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: Signpost: Our New House

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Warming Water

for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Let's Imagine: A World Without Advertising

No television commercials, no hoardings, no circulars through the door, no promotion gimmicks, no newspaper advertisements..... What would life be like without them?
Kenneth Horne tries to find out with the help of Harvey Cole, Harry Henry, R. Furneaux Jordan, Brian McCabe, George Plante, Shirley Williams.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Guest: Harvey Cole
Guest: Harry Henry
Guest: R. Furneaux Jordan
Guest: Brian McCabe
Guest: George Plante
Guest: Shirley Williams
Arranged and directed by: Richard Thomas
Producer: Monica Sims

: Looking at the United States

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.45)


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

: Hot Chestnut Man

Johnny Morris tells another story.
See page 50


Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris

: Paradise Walk: 3: Suspicion of Robbery

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
Another showing of an adventure in four episodes.


Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Mr Collis: George A. Cooper
Sammy: Dudley Hunte
Jerry Collis: Stephen Portch
Ted: Murray Melvin
Joe Cartwright: James Sharkey
Joshua Brown: Errol John
P.C. Worth: Ian Shand
Aunt Jubilee: Gladys Taylor
Old Hornpipe: Nigel Arkwright

: Sketch Club

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

The Sketch Club Exhibition is divided: part is at the Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, K.Z. and part at the Art Gallery, Scunthorpe, Lincs


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

: Gardening Club: The Garden under Frost and Snow

Percy Thrower and John Warren, Riseholme Farm Institute, Lincoln.

Special problems that the serious gardener has faced in the greenhouse, frame, and open garden during the recent cold spell.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Warren
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
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Discovery: 4: Sea Lions

A film series by Heinz Sielmann.

The familiar comedians of circus and zoo are interviewed 'at home' on the rocky coasts of the Galapagos Islands. Surrounded by a harem of wives, by fur seals, iguanas, penguins, and bright-red crabs, the bull sea lion lords it over his little kingdom, his only anxieties the sharks underwater and the eventual appearance of a rival for his territory.
Commentary spoken by Derek Jones.
Presented by the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West


Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Narrator: Derek Jones

: The Defenders: The Quality of Mercy

A new film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall as Lawrence Preston and Robert Reed as his son Kenneth.

A strong feeling of compassion compels a young doctor to carry out the mercy killing of a mongoloid child. When he faces a murder charge, Preston, as his defence lawyer, becomes involved in wider issues than those solely concerned with the law.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: Comedy Playhouse: The Telephone Call

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
This week: The Telephone Call
Starring Peter Jones
with June Whitfield, Richard Caldicot, Derek Bond, Harold Lang
and John Grieve, Alister Smart, Roger Avon

Are you worried about the world situation? Lionel Baxter is. Have you got a telephone? Lionel Baxter has. Why don't you do something about it? Lionel Baxter did-or at least he tried!


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: James Gilbert
Lionel Baxter: Peter Jones
Sandra Baxter: June Whitfield
Mr. Croxley: Richard Caldicot
Mr. Gore-Willoughby MP: Derek Bond
BBC Producer: Harold Lang
[Actor]: John Grieve
[Actor]: Alister Smart
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: The News

: Reunion Day

by Peter Yeldham.
Starring Ray Barrett, Alan Tilvern, Jerold Wells
with Ron Haddrick, Nyree Dawn Porter, Madge Ryan, Ken Wayne


Writer: Peter Yeldham
Design: Kenneth Lawson
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Jack Hudson: Ken Wayne
Grace Hudson: Madge Ryan
Val: Patricia Conolly
Colin Bailey: Alan Tilvern
Dave Rubin: Ron Haddrick
Judith Rubin: Nyree Dawn Porter
Mother: Ethel Gabriel
Jerry Grant: Frank Leighton
Gordon Shand: Barry Linehan
Greg Porter: Jerold Wells
Kitty Porter: Lyn Ashley
Tim Anderson: Ray Barrett
Carmody: Reg Lye

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The Forsyte Saga Saga 8 January 2017

: Arthur Fiedler

conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, leader, Hugh Bean, in a programme of Light Music, with Patricia Bartlett soprano
The programme includes:


Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Soprano: Patricia Bartlett
Designer: Roger Andrews
Produced By: Charles R. Rogers

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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