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: Collecting from Nature: 4: Finding Fossils

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: The Story of Flight

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

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

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 adlewyrehu ac yn clorlannu gweithgarwch eglwysl Cymru a'r byd
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor 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
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Producer: John Drummond

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Family Affairs

Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' Panel discusses problems sent in by viewers.
This month it includes: Hephzibah Menuhin, Dr. Mary Macaulay, Stephen Coates,
The Rev. Anthony Bridge.
In the chair, Beryl Radley

Home-Maker Competition
Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Programmes, BBC Television, and John Hobday report on the progress of the competition.


Panellist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Panellist: Dr. Mary MacAulay
Panellist: Stephen Coates
Chairman: Beryl Radley
Director: Margaret Smith
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): Doreen Stephens
Reporter (Home-Maker Competition): John Hobday

: Take Fifteen

Take Fifteen minutes off with James Drake introducing a medley of Tunes and Tales featuring John Wain.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: James Drake
Poet: John Wain
Producer: Richard Francis

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: Wales
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of Mr. and Mrs. Pimpernel
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Detective-Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
Michael Rooney: Cecil Brock
Mary Rooney: Maureen Davies
Policewoman: Bella Emberg

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances with The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Duncan Robertson, Sheila Crawford, Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, Lindsay Ross and his Band.
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From Scotland.


Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Soprano: Sheila Crawford
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The Deeside Dancers
Musicians: Lindsay Ross and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Producer: Alan Rees

: 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

: The Tab Hunter Show: The Matchmaker

Further adventures of a Bachelor at Large.
[Starring] Tab Hunter as Paul Morgan

Paul is delighted to escort motherly Mollie Coburn on her prize-winning trip to Hollywood, until he discovers that her one aim is to find him a wife.


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Peter Fairfield: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Mollie Coburn: Spring Byington

: The Brink

by Bern Spicer.

The Rappers are a closely-knit family living in a Council flat in the East End of London. When the only son gives up his job it precipitates a domestic crisis.
From the North


Writer: Bern Spicer
Producer: Hal Burton
Designer: Tim Hervey
Brian Rapper: James Culliford
Mrs Rapper: Maureen Pryor
Pat Rapper: Patricia Routledge
Mr Rapper: David Lodge
Chrissie: Maureen Beck
Ken: Brian Peck

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Boris Christoff, Andre Turp, Irene Salemka, John Ogdon and Carmen Rojas,
Paco Ruiz, Manuel Moreno.

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
Assistant conductor, Marcus Dods


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Bass: Boris Christoff
Singer: Andre Turp
Singer: Irene Salemka
Pianist: John Ogdon
Dancer: Carmen Rojas
Dancer: Paco Ruiz
Guitarist: Manuel Moreno
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Henry Datyner
Assistant conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Lionel Radford

: On the Spot!: Heat 1

with BBC outside broadcast cameras tor the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the Daily Mail which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and the most successful use of the top prize of £5,000 - to 'Get Ahead'.

Heat 1: Men or women under 35 in full-time self-employment who need capital for expansion.
The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Mrs. John Profumo, William Hardcastle (Chairman)
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.


Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Mrs. John Profumo [Valerie Hobson]
Judge/Chairman: William Hardcastle
Setting: Stanley Dorfman
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: The News

: Gallery

The first edition of a weekly political magazine about People and Politics.
Introduced by Richard Kershaw and Godfrey Hodgson.


Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Presenter: Godfrey Hodgson
Associate Producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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