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: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of the Air

for Schools
First shown last Friday
(to 10.25)

: Music Makers: 5: Double Bass, Harp, and Piano

for Schools
First shown last Friday

: Interval

: For Sixth Forms: People of the Renaissance: 6: Pope Julius II

Julius II dreamed of renewing the material splendour of Rome, but is best remembered -as the creator of the new St. Peter's, and as the patron of Raphael and Michelangelo.
Introduced by John Broadbent.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Broadbent
Adviser for the series: Professor L. D. Ettlinger
Research: Kathrin Simon
Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Cyfle i gwrdd a chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifan Rees
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 6: Working in a Laundry

Introduced by Peter West.
A visit to a laundry in the North of England to look at some of the different kinds of work which are done there.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Editor: John Griffiths
Director: John Drummond
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
BBC film

: Whistle Stop!: 4: Stirling

with McDonald Hobley.
A light-hearted diversion to various parts of the country.
The Guests: Cardew Robinson, Gianni Marzocchi
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Harry Smith, Steve Gauna, Roy Webster


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Singer: Gianni Marzocchi
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Steve Gauna
Musician: Roy Webster
Compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

Directed by Reg Perrin from the BBC's Midland television studio
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Hostage

Three escaped convicts make the prison warden go with them in a stolen aeroplane. P.T. and Chuck help the police to find the missing men.
Previously shown in February 1959


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: For Deaf Children: Mainly About Animals

including a story for younger children
Tony Kitten
Drawn by Pat Harrison.
and A film about monkeys.


Artist (Tony Kitten): Pat Harrison
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Travellers' Tales: Lost Cities and Lost Men

Members of the Oxford and Cambridge South American expedition march into the dense forests of Amazonia where Colonel Fawcett disappeared. They visit Machu Picchu, the Inca capital lost for 300 years until it was rediscovered in 1911.
First shown in September 1959


Cameraman: Stanley Jeeves
Film editor: Robert Walter
Narrator: Adrian Cowell
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
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

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written by: Robert Stuart
From research by: Liam Nolan
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: No Wreath for the General: Final Episode

An adventure serial in six episodes by Donald Wilson.
Starring William Franklyn, Lana Morris, Rona Anderson, Moray Watson, Ewan Roberts
Roger Kenyon was astonished to find that Isobel Gilmour was his own former secretary, Isobel MacDonald. After persuading Roger that Alison Campbell was in no immediate danger, Isobel took him to the shepherd's bothy where, as she suspected, General Campbell was hiding. Campbell, still obsessed with his plan to sell Vanbrugh's fuel discovery privately, in order to provide a fortune for the dead inventor's destitute widow, and for Alison and Isobel, refused to listen when Roger warned him the game was up. Later, while Roger and Johnny Brookman were on their way to the bothy, they found the body of the missing oil negotiator, Caldwell.


Writer: Donald Wilson
Script associate: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Julian Amyes
Gwilliam: Patrick Cargill
Peake-Harmon: James Villiers
Johnny Brookman: Moray Watson
Dr Roger Kenyon: William Franklyn
General Campbell: Maurice Hedley
Isobel Gilmour: Lana Morris
Beattie: Stratford Johns
Jackson: Norman Mitchell
Alison Campbell: Rona Anderson
Struan MacDonald: Eric Woodburn
Ferguson: Edward Jewesbury
The Rev Murdo Aitcheson: Ewan Roberts

: The Burns and Allen Show: Texan Italian

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen.

To help a star-struck Texas girl break into show business, Gracie cashes in on the popularity of Italian actresses. Bonnie Sue becomes sultry 'Tina Caccitore'.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The News

: Come Dancing

Peter West introduces the Final of the BBC Inter-Regional Professional Challenge Cup and the selection of the West Midlands team for the BBC Inter-Regional
Amateur Dancing Contest.
To the music of Colin Hulme and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing
From The Locarno Ballroom, Birmingham.


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Colin Hulme and his Orchestra
Commentator: John Davies
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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