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: A Century of Change: 3: Britain and the Second World War

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 3: Food for the Body

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Our New House: 3: Planning the Decorations

Christopher Trace introduces the Brown family again. Now they are thinking about the inside of the house and how to make it comfortable.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Carol Goodman
Also taking part: John Crocker
Also taking part: Edward Evans
Also taking part: Jennifer Kennedy
Also taking part: Peter Craze
Also taking part: Adrienne Poster

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'l bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni Owen Edwards Gwaith ymchwil Harri Gwynn Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective

asks Why Don't We Like Our Children?
Why Boarding School?
Anne Allen and Brian Inglis ask Joyce Bruce, Jean Fort and James Fisher.

Why a Nanny?
Nanny Sybil Ellis, Nanny Rosamund Gibbs, Nanny Grace Marks

Do We Love Animals More?
The Rev. Arthur Morton Director of the N.S.P.C.C., Donald Ford, j.p.

Foreign Viewpoint
Elaine Grand, Baljit Malhotra, Koko Tsuji, Roy MacGregor-Hastie

Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewer (Why Boarding School?): Anne Allen
Interviewer (Why Boarding School?): Brian Inglis
Interviewee (Why Boarding School?): Joyce Bruce
Interviewee (Why Boarding School?): Jean Fort
Interviewee (Why Boarding School?): James Fisher
Panellist (Why a Nanny?): Nanny Sybil Ellis
Panellist (Why a Nanny?): Nanny Rosamund Gibbs
Panellist (Why a Nanny?): Nanny Grace Marks
Panellist (Do We Love Animals More?): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Panellist (Do We Love Animals More?): Donald Ford
Interviewer (Foreign Viewpoint): Elaine Grand
Interviewee (Foreign Viewpoint): Baljit Malhotra
Interviewee (Foreign Viewpoint): Koko Tsuji
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Anna Landau
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Places-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.


Producer: Terence Hughes

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: Wales

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Top Back Boom
by Vere Lorrimer.
where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Insp Bruce: Ivan Owen
Mrs Goodman: Margery Withers
Hilary Paige: Frances Guthrie

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Mystery and Magic

with Robert Harbin assisted by Dana Marsh.
Guest artist, J.A. Holland
Jackie Brown at the organ
From the West


Magician: Robert Harbin
Assisted by: Dana Marsh
Guest artist: J.A. Holland
Organist: Jackie Brown
Presented by: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, 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

: Compact: Wedding Group

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Sally is indignant when she is forced to leave one job and start another; Richard sets out on a chaotic expedition, with unexpected consequences.
See page 43


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: John Cooper
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Agnes Evan
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Gillian: Dilys Watling
Sally: Monica Evans
Alison: Betty Cooper
Kay: Justine Lord
Ruth: Anna Castaldini
Mark: Gareth Davies
Alec: Leo Maguire
Richard: Moray Watson
Ian: Ronald Allen
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Mrs Adamson: Pamela Pitchford
Rosemary: Hilary Wyce
Beryl Pickhill: Anne Ridler
Bride: Melody O'Brian
Bridegroom: Simon Prebble
Bridesmaids: Janette Rowsell
Bridesmaids: Dianne Greaves
Mothers-in-law: Edith Savile
Mothers-in-law: Sheelah Wilcocks
Fashion Expert: Annette Kerr
Landlord: Richard Pescud
Eddie: Patrick Troughton

: The Defenders: The Hundred Lives of Harry Simms

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed.

Harry Simms, a comedian accused of murder, asks his friend Kenneth Preston for help. Kenneth realises that Harry has lost touch with reality: the only possible defence is a plea of insanity, but his client will not allow this.


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

: Adventure: The Cave of the Assassins

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

Two years ago an expedition discovered the long-lost site of the Assassins' fortress, Maymun Diz, in the wild Elburz mountains in northern Persia.
Recently the Stobart-Izzard expedition, searching for evidence of this murderous and fanatical sect, climbed into their cave-perhaps the first people to make the ascent for hundreds of years, since the Assassins were massacred by their enemies the Mongols.
See page 43


Narrator: Tom Stobart
Cameraman: Christopher Callery
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: The News

: International Amateur Boxing: England v. Scotland

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Royal Albert Hall to bring you some of the bouts in this annual international match.
Teams include many of the boxers who so successfully represented Great Britain against the U.S.A.
Special additional feature:
An international heavyweight bout
Billy Walker (England) v. Emil Svaricek (Austria)
See page 42


Boxer: Billy Walker
Boxer: Emil Svaricek
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Gallery: Britain and the Common Market

A weekly programme about People and Politics
In this special edition on Britain and the Common Market
Gallery considers the political and economic questions raised by Britain's application for membership.
Introduced by Robin Day and Robert McKenzie.
See page 43


Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Mgr. Derek Worlock.


Conductor: Mgr. Derek Worlock

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