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

First shown on October 24
(to 10.30)

: The Poet

by Dario Niccodemi.
English version by Robert Rietty.
for Schools
First shown on October 25


Author: Dario Niccodemi
English version by: Robert Rietty

: Animals with Backbones: 6: Mammals

for Schools
First shown on October 25
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio-Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owen Y rhaglen yng ngofal TUDOR PHILLIPS
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Rygbi-Pel Droed
Unknown: Dillwyn Owen

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: 6: The Changing Ship

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
for Schools
(First shown last Wednesday)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Film sequences edited by: Teddy Ireland
Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep an eye on this week's round-up of Topics to talk about, New things to see
People worth meeting introduced by David Jacobs.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 6: King of the Nogs

by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.
A cartoon film, in six episodes, of the adventures of the Prince of the Nogs in the land of the midnight sun.
Previously shown in October 1959


Drawings: Peter Firmin
Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Union Pacific: The Road Block

Previously shown in November, 1959


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Barn Dance

from Alnwick Dance, Northumberland.
Your host, Bill Cain with interviews by Gwen Pain.
The music provided by Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
The Dancers: children from Alnwick and Carlisle
From the North of England


Presenter: Bill Cain
Interviewer: Gwen Pain
Musicians: Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
Production: Trevor Hill

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide for practical people.
Making a new sink unit and modernising an old one; ideas and new materials for simple plumbing jobs.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: 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

: Circus from France

'...the oldest established family circus in the world...' from under the Big Top in the Place du Champs de Mars, Lille.

The Cirque Napoleon Raney presents:
Tarzana and her Lions
Les Astonis, Aerial acrobats
Les Allegros and the human puppet
Les Bedinis, Gymnasts extraordinaires
Karrey's two feet, four hands, six clubs
Le Trio Reynolds, Classical flying trapeze
Le Trio Chabri, Ballet clowns
Sabine Rancy, Her exotic group and liberty horses
Presented in association with Jean Christophe Averty by the courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Acrobatics: Les Astonis
Gymnasts: Les Bedinis
Trapeze artists: Le Trio Reynolds
Dancers/Clowns: Le Trio Chabri
Le Chef d'Orchestre: Hubert Dewaele
Television Production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock invites you to meet
The Champion Jockey
Other items include:
Football... Rugby Union


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Assistant editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Parade

The show business magazine introduced by Alan Melville and produced by Bryan Sears.
Those taking part include: Betty Marsden, Clive Lythgoe, Sheree Winton and Russ Henderson's Steel Band.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Performer: Betty Marsden
Pianist: Clive Lythgoe
Performer: Sheree Winton
Musicians: Russ Henderson's Steel Band
Dancer: Burda Cann
Dancer: Elaine Carr
Dancer: Ina Claire
Dancer: Sidonie Darrell
Dancer: Sheila Falconer
Choreography: Eleanor Fazan
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Assistant producer: Brian Marber
Director: Vere Lorrimer

: Look: Summer on the Cliffs

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Christopher Mylne
Puffins, razorbills, fulmars, gulls, and ravens battle for living space on the Welsh coast and the islands of Skokholm and Skomer.
Film sequences from 'Seabird Summer' made by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Christopher Mylne
Edited for television by: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: The News

: Dream AWhile

With Dennis Lotis, Doreen Hulme, Joan Havill, Michael Ashlin and Kay Sargent and the BBC Midland Light Orchestra.
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles


Singer: Dennis Lotis
Soprano: Doreen Hulme
Pianist: Joan Havill
Dancer: Michael Ashlin
Dancer: Kay Sargent
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Coles
Verse by: John Peel
Verse read by: Bernard Hepton
Film cameraman: Stewart Farnell
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Viewpoint: The Gospel of Advertising

A fortnightly programme.
The ad-man's idea of the good life is examined by John Tinsley and John Thompson.
Film extract from 'Pearls and Swine' by permission of Contemporary Films Ltd.


Presenter: John Tinsley
Presenter: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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