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: 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.
(to 11.45)


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

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Croeso'n Ol i rai o'r Cymry tramor a fydd yn y stiwdio yn siarad gyda Havard Gregory
(Daily news, and a 'Welcome Back' to some overseas people)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Looking at Animals: 2: Birds

This week John Berger takes a look at a pigeon and a kestrel hawk, sees some of the ways they have been portrayed in art, and meets two young artists at work on this theme.


Presenter: John Berger
Producer: Michael Gill

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
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 including
Spot the Aircraft
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
Draw It Yourself
Tony Hart gives you some more useful tips on simple sketching.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Draw It Yourself): Tony Hart
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger: Double Jeopardy

Judge Bradey is going to give evidence against Clive Hensaw, a bank robber. Clive's mother holds the Judge's daughter, Molly, hostage. The Lone Ranger and Tonto must find Molly before the trial. They release the criminal hoping he will lead them to her.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
Today's programme includes film reports from the world of sport and announces
The Junior Sportsview Personality of 1959.


Presenter: Billy Wright
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: 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 James Bruce
For Potato Growers
Recommended varieties
An early boiling from pots and cloches
Diseases-Pests-and Remedies
Fertilisers and planting methods
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (For Potato Growers): James Bruce
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Home in Time

to listen to music of many lands
Introduced by Peter King.
with Ursula Connors, Tommy Reilly, Dorita y Pepe and featuring the BBC Midland Light Orchestra

(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gilbert VinterFrom the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Peter King
Singer: Ursula Connors
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Singers: Dorita y Pepe
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Gilbert Vinter
Producer: Philip Lewis

: How Green Was My Valley: 5: Proposal and Disposal

by Richard Llewellyn.
Adapted as an eight-part serial by Barry Thomas.
The story of a valley and of the people who lived in it.
In this episode Huw grows up, Angharad receives a proposal, and Mr. Gruffydd makes his position clear.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: Richard Llewellyn
Adapter: Barry Thomas
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Davy: Glyn Houston
Huw: Henley Thomas
Mr Gruffydd: William Squire
Angharad: Sulwen Morgan
Beth Morgan: Rachel Thomas
Gwilym Morgan: Eynon Evans
Mr Evans, a mine owner: Desmond Llewelyn
Iestyn, his son: Ray Smith
Ceinwen Phillips: Anita Morgan
Bronwen: Margaret John
Ivor: David Lyn

: Sykes and a Telephone


Script: Johnny Speight
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Third Man: The Third Medallion

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
Guest star, Nehemiah Persoff

Three unique medallions were presented by the grateful government of France for services rendered by Free French agents. Harry Lime discovers the owners of two of the medallions, but who is the third agent?


Story and teleplay by: Milton Gelman
Director: Paul Stanley
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Sandor Varnezki: Nehemiah Persoff
Holz Donner: Werner Klemperer
Martine: Narda Onyx
Adelle: Patricia Donahue
Adelle's mother: Lisa Golm
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to Sydney Graves on his life as a London docker during the past thirty-eight years.

Chairman, Romila Thapar
(A sound recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the General Overseas Service of the BBC)


Panellist: Sydney Graves
Chairman: Romila Thapar
Producer: Hallam Tennyson
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: News

: Lord Beaverbrook

In tonight's film Lord Beaverbrook talks to viewers from his boyhood home in Canada and reminisces about his early life, his collection of paintings, and the part he played in world affairs.


Presenter: Lord Beaverbrook

: 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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