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: Animals with Backbones: 5: Birds

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 5: The Age of Steam

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Life in an Indian Village

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

: Newyddion

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

: 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)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

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


Producer: Peter Dunkley
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Racing at Newbury

3.0 Rosy Brook (Amateur Riders) Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

3.30 Great Western Handicap over one mile, five furlongs and sixty yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and riders in the Paddock.


Race commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Family Affairs: Problems of Living

The 'Family Affairs' Panel discusses problems sent in by viewers.
This month it includes: Phyllis Hostler, Dr. Winifred de Kok, Stephen Coates, The Rev. Anthony Bridge.
In the chair, Beryl Radley


Panellist: Phyllis Hostler
Panellist: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist: Stephen Coates
Panellist: The Rev. Anthony Bridge
Chairman: Beryl Radley
Director: Margaret Smith

: Peridot Flight: Episode 2: The Black Japanned Box

by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
(to 16.25)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot Flight: Sheila Ballantine
Mr Todd: Patrick Desmond
Milly Cheke: Brenda Dunrich
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Florrie Jenkins: Jean Marlow
Miss Hubbard: Patsy Smart
Mrs Popham: Vi Stevens

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: West of England

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Saxon Mine
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter: Tony Hart
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Tony Arnold
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Mary: Anthea Wyndham
Curnock: Max Faulkner

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: 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).

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: Mrs. Edna Glyn
This week's preview; Rainwear


Singer/presenter: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Judge: Edna Glyn
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Weston super Mare between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The West - Margaret Quarterman, Gerald Bennett, Ralph Whitlock
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The West): Margaret Quarterman
Panellist (The West): Gerald Bennett
Panellist (The West): Ralph Whitlock
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, Harold Berens, Keith Smith, Johnny Vyvyan and Guest artist, Derek Bond


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]: Harold Berens
[Actor]: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan
Guest artist: Derek Bond

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. Prague

Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal bouts in tonight's inter-cities contest at the Royal Albert Hall.
Organised in conjunction with the London Star


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: An Age of Kings: Henry VI: Part 3: 13: The Sun in Splendour

The Pageant of English History
Written by William Shakespeare.

The Duke of York was killed by Queen Margaret at Wakefield, but the Yorkists, under their dead leader's son, Edward, smashed the Lancastrians in the snow at Towton. Queen Margaret and her son have fled to France. Henry VI is Edward's prisoner. Warwick proclaims the new Duke of York King Edward IV and goes to France to arrange a royal marriage, unaware that Edward IV has decided to marry the widowed Lady Elizabeth Grey.


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Christopher Whelen
Title music: Sir Arthur Bliss
Designer: Stanley Morris
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
Lewis the Eleventh, King of France: John Warner
The Lady Bona, sister to Lewis XI: Tamara Hinchco
Margaret Queen of England: Mary Morris
Edward, Prince of Wales, only son to Henry VI and Margaret: John Greenwood
Earl of Oxford: Robert Lang
Earl of Warwick: Frank Windsor
Post: Anthony Valentine
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: Paul Daneman
George, Duke of Clarence: Patrick Garland
Duke of Somerset: Alan Rowe
King Edward the Fourth: Julian Glover
Elizabeth, Queen to King Edward: Jane Wenham
Watchman: John Ringham
Watchman: Timothy Harley
Lord Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth: Kenneth Farrington
Lord Hastings, friend to Edward IV: David Andrews
Huntsman: Derek Ware
King Henry the Sixth: Terry Scully
Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond: Hennie Scott
Messenger to King Henry: John Murray Scott
Mayor of York: Jeffry Wickham
Sir John Montgomery: Jerome Willis
Soldier: Terry Wale
Duke of Exeter: Terence Lodge
Messenger to Warwick: Timothy Harley
Messenger to Warwick: Jeremy Bisley
Sir John Somerville: Tony Garnett
Marquess of Montague: Adrian Brine
Messenger to Queen Margaret: Leon Shepperdson

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Alan Bullock, A. J. Ayer, Marghanita Laski.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down

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