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: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 2: Freedom from Hunger

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 2: Records in the Rocks

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: 2: The Vanishing Horse

Gregory Phillips, Michele Dotrice, and Christopher Trace talk about things which were once very common sights and are now hard to find.

A visit to Mr. Holmes, the blacksmith, near Ludlow in Shropshire, and an adventure in one of the first motor cars to appear on English roads at the turn of the century.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: Michael Johns
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Schoolboy: Gregory Phillips
Schoolgirl: Michele Dotrice
Also taking part: Norman Shelley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd A phobl
Ymw-eld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARD. 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.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Show Train

All Aboard with Driver, Alex Macintosh
Fireman, Charlie Chimp
featuring George Chisholm and his Jazzers, Carol Deene, Daisy May and Company assisted by Saveen, Edwin Braden and The Shunters.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Musicians: George Chisholm and his Jazzers
Singer: Carol Deene
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Musicians: Edwin Braden and the Shunters
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Pen Pals

A film from Bergen, Norway.
In a letter to a pen pal in England, Dag, a Norwegian boy, describes his native city.
Spoken by David Lott.


Directed and photographed by: Charles de Jaeger
Narrator: David Lott
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Swing High

Continuous music in the modern manner by the Welsh Dance Orchestra.
Presented by Allan Wood
With John Leyton, Eve Adams, Locke, Stock, and Barrell
(BBC Recording)


Musicians: The Welsh Dance Orchestra
Presented by (The Welsh Dance Orchestra): Allan Wood
Singer: John Leyton
Singer: Eve Adams
Performers: Locke, Stock, and Barrell
Musical Director: Leonard Morris
Designer: Alan Taylor
Director: Jack Williams
Producer: Brian Evans

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall and 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: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Off the Cuff

An informal lighthearted entertainment in which Malcolm Mitchell introduces a special guest star and Anne Nimmons and another off-beat interview.
Malcolm Mitchell is accompanied by his Double Trio


Presenter: Malcolm Mitchell
Singer: Anne Nimmons
Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell and his Double Trio
Musical associate: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: The Jack Benny Show: The Detective

A film comedy series starring Jack Benny
with Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Jack decides to produce a television crime programme, and presents his own version taken from the files of the New York Police Department-starring Captain Benny and Sergeant O'Day.


Captain Benny: Jack Benny
Himself: Don Wilson
Sergeant O'Day: Dennis Day

: Tito Gobbi Introduces...

A programme in which the world-famous baritone sings arias from his best known roles and invites as his guests Sir Malcolm Sargent, Paul Rogers, Carla Fracci, Yoko Kono
Marcus Dods conducting the Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Max Salpeter
(Tito Gobbi appears by arrangement with the Administrator, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
See page 47


Presenter/Singer: Tito Gobbi
Guest: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Guest: Paul Rogers
Guest: Carla Fracci
Guest: Yoko Kono
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Afternoon in River Walk

by Leonard Hale.
Starring Andre Morell

Two benches in a North London Park - on one of them the old Mr. Gilliat, with his stream of reminiscences; on the other, young Ken and Annie plan their future together. For their life still holds all the possibilities it once had for Mr. Gilliat, and gradually a strange link develops between them.
From the Midlands
See page 47


Writer: Leonard Hale
Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Charles Carroll
Mr Gilliat: Andre Morell
Man: Alan Tilvern
Annie: Valerie Bell
Ken: Roy Spencer
Chauffeur: Burt Kwouk
Park Attendant: Toke Townley

: The News

: The Brains Trust

See panel
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust' [address removed]
A sound recording of this programme can be heard in the Home Service on Sunday at 4.16 (not Welsh)

: Late Night News

: Association Football: World Cup: England v. Luxembourg

Kenneth Wolstenholme reports on this evening's match at Highbury.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

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