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: Signpost: Our New House: 4: Putting on the Roof

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: Water in the Air

for Schools
First 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 Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni Owen Edwards
Gwaith ymchwil Harri Gwyne 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

: Let's Imagine: Childhood in the Country

with Laurie Lee and John Betjeman who visit again some of the places they knew and loved as children.
Laurie Lee returns to Gloucestershire, to the valley near Stroud where he was brought up; and John Betjeman looks at the north coast of Cornwall, where as a boy he spent his summer holidays.
BBC films
First shown in March 1960


Item presenter: Laurie Lee
Item presenter: John Betjeman

: Looking at the United States: The South

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
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

: Sing a Song

with Bob Cort.


Singer: Bob Cort

: The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's: Episode 2: The Coward

A second showing of the serial in four parts written by Talbot Baines Reed.
Adapted by Mary Cathcart Borer and C. E. Webber.


Author: Talbot Baines Reed
Adapter: Mary Cathcart Borer
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Larry Toft
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Mr Rastle: Keith Banks
Stephen Greenfield: Lindsay Scott Patton
Bullinger: Sam Jephcott
Ricketts: David Griffin
Paul: Nigel Jenkins
Bellerby: Andrew Beeching
Cripps: Simon Merrick
Bramble: Kenneth Gouge
Loman: Anthony Singleton
Oliver Greenfield: Peter Marden
Wraysford: Richard Palmer
Spicer: David Lott
Pembury: Simon Prebble
Simon: Jonathan Margetts
Gus: Michael Hayes
Man in Pub: Rex Dyes

: Film Club: Comedy

This week's topic: Comedy
with Michael Bentine
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


Comedian: Michael Bentine
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

: Gardening Club

A New Garden-Before and After

With Cliff Lewis and Michael Williams.
12 months' work by a beginner in his first bungalow garden.
guilders' rubble-Levelling for a garage-A lawn from turf and seed
The first hedge (Cotoneaster Simonsii)-The first shrub (Cupressus Elwoodii)-The first beans
A BBC Midland Region film

Questions from a Passer-by Put by Percy Thrower

From the Midlands


Item presenter (A New Garden-Before and After): Cliff Lewis
Item presenter (A New Garden-Before and After): Michael Williams
Item presenter (Questions from a Passer-by): Percy Thrower
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
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
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: Around Our Garden

Many animals live as pets or wild In the Denis garden near Nairobi: Ridgeback dogs, ground squirrels, Whydahs or 'widow birds', bulbuls, and a variety of lesser creatures, including a persevering ant.
The first of a new film series.
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Dr. Kildare: Oh, My Daughter

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

Dr. Gillespie's married daughter Evelyn becomes a psychiatric patient in her father's hospital when she cannot face up to the fact that she is to have a child.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Comedy Playhouse: Sealed With A Loving Kiss

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
This week: Sealed With A Loving Kiss
Starring Ronald Fraser, Avril Elgar
with Gladys Henson, Vic Wise, Rita Webb

When two people conduct a romance by correspondence it is full of snags, especially if they have not been exactly truthful with each other and particularly when they meet for the first time.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: James Gilbert
Arnold: Ronald Fraser
Freda: Avril Elgar
Arnold's mother: Gladys Henson
Trolley lady: Rita Webb
Station porter: Vic Wise

: The News

: The Queen of Spades

An opera by Tchaikovsky after the story by Pushkin.
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by Yevgeni Svetianov
A Lenfilm production


Composer: null Tchaikovsky
After the story by: Pushkin
Singers/musicians: Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Yevgeni Svetianov
Director: Roman Tikhomirov
Herman: Oleg Strizhenov
Herman sung by: Zurab Anjaparidze
Liza: Olga Krasina
Liza sung by: Tamara Milashkina
The Countess: Yelena Polevitskaya
The Countess sung by: Sofia Preobrazhenskaya
Veletsky: Valentin Kulik
Veletsky sung by: Yevgeni Kibkalo
Tomsky: Vadim Medvedev
Tomsky sung by: V. Nechipailo
Pauline: Irina Gurzo
Pauline sung by: L. Avdeyeva

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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