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: Signpost: The Life of a Sheepdog

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the News
for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Fuels and Burning

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: 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)

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Taking a Pub

Kenneth Horne looks at one of the Englishman's most cherished ambitions and introduces opinions from people on both sides of the bar including Ronald Shiner,
Major Bill Hartley, Don McCullin.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Guest: Ronald Shiner
Guest: Major Bill Hartley
Guest: Don McCullin
Producer: Monica Sims

: Mathematics and Life: Larger and Smaller

Introduced by Brian Dent.
for Schools
First shown on Monday


Presenter: Brian Dent

: Interval

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Autumn Meeting.
2.45: The Becher Steeplechase for five-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles and about 5 furlongs of the Grand National course

3.15: The Liverpool Autumn Cup (Handicap) for three-year-olds and upwards Over 1 mile, 2 furlongs, and 170 yards

3.45: The Duchy Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over 1 mile, 6 furlongs

Race commentator, Peter O'Sullevan with Peter Montague-Evans out in the country and Clive Graham by the Parade Ring.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Denis Monger
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Little Laura

A film series written and drawn by V. H. Drummond.
Laura is a little girl who lives in a big city. In today's story she finds a new friend-in a ditty bag.
Last shown in November 1960


Writer/artist: V. H. Drummond
Narration: Penelope Drummond
Music written and played by: Madeleine Dring
Director: Oliver Postgate

: Wells Fargo: The Barefoot Bandit

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson
(Last shown in June)


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Junior Sportsview: Show Jumping

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.

Learn with the experts David Broome, Olympic Bronze Medallist, 1960 and Dorian Williams.
Outside Broadcast cameras visit a riding school at Tring, Hertfordshire, where young riders learn how to groom and train their horses.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Item presenter: David Broome
Item presenter: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Production team: Alec Weeks
Production team: Alan Hart
Programme editor: Ronnie Noble

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's BBC Television Guide
Conserving heat in the home.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Gardening Club

with Percy Thrower.
Saving runner beans for planting next year; Making a compose heap; Digging blanched celery; Winter-flowering plants in the greenhouse and home
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: The Dying Plains of Africa: Part 3: National Parks

What do the famous game reserves of East Africa look like? How far are they helping to protect great animals like the elephant, lion and rhinoceros?
Mervyn Cowie Director of Kenya's Royal National Parks puts the case.
An Armand Denis production
From the West
See page 58


Presenter: Mervyn Cowie
Producer: Armand Denis

: Dr. Kildare: Shining Image

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest star, Suzanne Pleshette


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Julie Lawler: Suzanne Pleshette

: The Rag Trade

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock
with Ann Beach, Barbara Windsor, Toni Palmer, Judy Carne, Rita Smythe and featuring Bernard Hunter.


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
Brenda: Ann Beach
Gloria: Barbara Windsor
[Actress]: Toni Palmer
[Actress]: Judy Carne
Rita: Rita Smythe
[Actor]: Bernard Hunter

: The News

: Anna Karenina

A play based on Tolstoy's novel by Marcelle-Maurette.
Translated by E. J. King Bull.
Adapted for television by Donald Bull.
Russia, 1880: Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vronsky's estate in the country.


Writer: Marcelle-Maurette
Translated by: E. J. King Bull
Adapted for television by: Donald Bull
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Film cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film editor: James Colina
Costumes: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervisor: Tommy Manderson
Lighting supervisor: J.C. Richardson
Dance arranger: Maria Fay
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Anna Karenina: Claire Bloom
Count Alexis Vronsky, Colonel of the Imperial Horse Guards: Sean Connery
Stiva Prince Oblonsky Anna's brother: Jack Watling
Countess Vronsky: Valerie Taylor
Dolly, Stiva's wife: Daphne Anderson
Kitty, her sister: June Thorburn
Korsunsky: Frank Williams
Alexis Karenin: Albert Lieven
Cord, an English trainer: John Barratt
Officers of the Horse Guards: Makhotin: Alan Tilvern
Officers of the Horse Guards: Yashvin: David Lander
Prince Tverskoy: Robert Percival
Betsy, Princess Tverskoy: Patricia Laffan
The Grand Duke: Campbell Cotts
Countess Lydia: Elaine Inescort
Princess Miagki: Alice Esmie-Bell
General Prince Serpoukhovskoi: Derek Aylward
Sergei, Anna's son: Bobby Caetano
Nana, his nurse: Enid Lindsey
Annushka, Anna's maid: Laurie Leigh
Tania, a servant girl: Frances Cohen
Misha, Vronsky's valet: Sidney Vivian
Stationmaster: Gertan Klauber
Matvey Stiva's majordomo: Graham Leaman
Korney, Karenin's butler: Arthur Ridley
First lady: Elaine Laniado
Second lady: Joy Skelton
Opera attendant: Peter Augustine
Priest: Endre Muller
Server: Peter Rutter

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Classically Russian 31 January 2016

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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