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: Living in Water: 4: How Water Animals Breathe

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

: Science and Life: 10: The Story of The Telegraph

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Alpine Village

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 adlewy,rchu ac yn clorlannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ifoe 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 programme for Schools


Producer: Jack Gillespie

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Vintage Years: 3: Illness in Old Age

A discussion, with film, of the work of the Geriatric Unit at Cowley Road Hospital, Oxford; with emphasis on the importance of the Day Hospital in helping old people back to normal life.
Interviewer, Donald Holms
Programme introduced by Elaine Grand.

Home-Maker Competition
Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Programmes, Television, and John Hobday report on the progress of the competition.


Interviewer: Donald Holms
Presenter: Elaine Grand
Producer: Beryl Radley
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): Doreen Stephens
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): John Hobday

: Peridot Flight: Episode 8: A Motor Car and a Bulldog

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


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot: Sheila Ballantine
Garth Curran: Paul Williamson
Lavinia Burbage: Ann Tirard
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Annabel: Anne Ford
Milly Moon: Brenda Dunrich

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: South-East England
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Dancing Heiress
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Rosamund Davies
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Humphrey Fielding: John Gare Pitt

: 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 Springs fashions and are invited to send in their own designs.
This week's judge: Edna Glyn
This week's preview: Party Frocks
From the North of England


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 with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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

: Citizen James

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Sidney James
and featuring Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr
with Campbell Singer, Patricia Hayes, Leslie Perrins, Bob Todd, Anne Marryott,
Kenneth Kove, Laurie Webb, Anthony Shirvell, Evelyn Lund


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Settings: Fanny Taylor
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Liz: Liz Fraser
Bill: Bill Kerr
Policeman: Campbell Singer
Elderly lady: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Leslie Perrins
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actress]: Anne Marryott
[Actor]: Kenneth Kove
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
[Actor]: Anthony Shirvell
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Lincoln.
Second round
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The North - Margaret Heasman, Donald Boydell, Kenneth Thornton
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

See page 44


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The North): Margaret Heasman
Panellist (The North): Donald Boydell
Panellist (The North): Kenneth Thornton
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Report from the Vatican

See top of page and page 45

For six hundred years no Archbishop of Canterbury has entered the Vatican for talks with the Pope. On the eve of this occasion BBC Television goes behind the walls of Vatican City to discover the attitudes of the Roman Catholic Church towards the problems now facing the Christian world

Filmed by Telecasts of Rome

Produced by Noble Wilson in collaboration with RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana

On the eve of the visit to the Vatican of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury
Robert McKenzie and Hywel Davies interview Monsignor Thomas Ryan, Former Private Secretary to the Pope, Cardinal Tardini, Cardinal Secretary of State, Cardinal Agagianian, Prelect of the Congregation for the Propagation of the faith


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Interviewee: Monsignor Thomas Ryan
Interviewee: Cardinal Tardini
Interviweee: Cardinal Agagianian
Producer: Noble Wilson

: A Lady with Friends

A comedy by Molly Lefebure.
'Moppett' and 'Tiny' appear as two of the friends

Fred Plastow, a retired fishmonger, has expectations for himself and his family from the lodger, who is in poor health. Unfortunately for Fred, the lady has other friends.
From the West


Writer: Molly Lefebure
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Fred Plastow: Lloyd Pearson
Maggie Lea: Joan Young
Bert Lemming: Harry Locke
Ivy Lea: Gretchen Franklin
Alf Croucher: George Tovey
Charlie North: Charles Lamb

: The News

: Pagliacci

A drama in two acts.
Words and music by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Assistant conductor and Chorus-Master, Marcus Dods
1865; the village of Montalto, Calabria.
The Prologue: Tonio explains that the subject of the play to be performed later that night is a drama taken from real life.
Act 1: The Arrival of the Troupe
Act 2: The Play


Words and music: Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Assistant conductor and Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Costumes supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Elizabeth Blattner
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Producer: Vladek Sheybal
Nedda, an actress and wife of Canio (in the play, Columbine): Elaine Malbin
Canio, head of the troupe of strolling players (in the play, Fagliaccio): Robert Thomas
Tonio the Hunchback (in the play, Taddeo): Bernard Turgeon
Beppo, an actor (in the play, Harlequin): Kevin Miller
Silvio, a villager: Peter Glossop
Villagers, monks, peasants, children: [uncredited]

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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