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: Merry-Go-Round: The Turning Tide

For Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Science serves the Arts: 2: The Anatomy of Painting

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 13: Effects of a Current

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 2: The Battle Against Germs

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Going to the Theatre: 2: A Visit to a Modern Theatre

Written and introduced by Hugh Ross Williamson.
with Dorothy Bart, Christopher Morley, Brian Osborne, Terry Wale, Victoria Watts, David Weston, Frances White
Film sequences made with the co-operation of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Writer/presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Film cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: Jesse Palmer
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ronald Smedley
[Actress]: Dorothy Bart
[Actor]: Christopher Morley
[Actor]: Brian Osborne
[Actor]: Terry Wale
[Actress]: Victoria Watts
[Actor]: David Weston
[Actress]: Frances White

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymliell ac yn agoa Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich tinio
Y cyflwynydd, Owen Edwards
Y cynhyrc'iu, Ifor Rees, Myrfyn Owen, Geraint Jones
Y golygyod, Nan Davies
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective asks: Is the Day of the Amateur Over?

Gentlemen v. Players
Harold Abrahams, Brian Glanville, Sir William Pigott-Brown, Bt

Justices of the Peace
Roger Hood, Charles Royle, M.P., J.P.

Amateur Astronomers
Patrick Moore

The Amateur in a Specialised World
Lord Boothby, Anthony Sampson

Interviewers, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewee (Gentlemen v. Players): Harold Abrahams
Interviewee (Gentlemen v. Players): Brian Glanville
Interviewee (Gentlemen v. Players): Sir William Pigott-Brown
Interviewee (Justice of the Peace): Roger Hood
Interviewee (Justice of the Peace): Charles Royle
Interviewee (Amateur Astronomers): Patrick Moore
Interviewee (The Amateur in a Specialised World): Lord Boothby
Interviewee (The Amateur in a Specialised World): Anthony Sampson
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Arranged and directed by: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.


Film editor: Norman Matthews
Producer: Bill Scott

: 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

: Sooty: Visiting Day

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett invite you to Visiting Day
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: West of England
Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Barrington Blizard, Q.C.: Wensley Pithey
Major Harvey Long: James Ottaway

: 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 Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand 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 and The Countrymen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Band: The Countrymen
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: To See Ourselves

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Edmund Bruce begins to make his presence felt. So do two new arrivals.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Producer: Morris Barry
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Anthea Keane: Julia Lockwood
Iris: Louise Dunn
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Susan: Sonia Fox
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Tim: Scot Finch
Lynn Bolton: Bridget McConnel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Babbage: Donald Morley
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Alan Drew: Basil Moss
Richard: Moray Watson
Bruiser: Denzil Ellis
Oancey: Ann Morrish
Stan: Johnny Wade
Jack Kingston: John Forbes-Robertson

: Steptoe and Son: Sixty-Five Today

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: Sixty-Five Today
featuring Frank Thornton, Richard Caldicot
with Michael Bird, Anthony Chinn, Myo Toon, Peter Ching, Aman Tokyo


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Barman: Frank Thornton
Man in Restaurant: Richard Caldicot
Man in Bar: Michael Bird
Head Waiter: Anthony Chinn
Third Waiter: Myo Toon
Second Waiter: Peter Ching
Wine Waiter: Aman Tokyo

: Dial Rix: Come Prancing

by Christopher Bond.
Another in the series of farces specially written for television.
Starring Brian Rix
Dances in ballroom sequence by courtesy of Frank and Peggy Spencer, Royston Ballroom, Penge


Writer: Christopher Bond
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Music composed by: Tommy Watt
Choreography: Mary Mitchell
Director: Wallace Douglas
Mr Haythorne: Leo Franklyn
Mrs Haythorne: Sheila Mercier
Bruce Rix: Brian Rix
Rita Haythorne: Joan Sims
Reggie Brown-Dorset: John Chapman
Ron Smith: Peter Mercier
Doreen Parsons: Hazel Douglas
Miranda Marston: Elspet Gray
Ambrose Moffat: Patrick Cargill
Gioria: Helen Jessop
Victor: Robert Checksfield
Mrs Wilkinson: Gabrielle Daye
Charmain: Betty Impey
Miss Phelps: Fabia Drake
Alex Macintosh: Himself

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-time music-hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Ray Alan and 'Lord Charles', Maryse Begary, Marvyn Roy and Carol, Barbara Leigh,
Lon Purdy, Roy Earl, The Manton BrothersChairman, Leonard Sachs
See page 41


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Trapeze artiste: Maryse Begary
Magicians: Marvyn Roy and Carol
Singer: Barbara Leigh
Performer: Lon Purdy
Dancer/magician: Roy Earl
Tap dancers: The Manton Brothers
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Gallery: Who rules Britain?

A programme about the responsibilities and powers of the Prime Minister.


Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint

A church and community film on The Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Filmed by the Scottish Film Unit


Commentator: Leslie Smith
Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film editor: Pamela Bosworth
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

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