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: Living in Water: 3: Food and Food Chains

by John Carthy.
All animals that feed in water depend ultimately on the floating microscopic plants known as diatoms. These form the food of the smallest animals, which, in their turn, are eaten by larger ones. When these die their decaying bodies may provide food for other creatures that live in water.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on June 18. 1958
(to 10.25)


Presenter: John Carthy
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: First Years at Work: 9: The Merchant Navy

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Sherpas of the Himalayas

About the day-to-day life of these mountain people whose villages are among the highest human settlements in the world.
Filmed and introduced by Professor C. von Furer Haimendorf.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Filmmaker/presenter: C. von Furer Haimendorf
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal TELERI BEVAN
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)


Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: Julius Caesar: Part 3

by William Shakespeare.
for Schools


Author: William Shakespeare
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Brutus: Michael Goodliffe
Antony: James Maxwell
Octavius's servant: Nicholas Light
Cinna the Poet: Roderick Cook
Octavius: Tim Seely
Lepidus: George Dare
Lucilius: Brian Harrison
Pindarus: Richard Coe
Cassius: John Laurie
A Poet: Murray Gilmore
Other parts played by: June Bailey
Other parts played by: James Bolam
Other parts played by: Robert Gillespie
Other parts played by: Christopher Gilmore
Other parts played by: Evelyn Lund
Other parts played by: Jean Marlow
Other parts played by: Mary McMillen
Other parts played by: Brian Moorehead
Other parts played by: Michael Robbins
Other parts played by: Ray Smith
Other parts played by: Henley Thomas
Other parts played by: Alan Thompson
Other parts played by: Mary Quinn
Other parts played by: John Bramley
Other parts played by: Hal Dyer
Other parts played by: Leonard Graham
Other parts played by: Winifred Hill
Other parts played by: George Little

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
BBC film

: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions discussed by Rosemary McRobert, Frances Perry, Barry Bucknell, John Sykes.
Guest, Patty Fisher who talks about failures in cooking.
In the chair, Max Robertson
(to 15.35)


Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Barry Bucknell
Panellist: John Sykes
Guest: Patty Fisher
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: The Secret Garden: 7: Magic

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Adapted for television in eight episodes.
BBC recording
First shown on February 14


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mary Lennox: Gillian Ferguson
Colin: Peter Hempson
Mrs Medlock: Hilary Mason
Dr Craven: Walter Horsbrugh
Nurse: Barbara Mitchell
Dickon: Colin Spaull
Mr Roach: Ivor Salter
Thomas: Stuart Hutchison
Ben Weatherstaff: Fred Fairclough
Martha: Prunella Scales

: Soaring in Sailplanes

Direct from a glider factory in the Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

: News from the Zoos: Animals Abroad: Cologne

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the newly completed gardens and buildings opened on the occasion of the Zoo's centenary in June of this year.
Recording presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Television Service of North West Germany


Presenter: James Fisher
Produced and series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


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

: Whack-O!

Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards and featuring Arthur Howard as Mr. Pettigrew.


Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: John Cooper
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr Forbes: Keith Smith
Mr Dinwiddie: Gordon Phillott
Mr Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
The Rev B. Munro: Brian Oulton

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 2

Written by Francis Durbridge and Clive Exton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
With Heather Chasen, Barbara Couper, Redmond Phillips
Tim Frazer, mystified by the disappearance of his ex-business partner, Harry Denston, is offered a job by a certain Mr. Ross. The Government department of which Ross is the head is very anxious to find Harry Denston and engages Frazer to search for him. Frazer's enquiries lead him to Talltree Cottage, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. Outside the house Frazer meets a girl named Anya... the name is startlingly familiar.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Clive Exton
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander F.R.P.S.
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Anya: Janina Faye
Ruth Edwards: Barbara Couper
Donald Edwards: Redmond Phillips
Helen Baker: Heather Chasen
Crombie: Donald Morley
Tupper: Brian Wilde

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites Rob Murray, Gillian Lynne, Malcolm Goddard, The Polka Dots and Special guests from America: The Barry Sisters.


Singer: Joan Regan
Juggler: Rob Murray
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer/choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Singers: The Polka Dots
Singers/guests: The Barry Sisters
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Orchestra leader: Frederick Swerdloff
Original music and script: Peter Myers
Original music and script: Ronald Cass
Settings: Robert MacGowan
Producer: John Street

: Replacements for Life

The first of two programmes about spare parts for the human body.
Introduced by David Lutyens.
New advances in medicine look forward not only to repairing defective parts, but to replacing them with mechanical or even living substitutes.


Presenter: David Lutyens
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: James McCloy

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Philomusica of London
Leader, Granville Jones
with Nicanor Zabaleta (harp), Thurston Dart (harpsichord) who directs from the keyboard and introduces the programme.


Musicians: Philomusica of London
Orchestra Leader: Granville Jones
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Harpsichordist/Musical director/Presenter: Thurston Dart
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Mab Y Ty

A play in Welsh by Leyshon Williams.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.22)


Writer: Leyshon Williams

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