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: Animals with Backbones: 6: Mammals

by Professor W. S. Bullough.
Mammals are warmblooded, have hair on their bodies, and their young are retained during early development within the body of the mother. The programme illustrates these points in relation to mammals found wild in Britain.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

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

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: People of the Niger Delta

About the people who live in the small villages where this great African river meets the sea.
Filmed and introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools


Filmmaker/presenter: Tim Slessor
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Y cyfiwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
Magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Nest Williams
Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: The Poet

by Dario Niccodemi.
English version by Robert Rietty.
for Schools


Author: Dario Niccodemi
English version by: Robert Rietty
Music composed and played by: Neil van Allen
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Clarissa: Fiona Duncan
Pasquati: Derek Francis
Giulio: Peter Sallis
Erminia: Gretchen Franklin
Silvietto: Diarmid Cammell
Clara: Patricia Raine
Maria: Mary McMillen
Filippo: Graham Armitage
Catullo Ossiano: John Woodvine

: 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
Gladys Whitred sings the songs

BBC film


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions discussed by Rosemary McRobert, Frances Perry, Molly Weir,
Barry Bucknell
Guest, Patty Fisher who talks about failures in cooking.
In the Chair, Max Robertson
(to 15.35)


Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Molly Weir
Panellist: Barry Bucknell
Guest: Patty Fisher
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Secret Garden: 3: The Cry in the Corridor

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Adapted for television in eight episodes.
First shown in January


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason
Mrs Sowerby: Noel Dyson
Lizabeth-Ellen: Judy Stephens
Martha: Prunella Scales
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Pitcher: Christopher Hodge
Mr Craven: Frank Shelley
Nurse: Barbara Mitchell

: The Little Line

BBC Welsh Outside Broadcast cameras visit the port of Portmadoc in North Wales to find out about the Festiniog railway, one of the oldest narrow-gauge railways in the world.
First shown earlier this year


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: News from the Zoos

Animals abroad in Switzerland
A visit to the Zoological Gardens at Basle, the only zoo in Europe where a gorilla has been born and bred in captivity.
Introduced by James Fisher.
Recording presented in co-operation with the Outside Broadcast Team of the Swiss Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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 Tickle

Written by Vince Powell, and Harry Driver.
A comedy series.
This week: The Tickle
Starring Harry Worth
With Leonard Williams, Ruth Kettlewell, Anthony Woodruff, Stuart Saunders.
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Leonard Williams
[Actress]: Ruth Kettlewell
[Actor]: Anthony Woodruff
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders

: Spy-Catcher: 4: Margin of Error

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

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites Edmund Hockridge, Billy Dainty, The Polka Dots,
Malcolm Goddard, Eithne Milne and Sandra Martin.


Singer: Joan Regan
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Performer: Billy Dainty
Singers: The Polka Dots
Dancer/choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Dancer: Eithne Milne
Dancer: Sandra Martin
The orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Original music and script: Peter Myers
Original music and script: Ronald Cass
Settings: Bob McGowan
Producer: John Street

: The Flying Years: 4: The World Flies 1950-1960

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: Brian Johnson

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Hiroko Nakamura plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, in E minor with the Japan National Radio Orchestra (NHK Tokyo).
Leader, Tamaaki Sakamoto
Conducted by Wilhelm Schuchter
Before an invited audience at Walthamstow Town Hall, London.
The programme also includes 'Rhapsody' by Yuzo Toyama


Pianist: Hiroko Nakamura
Musicians: The Japan National Radio Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Tamaaki Sakamoto
[Orchestra] conducted by: Wilhelm Schuchter
Composer (Rhapsody): Yuzo Toyama

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Gwraig Y Towr

'The Slater's Wife': a play by Tangi Malemanche, translated from Breton into Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.22)


Writer: Tangi Malemanche

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