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: People of Many Lands: Hunza

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

: St. Patrick's Day

or The Scheming Lieutenant
by R. B. Sheridan.
with John Woodvine and Constance Lorne
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)


Author: R. B. Sheridan
Lieutenant: John Woodvine
Mrs Credulous: Constance Lorne

: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 4: Freedom from Pain

Not only has medical knowledge increased rapidly in the past hundred years-it has become freely available to all.
Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 12.00)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Ednych air y byd and betthau
Owrdd a phobl
Ymweld â
Meoedd Ymdrin , a phymciau yng nghwmnl OWEN EDWARDS Rhaglen ddjyddiol dam ofal NAN DAVIES , IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Meoedd Ymdrin
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Rees Jack Wlu.

: Lunchtime News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany introduced by David Jacobs.

Alan Sillitoe

Lady Munnings and her singing dog, Toby

A poet's-eye view of a Saturday streetmarket.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Alan Sillitoe
Guest: Lady Munnings
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 4: Colonisation of the Land

By Carboniferous times the land was already clothed with tree-ferns, giant horsetails, and many other trees not known today. In these ancient coal forests the descendants of the fishes, the early amphibians, were now colonising the land.
Introduced by Professor W. S. Bullough.
for Schools
First shown in February 1960
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
While Roderick the Rat is away visiting his uncle, the Hamster encounters a stranger in the wild-wood and proves himself to be the bravest of the animals along the riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in July 1960


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Men in Space: Shadows on the Moon

A series of film stories about imaginary space adventures.

Is there something living on the moon? Evidence seems to indicate this, but Colonel McCauley has his doubts.

: Horse of the Year Show

A recording of the final event in the Pony Club Mounted Games Championship held at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, last Saturday.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South, and Weather

: World Zoos: Rome

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to one of Europe's foremost zoos which this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
Presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Italian Television Service
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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

: Frontier Circus: Depths of Fear

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontiers of the West.
A new film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel
with Guest stars Aldo Ray and James Gregory
See foot of page


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Toby Mills: Aldo Ray
Jacob Carno: James Gregory

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Action - News - Personalities

A preview of the Ryder Cup match between Great Britain and the U.S.A. which begins at Lytham St. Annes on Friday.

Water Ski-ing
Film of some of our champion water skiers in action at the Princes Club.

Motor Racing
A report from Watkins Glen on the American Grand Prix.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: Flower of Evil: 1: The Treasure of the Lake

A new weekly thriller in six parts by Ted Willis and Edward J. Mason.
Starring William Lucas, Betty McDowall
See page 39


Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Donald Horne
Film sequences directed by: Robin Nash
Film cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Judge: Ronald Ibbs
Quinton: Bill Burridge
Det-Insp Mitchell: William Lucas
Ann Mitchell: Betty McDowall
Chick Moore: David Davies
Dr Mylanos: Anthony Newlands
Erika: Patricia Haines
Supt Stabler: Jerold Wells
Airport Official: Frederick Corke
Stewardess: Carole Brett
Stewardess at Salzburg: Rona Leigh
Customs Officer: Denis Thorne
Otto Schneider: Aubrey Morris
Waitress: Ann Windsor
Greta Lessing: Felicity Young
Voelckers: Marghall Jones
Kramer: Lane Meddick

: The News

: Quicker than the Eye

The Magic Circle Festival 1961 direct from the Scala Theatre, London.
Artists appearing in this excerpt:
Maldino, Supreme in Continental magic
Johnny Hart, 'Young Magician of the Year'
Yasmin, Fabulous and exotic fire-eater
Robert Harbin, One of the world's greatest illusionists
Compere, Felix Bowness
Francis White, President of the Magic Circle introduces the programme.


Magician: Maldino
Magician: Johnny Hart
Fire-eater: Yasmin
Illusionist: Robert Harbin
Compere: Felix Bowness
Musical director: Jack Walker
Presenter: Francis White
Produced for television by: Dennis Monger

: Threesome Reel

A selection of cartoons from Yugoslavia which take a refreshingly unusual view of a photographer's studio, the decline of the steam engine, and the effects of a mouth-organ.
1: At the Photographer's; 2: The Small Train; 3: The Mouth-organ

10.16-10.46 View-of South and West


Presented by (Threesome Reel): Gordon Smith

: The Conservative Party Conference

Kenneth Harris and Robert Kee report on the first day.
From the special BBC television studio in the Conference Hall in Brighton with recordings made during the day.


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

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

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