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: Animals with Backbones: 4: Reptiles

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

The reptiles found wild in Britain are three snakes-the grass snake, the adder or viper, and the rare smooth snake; and three lizards-the common lizard, the sand lizard, and the legless slow worm.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: First Years at Work: 4: Looking After Children

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Burmese Lake Dwellers

A people who lead a strangely amphibious life.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Filmed by: A. C. Barrington Brown
Presenter: Tim Slessor
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 a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: News

: Androcles and the Lion: Part 1

by Bernard Shaw.
for Schools
first shown on March 8


Author: Bernard Shaw
Music arranged and played by: George Hall
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Androcles: Roderick Cook
Megaera: Patsy Byrne
The Lion: Bob Stevenson
Lentulus: David William
Metellus: Donald Pickering
Centurion: Dudley Foster
The Captain: Julian Glover
Lavinia: Ruth Meyers
Ferrovius: Clinton Greyn
Spintho: Terry Scully
Menagerie keeper: Gordon Gostelow
Other parts played by/Christian: Meriel Hunn
Other parts played by/Christian: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
Other parts played by/Christian: Evelyn Lund
Other parts played by/Christian: Frederick Jones
Other parts played by/Christian: Alan Holden
Other parts played by/Christian: Richard Holden
Other parts played by/Soldier: Trevor Griffiths
Other parts played by/Soldier: Peter Stenson
Other parts played by/Soldier: Michael Wells
Other parts played by/Soldier: Michael Greenwood
Other parts played by/Soldier: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by/Soldier: Martin Gordon
Other parts played by/Slave: Rikki Howson
Other parts played by/Slave: Kevin Moore
The lion roared by: Jeremy Bisley

: 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
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Fashion and Beauty

Introduced by Robert Gladwell.
Day dresses, casual clothes and lingerie shown by Marty Batten, Beryl Gray, Jill Leslie, Margaret Lorraine, Barbara Miura, Suzy Scott.
Beauty on a Budget
and Charles Stapley, Professor Higgins in 'My Fair Lady' describes
The Girls Who Turn my Head


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Model: Marty Batten
Model: Jill Leslie
Model: Margaret Lorraine
Model: Barbara Miura
Model: Sandra Russell
Model: Suzy Scott
Item presenter (The Girls Who Turn My Head): Charles Stapley
Designer: Darrol Blake
Fashion adviser: Shelagh Wilson
Arranged by: Iris Furlong
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Report from Paris

Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
(to 15.35)


Presenter: Robin Scott

: The Secret Garden: 1: There is No-one Left

by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film sequences by permission of Viscount De L'Isle, v.c., at Penthurst Place, Kent
First shown on January 3


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film Cameraman: Brian Langley
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mr Archibald Craven: Frank Shelley
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Pitcher: Christopher Hodge
Mrs Lennox: Gillian Raine
Taina: Mia Karam
Colonel McGrew: Geoffrey Denton
Captain Barnard: John Bown
Mrs Crawfurd: Anna Burden
Basil, her son: John Mitchell
A deck steward: Arthur White
Mrs Morrison: Sheila Beckett
Betty, her daughter: Sally Stephens
Dr Craven: Walter Horsbrugh

: Look: Patagonian Journey

Introduced by Peter Scott.

with Gerald Durrell and Jacquie Durrell.
First shown on June 9


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Jacquie Durrell
Guest: Gerald Durrell
Editor: John Merritt
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: News from the Zoos

Animals Abroad at Munich
A visit to Hellabrunn to see the European section of this Geographical Zoo.
Introduced by James Fisher.
Filmed in co-operation with Bayerischer Rundfunk


Presenter: James Fisher
Cameraman: Walter Umlauf
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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

: Here's Harry: The Umbrella

Written by Eddie Maguire, Vince Powell, and Harry Driver.
First of a new comedy serial.

with Harry Worth
This week: The Umbrella
with Deryck Guyler, Stuart Saunders, Arthur Lovegrove, Ballard Berkeley, Felicity Young, Roger Avon.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Eddie Maguire
Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Arthur Lovegrove
[Actor]: Ballard Berkeley
[Actress]: Felicity Young
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: Spy-Catcher: 2: The Photograph

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

: The Flying Years: 2: The Awakening: 1919-1939

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.
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

: International Concert Hall

Moura Lympany plays Khachaturyan's Piano Concerto
with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
before an invited audience.
The programme also includes William Walton's Johannesburg Festival Overture and Berlioz's Overture, Le Carnaval Romain.


Pianist: Moura Lympany
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather

: Fourth Centenary of the Scottish Reformation

Constitution of General Assembly and Resolution of Solemn Thanksgiving in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
in the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.
, relayed on all transmitters for Scots who were unable to see the broadcast this afternoon


Commentary: The Rev. Ian Pitt-Watson
Television presentation: Alan Rees


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