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: For Sixth Forms: The Growing Town: 5: A Look at the Future

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Going to Work: 10: The Interview

Introduced by Peter West.
for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Peter West

: People of Many Lands: Revision Programme

In which you can look again at some of the people and places visited during the term.
Introduced by Tony Gibson.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Tony Gibson
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.

Winter Flower Arrangement
Sheila Macqueen

You and the Law: Hire-Purchase
Is a guarantor responsible?
Dudley Perkins

Hobbies for the Housebound
Brenda Morton talks about her book.

A Selection of Door Furniture
Stephen Garrett

Sweaters for morning, noon and night shown by Marty Batten, Margaret Lorraine,
Sandra Russell, Jose Waring.


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (Winter Flower Arrangement): Sheila Macqueen
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Item presenter (Hobbies for the Housebound): Brenda Morton
Item presenter (A Selection of Door Furniture): Stephen Garrett
Model (Fashion): Marty Batten
Model (Fashion): Margaret Lorraine
Model (Fashion): Sandra Russell
Model (Fashion): Jose Waring
Editor: Ann Shead

: The Wakefield Shepherds' Play

Translated and produced by Ronald Eyre.
for Schools


Translated and produced by: Ronald Eyre
Music composed by: John Alldis
Designer: Stuart Walker
Mak: Timothy Bateson
Mak's wife: Barbara Hicks
First shepherd: Dudley Foster
Second shepherd: Neil McCarthy
Third shepherd: Michael Williams
The angel: John Alldis
Mary: Freda Dowie
Joseph: Fred Rawling

: 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
(to 14.50)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: An Unwelcome Guest

A cartoon film from Poland.
An old man who is very proud of his hives of bees is tormented by the visit of a greedy little bear.

: The Wild Horse

A film from France with Hermine and Jacky.
Jacky is given a wild horse to train for his own, but one night it disappears and an unknown rider is seen in the neighbourhood.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.
Last shown in November 1960


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: Adventure Under the Sea

Ley Kenyon shows some of the film he made when diving round the coast of Africa.


Diver/filmmaker/presenter: Ley Kenyon
Presented by: Patrick Dowling

: 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, Norma Cairns
The Aeolian Singers
Conductor, Anne Wiseman
The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singer: Norma Cairns
Singers: The Aeolian Singers
[Singers] conductor: Anne Wiseman
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 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

: Play Your Hunch

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


Presenter: Alan Freeman
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: Ronald Marsh

: Here's Harry: The Treble Chance

Written by Vince Powell, Harry Driver, and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Treble Chance
Starring Harry Worth

with William Mervyn, Leonard Williams, Geoffrey Hibbert, Edwin Apps, Ian Keill, Doris Gambell, Leonard Woodrow, Reg Passingham.
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Harry Driver
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: William Mervyn
[Actor]: Leonard Williams
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Ian Keill
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Leonard Woodrow
[Actor]: Reg Passingham
Radio Voice: Roger Moffat

: The Escape of R.D.7: Episode 2: The Glass is Shattered

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


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
Police Sergeant: Bernard Goldman
Mrs Warner: Joan Newell
George Warner: Victor Platt
Tucker: Eddie Malin
Tucker's Assistant: John Moore
Dr Mary Carter: Ellen Pollock
David Cardosa: Derek Waring
Peggy Butter: Jennifer Wright
David's Secretary: Monica Evans
Laboratory Clerk: Ian Gardiner
Alan Fry: Basil Beale
Policeman: Raymond Hodge
P.C. Hanley: Patrick Connor
Cafe Proprietor: Doel Luscombe
Glass: Tony Bronte
Mackie: Nigel Arkwright
Det -Sgt Brady: Michael Collins
P.C. Crabtree: Robin Wentworth
Ticket Collector: Arthur Skinner
First Passenger: Fred Rawlings
Second Passenger: Fred Hugh
Dr Blenkinsop: Philip Holles

: The News

: Alert

Raymond Baxter introduces An Inside Story of Britain's Defence.
Written and produced by Derek Burrell-Davis.
See page 31


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Writer/Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis
Cameraman (in Germany and with the V Force): Gerry Pullen
Cameraman (in Kuwait, at Bahrein, and Aden): Geoffrey Mulligan
Cameraman (in the U.K. with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the 3rd Division, and Fighter Command): Eric Deeming
Sound Recordist: Derek Dean
Sound Recordist: Graham Turner
Editor: Peter Heffron
Defence Appraisal: Alastair Buchan
Sequences directed by: John Fearon
Sequences directed by: John Dutot
Kuwait direction/Additional script material: Michael Latham

: Bookstand

A critical survey of books and writers.


Literary adviser: V. S. Pritchett
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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