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: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 2: The Georgian Town

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Going to Work: 7: Royal Air Force-Radar Mechanic

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

: People of Many Lands: The Island of Gozo

The island of Gozo, whose people are mostly farmers and fishermen, is the lesser-known and rarely visited sister island of Malta.
Filmed and introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter/filmmaker/producer: Tim Slessor
Film editor: John Walker

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau 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: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Home at One-Thirty

with Rosemary McRobert and Paul Maxwell.

Two Million Stray Cats
Kit Wilson discusses the problem with a veterinary surgeon.

You and the Law
When is a citizen entitled to Legal Aid?
Dudley Perkins

What's Cooking: Hollywood Chicken
H. L. Cracknell, Lecturer in Cookery at Battersea College of Technology.
Recipe on page 8

Four lounging outfits shown by Marty Batten, Stafford Hutchinson, Margaret Lorraine, Jose Waring.


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (Two Million Stray Cats): Kit Wilson
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Cook (What's Cooking): H. L. Cracknell
Model (Fashion): Marty Batten
Model (Fashion): Stafford Hutchinson
Model (Fashion): Margaret Lorraine
Model (Fashion): Jose Waring
Editor: Ann Shead

: Doctor Faustus: Part 1

by Christopher Marlowe.
Starring Alan Dobie, James Maxwell


Author: Christopher Marlowe
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Chorus spoken by: John Ringham
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Doctor Faustus: Alan Dobie
Mephistophilis: James Maxwell
Wagner: Patrick Godfrey
Cornelius: James Grout
Valdes: Terence Lodge
First Scholar: Greville Hallam
Second Scholar: Adrian Brine
Lucifer: Patrick O'Connell

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

BBC film
(to 14.50)

: The Island of Birds

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Exploring among the old wrecks and blockhouses scattered along the shore, Hermine and Jacky discover what they think is a smugglers' hide-out. Things begin to look serious for Jacky when his curiosity gets the better of him.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.
Last shown in November 1960


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Poncho

A cartoon film.
How a little boy tamed a wild bull and won the biggest hat in Mexico.

: Out of Doors

Ian Mercer introduces
Tony Soper to Sally the friendly Dorset seal

Birds at Hayle Estuary
Television cameras go bird-watching again.

Club Room with Leslie Jackman

From the West


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Presenter: Tony Soper
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Film editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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:
James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers
Ian Powrie and his Band
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
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, 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

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing.
Introduced by Jack Jackson with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Presenter: Jack Jackson
Panellist: Barry Craine
Panellist: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Max Harris
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: French with Tears

Starring Charlie Drake
with Mark Singleton, Stuart Saunders, Frank Hawkins, Michael Henry, Louis Hasfar.


Script: Charlie Drake
Script: Richard Waring
Incidental music written and orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Charlie: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Stuart Saunders
[Actor]: Frank Hawkins
[Actor]: Michael Henry
[Actor]: Louis Hasfar

: A for Andromeda: 6: The Face of the Tiger

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

The computer built by Fleming, from a design received in a message from space, begins to show its power. In spite of Fleming's warnings, Professor Dawnay continues to use it for her experiment in the synthesis of life. The final result of the experiment is a human baby, which is christened Andromeda and which grows up to show a startling resemblance to the dead Christine. She is clearly in mental communication with the computer. When the international situation becomes desperate, the Prime Minister turns to Andromeda and the computer for help.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Fred Hoyle
Writer: John Elliot
Producer: Michael Hayes
Producer/Designer: Norman James
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Agnes Evan
The Prime Minister: Maurice Hedley
Minister of Defence: David King
Newsreader: Peter King
Professor Reinhart: Esmond Knight
General Vandenberg: Donald Stewart
Doctor Geers: Geoffrey Lewis
Professor Dawnay: Mary Morris
Doctor Hunter: Peter Ducrow
John Fleming: Peter Halliday
Judy Adamson: Patricia Kneale
Andromeda: Julie Christie
Harvey: John Murray-Scott
Clutom-Danvers: Kenneth Wynne
BBC Interviewer: Forster Norris
Minister of Science: Ernest Hare
Kaufman: John Hollis
Egon: Peter Henchie
Sentry: Barry Jackson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: An American love affair 3 April 2016

: The News

: BBC Television Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner

in the Grocers' Hall, London.
The Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan, M.P. proposes the toast of The BBC's Television Service.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: John Vernon

: The Bomb Makers

A report by Alan Whicker on the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory-birthplace of the atom and hydrogen bombs, for years the most secret place in all America. Tonight you can pass through the security fence round Los Alamos, see some of the experiments going on inside, and meet the men who made the Bomb.


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Alan Jonas
Sound recordist: Dave Ziegler
Director: Michael Tuchner
Producer: Alasdair Milne
Producer: Tony Essex

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
A programme about the latest films, the stars: who appear in them, and the people who make them.
In this edition:
Scenes from
The Devil at Four O'Clock starring Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra
Paris Blues starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Sidney Poitier
Ada starring Susan Hayward and Dean Martin
On Friday at Eleven with Rod Steiger and Nadja Tiller
Films by courtesy of Columbia, United Artists, M.G.M., and British Lion


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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