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: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 9: Wider Horizons

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 9: Evolution Today

for Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Roman Britain: A Roman Villa

In A.D. 410 most wealthy Britons lived like Romans. Today's programme shows a family at their country villa, secure and prosperous. How long would this prosperity last?
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 behhau
Cwrdd â phobl
Ymweld â lleoedd Ymdrin 4 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 on Breakdown in Marriage

A Minister of religion, A lawyer, A social historian, A probation officer contribute to a discussion on divorce and separation with personal stories from individuals who have lived through these situations.
Interviewers: Elaine Grand, Kenneth Kendall, Freddy Bloom
Compère, Leonard Maguire


Panellist: A Minister of religion [name uncredited]
Panellist: A lawyer [name uncredited]
Panellist: A social historian [name uncredited]
Panellist: A probation officer [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Interviewer: Freddy Bloom
Compère: Leonard Maguire
Research: Eileen Capel
Director: 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 the programme.
for Schools


Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Hank: The Dinosaur

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


Presenter/filmmaker: Francis Coudrill

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Laughing Painter
by Vere Lorrimer.
where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
W.P.C. Evangeline Kelly: Mela White
Billy 'Smiley' Hicks: Ronald Lacey

: 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 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

: Adventure: Dyak

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

After spending years in the forests of Borneo with the Dyaks of Mentu Tapuh, a remote long-house in which is the home of an entire community, Bill Geddes, an Australian scientist, became accepted as a full member of the tribe. As a result he was able to make a detailed and intimate film record of the life of these attractive jungle people.


Filmmaker: Bill Geddes
Narrator/series edited by: David Attenborough
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The Seven Faces of Jim: 2: The Face of Genius

A new series starring Jimmy Edwards and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
featuring June Whitfield, Dick Emery, Paul Eddington, Prunella Scales
and Ronnie Barker, Alister Smart, John Grieve, Diane Elliott, Yvonne Gilan, June Munro, Terry Bale
BBC recording


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert
Prof. Jim Morrell: Jimmy Edwards
2nd Col. Downs: June Whitfield
2nd Laura Morrell: Dick Emery
Col. Downs: Paul Eddington
Laura Morrell: Prunella Scales
Newsreader: Ronnie Barker
Kenneth Kendall: Alister Smart
George: John Grieve
2nd George: Diane Elliott
Judith Chalmers: Yvonne Gilan
Liz: June Munro
Corporal: Terry Bale

: Jacks and Knaves: 2: The Interrogation

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

A young suspect is detained for questioning. He refuses to reveal his identity and when interrogated by the C.I.D. replies: 'I've been told that detectives always know everything, so, no matter what I say, you will twist it round the other way to suit your own ends. Therefore, the best thing to say is nothing'.


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Script associate: William Prendergast
Designer: Roy Oxley
Det. Sgt. Tom Hitchin: John Barrie

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. The Army

direct from the Seymour Hall, London.

Outside Broadcast cameras present a ringside view of some bouts in this annual contest.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Slim Wilkinson

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Introduced by Robert Kee.


Presenter: Robert Kee
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. A. C. Bridge.


Conductor: The Rev A. C. Bridge

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