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: People of Many Lands: People of the Niger Delta

BBC film for Schools
First shown last Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday

: Interval

: Discovering Science: Air and Breathing

The masked faces of frogmen, fire-men, mine-rescuers, mountaineers, jet-pilots and even spacemen are familiar to all. Gerd Sommerhoff explains how our knowledge of breathing is enabling men to break down many difficult barriers.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

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

: Byd y Ffermwyr

J. LLYFELYS DAVIES. Rheolwr Cyffredinol y Bwrdd Marchnata Llaeth, yn ateb cwestivnau a rodidtir iddto gan ARTHUR E. Jones, Hendre Ddu, Llangernyw, ger Abergele
Cyflwynir a chynhyrchir y rhaglen gan DAVID JOHN
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: J. Llyfelys Davies.
Unknown: David John

: Lunchtime News

: Music Makers: 6: Percussion

Introduced by Richard Evans with Patricia Brady and David Johnson (percussion).
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Richard Evans
Percussionist: Patricia Brady
Percussionist: David Johnson
Director: Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer: John Hosier

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Fox and the Wolf

A Russian cartoon film.
Few animals can touch the fox and the wolf for greediness, and in the winter when food is scarce each tries to be cleverer than the other. This time it is the fox who gets the worst of the bargain.

: The Range Rider: Gold Hills

The Range Rider visits an old friend of his, a parson, and finds that a gang is trying to drive him off his land.
Previously shown in May


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who helps you with your picture-making, sets a subject, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'My School'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Gardening Club

Autumn work in the vegetable garden, flower borders, and in the greenhouse with
Percy Thrower.
Old favourites and some new introductions, Blooms from ring culture and from pots and for new exhibitors: 'What the judges look for' shown by Arthur Billitt, Head of Lenton Experimental Station, Nottingham.
From the BBC's Midland studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Chrysanthemums): Arthur Billitt
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


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

: R.C.M.P.: The Ten-Mile Tombstone

Stories of the Mounties
A film series, starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

A nagging and vindictive wife drives a man to murder. Stephen Ford seems to have committed the perfect crime -until Corporal Gagnier comes along.
BBC film release


Story and screenplay by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Stephen Ford: John Kellogg
Hannah Ford: Tonl Hesse
Jennifer Norton: Tonl Hesse
Thor Svenson: Robert Knight
Knowles: Hugh Webster

: Chan Canasta

is a remarkable man
Tonight he gives a demonstration, before a celebrity panel and a studio audience, of experiments in the art of psychological perception.
Programme introduced by John Freeman.


Mentalist: Chan Canasta
Presenter: John Freeman
Production: Russell Turner

: Barnaby Rudge: Episode 5

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised for television in thirteen episodes by Michael Voysey.

In which Mrs. Varden is prevailed upon to visit the Maypole, and Dolly meets with an unfortunate occurrence.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Mrs Varden: Joan Hickson
Dolly Varden: Jennifer Daniel
Simon Tappertit: Timothy Bateson
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Mr Edward Chester: Bernard Brown
Emma Haredale: Eira Heath
Mr Haredale: Peter Williams
Hugh: Neil McCarthy
Joe Willet: Alan Haywood
Mr John Chester: Raymond Huntley
Peak: Patrick Boxill
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Mrs Rudge: Isabel Dean

: Professional Boxing

Some of tonight's fights direct from the Covered Market, Carlisle.
An eight-round Lightweight Contest
Maurice Cullen of Shotton, Co. Durham v. Dave Stone of Battersea, Southern Area Champion
A six-round Featherweight contest
Ronnie Calvert of Sheffield v. Nye Ankrah of Ghana


Boxer (Lightweight): Maurice Cullen
Boxer (Lightweight): Dave Stone
Boxer (Featherweight): Ronnie Calvert
Boxer (Featherweight): Nye Ankrah
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: Enquiry: 3: On Tap

in which Robert Reid reports on issues of importance to Britons in 1960.

Britain needs an increasing water supply for domestic, industrial, and agricultural purposes. What is being done to meet this demand and to prevent future water shortages?
Made by the BBC West and North Region Film Units


Reporter: Robert Reid
Photographed by: George Shears
Photographed by: Gerry Pullen
Sound recorded by: Howard Smith
Sound recorded by: Graham Turner
Editor: Constance Dunn
North Region sequences directed by: Stanley Williamson
Programme produced by: Dennis Towler

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Bill Northwood

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