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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Heating the Home

Most of the money that we spend on fuel for an open fire is wasted. So we seek new designs that will enable us to get greater value for our money as well as giving us increased comfort.
Introduced by Hugh David with Freda Manners, Bruce Wightman.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Hugh David
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan
[Actress]: Freda Manners
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty ar teulu
X cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Telecom Bevan
(A magazine for the housewife)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Men of the Past: 8: Romans and Britons

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.

An account of the way of life which the Romans brought with them to Britain in A.D. 43.
Also taking part: Norman Cook, Curator of the Guildhall Museum


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

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)

: Bom

A story on film by Enid Blyton.
The little drummer boy and the Wishing Spell.


Writer: Enid Blyton

: Snapshot

A film series about people and animals from all over the world.
In this edition you can see a baboon with cobalt blue stripes, and a baby elephant. Also a film of the Walmer lifeboat which goes to the rescue of ships that founder on the treacherous Goodwin Sands.


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Barbara Mullen
Commentator: Robert Beatty

: Redgauntlet: Part 2

by Sir Walter Scott.
Adapted for television in six parts by E. J. Bell.
with Tom Fleming as Redgauntlet and John Cairney as Alan Fairford


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted by: E. J. Bell
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Music composed and conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Joshua Geddes: James Copeland
Rachel Geddes: Mavis Main
Darsie Latimer: Donald Douglas
John Davies: Eric Woodburn
Christal Nixon: Terry Baker
Redgauntlet: Tom Fleming
Alan Fairford: John Cairney
Peter Peebles: Bryden Murdoch
Mr Fairford: Leonard Maguire
A Lawyer: John Graham
Mr Tough: Jack Stewart
Mr Crossbite: John Dunbar

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

The World comes to Wales
Once again dancers and singers from twenty-six countries have come to this small Welsh town to compete in singing and dancing. Television cameras take viewers to meet some of them.
The programme introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: 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

: Koran

invites you to half an hour of Mystery
The Jury: Six Surrey County Bowlers and Six Middlesex County Bowlers
Robin Richmond at the organ


Magician: Koran
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Scotland Yard: 13: Protection

by Robert Barr.
A series of dramatised documentaries about the Metropolitan Police District.
Fear - intimidation - protection! When the smaller crooks step out of line there is 'rough justice' on the manor - and no witnesses will come forward. This is a story of the 'protection' racket.


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film sequences - Cameraman: A. A. Englander, F.R.P.S
Film sequences - Editor: Barbara Parker

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra (Leader, Alec Firman)
Artists appearing are: Eric Delaney, Bryan Johnson, Jo Shelton, Sergio Franchi,
Flora Caprino, June Marlow and The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter/Conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Alec Firman
Drummer: Eric Delaney
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singer: Jo Shelton
Singer: Sergio Franchi
Singer: Flora Caprino
Singer: June Marlow
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Settings: Cephas Howard
Director: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: John Street

: The Royal Society Tercentenary Year: Life Before Birth: 4: The Vital Link

Five programmes on the origin of a human being.

The focus of much modern research is on the narrow barrier of tissue through which pass all the substances needed by the developing human being.
Speakers taking part: Professor J. D. Boyd, Professor F. W. Brambell, F.B.S.,
Professor A. Jost, Professor P. B. Medawar, C.B.E., F.R.S.
Introduced by David Lutyens.


Speaker: Professor J. D. Boyd
Speaker: Professor F. W. Brambell
Speaker: Professor A. Jost
Speaker: Professor P. B. Medawar
Presenter: David Lutyens
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: 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 last edition of the present series:
Scenes from:
'Inherit the Wind' starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelly
'The Apartment' starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray
'The Gazebo' starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds
Doctor in Love' starring Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell and James Robertson Justice
Robert Robinson talks to Alfred Hitchcock
Roving reporter, Keith Fordyce visits John Gregson at home.
Films by courtesy of United Artists, M.G.M., and Rank


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Alfred Hitchcock
Reporter: Keith Fordyce
Interviewee: John Gregson
Producer: Richard Evans
Editor: Christopher Doll

: Frank Glazer

The American pianist introduces and plays:

Mazurka in E minor. Op. 41, No. 2 - Chopin
FUr Elise - Beethoven
Valse Impromptu - Liszt


Presenter/pianist: Frank Glazer
Presented by: Walter Todds

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