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: Merry-Go-Round

A magazine programme for younger children.
For Schools
(to 10.00)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 3: Benjamin flies to Africa

The story of a long journey

Travelling by way of Malta and Khartoum, he arrives at Nairobi and goes to his new home at Oloboni Farm, Nakuru.
Commentary spoken by Peter Swanwick.
BBC film for Schools
First shown in June 1961
(to 11.55)


Narrator: Peter Swanwick
Film cameraman: Michael Shepherd
Sound recordist: Maurice Everitt
Film editor: John Priestley
Script: Eric Crozier
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy mini a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS
Y cynhyrchu. IFOR
(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 The Human Shape

What makes it shapely?; How far does shape affect health?; How has our present shape evolved?
Contributors include: Basil Taylor, Dr. J. S. Weiner, Timothy Birdsall, A Physician.
Interviewers, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewee: Basil Taylor
Interviewee: Dr. J. S. Weiner
Interviewee: Timothy Birdsall
Interviewee: A Physician [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
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: 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

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Daniel Remy and Double or Drop.
(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville; Leslie Crowther is in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London)


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Guest: Daniel Remy
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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: 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 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
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Unofficial Strike

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alison meets an eligible bachelor, and Susan has to decide how to handle an explosive situation. But the most serious decision is taken by the junior staff at an unofficial meeting.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Designer: Jane Martin
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Pat: Carolyn Pertwee
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Susan: Sonia Fox
Bill: Keith Faulkner
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera
Jackie: Elizabeth Proud
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Mr Charlton: Peter Copley
Salesman: Bill Bradley
Mary: Elleen Sandford

: Sykes and a Phobia

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Ronald Fraser
with Patrick McAlinney, Keith Smith, Maxwell Foster, Peter Thornton


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Ronald Fraser
[Actor]: Patrick McAlinney
[Actor]: Keith Smith
[Actor]: Maxwell Foster
[Actor]: Peter Thornton

: Moonstrike: A Clear Field

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

Flight-Lieutenant Brannagan has been trained to look for obstacles when landing in enemy territory - but not obstacles like this.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Terence Dudley
Designer: John Cooper
Film sequences - Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old Time Music Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Presenting Jean and Jackie Dawson, Roy Hudd, Christine and Moll, The Roulenas, Hope and Keen, Lila Kaye.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs

(Jean and Jackie Dawson are appearing at The Gargoyle Club, London)


Performers: Jean and Jackie Dawson
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Dancers: Christine and Moll
Acrobatics: The Roulenas
Comedians: Hope and Keen
Performer: Lila Kaye
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The World Figure Skating Championships: The Pairs

from Italy
Tonight: The Pairs
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Television Service


Commentator in Cortina: Alan Weeks

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Eric James.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Eric James

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