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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Cell Movement

by Professor Michael Abercrombie, F.R.S.

There are two main kinds of locomotion in single-celled animals-crawling over a solid surface and swimming through a liquid medium by means of thread-like organs of propulsion. These two basic kinds of movement are also found in the cells of higher animals.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor Michael Abercrombie
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

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

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Birds in Winter: 3: Land Birds in Winter

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

The winter months are a particularly good time in which to begin learning bird identification. Today's programme shows a simple method of sketching birds to help in taking notes in the field. Many land birds change their diets in winter and some, like the robin, take up special territories. In some winters Britain is invaded by numbers of an attractive berry-eating bird-the wax-wing.


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

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Your Turn Now

A programme of home-made entertainment with Archie McCulloch from Edinburgh.
Guest star, Robert Wilson
At the organ, Andrew Fenner


Presenter: Archie McCulloch
Tenor/guest star: Robert Wilson
Organist: Andrew Fenner
Director: Robert Stewart

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

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


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Presented by: Reg Perrin

: Hank

The first of a new series of adventures of the old-timer and his horse, Silver King.
Introduced by Francis Coudrill who made the film.


Presenter/filmmaker: Francis Coudrill

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

About the Theatre with John Neville
On Stage, Please
The Beginning of the Theatre

Would You Believe It?
Illustrated by Bill Hooper.

A Bolt from the Blue
A miniature chess masterpiece.

Do It Yourself with Barry Bucknell

Robin Adler's Camera Club


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (About the Theatre): John Neville
Associate producer (About the Theatre): Bryan Izzard
Item presenter (Would You Believe It?): Bill Hooper
Item presenter (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Item presenter (Robin Adler's Camera Club): Robin Adler
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: 5: The Big Tuskers

Elephants with tusks, each one weighing a hundred pounds or more, are rarely seen today. They have been killed either by sportsmen in search of trophies or by poachers in search of ivory.
Armand and Michaela Denis try to find out whether there are any elephants left rivalling the big tuskers of the past.


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 Tim Parkes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Tim Parkes
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: Ken Smith
Story written and research by: Shirley MacNab
Theme music written by: James Turner
[Theme music] conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Philip Marlowe: The Ugly Duckling

A new film series starring Philip Carey as the Private Eye created by Raymond Chandler.

Called upon to investigate a mysterious accident to a wealthy woman, Marlowe finds himself involved in an accident of equally mysterious origin.


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
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Potter: Paul Norman
Rawlinson: Geoffrey Paget
Bouverie: Derek Needs
Mr Theobald: Raymond Rollett
Second Governor: Lionel Marson
Third Governor: Ronald Mayer
Mr Teesdale: Wallas Eaton

: News

: Television Dancing Club

with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
with demonstrations by Stan Dudley and Christine Norton, Jack Orton Smith and Norma Noble, Constance Grant Formation Team from Sheffield and presenting the 7th Heat of the 1959-60 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies with Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
Assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Susan Franks


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Stan Dudley
Dancer: Christine Norton
Dancer: Jack Orton Smith
Dancer: Norma Noble
Formation dancers: Constance Grant Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer/assisted by (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Susan Franks
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr
Producer: Richard Afton

: Bransby Williams: Solo Performance


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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