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: The Restless Atom: 9: Matter and Energy

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Going to Work: 9: Work in a Pottery

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Natural History: Mammals in Britain: 4: Seals

Professor Humphrey Hewer illustrates the life of the grey seal, which breeds on islands and rocky cliffs on the west coast of Britain and the Farne Islands.
for Schools
First shown in February 1959
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor Humphrey Hewer
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 a phynciau yng nghwmni Owen EDWARDS Rhaglen ddvddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES , Ifor Rees JACK WILLIAMS
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Home at One-Thirty

with Rosemary McRobert and Paul Maxwell.

Growing Herbs in a Window Box
Frances Perry

Failures in Cake Baking
Gwen Marchant

You and the Law: Responsibility for injury on premises-landlord or tenant?
Dudley Perkins

A Professional Approach to Dressmaking: 1: Setting in a sleeve
Winifred Pegler

The New Line in Shoes


Presenter: Rosemary McRobert
Presenter: Paul Maxwell
Item presenter (Growing Herbs in a Window Box): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Failures in Cake Baking): Gwen Marchant
Item presenter (You and the Law): Dudley Perkins
Item presenter (A Professional Approach to Dressmaking): Winifred Pegler
Editor: Ann Shead

: Television Club: Making an Indoor Garden

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
This week the Wade family are Making an Indoor Garden
for Schools


Writer/producer: Alan Hancock
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Director: Michael Simpson
Mr Wade: Bernard Kay
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Derek Russell: William Victor
Peggy Russell: Jennifer Moss

: 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: 4: Cristo and the Noble Art

Written by Alan Poirier.
English version by Alan Adair.
[Starring] Achille Zavatta as Cristobal

A visit to the annual fair is profitable for Cristo, but amongst the crowds he loses Roger and Mimi. What will become of them?


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 Jean Ramsay, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Pat Henderson and Ron Plummer, Harry Carmichael
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Jean Ramsay
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Singer: Pat Henderson
Dancer: Ron Plummer
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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: Shocks and Bruises

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
Now that Compact's circulation figures are healthy, Ian is determined to alter the magazine to suit his own taste. Meanwhile, Mark is well enough to talk to the police.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Joan Craft
Mark: Gareth Davies
Doctor: John Graham
Police Sergeant: Frank Pettitt
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Sally: Monica Evans
Alison: Betty Cooper
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Ian: Ronald Allen
Richard: Moray Watson
Kay: Justine Lord
Iris: Louise Dunn
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Steve: Ian Curry
Babbage: Donald Morley
Ruth: Anna Castaldini
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Sir Charles: Newton Blick

: Sykes and a Dream

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes
featuring Hattie Jacques
with Moira Redmond
and Richard Caldicot, Patricia Hayes, Brian Rawlinson, Sidney Keith, Leonard Grahame, Louis Haslar


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actress]: Moira Redmond
[Actor]: Richard Caldicot
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Brian Rawlinson
[Actor]: Sidney Keith
[Actor]: Leonard Grahame
[Actor]: Louis Haslar

: Z Cars: 12: What Kind of Hero?

by Michael Ashe.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A road tanker overturned - a man trapped: Lynch and Steele face the emergency with a flourish Head-quarters finds disturbing. And there is a young stranger on the scene.


Writer: Michael Ashe
Director: Morris Barry
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences - Cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film sequences - Editor: Ian Callaway
Script Editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Ross
PC Lynch: James Ellis
PC Steele: Jeremy Kemp

: The News

: Man of Vision: Lord Trenchard, Marshal of the R.A.F.

Lord Trenchard, Father of the Royal Air Force, was one of the great men of this century. In his reluctance to accept any sort of publicity, he insisted that his story should not be told until after his death. His biography is to be published shortly, and for the first time his contribution can be measured.


Narrator: Sir Brian Horrocks
Special animated maps by: Alfred Wurmser
Film editor: Roy Fry
Producer: Therese Denny

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
Scenes from:
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Colossus of Rhodes (with Rory Calhoun), The Happy Thieves
Robert Robinson talks to Tom Ewell, American comedian and star of Seven Year Itch and State Fair.
Films by courtesy of M-G-M and United Artists


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Tom Ewell
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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