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: People of Many Lands: Alpine Village

About life in the small Swiss village of Oberiberg and the tasks which occupy the villagers during the winter months.
Introduced by Charles Lagus.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Charles Lagus

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
First shown on Thursday

: Interval

: Discovering Science: Introducing Electricity

Today there are few homes without at least some electrical appliances. Gerd Sommerhoff explains the electric current and describes how electricity is generated.
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Manylu

Detholiad arall o ffilmiau ya ymwneud A Byd Diwydiant Y cyflwyno gan Alan Protheroe
A programme on industry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Music Makers: 10: Mixing the Colours

Why does a flute sound different from an oboe? Why does a composer give a tune to one instrument rather than another? How does he blend the variety of instrumental colours at his disposal?
Richard Evans, with the help of an instrumental ensemble, looks at some of these questions.
BBC programme for Schools
To be repeated on December 8


Presenter: Richard Evans
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.
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Norwegian Children

In this film two Norwegian children leave their cabin in the mountains when the summer ends and settle down for the winter in their father's farm-house in the valley of the fiord.

: The Range Rider: The Treasure of Santa Dolores

A strange tale of buried treasure is told to the Range Rider and Dick by the brothers at the lonely mission of Santa Dolores. Exciting developments follow when an unscrupulous gaol-breaker gets on the trail.
Last shown in May


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower in the vegetable and fruit garden, picks sprouts, builds up the compost heap, plants a new row of raspberries, cuts blanched endive for the salad bowl and introduces Peter Wheldon Sudbury, Suffolk to tackle the winter pruning and spraying of fruit trees.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Peter Wheldon
Film cameraman: Michael Williams
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: R.C.M.P.: Killer Instinct

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

If a man has killed once, can he be goaded into another crime? Walford, who wants to get rid of Dave Pickett, thinks he can. Corporal Gagnier gets his man, but which?
BBC film release


Screenplay: George Salverson
Director: Don Haldane
Executive Producer: F.R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Scott: John Perkins
Dave Pickett: John Kelloco
Cam Walford: George Sperdakos
Cora Pickett: Anne Collings
Bud Lucas: George Gorman

: The Charlie Drake Show: The Man Who Could Dream Winners

Starring Charlie Drake
with Michael Balfour, Howard Lang


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: Richard Waring
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Charlie: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Michael Balfour
[Actor]: Howard Lang

: The Friday Show

This week's star, Eve Boswell
with Paddy Roberts, Lionel Blair, George Chisholm and his Jazzers, Sheila O'Neill, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: Eve Boswell
Singer: Paddy Roberts
Dancer/Choreography: Lionel Blair
Musicians: George Chisholm and his Jazzers
Dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra leader: David McCallum
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: Alec Grahame
Designer: George Djurkovic
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Barnaby Rudge: Episode 10

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

In which the petition is presented and Simon Tappertit finds his way to greatness.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Film Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film Editor: James Colina
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr Gashford: Richard Wordsworth
John Grueby: Norman Pierce
Simon Tappertit: Timothy Bateson
Hugh: Neil McCarthy
Dennis: Esmond Knight
Lord George Gordon: Anthony Sharp
Barnaby Rudge: John Wood
Mrs Rudge: Isabel Dean
General Conway: Wilfrid Grantham
Ensign: John Forbes Robertson
Colonel: Brian Badcoe
Kennet, Lord Mayor of London: William Sherwood
Miss Miggs: Barbara Hicks
Gabriel Varden: Newton Blick
Mrs Varden: Joan Hickson

: Challenge to Prosperity: 1: The Barriers

A four-part enquiry by Christopher Chataway, M.P.
with H.F.R. Catherwood, George Darling, M.P., Andrew Shonfield

Britain is raising her standard of living less quickly than any other European country. Must our rivals outstrip us?


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Speaker: H.F.R. Catherwood
Speaker: George Darling
Speaker: Andrew Shonfield
Photography: A.A. Englander
Sound recordist: Norman Allen
Film editor: Robert Rymer
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Jack Ashley

: The News

: Paris Music Box

More songs of the City's streets by Les Trois Menestrels, Denise Benoit, Trumpet Boy, Nadine Clair, Francis Lemarque, Yvette Giraud, Edouard Duleu.
Introduced in English by Vega Vinci.


Singers: Les Trois Menestrels
Singer: Denise Benoit
Trumpeter: Trumpet Boy
Singer: Nadine Clair
Singer: Francis Lemarque
Singer: Yvette Giraud
Accordionist: Edouard Duleu
Presenter: Vega Vinci
A film devised and written by: Alan Adair
Director: Jean Bacque

: Sporting Extra

takes you Behind the Name of Stanley Matthews and presents highlights from a career that spans twenty-three years of International Football featuring Stan Mortensen, Tom Finney, Hugh Kelly, Joe Smith, Fred Perry, The Matthews family and other personalities connected with the world's most famous soccer player.
Introduced and edited by Victor Bernard.
A special edition of the North of England's 'World of Sport'
See page 53


Subject: Stanley Matthews
Interviewee: Stan Mortensen
Interviewee: Tom Finney
Interviewee: Hugh Kelly
Interviewee: Joe Smith
Interviewee: Fred Perry
Introduced and edited by: Victor Bernard
Film edited by: Peter Marsh
Producer: Alec Weeks

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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