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: For the Schools: Animals with Backbones: 3: Amphibians

by Professor W.S. Bullough.
Anyone who searches a pond at the right time of year may find the tadpoles of frogs and toads and probably newts as well. The programme illustrates the way of life both of British amphibians and of some of their more exotic cousins from warmer lands.
(to 10.25)


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

: Interval

: For the Schools: People of Many Lands: 3: Singapore Fishtrappers

A day in the life of the Chinese crew who work on one of the hundreds of fishtraps or Kelongs to be found in the warm and shallow waters off the coast of Singapore.
Introduced by David Kennard.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: David Kennard
Filmed by: Tony Beamish
Filmed by: Dr. Ivan Polunin
Film editor: John Griffiths
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 tedlu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: Limes from Sicily

by Luigi Pirandello.
Translated by Robert Rietty.
With Doreen Murray (soprano), Lionel Solomon (piccolo), Freddie Phillips (guitar).


Author: Luigi Pirandello
Translated by: Robert Rietty
Soprano: Doreen Murray
Piccolo: Lionel Solomon
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Micuccio Bonavino: Robert Gillespie
Ferdinando: Reginald Marsh
Dorina: Julia McCarthy
Aunt Marta: Nancy Nevinson
Teresina: Marian Morley
Others taking part: Brian Moorehead
Others taking part: Peter Gibbs
Others taking part: Kenneth Firth
Others taking part: Walter Henry
Others taking part: Edmund Bailey

: 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 the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs


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

: Something to Read

Introduced by Brian Redhead with Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Guests of the month: Penelope Mortimer, Naomi Lewis, Eric Newton and Wilfred Pickles


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Guest: Penelope Mortimer
Guest: Naomi Lewis
Guest: Eric Newton
Guest: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Cookery Club

Guest, Victor Sassie shows how to make the fine lace-like pastry which is traditional to Apfelstrudel.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Victor Sassie

: Chickweed Wine

A Rubovian legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre


Writer/director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Violet Lamb
Music: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Look: Summer with the Storks

Introduced by Peter Scott.

Each spring the country people of Schleswig-Holstein welcome back the storks by arranging supports and supplies of twigs on their roofs which the birds can use for nest building.
The film tells the story through a single summer of the storks' first arrival, their choosing of a nest and finding a mate, laying eggs and bringing up the young birds to an age when they, too, are ready to set off for their winter homes.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Heinz Sielmann
Presented for television by: Eileen Molony

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Lookout: The Method

with Outside Broadcasts on 'The Method'
What is Method acting?; Who are these people who stress the value of talking gibberish and the importance of being a chimpanzee?
Theatre critic Bernard Levin and Keith Fordyce attend a session of the Stanislavsky Studio in London.


Critic: Bernard Levin
Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Series editor: J. Glyn Jones
Production for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: Horse of the Year Show

The final stages of the Daily Express Foxhunter Championship
This season nearly 2,000 novice horses have competed throughout the country in Foxhunter Competitions. Of these thirty-six have now qualified for the final of this great Championship.
Direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: Spy-Catcher: 1: Left Luggage

A new series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime, based on the experiences of Lt.-Colonel Oreste Pinto.
With Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: Billy Smart's Circus

presents stars from the Hungarian State Circus
The Three Peters, The Six Biros, The Andrassettis
with Stars of the Big Top
Billy Smart. Jnr. and his Elephants, Reco and May, The Tramp on the Wire
Bartschelly balancing a hundred tumblers
The Four Jungoves ladder balance on moving car


Performers: The Three Peters
Performers: The Six Biros
Performers: The Andrassettis
Entertainers: Reco and May
Balancer: Bartschelly
Balancers: The Four Jungoves
Musical director: Bernie Weller
Ringmaster: Aldred Delbosq
Circus direction: Ronnie Smart
Circus direction: David Smart
Television production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Flying Years: 1: Into the Air 1900-1919

Introduced by Sir Alan Cobham.
The story of flight, this century's most phenomenal development, seen through the eyes of one of Britain's foremost pioneers in aviation.
A series of four programmes produced by Nicholas Crocker


Presenter: Sir Alan Cobham
Producer: Nicholas Crocker
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Assistant producer: Paul Bonner

: The News

: Mexican Fiesta

Javier de Leon's Mexican Dance Company in a programme of Aztec and Mexican dances with the Princess Teo Xochitl, Virginia Alvarado, Mario Dominguez, Salvador Hernandez, Raul Leon, Aurelio Ochoa, Mario Salguero, Maritza Caloca, Jose Calderon, Anita Saenz, Aracclia Chavira and the Mariachi Mexicano de Jalisco de Jose Velasco.


Dancer: Princess Teo Xochitl
Dancer: Virginia Alvarado
Dancer: Mario Dominguez
Dancer: Salvador Hernandez
Dancer: Raul Leon
Dancer: Aurelio Ochoa
Dancer: Mario Salguero
Dancer: Maritza Caloca
Dancer: Jose Calderon
Dancer: Anita Saenz
Dancer: Aracclia Chavira
Musical director: Zacarias Segura
Choreography: Javier de Leon
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the second day of the Labour Party Conference.
From a special BBC television studio in Scarborough


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

: Late Night News

: Seiat Holi

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace only)
(to 23.37)

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