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: Collecting from Nature: 4: Finding Fossils

Introduced by Professor W. S. Bullough.
On collecting from the rocks examples of some of the early forms of life.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: Eric Simms

: First Years at Work: 15: Forestry

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: 4: About Potatoes

The sowing, growing and gathering of potatoes.
Introduced by Stuart Hutchison.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Stuart Hutchison
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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 Nesit Williams
Y rhaglen yng ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Nesit Williams
Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: Doctor Knock: Act 1

by Jules Romains.
Translated by Harley Granville-Barker.
Starring Richard Wordsworth and Barbara Couper
for Schools


Author: Jules Romains
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Music: Reg Hogarth
Music: Dennis Neale
Doctor Knock: Richard Wordsworth
Doctor Parpalaid: Felix Felton
Madame Parpalaid: Barbara Couper
Jean: Robert Gillespie

: 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

: Rooms in View: 1: The Living Room

Introduced by Polly Elwes.
Franklin Engelmann, Joan Gilbert, David Hicks, Mai Zetterling show what they have found in the shops and discuss what they would like to have.


Presenter: Polly Elwes
Guest: Franklin Engelmann
Guest: Joan Gilbert
Guest: David Hicks
Guest: Mai Zetterling
Producer: Monica Sims

: Cookery Club Competition

Zena Skinner shows how to make A Cake for Mothering Sunday.
The viewer who sent the recipe is with her in the studio.
(to 15.35)


Cook: Zena Skinner
Producer: Ann Shead

: Little Mouk: Part 2

A film from Germany.
Little Mouk is carried along the path of fortune and into the Sultan's palace by a pair of magic slippers.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Made for Sport: Riding

direct from a sports gear factory in the West.
Introduced by Trevor Hill with the help and advice of sporting personalities.


Presenter: Trevor Hill
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: News from the Zoos: Animals Abroad in Belgium

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the Antwerp Zoo, famous for its collection of animals from the Congo and Central Africa.
Recording presented in co-operation with the Outside Broadcast team of the Flemish Television Service


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme produced 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
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Springfield Incident

A film drama.
See above and page 28


Abraham Lincoln: Tom Tryon
Abagall Clay: Ann Harding
Matt Clay: Marshall Thompson
Palmer Cass: Alan Hale

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 13

Written by Francis Durbridge and Barry Thomas.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael, Michael Aldridge, Jack Watling
with Francis Matthews Ellen McIntosh, Patricia Haines
Tim Frazer has discovered that Vivien Gilmore is a member of the organisation controlled by the unknown Ericson. Vivien Gilmore arranges a deal between Ericson and Frazer and asks Frazer to meet her at a house in Maida Vale. At the house Frazer discovers the body of Gordon Dempsey. Later, on returning home, Frazer is confronted by an unexpected caller.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Barry Thomas
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Arthur Fairlee: Michael Aldridge
Lewis Richards: Francis Matthews
Barbara Day: Patricia Haines
Porter: Clifford Cox
Det-Insp Truman: Victor Brooks
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Civil Servant: Howell Evans
Chief Supt Nash: Martin Boddey
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Miss Thackeray: Ellen McIntosh
Edward Jones: Edward Palmer
Davy Williams: Prysor Williams
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

Guest artist, Soo Bee Lee


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Singer/guest artist: Soo Bee Lee
Setting: Lionel Radford
Presented by: Albert Stevenson

: Insight: 7: Time is the Arrow

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

Perpetual motion is impossible. Why? Time machines won't work. Why? Rip Van Winkles don't exist. Why?


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

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, the people who make them.
Including scenes from:
No Love for Johnnie starring Peter Finch
The Long and the Short and the Tall starring Richard Todd, Laurence Harvey, and Richard Harris
An interview with Albert Finney star of 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', and at present appearing in 'Billy Liar' at the Cambridge Theatre.
Films by courtesy of Rank and Warner-Pathe


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Albert Finney
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Seiat Holi

Welsh Brains Trust
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.22)

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