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: Nature Around Us: 2: A Town Garden

Introduced by Ernest Neal.
The natural history of a town garden in the summer.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: First Years at Work: 18: Laboratory Technician

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Living in the Middle Ages: 2: Freeman and Serf

Hugh Ross Williamson tells you how people lived in the Manor of Lullingstone.
for Schools
(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

Awgrymiadau ar gyfer y ty a'r teulu
Y cyflwyno gan Nest Williams Y rhaglen yng ngofal TELERI BEVAN
A magazine for the housewife.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: Lunchtime News

: The Victim

Written and produced by Ronald Eyre.
Starring Frank Finlay, Barbara Clegg, Frank Pettingell
for Schools


Writer/producer: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Wilfred Taylor: Frank Finlay
Ethel Taylor: Barbara Clegg
Mrs Foster: Lucy Griffiths
Harry Hepworth: Frank Pettingell
Alfred: Robert Gillespie
Fred Taylor: John Colin
Betty Taylor: Katy Wild

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.40 National Hunt Two Mile Champion Steeplechase of 2,000 sovereigns
3.20 National Hunt Steeplechase of 2,000 sovereigns, over four miles
4.0 National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase of 2,000 sovereigns over three miles and 70 yards

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.
See page 31


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Rooms in View: 2: The Kitchen

Kenneth Horne, John Reid, Eleanor Summerfield, Joan Walley discuss kitchen planning and show some of the equipment they would like to buy.


Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: John Reid
Panellist: Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist: Joan Walley
Producer: Monica Sims

: The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's: 3: The Thief

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


Author: Talbot Baines Reed
Adapter: Mary Cathcart Borer
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Bullinger: Sam Jephcott
Ricketts: David Grippin
Simon: Jonathan Margetts
Stephen Greenfield: Lindsay Scott Patton
Paul: Nigel Jenkins
Bramble: Kenneth Gouge
Oliver Greenfield: Peter Marden
Wraysford: Richard Palmer
Loman: Anthony Singleton
Bradley: Anthony Russell
Pembury: Simon Prebble
Tom Senior: Julian Yardley
Spicer: David Lott
Dr Senior: Maurice Colbourne
Mr Rastle: Keith Banks
Cripps: Simon Merrick

: Total Eclipse

In response to many requests, a second showing of the historic programme broadcast on the evening of February 15, the day of the total eclipse of the sun.
For the first time Television cameras looked at the sun at the actual time of eclipse and followed it through three countries, France, Italy, and Yugoslavia.
Introduced by Tom Margerison.


Presenter: Tom Margerison
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: News from the Zoos: Chester

Introduced by James Fisher.
George Mottershead, the Director of Chester Zoo, takes viewers on a tour of some of the recent developments including a newly completed house for small animals.


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: George Mottershead
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: 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

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
With Jimmy Durante, Anne Bancroft, Kay Charles, The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Ray Charles Singers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
NBC recording


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Comedian: Jimmy Durante
Singer: Anne Bancroft
Singer: Kay Charles
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 17

Written by Francis Durbridge and Charles Hatton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael, Jack Watling
with Laurence Hardy, David Langton, 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. During his investigations Frazer obtains information about a man called Laurence James. Shortly afterwards he receives a telephone call from James asking Frazer to meet him at the Kowloon Hotel in Tiger Bay. Frazer is instructed to bring his overcoat...


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Charles Hatton
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Tim Frazer: Jack Medley
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Roger Thornton: David Langton
Dr Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Stan White: David Lander
Laurence Janies: Patrick McAlinney
Kurt Lander: John Stevenson Lang
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Tug Wallis: Colin Douglas
Rita Coleman: Helen Lindsay
Al Cross: Murray Evans

: Professional Boxing

Chic Calderwood (Scotland), Light Heavyweight champion of Great Britain and the British Empire and No. 1 contender for the world title
Von-Clay (U.S.A.)
An international Light Heavyweight contest over ten rounds, televised direct from Harry Levene's promotion at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Boxer: Chic Calderwood
Boxer: Von-Clay
Commentator: Simon Smith
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Insight: 9: Language - The Tool of Ideas

An exploration into our new understanding of nature by Dr. J. Bronowski.

This is true for man; how true for the animals?; What is the essential difference between human and animal languages?; What opportunities does language offer us?


Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Designer: Tony Abbott
Script: Gerald Leach
Associate producer: Bill Wright
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this edition:
Scenes from:
The Grass is Greener starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons
The Rebel, starring Tony Hancock who will also be in the studio.
The Rat Race starring Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds
Donald Holms talking to Charlton Heston at the studio, in Madrid, where he and Sophia Loren were filming 'El Cid'.
Films by courtesy of Universal-International, Warner Pathe, and Paramount


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Tony Hancock
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Interviewee: Charlton Heston
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Bwrwr Sylfaen

A programme in Welsh about basic research and practical science.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)

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