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by Professor Michael Abercrombie, F.R.S.

There are two main kinds of locomotion in single-celled animals-crawling over a solid surface and swimming through a liquid medium by means of thread-like organs of propulsion. These two basic kinds of movement are also found in the cells of higher animals.
(to 11.45)

Contributors

Presenter:
Professor Michael Abercrombie
Producer:
F. R. Elwell

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

The winter months are a particularly good time in which to begin learning bird identification. Today's programme shows a simple method of sketching birds to help in taking notes in the field. Many land birds change their diets in winter and some, like the robin, take up special territories. In some winters Britain is invaded by numbers of an attractive berry-eating bird-the wax-wing.

Contributors

Filmed and introduced by:
Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Film editor:
Teddy Ireland
Producer:
Eric Simms

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

About the Theatre with John Neville
On Stage, Please
The Beginning of the Theatre

Would You Believe It?
Illustrated by Bill Hooper.

A Bolt from the Blue
A miniature chess masterpiece.

Do It Yourself with Barry Bucknell

Robin Adler's Camera Club

Contributors

Presenter:
Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (About the Theatre):
John Neville
Associate producer (About the Theatre):
Bryan Izzard
Item presenter (Would You Believe It?):
Bill Hooper
Item presenter (Do It Yourself):
Barry Bucknell
Item presenter (Robin Adler's Camera Club):
Robin Adler
Producer:
Leonard Chase

Elephants with tusks, each one weighing a hundred pounds or more, are rarely seen today. They have been killed either by sportsmen in search of trophies or by poachers in search of ivory.
Armand and Michaela Denis try to find out whether there are any elephants left rivalling the big tuskers of the past.

Contributors

Presenter:
Armand Denis
Presenter:
Michaela Denis

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including: John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Tim Parkes.

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Alan Whicker
Reporter:
Fyfe Robertson
Reporter:
John Morgan
Reporter:
Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist:
Tim Parkes
Associate producer:
Alasdair Milne
Associate producer:
Antony Jay
Associate producer:
Gordon Watkins
Editor:
Donald Baverstock

The Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by:
Michael Peacock
Associate producer:
David Wheeler

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
Starring Professor Jimmy Edwards
with Arthur Howard

Contributors

Writer:
Frank Muir
Writer:
Denis Norden
Designer:
Stanley Dorfman
Production:
Douglas Moodie
Headmaster:
Jimmy Edwards
Mr Pettigrew:
Arthur Howard
Mr Halliforth:
Edwin Apps
Mr Dinwiddie:
Gordon Phillott
Crombie:
Jimmy Ray
Potter:
Paul Norman
Rawlinson:
Geoffrey Paget
Bouverie:
Derek Needs
Mr Theobald:
Raymond Rollett
Second Governor:
Lionel Marson
Third Governor:
Ronald Mayer
Mr Teesdale:
Wallas Eaton

with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
with demonstrations by Stan Dudley and Christine Norton, Jack Orton Smith and Norma Noble, Constance Grant Formation Team from Sheffield and presenting the 7th Heat of the 1959-60 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies with Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
Assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Susan Franks

Contributors

Musicians:
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer:
Stan Dudley
Dancer:
Christine Norton
Dancer:
Jack Orton Smith
Dancer:
Norma Noble
Formation dancers:
Constance Grant Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson):
Victor Silvester
Dancer/assisted by (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson):
Doreen Freeman
Hostess:
Susan Franks
Script:
Victor Silvester Jnr
Producer:
Richard Afton

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