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

Introduced by Windsor Davies.
for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Windsor Davies

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

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Looking After Animals: 2: The Work of a Zoo Keeper

Christopher Trace talks about the work of a zoo keeper and finds out what happens behind the scenes at Bristol Zoo.

for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film cameraman: George Shears
Film cameraman: Hannen Foss
Film editor: John Priestley
Producer: Carol Goodman

: 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 Gwynn Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal IFOR Rebs, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Perspective: Citizens of the World

How can ordinary people be helped to think of themselves as citizens of a world, as well as of a nation?
Three successful examples:
Pestalozzi Children's Village
The International Voluntary Service to give help wherever needed
Voluntary Service Overseas in which young people can give a year's work in less developed countries
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Arranged and directed by: 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.
BBC 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, The Karl Heinz Chimpanzees
Guest star, Ronnie Carroll
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
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

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Mrs. Tony Edwards, Ross Watson, Bernard Spiers
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Mrs. Tony Edwards
Panellist (The Challengers): Ross Watson
Panellist (The Challengers): Bernard Spiers
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: 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: A Breath of Air

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

While the revelation about Ian Hart causes a considerable flurry in the office, Alec escapes for the day to photograph the activities of a gliding club. He thought he would be able to do this from ground level, but...


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Agnes Evan
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry
Kay: Justine Lord
Sylvia: Vicky Harrington
Iris: Louise Dunn
Sally: Monica Evans
Ian: Ronald Allen
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mary Brown: Frances Bennett
Alec: Leo Maguire
Billie Agnew: Vanessa Thornton
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Richard: Moray Watson
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Babbage: Donald Morley
Jack Houghton: Lawrence James
Gwen: Rowena Gregory
Clancey: Ann Morrish

: The Defenders: The Bedside Murder

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


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

: Your Life in their Hands: Osteo-Arthritis of the Hip

One in every eight elderly people have this disease. The programme shows how the symptoms of stiffness and pain can be relieved by surgery, and in severe cases the diseased parts can be replaced by an artificial joint.
From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Czechoslovakia

Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the bouts in this International Tournament from St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow.
See page 43


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate Producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint

Viewpoint presents a filmed interview with Father Yves M.-J. Congas, O.P., Consultant to the Theological Commission of the coming Ecumenical Council in Rome.
'Bishops and Cardinals are practically never in occasions and places where men freely express themselves... Members of the upper hierarchy should take a workers' train in the rush period at least once a year'.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide.


Interviewee: Father Yves M.-J. Congas
Presenter: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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