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: Discovering Science: The Wallflower

Wallflowers are amongst the most common of our spring flowers. In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes some interesting aspects of these plants that are, perhaps, taken too much for granted.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


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

: Air, Land, and Water: Landforms: The Work of Water

The first of four programmes describing how our natural scenery has been formed.
Introduced by Michael Wayte.
for Schools
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Michael Wayte
Film editor: John Walker
Filmed animations: Bura and Hardwick
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: La Jeunesse Francaise: 4: Pensee et Action

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

What are the intellectual, religious, and political enthusiasms of French students nowadays-and how much are they politically or socially active?
Introduced by Henri Appia.
BBC programme for Sixth Forms
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Henri Appia
Film cameraman: John Turner
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'l bethau
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Table Talk

Conversation, Comment, Controversy from people with opinions.
Including Edward Blishen, Erskine Childers, Shirley Williams.


Panellist: Edward Blishen
Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Shirley Williams
Producer: Richard Francis

: Your World: 5: Buy What You Like

Seven million young people in Great Britain spend about £1,000 million a year. What do they buy and how much choice do they have?
Introduced by Alan Little.
for Schools


Presenter: Alan Little
Producer: Paul Mitchell

: 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

: 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!: 5: Paley Goes It Alone

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

Pinkey Paley, Mr. Parbottle's assistant, breaks into the house where the sinister Mr. Manalik is holding Zuhra, his niece, as a prisoner. And Mr. Parbottle and the Inspector do not know where young Pinkey has gone!

Film sequences at Ham House by courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum
From the North
BBC recording


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Tim Harvey
Film Cameraman: James Court
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Zuhra: Nadja Regin
Bill Paley: Harvey Hall
Horatio Parbottle: Toke Townley
Inspector Hoggins: Tim Hudson
Mustapha Manalik: Anthony Jacobs
Rahbi: Nicholas Amer
Abdul: Michael Manne
Mahmoud: David Langton
Chinese chauffeur: Kristopher Kum
Armide Poropoulos: Steve Plytas
Arab: Bert Lena
Arab: Derek Hunt

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Wednesday at 9.55
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Hot Ice Special: The 'Smooth' Disc Show

Alan Weeks introduces thirty minutes of new discs, interpreted on ice by your favourite skaters from the past Hot Ice series.


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Discs edited by: Reg Perrin
Devised and produced by: Philip Lewis

: The Franchise Affair: Episode 2

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, Jack May

The Sharpes have denied Betty Kane's accusation, but their denial is unsupported, while Betty's description of the house and its contents is accurate in every particular. Robert Blair, the country solicitor acting for the Sharpes, has no belief in their innocence.


Author: Josephine Tey
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: George R. Foa
Robert Blair: Michael Aldridge
Christina: Ann Tirard
Aunt Lin: Gladys Boot
Mr Heseltine: Leslie French
Det-Insp Grant: Clifford Earl
Mrs Wynn: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Leslie Wynn: Barry Wilsher
Tony Bredon: Derek Aylward
Marion Sharpe: Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs Sharpe: Veronica Turleigh
Chief Insp Hallam: Edward Harvey
Kevin Macdermott: Jack May
A man: Howard Douglas

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Suspense: Killer in the Band

by Margot Bennett.


Writer: Margot Bennett
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: Paul Bernard
Musical Director: David Willis
Music composed and arranged by/Music played by: Norman Cave
Music played by: Tony Coe
Music played by: Les Condon
Music played by: Damion Robinson
Music played by: Dave Willis
Music played by: Don Lawson
Dave: Eric Thompson
Fred: Bruce Wightman
Leslie: Tracey Lloyd
Nixie: Patricia Burke
Dowser: Derrick Sherwin
Nutty: David Saire
Joe: David Andrews
Charlie: Cavan Malone
Elise: Hana Pravda
David: Kit Williams
Houseboy: Dimitri Andreas
Barman: Anthony Wager
Bernard: David Langton
Miss Eaton: Polly Adams
Lily: Mary Jordan
Belle: Mollie Sugden

: Just for a While

A programme of Old-Time Dancing from Hammersmith Town Hall, London.
with Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
and featuring The Marine Fourstep, The Veleta, The Royal Empress Tango, The Milbrook Foxtrot, The Military Twostep, The Last Waltz.
Demonstrations by Harold Hulley and Doreen Edwards, Charles and Barbara Hale,
Jack McConachie and the London-Scottish Dancers
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crossley
Introduced by Sonia Roy.


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Dancer: Harold Hulley
Dancer: Doreen Edwards
Dancer: Charles Hale
Dancer: Barbara Hale
Dancer: Jack McConachie
Dancers: The London-Scottish Dancers
Master of Ceremonies: Jack Crossley
Presenter: Sonia Roy
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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