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: Nature Around Us: 4: A Town Park

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: Architecture in the Steel Age

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Songs and Singers

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd
Y cynhyrchu gan IFAN O. WILLIAMS
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
Repeated on Friday at 11.6 a.m.


Producer: Alan Hancock

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
BBC film


Narrator: David Enders

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

: Racing at Aintree

The Topham Trophy Handicap Steeplechase
over two miles and six furlongs of the Grand National course.

3.40 The 81st Union Jack Stakes over one mile

: Racing at Aintree: The Liverpool Foxhunters' Steeplechase

over two miles, seven-and-a-half furlongs of the Grand National course


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television presentation: Dennis Monger
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Family Affairs: Family Clinic

Dr. John Waycott discusses children's sleeping habits, illustrated by the film 'Your Children's Sleep'.
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe.


Item presenter: Dr. John Waycott
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Margaret Smith

: Continental Cookery

A selection of recipes from a recent Eurovision film series.
From Switzerland: Fondue
From Italy: Pizza
From Denmark: Danish Meat Balls

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands
The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Two-Sided Novelist
by Vere Lorrimer.
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): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Mary Lawson: Aline Waites
Anstey Fortescue: Dennis Edwards

: 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 '50s.
Introduced by David Jacobs with Rosemary Squires, Frank Ifield, Bert Weedon.
Dancers: Michael Ashlin and Ann Edgar
with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles
From the Midlands


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Singer: Frank Ifield
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Dancer: Michael Ashlin
Dancer: Ann Edgar
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Coles
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
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: The Charlie Drake Show: The World of Charlie Frazer

Starring Charlie Drake
With Carl Bernard, Michael Ward, Victor Platt, Hugh Lloyd, Robert Perceval, Charlotte Mitchell, Stuart Saunders, Michael Peake, Tutte Lemkow, Michael Greenwood.
See page 47


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: Richard Waring
Incidental music written and orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Charlie: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Carl Bernard
[Actor]: Michael Ward
[Actor]: Victor Platt
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Robert Perceval
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Michael Peake
[Actor]: Tutte Lemkow
[Actor]: Jay Denyer
[Actor]: Michael Greenwood
[Actress]: Charlotte Mitchell

: Yacht on the High Sea

A film drama directed by Ted Post.
Starring Gary Merrill and Nina Foch

In the teeth of a hurricane, the luxury yacht Magnolia receives an S.O.S. from a fishing boat in distress, but there are those on board whose urge to reach port without delay is in violent conflict with the call for help.


Director: Ted Post
Alan Byrnes: Gary Merrill
Mrs Byrnes: Nina Foch
Barry Stanton: Casey Adams

: Amateur Boxing

Television outside broadcasts visit the A.B.A. Junior Championships.
Some of the final bouts of the 1960/61 championships from the Royal Albert Hall.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: David Kennard

: On the Spot!

For the last time this year with BBC outside broadcast cameras at the final public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the Daily Mail which offers £7,500 in prize money.
The three contestants who have come through the eliminating stages and qualifying heats of the competition are once again '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'.
The Judges: Sir Miles Thomas, Sir Frederic Hooper, Lady Albemarle, J. G. W. Davies
Chairman, William Hardcastle
Televised from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.
See page 46


Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Lady Albemarle
Judge: J. G. W. Davies
Chairman: William Hardcastle
Setting: Stanley Dorfman
Film sequences for the series directed by: Innes Lloyd
Film sequences for the series edited by: Bob Rymer
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: The News

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Frank Merrick



Pianist: Frank Merrick
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

: Late Night News

: The New English Bible: Acts 16, vv. 11-40

Read by Wendy Hiller.


Reader: Wendy Hiller

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