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: For the Schools: Science for Sixth Forms: Radio Astronomy

by Professor A. C. B. Lovell, F.R.S.

In 1932 a young American engineer first detected radio signals from space, but it was not until 1945 that a serious study of radio astronomy began. Today scientists using the various radio telescopes that have been developed can detect all sorts of radio signals from space.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Professor A. C. B. Lovell
Illustrations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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: Trees in Britain: 4: The Scots Pine

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.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Come and Join Us

Members of the National Council of Women of Great Britain put questions to Barbara Wootton, Mary Stocks, Lord Birkett.
In the chair, Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women Programmes, Television


Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: Mary Stocks
Panellist: Lord Birkett
Chairman: Doreen Stephens
Director: Monica Sims

: 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

: Thumbelina

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
The story of a little girl who is so small that she can live in a flower and fly on a bee's back.


Director: Lotte Reiniger

: Focus

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Here and There with Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall

An introduction by Alex Macintosh.
See Junior Radio Times

'Dance' Competition
Victor Silvester Jnr. awards the prizes.

The Terrible Turk
A miniature chess masterpiece.

Collectors' Corner: Scale model cars
with Rex Hays.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Here and There): Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall
Item presenter (Judo): Alex Macintosh
Item presenter (Dance Competition): Victor Silvester Jnr
Item presenter (Collectors' Corner): Rex Hays
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 11: Animal Birthdays

During the season when many animals give birth to their young, Armand and Michaela Denis take you to the Serengeti National Park in Tanganyika, one of the most spectacular big game reserves in Africa.


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 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

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says 'This Is Your Life' to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
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

: Amateur Boxing

Television Outside Broadcasts visit the A.B.A. Junior Championships.
Some of the finals of the Championships will be seen in this transmission direct from the Royal Albert Hall.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Glyn Jones

: Come Dancing

at the Lyceum, Strand where Peter West introduces The Grand Finals of the National Ballroom Queen Contest.
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Dance demonstrations by Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, Maurice Fletcher and Fay Burrows, Dimitri Petrides and Nina Hunt.
Scottish Dancing by members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (London Branch)

Old-Time Square Sets by members of the Humphries and Elysia Schools of Dancing
(arranged by Miss Cecil Ruault)

Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery (by permission of the Officers, Royal Artillery)
Dancing to the music of Lou Preager and his Orchestra and the Sidney Bowman
Old-Time Orchestra.


Presenter: Peter West
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Dancer: Maurice Fletcher
Dancer: Fay Burrows
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Sidney Bowman Old-Time Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: The News

: Sportsview Special presents: Association Football: Barcelona v. Real Madrid

Barcelona, football champions of Spain, at home to Real Madrid, football champions of Europe. Sportsview film cameras bring you the full match story.
A Sportsview unit production


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Film cameraman: Alan Prentice
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Presented by: Ronnie Noble

: A Sort of Welcome to Spring

with words read by Meredith Edwards.
Written and produced by John Ormond.
Made by the BBC's Welsh Film Unit


Reader: Meredith Edwards
Writer/producer: John Ormond
Cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Editor: Terry Laurie

: Late Night News; Weather and Close Down

11.0-11.15, Night-Light/Late Night News and Weather

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