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: Animals with Backbones: 5: Birds

by Professor W.S. Bullough.
Birds are the major group of vertebrates that have succeeded in conquering the air. The programme shows their methods of flight and some of the early stages in their life history.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: First Years at Work: 5: Working with Wood

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Life in an Indian Village

A day in the life of a village of thirty Sikh families two hundred miles north-west of Delhi.
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

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)

: Lunchtime News

: Androcles and the Lion: Part 2

by Bernard Shaw.
for Schools
First shown on March 15


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Androcles: Roderick Cook
Lavinia: Ruth Meyers
The Call Boy: Derek Ware
Spintho: Terry Scully
The Editor: Jeremy Geidt
Ferrovius: Clinton Greyn
Menagerie Keeper: Gordon Gostelow
The Emperor: Peter Bull
Metellus: Donald Pickering
Lentulus: David William
Secutor: Michael Murray
Retiarius: Kerrigan Prescott
The Captain: Julian Glover
The Lion: Bob Stevenson
The Lion roared by: Jeremy Bisley

: Dogs in the Picture

and some Cats, too
Stanley Dangerfield shows some pictures: of the original hound dogs and introduces their descendants, salukis, bloodhounds, beagles, and deer-hounds, in the studio.
Guest personalities Dulcimer Damsel and Pushkin with John Freeman


Presenter: Stanley Dangerfield
Guest: John Freeman
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Cookery Club Competition

Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of this month's competition and prepares the menu for an interesting meal for four people, costing up to twelve shillings.
(to 15.35)


Cook/Presenter: Marguerite Patten
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Secret Garden: 2: Misselthwaite Manor

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
First shown in January


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Martha: Prunella Scales
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason

: Country Close-Up: October edition

Autumn activities on the farm, and the Harvest Thanksgiving at the village school.
Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme, for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse.
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
This month's edition includes:
Spotters' Notebook and film of Western Region Works
Canada Says Farewell to Steam
Can You Guess?
Today's Guest, Viscount Garnock
From the BBC's Midland studio


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Peter Cranmer
Guest: Viscount Garnock
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The Motor Show

Raymond Baxter reviews the new cars which will be at the Forty-fifth International Motor Show opening tomorrow at Earls Court, London.
Presented with the help of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, at the Royal Automobile Club's Country Club at Woodcote, Surrey


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: John Vernon

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop and Winston and Mary Jane Young.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer/guitarist: Winston Young
Singer: Mary Jane Young
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 Dustbin

Written by Eddie Maguire, Vince Powell, and Harry Driver.
A new comedy series.
This week: The Dustbin
Starring Harry Worth
with Patrick Cargill, Olga Dickie, Jack Woolgar, Reginald Marsh, Basil Beale


Writer: Eddie Maguire
Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Patrick Cargill
[Actress]: Olga Dickie
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Reginald Marsh
[Actor]: Basil Beale

: Spy-Catcher: 3: Natural Ground

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

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Alicia Markova, Witold Malcuzynski, Sesto Bruscantini.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Assistant Conductor, Marcus Dods
The appearance of Witold Malcuzynski is recorded


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Pianist: Witold Malcuzynski
Baritone: Sesto Bruscantini
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Henry Datyner
Assistant conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts

: The Flying Years: 3: People Fly 1939-1950

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

: Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Film Profile

The celebrated American producer, director, screenwriter, winner of two Oscars, reminiscing about some of the outstanding personalities he has met during his thirty years in the film industry.
He talks to Alan Brien and Lindsay Anderson.
Scenes from 'Suddenly Last Summer' and 'Julius Caesar' by courtesy of Columbia and M-G-M


Interviewee: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Interviewer: Alan Brien
Interviewer: Lindsay Anderson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Northern Lights

A review of this year's holiday illuminations at Morecambe and Blackpool in which
Janet Munro (from Disneyland) switches on at Blackpool and Harry Secombe (from Goonland) switches off.
BBC North Region Film Unit


Guest: Janet Munro
Guest: Harry Secombe
Producer: Roy Harris
Photographed by: Gerry Pullen
Editor: Arthur Smith

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Ar Drothwy'r Senedd

On the threshold of Parliament: A discussion in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)

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