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: People of Many Lands: Summer in Iceland

Previously shown on Tuesday

: The Bacchae: Part 2

Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 4: Work, Energy, and Power

First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: 6: The Telephone

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Exploring the Antarctic: 2: Antarctica Today

David Stratton and Christopher Trace talk about the Trans-Antarctic Expedition and about life and work in the Antarctic today.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Guest: David Stratton
Film editor: Jess Palmer
Producer: Carol Goodman

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Perspective asks What's the Hurry?

Men of Speed
Donald Campbell, Roy Salvadori, Peter Twiss

The Sensation of Speed
Dr. Tom Margerison

Has Speed Been Overrated?

Professor H. J. Eysenck on Intelligence Tests

Eric de Leeuw on Rapid Reading

George Mikes

Speed for What?
Laurie Lee

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


Interviewee (Men of Speed): Donald Campbell
Interviewee (Men of Speed): Roy Salvadori
Interviewee (Men of Speed): Peter Twiss
Interviewee (The Sensation of Speed): Dr. Tom Margerison
Interviewee (Intelligence Tests): Professor H. J. Eysenck
Interviewee: (Rapid Reading): Eric de Leeuw
Interviewee: George Mikes
Interviewee (Speed for What?): Laurie Lee
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
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.


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Colin Nears

: 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

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Hans Petersen's Bears and a guest star 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
Performers: Hans Petersen's Bears
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Eddie Maguire
Designer: Austen Spriggs
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 Anne and Laura Brand, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band.


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Anne Brand
Singer: Laura Brand
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
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
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Who's Who

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Richard and Kathy are in Paris-and each of them learns something unexpected. Janet finds someone to share her houseboat, and Ian's mysterious visitor reappears.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Vic: Paul Carpenter
Waiter: Richard Armour
Richard: Moray Watson
Madame Roussin: Annette Carell
Marcel Girard: Brian Hankins
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Janet: Christine Pollon
Alison: Betty Cooper
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mark: Gareth Davies
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Copper: Mandy Miller
Miss Sullivan: Margery Withers
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Babbage: Donald Morley
A visitor: Margaret Rawlings

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: A Spotless Reputation

by A. J. Cronin.
Dramatised by Rex Tucker.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Alan Finlay
Guest stars, Timothy Bateson, Kathleen Michael


Author: A. J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Rex Tucker
Producer: Gerald Blake
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script editor: Harry Green
Associate: Graham Stewart
Lionel Hackett: Carlo Cura
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mrs Hackett: Kathleen Michael
Mr Hackett: Timothy Bateson
Robin Gavin: Peter Fraser
Miss Alice Gavin: Madeleine Christie
Sir Gordon Gavin: Duncan McIntyre
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Sister: Betty Cardno
Cook: Patricia Mason
Nurse: Pamela Miles
Railway Fireman: William White

: 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, Joan Heal
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Musicians: Square Seven
Square Seven directed by: Albert Hall
Cartoon film by: Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actress]: Janette Rowsell
Guest star: Joan Heal

: 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: Scotland v. Rumania

Outside broadcast cameras bring you some of the bouts in tonight's International tournament.
From St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: The Flags Are Not Enough: Life Is Short

A United Nations film by Stephen Hearst.
The last of three documentary reports on 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

: World Amateur Ballroom Dancing Championships

The finals of the Standard, Latin-American, and Overall Nine Dance Championships held in the Deutschland Halle, Berlin, last weekend.


Commentator: Peter West
Programme edited by: Barrie Edgar

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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