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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
(to 11.00)


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

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh, introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 13.55)

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
A pelican brings a new kind of trouble to Deputy's quiet domain.

: Rescue from the Ice

A film from Japan.
The waters off the north of Japan are rich fishing grounds, but dangerous because of weather conditions, particularly when great ice packs come down from the north. This film tells the story of a trapped fishing boat and the efforts to rescue it.


English presentation: Diana Potter

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Tales from Hoffnung: The Vacuum Cleaner

A new cartoon film series from the drawings of Gerard Hoffnung.

In which a housewife makes an unusual choice.
Produced by Halas and Batchelor in association with BBC-tv Enterprises


Artist: Gerard Hoffnung
Director: John Halas
Music: Francis Chagrin
Producers: Halas and Batchelor

: It's My Opinion

People of Wells air their views for spontaneous comment by Lady Anne Waldegrave, Edgar Lustgarten, Charles Causley.
Chairman: Jeremy Carrad
From Mendip Hospital, Wells, Somerset


Panellist: Lady Anne Waldegrave
Panellist: Edgar Lustgarten
Panellist: Charles Causley
Chairman: Jeremy Carrad
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 5: Take One with You

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

The Battle of France is over - the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Facing the threat of German invasion, Britain intensifies her preparations for defence. Churchill's appeal to Roosevelt for weapons leads first to the supply of arms and finally to Lend-Lease.
(Last shown on July 13, 1961)


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical score: Richard Rodgers

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Moira Anderson, James Urquhart, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, Jim MacLeod and his Band.
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conducted by Iain Sutherland
(Jim MacLeod and his Band are appearing at Dunblane Hotel Hydro, Perthshire)

7.30-7.55 Stand and Deliver: University debate: Oxford v. Nottingham
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Singer/Presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Moira Anderson
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer/dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Musicians: Jim MacLeod and his Band
Musicians: A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Dennis McConnell
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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: [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Mogul: The Way It Crumbles

by Kenneth Ware.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Ronald Hines as Prentice, Philip Latham as Izard

Motor-racing means excitement: it also means danger. Driscoll faces personal risk when he opposes Stead and tries to steer Mogul into Grand Prix racing.


Writer: Kenneth Ware
Series creator: John Elliot
Title music: Tom Springfield
Film cameraman: Dick Bush
Film editor: Dave Taylor
Story editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Shaun Sutton
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Conway: John Meillon
Derek Prentice: Ronald Hines
Humphreys: Peter Madden
Hilary Dawson: Wendy Gifford
Miles: Keith Barron
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Bates: Laurence Hardy
Ames: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Miss Martin: Aleta Morrison
Bowers: Douglas Livingstone
Bishop: Arthur Pentelow

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you Action - News - Personalities
including this week:

Greyhound Racing: The Playfield Cup
Outside Broadcast cameras are at Wimbledon Stadium for the main race of a special meeting in aid of the National Playing Fields Association.

Speedway: The World Championships
British riders qualifying round from West Ham Stadium, London.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Greyhound racing): Peter Bromley
Commentator (Speedway): Alan Weeks
TV Presentation (Greyhound racing): Fred Viner
Presented by (Speedway): Richard Tilling
Assistant Editor: Alan Hart
Assistant Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Thriller: The Travelling Companion

by T. R. Stockting.
Not for the Nervous


Writer: T. R. Stockting
Music: Dudley Simpson
Lighting: Eric Monk
Sound: Bryan Forgham
Story editor: Brian Brooke
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Gorrie
Lucas: Lyndon Brook
Arthur: Murray Melvin
Henry: Keith Buckley
The Girl: Priscilla Morgan

: John Browning (piano)

A studio recital by the American pianist who appeared recently on BBC-1 as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3, in C sharp minor
Debussy: "Reflets dans l'eau Feux d'artifice"


Pianist: John Browning
Producer: Geoffrey Brand

: The Poet's Eye

A film directed by Gordon Hales.
The world of today as seen through the words of Shakespeare.


Director: Gordon Hales

: News Extra

: Postscript

by Dr. Norman Goodall.


Presenter: Dr. Norman Goodall

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