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: For Sixth Forms: People of the Renaissance: 1: Petrarch

The first of a new series in which John Broadbent examines some of the main themes and principal personalities of the Italian Renaissance. The programme begins with a filmed introduction to modern Florence.
Introduced by John Broadbent.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Broadbent
Advisor for the series: Professor L. D. Ettlinger
Research: J. B. Trapp
Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r henoed
Cy/le i gwrdd a chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
(A magazine for the older folk)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: First Years at Work: 1: Thinking About Jobs

Introduced by Peter West.
Our first job needs a great deal of thought, but sometimes it is not easy to see where to start. This first programme of the series illustrates some of the factors which have to be weighed against each other.


Presenter: Peter West
Script: Ronald Smurthwaite
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(BBC film)
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver.
His visitors are:
Geoffrey Davien, Caricatures in Clay
Piers Stephens and Roderick Cook, 'How not to help'
June Marlow, Song Spot
Peter Sallis, A story to tell


Presenter: Anthony Oliver
Sculptor (Caricatures in Clay): Geoffrey Davien
[Actor] (How not to help): Piers Stephens
[Actor] (How not to help): Roderick Cook
Singer (Song Spot): June Marlow
Storyteller: Peter Sallis
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Whirlybirds: Journey into the Past

Chuck and P. T. help a wealthy protester to discover traces of an ancient civilisation, but while they are away ferrying supplies from base, he is attacked and robbed by his partner. Relying upon the mountainous terrain for a successful getaway, the double-crosser fails to reckon with the potentialities of the helicopter.
(Previously shown in January 1959)


P. T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Meet the Boys

Stan Stennett invites you to Meet the Boys
With Tony Mercer, Dai Francis, John Boulter and The Geoff Laycock Quintet.


Presenter: Stan Stennett
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: John Boulter
Musicians: The Geoff Laycock Quintet
Designer: Keith Featherstone
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Trevor Philpott, Polly Elwes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says 'This Is Your Life' to ?

See foot of page and page 6
("This is Your Life" was devised by Ralph Edwards)


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Story written by: Peter Moore
From research by: Shirley Macnab
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: No Wreath for the General: Episode One

See above and Round and About

An Adventure Serial in Six Episodes by Donald Wilson
Starring William Franklyn, Lana Morris, Rona Anderson, Moray Watson

Old soldiers' memoirs still contain high explosive long after their battles are over. Those of General Campbell are no exception as he and his family are very soon to find out... The action takes place in London, present day.

[Photo caption] William Franklyn and Lana Morris


Writer: Donald Wilson
Script Associate: Evelyn Frazer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Julian Amyes
Burglar: Norman Mitchell
General Campbell: Maurice Hedley
Jessie: Mollie Urquhart
Isobel Gilmour: Lana Morris
Caldwell: Lloyd Lamble
Secretary: Rowena Gregory
Gwilliam: Patrick Cargill
Alison Campbell: Rona Anderson
Major Johnny Brookman: Moray Watson
Dr. Roger Kenyon: William Franklyn

: The Money-Maker

A film comedy.
[Starring] Spring Byington
with Terry Moore, Robert Stirling

Somewhere in New York a charming old lady prints her own money whenever she needs ready cash, and all the efforts of the authorities have so far failed to trace 'The Money-Maker'.


Director: Jerry Thorpe
Mrs. Miller: Spring Byington
Ann Winslow: Terry Moore
Steve Buchanan: Robert Stirling

: The News

: Come Dancing

Peter West introduces the second round of the BBC Inter-Regional Professional Challenge Cup between South London-Wales-West Midlands and The selection of the West team for the BBC Inter-Regional Amateur Dancing Contest.
To the music of Johnny Baines and his Band
Organised by Mecca Dancing
From The Locarno, Bristol


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Johnny Baines and his Band
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Peter Bale

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