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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 Jeunesse Francaise: 2: Etudiants a Paris

Four programmes on young people in France today presented in French.
For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: 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 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Looking at Television

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: A Tudor Family: 2: Troubled Times

Hugh Ross Williamson describes the troubled times of Elizabeth I. He shows the priest-hole at Ingatestone Hall where John Paine was hidden, and describes what part Sir John Petre and the men of Ingatestone played in the defence of England in 1538.
For Schools
Repeated on Friday at 10.2 a.m.
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: 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 cinlo
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDB Y cynhyrchu. IFOR
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 The Pop Music Story

Man has always sung. A songless race has never been discovered. But the 'pop' music of various ages has differed profoundly. What sort of pop song did they have in Elizabethan England? In medieval Ireland? In Victorian times? In prehistory? In the thirties? And how does our own pop music measure up beside it?
The Past:
Raymond Clausen, Dominic Behan, Robert Spencer
The Present:
Alan Freeman, Benny Green, Christopher Logue, Larry Parnes
Pop music by Beverley Jones and The Mysterions
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Kenneth Kendall
Introduced by Leonard Maguire.
(to 14.00)


Interviewee (The Past): Raymond Clausen
Interviewee (The Past): Dominic Behan
Interviewee (The Past): Robert Spencer
Interviewee (The Present): Alan Freeman
Interviewee (The Present): Benny Green
Interviewee (The Present): Christopher Logue
Interviewee (The Present): Larry Parnes
Musicians: Beverley Jones and the Mysterions
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Research: Jeremy Sandford
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

: The Mermaid's Pearls: Part 1: The Mermaid

A second chance to see the film series about Cyrus the Seahorse and his friend Bartholomew the Shrimp
Written and narrated by Oliver Postgate.

Far, far away in the Western Sea there was a rock, and sometimes when the tide was low the happy mermaid would go and sit there singing her song-but one day something terrible happened.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Drawings: Peter Firmin
Drawings: Robert Broomfield
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Pinky and Perky: The Pop-In

Pinky and Perky invite you to join them with John Slater as Poppa Luigi at The Pop-In
Another chance to see the series first broadcast last year.
Devised and written by Margaret Potter.


Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Devised and written by: Margaret Potter
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: Roger Woodburn
Signature tune composed by: Norman Newell
Signature tune composed by: Philip Green
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Poppa Luigi: John Slater

: Tricks 'n' Nixon

in which David Nixon entertains some young friends to twenty-five minutes of tricks and magic and invites you to join him and his guest of the week, Robert Harbin.
See page 39


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Robert Harbin
Music: Bert Hayes
Music: Frank King
Settings: Darrol Blake
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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 Basil Cudlipp-Green and Toni Congdon, Tony Holies and Joyce Coates, Alex McGowan, Heather Moir, Thelma Perry, John Slater and Joan Dewhirst.
From the Midlands


Presenter: David Jacobs
Ice skater: Basil Cudlipp-Green
Ice skater: Toni Congdon
Ice skater: Tony Holies
Ice skater: Joyce Coates
Ice skater: Alex McGowan
Ice skater: Heather Moir
Ice skater: Thelma Perry
Ice skater: John Slater
Ice skater: Joan Dewhirst
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, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and Jill Freedman.


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

: Headline News

: Compact: Living in the Past

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

While Susan's good nature puts her in a spot, Karen enchants a new victim. Bruce overhears Gerald Brock man's views on marriage and freedom. Ken Hawkins relives a terrifying ordeal.
See page 39


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J. Crisp
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Mark: Gareth Davies
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Susan: Sonia Fox
Iris: Louise Dunn
Dr Harvest: Richard Bebb
Alison: Betty Cooper
Shirley Hawkins: Margaret Christensen
Tim: Scot Finch
Ken Hawkins: Edward Evans
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gerald Brockman: Derek Aylward
Barman: Brian Vaughan
Celia: Rachel Gurney

: Here's Harry: The Handyman

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
A second showing of The Handyman
Starring Harry Worth
with William Mervyn, Sam Kydd, Colin Douglas, Geoffrey Hibbert, Doris Gambell, Joe Gladwin, Jack Woolgar, Leslie Clark
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: William Mervyn
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: Colin Douglas
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Jack Woolgar
[Actor]: Leslie Clark

: Moonstrike: The Biggest Bandit

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

Anatole is known to the Germans as 'the biggest bandit of the lot'. When his radio operator is arrested he plans an audacious rescue.


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: David Goddard
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

: The News

: Time on Our Hands

A look into the next twenty-five years.
Another chance to see this BBC documentary by Don Haworth.
See page 39


Writer/producer: Don Haworth
Production Assistant: Malcolm Scrimgeour
Designer: Tim Harvey
Photography: Gerry Pullen
Photography: Robert Sleigh
Sound: Graham Turner
Sound: John Colomb
Sound: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Film Editor: Peter Marsh
Narrator: Stanley Williamson
Speaker: Kingsley Amis
Speaker: Stafford Beer
Speaker: Aldous Huxley
Speaker: Franklin Medhurst
Speaker: Raymond Williams

: Gallery

with Robert McKenzie
A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Albert Schweitzer

The views of one of the most revered men of our time, as expressed in his life and in his remarkably radical thoughts on religion and the world.
Commentary selected from Schweitzer's own words spoken by Michael Redgrave.


Subject: Albert Schweitzer
Narrator: Michael Redgrave
Film cameraman in France: Jacques Alexandre
Film editor: Valerie Best
Producer: Peter Ferres

: News Extra

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