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

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

The development of modern primates is largely the story of brain, eye, and hand all evolving side by side in the course of millions of years in the tree-tops. Fossil remains of early men show many ape-like characteristics. These early men belonged to several species but present-day men all belong to the tingle species Homo Sapiens.
(to 11.45)


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

: Beunydd

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

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: The Dark Pits of War

by Beverley Cross.

[Starring] Ronald Fraser, Noel Johnson


Writer: Beverley Cross
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Ronald Eyre
An Adjutant: Leon Shepperdson
The Cabinet Minister: Frank Windsor
The General: Jack Gwillim
Sapper Milne: Brian Smith
Major Lickfold: Noel Johnson
Captain Brooke: Jerome Willis
Sergeant Tidy: Ronald Fraser
A German soldier: Clinton Greyn
A Corporal: Bryan Pringle

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The Spring Meeting at Lincoln

The Opening of the Flat Racing Season

3.0 The Brocklesby Stakes over five furlongs

3.30 The Spring Handicap Plate over two miles

4.0 The Chaplin Plate over one and a quarter miles

Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan with Clive Graham at the Parade Ring.


Commentary: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Remembering Summer: 9

With film of people and places in the sun.
Alfred Wurmser recalls holidays in Mariazell, a village high in the mountains of his native Austria.


Presenter: Alfred Wurmser
Film directed by: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Monica Sims

: Report from Paris

Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter: Robin Scott

: Wells Fargo

[Starring] Dale Robertson
Jim Hardie, Special Investigator, sets out on another thrilling adventure.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Land of the Lost: The Dangerous Trail

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America.

At least one expedition has foundered on the 300-mile cattle trail through the jungle from Georgetown, British Guiana, to the Rupununi Savannahs.
Seven graduates in three trucks make a determined attempt to break through.


Filmed by: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: 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 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

: Be My Guest

Joan Regan says 'Be My Guest'
and invites Michael Wilding, Bob Williams, The Peter Crawford Trio, Malcolm Goddard and Aithne Milne.
Written by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass.
See page 9


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Performer: Michael Wilding
Performer: Bob Williams
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Dancer/choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Dancer: Aithne Milne
The Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Writer: Peter Myers
Writer: Ronald Cass
Settings designed by: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Russell Turner

: The Boy with the Green Hair

[Starring] Dean Stockwell with Pat O'Brien and Robert Ryan
A film directed by Joseph Losey.

A delightful fantasy about an orphan boy whose strange experiences, he finds, have a purpose and an unexpected significance.


Director: Joseph Losey
Gramp: Pat O'Brien
Dr Evans: Robert Ryan
Miss Brand: Barbara Hale
Peter: Dean Stockwell
Michael: Richard Lyon
'The King': Walter Catlett

: It Happened to Me

says Bill Townsley to Hywel Davies
He tells how he was born of an ancient Scottish Tinker family and how after serving with the Scots Guards during the war and being treated like anybody else he now finds himself branded a Tinker again. As such he and his children are doomed to live in a tent winter and summer. For them there can be no house and for him no settled job.
An Outside Broadcast from Kintyre, Argyll by the BBC Scottish Unit
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland


Interviewee: Bill Townsley
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Director: Gordon MacKay
Editor: James Mearns
Research: Hamish MacKinven
Producer: James Buchan

: The News

: Television Concert Hall

Bronislav Gimpel plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with the London Symphony Orchestra.
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
conducted by Jean Martinon
The programme also includes movements from Stravinsky's 'Firebird' Suite
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.


Violinist: Bronislav Gimpel
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Jean Martinon
Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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