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: Out of School

What sort of programmes does BBC Television provide for secondary schools and for young people continuing their education part-time at technical colleges? Today's programmes are two examples of the twenty-seven transmissions directed to schools and technical colleges each week of term time.

12.15 Engineering Science: 4: Work, Energy, and Power
A series designed for students in technical colleges.
Presented by Gordon Severn.
First shown in October 1962

12.35 Looking at the United States: New York
A series specially shot in the U.S.A. by the BBC School Film Unit.

In 1626 Dutch settlers bought Manhattan Island-today the heart of New York-from an Indian tribe for eight pounds' worth of trinkets. They little knew that they had made one of the biggest bargains in history.
First shown in January 1962

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Cameraman (Looking at the United States): Hannen Foss
Film editor (Looking at the United States): John Walker
Producer (Looking at the United States): Tim Slessor

: Newyddion

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

: Gwead Y Fffyrdd: 1: Y ffordd haearn

Yn y gyntaf o'r gyfres hon fe gelslr adrodd stori datblygiad y rheilffyrdd yng Nghymru.
Y ffllmio gan Ken Willicombe
Golygydd y ffllm, Bert Eggleton Y cyflwyno gan Glyn 0. Phillips Y cynhyrchu gan Wynne Lloyd
Darlledwyd y rhaglen hon gynta '1 Ysgolion ar Fedi 21
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Table Talk

Comment; Controversy; Conversation on issues of the day.
A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Erskine Childers.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.

The Magic Egg by Anna and Edward Standon

Making a Sledge

The Blue Peter Puppy


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Writer (The Magic Egg): Anna Standon
Writer (The Magic Egg): Edward Standon
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: William and the Leopard Hunter

by Richmal Crompton.
Adapted for television by C. E. Webber.

A second chance to see how a fearless hunter meets his match in William.


Author: Richmal Crompton
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Producer: Leonard Chase
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Roy Fry
Designer: Austen L. Spriggs
Mr Brown: Lockwood West
William: Dennis Waterman
Mr Falkner: Felix Felton
Douglas: Carlo Cura
Henry: Bobby Bannerman
Ginger: Christopher Witty
Mrs Brown: Patricia Marmont
Robert: David Cole
Violet Elizabeth: Gillian Gostling

: 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

: Wells Fargo: Prince Jim

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson

Recovering a stolen doll is a little outside Jim Hardie's normal scope of activities, but then this particular doll is rather special


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: 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: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, Gerald Nabarro, M.P. and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S.


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gerald Nabarro
Research and direction: Rosamund Davies
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Lucy Show: Lucy is a Kangaroo for a Day

A new comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

Lucy sets out to raise money to buy her son Jerry a bicycle for his birthday. After a slow start she makes progress by leaps and bounds.

That timeless and irrepressible red-head Lucille Ball of "I Love Lucy" fame, arrives tonight in a brand-new comedy series, and with a brand-new character. In The Lucy Show she is Lucy Carmichael, a widow trying to bring up her two children with the sole aid of her not-too-predictable flat-mate Vivian, who is also a widow!
Lucille says of the series that it is based on the proposition that a mother who has to act as father as well can be as funny as father, in a frilly apron, trying to do mother's job. In the first episode, for example, she finds herself short of the price of a bicycle. With no Dad to foot the bill, she takes a temporary job as a secretary, despite the fact that she hasn't set finger to typewriter for twenty years.
Her return to the business whirl is not an unqualified success. In fact, when on her first day she is sent out of the office on a simple errand, she returns garbed in a kangaroo skin. A little odd perhaps - but this sort of thing happens to Lucy all the time.


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Harry Conners: Dick Martin
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

: Goodbye Piccadilly

A journey in time exploring the reality and romance which lie behind the glamour and the bright lights.
Sir Compton Mackenzie recalls his memories of Piccadilly and Richard Dimbleby tells the story of a village street which became the centre of the world.
A BBC Documentary Film


Speaker: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Narrator: Richard Dimbleby
Film commentary written by: Martin Chisholm
Film cameraman: Richard Bush
Film editor: Robert Walter
Devised and produced by: John Read

: The News

: Suspense: On the Night of the Murder

by Willis Hall.
with Sarah Lawson, Meier Tzelniker, Ann Firbank, Richard Shaw
From the West

Freda Crale is left alone at a weekend cottage, waiting for her husband to collect her. The phone rings... no one answers... a key disappears... of course, she is stupid to be frightened - or is she?


Writer: Willis Hall
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Freda Crale: Sarah Lawson
Stanley Prentice: Meier Tzelniker
Vera Prentice: Hilda Fenemore
Laurence Crale: Richard Shaw
Peter Donald: Geoffrey Matthews
Mary Donald: Ann Firbank
Jovial man: Martin Wyldeck
Simpering wife: June Barrie
Telephone operator: Henry Woolf
Eileen Brydon: Brenda Kaye
Edward: Michael Segal
Lilian: Rosamund Greenwood
Leo: Arthur Goullet
Police Sgt Woolerton: Neil Wilson
P.C. Tribe: Anthony Blackshaw
Intense young man: Michael Jayston
First P.C.: Shay Gorman
Second P.C.: Antony Tuckey

: The Marx Brothers: A Night in Casablanca

Groucho... Harpo... Chico in their hilarious comedy film.


Director: Archie Mayo
Ronald Kornblow: Groucho Marx
Rusty: Harpo Marx
Corbaccio: Chico Marx
Pierre: Charles Draks
Annette: Lois Collier
Count Pfefferman: Sin Ruman
Beatrice Reiner: Lisette Verra

: Watchnight Service

from St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Conducted by the Vicar, The Rev. Austen Williams


Conductor: The Rev. Austen Williams
Master of the Music: John Churchill
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: A New Year Party at The White Heather Club

Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Finlay Currie, Moira Anderson, Isobel James, Duncan Macrae, Roddy McMillan, Bill Simpson, John Grieve, James Urquhart,
Ian Powrie, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael
The Aeolian Singers
Conductor, Anne Wiseman
Pipe Band of the 277 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) R.A. (T.A.) Pipe-Major John C. Weatherston, B.E.M.
The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Performer: Finlay Currie
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancer: Isobel James
Performer: Duncan Macrae
Singer: Roddy McMillan
Performer: Bill Simpson
Performer: John Grieve
Singer: James Urquhart
Fiddler: Ian Powrie
Pianist: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Singers: The Aeolian Singers
Conductor (The Aeolian Singers): Anne Wiseman
Pipers: Pipe Band of the 277 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
Piper: Pipe-Major John C. Weatherston
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

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