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: Natural History: Mammals in Britain: 4: Seals

for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Television Club

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.25)

: A Century of Change: 9: From Colony to Commonwealth

Written by Norman Longmate.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
This programme looks at the development of those parts of the Commonwealth which have been populated for the most part by white emigrants.
BBC recording 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 yng nghwmni OWEN Edwards Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES , IFOR REES JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(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

: Wednesday Magazine

A mid-week miscellany.
Introduced by David Jacobs.
Georges Simenon, Creator of 'Inspector Maigret' and Madame Simenon
Mrs. Iain Macleod, Wife of the Leader of the House of Commons
and Three homeless animals in search of new owners


Presenter: David Jacobs
Guest: Georges Simenon
Guest: Madame Simenon
Guest: Mrs. Iain Macleod (Evelyn Macleod)
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Production assistant: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Science and Life: How Your Body Works: 9: The Senses (ii): Seeing and Balancing

How is a tightrope-walker able to walk across a thin steel cable, suspended over a chasm, without falling to his death? By what means can our eyes see clearly objects both near and far away-and how does this help us to keep our balance?
Presented by Professor W. S. Bullough.
for Schools


Presenter: Professor W. S. Bullough
Director: Bill Scott
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: An Unwelcome Guest

A second showing of a cartoon film from Poland.
An old man who is very proud of his hives of bees is tormented by the visits of a greedy little bear.

: Whirlybirds: The Big Lie

Owing to his habit of making up stories, a small boy remains friendless at school until P.T. and Chuck remedy the situation.

: Sportstime: Association Football

Geoffrey Wheeler introduces Association Football

Each week some 3,000 school-boys practise soccer at the L.C.C. Sports Centre, Barn Elms, Putney.
Today Walter Winterbottom Director of Coaching to the Football Association and England Team Manager instructs some of these boys in the basic skills.
Such star players as West Ham's Welsh International Phil Woosnam, Malcolm Musgrove, Ron Tindall, and Bobby Moore, all F.A. Coaches, will also be taking group activities.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Instructor: Walter Winterbottom
Coach: Phil Woosnam
Coach: Malcolm Musgrove
Coach: Ron Tindall
Coach: Bobby Moore
Editor: 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

: Adventure: Dyak

Longhouse Life with the Land Dyaks

A second showing of Bill Geddes's unusual film taken among the strange and attractive people of Mentu Tapuh in the jungle of north Borneo.


Filmmaker: Bill Geddes
Narrator/series edited by: David Attenborough
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston

: 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

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.
presenting News - Action - Personalities
Tonight's programme includes:

Sportsview looks ahead to the flat season which starts next week.

European Cup Semi-Final
A preview of the first-leg match Benfica v. Spurs to be played in Lisbon later tonight.


Presenter: David Coleman
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Laramie: Shadows in the Dust

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

Always ready for trouble, Slim is trailing a gang of rustlers; but there is danger ahead which even he does not expect.


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

: 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

: The News

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of The Liberal Party
The Rt. Hon. J. Grimond, M.P.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. J. Grimond

: The Pirates of Penzance

or The Slave of Duty
by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
Scenes from the new production at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.
Televised by arrangement with Tennent Productions, Ltd.


Music and libretto: W. S. Gilbert
Music and libretto: Arthur Sullivan
Director: Tyrone Guthrie
Musical adviser: Louis Applebaum
Designer: Brian Jackson
Musical director: Kenneth Alwyn
Dances arranged by: Douglas Campbell
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Ruth: Irene Byatt
Samuel, the Pirate King's Lieutenant: Donald Young
Frederick, the Pirate Apprentice: Andrew Downie
The Pirate King: Harry Mossfield
Edith: Annabelle Adams
Kate: Genevieve Gordon
Mabel, Another Daughter: Marion Studholme
Major-General Stanley: Eric House
Sergeant of Police: Howell Glynne
Pirates and Policemen: [uncredited]

: Bookstand

A critical survey of books and writers.
Produced by Christopher Burstall

10.30-11.0 View of South and West
Introduced by Tom Salmon.


Producer (Bookstand): Christopher Burstall
Presenter (View of South and West): Tom Salmon

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Dylanwadau

Y Gwir Anrhydeddus
James Griffiths , A.S. yn cae! ei holi gan Aneirin Talfan
Y telediad yng ngofal ALED VAUGHAN
Recordiad y BBC
Influences: Rt. Hon. James Griffiths, M.P., talks to Aneirin Talfan.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.35)


Unknown: Gwir Anrhydeddus
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: Aled Vaughan
Interviewee: Rt. Hon. James Griffiths
Interviewer: Aneirin Talfan

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