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

by Professor W. S. Bullough.
(Previously shown last Wednesday)
(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 wahanol bynciau'r dydd
(Daily news)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: The Dark Pits of War

Beverley Cross reconstructs the writing of his play.

A feature programme with film, specially dramatised scenes, and extracts from last week's recorded play.


Presenter: Beverley Cross
Producer: Ronald Eyre

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Remembering Summer - 10

Franklin Engelmann introduces personal recollections of holidays in Britain and abroad from Ted Appleton, Polly Elwes, Kenneth Horne, Eleanor Summerfield.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Speaker: Ted Appleton
Speaker: Polly Elwes
Speaker: Kenneth Horne
Speaker: Eleanor Summerfield
Producer: Monica Sims

: Cookery Club

Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of this month's Cookery Club Competition and demonstrates her recipe for a Cold Sweet for Easter.
(to 15.30)


Cook/presenter: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ann Shead

: Wells Fargo

[Starring] Dale Robertson
Jim Hardie, special investigator, sets out on another thrilling adventure as guardian of the stage-coach line.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Land of the Lost: The Lost World

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America.

The mysterious mountain of Roraima, 9,000 feet high, lies at the junction of British Guiana, Venezuela, and Brazil. Its name means 'The Mother of Rivers' and it is believed locally to be the source of all the diamonds found in these parts. In his book 'The Lost World' Sir Arthur Conan Doyle peopled Roraima with dinosaurs and pterodactyls. Three university men on foot find the real thing hardly less hazardous.
See Junior Radio Times


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

: Ralph Thompson

draws an animal with music by Freddie Phillips.


Artist: Ralph Thompson
Music: Freddie Phillips

: 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


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

: Association Football: European Inter-Cities Fair Cup Final: Birmingham City v. Barcelona

A direct relay of the second half of this first leg of the final competition.
From St. Andrew's Ground, Birmingham.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Philip Lewis

: Eurovision Song Contest

Grand Prix 1960
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
The International final to determine the best new European popular song of the year.

At 9.0
Catherine Boyle introduces the programme
David Jacobs sets the scene

Artists Taking Part:
Harry Winter - Austria
Fud Leclerc - Belgium
Katy Bodtger - Denmark
Jacqueline Boyer - France
Wyn Hoop - Germany
Rudi Carrell - Holland
Renato Rascel - Italy
Camillo Felgen - Luxembourg
Francois Deguelt - Monaco
Nora Brockstedt - Norway
Siw Malmkvist - Sweden
Anita Traversi - Switzerland
Bryan Johnson - United Kingdom

The Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum). Conducted by Eric Robinson
Guest Conductors: Robert Stolz (Austria), Henry Segers (Belgium), Kai Mortensen (Denmark), Franck Pourcel (France), Franz Josef Breuer (Germany), Dole van der Linden (Holland), Cinico Angelini (Italy), Oivind Bergh (Norway), Thore Ehrling (Sweden), Cedric Dumont (Switzerland)


Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Commentator: David Jacobs
Singer (Austria): Harry Winter
Singer (Belgium): Fud Leclerc
Singer (Denmark): Katy Bodtger
Singer (France): Jacqueline Boyer
Singer (Germany): Wyn Hoop
Singer (Holland): Rudi Carrell
Singer (Italy): Renato Rascel
Singer (Luxembourg): Camillo Felgen
Singer (Monaco): Francois Deguelt
Singer (Norway): Nora Brockstedt
Singer (Sweden): Siw Malmkvist
Singer (Switzerland): Anita Traversi
Singer (United Kingdom): Bryan Johnson
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Guest Conductor (Austria): Robert Stolz
Guest Conductor (Belgium): Henry Segers
Guest Conductor (Denmark): Kai Mortensen
Guest Conductor (France): Franck Pourcel
Guest Conductor (Germany): Franz Josef Breuer
Guest Conductor (Holland): Dole van der Linden
Guest Conductor (Italy): Cinico Angelini
Guest Conductor (Norway): Oivind Bergh
Guest Conductor (Sweden): Thore Ehrling
Guest Conductor (Switzerland): Cedric Dumont
Musical Associate: Alan Bristow
Settings: Richard Levin
Programme Co-ordination: Yvonne Littlewood
Director: Innes Lloyd
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this edition
Scenes from this year's Royal Film 'The Last Angry Man' starring Paul Muni and David Wayne
'Once More with Feeling' starring Yul Brynner and Kay Kendall

An interview with Leslie Caron who attended last night's Royal Film Performance.

Behind the Scenes
Roving Reporter, Keith Fordyce discusses Mike Todd Jnr.'s latest innovation 'Smell-O-Vision' with Denholm Elliott.

Robert Robinson talks to Mike Frankovich, Vice-President, Columbia Pictures.
(Films by courtesy of Columbia)


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Leslie Caron
Reporter (Behind the Scenes): Keith Fordyce
Interviewee (Behind the Scenes): Denholm Elliott
Interviewee: Mike Frankovich
Producer: Richard Evans
Editor: Christopher Doll

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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