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: Signpost: Songs and Singers

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Living in Water

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Trafod

Pobt yn y rpewyddion yn ysryried un o bynciau'r dytdd ymgi nghwmni T. Glynne Davies
Current affairs discussion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Lunchtime News

: Looking at Britain: Survey

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.
3.5 The Mildmay Steeplechase over two miles of the Mildmay course
3.40 The Coronation Hurdle over two miles, one furlong
4.10 The 109th Liverpool Spring Cup (Handicap) over one mile, two furlongs, 170 yards
(to 16.20)


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

: Hot Chestnut Man

Johnny Morris tells another story.


Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris

: Whirlybirds: The Championship

Asked to fly a champion boxer to his biggest fight, Chuck and P.T. face a mystery that threatens his chances.
Last shown in December 1960


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: Sport on the Spot: Swimming

Introduced by David Coleman.
Today: Swimming
Olympic swimmers Beryl Noakes and Sylvia Lewis show, with four teenagers, the starts and turns in freestyle and backstroke.
Your Coach, Reg Laxton


Presenter: David Coleman
Swimmer: Beryl Noakes
Swimmer: Sylvia Lewis
Coach: Reg Laxton
Producer: Glyn Jones

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower advises again on the problems of buying one's first greenhouse.
Greenhouses-wooden, brick, and metal-lean to's, conservatories, and garden frames are built side by side to compare advantages and disadvantages for the amateur.
Groups of plants are suggested for the best use of each house.
From the Midlands
. last shown in August 1960


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop with Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Mystery and Magic

Robert Harbin in amazing and baffling illusions before an audience.
Introducing Alan Shaxon and Anne


Magician/presenter: Robert Harbin
Magicians: Alan Shaxon and Anne
Music: Tommy Sanderson
Production: Russell Turner

: R.C.M.P.: The Counterfeiter

Stories of the Mounties
A film series starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

Appearances are sometimes deceptive. Who would have thought that the gentle quiet-spoken visitor distributing religious tracts in Shamattawa would also be distributing counterfeit money? Or that the pretty beauty specialist would have been taken in by him-specially when the attractive Corporal Gagnier was around!
A BBC film release


Story and screenplay by: George Salverson
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Allison Andrews: Toby Robins
Clifford Matthews: Michael Kane
Miller: Larry Mann

: Travellers' Tales: Dancing Dervishes

Introduced by David Attenborough.
A film made recently in Turkey showing the illegal and secret rites of Dervishes, a sect who mortify their bodies with skewers and swords in order to prove their religious faith.
See pages 54 and 55


Presenter/Series Editor: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Alain Gheerbrant
Film editor: Fred Jacobs
Film editor: Bert Eggleton
Presented by: Brian Branston

: Cottage For Sale

by Vincent Tilsley.
with Mary Hinton, Brian Peck, Lois Daine and Christine Finn

A lovely period cottage, ideal, modernised, for sale at £100? It must be worth far more. The seller agrees, but the price is not to be changed.
See page 55


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Patrick Dromgoolt
Designer: Tony Abbott
Joe Conroy: George Woodbridge
Mrs Starke: Mary Hinton
Bessy Conroy: Sheila Raynor
Peter Barlow: Brian Peck
Angela Barlow: Lois Daine
Jessica Vining: Christine Finn
A guest: Roger Maxwell

: The News

: Make Mine Music

Starring David Hughes with Eira Heath and The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer/Presenter: David Hughes
Singer: Eira Heath
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Choreography: Tommy Linden
Dialogue: Leslie Bricusse
Settings: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Lifeline: Free Will and the Unconscious

The Consultant Psychiatrist and A Doctor engaged on research in the physiology of hypnosis examine Free Will and the Unconscious.
Civilised man bases his social rules on the belief that he has free will. But little allowance is made for the unconscious influences which affect his moral judgments and emotional attitudes.
Tonight, in the studio, hypnosis is used to demonstrate how free will can be influenced and how prejudice can be created.


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Guest: A Doctor [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.


Editor: Bill Northwood

: The New English Bible: 2 Corinthians 11, v. 16, to 12, v. 10

Read by Wendy Hiller.


Reader: Wendy Hiller

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