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: For the Schools: Animals with Backbones: 1: The Animal Kingdom

by Professor W.S. Bullough.
In the first programme of this new series Professor Bullough introduces some of the animals in his own garden and explains how they can be divided into two main groups-those with backbones, and those without.
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: For the Schools: People of Many Lands: 1: The Island of Socotra

The story of a visit by an Oxford University Expedition to this remote island in the Indian Ocean, which for six months of each year is cut off from the rest of the world by the high seas and raging wind of the summer monsoon.
Filmed and introduced by Douglas Botting.
(to 11.55)


Filmmaker/Presenter: Douglas Botting
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty ar teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Television Bevan
(A magazine for the housewife)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: The Haunted House: Part 1

by Titus Maccius Plautus.
[Starring] Geoffrey Lumsden, Robert Gillespie


Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Designer: Stuart Walker
Translated by/Producer: Rosemary Hill
Tranio: Robert Gillespie
Grumio: Henry Soskin
Phllolaches: John Woodvine
Philematium: Sheila Steafel
Scapha: Mollie Maureen
Sphaerio: Ian Cullen
Callidamates: Nigel Green
Delphium: Barbara Krogh
Phaniscus: Graham Armitage
Theopropides: Geoffrey Lumsden
Misargyrides: Arnold Yarrow
Others taking part: Stanley Ayres
Others taking part: Kenneth Seeger

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Dogs in the Picture

(and some cats, too)
Stanley Dangerfield looks at some artists' views of dogs of the past, and introduces some of their present day descendants, including collies, alsatians, and miniature poodles.
Guest personality: Popocatepetl with George Cansdale
See Round and About


Presenter: Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (Popocatepetl): George Cansdale
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Cookery Club: Apple Sauce Cake

Guest, Dorothy Sleightholme, shows how to make this delicious cake from her own original recipe.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Dorothy Sleightholme
Producer: Ann Shead

: Country Close-Up: September edition: Harvest Time

Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Could This Be You?

What is it like when you go Into hospital for the first time? In this film, a schoolboy tells how he enjoyed his stay at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Hackney.
See Junior Radio Times

: The Moonstone: Episode 6

by Wilkie Collins.
Dramatised in seven episodes by A. R. Rawlinson.
with James Hayter, Patrick Cargill, James Sharkey, Mary Webster, Annabelle Lee


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: A. R. Rawlinson
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Gabriel Betteredge: James Hayter
Penelope Betteredge: Annabelle Lee
Mrs Merridew: Enid Lindsey
Rachel Verinder: Mary Webster
Sergeant Cuff: Patrick Cargill
Franklin Blake: James Sharkey
Tom Yolland: Colin Douglas
Mrs Yolland: Edna Petrie
Dr Ezra Jennings: Philip Latham
Limping Lucy: Jacqueline Forster
James, the footman: Anthony Sagar

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: A Rough Ride to the Rade

In Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, Armand and Michaela Denis go shopping and visit the Temple of the Tortoise. While still in the city, Michaela has her fortune told and then they go off upcountry to meet the Rade people.
(A film first shown on Dec. 11, 1959)


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: 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

: R.C.M.P.: The Longest Week In The Year

Stories of the 'Mounties'
A film series, starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

To bring an injured trapper to safety through a raging blizzard and in a sub-zero temperature is hazardous enough for Corporal Gagnier and Constable Frank Scott, but when the injured man is determined not to be saved.....
(A BBC film release)


Story and screenplay by: Bernard Girard
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Lee Meadows: Eric House
Potter: James Barron
Ben: Angus Baptiste

: Someone Who Cares

A play with music by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass.
See page 7


Writer: Peter Myers
Writer: Ronald Cass
The Orchestra conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Scenes from 'The Gazebo'

by Alec Coppel.
[Starring] Ian Carmichael, Moira Lister, Michael Goodliffe
Televised direct from the Savoy Theatre, London (by arrangement with Harold Fielding)


Author: Alec Coppel
Setting: Reece Pemberton
Director: Anthony Sharp
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Elliott Nash: Ian Carmichael
Harlow Edison: Michael Goodliffe
Nell Nash: Moira Lister
The Visitor: David Maloney
Mr Thorpe: J. Grant Anderson

: International Professional Tennis

See foot of page and Round and About

: The News

: The Cinema Today: 11: Anarchy

The films of Luis Bunuel
Introduced by Derek Prouse with extracts from 'L'Age d'Or', 'Land without Bread',
'Los Olvidados', 'El', 'Robinson Crusoe', 'The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz'.
See Round and About


Presenter: Derek Prouse
Produced for television by: Victor Poole

: Celebrity Recital

Leonard Pennario (piano)


Pianist: Leonard Pennario
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Late Night News

: Taith Trwy Fro Morgannwg

(A journey through the Vale of Glamorgan)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace only)
(to 23.42)

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