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: For the Schools: Birds in Winter: 1: The Coming of Winter

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

With the end of summer the pattern of bird-life in Britain begins to change. The swallows leave for Africa where insect food is plentiful. Some of our resident birds change their diet altogether, while others flock together for safety.
Today's programme illustrates this changing behaviour and also shows ways of finding the roosts of birds.
(to 11.45)


Filmed and introduced by: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Eric Simms

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Cwraig Y Ty
Cylchgrawn in cynnwys awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Looking at Animals: 1: The Big Cats

John Berger meets a leopard, and looks at some of the ways artists of the past and today have portrayed this type of animal.


Presenter: John Berger
Producer: Michael Gill

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(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 and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger: Masked Deputy

A weak and frightened Sheriff allows cattle-rustlers to run the County as they please. Determined to catch the law-breakers red-handed, the Lone Ranger and Tonto follow a trail towards certain death. Only the Sheriff can save them-but can he find the courage to do so?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'Self Portrait'


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 with Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse and Francis Hanger
Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley showing Beauty from the Winter Garden.
Foliage-Berry-and Flower and Carrot, parsnip and turnip varieties ready for the table now.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Beauty from the Winter Garden): Francis Hanger
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Elton Hayes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Little Miss Music

Starring Sheila Buxton in an informal programme of melody
With Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
From the BBC's North of England television studios
BBC Recording


Singer: Sheila Buxton
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Producer: Barney Colehan

: How Green Was My Valley: 4: Further Education

by Richard Llewellyn.
Adapted as an eight-part serial by Barry Thomas.
The story of a valley and of the people who live in it.

Mr. Gruffydd falls foul of the deacons, Huw listens to nightingales, and Dai Bando gives his views on education.
From the BBC's Welsh studio


Author: Richard Llewellyn
Adapted by: Barry Thomas
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Mr Gruffydd: William Squire
Beth Morgan: Rachel Thomas
Huw Islwyn: Maelor Evans
Angharad: Sulwen Morgan
Gwilym Morgan: Eynon Evans
Davy: Glyn Houston
Mr Parry, the senior deacon: Conrad Evans
Ceinwen Phillips: Anita Morgan
Mervyn, her brother: Dudley Owen
Mr Jona: Dillwyn Owen
Dai Bando: Michael Forrest
Cyfartha Lewis: W.H. Williams
Mr Motshill: Edward Rees
Other parts played by: Timothy Williams
Other parts played by: Paul Hardy
Other parts played by: Geoffrey Lacy
Other parts played by: Jean Brown
Other parts played by: Myfanwy Jones
Other parts played by: Lesley Hughes
Other parts played by: Marion Davies

: Para Handy - Master Mariner: 6: The Marriage Market

A television series by Duncan Ross.
Based on the stories of Neil Munro.
[Starring] Duncan MacRae with Roddy McMillan, John Grieve, Angus Lennie
Film sequences by the BBC Scottish Film Unit
From the BBC's studio in Scotland


Writer: Duncan Ross
Based on stories by: Neil Munro
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Hanley
Film Editor: James Mearns
'Para Handy' theme: Ian Gourlay
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Sunny Jim: Angus Lennie
Para Handy: Duncan MacRae
Macphail: John Grieve
Dougie: Roddy McMillan
Mrs Crawford: Madeleine Christie
Nurse: Hilary Paterson
John: Paul Dougall
Bella: Effie Morrison
Barman: Andy Cowan-Martin

: The Third Man: Dinner in Paris

A film series, starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A famous chef, who is an old friend of Harry Lime, invites him to a specially prepared dinner. While Harry approves of the menu, he is less enthusiastic about the company his friend keeps.


Story and teleplay: Iain MacCormick
Director: Anthony Bushell
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Delena Kidd: Yvonne Chanteau
Coffler: Alexander Gauge
Howard Sherman: Thomas Duggan
Angèle: Jocelyn Britton
Durand: John Gordon
Pierre: Andre Charise
Gaudin: Michael Anthony
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: I Want to Go to School

The outstanding documentary film which tonight, on television, will be seen, by the public for the first time.
'I Want to go to School' is in many respects a sequel to the award-winning 'We Are the Lambeth Boys'. It is a brilliant and incisive observation of children at work and play.


Director: John Krish
Producer: Leon Clore
Producer: Karel Reisz

: News

: 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 Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Michael Balkwill

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