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: Film and Film Makers: 5: Film Acting

: for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.30)

: Natural History: Man and Nature: 5: The Island of St. Cuthbert

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: 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
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: The Jet Age

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Tony Parsons.
for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Tony Parsons
Studio Illustrations: Tony Hart
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: John Braybon

: The Derby 1961

See panel and page 39

: Wednesday Magazine

Topics to talk about, New things to see, People worth meeting.
Introduced by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

BBC film
(to 16.30)

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'Somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver who also tells this week's story.
His visitors are:

Pat Pleasance

Oliver Postgate, Sometime Professor of Political Embroidery at the University of Winkel-an-der-Weser

Dance Spot, Sheila O'Neill and Roy Gunson

What Was That?, Percy Edwards, Tony Hart

Song Spot, Geoffrey Rand


Presenter/storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Guest: Pat Pleasance
Himself: Oliver Postgate
Dancer (Dance Spot): Sheila O'Neill
Dancer (Dance Spot): Roy Gunson
Choreography (Dance Spot): Irving Davies
Item presenter (What Was That?): Percy Edwards
Artist (What Was That?): Tony Hart
Singer (Song Spot): Geoffrey Rand
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Rosamund David

: Men in Space: Moon Probe

Colonel McCauley commands the first effort by man to orbit the moon in a missile. Investigating the outside of the missile, he is propelled into space and drifts helplessly while every space operations room in the world tries to track his movements.
Last shown in July 1960

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 20: Return of the Allies

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-43.

The reconquest of the Philippines; Macarthur redeems his historic promise.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television in 1953


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Headline News

: It's A Square World

Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
Starring Michael Bentine
with Benny Lee, Frank Thornton, John Bluthal, Peter Reeves, Bruce Lacey.
Guest Star: Clive Dunn
The Square Seven directed by Ronnie Grainer


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: The Square Seven
The Square Seven directed by: Ronnie Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: G. B. Lupino
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Benny Lee
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: John Bluthal
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actor]: Bruce Lacey
Guest Star: Clive Dunn

: Eye on Research: The First Breath of Life

Raymond Baxter reports from the Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm.

Why does a baby draw its first breath? Doctors are by no means certain, but tome babies experience difficulty, and this is now considered a major cause of Infant mortality during the first week of life. For this reason doctors are paying increasing attention to the first minutes of life.
Outside Broadcast cameras of Swedish Radio visit the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm to see how these studies are made on a new-born baby.
See page 39


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer: Philip Daly

: The News

: Let There Be Music

in which Adele Leigh introduces a programme of music and song for your relaxation.
featuring Peter Martin and the BBC West of England Players (Leader, William Reid), Denis Martin, Selena Wylie, Terry Gilbert.
From the West


Presenter/singer: Adele Leigh
Musicians: Peter Martin and the BBC West of England Players
[Players] leader: William Reid
Singer: Denis Martin
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer/choreography: Terry Gilbert
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Devised and produced by: Charles R. Rogers

: Enquiry: 4: Fitness for Work

by Robert Reid into issues of importance to Britons.

At one time pneumoconiosis was a scourge in the coal mines. Today research and treatment and measures to suppress dust keep the disease in check. What about other industries? Are they aware how important to them is the health of their workers? What problems do noise, repetition, and new materials bring? Should there be special local industrial health centres everywhere?
Made by the BBC Welsh Film Unit
Last shown in November, 1960

10.30-10.45 Divided Island: A programme on the Isle of Wight.
10.45-11.0 Treasures of the South: A programme on Carisbrooke Castle Museum.


Reporter: Robert Reid
Photographed by: Bill Greenhalgh
Sound: John Lanchester
Sound: Pat Whittaker
Editor: Douglas Mair
Producer: John Ormond

: Viewpoint: Teenage Morals

John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide talks with Stuart Maclure, Editor of Education, Geoffrey Gorer an anthropologist and Charles Davey of the London Marriage Guidance Council.


Panellist: John Thompson
Panellist: Stuart MacLure
Panellist: Geoffrey Gorer
Panellist: Charles Davey
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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