jennifer Hocking
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Barbro Mendoza
Model (Fashion and Beauty): Barbara Muira
Item presenter (Have You Ever Had A Facial?): Maureen O'Leary
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

: The Ugly Duckling

A film based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
All the animals are so unkind to the little bird who is so unlike the other members of the family that at last he runs away and lives by himself. Then one day his true nature appears.


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

: A Greeting for Christmas

The story of a Christmas card.
Filmed at a Greeting Card Factory in Leeds

(See Junior Radio Times)


Devised and produced for television by: Trevor Hill
Photography: Gerry Pullen
Editor: Donald James
The Shop Assistant: Valerie Skardon

: Ask for King Billy: Part 5

From the novel by Henry Treece
Adapted for television in five parts by C.E. Webber
With Peter Bull and Donald Churchill

(Charles Leno is in "A Glimpse of the Sea" at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Author: Henry Treece
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Producer: Tony Halfpenny
Designer for the series: Susan Spence
Wardrobe Supervisor: Angela Flanders
Make-up Supervisor: Jean Lord
Film Cameraman: John Turner
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Gordon Stewart: Donald Churchill
Tall man: Peter Thomas
Little man: Wolfe Morris
Man in black: Peter Bull
Billy the Tramp: Charles Leno
Milk Bar Waitress: Diana Daneman
Girl: Susan Brown
First tramp: Owen Berry
Second tramp: Howell Davies
Barman: Geoffrey Hibbert
Seaman: Roy Smith
Mike Wadham: Colin Spaull
Connie: Gillian Barber

: 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 Superstition

A new trooper, Private Spanner, becomes the Fort's 'jinx', but when he blunders into an Apache trap his reputation proves to be his saving grace.

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
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


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr. Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Potter: Paul Norman
Rawlinson: Geoffrey Paget
Bouverie: Derek Needs
Mr. Theobald School Governor: Raymond Rollett
Mr. Teesdale: Wallas Eaton

: And Suddenly It's Spring

by Jack Popplewell.
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood, Yolande Donlan, Frank Lawton
Televised direct from the Duke of York's Theatre, London.
(by arrangement with Peter Saunders)

(See pages 4 and 5)


Writer: Jack Popplewell
Decor: Paul Anstee
Director: Charles Hickman
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Joy Lucas: Yolande Donlan
Sally Seymour: Margaret Lockwood
Ford Baxter: John Stone
Peggy Jones: Pat Pleasance
Brian Lawson: Graham Payn
Harry Markham: Frank Lawton
Spike Muldoon: John McCarthy

: Science International: No.1: What is Life?

A world-wide report on Scientific Research.

The scientist looks at the living cell and the mysteries of the origins of life on earth.

Professor Michael Swann and Raymond Baxter introduce contributions from:

Europe - Dr. S. Brenner and Robert Horne, The Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Professor F.G. Young, F.R.S., Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge; Professor L.S. Penrose, F.R.S., The Galton Laboratory, University College, London; Dr. M. Mitchison, Department of Zoology, University of Edinburgh; Dr. M. Grunberg-Manago, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris

United States of America - Dr. M. Meselson, California Institute of Technology; Dr. Sober, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Britton Chance, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. David E. Green, Institute of Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin; Dr. Harold C. Urey, University of California, La Jolla; Dr. Melvin Calvin, University of California, Berkeley

American film sequences directed by Derek Burrell-Davis and made in co-operation with the United States Information Services

U.S.S.R. - Academician A.I. Oparin, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry Filming arranged for the BBC by Moscow Radio


Presenter: Professor Michael Swann
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Speaker: Dr. S. Brenner
Speaker: Robert Horne
Speaker: Professor F.G. Young, F.R.S.
Speaker: Professor L.S. Penrose, F.R.S.
Speaker: Dr. M. Mitchison
Speaker: Dr. M. Grunberg-Manago
Speaker: Dr. M. Meselson
Speaker: Dr. Sober
Speaker: Dr. Britton Chance
Speaker: Dr. David E. Green
Speaker: Dr. Harold C. Urey
Speaker: Dr. Melvin Calvin
Speaker: Academician A.I. Oparin
American: film sequences directed by Derek Burrell-Davis
Script and research: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Design: Stephen Taylor
Production Team: Michael Latham
Production Team: Mary Popper
Production: Humphrey Fisher
Production: Aubrey E. Singer

: Television Concert Hall

Szymon Goldberg plays Mozart's Violin Concerto in A, K.219 with the London Mozart Players
Conductor, Harry Blech
The programme also includes Mozart's Overture, The Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 32 in G, K.318.
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.

(In the next programme of this series on December 15, Clifford Curzon plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Norman Del Mar)


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Violinist: Szymon Goldberg
Musicians: The London Mozart Players
Conductor: Harry Blech
Producer: Walter Todds

: Through Wooden Eyes

The second of a series of three programmes in which Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth introduce excerpts from their recent show.
This programme includes rod puppets from Poland and Java; a short play, 'Fly by Night'; and a topical shadow cartoon by Neville Main.


Presenter/puppeteer: Jan Bussell
Presenter/puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Artist: Neville Main
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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