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: Animals with Backbones: 6: Mammals

by Professor W. S. Bullough.
for Schools
First shown on October 26
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough

: Science and Life: 6: The Changing Ship

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
for Schools
(First shown on October 26)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: People of the Niger Delta

Filmed and introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on October 25
(to 11.55)


Filmmaker/presenter: Tim Slessor

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrehu ac yn clorlannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng npofal IFOR Rees
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.
1.45 The November Handicap Hurdle Race for four-year-olds and upwards over two miles, one furlong

Race commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Peter Bromley out in the country and Clive Graham by the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Interval

: Racing at Aintree

2.45 119th Liverpool St. Leger for three-year-olds only over one mile, six furlongs

3.15 Molyneux Steeplechase (Handicap) for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles and about four furlongs of the Grand National course

Race commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Peter Bromley out in the country and Clive Graham by the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Bromley
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Home-Maker Competition

Anne Allen, James Hemming, and Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Programmes, report on competitors' answers to the Questionnaire.
Introduced by John Hobday.


Reporter: Anne Allen
Reporter: James Hemming
Reporter: Doreen Stephens
Presenter: John Hobday
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Peridot Flight: Episode 4: Summer in Somerset

from the novel by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
(to 16.15)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot: Sheila Ballantine
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Geraldine Curran: Dudy Nimmo
Larkin: Robert Mill
Garth Curran: Paul Williamson
Lavinia Burbage: Ann Tirard

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: Scotland

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Fugitive Tramp
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.

Sonia Fraser is appearing in 'Oliver!' at the New Theatre, London


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Rosamund Davies
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Ben Cooke: Peter Hawkins
Nancy Northcote: Sonia Fraser

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Girl in Calico

A 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: Edna Glyn
This week's preview: Teenage Cottons
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Presenter/singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Judge (A British Cotton Design Competition): Edna Glyn
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Glasgow between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
Scotland - Elizabeth Main, J. A. Crawford, Duncan MacLennan
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Scotland): Elizabeth Main
Panellist (Scotland): J. A. Crawford
Panellist (Scotland): Duncan MacLennan
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Boxing

: An Age of Kings: Richard III: 14: The Dangerous Brother

The Pageant of English History
Written by William Shakespeare.

The fortunes of the House of Lancaster have now reached their lowest point. The young Prince of Wales, heir to Henry VI, has been brutally murdered before his mother's eyes at Tewkesbury, and in the Tower of London the pathetic Henry VI himself has been killed by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Edward IV, recently crowned in London, foresees a period of general peace and prosperity for the country under Yorkist rule-but his own security is already threatened by Gloucester's implacable determination to win the crown.


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Christopher Whelen
Title music: Sir Arthur Bliss
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: Paul Daneman
George, Duke of Clarence: Patrick Garland
Sir Robert Brackenbury: Frank Windsor
Lord Hastings: David Andrews
Lady Anne, widow of the Prince of Wales, son to Henry VI: Jill Dixon
A Gentleman, attendant on Lady Anne: John Greenwood
King Henry VI: Terry Scully
Earl Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth: Kenneth Farrington
Lord Grey, son to Queen Elizabeth by her first marriage: Leon Shepperdson
Queen Elizabeth: Jane Wenham
Duke of Buckingham: Edgar Wreford
Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby: Jack May
Queen Margaret, widow of Henry VI: Mary Morris
Sir William Catesby: John Ringham
Two Murderers: Robert Lang
Two Murderers: Terry Wale
King Edward IV: Julian Glover
Marquess of Dorset, son to Queen Elizabeth by her first marriage: Anthony Valentine
Sir Richard Ratcliff: Alan Rowe
Duchess of York, mother of Edward IV, Clarence and Gloucester: Violet Carson
Archbishop of York: Jeffry Wickham
Richard, Duke of York, younger son to King Edward IV: Michael Lewis
Messenger: Terence Lodge
King Edward V: Hugh Janes
Lord Mayor of London: John Sharp
The Lord Cardinal Bourchier: Jerome Willis

: The News

: China and the World

What role in international affairs will be played by the world's most populous country-Communist China?
Tonight's programme includes an exclusive television interview edited and produced in China, in which the Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai gives prepared answers to questions put by Felix Greene with comments by C. S. Venkatachar, Roderick MacFarquhar, Joseph C. Harsch.
Introduced by Richard Harris a leading British commentator on Asian affairs.


Interviewee: Chou En-Lai
Interviewer: Felix Greene
Speaker: C. S. Venkatachar
Speaker: Roderick MacFarquhar
Speaker: Joseph C. Harsch
Presenter: Richard Harris
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: Late Night News

: International Dancing Championships

direct from the Royal Albert Hall including the Professional Grand Final and, the Duel of the Giants.
Dancing to the music of Victor Silvester, Cyril Stapleton, and Joe Loss and their Orchestras.


Orchestra conductor: Victor Silvester
Orchestra conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Orchestra conductor: Joe Loss
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Elsa Wells
Presented for television by: John Vernon

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