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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 8: Romney Marsh

The work of Man and Nature in the reclamation of land from the sea.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.35 a.m. and Thursday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 10.25)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Your World: 4: Marriage

Discussion programme.
for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost

A visit to the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park.
In the studio: Ursula Moreton, Keith Martin, Avril Bergengren
BBC programme for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Ursula Moreton
Presenter: Keith Martin
Presenter: Avril Bergengren
Film Cameraman: Jimmy Court
Film Editor: John Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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 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

: Film and Film Makers: 8: The Scope of the Cinema

This programme, the last of the series, shows how the cinema can encompass any aspect of human experience.
Introduced by Stanley Reed of the British Film Institute.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 14.30)


Presenter: Stanley Reed
Film Editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Newington

: The Sleeping Beauty

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
The famous story of the princess who fell into an enchanted sleep for a hundred years.
Last shown in August 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: Rubovia: Something in the Air

Another legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film
First shown in January 1961


Writer/Director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: Michael Logan
Music: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Railway Boy

A film from Japan.
A young Japanese boy describes how he is learning to become an engine-driver on the section of the railway line which runs near the famous mountain, Fuji Yama.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in May, 1960


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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: Ornamental garden screen; Garden lighting and heating Barbecue


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Cy Grant

with The Bill Le Sage Group and Jeremy Lubbock (piano).


Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Musicians: The Bill Le Sage Group
Pianist: Jeremy Lubbock
Presented by: Travers Thorneloe

: The Adventures of Hiram Holliday: Amontillado

A film comedy series starring Wally Cox.

Hiram is accused of attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister of France. With the aid of hypnotism, ju-jutsu, and his umbrella, Hiram sets out to find the real culprits.


Hiram Holliday: Wally Cox

: Headline News

: Heart of a Woman

A film drama starring Michael Wilding and Merle Oberon.

Based upon Noel Coward's 'Cavalcade', this is the story of an English family during the momentous years that followed the death of Queen Victoria.


Director: Lewis Allen
Based on 'Cavalcade' by: Noel Coward
Jane Marryot: Merle Oberon
Robert Marryot: Michael Wilding

: Walk a Crooked Mile: Episode 1

A thriller serial in six episodes by Lindsay Hardy.
Starring Raymond Huntley, Anthony Newlands
with Philip Bond, David Langton and Doreen Aris

Life is far from dull if you're working for film producer Adrian Charles. But when mystery followed by murder intrudes on the world of make-believe, life becomes much too exciting for film star Gordon Cheviot.


Writer: Lindsay Hardy
Producer: David E. Rose
Music composed by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Gordon Cheviot: Anthony Newlands
Arthur Boone: Patrick Newell
Adrian Charles: Raymond Huntley
Commander Anthony Gardiner: David Langton
Arnold Hedges: Geoffrey Chater
Fergus Ryder: Philip Bond
Miss Walker: Eve Eden
Gillian: Doreen Aris
Georgie: Victor Baring
Bruno: Peter Thomas
Blonde: Gwendolyn Watts
Mrs Gully: Dandy Nichols

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
Edward Moult, Sheila Young, A. J. Campbell
Reginald Webster, Elizabeth Main, Arthur Maddocks
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: Reginald Webster
Panellist: Elizabeth Main
Panellist: Arthur Maddocks
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: It Happened to Me

says Alfred Owen to James Buchan
The story of a factory owner who became both a Christian and a millionaire!
Film sequences by The BBC Film Unit, Scotland
See page 27


Interviewee: Alfred Owen
Interviewer: James Buchan
Outside broadcast sequences directed by: Charles Clifford
Film Editor: James Mearns
Director: Gordon MacKay
Producer: James Buchan

: The Cinema Today: Committed Camera

Introduced by Neil Morris.
A director is 'committed' as soon as he sets up his camera. In the angle he chooses, in his placing of the action before the camera, in his final cutting of the shot film; he cannot fail to reveal his attitude to his subject.
Illustrations include:
"Olympische Spiele"
Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
"Seven Samurai"
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
"Los Olvidados"
Directed by Luis Bunuel
"Ashes and Diamonds"
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
"Odds Against Tomorrow"
Directed by Robert Wise


Presenter: Neil Morris
Production: Victor Poole

: Late Night News

: The Weather

: Dwyn Mae Cof

i John O. John
A Welsh programme of reminiscences by John O. John.
(Crystal Palace, Brighton)


Presenter: John O. John

: Liberal Party

(Sound only)

Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
See above
(Crystal Palace, Brighton)

: Close Down

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