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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Cricket

Semi-final of the Gillette Knockout Cup Competition
Lancashire v. Warwickshire direct from Old Trafford, Manchester.
Viewers will be kept up to date with the score in the other semi-final, Sussex v. Surrey, at Hove
(to 13.05)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Cricket: Lancashire v. Warwickshire

Further visits to Old Trafford.

Racing at Goodwood

3.10 Sussex Stakes over the Old Mile

3.45 Chesterfield Cup over one mile and a quarter

4.15 Goodwood Stakes over two miles and three furlongs


Commentator (Racing at Goodwood): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing at Goodwood): Clive Graham
Presented for television by (Racing at Goodwood): Dennis Monger

: Clapperboard

Cleopatra the Cat with the assistance of Gary Watson introduces films from Poland, Yugoslavia, and Venice.


Presenter: Gary Watson
Producer: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: All Sorts to Make a World: The Store Manager

with Paddy Feeny
Six programmes about the life and work of men who have the power to mould the world around them.
This week: The Store Manager
featuring the manager of a new department store in Edinburgh.
BBC Television Outside Broadcasts
Science and Features presentation


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Charles Clifford
Series Editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced by Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Zero One: The Stowaway

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett with Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney.
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Garnett has reason to believe that a murderer has stowed away in the nosewheel housing of a freight plane bound for New York. But murderer or not, the man's life is in danger.


Teleplay by: Jan Read
Teleplay by: David John
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Associate producer: Aida Young
Director: Tony Leader
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Hassett: Bob Kanter
Red Wylie: Terence Fallon
Colonel Vetter: Robert Ayres
Maya: Katya Douglas

: Catch Hand: It's Never the Same

with Mark Eden as Johnny Rich and Anthony Booth as Finn Brodie.
Guest star, Edward Chapman
Series created by Group North


Script: Cyril Abraham
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Music composed by: Bert Chappell
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Roy Watts
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Michael Ashlin
Johnny Rich: Mark Eden
Finn Brodie: Anthony Booth
William Collins: Trevor Bannister
Julie Kneale: Jacqueline Bacon
Judd Peters: Michael Beint
Elvira Peters: Yvette Rees
John Collins: Edward Chapman
Helen: Pamela Binns
Landlord: John Barrett
Reg Stanton: Keith Anderson
Albert King: Norman Mitchell
Arthur Frazer: Peter Mason

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
featuring tonight:
Professional Boxing: Brian Curvis, Swansea, Champion v. Johnny Cooke, Bootle, Challenger
for the British and Empire Welterweight Titles
Highlights of last night's championship fight on Jack Solomons' promotion at Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Brian Curvis
Boxer: Johnny Cooke
Commentator (Professional Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presented by (Professional Boxing): Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: East Side, West Side: Something for the Girls

A new film series starring George C. Scott as Social worker Neil Brock, a man dedicated to helping people in trouble.

Neil Brock has a new recruit to the staff of the Community Welfare Service-a wealthy socialite sentenced for traffic offences to serve one month as an assistant social worker.


Neil Brock: George C. Scott

: Iron and Air

Sculptor in Iron
Robert Jacobsen the Danish sculptor talks to Huw Wheldon about his interest in metal sculpture and mechanical invention.

Birdmen and Warriors
Elisabeth Frink when this film was made, had just finished a series of sculptures on the themes of 'flight' and 'prey'.
Commentary by Laurie Lee.

Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
First shown on Monitor


Interviewee (Sculptor in Iron): Robert Jacobsen
Interviewer (Sculptor in Iron)/presenter: Huw Wheldon
Director (Sculptor in Iron): Melvyn Bragg
Sculptor/subject (Birdmen and Warriors): Elisabeth Frink
Narrator (Birdmen and Warriors): Laurie Lee
Director (Birdmen and Warriors): Peter Newington
Film editor: Allan Tyrer

: News Extra

: Viewpoint: The Painted Word of John Reilly

John Reilly is a potter whose real concern is not pots but paintings-paintings which express his understanding of man and his relation to God. Viewpoint visits his shop in Ventnor to hear and see what he has to say.
BBC film


Presenter: John Reilly
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Sound recordist: Grahame Whatling
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: R. T. Brooks

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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