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

(first shown last Monday)
(to 12.00)

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a sgwrs ar faterion crefyddol yng Nghymru
(Daily news, and a talk on Welsh religious matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

: The Grand National Meeting

Direct from Aintree
First day
3.5 The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase over two miles, six furlongs of the Grand National course
3.40 The 80th Union Jack Stakes over one mile
4.10 The Liverpool Foxhunters' Steeplechase over two miles, seven and a half furlongs of the Grand National course


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Family Affairs: Young Fashion

A programme illustrating new trends in spring and summer clothes, ranging from the two-year-olds to the young teenager. Some of the latest practical fabrics are shown, as well as unusual footwear for toddlers.
Introduced by Vera McKechnie.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Arranged by: Anne-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 12: Happy Birthday, dear Anne

Written by Frank Baker in collaboration with Sydney Carter.
Mary has paid an unhappy visit to Helen's mother, and Colonel Scrutton has been invited on a trip to Greece.
(to 16.50)


Writer: Frank Baker
Written in collaboration with: Sydney Carter
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mrs Marlin: Doris Hare
Colonel Scrutton: Eric Holmes
Mrs Stagg: Blanche Fothergill
Jack Evans: Hugh Morton
Mike Williams: John Flint
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
John Drake: Brian Alexis

: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: North of England
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Ancient Abbey
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
George Derwent: Roger Winton
Det Constable Corcoran: David Hart

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Home in Time

to listen to music in a romantic mood.
Introduced by Peter King.
with Carole Carr, Bruce Trent, Rosemary Brett Davies and Marie Cooper.
featuring the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Peter King
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Bruce Trent
Pianist: Rosemary Brett Davies
Pianist: Marie Cooper
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Gilbert Vinter
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes, 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

: A Life of Bliss: Going East

The biography of a shy young bachelor by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] George Cole, Isabel Dean, Colin Gordon
with Hugh Sinclair


Writer: Godfrey Harrison
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme Muir
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Isabel Dean
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Robert Batten: Hugh Sinclair
Zoe Hunter: Sheila Sweet
Mr Hood: Gerald Case
Lydia Neville: Lesley Nunnerley
Carol Fellows: Deborah Watling
Psyche: 'Mady'
Assisted by: Percy Edwards

: Spy-Catcher: 6: The Absent Friend

A series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime based on the experiences of Lt-Col. Oreste Pinto.
With Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: On the Spot!

with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the News Chronicle which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and most successful use of the top prize of £5,000, to 'Get Ahead'.
This week: Men aged 30 or over who are employees with an idea for a business of their own which they have not started.
The Judges: Sir Harry Pilkington, The Countess of Albemarle, D.B.E., J. G. W. Davies, O.B.E.
Chairman of the Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale


Judge: Sir Harry Pilkington
Judge: J. G. W. Davies
Chairman of the Judges: John Coope
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Mary Evans

: Who, Me?

by Colin Morris.
An arrest is made at night and three men are held for questioning concerning a robbery at a tobacconist's shop.
This Is the story of how a most unusual C.I.D. sergeant conducts his interrogation.


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Designer: Frederick Knapman

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Yehudi Menuhin, C. A. Coulson. F.B.S., Dr. J. Bronowski.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Yehudi Menuhin
Panellist: C. A. Coulson
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

: Jac Lantarn

Cymysgedd o ryfedd rin I gyrraedd calon gwerin
A light entertainment programme for Welsh viewers.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.32)

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