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: A Year in the Country: Power on the Farm

At one time the chief source of power on the farm was the horse, but this has now been replaced by the farm tractor which has many other uses besides drawing the plough.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.00)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Discovering Science: Animals and their Food

How do animals find and eat their food? Gerd Sommerhoff has been watching a lion, a badger, and other animals to discover the answers.
For Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Lawrie Lawler
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Your World: 2: Work

Introduced by John Morris.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.25)


Presenter: John Morris

: Making Music

A new series for younger children.
In the second of eight programmes John Langstaff and a group of children continue their work on The Midnight Thief, a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett.
James Blades suggests ways of using school percussion instruments.
For Schools
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Langstaff
Words (The Midnight Thief): Ian Serraillier
Music (The Midnight Thief): Richard Rodney Bennett
Presenter: James Blades
Producer: John Hosier

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

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with John Anthony.

Ian Wallace talking about his hobby

Where to Put What
Alan Gore

Tips for Travellers
Cyril Ray

In a Town Garden
Fanny Cradock

Making the Best of Yourself
Jessie MacBride is interviewed in the Glasgow studio by Doris McLatchie.

(to 14.00)


Presenter: John Anthony
Guest: Ian Wallace
Item presenter (Where to Put What): Alan Gore
Item presenter (Tips for Travellers): Cyril Ray
Item presenter (In a Town Garden): Fanny Cradock
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Jessie MacBride
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Doris McLatchie
Additional research: Rosemary McRobert
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Television Club: The Story of a Letter

Written and produced by Alan Hancock.
Introduced by Windsor Davies.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Writer/Producer: Alan Hancock
Film editor: David Painter
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: Michael Simpson
Presenter: Windsor Davies
Mr Wade: James Beck
Mrs Wade: Jean Alexander
Cliff Wade: Colin Spaull
Janet Wade: Linda Grange
Postman: Robin Ford
Woman: Pamela Sholto

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Director: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Winwood Reade

: What's New?

Peter West looks at the latest inventions and ideas making news in science and industry, and shows how they work with David Dimbleby, Polly Elwes, Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Peter West
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Research: Julia Cave
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Alan Martin
Edited and produced by: Brian Robins

: 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 625 Show

Introduced by Jimmy Young
with The Blue Notes Jazz Band, Gill and Terry, Hansi and Carl, The Joye Sisters, Dick Jordan, The Vikings.


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Blue Notes Jazz Band
Singers/Guitarists: Gill and Terry
Performers: Hansi and Carl
Performers: The Joye Sisters
Singer: Dick Jordan
Musicians: The Vikings
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Susan Spence
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson,
Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, 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: Kenneth Allsop
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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: A Novel Situation

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark has to break some unpleasant news to Alison, while Edmund Bruce comes by some interesting information. A crisis looms in the Fiction Department.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Alison: Betty Cooper
Mark: Gareth Davies
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Tim: Scot Finch
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Diana: Elizabeth Wallace
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Meriel Buchanan: Mavis Walker
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Shirley: Margaret Christensen
Ken Hawkins: Edward Evans

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story Editor: Bob Stuart
This Is Your Life theme composed by: James Turner
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Defenders: The Eye of Fear

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

The Prestons defend a man accused of murdering his wife. Their client is innocent, but his intense fear of being proved guilty threatens his chances, of acquittal.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: The Model Millionairess

Alan Whicker reports from the private world of Fiona-Baroness Thyssen the Top Model who became a Top Wife.
A Tonight presentation


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Interviewee/subject: Fiona-Baroness Thyssen
Cameraman: Peter Hall
Recordist: Donald Martin
Film editor: Derek Trimby
Producer: Jack Gold

: International Concert Hall

Maurice Gendron playing Boccherini's Cello Concerto in B flat major with the London Mozart Players
Leader, Robert Masters
Conductor, Harry Blech
before an invited audience
The programme includes Mozart's Symphony No. 35, in D major (Haffner)


Cellist: Maurice Gendron
Musicians: The London Mozart Players
[Players] leader: Robert Masters
[Players] conductor: Harry Blech
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

: Ballroom Dancing: The World Championships at the Star Ball

Arranged by the Evening News and organised by Mecca Dancing
Victor Silvester and his Orchestra, Joe Loss and his Orchestra and Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Band of the Royal Marines School of Music by permission of Col. F. N. Grant Under the direction of Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn, c.v.o., O.B.E., F.R.A.M., Royal Marines
Principal Director of Music, Royal Marines
From the Royal Albert Hall


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Orchestra
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Musicians: Band of the Royal Marines School of Music
[Band] under the direction of: Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for TV by: Barrie Edgar

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