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: The New President

(to 8.30)

Kennedy or Nixon? From 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 app.

A special breakfast-time programme of news and views from both sides of the Atlantic about the outcome of the dramatic struggle for the American Presidency with the latest election results.

Presented by Christopher Serpeu in London; Douglas Stuart in New York

And including Robin Day in the West End amongst the American correspondents in London

Ludovic Kennedy talking to the man in the street

And John Tidmarsh talking to Americans flying into London Airport

David Jacobs
Between election developments he presents music from the current American hit parade

Richard Dimbleby introduces the programme


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy
Interviewer: John Tidmarsh
DJ: David Jacobs
Presented by (London): Christopher Serpeu
Presented (New York): Douglas Stuart

: For Sixth Forms: Modern India: 1: The Village

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare.


Author: William Shakespeare

: Living in Water: 1: Shells and Scenery

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

(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 Owes Y rhagten yns ngofal TUDOR PHILLIPS
Sports Magazine
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: 7: The Machine Age Begins

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrated by: Neil Parkinson
Film sequences edited by: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Donald Grattan

: 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


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: 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
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Bengo

The Adventures of a Boxer Puppy.
Drawn by Tim.
Told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters
Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: Union Pacific: Pawnee Bill


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Film Club

Watch the film makers at work and see how you can make your own.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Research: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A programme for practical people.
This week: Tracing the sources of damp in the house; ideas on how to deal with it; condensation problems in kitchen and bathroom; making a loft-ladder.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpot, Kenneth Allsop, Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpot
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: The Bing Crosby Show

Starring Bing Crosby
with guest stars Dean Martin, Patti Page and Mahalia Jackson
A programme recorded in America


Presenter/Singer: Bing Crosby
Singer: Dean Martin
Singer: Patti Page
Singer: Mahalia Jackson

: Sportsview

News-Action-Personalities in Television's weekly sports magazine.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Tonight's programme includes:
Football, Rugby Union, Skating


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Paul Fox

: Parade

The show business magazine introduced by Alan Melville and produced by Bryan Sears.
Those taking part include: Eve Boswell, The King Brothers, Gordon Heath.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singers: The King Brothers
Performer: Gordon Heath
Dancer: Burda Cann
Dancer: Elaine Care
Dancer: Ina Claire
Dancer: Sidonie Darrell
Dancer: Sheila Falconer
Choreography: Eleanor Fazan
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Director: Brian Marber

: The Next Year's Work

The Rt. Hon. B. A. Butler, C.H., M.P.
A Party Political broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. B. A. Butler

: The News

: Look: The Mute Swan

Introduced by Peter Scott.
with Fred Lexster

For 700 years the mute swan has been a royal and protected bird. But are there now too many of them? With the keeper of the Abbotsbury swannery, Peter Scott discusses swans and shows film of their life.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Fred Lexster
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: The Face of the Unknown

An exploration of the world of Science-Fiction films.
Introduced by Donald Holms.
With scenes from: Man in Space, War of the Worlds, Them, The Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, Forbidden Planet, The Time Machine
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney, Paramount, Warner-Pathe, M.G.M.
First shown in August

10.30-11.0 View: The programme for the South and West.


Presenter (The Face of the Unknown): Donald Holms
Script (The Face of the Unknown): Derek Hill
Presented by (The Face of the Unknown): Richard Evans

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by Father Joseph Christie, S.J.


Conductor: Father Joseph Christie

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