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

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

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

for Schools
(Previously shown on Wednesday)
(to 11.25)

: Signpost

A Round-Up of what has been seen and done this term, introduced by Christopher Trace, Michele Dotrice, and Gregory Phillips.
Including quizzes and a display of children's paintings and models.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Michele Dotrice
Presenter: Gregory Phillips
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld à Heoedd 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: Heoedd Ymdrin
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Perspective on The Three R's

Fashions in the teaching of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are illustrated and discussed with
Wilfred Blunt
Hunter Diack, University of Nottingham Institute of Education
John Downing, University of London Institute of Education
Dorothy Glynn, Alice Yardley, Richard David Webb
Interviewers, Anne Allen, Donald Holms
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: Wilfred Blunt
Interviewee: Hunter Diack
Interviewee: John Downing
Interviewee: Dorothy Glynn
Interviewee: Alice Yardley
Interviewee: Richard David Webb
Interviewer: Anne Allen
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Terence Hughes

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Funny Manns

A film series with Cliff Norton.
You are never quite sure in what disguise Cliff Norton will appear, but you can be sure that he will show some crazy old films.


Comedian: Cliff Norton

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Johnny Hart
Guest star, Richard Hearne, Mr. Pastry
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Magician: Johnny Hart
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
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

: The Kilt Is My Delight

Special St. Andrew's Day Edition
With Jim McLeod and his Band, Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Ishbel MacLean
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Conductor, Peter Mooney
and The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From Scotland
See page 47


Musicians: Jim McLeod and his Band
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Performer: Ishbel MacLean
Singers: The Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Choir conductor: Peter Mooney
Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Alan Rees

: 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: Unknown Mountains of Nepal

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

An expedition by three Englishmen to measure and map some of the world's highest mountains in the most remote and least accessible part of the Himalayas.
See page 47


Narrator/filmed by: John Earle
Filmed by: John Tyson
Film editor: Ted Walter
Presented by: Brenda Horsfield
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: The Seven Faces of Jim: No. 3: The Face of Power

A new series starring Jimmy Edwards and written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
featuring June Whitfield, Toke Townley, Ronnie Barker, John Grieve, Tom Mullis, Paul Cole, Brian McIrvine, Allan Barnes
See page 47


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert
Jimmy Micklethwaite: Jimmy Edwards
Nettie Winbourne: June Whitfield
Father Micklethwaite: Toke Townley
Board Member: Ronnie Barker
Secretary: John Grieve
[Actor]: Tom Mullis
Advertising Secretary: Paul Cole
Horace Micklethwaite: Brian McIrvine
[Actor]: Allan Barnes

: Jacks and Knaves: 3: The Great Art Robbery

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

When a valuable painting is stolen the cream of the city C.I.D. is set to patrolling railway termini, airport, docks, working at white heat with Interpol. The snag is that the thieves know very little about art.....
See page 47


Writer: Colin Morris
Producer: Gilchrist Calder
Script associate: William Prendergast
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Designer: Roy Oxley
Det. Sgt. Tom Hitchin: John Barrie

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Proprietor, Harry Joseph
Presenting Tom Mennard, Jimmy Paige assisted by Barbara Simpson, June Fletcher, Gail Fryer and Anthony Hartwell, Ray Alan, Laurie Lee, Paul Fox, The Manton Brothers
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Tom Mennard
Performer: Jimmy Paige
Assisted by: Barbara Simpson
Assisted by: June Fletcher
Assisted by: Gail Fryer
Performer: Anthony Hartwell
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Performer: Laurie Lee
Performer: Paul Fox
Dancers: The Manton Brothers
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Gallery

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


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

: Viewpoint

John Huxtable interviews Paul Tillich.
A programme in a series on great Christian thinkers.
Introduced by John Thompson.


Interviewee: John Huxtable
Interviewer: Paul Tillich
Presenter: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

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

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