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: Making Music

A new series for younger children.
For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.00)

: For Sixth Forms: La Cinquieme Republique: 4: L'Avenir de La France

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: 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
(to 11.00)


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

: Looking at Television

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: Making a Tennis Racket and Ball

A visit to a Northern factory.
Introduced by John Barrett and Christopher Trace.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.2 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: John Barrett
Presenter: Christopher Trace
Film cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Film editor: Malcolm James
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Kdrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd
I'ch difyrru
With eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu. IFOR
Today: a topical magazine.
(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 Use and Misuse of Disguise

Leonard Maguire introduces a programme of carnival, camouflage, and crime Improvisation with masks by some members of the Royal Court Theatre Studio.
Excerpts from Prometheus by students of the Theatre Department of the Wimbledon School of Art
(to 14.00)


Presenter: Leonard Maguire
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.
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Michael Totton

: Pops and Lenny

with Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall.
and their guests: Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, Julie Grant, The Raindrops
Music by The Bert Hayes Octet


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Guitarist: Jet Harris
Drummer: Tony Meehan
Singer: Julie Grant
Singers: The Raindrops
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Bob Gray
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws

A second chance to see the film series about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

After a desperate hunt, Tintin and his friends solve the mystery of the 'Karaboudjan'.

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Hot Ice

or The Cool D.J. Show
with David Jacobs
The disc show with a difference... music interpreted on ice by Jacqueline Harbord,
Heather Moir, Heather Hibbert, Robin Jones, Harry Glick and Yvonne Rayner, Roy Lee and Ann Palmer.
From the Midlands


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: Heather Moir
Skater: Heather Hibbert
Skater: Robin Jones
Skater: Harry Glick
Skater: Yvonne Rayner
Skater: Roy Lee
Skater: Ann Palmer
Production assistant: Reg Perrin
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Devised and produced by: Philip Lewis

: 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: Auld Acquaintance

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie wakes to a day of surprises: the first and most astonishing comes with a cup of tea. David Rome finds himself highly unpopular with at least two members of the Compact team. In Scotland, A. A. Logan proves to be anything but the man Doug and Gussie went up to meet. Alison takes a day off-and walks straight into the most amazing discovery of her life.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry Director: Paddy Russell
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alan: Basil Moss
Lorna Willis Ede: Brenda Kaye
Miss Logan: Effie Morrison
Tim: Scot Finch
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Susan: Sonia Fox
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Celia: Rachel Gurney
The McDee: Jack Lambert
Gerald Brockman: Derek Aylward
Rosemary Gray: Jackie Lenya
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Shirley Hawkins: Margaret Christensen
Alison: Betty Cooper
Ken Hawkins: Edward Evans

: Moonstrike: Four to Go

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

When the Gestapo make arrests in Paris the survivors set out to reach the 'safe house' set up by Irene in Poitiers some months before.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Michael Hayes
Designer: Allan Anson
Film sequences - Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: John House
Music composed and arranged by: Dudley Simpson
Produced by: Gerard Glaister

: Here's Harry: The Licence

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
A second showing of The Licence
Starring Harry Worth
with Harold Goodwin, Patrick Newell, Ballard Berkeley, Harry Walker, Bryan Mosley, Jack Woolgar, Joe Gladwin, Tony Melody, Roy Maxwell
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: Ballard Berkeley
[Actor]: Harry Walker
[Actor]: Bryan Mosley
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Tony Melody
[Actor]: Roy Maxwell

: The News

: Look

A special 100th edition for Nature Week
Introduced by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G.
with Peter Scott

As a result of the growing public interest in Britain's wildlife, National Nature Week is being held for the first time in this country. This programme reflects that interest and shows some of the outstanding film made by British photographers in this field. It also includes excerpts from prize-winning films in the competition organised jointly by the BBC and the Council for Nature, of which the Duke of Edinburgh is Patron.
Presented by the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West


Presenter/interviewee: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Presenter/interviewer: Peter Scott
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Producer: Eileen Molony
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight in Person

Another chance to see The Limeliters from America and Nana Mouskouri from Greece.


Band: The Limeliters
Singer: Nana Mouskouri
Settings: Raymond Cusick
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Gallery

with Alun Gwynne Jones
A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: News Extra

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

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Dewi Morgan.


Conductor: The Rev. Dewi Morgan

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