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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.
(Previously shown on Monday)
(to 12.00)


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

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru.
(Daily news, and a talk on Welsh religious matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: 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

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the picture
(BBC film)


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

: Family Affairs: Problem of Living

The Family Affairs panel discusses problems sent in by viewers.
This month it includes: Phyllis Hostler, Father John Groser, Rose Hacker, Edward Blishen.
In the Chair, Beryl Radley
Letters to the panel should be sent to Mrs. Beryl Radley, 'Family Affairs', [address removed]


Panellist: Phyllis Hostler
Panellist: Father John Groser
Panellist: Edward Blishen
Chairman: Beryl Radley
Director: Margaret Smith

: A House Called Bell Tower: 5: The Night of the Dance

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


Author: Sydney Carter
Adapter: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mike Williams: John Flint
John Drake: Brian Alexis
Gary Jones: Richard O'Sullivan
Greta Olssen: Tricia Magill
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hark
Jack Evans: Hugh Morton
Ian Craig: Ian Curry

: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with The Hedley Ward Trio, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Ronnie Corbett, Raymond Rollett, Robert Brothers' Chimpanzees and Double or Drop


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: Raymond Rollett
Animal act: Robert Brothers' Chimpanzes
Music: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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: All's Well That Ends Well

Written by Ronnie Taylor and Frank Roscoe.
This week: 'All's Well That Ends Well'
[Starring] Harry Worth
with Noel Hood, Paddy Edwards
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
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 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

: A Life of Bliss: A Stir in the Country!

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
Mr Bliss: Carleton Hobbs
Mrs Bliss: Sophie Stewart
Zoe Hunter: Sheila Sweet
Bernard Marshall: Ballard Berkeley
Carol Fellows: Deborah Watling
Psyche, the dog: null Mady
[Mady] assisted by: Percy Edwards

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: The Outsiders

Some animals have evolved right away from the mainstream of their kind. Hans Hass shows some of these 'outsiders' - crabs, corals, shells, a lazy shark, and a miniature Kon Tiki crew on its voyage into the unknown.
Directed and produced by Hans Hass in association with the BBC Natural History Unit


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

: Amateur Boxing: Midland Counties v. The Royal Air Force

From the Territorial Army Centre Fallings Park, Wolverhampton.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: John Farrington

: Eurovision Song Contest of 1960: Second British Heat

The second of three programmes in which viewer juries throughout the British Isles will select the song to represent Great Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest.
David Jacobs introduces the songs and Pearl Carr, Ronnie Carroll, Vince Eager, Bryan Johnson, Teddy Johnson, Marion Keene, Dennis Lotis sing them for you.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Singer: Vince Eager
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Marion Keene
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Settings: Richard Levin
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Hephzibah Menuhin, Peter Ustinov, Lord James
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Panellist: Peter Ustinov
Panellist: Lord James
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: European Skating Championships: Pair-Skating

The first of two relays from the Olympia Ice Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
This pair-skating event took place earlier this evening and was recorded over the Eurovision network.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Alan Weeks

: Adar Y Nos

A Welsh light entertainment programme.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.57)

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