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: Nature Around Us: 1: A Town Garden

Introduced by Ernest Neal.
The bird-life of a town garden in winter.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Ernest Neal
Film cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Jim Franklin
Producer: Eric Simms

: Signpost: Living in the Middle Ages: 1: The Lord and Lady of the Manor

Hugh Ross Williamson shows you the kind of houses these medieval people lived in and tells you about the food they ate.
(to 11.55)


Presenter/script: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

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

: Gwraig Y Ty

Awgrymiadiau ar gyfer y tiy a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gam Nest Williams
Y nhagilen ynig ngofal Teleri Bevan
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Doctor Knock: Act 3

by Jules Romains.
Translated by Harley Granville-Barker.
Starring Richard Wordsworth and Renee Houston with Felix Felton


Author: Jules Romains
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Music: Reg Hogarth
Music: Dennis Neale
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Madame Remyi: Renee Houston
Scipio: Jeremy Geidt
Doctor Parpaliaidi: Felix Felton
Marietrte: Hilda Braid
Monsieur Mousquet: Frank Finlay
Doctor Knock: Richard Wordsworth

: Fashion and Beauty

Robert Gladwell introduces Marty Batten, Jean Clarke, Yvette Davies, Beryl Gray,
Margaret Lorraine and Barbara Miura showing a selection of spring coats and suits; fashion in separates; and the new designs in nylon lingerie.

Beauty Spot with Michelle Lugeon

The Girls Who Turn my Head described by Brian Rix.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Model: Marty Batten
Model: Jean Clarke
Model: Yvette Davies
Model: Beryl Gray
Model: Margaret Lorraine
Model: Barbara Miura
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Michelle Lugeon
Item presenter (The Girls Who Turn my Head): Brian Rix
Director: Darrol Blake
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Report from Paris

Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Franchise
(to 15.35)


Presenter: Robin Scott

: The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's: Episode 2: The Coward

A serial in four parts written by Talbot Baines Reed.
Adapted by Mary Cathcart Borer and C. E. Webber.


Author: Talbot Baines Reed
Adapted by: Mary Cathcart Borer
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Mr Rastle: Keith Banks
Stephen Greenfield: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Bullingen: Sam Jephcott
Ricketts: David Griffin
Paul: Nigel Jenkins
Bellerby: Andrew Beeching
Cripps: Simon Merrick
Bramble: Kenneth Gouge
Loman: Anthony Singleton
Oliver Greenfields: Peter Marden
Wraysford: Richard Palmer
Spicer: David Lott
Pembury: Simon Prebble
Simon: Jonathan Margetts
Gus: Michael Hayes
Man in Pub: Rex Dyer

: Catamarans

The Catamaran, in some weathers, is the fastest sailing boat afloat. She is a new and exciting approach to sailing.
Told by David Lutyens.
A West Region Film Unit production
Last shown in January


Narrator: David Lutyens
Filmed by: George Shears
Filmed by: William Morris
Editor: Constance Dunn
Director: Ian Curtis

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: News from the Zoos: Dublin

Introduced by James Fisher.
A tour of the third oldest public zoo in Europe.
Filmed by the West Region Film Unit


Presenter: James Fisher
Cameraman: George Shears
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Cocker

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
With Caterina Valente, Nancy Walker, The Limeliters, The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Ray Charles Singers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
NBC recording


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Caterina Valente
Comedienne: Nancy Walker
Musicians: The Limeliters
Dancers: The Peter Gennaro Dancers
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Orchestrations: Peter Matz
Vocal arrangements and special material: Ray Charles
Script: Goodman Ace
Script: Selma Diamond
Script: Jay Burton
Script: Frank Peppiatt
Script: John Aylesworth
Director: Dwight Hemion
Producer: Nick Vanoff
Presented for BBC Television by: Yvonne Littlewood
Film Editor: Richard Barclay

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 16

Written by Francis Durbridge and Charles Hatton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
with Laurence Hardy, Patrick McAlinney
Tim Frazer is trying to find out why Miss Thackeray was murdered and what she was doing in Wales at the time of her death. Another murder occurs. The victim is the Estate Agent's secretary, Eve Turner. Frazer finds a cablegram addressed to the murdered girl which leads him to the Kowloon Hotel in the Tiger Bay area of Cardiff. Frazer is looking for the person who sent the cablegram-man called James.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Charles Hatton
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Stan White: David Lander
Laurence James: Patrick McAlinney
Det-Insp Roydt: John Glyn-Jones
Det-Sgt Owen: Alan Stuart
Constable Hughes: Edward Brooks
Chief Constable: Ballard Berkeley
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Davy Williams: Prysor Williams
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
Dr Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Rita Coleman: Helen Lindsay

: Great Captains: 3: Admiral Lord Nelson

In this series General Horrocks describes the life and times of some of the great military figures who have dominated Britain's past.


Presenter: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Special animated maps: Alfred Wurmser
Special effects: Jack Kine
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Special effects: Bob Bura
Special effects: John Hardwick
Producer: Therese Denny

: Profile

Roy Baker, British Film Director talks to Keith Fordyce with scenes from: Morning Departure, The One That Got Away, A Night to Remember, The Singer not the Song.
Films by courtesy of The Rank Organisation


Interviewee: Roy Baker
Interviewer: Keith Fordyce
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Henry Datyner
with Roman Totenberg playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D before an invited audience.
The programme opens with Wagner's Overture, The Mastersingers.


Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Violinist: Roman Totenberg
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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