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: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 3: Good Pay and Conditions

How the efforts of the Trade Unions and the action of governments have combined to improve working conditions.
for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 3: The First Fishes

The first vertebrates of which there is any fossil record are the fishes. In the story of evolution, the most important features they developed were lobed fins and lungs for breathing air.
for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: 3: The Vanishing Steam Train

Gregory Phillips, Michele Dotrice and Christopher Trace talk about The Vanishing Steam Train and the modern diesel locomotives.
They look at the early history of the railways and take a journey on a train in 1880. for Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Ileoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmnl
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Ileoedd Ymdrin
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Perspective: On Marriage

Joseph Brayshaw, General Secretary of the National Marriage Guidance Council,
James Hemming, Psychologist, G.R. McGregor, Social historian, give their views.
Griselda Rowntree of the Population Investigation Committee, London School of Economics, comments on some facts and figures.
Elaine Grand asks some young people what they think.
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Panellist: Joseph Brayshaw
Panellist: James Hemming
Panellist: G. R. McGregor
Speaker: Griselda Rowntree
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

: Hank: Train Robber

A new adventure of the old-timer and his horse Silver King.

Introduced by Francis Coudrill who made the film.


Presenter/filmmaker: Francis Coudrill

: Tenderfoot: Man from Medora

Starring Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster the young cowboy adventurer who is also a student of the law.

Tom forms a surprising friendship with a young Harvard man determined to help the cattlemen of the Dakotas. His name - Theodore Roosevelt.
Last shown in February


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and IQ questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: 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: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Adventure: Sledge Survey

The first of a new series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

A week in the life of a Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey team working among the glaciers and snow-fields on the rim of the Antarctic continent.


Cameraman: George Edwards
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series Editor: David Attenborough

: You Can't Win: 1: Greater Than Fear

A series of six crime stories by Berkely Mather.
Starring Michael Aldridge, Edward Woodward, Gene Anderson

Even a bank manager can have something in his past he regrets, and when the past becomes very much present, finds himself in an awkward situation.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Script associate: Thomas Clarke
Producer: Alan Bridges
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Paul Hayward: Edward Woodward
Mr Henley: Edward Harvey
Charles: Clifford Elkin
Miss Brady: Rowena Torrance
Mr Parkinson: Michael Aldridge
Calder: John Moore
Ethel Hayward: Constance Wake
Receptionist: Gillian Raine
Leida: Gene Anderson
Waiter: David Grahame
Police Sergeant: Donald Tandy
Inspector Collicombe: Lloyd Lamble
Bank Guard: Henry Rayner

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Dick Emery
endorsed by Benny Lee, Frank Thornton, Bob Todd, Leon Thau, Bruce Lacey, Alec Bregonzi, Vi Stevens, Roger Maxwell, Sheree Winton, Janette Rowsell.
The Square Seven directed by Ron Grainer
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: The Square Seven
The Square Seven directed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: G. B. Lupino
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Benny Lee
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Bruce Lacey
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Vi Stevens
[Actor]: Roger Maxwell
[Actress]: Sheree Winton
[Actress]: Janette Rowsell

: The News

: Ed and Frank

Denis Mitchell takes his camera to meet two very different Americans.
See page 38


Producer: Denis Mitchell
Photographed by: Dale Sharkey
Photographed by: Gus Papajohn
Editor: Mac Errington

: Horse of the Year Show: Evening News Cup

Outside Broadcasts present the final stages of this international knock-out competition. The competitors, drawn in pairs, jump a course of not more than eight fences. If both have equal faults, the faster is the winner. The winner of each pair goes forward into the next round until the competition is completed.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: The Labour Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the fourth day.
From the special BBC television studio in the Headquarters Hotel of the Conference in Blackpool with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: Robert Kee
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Road Works Report and Close Down

: Yr Hen A Wyr

Orig yng nghwmnl gwtr a mercheA o wahanol rannau o Gymru ar acbiyeur Wythnos Henoed Cymru 1961
Welsh programme for Old People's Week 1961.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.43)

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