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: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for Schools.

12.15 A Year in the Country: Looking under Stones
One of a series of programmes produced for primary school viewers and specially shot by the BBC School Film Unit.
A face-to-face encounter with millipedes, centipedes, snails, and slugs.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
(First shown in October 1962)

12.35 Music Makers: Trumpets and Trombones
A programme from the School Studio at the Television Centre
Introduced by Richard Evans.
With Donald Blakeson (trumpet), Denis Wick (trombone), Donald Helps (horn), Frederick Stone (piano).
(First shown in November 1960)

(to 12.55)


Presenter/producer (A Year in the Country): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year in the Country): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (Music Makers): Richard Evans
Trumpeter (Music Makers): Donald Blakeson
Trombonist (Music Makers): Denis Wick
Horn (Music Makers): Donald Helps
Pianist (Music Makers): Frederick Stone
Director (Music Makers): Margaret Ross Williamson
Producer (Music Makers): John Hosier

: Newyddion

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

: Gwead y Ffyrdd: 2: Y ffordd fawr

Heddiw cawn olwg ar stori'r heolsut y datblygodd a sut y cafodd ei chymhwyso at anghenion newydd.
Y ffilmio gan Ken Willicombe
Golygydd y ffllm, Bert Eggleton Y cyflwyno gan Glyn O. Phillips Y cynhyrchu gan Wynne Lloyd.
Darlledwyd y rhaglen hon gynta' I Ysgolion ar Hydref 6
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter: Glyn O. Phillips
Film Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film Editor: Bert Eggleton
Producer: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Rupert Davies and his hobbies

Katharine Whitehorn and Rosemary McRobert
For and against self-service

Fanny Craddock as a gardener

Made in Spain
Fashions in outdoor clothes.


Presenter: Richard Waring
Guest: Rupert Davies
Panellist (For and against self-service): Katharine Whitehorn
Panellist (For and against self-service): Rosemary McRobert
Gardener: Fanny Craddock
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Charles Lister
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: The Little Snow Girl

A film made for Japanese Television by Shigenobu Umemoto.
A fairy tale from Japan.

: International Ski Jumping

from Garmisch
Many of the world's leading ski Jumpers take part in this New Year's Day competition held in Germany's winter sports centre in the Bavarian Alps.
Recorded in collaboration with the German Television Service


Commentator in Garmisch: Max Robertson

: Sons of the Musketeers

Starring Cornel Wilde and Maureen O'Hara
with Gladys Cooper, Robert Douglas

A film full of exciting adventures and thrilling sword-play, set in seventeenth-century France, when the sons of those bold musketeers Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan, and the daughter of Athos, prove that their loyalty is as firmly rooted as that of their fathers in Dumas's immortal story.


Director: Lewis Allen
D'Artagnan: Cornel Wilde
Claire: Maureen O'Hara
The Queen of France: Gladys Cooper
Due de Lavalle: Robert Douglas
Porthos: Alan Hale Jnr
Aramis: Dan O'Herlihy

: New Year's Day Concert

from Vienna
Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Led and directed by Willi Boskovsky with dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
Introduced by Lionel Salter.


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] led and directed by: Willi Boskovsky
Dancers: Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Choreographer: Willi Dirtl
Presenter: Lionel Salter

: Rubovia: The Clue

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


Writer/puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Roy Skelton
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot
Additional settings: Hazel Martingell

: Adventure: Balloon from Zanzibar

A second showing of a weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

In 1862 Jules Verne published his Five Weeks in a Balloon, describing a fictitious air journey from Zanzibar to Senegal. One hundred years later Anthony Smith and Douglas Botting flew by balloon from Zanzibar across the sea channel to the mainland of Africa. In this first of three films the balloonists are forced to land in the African bush.


Narrator/balloonist: Anthony Smith
Filmed by/balloonist: Douglas Botting
Filmed by: Alan Root
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: 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 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future.
The Three Bachelors, The Belltones, The Eagles, The Honeys, Zack Laurence, Gay Pursue, Verne Rogers and the Hi-Fi's, The Sunrays, Cas Turewicz


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Three Bachelors
Musicians: The Belltones
Musicians: The Eagles
Singers: The Honeys
Musician: Zack Laurence
Singer: Gay Pursue
Musicians: Verne Rogers and the Hi-Fi's
Dancers: The Sunrays [Raymond (Brian) Newham and Susan Grosvenor]
Performer: Cas Turewicz
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Desmond Chinn
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, 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
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

: Compact: Happy Birthday

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

It is Compact's birthday, also Iris's, and there are celebrations to mark both occasions. Mark carries out some private research into the car racket and Ian makes a surprise announcement.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Mark: Gareth Davies
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Babbage: Donald Morley
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Hector Calhoun: Richard Caldicot
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Sally: Monica Evans
Iris: Louise Dunn
Susan Caley: Sonia Fox
Alison: Betty Cooper
Nathan Hirsch: Clement McCallin
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Harry Jennings: Anthony Oliver
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Chloe: Betty Ellis

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story editor: Robert Stuart
This Is Your Life theme composed by: James Turner
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Defenders: The Seven Ghosts of Simon Gray

A new film series of the courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with guest star Ed Begley


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Simon Gray: Ed Begley

: The News

: Challenge

Raymond Baxter introduces the story of A Year of Science
Including Year of the Satellites, The Particle Mystery, Science and the Weather, Secret of the Cell, Exploring the Oceans
In the past twelve months science has advanced on many different fronts. A team of scientists tell the story of these advances on film, in the studio, and in outside broadcasts.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Script: G. Rattray Taylor
Designer: Harry Smith
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Glyn Jones

: International Concert Hall

Clifford Curzon playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major (Emperor) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
before an invited audience.


Pianist: Clifford Curzon
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Adrian Boult
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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