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: The Cross-Channel Cable

Outside broadcast cameras in France and England show you the inauguration of the new electric power cable that now connects the two countries.
In France: The Minister for Industry, M. Jean-Marcel Jeanneney
In England: The Minister of Power The Rt. Hon. Richard Wood, M.P.
From the Control Centres of Électricité de France at Plessis Gassot, near Paris and the Central Electricity Generating Board at East Grinstead, Sussex.
Televised in collaboration with RTF

(to 11.30)


Speaker: M. Jean-Marcel Jeanneney
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Richard Wood
Commentator: Robin Scott
TV presentation: John Vernon

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: The News

: Let's Imagine: Living in the Past

When Eleanor Summerfield and Cyril Fletcher visit the magnificent period rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum with Delves Molesworth Keeper of the Department.
Introduced by Peter Montague-Evans.


Reporter: Eleanor Summerfield
Reporter: Cyril Fletcher
Interviewee: Delves Molesworth
Presenter: Peter Montague-Evans
Producer: Bill Wright

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Little Laura: Little Laura and the Balloon

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

Laura and her friends visit a museum, which leads to another strange adventure.
Last shown in January


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

: The Range Rider: Bad Men of Rimrock

The town of Rimrock is victimised by a bad man called Moore, who has reasons for not wanting the new owner to arrive; but the Range Rider and Dick appoint themselves as body-guards.
Last shown in June


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize winners.
Picture Gallery: Shopping


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

News of the North
(Holme Moss)

Midland News and Weather
(Sutton Coldfield)

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's BBC Television Guide
Make a free-standing wardrobe.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Gardening Club

with Percy Thrower and Cliff Lewis.
Plants in movable containers
Magnolia, Cotoneaster, Rue, Veronica, herbs, and other plants in unusual and imaginative containers.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Look: Well Shot!

Introduced by Peter Scott.
From a marsh in Sussex, a lake in Derbyshire, and rock pools in Fife, to the wilds of Swedish Lapland: four photographers of nature-Richard Philps, Thomas Tivey, Robert Bustard, Christopher Doncaster show extracts from their films entered in the competition sponsored by the BBC and the Council for Nature.
From the West
See page 54


Presenter: Peter Scott
Photographer: Richard Philps
Photographer: Thomas Tivey
Photographer: Robert Bustard
Photographer: Christopher Doncaster
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Bruce Campbell

: Dr. Kildare: Holiday Weekend

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
with Jud Taylor


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Dr. Gerson: Jud Taylor

: 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, Edward Caddick
and featuring Terry Scott, Colin Douglas


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
Postman: Edward Caddick
Terence Nutley: Terry Scott
Police Constable: Colin Douglas

: The News

: A Book with Chapters In It

by Jack Pulman.
Starring Ruth Dunning, Maureen Pryor, Peter Vaughan, Beckett Bould and introducing Bruce Prochnik

Edgar is only eleven and has still to learn that 'Life is a book with chapters in it, only you never know which chapter you're in until you're deep in the next one'.


Writer: Jack Pulman
Producer: Eric Tayler
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Edgar: Bruce Prochnik
Ben: Peter Vaughan
Clara: Maureen Pryor
Aunt Jane: Ruth Dunning
Grandpa: Beckett Bould
Boys: Stephen Portch
Boys: Robert Howell
Egbert: Tony Tanner
Hotel Guests: Fred Ferris
Hotel Guests: Enid Lindsey
Hotel Guests: Margaret Dale
A Man: Alister Williamson
Road Sweeper: Charles Hyatt
Priest: Lloyd Pearson

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather Man; Close Down

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