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: People of Many Lands: Alpine Village

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Cubism and After: 3: In the Arena

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 8: Specific Heat and Latent Heat

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: 9: Television

(to 11.25)

: Signpost: The Fifteenth Century: 3: Margaret Paston

Hugh Ross Williamson introduces the Paston family and describes their life on a manor in Norfolk.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu,
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Perspective on When to be Born

Among brothers and sisters would you be first, last, seventh, or what?
Speaking personally are: Lord Noel-Buxton, Colin Morris, John Macleod, Gillian Osborne, Bernice Rubens, Patrick Wolrige-Gordon, M.P.
Looking at Society are: Hannah Gavron, Sociologist, James Hemming, Psychologist, Edmund Leach, Social anthropologist.

Introduced by Leonard Maguire.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David


Interviewee: Lord Noel-Buxton
Interviewee: Colin Morris
Interviewee: John MacLeod
Interviewee: Gillian Osborne
Interviewee: Bernice Rubens
Interviewee: Patrick Wolrige-Gordon
Interviewee: Hannah Gavron
Interviewee: James Hemming
Interviewee: Edmund Leach
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
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: Peter Dunkley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(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
Guest stars, The Karl Denver Trio
Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop is devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Band/guest stars: The Karl Denver Trio
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Eddie Maguire
Designer: Stuart Durante
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 James Urquhart, Isobel James, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers, Jimmy Shand and his Band.


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Isobel James
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand 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, Julian Pettifer 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: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Art and Craft

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The day of reckoning for Bryan Marchant has arrived, but for Iris it is a day of awakening. Not only does she become more Art conscious, but there is a special surprise for her in the form of an unexpected visitor.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Ted Dicks
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Babbage: Donald Morley
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Richard: Moray Watson
Alison: Betty Cooper
Leather Jacket: John Gray
Copper: Mandy Miller
Hector Calhoun: Richard Caldicot
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Sally: Monica Evans
Plain Clothes P.C.: Henry Manning

: The Monsters: Episode 3

A serial in four episodes by Evelyn Frazer and Vincent Tilsley.
Starring Robert Harris and William Greene
with Alan Gifford, Mark Dignam, Helen Lindsay, Clive Morton, George Pravda
and introducing Elizabeth Weaver
Music composed and conducted by Humphrey Searle
Played by members of the Sinfonia of London Orchestra

Why did Professor Cato have a miniature submarine? Why did he use it to make the police think there was a 'monster' in Lake Kingswater ? And what went wrong? Do the monsters really exist after all? Tonight John Brent finds out some of the answers.


Writer: Evelyn Frazer
Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Music composed and conducted by: Humphrey Searle
[Music] played by: members of the Sinfonia of London Orchestra
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: Keith Latham
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Special effects/designer: Stewart Marshall
Director: Mervyn Pinfield
Producer: George R. Foa
John Brent: William Greene
Howard Milroy: Clifford Cox
Felicity Brent: Elizabeth Weaver
Esmee Pulford: Helen Lindsay
Col Swinton: Clive Morton
Hopkins: Mark Dignam
Professor Cato: Robert Harris
Van Halloren: Alan Gifford
Meissonier: Gordon Whiting
Sgt Oakroyd: Norman Mitchell
Adamson: John Devaut
Wilf Marner: Howard Douglas
Holt: Arthur Skinner
P.C. Mills: Stuart Hoyle
Smetanov: George Pravda
Richard: Philip Madoc
Edward: Kenneth MacKintosh

: Six More Faces of Jim: No. 2: The Face of Renunciation

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Starring Jimmy Edwards
featuring June Whitfield and Ronnie Barker
with Richard Waring, Donald Hewlett
and Eunice Black, Margaret Flint, Alister Smart, Howell Davies, Pamela Conway


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: James Gilbert
Jim: Jimmy Edwards
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Richard Waring
[Actor]: Donald Hewlett
[Actress]: Eunice Black
[Actress]: Margaret Flint
[Actor]: Alister Smart
[Actor]: Howell Davies
[Actress]: Pamela Conway

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: London A.B.A. v. The Army

Direct from the Seymour Hall, London.

Outside Broadcast cameras present a ringside view of some of the bouts in this annual contest.


Commentator: Edward Corden Gilbert
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Gallery: Part 1

A weekly programme about People and Politics.

The Little General Election
-at 10.15 and 11.15-
Gallery focuses on today's five by-elections: Chippenham, Dorset South, Glasgow Woodside, Norfolk Central, Northants South
Introduced by Robin Day
Those taking part in the programme include Robert McKenzie, David Butler, John Morgan, Brian Redhead with candidates and leading politicians BBC Outside Broadcast cameras in Weymouth, Chippenham, and Glasgow.
During the second part of the programme it is hoped to bring the results direct from Dorset South, Chippenham, and Glasgow Woodside.


Presenter: Robin Day
Analysis: Robert McKenzie
Analysis: David Butler
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Beyond Religion

A discussion on the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor, teacher, resistance-worker, who was killed by the Nazis in April 1945.
'The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity' (Letters and Papers from Prison).
Taking part: Edwin Robertson, Daniel Jenkins, James Mark
Chairman, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Edwin Robertson
Panellist: Daniel Jenkins
Panellist: James Mark
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

: Gallery: Part 2

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