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: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 4: The Contemporary Town

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Going to Work: 9: Working in a Brewery

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

: People of Many Lands: Summer in Provence

A programme about the flower and fruit farms in the warm valleys and hillsides of the Cote d'Azur.
Introduced by Max Bellancourt.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Max Bellancourt
Cameraman: Jimmy Court
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
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News

: Home at One-Thirty

with Rosemary McRobert and Paul Maxwell.

Pets as Members of the Family
Stanley Dangerfield

What's Cooking?: Fried Prawns with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Ernest G. Parrott
(Recipe on page 2)

You and the Law
Changing the name and number of your house
Dudley Perkins

Fashion: Leather and Fur Outfits
Shown by Marty Batten, Margaret Lorraine, Jose Waring, Stafford Hutchinson.


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (Pets as Members of the Family): Stanley Dangerfield
Item presenter (What's Cooking?): Ernest G. Parrott
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Model (Fashion): Marty Batten
Model (Fashion): Margaret Lorraine
Model (Fashion): Jose Waring
Model (Fashion): Stafford Hutchinson
Editor: Ann Shead

: Galileo

Scenes from the play by Bertolt Brecht.
English version by Charles Laughton.
A postscript to last week's production of 'Doctor Faustus'.
Starring James Grout
for Schools


Author: Bertolt Brecht
English version by: Charles Laughton
Producer: Ronald Eyre
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Galileo: James Grout
Andrea a boy: Gregory Phillips
Mrs Sarti: Gwyneth Owen
Ludovico: Charles Kay
Curator: John Moffatt
Sagredo: Eric Thompson
Virginia: Olive Kirby
Greville Hallam: Andreaa Man
Old Churchman: John Gill
Cardinal Bellarmin: Kenneth Watson
Ballad Seller: Terence Lodge
Senators: George Ricarde
Senators: Richard Holden
Narrator: John Ringham

: 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

: Blackie

A film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Jacky is heartbroken when he is told that his pet bull-calf is to be sent to the butcher, but, as usual, Hermine helps him to find a happy solution.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.
Last shown in November, 1960


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: At Home: Dorian Williams

Peter West, with Outside Broadcast cameras, visits Pendley Manor to meet the famous show-jumping commentator, Dorian Williams, and his family.


Interviewer: Peter West
Interviewee: Dorian Williams
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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 Moira Anderson, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, The Ron Silver Quartet
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Musicians: The Ron Silver Quartet
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Singers conductor: Agnes Duncan
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand 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 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 with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Panellist: Barry Craine
Panellist: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Stewart Morris
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Here's Harry: The Plant

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver, and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Plant
Starring Harry Worth
with Leonard Williams, Vi Stevens, Geoffrey Hibbert, Gerald Andersen, Patrick Newell, Ian Keill, Pat Wallworth, Sandra Chalmers, Leslie Clark
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Leonard Williams
[Actor]: Vi Stevens
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Gerald Andersen
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: Ian Keill
[Actress]: Pat Wallworth
[Actress]: Sandra Chalmers
[Actor]: Leslie Clark

: The Escape of R.D.7: 1: Out of Hand

A serial in five episodes by Thomas Clarke.
Starring Barbara Murray
with Jennifer Wright, Ellen Pollock, Derek Waring, Roger Croucher

Dr. Anna Hastings leaves the door of her laboratory unlocked. An intruder is bitten by a laboratory animal and the project to which Anna has dedicated her career is in jeopardy.


Writer: Thomas Clarke
Producer: James Ormerod
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Agnes Evan
Music: Eric Spear
Script based on an original idea by: James Parish
Dr Anna Hastings: Barbara Murray
Peter Warner: Roger Croucher
Tucker: Eddie Malin
Waiter: John Devaut
Head Waiter: Frank Littlewood
David Cardosa: Derek Waring
Dr Mary Carter: Ellen Pollock
Mrs Warner: Joan Newell
Peggy Butler: Jennifer Wright
Barman: John Caesar
Alan Fry: Basil Beale
George Warner: Victor Platt
Cafe Proprietor: Doel Luscombe
Mackie: Nigel Arkwright
Glass: Tony Bronte
P.S. Hanley: Patrick Connor

: The News

: The End of All the Earth

Fitzroy Maclean M.P., explores an Ancient World and a Modern Idea.
The Caucasus-for centuries a region of mystery and romance, for the ancients 'the end of all the earth'. In this remote part of the Soviet Union live the Georgians-a people famous for their gaiety, their love of fighting, drinking, and making love. How are these romantic and rebellious people faring under Communist rule?
Tonight Fitzroy Maclean presents the first television report from this fascinating part of the Soviet Union.
Introduced, written, and photographed by Fitzroy Maclean.


Introduced, written, and photographed by: Fitzroy MacLean
Editor: Peter Cantor
Music: Khachaturyan
Producer: Tony Essex

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
The latest films, the stars who appear in them, and the people who make them.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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