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: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the programmes broadcast to Schools by BBC Television during term time.

12.15 People of Many Lands: Singapore Farmer
A series designed to foster young children's curiosity about other people's way of life.

A programme filmed in Singapore for BBC School Television by Dr. Ivan Polunin and Tony Beamish.
First shown in October 1961

12.35 Discovering Science: The Bluebottle
A series for the first year in secondary schools.

In this programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life-story of these familiar insects.
First shown in June 1962

(to 12.55)


Filmmaker (People of Many Lands): Dr. Ivan Polunin
Filmmaker (People of Many Lands): Tony Beamish
Film editor (People of Many Lands): John Walker
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Producer (Discovering Science): Lawrie Lawler

: Newyddion

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

: Ddoe Heddiw

Rhai o'r flilmiau a deledwyd 0 dro I dro yng nghyfres Heddiw Y March Glas
Bardi Ffrancwr y Bermo Y cyflwyno gan Owen Edwards
Y cyfarwyddo gan Geraint Jones
A second showing of films from 'Heddiw'.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Bardi Ffrancwr
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Geraint Jones

: The News

: Table Talk

Comment; Controversy; Conversation on issues of the day.
A Monday meeting for people of opinions with Edward Blishen and Norah Phillips.


Panellist: Edward Blishen
Panellist: Norah Phillips
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.15)

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.
Building a Model Farm: Landscape Lay-out
Christmas Card Scrapbook
and Part 2 of The Magic Egg
by Anna and Edward Standon.


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

: William and the Wonderful Present

by Richmal Crompton.
Adapted for television by C. E. Webber.
A second chance to see how William turns detective and brings chaos to the whole neighbourhood.


Author: Richmal Crompton
Adapter: C. E. Webber
Producer: Leonard Chase
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Roy Fry
Designer: Austen L. Spriggs
William: Dennis Waterman
First man: John East
Second man: Walter Swash
Policeman: Ivor Salter
Robert: David Cole
Mrs Brown: Patricia Marmont
Dahlia Macnamara: Julie Alexander
Mrs Macnamara: Gabrielle Hamilton
Violet Elizabeth Bott: Gillian Gostling
Mrs Bott: Marjorie Gresley
Maid: Pauline Wingfield
Detective: Douglas Milvain

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Wells Fargo: Frightened Witness

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

There were two eye-witnesses to the murder of a Wells Fargo guard, yet Corban is confident of acquittal. Jim Hardie finds out why.


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: 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

: 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 Digs Up a Date

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

Further hilarious adventures of those two madcap mothers who, this time, have tickets for the local Gala Dance but no escorts, so... Lucy Digs Up a Date ...and finds that it never rains but it pours.
See page 19


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

: Panorama

The Window on the World
The first Panorama of 1963 brings you two special features.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.

The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan M.P.
A Panorama Profile on the eve of his sixth anniversary as Prime Minister.
Reporter, John Morgan
Among the speakers are General Eisenhower, The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod and Osbert Lancaster

Mao's China
A unique film record of Communist China's progress since 1936 as seen then and now by Edgar Snow.
See page 18


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Subject: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan
Reporter (The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan): John Morgan
Speaker (The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan): General Eisenhower
Speaker (The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan): The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod
Speaker (The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan): Osbert Lancaster
Narrator (Mao's China): Edgar Snow
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Suspense: Last Race, Ginger Gentleman

by Brian Hayles.
with Barry Foster
From the Midlands
See page 19


Writer: Brian Hayles
Producer: Hal Burton
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Film cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film editor: Eddy Le Lorrain
Rusty: Barry Foster
Doug: Roland Curram
Mink: Tony Calvin
Foster: John Law
A punter: Bill Horsley
Molly: Josephine Woodford
A man: Michael Stainton
Clara: Gretchen Franklyn
Old man: Gerald Cross
Lenny: Neil McCarthy
Honest Arthur: Leon Cortez
A tout: Leslie Conrad
A bookie: Fred Rawlings
Harry: Harry Littlewood
Mabel: Fran Browne
A woman: Christine Low
A runner: Steve Kirby

: Dancing Club

presenting Victor Silvester
and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
from the Carlton Ballroom, London.
Demonstrations by Raymond Draper and Molly Mackenzie, Jimmy Hulbert and Carol Dourof, The Trevor and Pat Schofield Formation Team from Weston-super-Mare

The All Britain Dancing Contest
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson: The Madison assisted by Janice Buxton and The Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: The Ballroom Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Victor Silvester Jnr.
[Orchestra] leader: Oscar Grasso
Dancer: Raymond Draper
Dancer: Molly MacKenzie
Dancer: Jimmy Hulbert
Dancer: Carol Dourof
Formation dancers: The Trevor and Pat Schofield Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Janice Buxton
Dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Late Night News

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