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: Going to Work: 6: Making Shoes

(to 11.25)

: Natural History: 1: Mammals in Britain

Professor W. S. Bullough describes the main features of mammals and introduces the seven groups found in Britain.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Director: Michael Totton
Producer: Eric Simms

: 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 ft phynciau yng nghwmni Owen Edwards
Gwaith ymchwil, Harri Gwynn Rhaglen ddvddiol dan ofal Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Home at One-Thirty

with Rosemary McRobert and Paul Maxwell.

Flower Clubs
Sheila Macqueen, Mary Barnard

Ideas on Flat Conversion
Michael Inchbald

You and the Law: The legal conditions for marriage
Dudley Perkins

Animal Surgery
W. M. Wadman Taylor, M.R.C.V.S.

New Line in Spring Suits
Shown by Marty Batten, Jose Waring, Jean Clarke, Sylvia Marshall.


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (Flower Clubs): Sheila Macqueen
Item presenter (Flower Clubs): Mary Barnard
Item presenter (Ideas on Flat Conversion): Michael Inchbald
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Item presenter (Animal Surgery): W. M. Wadman Taylor
Model (New Line in Spring Suits): Marty Batten
Model (New Line in Spring Suits): Jose Waring
Model (New Line in Spring Suits): Jean Clarke
Model (New Line in Spring Suits): Sylvia Marshall
Editor: Ann Shead

: Television Club: Smash and Grab!

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Michael Johns
Director: Michael Simpson
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Police Sergeant: Raymond Mason
Policewoman: Joan Mane
Thief: Michael Stainton

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Cristobal and Company: Part 1: An Old Document

Written by Alan Poirier
English version by Alan Adair
with Achille Zavatta as Cristobal

Two children, Mimi and Roger, see a bottle floating in the River Seine and borrow a boat to retrieve it. This incident leads them to meet a funny old lock-keeper, Cristobal, and sets all three of them on a treasure hunt.


Writer: Alan Poirier
English version by: Alan Adair
Director: Jean Bacque
Cristobal: Achille Zavatta

: What's New?

Peter West brings into camera each week some of the new inventions and new ideas which are changing the way we live.
Reporters: Polly Elwes, David Dimbleby, Brian Johnston


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Script: Michael Williams
Research: Joanne Symons
Edited and produced by: Brian Robins

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: The White Heather Club

Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Stella O'Neill and Kevin Campbell, Harry Carmichael
The Aeolian Singers
Conductor, Anne Wiseman
The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland

6.20-6.35 Treasures of the South: John Arlott's cricket mementoes
6.35-6.50 South-West by South: Wrecks -


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Dancer: Stella O'Neill
Dancer: Kevin Campbell
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Aeolian Singers
[Singers] conductor: Anne Wiseman
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen
Presenter (Treasures of the South): John Arlott

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Compact: A True Story

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Sally is very upset when she realises that Gillian's fiance, Barry, must have overheard her saying that Gillian was the office thief. She confides in Alison, who tries to put things right.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: John Cooper
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Joan Craft
Babbage: Donald Morley
Kay: Justine Lord
Alison: Betty Cooper
Sally: Monica Evans
Gillian: Dilys Watling
Iris: Louise Dunn
Barman: Keith Ashley
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Cy Rowlands: Gordon Tanner
Sylvia: Vicky Harrington
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Mark: Gareth Davies
Barry Wade: Michael Ellison
Ruth: Anna Castaldini
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Shop Assistant: Mela White
Alec: Leo Maguire
Mr Thurston: Dennis Edwards

: Sykes and an Elephant

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes
featuring Hattie Jacques
with Deryck Guyler, Joan Hickson, Colin Douglas and Birma
(Filming facilities by permission of Billy Smart's Circus)


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
Policeman: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Joan Hickson
[Actor]: Colin Douglas

: Z Cars: No.9: Fire!

by Allan Prior.
The call-sign is Zulu - they call them Z Cars. There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

The report of a burning barn takes P.C.s Smith and Weir into the country, searching for a fire-raiser.


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor: Joseph Sterling
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose

: The News

: Nehru: Man of Two Worlds

A film portrait.
"I have become a queer mixture of East and West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere."
"A fairly important part of me has been made by England."
"To serve India in the battle of freedom is honour enough."
"Here is a man without malice and without fear." (Winston Churchill)

Speakers include: Mrs. V.L. Pandit; Mrs. Indira Gandhi; Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., the last Viceroy of India; Fenner Brockway, M.P.; Sir Grimwood Mears, K.C.I.E.
Commentary written and spoken by Patrick O'Donovan.

(see page 27)


Subject: Nehru [Jawaharlal Nehru]
Speaker: Mrs. V.L. Pandit
Speaker: Mrs. Indira Gandhi
Speaker: Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Speaker: Fenner Brockway
Speaker: Sir Grimwood Mears
Writer/Narrator: Patrick O'Donovan
Editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: International Concert Hall

Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Paul Beard) with Tossy Spivakovsky violin as soloist in Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole before an invited audience.
The programme also includes
The Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner's Lohengrin and Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell (Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra)

On March 13 Samson Francois plays Ravel's Piano Concerto in Q major with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Pritchard


Orchestra conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
Violinist: Tossy Spivakovsky
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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