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: Collecting from Nature: 5: On the Seashore

for Schools
First shown on February 14
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: Signals Through Space

for Schools
First shown on February 15

: Interval

: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: 5: The Story of Salt

for Schools
First shown on February 14
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn clortannu gweithgarwch eglwysd Cymru a'r byd
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifor Rem
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.
for Schools
First shown on February 16
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Producer: Alan Hancock

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: Family Affairs

The Married Woman's Place
Elaine Grand meets some viewers to hear their comments on this series of four programmes which ended last week.

Parents Training as Teachers
Elizabeth Thomas talks to students from Leeds Day Training College about their decisions to start a new career.

Family Clinic
Dr. John Waycott talks about bronchitis and its widespread effects on health and welfare.

Introduced by Elaine Grand.


Presenter: Elaine Grand
Interviewer (Parents Training as Teachers): Elizabeth Thomas
Item presenter (Family Clinic): Dr. John Waycott
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Continental Cookery

A selection of recipes from a recent Eurovision film series.
From Belgium: Waterzooi de Volaille and Le Rognon de Veau a la Liegeoise
From Italy: Lasagne Verdi
(to 15.30)

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: West of England
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Angry God
by Douglas Camfield.
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): Douglas Camfield
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Roma Winthrop: Ann Lancaster
Geoffrey Somers: Patrick Godfrey

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Home in Time

for long-playing melodies of the '40s.
Introduced by David Jacobs with Rosemary Squires, Kenny Baker, Scott Peters.
Dancers: Michael Ashlin and Ann Edgar
with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutchison
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
From the Midlands


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Singer: Scott Peters
Dancer: Michael Ashlin
Dancer: Ann Edgar
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: James Hutchison
[Orchestra] conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Compiled by: Reg Perrin
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings with Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
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: Double Trouble

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

Paul and Pete fall for the same girl-or do they? For how can anyone distinguish between identical twins?


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Peter Fairfield: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Barbara: Gena Rowlands
Penelope: Gena Rowlands

: Stress Point

by W. D. Pereira.
Many people working in large organisations have wished they could be boss for a day. This play, set in the office of the head of a large aircraft manufacturing company, gives an impression of what it might be like.


Writer: W. D. Pereira
Script associate: Evelyn Frazer
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Robert MacGowan
Miss Fulton: Betty Baskcomb
Alf: Harry Littlewood
Perce: Larry Dann
Sir James Gifford: Richard Longman
Dudley Shawgreen: Victor Lucas
Newcome: John Gill
Joe Carmichael: Richard Shaw
Henry Flowers: Aubrey Woods
Leslie Gifford: Francesca Annis
Mike Ledbury: Henry McCarthy
Jack Johnson: John Boxer
Timothy: Peter Halliday
Harry Hoffmeyer: Peter Swanwick
Cliff Schotel: J. Mark Roberts
Dr Brady: Brian O'Higgins

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Luxembourg

Outside broadcast cameras cover the first visit to Britain of the Luxembourg team, known as the 'giant killers' of European international boxing.
Direct from Port Talbot


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Selwyn Roderick

: On the Spot

with BBC outside broadcast cameras for 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 3: Men or women who have not yet started a business of their own, but have an idea which could be developed.
The Judges: Sir Frederic Hooper, Lady Albemarle, William Hardcastle (Chairman)
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.


Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Lady Albemarle
Judge/chairman: William Hardcastle
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: The News

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Introduced by Godfrey Hodgson and Richard Kershaw.


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

: The Sky at Night: Life on Mars

Patrick Moore discusses with Dr. F. L. Jackson, of King's College Hospital Pathology Department, the results of certain experiments carried out specially on behalf of 'The Sky at Night'. In these experiments various living organisms have been subjected to conditions of atmosphere and temperature which exist on Mars.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. F. L. Jackson
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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