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: Living in Water: 5: Men under Water

by John Carthy.
BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: John Carthy

: Science and Life: 11: The Story of the Telephone

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
for Schools
First shown on Wednesday


Presenter: Arthur Garratt

: Interval

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

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 adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gwelthgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Ivor 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.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Alan Hancock

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: The Vintage Years: 4: Aids to Independence

Old people prize independence, but need help to keep it. Special film sequences show some of the ways in which this can be done.
The series ends with a personal summing up by Lord Morrison of Lambeth, C.H.
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.


Interviewee (The Vintage Years): Lord Morrison of Lambeth
Interviewer (The Vintage Years): Donald Holms
Presenter (The Vintage Years): Elaine Grand
Producer (The Vintage Years): Beryl Radley
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): Doreen Stephens
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): John Hobday

: Peridot Flight: Episode 9: Grounds for Divorce

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
Sir Frederick Stilton: Robin Wentworth
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin
Sir Eustace MaIlaby: Eric Elliott
Garth Curran: Paul Williamson
Milly Moon: Brenda Dunrich
Mervyn Evans: Tenniel Evans
Judge: Dominic Roche
Lavinia Burbage: Ann Tirard

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Vivienne Martin, Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze.
Guest Star, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry) and Double or Drop

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Clintonville)


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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), Norman George, Randal Herley.
A British Cotton Design Competition
In which viewers are given a preview of next Spring's fashions and are invited to send in their own designs.This week's judge: Edna Glyn
This week's preview: Evening Dresses
From the North of England


Presenter/Singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Violinist: Norman George
Performer: Randal Herley
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.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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, John Bluthal, Bob Todd, Rita Webb, Alec Bregonzi, Herbert Nelson, Lionel Wheeler, Tom Clegg


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
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Campbell Singer
Charlie: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actress]: Rita Webb
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
[Actor]: Lionel Wheeler
[Actor]: Tom Clegg

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Southampton.
Second round
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The West - Ethel Turner, Thomas Dodd, Roger Herbert-Smith
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The North): Ethel Turner
Panellist (The North): Thomas Dodd
Panellist (The North): Roger Herbert-Smith
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Holland

Outside Broadcast cameras cover the key bouts of tonight's contest at Cwmbran, Monmouthshire.
See page 47


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Dark Man

by N. J. Crisp.
Starring Robert Shaw with Earl Cameron, Barbara Clegg
From the Midlands


Writer: N. J. Crisp
Producer: Don Taylor
Designer: Charles Carroll
Reg: Daniel Moynihan
Robert Smith: Earl Cameron
Alan Regan: Robert Shaw
Jean Forest: Rita Davies
Audrey Regan: Barbara Clegg
Ellen Woodward: Maureen O'Reilly
Basil Woodward: Reginald Marsh
Albert Watson: Denis Holmes
Mr Knight: Edward Burnham
Fred Crook: Edward Kelsey
Bill Jackson: Clifford Cox
Mrs Crosby: Nan Braunton
Potter: Jay Denyer
William Martin: Lionel Ngakane

: The News

: Special News Report

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra speaks at a luncheon given in her honour today at the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor and Corporation of London in recognition of her Nigerian tour.

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Lady Violet Bonham Carter D.B.E., Lord Shackleton H.R.H., Prince Chula Chakrabongse of Thailand.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
A sound recording can be heard in the Home Service on Sunday at 4.15 (not Welsh)


Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Lord Shackleton
Panellist: Prince Chula Chakrabongse
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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