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: For Sixth Forms: People of the Renaissance: 5: Lorenzo De Medici

BBC recording
First shown on Monday
(to 10.30)

: Androcles and the Lion: Part 2

by Bernard Shaw.
BBC recording
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday


Author: Bernard Shaw

: Animals with Backbones: 5: Birds

BBC recording
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield)

: Y Maes Chwarae

Rygbi-Pel Droed Bocsio— Nofio a chwaraeon eraill ar ffilm ac yn y stiwdio
Y cyflwyno gan Dillwyn Owen Y rhaglen yng ngofal Tudor Phillips
Sports magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: 5: The Age of Steam

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
BBC programme for Schools
Repeated on Thursday at 11.5 a.m.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Film sequences edited by: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: Wednesday Magazine

David Jacobs introduces Topics to talk about, New things to see, People worth meeting.
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Director: Richard Francis
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 4: The Island

by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.
A cartoon film, in six episodes, of the adventures of the Prince of the Nogs in the land of the midnight sun.
First shown in September 1959


Drawings: Peter Firmin
Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Union Pacific: The Wedding

First shown in October 1959


Major Bart McClelland: Jeff Morrow
Billy Kincaid: Judd Pratt

: Out of Doors

Introduced by Ian Mercer.

Where to look for them and how to identify them.

A visit to Loch Ness
with Jane Burton.

Club Room
with Leslie Jackman.

Grey Seals on the Farnes
with John Chear.

From the BBC's West Region studio
BBC recording


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Item presenter (A visit to Loch Ness): Jane Burton
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Item presenter (Grey Seals on the Farnes): John Chear
Film editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A programme for practical people.
This week:
Making a kitchen cupboard and drawer unit; ideas on kitchen storage and working surfaces.
BBC recording


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop and Winston and Mary Jane Young.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Singer/guitarist: Winston Young
Singer: Mary Jane Young
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Wells Fargo: The Outlaw's Wife

Starring Dale Robertson
Adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.

A thief in prison for robbing Wells Fargo will not say where the money is hidden until he gets a message which leads to a dangerous bargain for Jim Hardie.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Laugh Line

Peter Haigh invites you to measure your sense of humour against Sylvia Peters, Richard Murdoch, Derek Roy, Ted Carson in a cartoon contest devised by Frank Wayne and Mace Neufeld.
At the organ, Jackie Brown
BBC recording


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Panellist: Sylvia Peters
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Panellist: Derek Roy
Panellist: Ted Carson
Devised by: Frank Wayne
Devised by: Mace Neufeld
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
invites you to choose the Sportsview Personality of 1960
Tonight's programme launches this year's nation-wide poll for the annual award presented to the outstanding Sportsman or Sportswoman of the year.
The programme also includes: Football, Rugby Union and Boxing.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Assistant editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Parade

The show business magazine.
Introduced by Alan Melville and produced by Bryan Sears.
Those taking part include: Bud Flanagan, Dora Bryan, Cleo Laine, The Estrellitas,
Patricia Hayes.

Bud Flanagan appears by arrangement with Jack Hylton


Presenter: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Performer: Bud Flanagan
Performer: Dora Bryan
Singer: Cleo Laine
Performers: The Estrellitas
Performer: Patricia Hayes
Dancer: Burda Cann
Dancer: Elaine Carr
Dancer: Ina Clare
Dancer: Sidonie Darrell
Dancer: Sheila Falconer
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Choreography: Eleanor Fazan
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
[Orchestra] leader: Alec Firman
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Director: Brian Marber

: Look: Bird Migration

Introduced by Peter Scott.
with John Carthy.
Each spring and autumn vast numbers of birds visit and leave our shores. This programme looks at these mysterious journeys and tries to interpret them.
BBC recording


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: John Carthy
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: The News

: European Dancing Championships

Highlights from the European Amateur Ballroom Dancing Championships held in the Deutschland Halle, Berlin.
BBC recording over the Eurovision Link by courtesy of the German Television Service

10.15-10.45 View: The weekly programme of the South and West.

: Viewpoint: Down in the Valley: 1: The Thames

A fortnightly programme.
The first of a series of filmed reports on the various patterns of church and community life in Britain.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide.


Presenter: John Thompson
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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