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: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 1: The Medieval Town

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Going to Work: 6: Restaurants and Hotels

BBC programme for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: People of Many Lands: Singapore Farmer

A day in the life of a Malayan Chinese family who, on their tiny vegetable plots, farm some of the world's most intensively cultivated land.
Introduced by Tony Beamish who with Dr. Ivan Polunin, also filmed the programme.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter/filmmaker: Tony Beamish
Filmmaker: Dr. Ivan Polunin
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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 Owen Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Home at One-Thirty

with Rosemary McRobert and Paul Maxwell.

You and the Law: Noise and the Neighbours
Dudley Perkins

New Designs in Portable Heating

Collision Mats
Ways of protecting walls from finger-marks.
John Reid

Preventing Fire in the Home

Fashion in Fabrics
Shown by Marty Batten, Margaret Lorraine, Sandra Russell, Jose Waring.


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Item presenter (Collision Mats): John Reid
Model (Fashion in Fabrics): Marty Batten
Model (Fashion in Fabrics): Margaret Lorraine
Model (Fashion in Fabrics): Sandra Russell
Model (Fashion in Fabrics): Jose Waring
Editor: Ann Shead

: Laughter

Many people never bother to think why they laugh. At best, it seems a form of light relief; at worst, a waste of time.
David Jones suggests reasons why laughter deserves a better reputation.
for Schools
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.5 a.m


Presenter: David Jones
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Michael Simpson

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 14.50)


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

: Robinson

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Inspired by the story of Robinson Crusoe, Jacky and Hermine set sail with a dog, a monkey, and a parrot to find a desert island.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.
Last shown in October 1960


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Plapp

A seabird who had an unlucky start in life was rescued by a reluctant fisherman, but soon learned the easy way to independence. This film story, which has been shown before, was made on and around the island of St. Martin's, in the Isles of Scilly.
Storyteller, Johnny Morris
From the West


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Music composed by: Kenneth Savidge
[Music] played by: Alfred Edwards
[Music] played by: Jeanne Chevreau
Film editor: Paul Khan
Photographed and directed by: Tony Soper

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: The White Heather Club

Your Host, Andy Stewart introduces Sally Logan, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael,
The Ron Silver Quartet
Aeolian Singers
Conductor, Anne Wiseman
The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Sally Logan
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Musicians: The Ron Silver Quartet
Singers: Aeolian Singers
[Singers] conductor: Anne Wiseman
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing.
Introduced by Jack Jackson with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.
Devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman by arrangement with Maurice Winnick


Presenter: Jack Jackson
Panellist: Barry Craine
Panellist: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Additional material and research: Trevor Peacock
Additional material and research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Stewart Morris
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: The Charlie Drake Show: Of Mouse and Man

Starring Charlie Drake, Jack Watling, Elvi Hale


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: Richard Waring
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Charlie: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Jack Watling
[Actress]: Elvi Hale

: A for Andromeda: Episode 5: The Murderer

A science-fiction thriller in seven episodes by Fred Hoyle and John Elliot.
Starring Esmond Knight and Mary Morris with Peter Halliday, Patricia Kneale and Noel Johnson and introducing Julie Christie

With the help of a computer designed from a message from outer space, Professor Dawnay succeeds in making and keeping alive a synthesised creature, and even makes it grow. The computer achieves a haphazard and unsatisfactory communication with the creature. Against his better judgment, Fleming, who built the computer, suggests arranging a direct electrical supply between it and the machine. Even this is not entirely satisfactory, and the computer, in an attempt to extend its knowledge of humanity, compels Christine, one of Professor Dawnay's assistants, to take hold of the exposed terminals, and kills her.


Writer: Fred Hoyle
Writer: John Elliot
Producer: Michael Hayes
Producer/designer: Norman James
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Agnes Evan
Professor Reinhart: Esmond Knight
Professor Dawnay: Mary Morris
Judy Adamson: Patricia Kneale
John Fleming: Peter Halliday
Doctor Geers: Geoffrey Lewis
Doctor Hunter: Peter Ducrow
Fitter: Timothy Harley
J.M. Osborne: Noel Johnson
General Vandenberg: Donald Stewart
Secretary to Osborne: Brenda Peters
Kaufmann: John Hollis
The Prime Minister: Maurice Hedley
Andromeda: Julie Christie
Teacher: Richard Mayes
Harvey: John Murray-Scott
Minister of Defence: David King
Minister of Science: Ernest Hare
Private Secretary: Nigel Clayton

: The News

: Television and the World

A journey through five continents and an impression of the impact of television on peoples of different civilisations.
Written and produced by Richard Cawston.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders.


Writer/Producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Photographed by: Kenneth Westbury
Sound: Michael Colomb
Sound: Robert Saunders

: Light and Shade

A mosaic of songs sung by Viera accompanied by Chio Laval (guitar), Ike Isaacs (guitar), Benny Greenwood (clarinet), Joe Muddell (bass), John Blanchard (drums).


Singer: Viera
Guitarist: Chio Laval
Guitarist: Ike Isaacs
Clarinetist: Benny Greenwood
Bass: Joe Muddell
Drummer: John Blanchard
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Producer: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

: Papur Yfory

ar eich sgrin heno Newyddiiadurwyr Caerdydd yn dangos i Alun Williams ac Alan Protheroe sut y cyhoeddir y Western Mail
How tomorrow's paper is published.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.48)

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