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

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobl yn y newyddion yn ystyrled un o bynciau'r dydd yng nghwmni T. Glynne Davies
(Current affairs discussion)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Lunchtime News

: Looking at Britain: A Valley: South Wales

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne.
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Hot Chestnut Man

Johnny Morris tells another story.


Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter's Party

by Frank Richards.
with Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter
Last shown in September 1960


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr Carter: Reginald Green
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Bob Cherry: Peter Greenspan
Johnny Bull: Melyn Baker
Hurree Singh: Brian Tipping
Frank Nugent: Jonathan Margetts
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Brown: Ivan Owen
Hubert Tankerton: Frank Thornton

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
featuring Archery-Rugby

Archery: North v. Midlands v. West
A special knock-out contest for girls.

Rugby: Barbarians v. The Springboks
Cliff Morgan reports on the final game of the Springboks' tour of the United Kingdom.


Presenter: Billy Wright
Reporter (Rugby): Cliff Morgan
Presented by: Brian Connley
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with John Warren, Gardens Manager, Electrical Research Association, Reading.
When the gardener is aged, disabled, or crippled: Some ideas on plants, Planting schemes, tools, and gadgets to help make gardening outdoor and indoor, still enjoyable.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: R.C.M.P.: Tourist Bait

Stories of the Mounties
A film series starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

The Mounties may be a tourist attraction; but Constables Scott and Mitchell prove that they are more than a match for the wrong type of visitor to Shamattawa.


Story and screenplay by: Munroe Scott
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Harry Benson: Larry Zahab
Bert Benson: Martin Lavut
Red: Les Rubie
Sten Turner: Alfred Scopp

: Bayard and Marion

Bayard and Marion present their amazing demonstration of mind reading, telepathy and thought transference with the help of a studio audience.


Mind-reading act: Bayard and Marion
Producer: Russell Turner

: Waterway

After cruising 1,200 miles down the American Intra-Coastal Waterway, the motor cruiser Dubhe is lying in Miami for overhaul, and Tony Soper takes the chance of exploring the swamp jungle of the famous Everglades.


Narrator/Producer: Tony Soper
Music: Sidney Sager
Dubbing editor: Douglas Thomas
Film editor: Paul Khan

: The House Under the Water: Episode 3

by Francis Brett Young.
Dramatised in eight episodes by Barry Thomas.

Griffith Tregaron of Nant Esgob sorely tries the patience of his neighbours but through the help of one of them finds a way to pay his debts.


Author: Francis Brett Young
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Script associate: Constance Cox
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: David Butcher
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Terry Laurie
Music specially composed by: Arwel Hughes
Rob: Emrys James
Evan Vaughan: Richard Bebb
Griffith Tregaron: William Squire
Abel Pugh: Aubrey Richards
Lucrezia: Margaret Courtenay
Virginia: Lesley Lloyd
Diana: Annest Wiliam
Philippa: Carole Mowlam
Gerald: Ray Smith
Sir Trevor Delahaye: Arnold Bell
Janet, his daughter: Patricia Mort
Esmond, his son: Hubert Rees
Louis Wiener: David Lawton
Otto Wiener, a financier: Otto Diamant

: The News

: Make Mine Music

Starring David Hughes with Millicent Martin, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer/Presenter: David Hughes
Singer: Millicent Martin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Leader, the Orchestra: Alec Firman
The Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Choreography: Tommy Linden
Dialogue: Leslie Bricusse
Settings: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Lifeline: Hypnosis and the Unconscious Mind

The Consultant Psychiatrist examines Hypnosis and the Unconscious Mind with A Doctor engaged on research in the physiology of hypnosis.
The unconscious is a normal, indispensable part of the mind, of vital importance to every human being, but it remains as hidden in everyday life as the back of your head or the inside of your heart.
Tonight doctors attempt an experiment in the studio to demonstrate that hypnosis provides a valid method of exploring the unconscious mind of man.
Postponed from January 27


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Guest: A Doctor [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.


Editor: Bill Northwood

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