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: Science and Life: Radio at Work

(to 11.25)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddot sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn clorlannu gweithgarwch eglwysi 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: Going to Hospital with Mother

James Robertson, of the Tavistock Clinic, a nursing sister, and a paediatrician, discuss the Ministry of Health's new policy of allowing mothers of children under five entering hospital to stay with them and help in their care.
Illustrated by scenes from a film by James Robertson.
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe.
(to 15.30)


Panellist/filmmaker: James Robertson
Panellist: A nursing sister [name uncredited]
Panellist: A paediatrician [name uncredited]
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
With Vivienne Martin, Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Trio Reigels and Double or Drop.


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Performers: Trio Reigels
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Stan Mars
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Swing High

Continuous music in the modern manner played and sung by the Welsh Dance Orchestra and The Chimes, with Eve Adams and Richard Allen.
BBC Recording
From Wales


Musicians: The Welsh Dance Orchestra
Singers: The Chimes
Presented by: Allan Wood
Presented by: Hugh Webb
Singer: Eve Adams
Singer: Richard Allen
Musical director: Tommy Sampson
Designer: Alan Taylor
Director: Jack Williams
Producer: Brian Evans

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
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 Tab Hunter Show: Doll in a Bathing Suit

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

Although the magazine story should have been all about Paul, it is a beautiful girl who appears on the cover.


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Peter Fairfield: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Ginny Johnson: Tuesday Weld

: It Happened to Me

says Mrs. Freddy Bloom to Hywel Davies
She tells him how, during the war, she was sent to a Japanese torture prison; how, as a result, her first child was born deaf; how, since then, she has been working to see that, with the help of modern science, as many children as possible break through the sound barrier which might separate them from the human race.
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland


Interviewee: Freddy Bloom
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Editor: James Mearns
Director: Gordon MacKay
Director: James Buchan
Assistant Producer: Charles Clifford
Producer: James Buchan

: West of the Pecos

A film of Zane Grey's romantic adventure.
Starring Robert Mitchum

The year is 1887 and the country West of the Pecos, wild and lawless; hardly the place for a wealthy Chicago meat packer to recuperate with his beautiful daughter. But unexpected events bring out the unexpected in both of them.


Author: Zane Grey
Director: Edward Killy
Pecos: Robert Mitchum
Rill: Barbara Hale

: 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 £5,000 - to 'Get Ahead'.
Heat 4: Men or women who have not yet started a business of their own, but have an idea which could be developed. The winner of this heat will be challenged by the winner of Heat 3 for a place in the Final.
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.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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