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: Introducing Opera: 1: Voices and Character

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 4: Microbes and Antiseptics

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Working Under the Sea: 1: The Shallows

From earliest times man has tried to conquer the silent world of the sea. Christopher Trace and Lieut.-Cmdr. William Brook Filer, M.B.E., G.M., chief diving instructor at H.M.S. Vernon, take a look at divers today and some of the problems they face.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: Lieut.-Cmdr. William Brook Filer
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: John Priestley
Director: Joy Whitby
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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)

: The News

: Perspective on Fringe Medicine

The public must be protected against exploitation by charlatans, but many sincere people practise medicine outside the organised medical profession. What contribution do they make to society?
Included in this programme are: A Naturepath, A Homeopath, An Osteopath, A Physician, A Surgeon.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: A Naturepath [name uncredited]
Interviewee: A Homeopath [name uncredited]
Interviewee: An Osteopath [name uncredited]
Interviewee: A Physician [name uncredited]
Interviewee: A Surgeon [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research assistant: Ann Dally
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
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m


Producer: Bill Scott

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Pops and Lenny

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall
and their guests, Carol Deene, Frank Ifield, The Jolaes Puppets, Bert Weedon
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet
Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer/guest: Carol Deene
Singer/guest: Frank Ifield
Puppeteers/guests: The Jolaes Puppets
Guitarist/guest: Bert Weedon
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: David Ellis
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: What's Cooking?

Written and directed by Trevor Hill.
An artist, a chef, and the staff of a modern Norwegian pottery works concoct a new dish.
BBC North Regional Film Unit


Writer/director: Trevor Hill
Photographed in Stavanger by: Bob Sleigh
Film editor: Arthur Smith

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Mavis Abley, Ralph Corden, Gervis Frere-Cook
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Mavis Abley
Panellist (The Challengers): Ralph Corden
Panellist (The Challengers): Gervis Frere-Cook
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 Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


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

: Headline News

: Compact: Day of Frenzy

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian becomes acquainted with Sally's father and mother, but Sally doesn't find it easy to cope with him in her own home. Alec learns about the strange world of the pop singer, while Clancey helps Richard to be patient.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Director: Joan Craft
Ted Henderson: Michael Golden
Jean Henderson: Noel Dyson
Sally: Monica Evans
Ian: Ronald Allen
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lois: Dawn Beret
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Harry Kane: Reginald Marsh
Alec: Leo Maguire
Janet: Angela Douglas
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Richard: Moray Watson
Billy Cope: John Bennett
Laurie Dare: Brian Alexis
Tiny: Fred Hugh
Mr Laylock: Toke Townley
Chris Larsen: Frederick Jaeger
Andersen: Paul Hansard

: The Defenders: The Hickory Indian

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

Professor Hopkins, head of the Governor's commission of enquiry, is appointed special prosecutor in a case of extortion in the clothing trade. Lawrence Preston finds himself opposing the man who was his much respected professor in law school.


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

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Dick Emery
endorsed by Frank Thornton, Harold Berens, Joe Gibbons, Leon Thau, Anthea Wyndham, Janette Rowselle and Benny Lee
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
Cartoon film by Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: The Square Seven
Incidental music and Square Seven directed by: Ron Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Harold Berens
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actress]: Anthea Wyndham
[Actress]: Janette Rowselle
[Actor]: Benny Lee

: The News

: On the Spot

The public hearing of the Final of Get Ahead.
Four successful semi-finalists are 'On the Spot' for the Final
Their abilities to 'Get Ahead' are judged by Sir Miles Thomas, Mrs. John Profumo,
William Hardcastle chairman
Introduced by Peter West.
BBC Outside Broadcast from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London
See page 43


Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Mrs. John Profumo (Valerie Hobson)
Judge/chairman: William Hardcastle
Presenter: Peter West
Settings: Lionel Radford
Film sequences for the series directed by: Mary Evans
Editor: Peter Pierce
Presented for television by: Innes Lloyd

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. A. C. Bridge.


Conductor: The Rev. A. C. Bridge

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