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: People of Many Lands: Silk Weavers of Laos

Previously shown on Tuesday

: Philoctetes: Part 1

Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: An Introduction

First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: 2: The Turbine Engine

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Fish for Tea: 2: What Happens at Lowestoft

How fish comes from the sea to the fishmonger's shop.
A visit to a herring auction and to kippering houses, traditional and modern.
'Caller Herrin' sung by children from Pakefield Primary School, Lowestoft
for Schools
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on Hats

High Hats, Low Halt, Bad Hats, No Hats
Katharine Whitehorn, Fashion Editor of The Observer.
James Laver, Author and social historian
Peter Shepherd, Millinery designer
Interviewer, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: Katharine Whitehorn
Interviewee: James Laver
Interviewee: Peter Shepherd
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Producer: Peter Dunkley

: 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


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

: Racing: The Ascot Heath Meeting

3.0 Gordon Carter Handicap over 2 miles

3.30 Clarence House Stakes over 6 furlongs

4.0 Lichfield Nursery Stakes over 5 furlongs

(to 16.05)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
With Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, The Schaller Brothers
Guest star, Eden Kane and Double or Drop
Music by The Bert Hayes Octet


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Comic trampolinists: The Schaller Brothers
Singer/guest star: Eden Kane
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Eddie Maguire
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

: The White Heather Club

Your host Andy Stewart introduces Sally Logan, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Pipe Major Angus MacDonald, Harry Carmichael
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers
and Ian Powrie and his Band


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Sally Logan
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Piper: Pipe Major Angus MacDonald
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Agnes Duncan
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
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: Trapped

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark and Clare are trapped by circumstances-but a very different kind of trap is prepared for Adrian. Mike does some sleuthing, and solves the mystery of the office informer.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Workman: Denis Cleary
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Mme Roussin: Annette Carell
Receptionist: Betty Ellis
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Lois: Dawn Beret
Bryan Marchant: Keith Buckley
Carol Beach: Mandy Miller
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Ian: Ronald Allen
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Alison: Betty Cooper
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Tim: Scot Finch
Babbage: Donald Morley
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Tom: Donald Hewlett

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Carver Tam

by A. J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Robert Stewart.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Alan Finlay
Guest stars, Duncan Lamont, Jenny Laird, Simon Lack


Author: A. J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Robert Stewart
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Tam: Duncan Lamont
Ian: Murray Gilmore
Alison: Jenny Laird
Customer in pub: Peter Stuart-Smith
Duthie: Joe Greig
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Robb: Mona Bruce
Ada Robb: Ursula Jenkins
Ritchie Murray: Simon Lack
Margaret Murray: Nora Laidlaw
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn

: Adventure: Desert Journey

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

In September 1917 Lawrence of Arabia blew up a Turkish train on what is now the border of Saudi Arabia. Tom Stobart and Ralph Izzard travel far into the Jordan desert to discover what traces, if any, are left of the famous guerilla action.
Described by Tom Stobart.


Traveller/narrator: Tom Stobart
Traveller: Ralph Izzard
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Filmed by: Michael Gore
Film editor: Peter Heelas
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The News

: The Brockenstein Affair

A play.
with music by John Keir Cross from the story by George R. Preedy.
'A Flourish for Drums'
With an accompaniment for trumpets set for the Imperial Army of the Tsar of All the Russias under Prince Zadikov at the Chateau Brockenstein (Bohemia)
Starring Helen Cherry, Simon Lack, Elisabeth Welch, William Mervyn


Music/lyrics: John Keir Cross
From the story by: George R. Preedy
Choral arrangements: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Paul
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Joseph Sterling
Telerecording editor: Richard Barclay
Costumes supervised by: Hilary Corbett
Make-up supervised by: Cherry Alston
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Douglas Moodie
Monsieur Trainel: Ivan Samson
Madame Trainel: Joan Young
Their grandchildren: Franz: Nicholas Roylance
Their grandchildren: Jeanne: Carla Challoner
Josef: David Keir
Page: Ricardo Weeks
Miss Pettigrew: Helen Cherry
Didine: Roberta D'Esti
Burgomaster: William Mervyn
Corinne: Elisabeth Welch
Prince Zadihov: Simon Lack

: City of Gold

A documentary film produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Now almost a ghost town, Dawson City was once the gateway to the most famous gold rush in history-the Klondike.
Pierre Berton, novelist and son of one of the pioneer prospectors, vividly recaptures the spirit of those hectic days and recalls the events experienced by his father.


Narrator: Pierre Berton

: Viewpoint

A filmed interview with Dr. Hendrik Kraemer a Dutch Protestant, modestly calling himself 'a layman who dabbles in theology', who has been for many years a vital force in the movement for church unity.
Interviewer, John Huxtable


Interviewee: Dr. Hendrik Kraemer
Interviewer: John Huxtable
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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