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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: The Age of Mammals

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

Early mammals arose from mammal-like reptiles; they grew hair, became warm-blooded, and developed milk glands for feeding the young. The retention of eggs within the body of the mother until the young were relatively advanced was probably a later stage in evolution.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Director: L. J. Lawler
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Abolwg
Sylwadau arbenigwyr ar wahanol bynciau'r dydd
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Androcles and the Lion: Part 2

by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Roderick Cook, Peter Bull, Ruth Meyers, Julian Glover
with Terry Scully, Clinton Greyn, Jeremy Geidt


Author: Bernard Shaw
Music arranged and played by: George Hall
Costumes supervised by: Maureen Muggeridge
Make-up supervised by: Elizabeth Armstrong
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Lavinia: Ruth Meyers
Spintho: Terry Scully
The Editor: Jeremy Geidt
Androcles: Roderick Cook
Ferrovius: Clinton Greyn
Menagerie keeper: Gordon Gostelow
The Emperor: Peter Bull
Metellus: Donald Pickering
Lentulus: David William
Secutor: Michael Murray
Retiarius: Kerrigan Prescott
The Captain: Julian Glover
The Lion: Bob Stevenson
The call boy: Derek Ware
Other parts played by: Meriel Hunn
Other parts played by: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
Other parts played by: Evelyn Lund
Other parts played by: Frederick Jones
Other parts played by: Alan Holden
Other parts played by: Richard Holden
Other parts played by: Pat Milner
Other parts played by: Trevor Griffiths
The lion roared by: Jeremy Bisley

: Remembering Summer: 8

in the Gloucestershire countryside with Laurie Lee who recalls the valley to which he often returns and where he wrote 'Cider with Rosie'.


Presenter: Laurie Lee
Producer: Monica Sims

: Cookery Club

'It's the sauce that makes the difference'
Guest Cook, Zena Skinner shows how to make Croquettes of Veal with a piquant sauce.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Zena Skinner
Producer: Ann Shead

: For Deaf Children

Benjy and Bolt
The story of a little boy and his dog.
A film made by Oliver Postgate with drawings by Peter Firmin.
and results of the picture-book competition.
Programme arranged in co-operation with the National Institute for the Deaf


Writer (Benjy and Bolt): Oliver Postgate
Drawings (Benjy and Bolt): Peter Firmin

: Bronco: Shadow of a Man

A film series about the roving cowboy adventures starring Ty Hardin.
Bronco with a job just completed and free as air, tosses a coin to decide which road to take, and finds that it leads him to an accusation of robbery and murder.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A weekly programme for people who are looking for new ideas, new materials, and new ways to make their homes easier to run and safer and pleasanter to live in.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: 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

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

The Fastest Show in Black and White
starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Kenneth Connor, Margo Henderson
and The Television Toppers, George Chisholm's Jazzers, The Jackpots, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, John Boulter.
The Minstrel Orchestra
Conducted by Eric Robinson
(BBC recording)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
[Minstrels] conducted by/vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Impressionist: Margo Henderson
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: George Chisholm's Jazzers
Singers: The Jackpots
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: John Boulter
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Musicians: The Minstrel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: Night on the Highway

by Renato Lelli.
English version and television adaptation by George R. Foa.
[Starring] Isa Miranda and George Pravda with Kenneth Cope


Author: Renato Lelli
English version and television adaptation: George R. Foa
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: George R. Foa
Valerio Rossello: George Pravda
Lucia Rossello: Isa Miranda
Maurizio Rossello: Kenneth Cope
Mario's voice: Richard Statman

: Men of Action: 8: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur

Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks in the last of the series Men of Action
In these programmes General Horrocks tells the story of those who have lived dangerously.


Presenter: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Subject: Douglas MacArthur
Research: Peter Stone
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Therese Denny

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this edition:
Scenes from 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' starring John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter and Angela Lansbury
Keith Fordyce talks to John Mills in his London flat.
'Jazzboat' with Anthony Newley and Anne Aubrey
An interview with Anthony Newley
'Never Takes Sweets from a Stranger' with Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, and Felix Aylmer
'The Angry Silence' starring Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig and Bernard Lee
Robert Robinson talks to Richard Attenborough about this, his first venture as an independent film producer.
(Films by courtesy of United Artists Columbia, and British Lion)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewer: Keith Fordyce
Interviewee: John Mills
Interviewee: Anthony Newley
Interviewee: Richard Attenborough
Producer: Richard Evans
Editor: Christopher Doll

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