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: Living in Water: 5: Men under Water

by John Carthy.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on July 2, 1958
(to 10.25)


Presenter: John Carthy
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: First Years at Work: 11: Second Chance

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: People of Many Lands: Who? What? Where?

Some of the films seen during the past term.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tim Slessor
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
Magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Rugby Union Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

The whole of the annual University match direct from Twickenham.
See page 30


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Cliff Morgan
Television presentation: Douglas Fleming

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Fashion and Beauty

Robert Gladwell introduces a Christmas edition with Marty Batten, Jean Clarke, Beryl Gray, Margaret Lorraine, Barbara Miura, Marigold Russell.
and Cyril Fletcher describes The Girls Who Turn my Head.
See page 31
(to 16.30)


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Model: Marty Batten
Model: Jean Clarke
Model: Beryl Gray
Model: Margaret Lorraine
Model: Barbara Miura
Model: Marigold Russell
Item presenter (The Girls Who Turn my Head): Cyril Fletcher
Designer: Darrol Blake
Arranged by: Iris Furlong
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Magic Tree

A Persian fantasy by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Music composed by: Richard Arnell
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Noel Coleman
Costumes: Andrew Brownfoot
Costumes: Margaret Brownfoot
Settings: Hazel Martingell

: Ralph Thompson Draws an Animal

with music by Freddie Phillips.


Artist: Ralph Thompson
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips

: Travellers' Tales: Caribbean Expedition

Introduced by David Attenborough.

In 1958 Per Host cruised in a schooner through the tropical islands of the Caribbean in search of nesting flamingoes.
Last shown in August


Presenter/The series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmmaker: Per Host
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: News from the Zoos: Dudley

Introduced by James Fisher.
Film and Outside Broadcast cameras report some recent arrivals and developments in Dudley Zoo where, for the first time in its history, giraffes are now on show to the public.


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.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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 Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Mr Dinwiddie: Gordon Phillott
Mr Forbes: Keith Smith

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 4

Written by Francis Durbridge and Clive Exton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael with Barbara Couper, Heather Chasen, Gerald Cross
Tim Frazer's search for his ex-business partner, Harry Denston, has taken him back to the 'Three Bells' in the small fishing village of Henton. Frazer believes that Dr. Killick may be able to help him in his search for Harry. While he is there, Frazer receives a telephone call. The voice at the other end is Harry Denston's.
See page 31


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
Dr Killick: Gerald Cross
Norman Gibson: Fred Ferris
Harry Denston: John Dearth
Helen Baker: Heather Chasen
Mrs Glover: Ann Way
Ma Dodsworth: Vi Stevens
Tupper: Brian Wilde
Lester: Peter Hammond
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Ruth Edwards: Barbara Coupe
Shop-keeper: Arthur R. Webb
Police Sergeant: Frank Sieman
Police Constable: Anthony Wingate

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan and invites David Kossoff, Audrey Jeans, Malcolm Goddard, The Polka Dots, Eithne Milne
and Special guests from America: The Kirby Stone Four


Singer: Joan Regan
Actor: David Kossoff
Singer: Audrey Jeans
Dancer/Choreography: Malcolm Goddard
Singers: The Polka Dots
Dancer: Eithne Milne
Singers: The Kirby Stone Four
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Orchestra leader: Frederick Swerdloff
Original music/Script: Peter Myers
Original music/Script: Ronald Cass
Settings: Robert MacGowan
Producer: John Street

: Insight: 3: The Shapes of Space

An exploration into our new understanding of nature by Dr. J. Bronowski.

How do we define shape and space?; How far can we distort them?; How can we map them?
December 13: The Shapes of Inheritance


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: Gerald Leach
Production assistant: David Kennard
Associate producer: Bill Wright
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Clifford Curzon plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, in G with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
before an invited audience
The programme also includes Beethoven's Leonora Overture No. 1.
See page 31


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Cwmpas

sef Cwmpas y celfyddydau yng
Nghymru Cyflwynir y siaradwyr gan Ednyfed Curig Davies
Y cyfarwyddo gan NAN DAVIES
A programme about the arts in Wales.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.27)


Unknown: Nghymru Cyflwynir
Unknown: Ednyfed Curig Davies
Unknown: Nan Davies

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