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: People of Many Lands: Who? What? Where?

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Cubism and After: 4: Figures in Space

BBC film
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 9: Resolution of Vectors

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: 10: Storing Messages

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Getting Ready for Christmas

Christopher Trace looks at the origins of some of the Christmas customs and visits a choir school.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: Jesse Palmer
Producer: Carol Goodman
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: 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,
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Perspective on Being a Patriot

The flag is a symbol of patriotism, but what is the emotion behind it? Some individuals give their views.

Patriotism of Place
Emyr Humphreys, O. Day Lewis

Patriotism Tested
Russell Braddon, Miriam Jowett

Changing Attitudes Today
Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Dr. Donald Soper,
Tom Stacey

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


Interviewee (Patriotism of Place): Emyr Humphreys
Interviewee (Patriotism of Place): O. Day Lewis
Interviewee (Patriotism Tested): Russell Braddon
Interviewee (Patriotism Tested): Miriam Jowett
Interviewee (Changing Attitudes Today): Sir Philip Joubert
Interviewee (Changing Attitudes Today): Dr. Donald Soper
Interviewee (Changing Attitudes Today): Tom Stacey
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Research: Eileen Capel
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Peter Dunkley

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Sooty: Teatime with Sooty

Sooty invites you to Teatime with Sooty
assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands

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
Charles Hartley: John Bennett

: 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 Roddy McMillan, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, Angus Morrison, The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band.


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Roddy McMillan
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Pianist: Angus Morrison
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, Julian Pettifer, Nadia Cattouse.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Profit and Loss

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

For most of the staff this is a happy day-Janet's horoscope assures her she is in luck, and Ian asks Sally an all-important question. For Mark the day begins well-but it ends with a bitter disappointment.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Hugh Munro
Janet: Christine Pollon
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Iris: Louise Dunn
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Copper: Mandy Miller
Sally: Monica Evans
Max Royan: Richard Burrell
Miss Warner: Rita Street
Miss Brittling: Pamela Binns
Russell Dane: Raymond Young
A waiter: Nicholas Ward

: The Monsters: Episode 4

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

John Brent's quest for the monsters in Lake Kingswater now seems absurdly unimportant compared with what he has discovered about Professor Cato. The fate of the dinosaurs seems irrelevant when the fate of mankind is in the balance. Yet in an astounding manner the survival of man is vitally affected by the survival of the monsters.


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
Felicity Brent: Elizabeth Weaver
Professor Cato: Robert Harris
Smetanov: George Pravda
Van Halloren: Alan Gifford
Meissonier: Gordon Whiting
Edward: Kenneth MacKintosh
Richard: Philip Madoc
Holt: Arthur Skinner
Sgt Oakroyd: Norman Mitchell
PC Mills: Stuart Hoyle
Colonel Swinton: Clive Morton
Hopkins: Mark Dignam
Adamson: John Devaut
Reporter: Clifford Earl
Reporter: Malcolm Ward
Reporter: Rodney Cardiff
Harris: Edward Harvey
Howard Milroy: Clifford Cox
Esmee Pulford: Helen Lindsay
Ford: John McLaren
Voriskov: Alexis Chesnakov
Jess Milroy: Joyce Wright

: Association Football: Football League v. Italian League

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover the last thirty minutes of this match direct from the Arsenal Stadium, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: The News

: Six More Faces of Jim: 3: The Face of Wisdom

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Starring Jimmy Edwards
featuring June Whitfield and Ronnie Barker
and Jimmy Thompson
with Nadja Regin and Johnny Arlan


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: James Gilbert
Doc Jamieson: Jimmy Edwards
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Jimmy Thompson
[Actress]: Nadja Regin
[Actor]: Johnny Arlan

: Just Jazz

sung for you by Cleo Laine and featuring the music of Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra.


Singer: Cleo Laine
Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
Presented by: Yvonne Littlewood

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: The Christian in Politics

Can there be any connection between Christianity and Politics?
Walter James discusses his recent and controversial book with Kenneth Harris of The Observer.


Interviewee: Walter James
Interviewer: Kenneth Harris
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Late Night News

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