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

Dr. T. E. Allibone, F.R.S., Director of the Associated Electrical Industries Research Laboratory, Aldermaston Court, discusses the behaviour of the isotopes of uranium and the development of reactors and their use.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Dr. T. E. Allibone
Demonstrations: E. F. Chivers
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd A Bechgyn Y FFin
Ymweliad a milwyr Gororwyr De Cymru yn yr Almaen Bu T. Glynne Davies a'r uned
Inlmiau yn vr Almaen yn ddiweddar yn gweld rhai o'r Cymry sy'n awr yn fllwyr ar y gororau pwysicaf yn y byd. wrth eu gwaith ac yn eu horiau hamdden
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Trees in Britain: 1: The Oak

A group of five programmes illustrating the chief features of a number of common British trees, the kind of country they are mainly found in, the uses of their timber, and some of the animals associated with them.
Introduced by Dr. Bruce Campbell.


Presenter: Dr. Bruce Campbell
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Eric Simms

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Your Turn Now

A programme of home-made entertainment with Archie McCulloch from Bournemouth.
Guest star, Tommy Reilly
At the organ, Andrew Fenner


Presenter: Archie McCulloch
Harmonicist/guest star: Tommy Reilly
Organist: Andrew Fenner
Director: Paul Bonner

: 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 and the Gangsters

An adventure 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 and Peter Hall: The Costumes
The Wardrobe Department of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre prepares for the new Stratford season.

Geoffrey Wallis at the piano

Would You Believe It?
Illustrated by Bill Hooper.

Do It Yourself with Barry Bucknell

Robin Adler's Camera Club


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (About the Theatre): John Neville
Item presenter (About the Theatre): Peter Hall
Associate producer (About the Theatre): Bryan Izzard
Pianist: Geoffrey Wallis
Artist (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 Denis and Michaela Denis: 8: Far and Wide

Few travellers to Africa have returned with pictures of leopards. They are extremely wary animals and very rarely come out in the open, except at night.
Armand and Michaela Denis have travelled far and wide to film these creatures. They tell how they succeeded at the end of a journey which took them from the tropical beaches of the Indian ocean to the high plateau of Tanganyika.


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including: John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Ronald Vivian
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
Associate producer: Don Haworth

: Charlie Drake: The Man with the Golden Hand

The stirring story of a little security man whose happy family life is disrupted by a noxious habit he has acquired through his devotion to duty.

(First shown on November 25, 1959)


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Ernest Maxin
Himself: Charlie Drake
Male Nurse: Michael Henry
Psychiatrist: Michael Moore
Mabel, Charlie's wife: Charlotte Mitchell
Grandma: Hilda Barry
Grandpa: Gibb McLaughlin
Cyril: James Langley
Fred, a workman: Herbert Nelson
Jacob Hepple: Peter Bathurst
First workman: Billy Maxam
Second workman: Harry Lane
Mrs Fordyce, canteen manageress: Dorothy Darke
Arnold Hepple: Richard Waring
Bert, of Nicotinics Anonymous: Sam Kydd

: Philip Marlowe: Prescription for Murder

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

After five years of happy marriage, a prominent physician finds his wife's attitude towards him unaccountably changed and he feels the need to consult another specialist-Philip Marlowe, a specialist in crime.


Created by: Raymond Chandler
Philip Marlowe: Philip Carey

: News

: Television Dancing Club

(Thirteenth Year)
with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Eric Donaldson and Edna Barnett, Benny Tolmeyer and Sylvia Sylve, The Russell-Vale Formation Team from Wood Green, London and presenting the 2nd Semi-Final of the 1959-60 Competition for the Television Dancing Club
with Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
Assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, June Sylvaine


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Eric Donaldson
Dancer: Edna Barnett
Dancer: Benny Tolmeyer
Dancer: Sylvia Sylve
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: June Sylvaine
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: One Summer's Day

In the heart of a Canadian winter, memories drift back to the long lazy days of summer spent out of doors by the lake and in the sun.
A National Film Board of Canada film

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