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: Animals with Backbones: 4: Reptiles

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 4: Power

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Burmese Lake Dwellers

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: News

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Peter Dunkley
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Interval

: Family Affairs

The Street Where Children Play
A film produced for the Czechoslovak Television Service by Jan Valenek.

Family Clinic
A discussion with film, on the treatment of asthmatic children.


Producer (The Street Where Children Play): Jan Valenek
Producer (Family Clinic): Margaret Smith

: Peridot Flight: Episode 1: 1890: The Chemist's Shop

by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
Peridot, Lady Mulvarnie, remembers her life as a girl of eighteen in Finsbury Park.
(to 15.30)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot Flight: Sheila Ballantine
Mr Cheke: Donald Eccles
Customer: Patricia Leventon
Milly Cheke: Brenda Dunrich

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
With Vivienne Martin, Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Michael Allport, The Hedley Ward Trio and Double or Drop.
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet


Presenter/'Double or Drop' is devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Performer: Michael Allport
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Girl in Calico

A new series starring Janie Marden who introduces The Raindrops (Jackie, Len, Vince, and Brian), The Harry Hayward Quartet (Harry, Dennis, Ken, and Harry) and A British Cotton Design Competition in which viewers are given a preview of next spring's fashions and are invited to send in their own designs.
This week's judge: Donald Tomlinson
This week's preview: The Ideal Summer Day Dress


Singer/presenter: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Judge (A British Cotton Design Competition): Donald Tomlinson
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

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


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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Cardiff between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
Wales - Joyce Stanley, John Hynam Lloyd, Terence Isaacs
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Wales): Joyce Stanley
Panellist (Wales): John Hynam Lloyd
Panellist (Wales): Terence Isaacs
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Meet the Champ

Written by Sid Colin.
A weekly comedy series.
Starring Bernard Bresslaw and Jimmy James
featuring Peter Butterworth
with Vilma Ann Leslie, Stuart Nichol, Paddy Edwards, Robert Moore


Writer: Sid Colin
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: G. B. Lupino
Bernie: Bernard Bresslaw
J.J.: Jimmy James
Sammy: Peter Butterworth
Essie: Vilma Ann Leslie
[Actor]: Stuart Nichol
[Actress]: Paddy Edwards
[Actor]: Robert Moore

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Poland

A visit to St. Andrews Hall, Glasgow, for some of the bouts in the first International of the 1960/61 season.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: The News

: Who Pays the Piper?

A Score for City and Orchestra by John Elliot.
Outside London there are five permanent symphony orchestras - all engaged in an unending struggle for existence. This dramatised documentary gives an impression of part of that struggle as it affects players, conductors, and administrators.


Writer: John Elliot
Producer: David E. Rose
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Film sequences (Cameraman): Jimmy Gemmell
Film sequences (Editor): Kenneth Bilton

: Conservative Party Conference

A report on the second day by Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee.
From a special BBC television studio in Scarborough


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee

: Late Night News

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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