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: St. Patrick's Day

or The Scheming Lieutenant by R. B. Sheridan.
with John Woodvine and Constance Lorne, John Line and Dixon Adams
for Schools
First shown on October 10
(to 11.35)


Author: R.B. Sheridan
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Lieutenant: John Woodvine
Trounce: Henry Soskin
Flint: Colin Rix
Dr Rosy: John Gill
Mrs Credulous: Constance Lorne
Lauretta: Annette Crosbie
Justice Credulous: Peter Duguid
Servant: Bruce Wightman
Soldiers: Anthony Broughton

: 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

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
and including:
Joan Littlewood talking to Tom Driberg, M.P.

John Betjeman and Royston Ellis - a first meeting between poets of two generations

Johnny Morris on a filmed visit to a brass band factory.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Interviewee: Joan Littlewood
Interviewer: Tom Driberg
Speaker: John Betjeman
Speaker: Royston Ellis
Reporter: Johnny Morris
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: 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 14.15)


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.
All the animals run away when they hear that the Skunk has come to stay in their neighbourhood. As usual, it is left to the Hamster to make friends with the new arrival.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(Last shown in September 1960)


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

: Danger Is My Business: 12: Treasure Diver

A film series telling the story of people whose work involves physical danger.
Art McKee and his fellow fortune-hunters risk their lives in the depths of the Gulf Stream in their search for gold doubloons and pieces of eight. They see the treasures of the San Pedro, a proud galleon of the Spanish Armada; sea monsters, tangled wreckage, and mishaps with their equipment are among the perils they face.
(Last shown in May)


Subject: Art McKee

: Film Club: How to Make Films About Places

This week's topic: How to Make Films About Places
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Editor: Tony Rose
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: Stuttgart

Introduced by James Fisher.
Animals and superb botanical gardens form a double attraction in this South German zoo which is situated in the grounds of a former palace of the kings of Württemberg.
Filmed by a camera team of the Television Service of South-West Germany
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
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 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

: World Heavyweight Boxing Fiesta

A special edition of Sportsview
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
News, views, reports
See the world's outstanding heavyweights in action.
The Heavyweight Championship of the World
Floyd Patterson U.S.A.: world champion v. Tom McNeeley U.S.A.: the challenger
From Toronto

Sonny Liston U.S.A.: N.B.A. No. 1 contender v. Albert Westphal Germany
From Philadelphia

Henry Cooper British and Empire champion and Britain's leading contender for the world heavyweight championship v. Zora Folley U.S.A.
From Wembley


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Floyd Patterson
Boxer: Tom McNeeley
Boxer: Sonny Liston
Boxer: Albert Westphal
Boxer: Henry Cooper
Boxer: Zora Folley
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: A Chance of Thunder: Part 3

A weekly serial in six parts by John Hopkins.
with Clifford Evans, John Meillon, Peter Vaughan, Catherine Woodville
Music by Radiophonic Workshop

Martin made two attempts to assassinate Steven Prador and failed both times. The organisation that hired Martin decided he was expendable.
BBC Recording


Writer: John Hopkins
Direction: Peter Hammond
Designer: Roy Oxley
Yardley: Peter Vaughan
Paul Rowlands: Anthony Bate
Wilson: Godfrey Quigley
Frank White: Toke Townley
Howard: Peter Sallis
Powell: Michael Collins
Evans: Tom Adams
Trail: Frank Gatliff
Steven Prador: Clifford Evans
Martin: John Meillon
Johnny Travers: Ronald Lacey
Frank Dainton: Frank Leighton
Coryn: Antony Baird
Pam Marchant: Catherine Woodville
PC Milner: Morris Perry

: The News

: Frontier Circus: The Smallest Target

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 stars Barbara Rush and Brian Keith


Colonel Casey Thompson: Chill Wills
Ben Travis: John Derek
Tony Gentry: Richard Jaeckel
Bonnie Stevens: Barbara Rush
Dan Osborne: Brian Keith

: Be My Guest

says Joan Regan
also invited: Allan Bruce, Patrick O'Mahony, The Polka Dots, Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra.


Singer/presenter: Joan Regan
Singer: Allan Bruce
Pianist: Patrick O'Mahony
Singers: The Polka Dots
Musicians: Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Malcolm Goddard
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Concert Artists' Association Annual Dinner 1961

Chairman, Elton Hayes
President, Owen Brannigan
Guest speakers include: A. Dickson Wright, M.S., F.R.C.S., Heather Sears, Charlie Chester
Introduced by Kenneth Kendall.
A BBC film of the Dinner held at the Park Lane Hotel last Sunday


Chairman: Elton Hayes
President: Owen Brannigan
Guest speaker: A. Dickson Wright
Guest speaker: Heather Sears
Guest speaker: Charlie Chester
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Close Down

: Y Byd Yn Eu Dwylo: 4: David Ben-Gurion

Cyfres o raglenni yn bwrw golwg ar gyfundrefn a phroblemau nifer o wledydd sydd a dylanwad bwysig ar y sefyllfa boliticaidd gydwladol.
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.43)

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