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: Discovering Science: Plants make their Food

What is a Food Chain and why is Chlorophyll the most important link in the chain? Today Gerd Sommerhoff examines the essential bond between plants and animals, and explains how life depends on the sun.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: New Landmarks: Work and Transport in North-West Australia

A programme about men, machines, and water bringing life to the remote plains and the hinterland.
Introduced by Trader Faulkner.
Film sequences by courtesy of the West Australian Government
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Trader Faulkner
Film editor: John Walker
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: For Sixth Forms: Le Cinema Francais: 3: Impressions de Realite: La Campagne

Four programmes presented in French.

How French film directors-and in particular Jean Renoir-have interpreted the atmosphere of the French countryside and the character of the French peasant.
Introduced by Jacques Brunius.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Jacques Brunius
Producer: Colin Nears

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal
Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: Your World: 2: Leisure: High Old Time

by John Wiles.
The third of a series of drama and discussion programmes about the problems of young people.


Writer: John Wiles
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Denyse Blake: Maris Tant
Roger: Peter Kelly
Mr Blake: Clifford Cox
Mrs Blake: Anna Turner
Mr Crayne: James Belchamber
Brian Blake: John Bull
May Blake: Julia Foster
Fred Stevens: Anthony Ashdown
Tony Edwards: Terence Edmond
Mr Rawlings: Lewis Wilson

: Interval

: A Woman's Place...

discussed by women from the four corners of the world:
Miss Kamila Tyabji (India), Mrs. Yale Newman (U.S.A.), Mrs. Oni Tuboku-Metzger (Sierra Leone), Mrs. Gutte Gauntlett (Denmark), Miss Irene Lim (Singapore).
In the chair, Polly Elwes


Panellist: Miss Kamila Tyabji
Panellist: Mrs. Yale Newman
Panellist: Mrs. Oni Tuboku-Metzger
Panellist: Mrs. Gutte Gauntlett
Panellist: Miss Irene Lim
Chairman: Polly Elwes
Producer: Sheila Innes

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the Midlands
(to 15.30)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Blue Peter

for younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Young Modellers' League
A new series on trains, aeroplanes, and ships.

Another chapter from the story by C. Collodi.
Told by Richard Mayes.

Dressing Up: The Nurse: part 2


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Author (Pinocchio): C. Collodi
Narrator (Pinocchio): Richard Mayes
Pictures (Pinocchio): Bill Hooper
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Danger Is My Business: 12: Treasure Diver

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

Art McKee and his fellow fortune hunters risk their lives in the depths of the Gulf Stream in their search for gold doubloons and pieces of eight. They see the treasures of the 'San Pedro', a proud galleon of the Spanish Armada; sea monsters, tangled wreckage, and mishaps with their equipment are among the perils they face.


Diver/subject: Art McKee

: For Deaf Children: Try This One

A question game between boys and girls from schools for the deaf In London.
Question-Master, Edwin Denton


Question-Master: Edwin Denton

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Paul of Tarsus: Part 1: The Feast of Pentecost

A cycle of ten plays telling the story of the Acts of Christ's Apostles.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.
Choral music sung by a section of The Ambrosian Singers and Highgate School Choir
The story begins in Jerusalem at the time of the Feast of Pentecost, seven weeks after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.

This series, which was first shown on Sundays in the autumn of last year, is to be repeated daily, from Monday to Friday inclusive at 6.20 p.m. during the next two weeks, leading up to Whit Sunday


Writer/producer: Joy Harington
Music composed and directed by: Christopher Whelen
Singers: [a section of] The Ambrosian Singers
Singers: The Highgate School Choir
Director of Music: Edward Chapman
Designer: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: John A. S. Turner
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Luke, the story-teller: Philip Latham
Mark: David Spenser
Simon Peter: Walter Fitzgerald
James Zebedee: John Graham
John Zebedee: Stuart Hutchison
Mary, Mother of Mark: Margot van Der Burgh
Gamaliel: Anthony Jacobs
Beggar: George Tovey
Saul: Patrick Troughton
Barnabas: Kenneth MacKintosh
Saul's companion: Julian Sherrier
Rhoda: Judith Gibson
The High Priest: Mark Dignam
Commander of the Temple: David Dodimead
Elder: Anthony Sharp
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Dorothy Black
Other parts played by: John Caesar
Other parts played by: John Falconer
Other parts played by: Robert Gillespie
Other parts played by: Leslie Glazer
Other parts played by: Gawn Grainger
Other parts played by: John Herrington
Other parts played by: Gertan Klauber
Other parts played by: John Woodnutt

: Tonight

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


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

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Story written by: John Sandilands
Research: Nickola Sterne
Research: Liam Nolan
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
'This Is Your Life' was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from
Panorama's regular team of commentators: Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman


Introduced by: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Assistant Editor: David Wheeler
Associate Producer: Don Haworth
Associate Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: Ladies from a Spa

by John Elliot.

Nothing is more terrible than losing a person one loves. Mrs. Livingstone, her daughter, Celia Jordan, and Harry Jordan, all in their different ways fear such a loss. Celia is in an unenviable position; she has a difficult choice to make.


Writer: John Elliot
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Celia Livingstone: Avril Elgar
Mrs Livingstone: Nan Marriott-Watson
Night Porter: Frank Sieman
Hotel Page: Hugh Halliday
Receptionist: Christine Lindsay
Harry Jordan: Robert Gillespie

: The Harlem Globetrotters

play their own inimitable game of Basketball against the United States All Stars.
Direct from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
See these wizards of basketball in action, with supporting Variety acts.


Basketball players: The Harlem Globetrotters
Basketball players: The United States All Stars
Commentator: Alan Weeks
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: The News

: Pagliacci

A drama in two acts.
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Assistant conductor and Chorus-Master, Marcus Dods
1865; the village of Montalto, Calabria.
The Prologue: Tonio explains that the subject of the play to be performed later that night is a drama taken from real life.
Act 1: The Arrival of the Troupe
Act 2: The Play
Last shown in December 1960


Words and music: Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Assistant conductor and Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Costumes supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Elizabeth Blattner
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Producer: Vladek Sheybal Nedda. an actress and wife of Canio (in the play, Columbine): Elaine Malbin
Canio, head of the troupe of strolling players (in the play, Pagliacci): Robert Thomas
Tonio, the Hunchback (in the play Taddeo): Bernard Turgeon
Beppe, an actor (in the play, Harlequin): Kevin Miller
Silvio, a villager: Peter Glossop
Villagers, monks, peasants, children: [uncredited]

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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