Programme Index

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For Younger Children
More Chimpantics
Susan, the baby chimp, has a birthday party and invites her friend Michele.

A Cuckoo in the Nest
A film about the cuckoo, who lays its eggs in other birds' nests.

Children of the Mountains
A film about life in the Swiss Alps where children ski to school and come back by sleigh.

For Older Children
The Friday Western: Trapped in the Canyon
The Cisco Kid and Pancho are on the trail of a gang of bandits. After a running gun-battle they are themselves trapped by the outlaws, but devise an ingenious scheme to turn the tables and capture the entire gang.

Contributors

Photographed by (A Cuckoo in the Nest):
John Ridley

An excerpt from Tom Arnold's show at the Hippodrome, Blackpool.
With Tessie O'Shea, Nat Jackley, The Nitwits, Marianne Lincoln, Margo Barry, Arthur Worsley, Alan Modley and Company, Sabrina.
The Television Toppers
Directed by Leslie Roberts

Contributors

Stage producer:
Tom Arnold
Singer:
Tessie O'Shea
Comedian:
Nat Jackley
Entertainers:
The Nitwits
Singer:
Marianne Lincoln
Performer:
Margo Barry
Ventriloquist:
Arthur Worsley
Comedians:
Alan Modley and Company
Singer:
null Sabrina
Dancers:
The Television Toppers
Dancers directed by:
Leslie Roberts
Orchestra directed by:
Jack Walker
Devised and produced by:
Richard Afton

Laurens van der Post, in a series of six programmes, tells of an expedition into the Kalahari Desert he has recently made in collaboration with the BBC.
He undertook the journey to fulfil a vow, made in his childhood, to seek out the remnants of the first men of Africa -the Bushmen-who were reputed still to be living a Stone Age existence.

Contributors

Presenter:
Laurens van Der Post
Film cameraman:
Duncan Abraham
Film cameraman:
A. A. Englander
Film editor:
Maurice Harvey
Presented by:
Andrew Miller Jones

by Vincent Tilsley.
A series of half-hour plays about famous men and women who were known to the world by names other than their own.
The name by which the principal character is commonly known will be revealed towards the end of the story.

Contributors

Writer:
Vincent Tilsley
Director:
Ayton Whitaker
Designer:
Norman James
The dancer:
Sandra Francis
The Professor:
Ormerod Greenwood
The Indian Prince:
Guy Deghy
The Indian girl:
Angela Malik
Herr von Jagow:
Theodore Wilhelm
The German Officer:
Graham Leaman
Lieutenant Andre:
Charles Houston
The Cabinet Minister:
Vernon Smythe
The Newspaper Correspondent:
Campbell Grey
Maitre Clunet:
Ian Fleming
Lieutenant Mornay:
Brian Haines
The President of the Court Martial:
Roger Delgado
Captain Marov:
Peter Allenby
The doctor:
John Serret
The young officer of the Court Martial:
Edgar Wreford
The guard:
Peter Ashby-Bailey
A nun:
Milda Malcolm
The officer with the black moustache:
Brian Kendrick
Other parts played by:
Alban Blakelock
Other parts played by:
Yves Chanteau
Other parts played by:
Terence Greenidge
Other parts played by:
Randolph McLeod
Other parts played by:
Bruce Stewart
Other parts played by:
Virginia Thomas

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