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: For Sixth Forms: Life in a Physical World: 4: Insects, Masters of Wax Technology

for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Doctor Knock: Act 1

by Jules Romains.
Translated by Harley Granville-Barker.
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday


Author: Jules Romains
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker

: Collecting from Nature: 4: Finding Fossils

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio - Nofio a chwaraeon eralll ar ffilm ac yn y stlwdlo
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owen Y rhaglen yng ngofal Alun Davies
(Sports magazine)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Dillwyn Owen

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: The Story of Flight

For centuries men have tried to conquer the air on bird-like wings or in flimsy balloons, but only in recent years has the flying machine become a safe, effective means of transport.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt with Squadron Leader John Brownlow and members of the Wessex Gliding Club.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Guest: Squadron Leader John Brownlow
Film sequences edited by: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Bill Scott

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep an eye on this week's round-up of Topics to talk about, New things to see,
People worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Little Jimmy

The Adventures of a Little Animal.
Drawn and written by Pauline Bewick.
Told by Peter Hawkins.


Artist/writer: Pauline Bewick
Narrator: Peter Hawkins

: Union Pacific: Indian Treaty

Bart and a gang are breaking ground in a remote valley in mid-winter and run short of supplies. To add to his troubles there are Indians around. Eventually Bart decides that he can get help only from the Indians. Can he risk the danger of making a treaty with them?
Last shown in July 1960


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Out of Doors

A monthly nature magazine.
Introduced by Ian Mercer.

First in the Field with Leslie Wolff

Lampreys with Ian Linn

Club Room with Leslie Jackman

Stumpy-the Guillemot with Tony Soper

From the West


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Item presenter (First in the Field): Leslie Wolff
Item presenter (Lampreys): Ian Linn
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Item presenter (Stumpy-the Guillemot): Tony Soper
Film editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 6: Guadalcanal

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

The first American land victory in the Pacific, and the tremendous industrial drive at home which made it possible.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television in 1953


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: 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

: Chipperfield's Circus

presents for the first time ever on television
The Spanish Fantasy of Toledo bulla and ponies and The exotic group of giraffes, camels, llamas, hippopotamus, snakes, elephants
Presented by Dickie Chipperfield, Junior and International Artists
From Holland, The Courtialos
From Italy, The Sorelli Milletri and The Two Forgione
From France, Nadia Houcke
Bertram Mills Liberty Horses and High School Act
and Jean Makovec, The world's strongest man
From Spain, The Rosaires
From Australia, Stan Shipway
The Flying Cobras
Ringmaster, Dennis Rosaire
From Bingley Hall, Birmingham.


Presented by: Dickie Chipperfield
Musical clowns: The Courtialos
Performers: The Sorelli Milletri
Performers: The Two Forgione
Rider: Nadia Houcke
Performer: Jean Makovec
Dancers: The Rosaires
Performer: Stan Shipway
Performers: The Flying Cobras
Orchestra directed by: Les Dock
Ringmaster: Dennis Rosaire
Commentator: Peter West
The programme arranged by: Bill Dredge
[The programme] presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes:
Football, Rugby Union, Cricket, Racing


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Sykes and an Ankle

Written by Eric Sykes,
based on idea by Johnny Speight.
Starring Eric Sykes
featuring Richard Wattis, Hattie Jacques


Writer: Eric Sykes
Based on an idea by: Johnny Speight
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Mr Charles Brown: Richard Wattis
Hattie: Hattie Jacques

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from London.
Third round between
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
Phyllis Hartnoll, Anthony Littman, Eric Taylor
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist: Phyllis Hartnoll
Panellist: Anthony Littman
Panellist: Eric Taylor
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The News

: The Malcolm Mitchell Show

In which Malcolm Mitchell introduces Russ Shepherd, Russ Stableford, Ferguson Maynard, Bryan Rodwell, Teresa Duffy, Davy Kaye, Eileen Gourlay, Colin James, Keith Cooper who contribute to a programme of music 'pleasant to listen to and easy to watch'.


Presenter: Malcolm Mitchell
Pianist: Russ Shepherd
Bass: Russ Stableford
Musician: Ferguson Maynard
Organist: Bryan Rodwell
Singer: Teresa Duffy
Comedian: Davy Kaye
Singer: Eileen Gourlay
Singer/guitarist: Colin James
Singer/guitarist: Keith Cooper
Producer: Richard Afton

: Call for Action: 1: Alert Delta Romeo

A story of Air-Sea Rescue by Duncan Ross.
Last shown in August, 1960

10.30-11.0 View: The magazine of the South and West of England, introduced by Tom Salmon.


Writer (Call for Action): Duncan Ross
Photographed by (Call for Action): Peter Sargent
Produced and edited by (Call for Action): Geoffrey Baines
Presenter (View): Tom Salmon

: Viewpoint

presents a filmed interview with the Swiss theologian Emil Brunner.
The second programme in a series on great Christian thinkers.
Introduced by John Thompson.
Filmed by Wartmann of Zurich


Interviewee: Emil Brunner
Presenter: John Thompson
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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