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: 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
First shown on Thursday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Christopher Trace

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Dissolving Things

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 yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS Rhaglen ddyddiot dan ofal IFOR Rees , JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Let's Imagine: The Pleasures of Bath

Nowhere so much scandal, nowhere so little sin
A holiday in a city 200 years ago where you are the actors on a vast stage, set for the daily performance of a comedy of manners.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.
From the West


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Peter Bale

: Looking at the United States: The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains

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
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Mikki the Martian

A visitor from Outer Space with Ray Alan.


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan

: Stranger on the Shore: Episode 2

A second showing of the story by Sheila Hodgson.


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Settings: Raymond Cusick
Music composed and played by: Mr. Acker Bilk
David Gough: Richard Vernon
Mrs Gough: Beatrix MacKey
Penelope Gough: Amanda Grinling
Paul (Podger) Gough: Denis Gilmore
Mr Smith-Burgeon: John Brooking
Marie-Helene Ronsin: Jeanne Le Bars
Robert: Francois Landry
Nicole: Jacky Allouis
Terry: Leonard Monaghan
Michael: Michael Lewin
Peter: Colin Spaull
Lotte: Elyn Torna
Shop assistant: Joy Osborne
Waitress: Eliza Buckingham

: Film Club: Thrillers

This week's topic: Thrillers
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.


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: Roses

Percy Thrower with Joe Elliott, Gloucestershire.

Hybrid Teas-Floribundas-Climbers-Standards
The last few weeks for planting new roses for 1962 blooms
Pruning and feeding established varieties
The First Flowers of the New Year in the Alpine House
Ideas for the amateur alpine enthusiast
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Joe Elliott
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes 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: The World of the Wasp

Continuing his close look at the myriad small animals of East Africa, Armand Denis shows the complex world of the insects, in which the hunter may itself become the victim of a stealthy parasite.
Fifth programme in a new film series
From the West


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Dr. Kildare: Stepping Stone

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

Old Dr. Max Keller may have destroyed his health by acting as his own guinea-pig in his research work; but so long as he has contributed something to the advancement of medicine he feels he has not lived in vain.


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

: Benny Hill: 3: The Constant Viewer

Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill
Benny Hill in a new series of light-hearted half-hours
featuring Jeremy Hawk, Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Hayes, Peter Cavanagh, Annabelle Lee, Ann Lancaster, Jennifer Browne, Valerie Bell, Dennis Chinnery


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Benny Hill
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Bert Noggsmith: Benny Hill
Uncle Charlie: Jeremy Hawk
Harry Smith: Hugh Lloyd
Mrs. Noggsmith: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Peter Cavanagh
Elsie: Annabelle Lee
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actress]: Jennifer Browne
Alma Noggsmith: Valerie Bell
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery

: The News

: The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

by Arthur W. Pinero.
Starring Elizabeth Sellars
with Peter Williams, Margaretta Scott, Bernard Archard
also Jennifer Wilson, Fiona Duncan


Writer: Arthur W. Pinero
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Morse: Christopher Hodge
Cayley Drummle: Bernard Archard
Aubrey Tanqueray: Peter Williams
Gordon Jayne M.D.: Seymour Green
Frank Misquith, Q.C., M.P.: Desmond Llewelyn
Paula: Elizabeth Sellars
Morgan, the gardener: Beckett Bould
Ellean: Fiona Duncan
Gregory, the manservant: Terence Brook
Mary, the maidservant: Mary McMillen
Mrs Cortelyon: Margaretta Scott
Lady Orreyed: Jennifer Wilson
Sir George Orreyed, Bt: Richard Carpenter
Captain Hugh Ardale, V.C.: Gary Watson

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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