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: People of Many Lands: South American Journey

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

: Spotlight

BBC recording for Schools
First shown on Thursday

: Interval

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

What makes a good fuel? What happens when something burns? Gerd Sommerhoff investigates these problems and describes how we use and control fire.
BBC recording for Schools
Repeated on November 21 at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Byd y Ffermwyr

Detaid Llanwenog
Ymweliad a (term DAVID EVANS , set yr AUtgoch, Cwrtnewydd, ger Llanybyther
Manylu ar nodweddion y defaid gan J. E. LLOYD o Lanbedr Pont Steffan , Sir Aberteifl
Y cyfarwyddo gan Robert S. Evans Y rhaglen yng ngofal DAVID JOHN
The Farmers' World
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Detaid Llanwenog
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: J. E. Lloyd
Unknown: Lanbedr Pont Steffan
Unknown: Robert S. Evans
Unknown: David John

: Lunchtime News

: Music Makers: 8: Brass: Trumpets and Trombones

Introduced by Richard Evans.
With Donald Blakeson (trumpet), Denis Wick (trombone) and Donald Helps (horn), Frederick Stone (piano)
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on November 21 at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Richard Evans
Trumpeter: Donald Blakeson
Trombonist: Denis Wick
Horn: Donald Helps
Pianist: Frederick Stone
Director: Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer: John Hosier

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Prudence Kitten: Prudence Makes the Puddings

with Molly Blake assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: The Range Rider: The Silver Blade

The Range Rider has to pretend to be a rich young Mexican returning for his inheritance, in order to try and solve the local robberies. This proves dangerous.
Last shown in May


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
A monthly programme presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.


Presenter: Billy Wright
Presented by: Brian Connley
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows seasonal work in the vegetable garden, flower borders and greenhouse and introduces Frank Knight, Director, R.H.S. Gardens Wisley, Surrey with Flowers, shrubs, berries, and foliage gathered in mid-November from a Southern garden.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
BBC recording


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Frank Knight
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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.: Trackdown

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

Who would want to murder a priest who was everyone's friend? This is the Mounties' problem.


Story and screenplay by: George Salverson
Director: Fergus McDonell
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques GagnIer: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Jerry Grant: Bruno Gerussi
Joe Lamartine: George Alexander
Walker: Les Rubie
Rosie Walker: Margaret McBain
Father Baron: Michael McKay

: The Friday Show

Starring Anne Shelton
with Ronnie Hilton, Terry Scott, Irving Davies, The Cliff Adams Singers, Dawn Beret.
BBC recording


Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Terry Scott
Dancer: Irving Davies
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Performer: Dawn Beret
[The Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
[The Orchestra] directed by: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Choreography: Irving Davies
Dialogue: Alec Grahame
Settings: Robert Macgowan
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Chan Canasta

Chan Canasta is a remarkable man.
Tonight he gives a demonstration, before a studio audience, of experiments in the art of psychological perception.
The programme is introduced by John Freeman.
BBC recording


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

: Barnaby Rudge: Episode 8

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

In which Mrs. Varden proclaims the tightness of the cause, and Mrs. Rudge and Barnaby are rediscovered.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Lord George Gordon: Anthony Sharp
Mr Gashford: Richard Wordsworth
John Grueby: Norman Pierce
Mr Haredale: Peter Williams
Emma Haredale: Eira Heath
Betsy: Angela Crow
John Willet: Arthur Brough
Hugh: Neil McCarthy
Mrs Varden: Joan Hickson
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Mrs Rudge: Isabel Dean
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Stagg: Frank Atkinson
Maid: Hilary Sesta
Dennis, the hangman: Esmond Knight

: Enquiry: 5: Food

made by Robert Reid into issues of importance to Britons in 1960.

Robert Reid meets members of the farming community, shopkeepers, and others concerned with the filling of the nation's larder, to see how they propose to meet the needs of a changing society.
Made by the BBC's Midland Film Unit


Presenter: Robert Reid
Camera: Stewart Farnell
Sound: Peter Caselberg
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: David Martin

: The News

: Paris Music Box

Songs of a City sung in the Streets and Squares of Paris by Les Trois Menestrels,
Patachou, Catherine Sauvage, Nicole Louvier, Eddy Marnay, Edouard Duleu, Ricet Barrier.
Introduced in English by Anna Gaylor.


Singers: Les Trois Menestrels
Singer: Patachou
Singer: Catherine Sauvage
Singer: Nicole Louvier
Singer: Eddy Marnay
Singer/accordionist: Edouard Duleu
Singer: Ricet Barrier
Presenter: Anna Gaylor
Devised and written by: Alan Adair
Director: Jean Bacque

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.


Editor: Bill Northwood

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