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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 1: Breckland and Its Flints

A visit to Grimes Graves where Stone Age miners excavated flints for tools and weapons.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Your World: 1: Work: Just for the Wage

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Laying the Table: 1: The Tablecloth

When you help to lay the table do you ever think how the everyday things you put on it are made?
Introduced by Judith Chalmers.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Heoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Wiliams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: Film and Film Makers: 1: The Script

Bryan Forbes describes how he approaches his work and the special problems he has to cope with when writing for the cinema.
Introduced by Stanley Reed, Secretary of the British Film Institute.
BBC programme for Schools


Guest: Bryan Forbes
Presenter: Stanley Reed
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Peter Newington

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Fashion and Beauty

Robert Gladwell introduces Marty Batten, Beryl Gray, Jill Leslie, Margaret Lorraine, Barbara Miura and Jose Waring showing summer clothes for formal occasions, including a selection of couture dresses from the London Collections.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Model: Marty Batten
Model: Beryl Gray
Model: Jill Leslie
Model: Margaret Lorraine
Model: Barbara Miura
Model: Jose Waring
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Report from Paris

Introduced by Robin Scott.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
(to 15.30)


Presenter: Robin Scott

: The Magic Cockerel and the Diamond

A cartoon film from Hungary.
A greedy King tries to steal a diamond which has been discovered in a farmyard. He doesn't realise at first that he has to deal with a cockerel gifted with magic powers.
Commentary by Vera McKechnie.


Narrator: Vera McKechnie
English version by: Peggy Miller

: The Unknown Forest

The lives of the fallow deer, foxes, badgers, and other animals who live in the New Forest are seen through the eyes of the wise old owl.
Music composed by Sidney Sager and played by the Melos Ensemble
A Natural History Unit film
Last shown in January


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
[Music] played by: The Melos Ensemble
Photographed by: Eric Ashby
Photographed by: William Morris
Film editor: Paul Khan
Sound editor: Douglas Thomas
Sound mixer: Pat Whitaker
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A programme for practical people.
This week: Outside work
Paths, paving, and ornamental walls


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and 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
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Child of the Regiment

A film drama starring Teresa Wright, Robert Preston, Everett Sloane.

A little Japanese girl becomes the bewildered victim of intolerance and prejudice which threatens not only her own happiness but the security of those who offer her love and protection.


Director: Lewis Allen
Mrs Wanner: Teresa Wright
Captain Walner: Robert Preston
Major Carsten: Everett Sloane
Mari: Candace Lee

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
Edward Moult, Sheila Young, A. J. Campbell
Olive Stephens, Patrick Bowles, Roger Herbert-Smith
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Robin Richmond at the organ
Viewer Quiz 'Who? What? Where?' photographs from Radio Times Hulton Picture Library


Panellist: Edward Moult
Panellist: Sheila Young
Panellist: A. J. Campbell
Panellist: Olive Stephens
Panellist: Patrick Bowles
Panellist: Roger Herbert-Smith
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Back of the Sun

A film from the Western Highlands by Ronald Kelly.

Between October and March the tiny highland village of Camuslaunie is hidden from sunshine. It is here that Duncan and Mary Matheson live on the family croft, and it was from here, one day in winter, that Mary went to Inverness for the birth of her first child. This film is about the small world of the hills and glens, 'back of the sun', that their child will inherit.


Producer: Ronald Kelly

: They Met in a City: A Bride in the Morning

by Leo Lehman.

Marrying Mitzi seemed a good idea to Georgie when he was a National Serviceman on leave in Austria. At home in London, with an outraged mother to face, it seems less good. But plans for the wedding have been made and Georgie can see no way out of it.


Writer: Leo Lehman
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Mr Price: David Lodge
Mrs Price: Margery Withers
Georgie: Roland Curram
Andy: Ray Cooney
Mitzi: Elvi Hale

: The News

: International Concert Hall

Hephzibah Menuhin plays Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat (K.595) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
The programme also includes movements from Strauss's Suite 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'.
See page 29
In the next and last programme in this series on May 9, Yehudi Menuhin plays Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay.


Pianist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: Rudolf Kempe
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Y Mynydd

A play in Welsh, by John Griffiths.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.34)


Writer: John Griffiths

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