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

A review programme in which we glance back through some of the film seen during the past term.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
(First shown on December 7)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
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: 11: Full Orchestra

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

London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner)
Introduced and conducted by Harry Newstone.
(BBC recording)


Presenter/Conductor: Harry Newstone
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Producer: Arthur Langford

: 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 14.45)


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
The Story of San Marco: Goods Engines and Wagons
(Second series)

Jenny Grant: Episode 5
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: Dog Gone


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: 'Winter Landscape'

(From tomorrow, the Sketch Club Exhibition will be at Victoria Street Art Gallery, Nottingham)


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

Work to finish before Christmas in garden and greenhouse shown by Percy Thrower.

House Plants
Rubber plants; Trailing ivies; Aphelandra and Aspidistra with other recommendations for Christmas plant buying and care of plants in the home shown by Frances Perry.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (House Plants): Frances Perry
Director: John Farrington
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson and Tim Parkes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Singer/guitarist: Tim Parkes
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, Steve Arlen, The Three Barry Sisters, Frank Ifield
Guest artist: Dennis Lotis
The John Shakespeare Choir and the music of Ken Mackintosh, his Saxophone and Orchestra


Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Steve Arlen
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Singer: Frank Ifield
Singer/guest artist: Dennis Lotis
Singers: The John Shakespeare Choir
Saxophonist: Ken Mackintosh
Music associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Production: Stewart Morris

: Bleak House: Episode 9

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

In which Mr. Tulkinghorn receives three warnings.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Eric Tayler
Mr. Vholes: Gerald Cross
Richard Carstone: Colin Jeavons
Esther Summerson: Diana Fairfax
Ala Clare: Elizabeth Shepherd
Charley: Angela Crow
John Jarndyce: Andrew Cruickshank
Allan Woodcourt: Jerome Willis
Jo: Malcolm Knight
Mr. George: Michael Aldridge
Mr. Tulkinghorn: John Phillips
Mr. Inspector Bucket: Richard Pearson
Mr. Snagsby: Leslie French
Mademoiselle Hortense: Annette Carell
Lady Honoria Dedlock: Iris Russell
Mrs. Rouncewell: Eileen Draycott

: Para Handy - Master Mariner

A television series by Duncan Ross.
Based on the stories by Neil Munro.
[Starring] Duncan Macrae with Roddy McMillan, John Grieve and Angus Lennie
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland
(BBC recording)
Duncan Ross writes on page 3


Writer: Duncan Ross
Based on the stories by: Neil Munro
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Hanley
Film Editor: James Mearns
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Para Handy: Duncan Macrae
Macphail: John Grieve
Dougie: Roddy McMillan
Sunny Jim: Angus Lennie
Mrs. Stott: Betty Henderson
Erchie: Douglas Murchie
McNab: David Mowat
Police Sergeant: Harry Walker
Mary: Mary Walton
Also taking part: Hilda Case
Also taking part: Students from the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: 5: A Rough Ride to the Rade

Armand and Michaela Denis reach South Vietnam at last. They go shopping in the capital, Saigon, and visit the Temple of the Tortoise. While still in the city, Michaela has her fortune told and then they go off up-country to meet the Rade people.


Presenter/Presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: 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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