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: Out of School

What sort of programmes does BBC Television provide for younger children? The programmes for Primary Schools include Signpost and People of Many Lands. Both are designed to stimulate activity and to widen interests and horizons.

11.15 Signpost: The Story of Modern Communications: How a Newspaper Works
If Prince Charming and Cinderella were alive today, how would the Prince find the mystery girl who has fled from the ball at midnight? The Daily Signpost sets to work to help him.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
First shown in May

11.35 People of Many Lands: Life in an Indian Village
A day in the life of a village of thirty Sikh families 200 miles north-west of Delhi.
Introduced by Tim Slessor.
BBC film for Schools
First shown in October 1960

(to 11.55)


Presenter (Signpost): Christopher Trace
Script (Signpost): Miles Tomalin
Script/producer (Signpost): Ronald Smedley
Film cameraman (Signpost): Alan Hewison
Film editor (Signpost): John Priestley
Designer (Signpost): Charles Lawrence
Prince Charming: John Bown
Aide: Maurice Colbourne
Reporter: David Webb
News Editor: Anthony Sacar
Cinderella: Lucinda Curtis
Filmed by (People of Many Lands): A. C. Barrington Brown
Presenter (People of Many Lands): Tim Slessor
Film editor (People of Many Lands): Teddy Ireland
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

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

: Coleg Harlech

A Vo Penn
Ymweliad a Choleg Harlech yn ystod yr haf Y cynwyno gan
Glyn O. Phillips
Ail-ddarllediad o'r rhaglen a deledwyd ar Fedi 6
A visit to Coleg Harlech.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Director: Myrfyn Owen
Producer: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

: Let's Imagine: A Life of Luxury

Kenneth Horne takes a look at the wealth of potentates, film stars, business tycoons, heiresses, and tramps, and considers some views on luxury in the past and the present from rich and poor.

Including Johnny Morris, Catherine Milinair, Rachel Underdown, Michael Inchbald and A Franciscan Friar.
(Previously shown on January 26)


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Guest: Johnny Morris
Guest: Catherine Milinair
Guest: Rachel Underdown
Guest: Michael Inchbald
Guest: A Franciscan Friar [name uncredited]
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Playbox Christmas Party

with Eamonn Andrews and Tony Hart.

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

Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.

Ken Parry is appearing in 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' at the Phoenix Theatre, London


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Barrington Blizard, Q.C: Wensley Pithey
Albert Postlethwaite: Ken Parry
The Hon. Mrs. Lettice Wiltshire: Freda Bamford

: 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

: Gardening Club

It is so easy to forget during Christmas celebrations...
Pot plants too dry and too hot: Azalea - Poinsettia - Primula-Solanum (Winter Cherry); Christmas-present roses and shrubs left unplanted; Novelties for 1963 -
and the 'early order'; The unexpected snow and frost: warnings and advice from Percy Thrower.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: A Suspicion of Poison

Are the chemicals we put in food dangerous to human beings? Are the systems of testing and control good enough? Should more money be spent on research now?
An enquiry introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Professor E. Boyland, Professor A. C. Frazer, Dr. Leon Golberg, Dr. Magnus Pyke, Professor H. G. Sanders, Lord Shackleton.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Panellist: Professor E. Boyland
Panellist: Professor A. C. Frazer
Panellist: Dr. Leon Golberg
Panellist: Dr. Magnus Pyke
Panellist: Professor H. G. Sanders
Panellist: Lord Shackleton
Scientific adviser: Tom Margerison
Film editor: John Walker
Production assistant: Robert Reid
Production assistant: Peter Smith
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Adventure: One More River

In spite of its fame and its popularity with songwriters, the Jordan is not the sort of river one would choose for a pleasure cruise, and very few people have succeeded in sailing down it at all.
Rapids, rocks, and whirlpools are some of the hazards graphically described in the diary of an American who tackled the river 100 years ago, and encountered this year by Tom Stobbart and Ralph Izzard, who were forced in the end to abandon their boat and swim.


Traveller: Tom Stobbart
Traveller/narrator: Ralph Izzard
Narrator: Murray Kash
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: Dr. Kildare: An Ancient Office

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

Young Dr. Kildare challenges a coroner's verdict on the death of an infant and demands a post mortern against the advice not only of his own father, Dr. Kildare Senior, but also of Dr. Gillespie.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: Johnny Mathis

America's singing star in a programme of his hit songs old and new featuring Ted Heath and his Music.
The Augmented Orchestra directed by Jack Feierman
The programme presented by arrangement with William Victor Productions, Ltd.


Singer: Johnny Mathis
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Musicians: The Augmented Orchestra
The Augmented Orchestra directed by: Jack Feierman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: The News

: Hedda Gabler

See top of page and page 49

Michael Redgrave is appearing in 'Out of Bounds' at Wyndham's Theatre, London; Dilys Hamlett in 'Peer Gynt' the Old Vic Theatre, London; Ralph Richardson appears by permission of Tennent Productions Ltd.
Trevor Howard by permission of Michael Codron and David Hall

: Amadeus String Quartet

Norbert Brainin (violin), Siegmund Nissel (violin), Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) playing Mozart's Quartet in E flat major (K.428)
The Amadeus Quartet, among the finest of present-day ensembles, play one of the six masterly string quartets that Mozart dedicated to Haydn.
From the West


Violinist: Norbert Brainin
Violinist: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cellist: Martin Lovett
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

: Eleni

Bwrw golwg dros 1962 petholiad o ffilmiau Adran y Newyddion
A selection of 1962 news films.
(Welsh transmitters, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.42)

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