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: For the Schools: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: How Animals Change

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

Slight differences between individuals become of evolutionary importance to the species as a whole when the favourable characters are of a hereditary nature. This programme deals with the nature of inheritance and some of the ways in which species are known to change throughout long periods of time.
(to 11.45)


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

: The State Visit

: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Gwraig Y Ty

Cylchgrawn yn cynnwys awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
(Women's Magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Fashion and Beauty

Introduced by Robert Gladwell with Marty Batten, Beryl Gray, Christina Gregg, Barbara Miura, Sandra Russell.

Happy Holidays
What to pack for a fortnight on the Mediterranean.

Versatile Value
Dresses that do double duty.

A shop window of new ideas and accessories.

Summer comes to Town
Suits and dresses for more formal occasions.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Model: Marty Batten
Model: Beryl Gray
Model: Christina Gregg
Model: Barbara Miura
Model: Sandra Russell
Fashion adviser: Shelagh Wilson
Arranged by: Iris Furlong
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Family Clinic: Reaching for Independence

The doctor discusses with a psychotherapist some of the attitudes of mind, and the events, that occur during adolescence.
(to 15.30)


Panellist: The doctor [name uncredited]
Panellist: A psychotherapist [name uncredited]
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Small Fry Pony Express

A film from America
A young boy rides over difficult country to save one of the animals on his father's farm. As he goes, he imagines he is one of the riders in the famous Pony Express of many years ago.
See Junior Radio Times

: The Dragon's Hiccups

A Rubovian Legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Company


Writer/Director/Puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppet-player: Audrey Atterbury
Puppet-player: John Hardwick
Puppet-player: Violet Lamb
Puppet-player: Roy Skelton
Puppet-player: James Beattie
Puppet-player: Derek Nimmo
Music: Patrick Harvey
Film editor: Keith Kirby
Settings/Costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Land of the Lost: Lost Cities and Lost Men

Film of the Oxford and Cambridge Expedition to South America.
Members of the expedition march into the dense forests of Amazonia where Colonel Fawcett disappeared. One of the cities they visit is the Inca capital of Machu Picchu, lost for 300 years until it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.


Filmed by: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Adventure with Hans Hass

The marine research vessel Xarifa sails to the Indian Ocean with a team of scientists whose object is to explore the underwater life of the coastal regions and the coral reefs.
This first film shows the underwater world of the Red Sea, and viewers learn of the way in which large fish depend on the smaller species in connection with their problems of personal hygiene.
Series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Tony Soper
(A BBC television film first shown on August 6, 1958)


Diver/Film cameraman/Director: Hans Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Tony Soper

: 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

: Holliday at Home

[Starring] Michael Holliday
Relax with Mike and his guests for the evening.
Dave King, Sheila Buxton, Ken Alexis
The Girls Next Door: Leonie Franklin, Pamela Miller, Valerie Le Serve, Mavis Traill
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Written by Ronnie Taylor.
Recorded from the stage of the BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
See Round and About


Singer: Michael Holliday
Comedian: Dave King
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Ken Alexis
Dancer: Leonie Franklin
Dancer: Pamela Miller
Dancer: Valerie Le Serve
Dancer: Mavis Traill
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Writer: Ronnie Taylor
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds

: Boots and Saddles: The Trooper's Wife

A further insight into life with the Fifth Cavalry at Fort Lowell.

Simpson, a new recruit to the Fifth Cavalry, uses the army as a refuge from his shrewish wife. Her surprise appearance at Fort Lowell confronts Colonel Hayes with a situation which is not in the book.

: Be My Guest

Joan Regan says 'Be My Guest' and invites Harry Secombe, Roy Castle, Toni Lamond and Frank Sheldon and the George Mitchell Singers.
Written by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass.


Singer/Presenter: Joan Regan
Guest: Harry Secombe
Guest: Roy Castle
Guest: Toni Lamond
Guest: Frank Sheldon
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
The Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Writer: Peter Myers
Writer: Ronald Cass
Settings designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Russell Turner

: The News

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E., M.P. for the Opposition is questioned by Kenneth Harris.


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris

: Eye on Research: The Royal Society Tercentenary Year: The Unseen Universe

A series on the current work of Fellows of the Royal Society.
With Professor Martin Ryle, F.R.S.
Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Cambridge University Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, where scientists using the world's most powerful radio telescope are seeking an answer to the origin of the entire universe.


Interviewee: Professor Martin Ryle
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer/series edited by: Philip Daly
Producer: Gerald Leach

: The State Visit

: Supreme Commander

General Lauris Norstad talks to Richard Dimbleby about the problems he faces as Supreme Commander Allied Powers in Europe, and about his public and private life.
An outside broadcast from the General's home at Marnes-la-Coquette, near Paris.


Interviewee: Supreme Commander General Lauris Norstad
Interviewer: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Noble Wilson

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