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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Third Test Match

Second day's play at The Oval.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 14.00)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Third Test Match

A further visit to The Oval
On BBC-2 from 5.0
(to 16.15)

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests: Johnny Clayton, Evelyn Rose, Paddy Joyce.
Music by The Bert Hayes Sextet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Guest: Johnny Clayton
Guest: Evelyn Rose
Guest: Paddy Joyce
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Richard Evans

: Comedy Capers: The General Store

A series of old silent comedy films.
Featuring Bobby Dunn


[Actor]: Bobby Dunn

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at The Oval.

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 6: The Ravens Remain

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

Although heavily outnumbered, the R.A.F. fights and wins the Battle of Britain. Churchill voices the nation's gratitude to the pilots who have saved the country from invasion. London and the manufacturing cities of the North are the targets for the bombing which follows, and which continues through the winter of 1940-41. But the ravens remain at the Tower of London.

Last shown on July 20, 1961


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

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Friendships deepen... but Derek and Claire's secret is already in danger.


Writer: William Fairchild
Story Editor: Richard Beynon
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Hart
Tony Ashman: Philip Bond
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Nicky: Charles Laurence
Caroline Petrakos: Ann Firbank
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
Stuart Long: Robert Cawdron
Sandra Orlando: Adrienne Hill
Maynell Bernard: Alfred Hoffman
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Lord Caister: Derek Bond

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Gate of the Year

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
(First shown on February 28)


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: John Lucarotti
Script/Script Editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Alex. A. Pearce
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: John Fabian
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Mrs. Cahoon: Elaine Mitchell
Mrs. Selkirk: Kay Gallie
Mrs. Deuchar: Elizabeth Wallace
Mr. Deuchar: Christopher Page
Mr. McLoughlin: Donald Campbell
Mrs. McLoughlin: Margaret Boyd
Mr. Slorach: Michael Collins
Davie Stark: Norman Mitchell
Bill Connors: Harry Pringle
Jamie Buchanan: Harry Littlewood
Mrs. Slorach: Doreen Hepburn
Bobby Slorach: Chris Barrington
Dr. Crossan: John Kidd
Mrs. Paton: Agnes Lauchlan
Jenny: Gillian Barclay
Mrs. Gill: Finola Keogh
Amy Gill: Patricia Wilson
Mrs. Drew: Jonny Lee
Nurse: Anne Ogden
Constable Dickie: David MacMillan
Concertina player: Alf Edwards

: Travellers' Tales: The Two-Year Honeymoon

by Pat and Martin Simpson.
Two young newly-weds, Pat and Martin Simpson, decide to stretch their honeymoon round the world. 'Before getting married people told us you settled down, then spent the rest of your life settling up. So we decided to see as much of the world as we could before children and a second mortgage made travel impossible'.
Commentary spoken by Nancy Bacal.


Traveller/filmed by: Martin Simpson
Traveller: Pat Simpson
Narrator: Nancy Bacal
Sound mixer: Stanley Morcom
Film editor: Robert Walter
Written and presented by: Bob Saunders
Series editor: Brian Branston

: The News

: Esther Waters: Part 1: The Lottery

by George Moore.
Dramatised by Harry Green.
Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio
First shown on BBC-2


Author: George Moore
Dramatised by: Harry Green
Music: Dudley Simpson
Script editor: Michael Voysey
Designer: Jack Notman
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: James Cellan Jones
Esther's mother: Ruth Porcher
Esther: Meg Wynn Owen
Esther's father: John Dearth
William: John Bennett
Mrs. Latch: Daphne Heard
Margaret: Gwendolyn Watts
Mrs. Barfield: Pauline Letts
Miss Peggy: Tracy Read
Mr. Randall: Carl Bernard
Mr. Ward: Blake Butler
Grover: Linda Polan
The Demon: Alan Kemp
Mrs. Randall: Doris Hare

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
with Joy Marshall, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, William Plomer, Stephen Spender.
First shown on BBC-2


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Joy Marshall
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: William Plomer
Poet: Stephen Spender
Producer: John Furness

: The Third Man: The Luck of Harry Lime

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime
with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster
Guest star, Lizabeth Scott

When a ruthless tycoon, J. B. Masters, knows he is dying he is determined first to get even with Harry Lime who had once got the better of him. Will Harry's famous luck still hold against such an adversary?


Screenplay: Gene Wang
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Diana Masters: Lizabeth Scott
J.B. Masters: Willis Bouchey
Lyle Fraley: John Zaremba
Julie Fraley: Judee Morton

: News Extra

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