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: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 8: The People's Queen

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 8: The Age of Man

for Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Roman Britain: A Roman Town

The tiny village of Silchester is the site of the once nourishing Roman town Calleva Atrebatum.
How do we know this?; Who were the people who lived there? The programme shows the town about A.D. 200.
Introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: 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

: Perspective: Fighting for Free Time

Are you a wife sunk in domestic chores, or a husband who has become a 'do it yourself' martyr?
Do you feel guilty when you take time off, or try to justify your existence by keeping busy? Problems of free time are tackled by enterprising individuals including
Florence Turner, J. B. Boothroyd, Barry Bucknell, John Dabome, Walter James and Women of Canonbury Square, London and Newton Aycliffe, Durham.
Interviewers, Anne Kerr, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: J. B. Boothroyd
Interviewee: Barry Bucknell
Interviewee: John Dabome
Interviewee: Walter James
Interviewer: Anne Kerr
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Paul Mitchell

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Hank: About the World in Half a Day

A new adventure of the old-timer and his horse, Silver King.
Introduced by Francis Coudrill who made the film.


Presenter/filmmaker: Francis Coudrill

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guest star, Billy Fury
and Double or Drop
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singer: Billy Fury
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Dick Vosburgh
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and IQ questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Adventure: The Shrines of China

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers, on their expeditions throughout the world.

A film of a journey from Pekin to the borders of Tibet made by the distinguished French explorer Dr. Andre Migot to visit the caves, temples, and mountains sacred to the many religions of China.


Narrator/series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Dr. Andre Migot
Film editor: Ted Walter
Presented by: Brenda Horsfield

: The Seven Faces of Jim: No. 1: The Face of Devotion

A new series starring Jimmy Edwards and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Co-starring Alfred Marks
and featuring June Whitfield, Victor Silvester


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert
Jim: Jimmy Edwards
[Actor]: Alfred Marks
Wife: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Victor Silvester

: Jack and Knaves: 1: The Master Mind

by Colin Morris.
Four stories concerning the lighter side of C.I.D. work in the north of England.
[Starring] John Barrie

A young man bails an old burglar to assist him in a brilliantly planned robbery. The job is 'cased', prepared, and executed perfectly: it's the proceeds which present problems.


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Script associate: William Prendergast
Film cameraman: Kenneth Higgins
Film editor: John Nash
Designer: Roy Oxley
Det. Sgt. Tom Hitchin: John Barrie

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: David Rose 17 February 2017

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Midland Counties A.B.A. v. Northern Counties (North-West Division) A.B.A.

Direct from Birmingham.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Reg Perrin

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint

A filmed investigation of church and community life in The Quantock Hills, Somerset.
Commentator: John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide
Sound recordist: Howard Smith of the West of England Film Unit


Commentator: John Thompson
Cameraman: George Shears
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Film editor: David Painter
Directed and produced by: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Road Works Report and Close Down

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