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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Virus Research

by Dr. C. H. Andrewes, F.R.S.

The organisms known as viruses are too small to be seen with the ordinary microscope, but the electron microscope has revealed something of their form and structure. In today's programme Dr. Andrewes also discusses theories of their possible origin.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Dr. C. H. Andrewes
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Trafod
Holl ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Birds in Winter: 4: Water Birds in Winter

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

Today's programme illustrates the winter bird-life of three different areas of water-freshwater lakes, marsh pools, and tidal estuaries. Many kinds of duck and wading bird come to these areas and some of them have a special preference for one kind of water rather than another.


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

: Something to Read

Introduced by Brian Redhead with Joyce Howard, Dee Wells, June Green, John Cohen and Estelle Roberts discussing her book Forty Years a Medium.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Joyce Howard
Guest: Dee Wells
Guest: June Green
Guest: John Cohen
Guest: Estelle Roberts
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Olive Shapley

: 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: Hank's Old Phonograph

An adventure of the old-timer and his horse, Silver King.
Introduced by Francis Coudrill who made the film.
See Junior Radio Times


Presenter/filmmaker: Francis Coudrill

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

About the Theatre with John Neville: Writing the Lines
Ted Willis talks about the writer's job in the theatre.

Stanley Unwin with Peter Cavanagh

How to Make a Harmonograph as seen in All Your Own

The Steve Benbow Folk Four

Collectors' Corner


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (About the Theatre): John Neville
Guest (About the Theatre): Ted Willis
Associate producer (About the Theatre): Bryan Izzard
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Comedian: Peter Cavanagh
Musicians: The Steve Benbow Folk Four
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: 6: They Fly by Twilight

The story of an expedition into the heart of a mangrove swamp to photograph flying foxes. Flying foxes are large fruit-eating bats. They get their name from their clever pointed faces, brilliant eyes, and ever-alert ears. They live in huge colonies and spend the daylight hours hanging upside-down asleep.
At sunset they take off in their thousands-flying to feeding grounds that may be twenty miles away and even on islands across the sea.


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: Peter Moore
Theme music written by: James Turner
[Theme music] conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: 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
Matron: Charlotte Mitchell
Mr Garston: Ronnie Stevens
Sir Nigel Wright: Campbell Cotts
Cameraman: Bryan Kendrick

: Philip Marlowe: Mama's Boy

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


Created by: Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe: Philip Carey

: News

: Come Dancing

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

East Midlands
From the Palais, Nottingham with Nat Allen and his Orchestra.
North East
From the Oxford Galleries, Newcastle upon Tyne with Don Smith and his Orchestra.
Compere, Jack Watson

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


Musicians (East Midlands): Nat Allen and his Orchestra
Producer (East Midlands): Philip Lewis
Musicians (North East): Don Smith and his Orchestra
Compere (North East): Jack Watson
Producer (North East): Ray Lakeland
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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