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: Discovering Science: Energy and Movement

for Schools
First shown last Friday
(to 10.25)

: Music Makers: 9: Brass: Horns and the Tuba

for Schools
First shown last Friday

: Interval

: For Sixth Forms: Modern India: 4: Ways Forward

India has a population of 365 million and it is rising every year by five million. If her standard of living is not to sink she must produce more food and find more work for her people. How is this to be done?
Introduced by Khushwant Singh.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Khushwant Singh
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 cyfiwyno 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: 10: The Interview

Introduced by Peter West.
Some suggestions on how to prepare intelligently for an important occasion.
Script by Ronald Smurthwaite, Careers Advisory Officer, Chartered Insurance Institute
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Script: Ronald Smurthwaite
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Whistle Stop!: 9: Barnstaple

A light-hearted diversion introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests:
Singer, Dick Francis
Magician, Bernard Hughes
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Steve Gauna, Harry Smith, Roy Webster

A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest/singer: Dick Francis
Guest/magician: Bernard Hughes
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Musician: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Roy Webster
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

for younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
Six by Four: 2: Choosing the lay-out and Flexible track
A series in which Michael Humphries show you how to make a better lay-out for your model railway


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Six by Four): Michael Humphries
Technical Adviser: M.M. Ascough
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Matter of Trust

Chuck and P.T. fly Mrs. Dudley, a bank employee, to her log cabin for her holiday. 70,000 dollars have been stolen from the bank. A search begins for the thief.
Last shown in October 1959


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

: Stephen King-Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Stephen King-Hall
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Coleraine

Northern Gateway to Ulster
Through the years many travellers have crossed the bar-mouth of the River Bann. Today new faces and new skylines are changing the trim little borough.
Written and produced by Robert Coulter.
A BBC film last shown in July


Film cameraman: Eric Pollen
Directed and edited by: Eric Brown
Writer/producer: Robert Coulter

: 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
Director: Michael Goodwin
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 Old Lady

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Margot Bennett
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Script editor: Giles Cooper
Executive producer: Andrew Osborn
Madame Besson: Marie Ney
Rose Trochu: Veronica Wells
Yvette Sudre: Jane Barrett
Charles Besson: Kevin Brennan
Madame Trochu: Nan Marriott-Watson
Henri Trochu: Neil McCarthy
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Inspector Castaing: Stanley van Beers
Booking Clerk: Kenneth Adams
Theo Besson: Anthony Newlands
Waiter: Keith Marsh
Hotel Manager: Michael Logan
Antoine: John Barrard
Dr Jolly: Arthur Goullet

: The News

: Television Dancing Club

(Thirteenth Year)
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Dennis Udell and Joyce Brampton, Dimitri Petrides and Nina Hunt, The Chris Russell-Olive Vale Formation Team from Wood Green and presenting the 3rd Heat of the 1960/61 Competition for the Television Dancing Club
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
Assisted by Christine Norton
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Dennis Udell
Dancer: Joyce Brampton
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Dancers: The Chris Russell-Olive Vale Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Celebrity Recital

Nathan Milstein (violin), Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Violinist: Nathan Milstein
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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