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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.
(Previously shown last Monday)
(to 12.00)


Presenter: Kenneth Mather
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news

A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the picture


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwell
Picture: Sam Williams
Picture: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Family Affairs: Relaxation

'Poise and Movement', a Central Office of Information film, shows how to be relaxed in carrying out body movements.
A doctor discusses relaxation of the mind.
Introduced by Anne Allen.


Expert: A doctor [name uncredited]
Presenter: Anne Allen
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 4: The Voice of Martin

Written by Sydney Carter.
Adapted by Frank Baker.
(to 15.30)


Author: Sydney Carter
Adapter: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Mike Williams: John Flint
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare
Gary Jones: Richard O'Sullivan
Helen Dallas: Jane Lethbridge
Colonel Scrutton: Eric Holmes

: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: Wales

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Pharaoh's Curse
by Vere Lorrimer.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Elizabeth Collier: Anne Ridler
Professor Abdul Hamid: Philip Lennard

: 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

: The Trouble with Harry: Strike Up the Band

Written by Ronnie Taylor.
This week: 'Strike Up the Band'
[Starring] Harry Worth
With Noel Hood, Paddy Edwards
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Designer: Paul Bernard
Producer: John Ammonds
Aunt Victoria: Noel Hood
Doris: Paddy Edwards

: 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

: A Life of Bliss: Neighbourly Feeling!

The biography of a shy young bachelor by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] George Cole, Isabel Dean and Colin Gordon


Writer: Godfrey Harrison
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme Muir
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Isabel Dean
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Zoe Hunter: Sheila Sweet
Carol: Deborah Watling
Psyche, the dog: 'Mady'
Psyche assisted by: Percy Edwards

: Man at the Door: The Professional Debt Collector

Written by Allan Prior.
A knock at the door - and the caller is not always welcome.
The man who knocks at the door tonight is:
The Professional Debt Collector


Writer: Allan Prior
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Philip Barker

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: The Lamp Wreck

Hans and Lotte Hass explore a mysterious wreck off the island of Tillanchong. They find unusual treasure trove and from it are able to shed light on the history of the sunken ship.
In association with the BBC Natural History Unit


Diver/photography/directed and produced by: Lotte Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Photography: Kurt Herschel
Editor: Paul Khan
Sound: Stanley Schofield

: The Bob Hope Show

Starring Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Janis Paige, Rod Lauren, David Rose and his Orchestra.
Special Guest: Ernie Kovacs
(A recorded programme)


Presenter: Bob Hope
Performer: Rhonda Fleming
Performer: Janis Paige
Singer: Rod Lauren
Musicians: David Rose and his Orchestra
Comedian/special guest: Ernie Kovacs

: News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir George Thomson F.R.S., Dr. W. Grey Walter, Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Sir George Thomson
Panellist: Dr. W. Grey Walter
Panellist: Sir Julian Huxley
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Gelynion Cudd

A science programme for Welsh viewers.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.22)

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