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: For the Schools: Limes from Sicily

by Luigi Pirandello.


Author: Luigi Pirandello

: For the Schools

(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio-Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffllm ac yn y stiwdio
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
Tudor Phillips
(Sports Magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: For the Schools: Science and Life: 3: Finding the Way

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt with Bruce Wightman.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Guest: Bruce Wightman
Film sequences edited by: Teddy Ireland
Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Wednesday Magazine

David Jacobs introduces Topics to talk about, New things to see, People worth meeting.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 2: The Ship

by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.
A cartoon film, in six episodes, of the adventures of the Prince of the Nogs in the land of the midnight sun.


Drawings: Peter Firmin
Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Union Pacific: Dale Incident

Building a railroad does not seem popular with the citizens of Dale. Why? Bart solves the mystery with a box-car load of 'toy soldiers'.


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: We Live by the River

Two young boys, living in a back street south of the Thames, set off early one morning to discover the London which lies on the opposite side of the river. In this unusual film, London is seen largely through their eyes.


Producer: Richard Cawston
Photographed by: Clifford Hornby
Director: Jack Howells

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A programme for practical people.
This week: A table-top bench and tool carrier; A fold-away work-bench for the small garage


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Trevor Philpott, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie 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: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Wells Fargo: Black Trail

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson.

Three people, including Jim Hardie, have special but different reasons for wanting to know where a certain Andrew Davis is. Much depends on which of them finds him first.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Laugh Line

Peter Haigh invites you to measure your sense of humour against Alfred Marks,
Kenneth Horne, Terry Scott, Paddie O'Neil in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ, Jackie Brown


Chairman: Peter Haigh
Panellist: Alfred Marks
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Terry Scott
Panellist: Paddie O'Neil
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Organist: Jackie Brown
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock
Action... News... Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family

Tonight's sports include:
Racing... Rugby League
A preview of Saturday's International between Northern Ireland and England.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Associate Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Parade

The show business magazine.
Introduced by Alan Melville and produced by Bryan Sears.
Those taking part include: Beryl Reid, Jacqueline Delman, Joyce Blair, Lionel Blair, Anna Quayle, Bernard Cribbins, Belle Gonzales and The Davison Brothers.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Comedienne: Beryl Reid
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Dancer: Joyce Blair
Dancer: Lionel Blair
Performer: Anna Quayle
Comedian: Bernard Cribbins
Performer: Belle Gonzales
Performer: The Davison Brothers
Choreography: Eleanor Fazan
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Assistant Producer: Brian Marber
Director: Vere Lorrimer

: News

: Horse of the Year Show: International Puissance Jumping

The final of the Fred Foster Memorial Competition
Competitors must jump over a course of big fences. Those with clear rounds will jump off successively over a shorter course, in which fences will be raised and enlarged until the winner is decided.
Direct from the Empire Pool and Snorts Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: The Labour Party Conference

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


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

: Viewpoint: Can We Bury the Hatchet?

A fortnightly programme.

A growing number of Christians believe that evolution and religion are different aspects of the same thing, and that the way is now open for a religion acceptable to the scientific mind.
John Wren Lewis maintains that to bury the hatchet in this way destroys rather than establishes a truly Christian understanding of the relationship between God and man.
Film extract from 'Inherit the Wind' shown by permission of United Artists


Presenter: John Wren Lewis
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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