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: Animals with Backbones: 6: Mammals

by Professor W. S. Bullough.

Mammals are warm-blooded, have hair on their bodies, and their young are kept during early development in the body of the mother. The programme deals with mammals found wild in Britain.
for Schools
First shown last Tuesday
(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 October 24

: 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
First shown last Tuesday
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyfiwyno gan Nest Williams Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri BEVAN
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)


Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: The Poet

by Dario Niccodemi.
English version by Robert Rietty.
for Schools
First shown on October 26


Author: Dario Niccodemi
English version by: Robert Rietty
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Clarissa: Fiona Duncan
Pasquali: 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
BBC film

: Something to Read

Introduced by Brian Redhead with Elizabeth Jane Howard, Gerda Charles, Helen Darrell, John Cohen and Arthur Marshall.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Guest: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Guest: Gerda Charles
Guest: Helen Darrell
Guest: John Cohen
Guest: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Cookery Club: Poulet saute Chasseur

Guest Chef, Victor Ceserani shows how to prepare this classic French dish of fried chicken with mushrooms, tomatoes, and a white wine sauce.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Victor Ceserani
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Secret Garden: 4: The Door in the Wall

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
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Mrs Sowerby: Noel Dyson
Susan-Ann: Sally Stephens
Martha: Prunella Scales
Pedlar: Christopher Hodge
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough
Dickon: Colin Spaull
Mr Roach: Ivor Salter
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason

: Zoo Packet

or A Load of Monkeys
from Jersey Zoological Park with Gerald Durrell

Eleven monkeys in Gerald Durrell's zoo, from the tiny bushbaby to N'Pongo the young gorilla, appear with Gerald Durrell who explains, with his own sketches, how the shapes of their fingers, toes, and tails help them to move about and feed.
(First shown in August)


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Director: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Lookout: The Tolls of the Roads

with Outside Broadcasts on The Tolls of the Roads
Geoffrey Wheeler on location with the Wolverhampton Police reports on New Police Methods, New Motor Industry Research, New 10-year tests, New Roads.


Reporter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Research: Geoffrey Meredith
Series editor: J. Glyn Jones
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer/guitarist: Winston Young
Singer: Mary Jane Young
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 Best Man

Written by Vince Powell and Harry Driver.
A comedy series.
This week: The Best Man
Starring Harry Worth
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth

: Spy-Catcher: 5: Happy Landings

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

: Billy Liar

Scenes from the current West-End comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.
With Albert Finney as Billy Liar.
The play is set in Stradhoughton, an industrial town in the North of England.
Televised direct from the Cambridge Theatre, London by arrangement with Oscar Lewenstein


Writer: Keith Waterhouse
Writer: Willis Hall
Setting: Alan Tagg
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Geoffrey Fisher: George H. Cooper
Alice Fisher: Mona Washbourne
Billy Fisher: Albert Finney
Arthur Crabtree: Trevor Bannister
Barbara: Ann Beach

: Insight: 1: The Birth of Understanding

An exploration into our new understanding of nature by Dr. J. Bronowski.

What are a baby's first sensations?; How does a child explore his surroundings?;
How does he build his vision of the world?
Special facilities by courtesy of the Princess Louise (Kensington) Hospital for Children


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Film sequences arranged and directed by: Michael Latham
Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Editor: Agnes Evan
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: Gerald Leach
Production assistant: David Kennard
Producer: Humphrey Fisher
Producer: Bill Wright

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
First edition of the new series about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, and the people who make them.

Robert Robinson, who has been in Hollywood, reports
Is Hollywood still the centre of the film industry?
What is its future?; How do people live there?

Scenes from three new films:

Man in the Moon
Starring Kenneth More, Shirley Ann Field

The Millionairess
Starring Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers

Jungle Cat
A Walt Disney True-Life Adventure.

Films by courtesy of Rank, 20th Century-Fox, and Disney


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Sportsview Special: International Football: Italian League v. Football League

from Milan
The recorded highlights of this afternoon's Inter-League match in Milan-an International that matched the best footballers of Italy and Great Britain.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Ceiniog Yr Un

A programme of Welsh Songs.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)

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