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: For Sixth Forms: Design for a Scientific Age: Radio Astronomy

by Dr. F. Graham Smith and Professor Martin Ryle, F.R.S.
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Dr. F. Graham Smith
Presenter: Professor Martin Ryle

: Doctor Knock: Act 3

by Jules Romains.


Author: Jules Romains

: Nature Around Us: 1: A Town Garden

Introduced by Ernest Neal.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Ernest Neal

: Newyddion

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

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed
Bocsio-Nojio a ohwaraeon. eralll ar ffilm ae yn y Sllåwdio
Y cyiflwyno gam Dillwyn Owen
Y rhaglen ydng ngofal ALUN DAVIES
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: Radio at Work

Today radio waves are not only used for communication all over the world, but play a major part in defence, navigation and space research.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
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: The Surveyor

Bart has double trouble when old Mr. Gummet promises to let the railroad run through his town but reckons without his angry son, and when his only young surveyor decides that life at the railhead is too boring to be endured.
Last shown in August, 1960


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Film Club

Watch the film makers at work and see how you can make your own.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Research: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 9: Sea and Sand

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

The Allied landings in North Africa and the destruction of the Afrika Korps leave the Allies in complete control of the Mediterranean.
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, 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

: A Life of Bliss!

by Godfrey Harrison.


Writer/Producer: Godfrey Harrison
Incidental music written and orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Vere Lorrimer
David Bliss: George Cole
Bob Batten: Hugh Sinclair
Pam Batten: Frances Bennett
Mrs Diane Lodge: Annette Kerr
Mrs Melissa Waring: Diane Hart
Mrs Herd: Sylvia Osborn
Mrs Griselda Ramson: Joan Seton
Joanne Lodge: Gwenda Ewen
Abdul: Tracy Connell
Hilda: Angela Douglas
Alf: William Swan
John Paddock: David Stuart
Flunkey: Kenneth Cowan
Amanda: Gillian Muir
Park keeper: Peter Hughes
Herself: 'Psyche'

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Brings you:
Association Football: Under-23's International: England v. Scotland
Direct from Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough.
and Action - News - Personalities from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Association Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation (Association Football): Ray Lakeland
Associate Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Your Life in their Hands: 2: Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital: Exchange Transfusion in the Newborn

Medical Research and the Patient
A series of six weekly visits by outside broadcast cameras to London hospitals.
The programme is introduced by a consultant physician.


Presenter: A consultant physician [name uncredited]
Assistant producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The News

: Once There Was a Time

A film made in the Rhondda Valley by John Ormond
The Men: William Thomas and Teifi Jones


Director/Producer: John Ormond
Photography: Bill Greenhalgh
Recordist: John Lanchester
Editor: Mansel Lloyd
The Men: William Thomas
The Men: Teifi Jones

: Dream Awhile

With Dennis Lotis, Doreen Hulme, Joan Havill, Michael Ashlin and Kay Sargent and the BBC Midland Light Orchestra.
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles
Last shown in November 1960

10.30-11.0 View: The weekly programme of the South and West.


Singer: Dennis Lotis
Soprano: Doreen Hulme
Pianist: Joan Havill
Dancer: Michael Ashlin
Dancer: Kay Sargent
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conductor: Jack Coles
Verse by: John Peel
Verse read by: Bernard Hepton
Film cameraman: Stewart Farnell
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. A. C. Bridge.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. A. C. Bridge

: The Weather

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 10.10 p.m.

11.22 Close Down

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party

(sound only)
(Crystal Palace)

: Close Down

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