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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Radioactive Isotopes in Medicine

by Professor D. W. Smithers.

Radioactive isotopes are used in medicine both for the changes they can bring about in living tissue and as 'tracers' which show how materials move about in the body and how they behave.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor D. W. Smithers
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a TKAFOD
Holi ac ateb ar faterion y dydd
(Daily news and current affairs)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Trees in Britain: 2: The Common Elm

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

(BBC film)

: Something to Read

Introduced by Brian Redhead.
With Patience Collier, Joanna Kilmartin, June Green, Sid Chaplin, Roger Senhouse and Pamela Bright talking about her book "The Day's End".


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Patience Collier
Guest: Joanna Kilmartin
Guest: June Green
Guest: Sid Chaplin
Guest: Roger Senhouse
Guest: Pamela Bright
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the BBC's Midland television studio
Chart on page 24
(to 15.30)


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

: Hank: Bubble Trouble

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: Lighting the Set
Demonstrated by Frederick Bentham.

Mme. de Sarigny shows how to make unusual egg cosies
See Junior Radio Times

Many a Slip
A miniature chess masterpiece.

The Sky in March with Patrick Moore

Steve Benbow


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (About the Theatre): John Neville
Lighting (About the Theatre): Frederick Bentham
Associate producer (About the Theatre): Bryan Izzard
Cook: Mme de Sarigny
Item presenter (The Sky in March): Patrick Moore
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
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: 9: Home and Away

A journey through Kenya to visit an unusual research station, and to photograph some of the most beautiful and graceful birds of Africa, the Kavirondo Cranes. On their return to Nairobi, Armand Denis and Michaela Denis spend some time with their own animals in their own home.


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 Alex McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
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: Liam Nolan
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: Heaven Knows, Mr. Drake

In which Charlie Drake as an out-of-work singer gets mixed up with some very shady characters in the good old U.S.A.
(First shown on December 9, 1959)


Producer: Ernest Maxin
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script: Charlie Drake
Script: David Cumming
Script: Derek Collyer
Charles O'Casey Drake: Charlie Drake
Spike: Murray Kash
Fingers: Gary Colleano
The Clerk: James Dyrenforth
Louie: Robert Mackenzie
Babs: Jennifer Browne
Tony Angelo: Robert Ayres
Mike Slade: Gordon Sterne
Bugsy Spiegel: Patrick Durkin
Thug: Tom Clegg

: Philip Marlowe: The Mogul

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

Several people feel better with the jealous film executive dead. But not Marlowe-the body is found in his bedroom and this sort of thing can lead to a strained relationship with Lieutenant Manny Harris.


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 second semi-final in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

West Midlands
From the Casino, Birmingham with Billy Walker and his Band.
Compere, Leslie Dunn
East Midlands
From the Palais, Nottingham with Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Compere, David Coleman

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


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (West Midlands): Billy Walker and his Band
Compere (West Midlands): Leslie Dunn
Producer (West Midlands)/executive producer: Barrie Edgar
Musicians (East Midlands): Benny Daniels and his Orchestra
Compere (East Midlands): David Coleman
Producer (East Midlands): Philip Lewis
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: John McGonagle

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

Viewers whose sets are tuned to Rowridge will see Entertainment? in which Johnny Morris recalls some of the entertainers he knew as a child, from 10.40-10.55.
Followed by News Summary, Weather, and Close Down


Presenter (Entertainment?): Johnny Morris

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