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: People of Many Lands: Singapore Farmer

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

: Laughter

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)

: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 6: John Smith M.P.

The cloth cap arrives at Westminster.

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
(to 12.00)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'l bethau
Owrdd a phobl
Ymwe.ld a lleoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng ngliwmni Owen Edwards
Rhag-len ddyddtiol 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

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including
Baroness Summerskill of Kenwood
Johnny Morris
Three Homeless Animals


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Baroness Summerskill
Guest: Johnny Morris
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 6: Death of the Reptiles

While the reptiles were still at their most numerous, two completely new groups of vertebrates were developing. One group grew feathers instead of scales, and became birds; the other developed into mammals.
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
(to 14.45)


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

: Morning Star

A Russian ballet film.
A Prinoe of the steppes is bewitched by a fatal enchantress but is saved by the love of a peasant girl, Morning Star.
Danced by the Khirgiz Statz Opera Company


Dancers: The Khirgiz Statz Opera Company

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: Budapest

Introduced by James Fisher.
Many of the domestic animals of Hungary are dying out. This zoo specialises in their preservation and in breeding young animals from other parts of the world.
Filmed by the Hungarian Television Service
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Cameraman: Gyula Miselay
Film editor: Bob Higgins
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 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

: Frontier Circus: The Smallest Target

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontier of the West.
A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel

with Guest stars Barbara Rush, Brian Keith


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Karina Andrews: Elizabeth Montgomery
Bonnie Stevens: Barbara Rush
Dan Osborne: Brian Keith

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

World Championship Boxing: John Caldwell (Belfast) v. Alphonse Halimi (France)
An edited report of last night's fight at Wembley for the Bantamweight Championship of the World.

Football: Feyenoord v. Tottenham Hotspur
News from tonight's European Cup match in Rotterdam.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: John Caldwell
Boxer: Alphonse Halimi
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: Flower of Evil: 4: Death Warrants for Six

A new weekly thriller in six parts by Ted Willis and Edward J. Mason.
Starring William Lucas and Betty McDowall with Anthony Newlands, Meredith Edwards, David Davies

On holiday in Austria, Detective-Inspector Mitchell and his wife Ann become involved in a murder Case. Assisting Inspector Weidig of the Austrian police, investigations lead Mitch to a mysterious organisation at a nearby health and nature camp run by Dr. Mylanos.


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
Chick Moore: David Davies
Erika: Patricia Haines
Voelckers: Marshall Jones
Kramer: Lane Meddick
Det-Inspector Mitchell: William Lucas
Bezirkinspektor Weidig: Meredith Edwards
Wachtemeister Renz: Howard Pays
Policeman: James Beck
Ann Mitchell: Betty McDowall
Langley: Edward Harvey
Otto: Aubrey Morris
Dr Mylanos: Anthony Newlands
Supt Stabler: Jerold Wells
Lutz: Bruno Barnabe
Vinden: Paul Ferris
Wulf: David Jackson
Heinrich: John Quarmby

: The News

: Scrapbook for 1936

The pictures and sounds of the day arranged to recall the events and mood of a memorable year.
Additional commentary spoken by Dudley Rolph with the recorded voices of
Sir Frank Whittle K.B.E., C.B., F.R.S.: 'By the end of 1936 I was confident I had the answer... the first jet engine'.
Leslie Thomas: 'For the League of Nations 1936 was the crucial testing point'.
Jessie Matthews: 'It was boom, time in the British cinema. British musicals were at their peak'.
Frank Owen: 'In Fleet Street we knew of the King's friendship with an American lady but we regarded it entirely as his private life'.
C. Day Lewis: 'To my generation in Europe the Spanish Civil War was the turning point of our lives'.
BBC Film Unit
See page 43


Narrator: Stephen Murray
Additional commentary spoken by: Dudley Rolph
Speaker: Sir Frank Whittle
Speaker: Leslie Thomas
Speaker: Jessie Matthews
Speaker: Frank Owen
Speaker: C. Day Lewis
Research Assistant: Barbara Vesey Brown
Research Assistant: Patricia Meehan
Script and Research: Leslie Baily
Produced and edited by: Geoffrey Baines

: Sportsview Special

Features edited reports on tonight's two big football matches.
Scottish League v. Italian League
at Hampden Park.
Feyenoord v. Tottenham Hotspur
in the European Cup
From Rotterdam.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit

10.10-10.40 View of the South and West
10.40-11.10 Sportsview Special from London


Commentator (Scottish League v. Italian League): George Davidson
Television presentation (Scottish League v. Italian League): Bill Stevenson
Commentator (Feyenoord v. Tottenham Hotspur): Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Late Night News

: Viewpoint

presents a filmed interview with C. H. Dodd the distinguished biblical theologian, who was recently made a Companion of Honour to mark his work as General Director of the New English Bible.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide.
Last shown in July


Interviewee: C. H. Dodd
Presenter: John Thompson
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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