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: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
For Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: Science serves the Arts: 5: Revealing the Past

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 16: Electricity and Magnetism

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 5: Protecting the Public

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 2: At the Airport

The story of a long journey

The story of what happens to animals at the airport while they are awaiting the freight plane.
BBC film for Schools
First shown in June 1961
Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Film cameraman: Michael Shepherd
Film editor: John Priestley
Script: Eric Crozier
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu. IFOR
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Rees Myrfyn Owen
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Perspective on Rescue

Rescue is exciting. Life-savers and the saved both have a part to play, but how much should courageous people risk to save the foolhardy?
Rescuers and rescued recollect, and themselves try to find an answer.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewer: Elaine Grand
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


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Gordon Menzies

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(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
Guest stars, Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: Joe Brown and his Bruvvers
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
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 Eleanor Leith, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Jimmy Shand and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Eleanor Leith
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 Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott,
Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: 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: The Magpie's Hoard

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Edmund Bruce makes a disconcerting tour round the Compact offices. Bryan and Susan make a discovery, and so does the security officer-but of a different kind.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Susan: Sonya Fox
Lorry driver: John Grieve
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea Keane: Julia Lockwood
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Head waiter: Kenneth Henry
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mark: Gareth Davies
Tony Marchesi: Norman Florence
Security officer: Frank Sieman
Canteen assistant: Kristine Howarth
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James

: Steptoe and Son: Is That Your Horse Outside?

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: Is That Your Horse Outside?
featuring Patricia Haines
with Richard Shaw, Jo Rowbottom


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Dorothia: Patricia Haines
The Coalman: Richard Shaw
Waitress: Jo Rowbottom

: Going My Way: A Dog for Father Fitz

A film from the series Going My Way.


Father Chuck O'Malley: Gene Kelly
Father Fitzgibbon: Leo G. Carroll
Tom Colwell: Dick York

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Holland

direct from the Public Hall, Briton Ferry.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Dewi Griffiths

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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