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: Out of School

Today's programmes were planned for an audience in Secondary Schools, and they are just two of the twenty-seven transmissions directed to schools and technical colleges each week of term time.

11.15 Going to Work: Working in a Pottery
Introduced by Peter West.
How are plates and saucers made and what is it like to make them? The School Film Unit goes to Burslem to find out.
BBC film for Schools
First shown in March

11.35 Science and Life: How Your Body Works: The Skeleton
The skeleton is a live 'scaffolding' around which the body is built, but human bone is much stronger than the hardest wood. In this programme Professor W.S. Bullough examines the skeleton and shows how this strength is also combined with great flexibility.
First shown in February

(to 11.55)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Film cameraman (Going to Work): Ken Willicombe
Film editor (Going to Work): John Griffiths
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Montagnon
Presenter (Science and Life): Professor W. S. Bullough
Director (Science and Life): Bill Scott
Producer (Science and Life): Lawrie Lawler

: Yn Yr Awyr Agored

Yn nhrymder gaeaf cawn olwg unwaith eto ar Wersyll yr Urdd, Glanllyn, dan heulwen haf
Y cyflwyno gan Alun Williams
Y cynhyrchu gan Ifan O. Williams
Teledwyd am y tro cyntaf Awst 29
A visit to the Youth Camp at Bala.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter: Alun Williams
Unknown: Ifan O. Williams

: Newyddion

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

: Racing from Kempton Park

1.0 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase over 2 miles

1.30 Christmas Handicap Hurdle over 3 miles

2.0 Oatlands Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles

2.30 Novices' Steeplechase over 21 miles


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.55)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Pictures: Sam Williams

: Sooty: Sweep's Christmas Adventure

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Eartha Kitt

tells the story of Anatole by Eve Titus.
Anatole-the mouse of action, the mouse of honour, the mouse magnifique.


Storyteller: Eartha Kitt
Author: Eve Titus
Presented by: Edward Barnes

: The Dancing Princess

by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/Puppets and Production: Gordon Murray
Music composed by: Freddie Phillips
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Pamela Binns
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: Eric Shilling
Voices: Hamilton Dyce
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Noel Coleman
Costumes and settings: Hazel Martingell

: 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 Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers, Jimmy Shand and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Musician: 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

: Whicker on Top of the World: The Last Frontier

The riproaring past, critical present, and boundless future of this remote outpost... where a Sourdough needs three wives, and there is a ghost sky-scraper on the Arctic Circle the frozen town where sidewalks clang and you can look into tomorrow... the London-to-New York railroad... and the tale of those final, fateful twenty-four minutes...
Alan Whicker concludes his reports from unknown Alaska.
A Tonight presentation
See page 37


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Recordist: Phil Young
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Film Editor: Mansell Lloyd
Producer: Jack Gold

: Headlines News

: Compact: Business as Usual

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Sally finds there is some hitch over the publication of her articles and suspects that Ian has had a hand in this Janet tries to make peace between them and causes trouble elsewhere.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Christopher Barry
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Mr Kipling: Blake Butler
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Babbage: Donald Morley
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Sally: Monica Evans
Ian: Ronald Allen
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Herr Richter: Frederick Schrecker
Fraulein Adelhof: Dora Reisser
Hector Calhoun: Richard Caldicot
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Janet: Christine Pollon
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mark: Gareth Davies
Bryan: Keith Buckley

: Zero One: Big Sister

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series.

Maya begins to suspect that her brother may be implicated in narcotics smuggling when he starts to spend far more than an air steward's salary. Since he got the job on her recommendation this places her in a spot.


Teleplay by: James Cavanagh
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Tony Leader
Associate Producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Maya: Katya Douglas
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Mohan: Clifford Elkin
Barmaid: Diana Hope
Man: Peter Stephens

: Professional Boxing

from the National Sporting Club at the Cafe Royal in London.
Outside Broadcast cameras join members of the National Sporting Club at one of their exclusive after-dinner boxing tournaments featuring an International Featherweight Contest of eight three-minute rounds between Howard Winstone
(Merthyr Tydfil) British Featherweight Champion and Teddy Band (California, U.S.A.) with supporting bouts.


Boxer: Howard Winstone
Boxer: Teddy Band
Arranged by: David Thomas
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV Presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: The Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee or Vain Precautions

Music by Ferdinand Herold
Arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery played by the Covent Garden Orchestra Leader, Charles Taylor
Conductor, John Lanchbery


Director: Ninette De Valois
Associate director and principal choreographer/choreography: Frederick Ashton
Assistant Director: John Field
Assistant Director: John Hart
Assistant Director: Michael Somes
Principal Conductor/Arranged and orchestrated by/orchestra conductor: John Lanchbery
Music: Ferdinand Herold
[Music] played by: Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Charles Taylor
Scenery and Costumes: Osbert Lancaster
Designed for television by: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Margaret Dale
Lexise: Nadia Nebina
Colas: David Blair
Widow Simone: Stanley Holden
Thomas: Leslie Edwards
Alain, his son: Alexander Grant
Cockerel: Lawrence Ruffell
Hens: Avril Bergen
Hens: Kay Connett
Hens: Carole Hill
Hens: Suzanna Smith
Notary: Franklin White
His secretary: Michael Coleman
Lise's friends: Christine Beckley
Lise's friends: Vivyan Lorrayne
Lise's friends: Rosalind Eyre
Lise's friends: Monica Mason
Lise's friends: Audrey Henderson
Lise's friends: Pamela Moncur
Lise's friends: Ann Kenward
Lise's friends: Georgina Parkinson

: Viewpoint: Madonna and Child

A fortnightly programme.

What sort of impression does the work of contemporary artists make upon children, and how do they themselves interpret the Christmas theme?
Introduced by Stuart Maclure.

Filmed at the Upper Gallery, Whitechapel


Presenter: Stuart Maclure
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

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