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: The State Visit

Review of Household Troops
See columns 1 and 2
(to 10.30)

: The State Visit

In Westminster Hall
See columns 1 and 2
(to 12.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd.
(Religious Magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Family Affairs: Four Families: 1: A Village Near Bombay

A series of four programmes comparing the daily life of families in other lands with customs in our own.

Those taking part in the discussion include: Marion Smith, Ph.D., Honorary Secretary of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Dr. Morris Carstairs, Balgit Malhotra.
Introduced by Isobel Barnett.
Film by arrangement with the National Film Board of Canada


Panellist: Marion Smith
Panellist: Dr. Morris Carstairs
Panellist: Balgit Malhotra
Presenter: Isobel Barnett
Producer: Beryl Radley

: A House Called Bell Tower: 14: We All Belong to Bell Tower

Written by Frank Baker.

Scrutton has left for Greece, and Anne, faced with the problem of Gary's future now that his father has died, already detects a change in the boy.
(to 15.30)


Writer: Frank Baker
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Mrs Martin: Doris Har
John Drake: Brian Alexis
Mary Bewick: Sonia Graham
Mrs Foxley-Woode: Edith Stevenson
Gary Jones: Peter Furnell
Jack Evans: Hugh Morton

: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
with the assistance of Tony Hart and Ivan Owen.
International edition
Great Britain v. Denmark

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Beautiful Spy
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.
See Junior Radio Times


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Verena Nevada: Lisa Rayne
Det-Con Corcoran: David Hart

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Little Miss Music

Starring Sheila Buxton in an informal programme of melody with Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Singer: Sheila Buxton
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Barney Colehan

: 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

: April in Paris

Ivor Emmanuel and Patricia Lancaster take a musical trip to Paris with The George Mitchell Choir and meet Jean Philippe and Lucie Dolene.


Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Singer: Patricia Lancaster
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Singer: Jean Philippe
Singer: Lucie Dolene
Dancers: Elizabeth Belm
Dancers: Micky Merriman
Dancers: Pat Taylor
Dancers: Paul Christian
Dancers: Sam Goldstein
Dancers: Colin Russell
The Orchestra conducted by: Alan Bristow
Choreography: Sheila Holt
Choreography: Tom Gillis
Choral settings: George Mitchell
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Bopster

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko thinks a hot jazz band will win him a trip to the Riviera. But it's Bilko who is left out in the cold.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: 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 35 or over in full-time self-employment
The Judges: Sir Frederic Hooper, Lady Barnett, Alan Birch
Chairman of the Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale
Next Thursday: The Final


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Lady Barnett
Judge: Alan Birch
Chairman of the Judges: John Coope
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Mary Evans

: Amateur Boxing: I.S.B.A. Championships

(Quarter-Finals of the National A.B.A. Championships)
Final bouts from the Imperial Services Boxing Association's annual event, televised direct from the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Peter Bale

: The State Visit

At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

: Amateur Boxing: I.S.B.A. Championships

(Quarter-Finals of the National A.B.A. Championships)

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Lord James, Richard Hoggart, John Betjeman.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
A sound recording of this programme can be heard in the Home Service next Sunday at 4.15


Panellist: Lord James
Panellist: Richard Hoggart
Panellist: John Betjeman
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Jack Ashley

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Cwmpas

sef cwmpas y celfyddydau yng Nghymru
Arlunwyr †Cerflunwyr Cantoion-Cyfansoddwyr
Dramodwyr ac actorion
A programme about the arts in Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield and Crystal Palace only)

(to 23.37)

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