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: People of Many Lands

Previously shown on Tuesday

: The Bacchae

Introduced by Bernard Williams.
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)


Presenter: Bernard Williams

: Engineering Science

First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: The Story of Salt

A visit to Cheshire to find out about an important industry.
Introduced by Stuart Hutchison.
for Schools
First shown in February 1961
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Stuart Hutchison
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Vatican Council II

See panel
(to 12.15)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Perspective

asks Must We Grow Old?

What is ageing?
Dr. Alex Comfort, Reader in Zoology, University College, London.

How long can we expect to live?
Dr. Bernard Benjamin, Chief Population Statistician, General Register Office

The Dean of Canterbury, P. L. Krohn, Professor of Gerontology, Birmingham University, Dr. David Hall, Biochemist, Leeds University, A radiobiologist.

Attitudes to age
Dr. Alistair Heron, Medical Research Council, Liverpool University, Peter Townsend
London School of Economics.

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


Interviewee (What is ageing?): Dr. Alex Comfort
Interviewee (How long can we expect to live?): Dr. Bernard Benjamin
Interviewee (Rejuvenation): The Dean of Canterbury [Hewlett Johnson]
Interviewee (Rejuvenation): P. L. Krohn
Interviewee (Rejuvenation): Dr. David Hall
Interviewee (Rejuvenation): A radiobiologist [name uncredited]
Interviewee (Attitudes to age): Dr. Alistair Heron
Interviewee (Attitudes to age): Peter Townsend
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Eileen Capel
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Colin Nears

: Interval

: The Conservative Party Conference: The Common Market debate

Recordings from this morning's debate in the Conference Hall, Llandudno.
(to 16.45)


Director: Mary Evans
Producer: John Grist

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Pinky and Perky and Co. and Double or Drop.


Presenter/Double or Drop is devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Music: 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 The Barry Sisters, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.


Presenter/Singer: Andy Stewart
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Cconductor (The Scottish Junior Singers): Agnes Duncan
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: 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
Associate Producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate Producer: Jack Gold
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant Editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Day of Revelations

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Adrian almost gives himself away. Iris has a surprise caller. Lois makes plans for her future with Mike, but hits an unexpected snag.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Ted Dicks
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Clare Farrell: Janet Hargreaves
Richard: Moray Watson
Adrian Coombs: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
'Copper' Beach: Mandy Miller
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Bryan Marchant: Keith Tuckley
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Snap Diagnosis

by A. J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Jan Read.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Alan Finlay
Guest stars: Patrick Troughton, Marion Mathie


Author: A. J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Jan Read
Producer: Cedric Messina
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Alex Dean: Patrick Troughton
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Annie Dean: Marion Mathie
Police Sergeant: Philip Ray
Police Constable: David MacMillan
Mr Hope: David Keir
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Dick Emery
endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Len Lowe, Janette Rowsell
and Guest star, Reg Varney
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: Square Seven
Square Seven directed by: Albert Hall
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actress]: Janette Rowsell
[Actor]: Reg Varney

: The News

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. France

Outside Broadcast cameras cover the key bouts of the French boxing team's first-ever visit to Wales.
Direct from Tredegar


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for TV by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Flags Are Not Enough: The Widening Gap

A United Nations film by Stephen Hearst.
The first of three documentary reports on a new and growing menace to world stability-the division of mankind into 'Have' and 'Have Not' nations.
A joint United Nations-UNESCO production


Director: Stephen Hearst
Commentator: Alistair Cooke
Film editor: Elspeth MacDougall

: The Conservative Party Conference

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


Reporter: Kenneth Harris
Reporter: John Morgan
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Eric James.


Conductor: The Rev. Eric James

: Vatican Council II

This morning Pope John XXIII presided at the first meeting of 3,000 Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church from all over the world.
Fr. Patrick McEnroe presents scenes from today's ceremony.


Presenter: Fr. Patrick McEnroe

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