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: Discovering Science: The Ingredients of the Air

for Schools
First shown on October 21
(to 10.25)

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

for Schools
First shown on October 21

: Interval

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

Julius II, whose dream as to renew the material splendour of Rome, created the new St. Peter's, and was the patron of Raphael and Michelangelo.
Introduced by John Broadbent.
for Schools
(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 Ifor REES
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.28)


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver

: 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 that are done there.
for Schools
First shown last Monday


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

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

BBC film


Editor: Maria Bird

: Whistle Stop!: 5: Cardiff

A light-hearted diversion.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests: Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Cardiff Children's Choir
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Steve Gauna, Harry Smith, Roy Webster


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Joan Sterndale-Bennett
Singers: Cardiff Children's Choir
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Musician: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Roy Webster
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: Halloween Party

Christopher Trace and Leila Williams give a Halloween Party.


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

: Whirlybirds: Diamond Smugglers

Diamonds have been smuggled from Mexico. P.T. and Chuck are accused, their helicopter has been seen over the border.
First shown last year


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

: Stephen King-Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The First Australians

A journey described by Peter Finch.
The personal diary of a journey among the Aborigines of the Northern Territory.
First shown earlier this year


Narrator: Peter Finch
Directed and photographed by: George Heath

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Singer/guitarist: Winston Young
Singer: Mary Jane Young
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?
Written by Peter Moore.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writer: Peter Moore
Research: Shirley MacNab
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' was 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.
This week's edition includes Special reports by Robin Day and Ludovic Kennedy who have been travelling across the United States with the two contenders for the Presidency, Vice-President Richard Nixon and Senator John Kennedy, as they carry the campaign to the American people.


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

: Maigret: Murder in Montmartre

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret, Freda Jackson, Ewen Solon
Produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

A young woman reports to the police that she has overheard a threat of murder. Is she lying or telling the truth?


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by/Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Director: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Arlette: April Olrich
Fred Alfonsi: Thomas Gallagher
Rose Alfonsi: Freda Jackson
Betty: Maria Andipa
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Gendarme: Leonard Graham
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Police Doctor: Michael Hitchman
Dr Bloch: Ernst Ulman
Ferrand: Peter Grisewood
Philippe Mortemartre: Aubrey Woods
Rosalie Moncoeur: Joan Young
Tania: Linda Castle
Oscar: Stan Simmonds

: The News

: Television Dancing Club

(Thirteenth Year)
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Raymond Draper and Molly Mackenzie, Jack Orton-Smith and Norma Noble, The North Twenty Formation Team from Barnet.
And presenting the 1st Heat of the 1960/61 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson assisted by Christine Norton
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Raymond Draper
Dancer: Molly Mackenzie
Dancer: Jack Orton-Smith
Dancer: Norma Noble
Formation dancers: The North Twenty Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Reflections in a Village

by James Morris.
Deep in Kent, halfway between London and the coast, lies Ickham, a village of 400 people among whom James Morris lived for a year, and of whose life and ways this film was made.
First shown earlier this year


Writer/narrator: James Morris
Photographed by: Stewart A. Farnell
Film edited by: James Colina
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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