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: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

for Schools
First shown on November 18
(to 10.25)

: Music Makers: 8: Brass: Trumpets and Trombones

for Schools
First shown on November 18

: Interval

: For Sixth Forms: Modern India: 3: Gandhi

Although he was assassinated thirteen years ago Gandhi is still a symbol of national unity. His ideas of social justice and non-violence are held as guiding principles by India's leaders.
Introduced by Francis Watson.
for Schools


Presenter: Francis Watson
Adviser for the series: Dr. F. G. Bailey
Film edited by: John Priestley
Director: Peter Montagnon
Producer: Michael Gill

: Newyddion

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

: Cadw'n Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r Henoed
Cyfle i gwrdd a chymeriadau
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau* Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifor Rees
A magazine for the older folk.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 9: The Merchant Navy

Introduced by Peter West.
The training of a young Merchant Navy deck rating.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Elwyn Thomas

: Interval

: Whistle Stop!: 8: Southend

A light-hearted diversion introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests: The Steve Benbow Folk Four with Nadia Catouse, George Chisholm
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Steve Gauna, Harry Smith, Roy Webster with Reg Hogarth
A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Musicians/guests: The Steve Benbow Folk Four
Singer/guest: Nadia Catouse
Trombonist/guest: George Chisholm
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Musician: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Roy Webster
Accordionist: Reg Hogarth
Compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

from the Midlands
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Leila Williams.

The last of three stories about
The House Under the Hill: 3: The Hillman and the Housewife

Six by Four: 1: The Baseboard
A series in which Michael Humphries shows you how to make a better lay-out for your model railway.
See page 23


Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Six by Four): Michael Humphries
Director (The House Under the Hill): Joy Whitby
Technical Adviser: M.M. Ascough
Producer: John Hunter Blair
Hillman (The House Under the Hill): Johnny Vyvyan
Housewife (The House Under the Hill): Barbara Mitchell

: Whirlybirds: Operation Blue Hen

First shown in March, 1959


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: For Deaf Children

including film of ski-ing
Rex Hays shows how to make a game based on this most exciting winter sport.


Presenter: Rex Hays
Producer: Barbara Hammond

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Tufty

The Adventures of a Friendly Duckling told by Johnny Morris.

Bertil Danielsson, a Swedish film maker, shows how he found and reared a young Tufted Duck which had become separated from its family one spring. Tufty is fed on ants' eggs, mussels, and other delicacies, and becomes great friends with the Danielsson family and their dog.
Filmed and directed by Bertil Danielsson for the Swedish Television Service
First shown on December 22, 1957


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Music: Roland Bengtsson
Filmed and directed by: Bertil Danielsson
English version by: Tony Soper

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written by: Liam Nolan
From research by: Ronald Vivian
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People- Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Assistant editor: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Don Haworth
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Maigret: The Revolver

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Roger East.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars, Margaretta Scott, Harold Scott
A BBC recording produced in Association with Winwell Productions Ltd.

Maigret is faced with a somewhat ironic situation when his revolver is stolen and seems likely to be used for attempted murder.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Roger East
Director: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ken Cooper
Script editor: Giles Cooper
Executive producer: Andrew Osborn
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Alain Lagrange: David Webb
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Dr Pardon: Harold Scott
Lucas: Ewen Solon
'Baron' Lagrange: Peter Stephens
Concierge: Dandy Nichols
M Grimal: Robert Hunter
Georgette: Susan Burnet
Inspector Pyke: Campbell Singer
Madame Debul: Margaretta Scott
Hotel Receptionist: Cecil Brock
Waiter: Ian Keill

: The News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Peter West introduces the second heat In the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.


Presenter: Peter West

: Jonny

A film of Childhood.
A lively and amusing account of the adventures that befall a little German boy when he is sent on an errand by his mother.


Director: Richard Scheinpflug

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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