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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Living in Communities: Clean Air

Introduced by a doctor.
The growth of large communities has given rise to many problems. The series will show how science can help in solving them.
In recent years there has been much public concern over air pollution. One major factor is smoke, mois than half of which comes from domestic chimneys. This programme investigates its main source, and suggests a cure.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: A doctor [name uncredited]
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfrr y ty a'r teulu
T cyrlwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Teleri Bevan
(Women's Magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Men of the Past: 2: Hunters and Magicians

Brian Hope-Taylor introduces a series for younger children showing some of the ways in which Man has lived from the Old Stone Age to the time of the Romans.
Life in western Europe towards the close of the last great ice age.


Presenter: Brian Hope-Taylor
Script: Leonard Cottrell
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: 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
(BBC film)


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

: Our House

Cyril Fletcher and Betty Astell show how they have restored and furnished their Georgian house in Sussex.
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe.


Guest: Cyril Fletcher
Guest: Betty Astell
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Monica Sims

: My VIillage

A filmed view of Goudhurst, Kent.
Introduced by Anthony Coleman.


Presenter: Anthony Coleman

: Cookery Club

Guest Chef H. L. Cracknell, Lecturer in Cookery at Battersea College of Technology, shows how to use choux pastry, and, in particular, Carolines, eclairs, and cream buns.
(to 15.30)


Cook: H. L. Cracknell
Producer: Ann Shead

: Ralph Thompson

draws an animal
with music by Freddie Phillips.


Artist: Ralph Thompson
Music: Freddie Phillips

: My Word is My Bond

This is the motto of a famous institution, the Stock Exchange. We often hear about stocks and shares but what are they? How do you buy and sell them, and where, and why? This film shows you how it all works.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: The Pen of My Aunt: 5: Pack and Follow

A serial in six episodes by Eric Allen.


Writer: Eric Allen
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Norman Carr
Accordionist: Henry Krein
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Dennis Harper: Jonathan Bergman
Kapra: David Grey
Anna Merrell: Joan Hart
Susan Harper: Hilary Wyce
General Upperton: Maurice Colbourne
Mr Ash: Eric Dodson
Hotel Manager: Anthony Jacobs
Henri, hotel clerk: Emrys James
Perichon hotel detective: Michael Hitchman
Baron Hoffenstauffer: Ronald Ibbs
Madame Blitskaya: Nicolette Bernard
Gendarme: Ray Grover
Buttons: James Langley

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Adventure with Hans Hass

With the aid of special under-water television apparatus carried on the marine research vessel Xarifa, Hans Hass finds a new species of fish and thereby solves a problem which might otherwise have defeated scientists.
The series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Tony Soper.


Diver/film cameraman/series director: Hans Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Series producer: Tony Soper

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Boots and Saddles: Indian Scout

War often warps a man's mind, and Private Swanson nurses a private hate for all Indians, and in particular, the Apache Scouts at Fort Lowell.

: Scotland Yard: 5: Complaints against the Police

Written by Robert Barr.
A series of dramatised documentaries about the Metropolitan Police.
Most police investigations are into the behaviour of the public or known criminals. This programme shows what happens when the behaviour of policemen has to be investigated-by the police.


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: David E Rose
Designer: Roy Oxley
Director: James MacTaggart

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Alec Firman)
Artists appearing are: Anne Shelton, Russ Conway, Ivor Emmanuel, Lucille Graham, Douglas Squires, Mavis Traill, June Marlow, Peter Myers and Ronald Cass and The George Mitchell Singers.
Guest appearance of Bert Ambrose


Presenter/conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Alec Firman
Singer: Anne Shelton
Pianist: Russ Conway
Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Soprano: Lucille Graham
Dancer: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Mavis Traill
Singer: June Marlow
Performer: Peter Myers
Performer: Ronald Cass
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Violinist/guest appearance: Bert Ambrose
Designer: Cephas Howard
Producer: John Street

: Eye on Research: The Royal Society Tercentenary Year: 6: The Living Batteries

A series on the current work of Fellows of the Royal Society
by H. W. Lissman, F.B.S. and R. D. Keynes, F.R.S.
Some fish generate extraordinarily high electrical voltages to stun their prey; others find their way about by emitting extremely weak electrical impulses. How they do this has intrigued scientists for more than two hundred years.
Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Department of Zoology at Cambridge to investigate the research of two scientists who are near the final answer.


Interviewee: H. W. Lissman
Interviewee: R. D. Keynes
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer/series editor: Philip Daly
Producer: Gerald Leach

: The News

: Picture Parade

A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, the people who make them.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this edition:
Scenes from: 'The Big Fisherman' with Howard Keel, Herbert Lom and Martha Hyer
Keith Fordyce interviews Martha Hyer
'The Mountain Road' starring James Stewart
'A Terrible Beauty' starring Robert Mitchum
'Suddenly Last Summer' starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift
Robert Robinson talks to Spike Milligan and Shirley Ann Field.
(Films by courtesy of Centurion, Columbia, and United Artists)


Presenter/Interviewer: Robert Robinson
Interviewer: Keith Fordyce
Interviewee: Martha Hyer
Interviewee: Spike Milligan
Interviewee: Shirley Ann Field
Producer/Editor: Christopher Doll

: Night Without End: Part 2: Monday, 1 a.m.

A new novel by Alistair MacLean.
Read in ten parts by John Slater.


Author: Alistair MacLean
Reader: John Slater
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Late Night News, followed by Weather and: Your Rates

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
A discussion by Peggy Crane, Arthur Skeffington, M.P., and Gerry Reynolds, M.P.
(Sound only)


Speaker (Your Rates): Peggy Crane
Speaker (Your Rates): Arthur Skeffington
Speaker (Your Rates): Gerry Reynolds

About this project

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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