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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Fission and Nuclear Energy

(first shown last Monday)
See page 12
To be repeated on February 29 and March 3
(to 12.00)

: 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 13.15)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news.
A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Family Affairs: Living through Playing

A programme emphasising the importance of play for young children.
Paul Abbatt talks about the right toy for the right age, and shows some examples.
Dorothy Glynn discusses creative play in the infant school.
Excerpts from the Realist film, 'The Golden Age', illustrate young children at play.
Introduced by Anne Allen.


Item presenter: Paul Abbatt
Item presenter: Dorothy Glynn
Presenter: Anne Allen
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 8: The Colonel's Discovery

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


Author: Sydney Carter
Adapted for television by: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mrs Slagg: Blanche Fothergill
Mike Williams: John Flint
Colonel Scrutton: Eric Holmes
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Jack Evans: Hugh Morton
Gary Jones: Peter Furnell
Helen Dallas: Jane Lethbridge

: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: West of England

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Human Jackdaw
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Miss Hurst: Margery Caldicott

: 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

: Home in Time

to listen to music for the young at heart.
Introduced by Peter King.
with Dennis Lotis, Doreen Hume, Bert Weedon
and featuring the BBC Midland Light Orchestra.
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See facing page


Presenter: Peter King
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Gilbert Vinter
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes, 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: Return Journey

The biography of a shy young bachelor by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] George Cole, Isabel Dean, 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
Psyche: Mady
[Psyche] assisted by: Percy Edwards

: Spy-Catcher: 2: The V.I.P.

A series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime based on the experiences of Lt.-Col. Oreste Pinto.
With Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: On the Spot!

with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the News Chronicle which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and most successful use of the top prize of £5,000, to 'Get Ahead'.
The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Alderman Mrs. Pearl Hyde, W. J. Carron
Chairman of the Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale


Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Alderman Mrs. Pearl Hyde
Judge: W. J. Carron
Chairman of the Judges: John Coope
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Amateur Boxing

Outside broadcast cameras visit St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow to see some of the bouts in this year's Scottish A.B.A. Championships.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir Ifor Evans, Bernard Williams, Norman Birnbaum.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Bernard Williams
Panellist: Norman Birnbaum
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Adar Y Nos

Ar drothwy Gwyl Ddewi
A light entertainment for Welsh viewers.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.37)

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