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: People of Many Lands: Revision Programme

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: The Wakefield Shepherds' Play

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.35)

: A Century of Change 1860-1960: 10: A Richer Life

In the past hundred years the 'national cake' has both grown larger and been more evenly divided.
Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.

for Schools
(to 12.00)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including

Mrs. R. A. Butler talking to Anne Edwards

Three Homeless Animals
in search of new owners.

Vanessa Redgrave talking to Peter Forster


In My Fashion
Lady Docker discussing her personal approach to clothes with Marghanita Laski.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Mrs. R. A. Butler (Mollie Butler)
Interviewer: Anne Edwards
Interviewee: Vanessa Redgrave
Interviewer: Peter Forster
Interviewee (In My Fashion): Lady Docker
Interviewer (In My Fashion): Marghanita Laski
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: The Evolution of Living Things: 10: How Animals Change

This programme deals with the nature of inheritance and some of the ways in which species are known to change throughout long periods of time.
Introduced by Professor W.S. Bullough.
BBC recording for Schools
(First shown in March 1960)
(Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.)


Presenter: Professor W.S. Bullough
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Tales of the Riverbank

A series of films about the animals who live along the bank of a Canadian river.
Mr. Turtle shows the Hamster a strange craft drifting downstream, and it is not long before Hammy makes himself a brand-new home.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
Last shown in September 1960


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Danger Is My Business: 11: Barn-Storming Pilot

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.

Harold Krier earns a precarious living flying rickety biplanes for travelling air circuses. The wind whistles as Krier loops the loop, hedge-hops, dog-fights, or narrowly misses a mid-air collision, but his best trick is picking up a piece of gauze with his wing tip while flying upside down ten feet above the ground.
Last shown in May


Subject: Harold Krier

: Design for a Career: 2: The Potter

Introduced by Tony Hart.
A series of programmes in which today's students show and discuss their work with young professional designers.


Presenter: Tony Hart
Producer: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: Monte Carlo Aquarium

Introduced by James Fisher with Commandant Jacques Cousteau.
Filmed by West Region Film Unit
From the West
See page 39


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Commandant Jacques Cousteau
Cameraman: George Shears
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Series edited and programme produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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

: Frontier Circus: Dr. Sam

Thrills and excitement of the Big Top as the Travelling Circus rolls across the new frontiers of the West.

A film series starring Chill Wills, John Derek and Richard Jaeckel
with Guest star, Irene Dunne


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Dr. Sam Applewhite: Irene Dunne

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

World Cup Football: Czechoslovakia v. Scotland
A report from Belgium on the match that will decide who goes through to the final round in Chile.

Boxing: Brian London (Blackpool) v. Don Walker (U.S.A.)
A special film report on the ten-round heavyweight bout from Belle Vue, Manchester.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Brian London
Boxer: Don Walker
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Editor: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: Alec Weeks

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 2

A weekly serial in six parts by John Hopkins.
With Clifford Evans, John Meillon, Peter Vaughan, Catherine Woodville
When Steven Prador arrived at Gatwick Airport an attempt was made to kill him. The hired assassin, Martin, failed the first time but escaped to make a second attempt.
(BBC Recording)
See page 39


Writer: John Hopkins
Direction: Peter Hammond
Music: Radiophonic Workshop
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: John Nash
Designer: Roy Oxley
Martin: John Meillon
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Trait: Frank Gatliff
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
Paul Rowlands: Anthony Bate
Gerald Brewer: Billy Milton
P.C. Chatfield: Edward Brooks
Howard: Peter Sallis
Mills: Michael Robbins
Frank White: Toke Townley
Waitress: Pamela Beckman
Pam Marchant: Catherine Woodville
Left-luggage attendant: Ian Wilson

: The News

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan
Also invited: Ronnie Hall, The Digno Garcia Paraguayan Trio, The Polka Dots, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Singer: Ronnie Hall
Musicians: The Digno Garcia Paraguayan Trio
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Personal Cinema

A programme about amateur films and film-makers.
Antony Bilbow discusses the work of two young film-makers Kevin Brownlow and Peter Watkins.
With scenes from: 'It Happened Here', Forgotten Faces'.

10.0-10.30 View of South and West


Presenter: Antony Bilbow
Script and research: Derek Hill
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Light and Shade

A mosaic of songs sung by Viera.
Accompanied by Chic Laval (guitar), Ike Isaacs (guitar), Benny Greenwood (clarinet), Joe Muddell (bass), John Blanchard (drums).


Singer: Viera
Guitarist: Chic Laval
Guitarist: Ike Isaacs
Clarinetist: Benny Greenwood
Bass: Joe Muddell
Drummer: John Blanchard
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Producer: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

: Y Byd Yn Eu Dwylo

The World in their Hands: Policies and problems of Dr. Adenauer.
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter: Dr. Konrad Adenauer

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