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: People of Many Lands: Peoples of Peru

Peru is a land of many strange contrasts between city and country life, and where the ways that Europeans have introduced exist side by side with ways that have persisted since long before Europeans discovered the South American Continent.
Filmed by Lionel Terray and introduced by David Blelloch.
For Schools


Filmed by: Lionel Terray
Presenter: David Blelloch
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: The Bacchae: Part 1

Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 3: Force, Mass and Acceleration

First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: 5: The Space Age

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Exploring the Antarctic: 1: To the South Pole

Christopher Trace talks to Sir Raymond Priestley about Scott's last expedition to the South Pole and about his own experiences in the Antarctic.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: Sir Raymond Priestley
Film editor: Jess Palmer
Producer: Carol Goodman

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Kdrychwn ymhell ar yn agos Prwy rtilm a thrwy drafod
Uaw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyftwyno, Owen Edwards Y cynhyrchu,
Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Y golygydd, Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on 18+

Are There Enough University Places? - Professor Max Beloff, All Souls College, Oxford; Dr. Alan Little, London School of Economics
An Answer to the Selection Chaos? - Professor A.N. Black of the Central Council for University Admissions
Is It Worth It? - Some students give their views.
A New University Viewpoint - Professor Asa Briggs, University of Sussex
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee (Are There Enough University Places?): Professor Max Beloff
Interviewee (Are There Enough University Places?): Dr. Alan Little
Interviewee (An Answer to the Selection Chaos?): Professor A. N. Black
Interviewee (A New University Viewpoint): Professor Asa Briggs
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Margaret Jay
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.


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Bill Scott

: 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
(to 14.45)


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

: Eartha Kitt

tells the story of The Happy Lion Roars by Louise Fatio.


Author: Louise Fatio
Storyteller: Eartha Kitt
Presented by: Edward Barnes

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: West of England

Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Barrington Blizard, Q.C.: Wensley Pithey
Sarah Hepple: Alethea Charlton

: 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 Jimmy Shand, Moira Anderson, James Urquhart,
Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael
The Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Accordionist: Jimmy Shand
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
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.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
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: Where There's Smoke

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Richard uncovers Adrian's mistake and is furious. He decides to go to Paris in an attempt to sort things out. Mike has second thoughts. Alison's overtime finishes in an unexpected way.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Ted Dicks
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Richard: Moray Watson
Lois: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs Adamson: Pamela Pitchford
Mark: Gareth Davies
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Babbage: Donald Morley
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Beryl: Shirley Patterson
Irene: Anne Berry
Alison: Betty Cooper
Clancey: Ann Morrish

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Dragon Plate

by A. J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Jan Read.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
Guest stars: Agnes Lauchlan, Sheila Shand Gibbs


Author: A. J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Jan Read
Producer: William Slater
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Paton: Agnes Lauchlan
Sheila Moncrieff: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Effle: Patricia Cree
Mary: Geraldine Newman
Dr Hamish Robertson: Tom Watson

: It's A Square World

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

: The News

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. Rome

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you a ringside view of some of the principal bouts in this international contest at the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Andy Wiseman

: The Flags Are Not Enough: Generators of Hope

A United Nations film by Stephen Hearst.
The second of three documentary reports on the division of mankind into 'Have' and 'Have Not' nations.
The under-developed world is starved of mechanical power, yet of 150 nuclear reactors in the world thirty cannot be worked for lack of trained staff. The search for conventional and new sources of energy must go hand-in-hand with a massive fight, as part of the U.N. Development Decade, against the appalling extent of illiteracy in the world.
A joint United Nations-UNESCO production
See page 42


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

: Viewpoint: Then and Now

A fortnightly programme.
A study of the work of William Temple 1881-1944 and of his contribution to the life of the Church today.


Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Late Night News

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