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: Merry-Go-Round: The Giant Apple

The first of a new series for younger children.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.
For Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin

: For Sixth Forms: Science serves the Arts: 1: Science and Music

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 12: The Electric Current

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 1: Looking at Microbes

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Going to the Theatre: 1: The Story of the Theatre

Written and introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
with Dorothy Bart, Peter Craze, John Pike, Terry Wale, David Weston
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Writer/presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Smedley
[Actress]: Dorothy Bart
[Actor]: Peter Craze
[Actor]: John Pike
[Actor]: Terry Wale
[Actor]: David Weston
[Actress]: Frances White

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrchu, Ifor Rees, Myrfyn Owen, Geraint Jones
Y golygydd, Nan Davies
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on Silence

Noise can drive us mad, so in our increasingly noisy world we constantly search after silence. But could we stand it if we found it? Absolute silence is unnerving too.
The programme includes Joan Hammond, John Betjeman, Christopher Verney, Donald Broadbent, C. Day Lewis, Harold Hack
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire


Interviewee: Joan Hammond
Interviewee: John Betjeman
Interviewee: Christopher Verney
Interviewee: Donald Broadbent
Interviewee: C. Day Lewis
Interviewee: Harold Hack
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Eileen Capel
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools


Film editor: Norman Matthews
Producer: Colin Nears

: Interval

: 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 14.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Eddie Maguire
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

: The White Heather Club

Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Isobel James, Roddy McMillan, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Dancer: Isobel James
Singer: Roddy McMillan
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead, 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
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Staff Changes

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian makes one of the most difficult decisions of his life, and Mark has to answer a vital question. Richard finds out the truth which Clancey has been concealing from him-and Lynn loses a camera, in mysterious circumstances.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Waris Hussein
Janet: Christine Pollon
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Richard: Moray Watson
Babbage: Donald Morley
Ian: Ronald Allen
Sally: Monica Evans
Nathan Hirsch: Clement McCallin
Mark: Gareth Davies
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Mr Alessandro: Peter Zander
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Lynn Bolton: Bridget McConnel
Vendeuse: Hana Pravda
Commissionaire: Tom Clegg
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng

: Steptoe and Son: The Stepmother

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Stepmother
featuring Joan Newell


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Emma Marshall: Joan Newell

: The Rules of the Game

A film drama.
Starring Hugh O'Brian
with Bethel Leslie

A dying man's startling confession to a murder arouses deep consternation in the people directly responsible for the conviction of the man who has already been executed for this crime.


Director: Herschel Daugherty
Miles Hadley: Hugh O'Brian
Julie: Bethel Leslie
Mrs Miller: Ann Barton
Judge Benton: Edgar Stehli
Alex Granby: Roland Winters
Earl Bryce: Richard Carlyle

: The News

: An Evening with Robert Stolz

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
A programme of enchanting melodies sung by Anneliese Rothenberger, Herta Staal,
Heinz Hoppe, Harry Friedauer, The Sunnies, The Cornel Trio.
An Intertel Production
A programme recorded in Germany


Composer/Conductor: Robert Stolz
Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Singer: Herta Staal
Singer: Heinz Hoppe
Tenor: Harry Friedauer
Performers: The Sunnies
Musicians: The Cornel Trio
Choreography: Irene Mann
Designer: Ferry Windberger
Director: Fred Kraus

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by Fr. Nigel Lam.


Conductor: Fr. Nigel Lam

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