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A programme for children at home
DressingUp Day
Carole Ward , Johnny Ball
Today's story:
' Cinderella and the Silver Shoe '
Repeated on BBC-1 and at
4.20 p.m.


Unknown: Carole Ward
Unknown: Johnny Ball


A monthly series of programmes for doctors
Directed by MARY Hoskins
Produced by James MCCLOY
Repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC-1 and


Directed By: Mary Hoskins
Produced By: James McCloy


by Professor Philip Morrison
The Royal Institution, London Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People
Lecture 2:
Meat and Drink Sufficient ...
The surface of every physical system is very different from its insides and is directly concerned with its environment. By examining large and small animals, a horse and a mouse, we discover that Gulliver was in error-he never could have eaten the food of 1728 Lilliputians.
Recorded at the Royal Institution this afternoon
Presented for television by Alan Sleath
Lecture 3: Thursday at 6.0 p.m.


Unknown: Professor Philip Morrison
Television By: Alan Sleath


The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Borderers: Vengeance

by Bill Craig
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Joseph Brady, Edith Macarthur
Guest stars Grant Taylor, Ian McCulloch
A dangerous, troubled frontier - where cross words soon lead to crossed swords and a brawl can start a war. This is the explosive situation on the Anglo-Scottish border in the 1560s, when men like Ker of Cessford, Warden of the Scottish Middle March, struggle to keep order over a hot-headed people owing more allegiance to their surnames than to the Crown. Peace-loving families depend for their livelihood on their cattle and for their defence on their solid stone castles. Gavin Ker of Slitrig, eldest son of such a family, seeks a wider world .... but a shattering experience lies in wait for him.
See page 38


Series created by/Writer: Bill Craig
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer/Director: Peter Graham Scott
Robin Graham: Ian McCulloch
Cessford: Iain Cuthbertson
Scottish Warden Sgt: Ray Foster
Black Dowie: Bill McCare
Muschamp: Bill Henderson
Gavin: Michael Gambon
Jamie: Ross Campbell
Rab: Joseph Brady
Agnes: Nell Brennan
Grizel: Margaret Greig
Gilbert: Grant Taylor
Margaret: Edith MacArthur
Pringle: Russell Waters
Tam Elliot: James Copeland
Lisle: David Davies
English Warden Sgt: Tony Wright

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Test your television mettle 10 February 2016


Colourful Cookery
13: Emergency Cake Icing
Presented by Betty White
Fanny Cradock talks about herself and her work in a special colour feature on page 67


Directed By: Phillip Pride
Presented By: Betty White
Talks: Fanny Cradock

: Brief Lives

by PATRICK GARLAND adapted from the outrageous memoirs of the seventeenth-century gossip John Aubrey
with Music played and sung by Terry Gould
Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman
A BBC-tv Talent Associates production

"A moving, funny, and wholly delightful re-creation in which the character of the garrulous old man manages to transcend 400 years of history"
"Amusing, touching, convincingly real, and quite unforgettable"
"I don't think I took my eyes off the screen for the whole 85 minutes"
These are some of the things that were said after the first showing of Brief Lives. Roy Dotrice, who plays John Aubrey, is the only actor, and throughout the performance he never leaves the set.


Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: John Aubrey
Sung By: Terry Gould
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Directed By: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: John Aubrey
as John Aubrey: Roy Dotrice


A brilliant award-winning film pointing out the way the creative process differs from ordinary experience ... and in what ways it is very much like it.
Written and directed by Saul Bass
For the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation
In this cartoon Hollywood art director Saul Bass , whose title sequence for Around the World in Eighty Days has become a classic, wrote, directed, and animated a film which says more about man's creative process in twenty-five minutes than many a heavyweight production in twice that time.


Directed By: Saul Bass
Director: Saul Bass


As 1968 sinks slowly in the West, Pick of the Year looks back through the eyes of some of the stars of BBC-2, at a few of the great moments that will live for ever (or at least till 1969) in the memory of: Kenneth Williams , Max Robertson Fanny Cradock , Dudley Moore
Marty Feldman , Robert Erskine Sheila Hancock , Ernie Wise
Marius Goring , Robert Robinson James Cameron , Drusilla Beyfus Benny Green , Joan Bakewell Robert Morley
Production, BETTY WHITE


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Fanny Cradock
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Robert Erskine
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ernie Wise
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Drusilla Beyfus Benny Green
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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