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: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
Introduced by Tim Gudgin.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)


Presenter: Tim Gudgin

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

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 17: Force on a Conductor

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
(to 11.55)


Narrator: Peter Swanwick
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

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on The British Breakfast

An Appreciation
Philip Harben

Stephen Potter

Some Personal Views
Athene Seyler, Ted Moult, Cyril Ray

Interviewer, Hugh David
Compere, Leonard Maguire
See page 39


Interviewee (An Appreciation): Philip Harben
Interviewee (Breakfastmanship): Stephen Potter
Interviewee (Some Personal Views): Athene Seyler
Interviewee (Some Personal Views): Ted Moult
Interviewee (Some Personal Views): Cyril Ray
Interviewer: Hugh David
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research: Margaret Jay
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

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


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
BBC film
(to 14.45)


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

: Sooty: Sooty the Secretary

assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
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: Northern Ireland

Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Jeremy Fosdyke: Geoffrey Whitehead
Flora McPhail: Hilary Mason

: 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 White Heather Club

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


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Anne Brand
Singer: Laura Brand
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 and Jenny Johnson.


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: Jenny Johnson
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: United We Stand

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris finds she cannot shake off her Balkan admirer so easily. With the Compact offices deserted, all union members gather in the canteen: Bill Pryor plans to hit the management where it hurts.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Eric Paice
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Alan Tilvern
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Mark: Gareth Davies
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Bill Pryor: Keith Faulkner
Iris: Louise Dunn
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Tony: Norman Florence
Susan: Sonia Fox
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Josip Mylkj: David Lawton
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Jackie: Ellzabeth Proud
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng

: Sykes and a Fog

Written by Eric Sykes.
The first of a new series.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Cardew Robinson, Molly Weir, Arthur Milliard, Alfred Maron, Ray Browne, Janet Bruce


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Cardew Robinson
[Actress]: Molly Weir
[Actor]: Arthur Milliard
[Actor]: Alfred Maron
[Actor]: Ray Browne
[Actress]: Janet Bruce

: Moonstrike: Home by Four

by Robert Barr.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied countries on their secret operations.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: James MacTaggart
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film sequences - cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Music composed and arranged by: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Gerard Glaister

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Gerard Glaister 18 September 2016

: The News

: International Amateur Boxing: North-Western Counties v. A selected team from Ghana

and some of the finals in the North-Western Counties Senior Championships.
From the Astoria, Rawtenstall.

The Ghana team includes two fold and two silver medallists from the recent British Empire and Commonwealth Games.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Then and Now

A fortnightly programme.

The story of the life and work of St. Francis Xavier 1506-1552, 'Apostle of the Indies'.


Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Late Night News

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