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: 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 10.25)


Filmmaker/presenter: Tim Slessor

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
for Schools
First shown on Thursday

: Interval

: Discovering Science: Air and Breathing

Everyone knows the masked faces of frogmen, firemen, mine-rescuers, mountaineers, jet-pilots, and even spacemen. Gerd Sommerhoff explains how our knowledge of breathing helps men to break down many difficult barriers.
for Schools
First shown on October 28
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobl yn y newyddion yn ystyried un o bynciau'r dydd yng nghwmni T. Glynne Davies
Current affairs discussion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Lunchtime News

: Music Makers: 6: Percussion

Introduced by Richard Evans with Patricia Brady and David Johnson (percussion).
for Schools
First shown on October 28


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

: Interval

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.

2.45 The Becher Steeplechase for five-year-olds and upwards over two miles and about five furlongs of the Grand National course

3.15 The Liverpool Autumn Cup (Handicap) for three-year-olds and upwards over one mile, two furlongs, and 170 yards

3.45 The Duchy Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over one mile, six furlongs

Race Commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Peter Bromley out in the country and Clive Graham by the Parade Ring.
(to 15.55)


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

: The Little Chimney Sweep

A silhouette film by Lotte Reiniger.
A little chimney sweep tumbles by mistake into the sitting-room of a rich young lady and though he is driven from the house, he bravely helps the young lady to get her heart's desire.


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: The Range Rider: Romeo Goes West

Previously shown in May


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Junior Sportsview: Netball

Introduced by Billy Wright highlighting
A second showing of the film in which Rena Stratford and the England team help you to improve your game.
Written and directed by Bill Latto.


Presenter: Billy Wright
Coach (Netball): Rena Stratford
Film editor (Netball): Stella Smallwood
Written and directed by (Netball): Bill Latto
Programme editor: Ronnie Noble
Director: Brian Connley

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows Autumn work in the vegetable garden.
The end of an excellent Runner Bean crop; Storing the poles; Selecting and saving Beans for next season's planting and introduces H. W. Abbiss (Truro) with Flowers and vegetables from the recently flooded areas of South-west England.
Violets-Anemones-Kaffir Lilies-Calendulas, Broccoli and other 'Out-of-season' crops.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: H. W. Abbiss
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: R.C.M.P.: Poison Pen

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

Willie Bullmeyer gets anonymous letters accusing his wife, and his marriage is endangered. Corporal Gagnier investigates.
BBC film release


Story and screenplay by: George Salverson
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Willy Bullmeyer: David Opatoshu
Mabel Bullmeyer: Susan Douglas
Albert Johnson: Ed McGibbon
Martinson: Chris Wiggins

: The Friday Show

This week starring: The Beverley Sisters
With Ivor Emmanuel, George Martin, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Singer: Ivor Emmanuel
Comedian: George Martin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
[The Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
[The Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: Alec Grahame
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Chan Canasta

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.
The programme is introduced by John Freeman.


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

: Barnaby Rudge: Episode 6

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

In which Simon Tappertit interferes with affairs that are none of his business, and Mrs. Rudge makes a decision.


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

: The News

: The Candidates: Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy

A profile of the two men contending for the most responsible position in the Western World.
Who are they?; Where did they come from?; What made them what they are?
A BBC Documentary filmed in the United States.


Subject: Richard M. Nixon
Subject: John F. Kennedy
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Commentary: Patrick O'Donovan
Film edited by: Harry Hastings
Research: Barbara Vesey Brown

: Folk Songs and Ballads

William Clauson and his guitar.


Singer/guitarist: William Clauson
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: 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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