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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: The Cell and New Individuals

Kenneth Mather, F.R.S., Professor of Genetics at the University of Birmingham, explains the processes of cell division and shows how hereditary factors are passed from one generation to another in the material of the chromosomes.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Kenneth Mather
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Trafod
Holi ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(Daily news and current affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Birds in Winter: 2: Passage Migrants and Winter Visitors

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

Many different kinds of bird visit Britain in the autumn. Some, like the curlew sandpiper and the grey phalarope, are passage migrants which only call in on their way southwards from the far north. Others, like the redwing, spend the whole winter with us.


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

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Come and Join Us

Members of the National Union of Townswomen's Guilds put questions to Lady James of Rusholme, The Rev. Canon W. Garlick and Mark Carlisle.
In the chair, Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes, Television.
From Belle Vue, Manchester


Panellist: Lady James of Rusholme
Panellist: The Rev. Canon W. Garlick
Panellist: Mark Carlisle
Chairman: Doreen Stephens
Director: Olive Shapley

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the BBC's Midland television studios
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranger: Ann Shead
Music arranger and player: Helen Shields
Presented by: Reg Perrin

: Mikki the Martian

A visitor from Outer Space with Ray Alan.


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Collectors' Corner: Historical model trains

Steve Benbow

Pewter Relief Modelling with Zita Dundas,
Anna Myers (piano)
Tom Margerison, Ph.D., Scientific Editor, The New Scientist.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Item presenter (Pewter Relief Modelling): Zita Dundas
Pianist: Anna Myers
Guest (Pewter Relief Modelling): Tom Margerison
Producer: Leonard Chase

: 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

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 4: Insects

An unusual story of the insect world of Africa, in which a butterfly, a spider, and an army of ants play the principal parts.


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Tonight

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


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

: News Summary

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says 'This Is Your Life' to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Liam Nolan
Theme music: James Turner
Theme music played by an orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Philip Marlowe: Child of Virtue

A new film series starring Philip Carey as the Private Eye created by Raymond Chandler.
Marlowe agrees to protect the pretty daughter of an ex-racketeer. When his charge is kidnapped he has a lot to answer for.


Created by: Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe: Philip Carey

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: David Wheeler

: 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
Mr Dinwiddie: Gordon Phillott
Mr Proctor: Brian Rawlinson
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Potter: Paul Norman
Rawlinson: Geoffrey Paget
Miss Partington: Beryl Measor
School Inspector: Eric Dodson

: News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Peter West introduces the seventh heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

West Midlands
From the Casino, Birmingham with Billy Walker and his Band.
Compere, Leslie Dunn
West Scotland
From the Locarno, Glasgow with Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Compere, Bill Jack

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd., including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (West Midlands): Billy Walker and his Band
Compere (West Midlands): Leslie Dunn
Producer (West Midlands): Philip Lewis
Musicians (West Scotland): Benny Daniels
Compere (West Scotland): Bill Jack
Producer (West Scotland): Robert Stewart
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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