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: People of Many Lands: Temiar of the Hill Forests

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Greek Drama: Introduction to Philoctetes

Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Science and Life: 1: The Story of the Motor Car

The first of five programmes about transport.
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Fish for Tea: 1: A Trip on a Drifter

How fish comes from the sea to the fishmonger's shop.

The Suffolk Warrior sets out from Lowestoft to fish for herring in the North Sea.


Melodeon: Peter Kennedy
Script: Eric Crozier
Script/producer: Ronald Smedley
Film cameraman: Nat Crosby
Film editor: John Priestley
Joe Burrell: Peter Swanwick
Mrs Burrell: Gabrielle Blunt

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on Possessions

Inherited Wealth
The Duke of Bedford

Acquired Wealth
John Bloom

Fr. Bernard Orchard, Professor J.P. Corbett, Professor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

The Collector
Bruce Lacey

Personal Attitudes
Mary O'Brien, Ivor McGrigor Phillips, Percy Evins

Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee (Acquired Wealth): John Bloom
Interviewee (Renunciation): Fr. Bernard Orchard
Interviewee (Renunciation): Professor J.P. Corbett
Interviewee (The Collector): Bruce Lacey
Interviewee (Personal Attitudes): Mary O'Brien
Interviewee (Personal Attitudes): Ivor McGrigor Phillips
Interviewee (Personal Attitudes): Percy Evins
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Eileen Capel
Production Assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

BBC film
(to 14.45)

: The Liberal Party Assembly

A broadcast direct from the Conference Hall, Llandudno, of one of the Liberal Assembly's most important debates.

: Morning Star

A second showing of a Russian ballet film danced by the Khirgiz State Opera Company.
A Prince of the steppes, bewitched by a fatal enchantress, is saved by the love of a peasant girl, Morning Star.


Dancers: The Khirgiz State Opera Company

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather.


Presenter: Richard Baker

: British Open Brass Band Championship

Highlights from the 110th annual Festival held last Saturday at King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.


Presenter: Roger Moffat
Television presentation: Barney Colehan

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Designer: Ridley Scott
Associate Producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant Editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant Editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Heartbeat

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tom has the offer of a job which will Luke him far away from Maggie, and Ian gets a letter from Sally. Iris is accused of gossip-mongering, while Alison at last finds someone to share her troubles.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: David Whitaker
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Alison: Betty Cooper
Ian: Ronald Allen
Babbage: Donald Morley
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Lois: Dawn Beret
Iris: Louise Dunn
Clare Farrell: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Richard: Moray Watson
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Tim: Scot Finch
Murdoch: James Copeland
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Miss Lachlan: Madeleine Christie
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Cough Mixture

by A.J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Jan Read.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
Guest stars, Nora Nicholson, Joan Newell, Dorothy Gordon


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Jan Read
Director: William Slater
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dougal Todd: John Junkin
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Jessie Todd: Joan Newell
Mrs Todd: Nora Nicholson
Mrs Muir: Dorothy Gordon
George Muir: Colin Stuart Neal
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Gibson: Robert James
Police Sergeant: Philip Ray

: Adventure: The Man Who Loves Snakes

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

His name is C. J. P. Ionides. He is a big-game hunter turned naturalist who has become famous as a collector of venomous snakes. Margaret Lane spent six weeks with him in Tanganyika, where he lives, watching him handling dangerous snakes and herself learning to assist him in catching them.


Subject: C. J. P. Ionides
Devised and narrated by: Margaret Lane
Filmed by: Bernard Kunicki
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The News

: The Johnny Darling Show

Starring Anthony Newley
A comment on present-day show business first expressed by Mr. Anthony Newley on November 12, 1961.


Choreographer: Harry Naughton
Orchestrator: Ian Fraser
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Bryan Sears
Johnny Darling: Anthony Newley

: International Concert Hall

Rudolf Firkusny plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, in C minor with the London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Pierre Monteux
before an invited audience.


Pianist: Rudolf Firkusny
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by: Pierre Monteux
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Liberal Party Assembly

A report on the second day with Kenneth Harris.
From the special BBC-tv studio in the Conference Hall in Llandudno with recordings made during the day.


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. R. T. Brooks.


Conductor: The Rev. R. T. Brooks

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