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: Merry-Go-Round

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

: For Sixth Forms: Adaptation: 3: The Mechanism of Adaptation

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Engineering Science: 20: Cells and Internal Resistance

Previously shown on Tuesday and Wednesday
(to 10.55)

: Science and Life: Men and Microbes: 8: Medicines from Moulds

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Discoveries and Changes: 2: Sir Thomas More

This is the story of a famous lawyer, thinker, and Chancellor of England who preferred to suffer loss of office, penury, and finally death for the sake of his own conscience.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Script: Morna Stuart
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Perspective on The British Hearty

A Portrait
Dick Emery

Some Originals
Effie Barker, Group-Capt. H. R. A. Edwards, Ann Flumm, Frank Salvat

Has He a Future?
Geoffrey Gorer, Andrew Sinclair

Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.


Comedian (A Portrait): Dick Emery
Interviewee (Some Originals): Effie Barker
Interviewee (Some Originals): Capt. H. R. A. Edwards
Interviewee (Some Originals): Ann Flumm
Interviewee (Some Originals): Frank Salvat
Interviewee (Has He a Future?): Geoffrey Gorer
Interviewee (Has He a Future?): Andrew Sinclair
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Director: 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: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: John Braybon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Racing from Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting

2.50 The Cathcart Challenge Cup (Steeplechase)
A plate of 1,000 sovereigns two miles and a few yards

3.30 The Cheltenham Gold Cup (Steeplechase) of 6,000 sovereigns added to a sweepstakes about three miles, two furlongs, and 130 yards

4.5 The Foxhunters' Challenge Cup (Steeplechase)
A plate of 1,500 sovereigns about four miles over the National Hunt Steeplechase Course

4.40 The County Handicap Hurdle Race
A plate of 2,000 sovereigns about two miles and 100 yards

(to 16.50)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guest star, Frank Ifield
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Singer/guest star: Frank Ifield
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
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 The Joe Gordon Folk Four, James Urquhart,
Dixie Ingram, Harry Carmichael, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Band: The Joe Gordon Folk Four
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 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
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Associate producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: Shock Tactics

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Social success goes to Iris's head, with startling results. A straight talk with Bryan forces Gussie to face the truth about herself-and Mark learns some grim news from Edmund Bruce.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Iris: Louise Dunn
Tony: Norman Florence
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alan: Basil Moss
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Restaurant proprietor: Andreas Markos
Proprietor's wife: Nancy Nevinson
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Valerie Peters: Lyn Ashley
Oliver York: Edward Rhodes
Mark: Gareth Davies
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Pat Warren: Carolyn Pertwee
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Alison: Betty Cooper
Radiographer: June Wyndham Davies
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Camilla Hope: Carmen Silvera

: Sykes and a Picture

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Martin Miller, Toke Townley, Howard Douglas, Susan Richards


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Martin Miller
[Actor]: Toke Townley
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actress]: Susan Richards

: Moonstrike: Five Hours to Kill

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

An agent is arrested and held for questioning-but the plane is already on its way to pick him up.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Richard Stevens
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film sequences - Cameraman: A. A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: The Red Army Singers and Dancers

at the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Victor Hochhauser and the Corporation of the Royal Albert Hall

In this Television Outside Broadcast are many of the spectacular songs and dances for which the Ensemble is famous including: Kalinka, The Comic Soldiers' Dance, Tipperary, On the March, The Cossack Sword Dance.


Singers/dancers: The Red Army Singers and Dancers
Presented by: Victor Hochhauser
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor: Colonel Boris Alexandrov
Television production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by The Archdeacon of London.


Conductor: The Archdeacon of London [name uncredited]

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