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: Animals with Backbones: 6: Mammals

by Professor W. S. Bullough.
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough

: Science and Life: 6: The Changing Ship

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
for Schools
(First shown on Wednesday)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: People of the Niger Delta

BBC film for Schools
First shown on October 25
(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.
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

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders

: Family Affairs

Could Midwives be Kinder?
Joan Yorke puts the question to a nurse, an obstetrician, and the Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.

How They Fed
Norman Hutchings shows a collection of babies' feeding bottles dating from the first century.

This year, next year, sometime...
A film showing the treatment of disturbed children.

Programme introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.


Interviewer (Could Midwives be Kinder?): Joan Yorke
Panellist (Could Midwives be Kinder?): A nurse [name uncredited]
Panellist (Could Midwives be Kinder?): An obstetrician [name uncredited]
Panellist (Could Midwives be Kinder?): The Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives [name uncredited]
Item presenter (How They Fed): Norman Hutchings
Commentary (This year, next year, sometime...): Gordon Jackson
Director (This year, next year, sometime...): Richard Taylor
Presenter: Elisabeth Beresford
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Peridot Flight: Episode 3: A New Situation

From the novel by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
(to 15.30)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrot Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot Flight: Sheila Ballantine
Larkin: Robert Mill
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Geraldine Curran: Dudy Nimmo
Mrs Bowler: Margot Bryant
Sir Frederick Stilton: Robin Wentworth
Lady Stilton: Joan Henley

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
With Vivienne Martin, Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Gaston Palmer.
Guest Star, Shirley Abicair with Tumbarumba
and Double or Drop
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Juggler: Gaston Palmer
Guest star: Shirley Abicair
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & 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)
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: Town Cottons
From the BBC's North of England television studios

6.20-6.50 No Visible Means of Support: The story of the Hovercraft.


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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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 Birmingham between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Patrick Bowles, Reginald Webster
The Midlands - Christina Bennett, Terence Bond, Karle Simpson
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Patrick Bowles
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Midlands): Christina Bennett
Panellist (The Midlands): Terence Bond
Panellist (The Midlands): Karle Simpson
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, Eric Dodson


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]: Eric Dodson

: A Moon for the Misbegotten

by Eugene O'Neill.
Starring Nancy Wickwire, John Meillon and Colin Blakely
The play takes place on the Connecticut farm of Phil Hogan; from noon to sunrise the following day.

Under a New England moon two unhappy impassioned people seek each other.


Author: Eugene O'Neill
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Josie Hogan: Nancy Wickwire
Phil Hogan: Colin Blakely
James Tyrone: John Meillon
T Stedman Harder: Graydon Gould

: The News

: The Brains Trust

The members this week: The Rt. Rev. Stephen F. Bayne, Lord Boothby, K.B.E.,
Bernard Williams.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: The Rev. Stephen F. Bayne
Panellist: Lord Boothby
Panellist: Bernard Williams
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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