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: Living in Water: 2: How Water Animals Move

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 8: The Story of the Motor Car

BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: South American Journey

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

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC recording for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Vintage Years: 1: Preparation for Retirement

The first of a series of four programmes on old age.
Contributors include: Dr. Alastair Heron, Grace Owen, Norah Phillips, Denise Newman, L. C. P. Scaife, M.B.E., Raymond Leavesley and Elsie Leavesley.
Interviewer, Donald Holms
Programme introduced by Elaine Grand.

BBC recording


Interviewee: Dr. Alastair Heron
Interviewee: Grace Owen
Interviewee: Norah Phillips
Interviewee: Denise Newman
Interviewee: L. C. P. Scaife
Interviewee: Raymond Leavesley
Interviewee: Elsie Leavesley
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Presenter: Elaine Grand
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Peridot Flight: Episode 6: A New Life

from the novel by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
BBC recording
(to 15.30)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot: Sheila Ballantine
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Vanduren: Bill Clothier
Mrs Vanduren: Nicolette Bernard
de Tournay: Martin Gordon

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Fascinating Florist
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.
BBC recording


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
Detective Corcoran: David Hart
Avril Caron: Jill Hyem

: 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)
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: Cottons for the Office
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.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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 London between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The South - Amy Guthrie, Eric Taylor, Anthony Littman
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The South): Amy Guthrie
Panellist (The South): Eric Taylor
Panellist (The South): Anthony Littman
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Hefferan Family

A film comedy starring Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith.

Married to a charming but irresponsible man, Emily Hefferan longs for security. She learns, almost too late, that in marriage, love and understanding are the best of all securities.


Director: Jules Bricken
Jim Hefferan: Paul Douglas
Emily Hetferan: Alexis Smith
Rosemary Hefferan: Eilene Janssen
Harold: Mark Damon
George Kirby: Jesse White
Rita Kirby: Carolyn Jones

: An Age of Kings: Richard III: 15: The Boar Hunt

(See panel)

The Pageant of English History
Written by William Shakespeare

Nothing can now check Gloucester's devious and ruthless struggle to possess himself of the Crown. His brothers are dead, the Queen's party has been destroyed, and Richard, in his new guise as Lord Protector, has seized his two young nephews, Edward V and his small brother Richard of York, and imprisoned them in the Tower. With the powerful aid of the Duke of Buckingham, Richard is ready now to overthrow the last obstacles between himself and his Coronation


Author: William Shakespeare
Fights arranged by: John Greenwood
Costumes: Olive Harris
Make-up supervised by: Tommy Manderson
Technical Supervision: George Summers
Lighting: Walter Whitmore
Music composed and conducted by: Christopher Whelen
Music played by: The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Title music composed by: Sir Arthur Bliss
Title music played by: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lionel Salter
Designer: Stanley Morris
Script Editor: Eric Crozier
Director: Michael Hayes
Producer: Peter Dews
A Messenger: John Greenwood
Lord Hastings: David Andrews
Sir William Catesby: John Ringham
Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby: Jack May
Sir John, a priest: Jeremy Bisley
Duke of Buckingham: Edgar Wreford
Sir Richard Ratcliff: Alan Rowe
Prisoners - Earl Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth: Kenneth Farrington
Prisoners - Lord Grey, son to Queen Elizabeth: Leon Shepperdson
Prisoners - Sir Thomas Vaughan: Robert Lang
Bishop of Ely: Frank Pettingell
Lord Lovel: Adrian Brine
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III: Paul Daneman
Lord Mayor of London: John Sharp
Duchess of York, mother of Richard III: Violet Carson
Anne, Queen to Richard III: Jill Dixon
Queen Elizabeth, widow to Edward IV, mother of Edward V and York: Jane Wenham
Marquess of Dorset, son to Queen Elizabeth by her first marriage: Anthony Valentine
Sir Robert Brackenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower: Frank Windsor
A page: Timothy Harley
Sir James Tyrell: Terence Lodge
Messenger: Timothy Harley
Messenger: Derek Ware
Messenger: John Murray Scott
Sir Christopher Urswick, a priest: Terry Wale
Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, afterwards King Henry VII: Jerome Willis
Earl of Oxford: Julian Glover
Sir Waller Herbert: Michael Wells
Sir James Blount: Jeffery Wickham
Duke of Norfolk: Noel Johnson
Earl of Surrey, son to Norfolk: Barry Jackson
Ghost of Prince Edward, son to King Henry VI: John Greenwood
Ghost of King Henry VI: Terry Scully
Ghost of the Duke of Clarence, brother to Richard III: Patrick Garland
Ghost of King Edward V: Hugh Janes
Ghost of Richard of York, brother to King Edward V: Michael Lewis

: The News

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, J. M. Richards, Alan Bullock.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
A sound recording of this programme can be heard in the Home Service on Sunday at 4.15 (not Welsh)


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: J. M. Richards
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather, Road Works Report

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