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: Signpost

A Round-Up of what has been seen and done this term.
for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Heat from Electricity

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld A lleoedd
Ymdrin â 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: Rees Jack Williams

: The News

: Let's Imagine: A Fresh Start in Life

Kenneth Horne talks to people who have decided to make a complete change of job and who have started on a new way of life including Peter Collingwood, Irene Handl, Jacqueline Jones, Kasinierz Lubaczewski, Bill McCarthy, Jean and Derek Tangye.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Guest: Peter Collingwood
Guest: Irene Handl
Guest: Jacqueline Jones
Guest: Kasinierz Lubaczewski
Guest: Bill McCarthy
Guest: Jean Tangye
Guest: Derek Tangye
Producer: Monica Sims

: Mathematics and Life: Triangles and Movement

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Little Laura: Little Laura and the President

A film series written and drawn by V. H. Drummond.

Laura goes to see a royal procession, and accidentally gets a better view than she expected.
Last shown in December 1960


Writer/artist: V. H. Drummond
Narration: Penelope Drummond
Music written and played by: Madeleine Dring
Director: Oliver Postgate

: The Range Rider: Ambush in Coyote Town

Last shown in May


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Junior Sportsview: The Story of Show-Jumping

Dorian Williams introduces a special programme on The Story of Show-Jumping.
Spotlighting the riders and their horses who have made show-jumping history in the past decade.
Pat Smythe, Wilf White, Dawn Palethorpe, David Broome, Prince Hal-Nizefella, Earlsrath Rambler-Sunsalve and other favourites from the show-jumping ring.
Produced by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Dorian Williams
Showjumper: Pat Smythe
Showjumper: Wilf White
Showjumper: Dawn Palethorpe
Showjumper: David Broome
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Film editor: Dennis Edwards

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's BBC Television Guide
Making and fitting window seats and pelmets.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower in the Fruit Garden
Apple and pear trees; Pruning and spraying; Varieties for planting now for the smaller garden
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Look: The Silent Watcher

All through the year Eric Ashby watches and films the wild deer, foxes, and badgers of the New Forest.
Last summer Peter Scott visited the Forest to look at Eric Ashby's latest films and to see where they were made.
A Natural History Unit Film
From the West
See page 55


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: Eric Ashby
Additional photography: William Morris
Sound editor: Douglas Thomas
Film editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Dr. Kildare: The Lonely Ones

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
Guest star, Caroline Kearney


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Martha Keeler: Caroline Kearney

: The Rag Trade

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock with Ann Beach, Barbara Windsor, Toni Palmer, Judy Carne, Rita Smythe, Melody O'Brian and featuring Paul Stassino.


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Harold Fenner: Peter Jones
Paddy Fleming: Miriam Karlin
Reg Turner: Reg Varney
Lily Swann: Esma Cannon
Carole Taylor: Sheila Hancock
Brenda: Ann Beach
Gloria: Barbara Windsor
[Actress]: Toni Palmer
[Actress]: Judy Carne
Rita: Rita Smythe
[Actress]: Melody O'Brian
[Actor]: Paul Stassino

: The News

: The Terrorists

by Hugh Vaughan Williams.
Starring John Turner, Philip Bond, Laurence Hardy, Moira Redmond with Richard Shaw, Jon Rollason
From Wales
The action takes place towards the end of the period of the emergency in Malaya.
See page 55


Writer: Hugh Vaughan Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Terry Laurie
Designer: Alan Taylor
Sergeant Rutter: Richard Shaw
Corporal Bell: Ray Smith
Private Barlowe: Griffith Davies
Sergeant Page: John Rees
2nd Lieut Adams: Sean Barrett
2nd Lieut Hargreaves: Philip Bond
2nd Lieut Foster: Jon Rollason
Anne Fielding: Moira Redmond
Private Moore: Wilem Meilen
Captain Lanning: John Turner
Private Simpson: Howell Evans
Captain McNair: William Abney
Arthur Fielding: Laurence Hardy
Communist Terrorist: Jolly U

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man and Close Down

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