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: Introducing Opera: 2: Music and Acting

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.25)

: Science and Life: 5: The Body's Defences

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Working Under the Sea: 2: The Deeps

The past ten years have seen a dramatic advance in man's exploration of the sea: nuclear submarines that can stay almost indefinitely under water; bathyscaphes that have reached the deepest parts of the ocean.
Christopher Trace introduces today's programme, and Dr. Tom Gaskell, research scientist for British Petroleum, talks about new developments in oceanography.
for Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: Dr. Tom Gaskell
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)

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: First Test Match

The first day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
See page 43


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

: Perspective on Eccentricity

This country has a tradition of cherishing its eccentrics. Can they continue to flourish in the present age of conformity? What should we miss without them?
Some individualists give their opinions including Margaret Rutherford, John Betjeman, Sir Albert Richardson, W. A. Foyle, A. E. Pickard, Harry Stopes-Roe,
Thomas Tasker.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: Margaret Rutherford
Interviewee: John Betjeman
Interviewee: Sir Albert Richardson
Interviewee: W. A. Foyle
Interviewee: A. E. Pickard
Interviewee: Harry Stopes-Roe
Interviewee: Thomas Tasker
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
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


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Michael Totton

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: First Test Match

A further visit to Edgbaston.

: Pops and Lenny

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall
and their guests, Joe Brown and his Bruvvers, Donna Douglas, The Mudlarks
Music by the Bert Hayes Octet


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Band: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
Singer: Donna Douglas
Singers: The Mudlarks
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: David Ellis
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Emerald Shore

A film from France.
The sea and the land play equal parts in the daily lives of the people of Brittany.
Commentary spoken by John Glen.


Narrator: John Glen
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: First Test Match

The close of the first day's play at Edgbaston.

: The Temperance Seven

present a programme of symphonic syncopation.
including: East St. Louis, Toodle-O, My Sweetie Went Away, Black Bottom
and another conjuring trick by John Gieves-Watson.

6.35-6.50 The Bath and West Show
(Rowridge, Brighton)

6.35-6.50 World of Sport: a preview of 1962 T.T. Week.


Musicians: The Temperance Seven
Conjuring trick: John Gieves-Watson
Script: Paul McDowell
Designer: Cephas Howard
Producer: Richard Evans

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: Compact: In a Spin

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling

Compact turns its attention to the world of pop music, and Alec faces a very embarrassing situation; while Alison and Clancey are both presented with heart-searching questions.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Director: Roger Jenkins
Sister: Hilary Mason
Richard: Moray Watson
Mr Briers: Jack Stewart
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Ian: Ronald Allen
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Chris: Frederick Jaeger
Sir Charles: Newton Blick
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mr Laylock: Toke Townley
Alec: Leo Maguire
Iris: Louise Dunn
Maureen: June Murphy
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Beth Francis: Jemma Hyde
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Clancey: Ann Morrish

: The Defenders: The Tarnished Cross

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

The young members of the Boys' Government League decide among themselves to 'try' one of their number for murder, having already made up their minds that he is guilty.


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
also Benny Lee and Maggie Fitzgibbon
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
[Actress]: Maggie Fitzgibbon

: The News

: Profile in Music

Victoria de los Angeles sings music with which she is particularly associated and talks to John Freeman.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conductor, Georges Pretre


Singer/interviewee: Victoria de Los Angeles
Interviewer: John Freeman
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conductor: Georges Pretre
Costumes: Joyce Hammond
Make-up: Maureen Winslade
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Prospect for Nonconformity: Programme 1

A fortnightly programme.

In 1662 the Act of Uniformity aimed at abolishing Nonconformity; paradoxically, it established it as a permanent part of British life.
What are the prospects for Nonconformity in 1962 when modern social, economic, and political factors blur the old distinctions? Why cannot the Free Churches come together?
This week: John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide introduces
The Rev. Dr. Ernest Payne General Secretary of the Baptist Union
The Rev. Dr. Howard Stanley General Secretary of the Congregational Union
The Rev. Dr. A. L. Macarthur General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of England
and Christopher Driver of The Guardian
June 14: The Methodist


Presenter: John Thompson
Panellist: The Rev. Dr. Ernest Payne
Panellist: The Rev. Dr. Howard Stanley
Panellist: The Rev. Dr. A. L. MacArthur
Panellist: Christopher Driver
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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