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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: Adaptation: 2: The Test of Adaptation

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 19: Series and Parallel Connections

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 7: The Cycle of Life

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Discoveries and Changes: 1: Christopher Columbus

Christopher Trace describes how Christopher Columbus sailed to discover Cathay, and found instead a new continent.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Script: Duncan Taylor
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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


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

: The News

: Perspective on Byways of Fear

The Exhilaration of Fear
Doddy Hay, Michael Ingarfield

Understanding Fear
Dr. Mary Douglas, Peter Fletcher, Thomas Radley

Overcoming Fear
Some personal experiences.

Interviewer, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Interviewee (The Exhilaration of Fear): Doddy Hay
Interviewee (The Exhilaration of Fear): Michael Ingarfield
Interviewee (Understanding Fear): Dr. Mary Douglas
Interviewee (Understanding Fear): Peter Fletcher
Interviewee (Understanding Fear): Thomas Radley
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Research: Eileen Capel
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: 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

: Sooty: Sooty Gets the Bird

Sooty assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.
From the North


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Playbox

Playbox opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: The Midlands

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
Walter Soames: Barry Steele

: 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 Norma Cairns, James Urquhart, Dixie Ingram,
Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Norma Cairns
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 The Countrymen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Band: The Countrymen
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Normal Working

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

With harmony restored, Compact gets back to business. Mark has a clash with Gussie, and Iris makes a wrong guess.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Waris Hussein
Mark: Gareth Davies
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Pat: Carolyn Pertwee
Tony: Norman Florence
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Susan: Sonia Fox
Mrs Curzon: Patricia Marmont
Alison: Betty Cooper
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Alan: Basil Moss
Beryl Veasey: Tamara Hinchco

: Sykes and a Camping

Written by Eric Sykes
Starring Eric Sykes
and Hattie Jacques
with Jack Smethurst, Bill Rhodes


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Jack Smethurst
[Actor]: Bill Rhodes

: Moonstrike: Message Received

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

A wrong code signal flashes for Squadron-Leader Mackie. Is it a mistake or a trap?


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Film sequences - cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Switzerland

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you a ringside view of some of the principal bouts in this international contest at the Kelvin Sports Arena, Glasgow.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Dag Hammarskjold

A look at the private life and views of one of the most talked-about and least-known public men of our time.
Commentary by Patrick O'Donovan.


Subject (archive footage): Dag Hammarskjold
Narrator: Patrick O'Donovan
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Late Night News

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