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: Discovering Science: Introducing Electricity

for Schools
First shown on December 2
(to 10.25)

: Music Makers: 10: Mixing the Colours

for Schools
First shown on December 2

: Interval

: For Sixth Forms: Modern India: 5: India and her Neighbours

A discussion programme which looks at India's relations with the outside world.
Those taking part include: G. K. Reddy, Raghavan Iyer
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Panellist: G. K. Reddy
Panellist: Raghavan Iyer
Adviser for the series: Dr. F. G. Bailey
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)


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver

: Lunchtime News

: First Years at Work: 11: Second Chance

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Peter West.
Young workers often wish that they were better qualified. The technical college offers many opportunities to those prepared to sacrifice some spare time.
BBC programme for Schools


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Peter West
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
BBC film

: Whistle Stop!: 10: Birmingham

A light-hearted diversion introduced by McDonald Hobley.
The Guests: Joan Sterndale Bennett, The Merry Morticians
The Musicians: Andrew Fenner, Steve Gauna, Harry Smith, Roy Webster

A quiz to test local knowledge.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Musicians/guests: The Merry Morticians
Pianist: Andrew Fenner
Musician: Steve Gauna
Pianist: Harry Smith
Musician: Roy Webster
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

Directed by Reg Perrin from the Midlands
(to 15.30)


Presenter: 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 Christopher Trace.
Six by Four: 3: Laying the Track
A series in which Michael Humphries shows you how to make a better lay-out for your model railway.

School for Service
A film showing how train-drivers and others learn their jobs.
See page 22


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

: Whirlybirds: If I were King

Previously shown in December 1959


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

: Sam's Workshop

Tinsel, glitter, fairy lights; Exciting wrappings for presents
Sam Williams and Rudi de Sarigny help you with all the fun of Christmas decorations.


Presenter: Sam Williams
Presenter: Rudi de Sarigny
Producer: Tony Arnold

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Black on White

The march of events during the last two hundred years as seen by some British cartoonists and caricaturists-from Hogarth to David Low.
Commentary spoken by Alistair Cooke.
'Black on White' gained the award for the best film submitted to the Festival of Art Films in Karachi last year.


Score devised by: William Alwyn
Consultant: David Low
Narrator: Alistair Cooke
Cameraman: Edward Lloyd
Film editor: Eric Wood
Producer: John Read

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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: Robert Stuart
Research: Liam Nolan
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
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: Liberty Bar

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Margot Bennett.
Starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Maigret with Ewen Solon as Lucas
Guest stars, Renee Houston, Paul Eddington
A BBC recording produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
See page 23


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by: Margot Bennett
Director/Executive Producer: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Script Editor: Giles Cooper
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Gina: Diana Beaumont
Madame Martine: Blanche Fothergill
Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Inspector Boutigues: John Gatrell
Ja Ja: Renee Houston
Sylvie: Annette Carell
Yan: Colin Douglas
Giovani: David Lander
Police Officer: Martin Sterndale
Male Secretary: John Kidd
Harry Brown: Paul Eddington
Female Secretary: Anna Churcher
Hotel Clerk: Erik Chitty
Albert: David Grahame
Flower Seller: Irene Prador

: The News

: Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the third heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.
South: From the Savoy Ballroom, Southsea with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
Compere, Michael Aspel
West Scotland: From the Palais Ballroom, Dennistoun with Peter Warner and his Orchestra.
Compere, Bill Jack
Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (South): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Compere (South): Michael Aspel
Producer (South): Peter Bale
Musicians (West Scotland): Peter Warner and his Orchestra
Compere (West Scotland): Bill Jack
Producer (West Scotland): Alan Rees
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Executive producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Sky at Night: Tektites

These are strange glassy objects of unknown origin which are found on the surface of certain parts of the world.
Patrick Moore discusses with Dr. M. H. Hey, of the Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), the theory, which has recently been in the news, that Tektites may have originated in the moon and travelled through space to the earth.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. M. H. Hey
Director: Peter Bennet Stone
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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