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: For the Schools: Science and Life: New Materials

Bright new furniture and fabrics are to be found increasingly in our homes and particularly in the kitchen.
These new materials result from the skill of the chemist exploring and altering the complex patterns of the tiny molecules that go to make up all materials.
Introduced by Hugh David.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Hugh David
Studio illustrations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

The last day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Teleri Bevan
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.55)

: 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.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

Further visits to Trent Bridge.

: Show Jumpers of Tomorrow

Members of the British Junior Show Jumping Team, all under eighteen, are now in preparation for the European Jumping Championships which take place in Venice between July 28 and 31. Television cameras look in on a practice, under Lt.-Colonel Paul Rodzianko, at the All England Jumping Arena and Show Ground at Hickstead in Sussex.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Redgauntlet: Part 3

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
(BBC recording, first shown on October 25, 1959)


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapter: 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
Alan Fairford: John Cairney
Mr Crosbie: John Raie
Redgauntlet: Tom Fleming
Darsie Latimer: Donald Douglas
Lilias: Claire Isbister
Dorcas: Denise Coffey
Maxwell: Paul Curran
Tom Trumbull: Ronald Adam
Robin Hastie: Donald Tandy
Nanty Ewart: Roddy MacMillan

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Adventure with Hans and Lotte Hass: Wrecks

How fast do various corals grow? How long does it take an entire coral reef to form? Two sunken ships provide Hans Hass and his team of scientists with vital information.
The series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Nicholas Crocker
(First shown on May 22, 1959)


Diver/film cameraman/series director: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Series producer: Nicholas Crocker

: 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

: R.C.M.P.: 1: Thin Ice

(The Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Stories of the 'Mounties'
Starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier
Paul Massie makes a short introduction to this new series.

It is a battle of wits-and staying power -between Jacques Gagnier and Paul Donnelly, the bank robber he is determined to capture. Gagnier takes a chance-and wins; but only at the risk of his life.


Presenter: Paul Massie
Story and screenplay by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Paul Donnelly: Lloyd Bochner
Dick Hulbert: Max Helpmann
Millie Hulbert: Margaret Morris

: On the Bright Side

[Starring] Stanley Baxter, Betty Marsden
and Pip Hinton, Eira Heath, David Kernan, Richard Waring


Comedian: Stanley Baxter
Comedienne: Betty Marsden
Performer: Pip Hinton
Performer: Eira Heath
Performer: David Kernan
Performer: Richard Waring
Dancer: Amanda Barrie
Dancer: Peter Clegg
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Dancer: Victor Duret
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Una Stubbs
The Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script Associate: Alec Grahame
Musical numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: James Gilbert

: Return to the Sea

by Willis Hall.
Starring Jill Bennett and Paul Daneman
with Bernard Cribbins and Patsy Rowlands
The action of the play takes place at the Crown Hotel, Cransea.
Time: the present
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Hammond
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Penelope Belford: Jill Bennett
Hotel reception clerk: Bernard Cribbins
Hotel typist: Patsy Rowlands
Porter: Charles Lamb
Tony Belford: Paul Daneman

: The Royal Society Tercentenary Year: Life Before Birth: 5: The Link is Broken

Five programmes on the origin of a human being.

Within minutes of birth a baby must make the most drastic changes in itself in order to survive in the world outside the mother's body. These changes are now the subject of intensive research.
Speakers taking part: Dr. K. W. Cross, Dr. C. S. Dawes, Dr. J. Tizard
Introduced by David Lutyens.


Speaker: Dr. K. W. Cross
Speaker: Dr. C. S. Dawes
Speaker: Dr. J. Tizard
Presenter: David Lutyens
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: The News

: Make Way for Music

presenting the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra conducted by George Clouston in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with Sheila Buxton and Norman George.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Clouston
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Violinist: Norman George
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Wilfred Pickles tells a story: Whose Deal?

by Eric Roberts.


Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Author: Eric Roberts
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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