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: A Century of Change: 5: Britain and America

for Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 5: The Body Moves: 2: The Skeleton

for Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: More About Houses

At one time in Britain people built their houses with whatever was near at hand. This has helped to give our towns and villages their historic character. Today Christopher Trace goes to a stone-built village in the Isle of Purbeck to visit a stone quarry, to explore the old church, and examine the houses.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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

: Perspective: Experiments in Living

Is it possible to carry out unconventional systems of living successfully?; Is the family proving inadequate as a basic unit of society?
Three projects offer an answer:
An experimental group in London
John and Sally Seymour and their self-supporting family in Suffolk
St. Julian's in Kent
James Hemming, Educational psychologist, Dr. R. C. Webster, A Medical Officer of Health and Teddy Gold, Research worker in co-operative living discuss the need to experiment with new systems of living.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Elizabeth Thomas, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewee: John Seymour
Interviewee: Sally Seymour
Panellist: James Hemming
Panellist: Dr. R. C. Webster
Panellist: Teddy Gold
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Elizabeth Thomas
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Director: Margaret Smith
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.
for Schools


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Michael Gill

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: 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

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guest star, Arthur Askey
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Comedian: Arthur Askey
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Maurice Wiltshire
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: World Zoos: Naples

Introduced by James Fisher.
A visit to the most southerly zoo in Italy and to the quarantine park nearby which is a clearing station for animals destined for other zoos throughout the world.
Presented in co-operation with an Outside Broadcast team of the Italian Television Service
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Edited and produced by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Compact: Press Reception

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

A reception is held in a West End hotel for a new film star. Alec is sent to get photographs of her, but finds that this is not as simple as it seems.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Richard: Moray Watson
Penny: Jeanne Davis
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Alec: Leo Maguire
Bill Tracey: Howard Williams
Ruth: Anna Castaldini
Mark: Gareth Davies
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Ian: Ronald Allen
Sally: Monica Evans
Babbage: Donald Morley
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Mr Wildfell: Rex Graham
Reporters: Elizabeth Benson
Reporters: Peter Marden
Reporters: Rosemary Rogers
Iris: Louise Dunn
Jill: Joanna Wake
Kay: Justine Lord
Harvey Flinders: John Meillon
July Eve: Jacqueline Jones
Barry: Michael Ellison
Gillian: Dilys Watling

: The Defenders: The Trial of Jenny Scott

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

Lawrence Preston agrees to defend a woman accused of murdering her husband. All the evidence points to her guilt, and in an attempt to prove his client innocent Preston is forced to subject the prosecution's chief witness to a ruthless cross-examination.


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

: Your Life in their Hands: The Surgical Treatment of Deafness

One form of deafness common among active adults is otosclerosis.
Tonight's programme, the first in the series, shows how this can be overcome by the surgeon operating inside the ear through a special binocular microscope.
From King's College Hospital, London


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: Professional Boxing

direct from the Alex Griffiths promotion at the Drill Hall, Coventry.
An eight-round Middleweight contest
Mick Leahy v. Sandy Luke


Boxer: Mick Leahy
Boxer: Sandy Luke
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics


Associate Producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint presents: Afflicted One

Written and produced by Vernon Sproxton.
A filmed exposition of the life and thought of a Frenchwoman who has been described variously as prophet, psychopath, religious masochist, saint... Simone Weil.


Writer/producer: Vernon Sproxton
Speaker: Gustave Thibon
Speaker: Father J.M. Perrin
Speaker: Jacques Redon
Speaker: Maurice Schumann
Speaker: Leslie Paul
Voice: Margaret Tyzack
Voice: Brewster Mason
Narrator: R. T. Brooks
Film editor: Joseph Sterling
Sound: Robert Saunders

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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