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: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Food is the fuel and the building material of the body. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff discovers some of the ways plants and animals use their food.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Air, Land, and Water: The Weather Map

We have all wondered at some time what all those lines and figures mean. This programme looks at the method behind the Weather Map.
Introduced by Jack Armstrong.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Jack Armstrong
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Barbara Parker

: La Jeunesse Francaise: 3: Jeunes dans la Vie

Four programmes on young people in France today presented in French.

How much does the image of French youth presented nowadays by the popular press, newsreels, or New Wave films represent a true picture?
Introduced by Henri Appia.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Henri Appia
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Colin Nears

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Headline News

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. Pakistan

A visit to Lord's on the second day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Table Talk

Invited to lunch this week are seven journalists with opinions.
Including Mark Boxer, Erskine Childers, Barbara Griggs, Brian Redhead.


Panellist: Mark Boxer
Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Barbara Griggs
Panellist: Brian Redhead
Producer: Richard Francis

: Your World: 4: Give and Take

by John Wiles.
Alan Wilson gets through his third job in as many months and has to make some serious decisions about himself.


Writer: John Wiles
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Mr Wilson: Doel Luscombe
Alan Wilson: Nicholas Edmett
Selkirk: David Ap-Richards
Mr Romsey: Michael Poole
Milly: Mary Denison
Doreen: June Archer
Joy Savage: Irene French
Roy: Terence Edmond
Mrs Wilson: Barbara Lott
Peter: Gregory Warwick
Mr Bowles: Frank Seton

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. Pakistan

at Lord's

: Blue Peter

All Aboard with Christopher Trace and Anita West in a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Anita West
Producer: John Furness

: Parbottle Speaking!: 4: The Chinese Chauffeur

A detective adventure in six episodes.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
with Toke Townley, Anthony Jacobs

Mr. Parbottle is investigating the mystery of an illegal store of arms and its connection with the sinister Mr. Manalik. Why is Mr. Manalik threatening his niece Zuhra? Why doesn't he want Parbottle to see her?
From the North


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Tim Harvey
Film Cameraman: James Court
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Mustapha Manalik: Anthony Jacobs
Zuhra: Nadja Regin
Rahbi: Nicholas Amer
Horatio Parbottle: Toke Townley
Bill Paley: Harvey Hall
Chinese chauffeur: Kristopher Kum
Coalman: Patrick Connor
Armide Poropoulos: Steve Plytas
Inspector Hoggins: Tim Hudson
Abdul: Michael Manns

: The News

: Town and Around

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

News from the South and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton)

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. Pakistan

The end of the second day's play at Lord's.

: Introducing Pat O'Hare

with The Brian Fitzgerald Quartet
From the North


Singer: Pat O'Hare
Musicians: The Brian Fitzgerald Quartet
Presented by: John Ammonds

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Hot Ice and Cool Music

The Final of Television's skating competition from the Ice Stadium Nottingham.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
Judges Jean Muir, Roy Callaway
The sixth of a series of programmes in which six teams of top professional ice-skaters are judged on their interpretation of pop discs.


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Judge: Jean Muir
Judge: Roy Callaway
Discs edited by: Reg Perrin
Devised and produced by: Philip Lewis

: The Franchise Affair: Episode 1

A serial in six episodes by Josephine Tey.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.
Starring Rosalie Crutchley, Michael Aldridge, Veronica Turleigh
with Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Gladys Boot, Leslie French, Meg Wynn Owen


Author: Josephine Tey
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: George R. Foa
Betty Kane: Meg Wynn Owen
Mrs Wynn: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Sergeant: Ronald Mayer
Constable: Donald Conlon
Leslie Wynn: Barry Wilsher
Det -Insp Grant: Clifford Earl
Chief Insp Hallam: Edward Harvey
Marion Sharpe: Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs Sharpe: Veronica Turleigh
Robert Blair: Michael Aldridge
Mr Heseltine: Leslie French
Miss Tuff: Nelly Griffiths
Aunt Lin: Gladys Boot

: Panorama

goes to Stockholm
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby direct from Stockholm with reports from Ludovic Kennedy, James Mossman and Judith Chalmers.
Produced in association with Swedish Television


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Judith Chalmers
Director (in Stockholm): Torbjorn Axelman
Director (in London): Gerald Studdert-Kennedy
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Suspense: The Light Trap

by Ivan Roe.
with Bernard Archard, Gene Anderson, Derek Waring
See page 19


Writer: Ivan Roe
Producer: Owen Leeming
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Henry Carter: Bernard Archard
Rhona Carter: Gene Anderson
Tony Dyson: Derek Waring
Miss Wright: Rosamund Greenwood
Mr Richmond: Anthony Gardner
Inspector Duffield: Victor Brooks
Sergeant Wetherby: John Forbes Robertson
Mrs Marley: Kathleen Boutall
Police photographer: Mark Rose
Magistrate: Kenneth Edwards
Prosecuting Solicitor: Edward Jewesbury
Police Surgeon: Brian Hayes
Police Constable: Max Latimer
Fire Chief: Alan Rolfe
Ambulance men: Brian Vaughan
Ambulance men: John Simpson
Fireman: Leslie Wright
Police Constables: Steve Brady
Police Constables: Bill Bradley
Defence Solicitor: Robert Croudace
Members of Committee: Stan Dupree
Members of Committee: Rick Ferguson
Members of Committee: Lance Hepworth
Members of Committee: Maria Pope.
Members of Committee: Jackie Sykes

: Just for a While

Old-Time Dancing from Hammersmith Town Hall.
with Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
and featuring The Imperial Twostep, The Heather Waltz, The Tango Magenta, The Britannia Saunter, The Queen's Quadrilles, The Last Waltz
Demonstrations by Maurice Fletcher and Fay Burrows, Jack and Joyce Briggs, The Slough Formation Team (Trained by Miss Ada Unsworth M.C.), Jack Crossley.
Introduced by Jill Day.


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Dancer: Maurice Fletcher
Dancer: Fay Burrows
Dancer: Jack Briggs
Dancer: Joyce Briggs
Formation dancers: The Slough Formation Team
[Formation team] trained by: Miss Ada Unsworth
Dancer: Jack Crossley
Presenter: Jill Day
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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