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: Natural History: Mammals in Britain: 2: Badgers

Ernest Neal talks about the ways in which wild badgers live, and gives some clues to their presence in the countryside.
for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Ernest Neal

: Television Club

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: A Century of Change: 7: Britain and the Middle East

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
During the past hundred years Britain's strategic and commercial interests have involved her closely in the affairs of the Middle East.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Writer: Norman Longmate
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Producer: Peter Scroggs

: 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

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
including Ted Allen, Anna Russell, Rowena Hyde.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Guest: Ted Allen
Guest: Anna Russell
Guest: Rowena Hyde
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 7: The Blood System (ii)

Blood Donation is one of the most vital services we can give to our fellow men. Professor W. S. Bullough explains the minute structure of the blood and shows what happens in this country when blood is donated.
for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: The Big Insect

A second showing of a cartoon film from Poland.
All the animals of the jungle take to flight when a strange new insect appears in their midst.

: Whirlybirds: The Deacon

A series of adventure films about a helicopter.

After their helicopter has been chartered by a passenger, Chuck and P.T. find that they are the ones who are being 'taken for a ride'.

: Sportstime: Gymnastics

Geoffrey Wheeler introduces Gymnastics

From the Royal Air Force Station at St. Athan in Wales, Harry Littlewood instructs a group of boys and girls in the basic skills of this sport.
Also taking part are Britain's gymnastic champions Nick Stuart and Monica Rutherford, and other experts who will act as instructors The Grand Finale is a display by the famous R.A.F. Boys' Gymnastic Team, combining all these exercises.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Instructor: Harry Littlewood
Instructor: Nick Stuart
Instructor: Monica Rutherford
Programme edited by: Lawrie Higgins
Producer: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather

: Francis Durbridge Presents...: The World of Tim Frazer: Episode 12

A second showing of the serial written by Francis Durbridge and Charles Hatton.
[Starring] Jack Hedley as Tim Frazer
Starring Ralph Michael, Jack Watling
with Laurence Hardy, David Langton, Patrick McAlinney
Tim Frazer has discovered the reason for the death of Miss Thackeray. After helping the scientist Kurt Lander to escape from China, Miss Thackeray was murdered and Lander fell into the hands of Laurence James. On instructions from his department, Frazer meets Laurence James and arranges to 'buy' Kurt Lander. They agree to meet the following morning to complete the negotiations; but an 'accident' has been prepared for Frazer as he drives to the rendezvous.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Writer: Charles Hatton
Producer: Richmond Harding
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Technical supervision: Reg Callaghan
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Al Cross: Murray Evans
Tug Wallis: Colin Douglas
Rita Coleman: Helen Lindsay
Tim Frazer: Jack Hedley
Laurence James: Patrick McAlinney
Roger Thornton: David Langton
Mrs Crichton: Hazel Hughes
D. Norman Vincent: Walter Horsbrugh
Elwyn Roberts: Laurence Hardy
Davy Williams: Prysor Williams
Charles Ross: Ralph Michael
Major Lockwood: Jack Watling
Kurt Lander: John Stevenson Lang
Det-Supt Royd: John Glyn-Jones
Doctor: Robert Croudace
Youth: John Pike
Capt Stribling: Thomas Gallagher
Girl on the plane: Balbina

: 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

: Play Your Hunch

The show to keep you guessing.
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Barry Craine, Julie Alexander, The XYZ Band.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Barry Craine
Hostess: Julie Alexander
Musicians: The XYZ Band
Musical direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Research: Philip Hindin
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Production: Ronald Marsh

: Laramie: The Killer Legend

A Western film series.
Starring John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes with Guest star, Pat Conway

Jess befriends an ex-convict with a formidable reputation as a gunfighter - only to find that the man is determined to kill the Sheriff of Laramie.


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Tom Wade: Pat Conway

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Tonight's programme includes:

Association Football
A preview of the Sixth Round of the F.A. Cup.

Motor Racing
The story of one man's contribution to the sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme presented by: Bryan Cowgill
[Programme] edited by: Ronnie Noble
[Programme] edited by: Leslie Kettley

: The News

: The Keep

An excerpt from the comedy by Gwyn Thomas at the Royal Court Theatre London.
The scene is the large parlour in the Morton house in South Wales. Time: 1954
Televised by arrangement with the English Stage Company


Writer: Gwyn Thomas
Director: John Dexter
Designer: Ken Calder
Presented for television by: Mary Evans
Ben Morion: Mervyn Johns
Constantine Morton: Glyn Owen
Miriam Morton: Jessie Evans
Russell Morton: Tenniel Evans
Wallace Morton: Windsor Davies
Oswald Morton: Denys Graham
Alvin Morton: David Garfield

: Bookstand

A critical survey of books and writers.
Gwyn Thomas on The influence of Damon Runyon.

10.10-10.40 View of South and West


Item presenter (The influence of Damon Runyon): Gwyn Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: The Temperance Seven

present a programme of symphonic syncopation.
Including: That Certain Party, Blue, I May Be Wrong, Kaiser Drag


Musicians: The Temperance Seven
Script: Paul McDowell
Designer: Cephas Howard
Producer: Richard Evans

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Campau

gyda Carwyn James
Rhaglen i fwrw golwg ar chwaraeon ledled Cymru
Ffilmiau, nodweddion, trafodaethau a glewion chwarae Heno:
Hoci Merched: ffilm o'r g6m yn Limerick y Sadwrn diwethaf rhwng Cymru a Iwerddon
Rygbi: edrych ymlaen at ymweliad Cymru A Dulyn y Sadwrn nesaf a chipolwg ar y gem rhwng Ysgolion Cymru a Lloegr yng Nghaerdydd y Sadwrn diwethaf
Y rhaglen dan ofal TOM DAVIES
Welsh sports programme.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.30)


Presenter: Carwyn James

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