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

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Commonwealth Technical Training Week

See panel
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: The Jet Age

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday

: Commonwealth Technical Training Week

See panel
(to 12.15)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'l bethau Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phyneiau yng nghwmni Aled Rhys William
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Producer: Alan Hancock

: Interval

: Home-Maker Competition: National Semi-Final: Southern Area

Four Regional Winners: Marian Bull from the West, Alice Jennings from the Midlands, Susan Jones from Wales, Anne Waters from the South East are questioned by Viscountess Davidson, Jean Medawar, Malcolm Rose.
And viewers are invited to help choose the National Winner.
In the Chair, Doreen Stephens
Introduced by John Hobday.
From London
See page 47
(to 15.30)


Competitor: Alice Jennings
Competitor: Susan Jones
Competitor: Anne Waters
Panellist: Viscountess Davidson
Panellist: Jean Medawar
Panellist: Malcolm Rose
Chairman: Doreen Stephens
Presenter: John Hobday
Programme assistant: Iris Furlong
Director: Monica Sims
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Pinky and Perky's Pop Parade

Presented by Jan Dalibor and Vlasta Dalibor.
Introduced from Station P.O.P. by Roger Moffat.
Last shown in March, 1960


Puppeteer: Jan Dalibor
Puppeteer: Vlasta Dalibor
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Visual sequences and script: Margaret Potter
Record selection: Marcel Stellman
Designer: Paul Bernard
Production: Trevor Hill

: Court of Mystery: 2: The Case of the 'Mary Celeste'

A closer look into some true happenings which have never been solved.

On November 7, 1872, the Mary Celeste set sail from New York bound for Genoa. One month later she was found deserted but still sailing and in good condition. What had happened to her crew?


Script: Carol Churchill
Script: John Wiles
Producer: Tony Arnold
President of the Court: Valentine Dyall
First member: Roy Purcell
Second member: Nigel Arkwright
Captain Morehouse: Alan Rolfe
Oliver Deveau: Peter Welch
John Wright: James Beck
John Johnson: Simon Merrick
Solly Flood: Stanley Platts
Captain Shufeldt: Larry Cross
Mr Fosdyke: Desmond Jordan
Mr Triggs: Philip Stone

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Suddnely It's Swing

presenting the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Tommy Watt
Featuring Josephine Stahl and The Stringset, The Tradlads, The Reedmen, The Modbods, The Brasstax.
Introduced by Steve Race.
From the North

6.20-6.50 Farming on Show: The Bath and West Show, from Bristol.


Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Tommy Watt
Singer: Josephine Stahl
Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and 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

: Here's Harry: The Medals

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver and Frank Roscoe.
A comedy series starring Harry Worth.
This week: The Medals
with Anthony Sharp, Leonard Williams, Thomas Gallagher, Totti Truman Taylor, James Mellor, Ian Keill, George Wilson, Douglas Clarke
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
Brigadier: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Leonard Williams
[Actor]: Thomas Gallagher
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor
[Actor]: James Mellor
[Actor]: Ian Keill
[Actor]: George Wilson
[Actor]: Douglas Clarke

: Drop Dead

by Elsie Syme.
Starring John Cairney
From Scotland

There's this body, suddenly arrived out of nowhere. And Johnny and Annabelle rather too close to it for comfort. They have lots of company by the time Inspector Bruce is finished.
See page 47


Writer: Elsie Syme
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: James MacTaggart
John Hawthorn: John Cairney
Annabelle Taylor: Nora Laidlaw
Inspector Bruce: Leonard Maguire
Det -Sgt Webster: Gerald Slevin
Policeman: Gino Coia
Margie Cruikshanks: Katy Wild
Denis Blair: David Garth
Steve Chalmers: Paul Kermack
William Anderson: James Grant
Charlie: Iain MacKenzie
P.C. Archibald Miller: James Copeland
Policeman: Arthur Boland
Police Official: Brian Carey

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Lisa Della Casa, Ian Wallace, Merle Park, Alirio Diaz
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Max Salpeter
Associate conductor, Marcus Dods


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Soprano: Lisa Della Casa
Singer: Ian Wallace
Dancer: Merle Park
Guitarist: Alirio Diaz
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Max Salpeter
Associate conductor: Marcus Dods
Ballet adapted for television by: Peggy van Praagh
Designer: Lionel Radford

: The News

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Commonwealth Technical Training Week

St. Paul's Cathedral
A recording of the highlights of this morning's outside broadcast.
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
TV presentation: Antony Craxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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