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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: A Beginners' Alphabet: Programme 3: Spelling Rules

a beginners' alfabet
A series of five programmes for teachers in Primary Schools, introducing the Initial Teaching Alphabet in the general context of learning to read and write.
with Michael Smee.
Repeated this afternoon at 4.35


Presenter: Michael Smee
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: Headline News

: Cricket: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI - First day's play

A visit to the Scarborough Cricket Festival to see in action the team chosen by readers of Radio Times.
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club in association with Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd.
See page 33


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Presented for TV by: Ray Lakeland

: Play School

First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 14.00)

: Cricket

A further visit to Scarborough.
On BBC-2 from 4.30
(to 16.15)

: A Beginners' Alphabet: Programme 3

First shown this morning

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
Foxes figure largely in this week's adventures in the Deep South.

: A Way to Adventure: 2: Marines to the Rescue

with John Earle
The further adventures of four boys and 'Sandy' on a ten-day camping expedition of a hundred miles across the wilderness of Dartmoor.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Tales from Hoffnung: Professor Ya-Ya's Memoirs

A new cartoon film series from the drawings of Gerard Hoffnung.
This week: A family album illustrates Professor Ya-Ya's Memoirs
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 Southampton air their views for spontaneous comment by Patricia de Trafford, Russell Braddon, Maurice Broady.
Chairman, John Johnston
From the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton


Panellist: Patricia de Trafford
Panellist: Russell Braddon
Panellist: Maurice Broady
Chairman: John Johnston
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 10: Out of the East

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

Japanese successes in the East do not blind Churchill to the fact that Hitler is still the main enemy. His visit to Roosevelt in Washington cements the friendship between the two countries. The success of the American dive-bombers on June 4 turns the tide of war in the Pacific


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

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Moira Anderson, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Ian Powrie and his Band, Harry Carmichael.


Singer/Presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Moira Anderson
Dancer/dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
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: Points of View,
[address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Mogul: Meet Miss Mogul

by John Elliot.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Ronald Hines as Prentice, Philip Latham as Izard
Guest stars, Suzy Kendall, Peter Halliday, David Hemmings, Brian Rawlinson, Anna Cropper

The glittering world of advertising is a wonderful dream for Miss Mogul, Sandra Spratt. But others have a different view-and create a headache for Derek Prentice and Mogul.


Writer/series creator: John Elliot
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Michael Hayes
Sandra: Suzy Kendall
'Instant' Turner: Brian Rawlinson
Mr. Spratt: Reg Lye
Mogul representative: Guy Standeven
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Derek Prentice: Ronald Hines
Pat: Anna Cropper
Colin: David Hemmings
Major Rigby-Lowther: Peter Halliday
Horace: John Scott
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Gran: Margery Withers
Mackhausen: Leon Thau
Actor: John Carlin
Mogul: Junia

: The News

: Professional Boxing: Featherweight Championship of the World

Vicente Saldivar, Mexico, World Champion v. Howard Winstone, Wales, Challenger
A special edition of Sportsview brings you exclusive film of last night's world title fight from the Harry Levene promotion at Earls Court.

See page 33


Boxer: Vicente Saldivar
Boxer: Howard Winstone
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The Wednesday Thriller: The Regulator

by Hugh Whitemore.
Not for the Nervous

[Starring] Sheila Hancock as Joyce Lambert, George Benson as The Man
See page 35


Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: James Ferman
Joyce Lambert: Sheila Hancock
The Man: George Benson

: The New Testament Gospels: 1: What kind of book is a Gospel?

Four lectures from Cambridge.
The Rev. C.F. Evans, Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College, London lecturing in Stuart House, Cambridge.
By permission of the University of Cambridge Board of Extra-Mural Studies.
(First shown on BBC-2)

The second lecture will be broadcast next Wednesday and viewers' questions will be answered by all four lecturers in an additional programme on Friday, October 1


Lecturer: The Rev. C.F. Evans
Producer: R.T. Brooks

: News Extra

including a report on the Trades Union Congress from Brighton.

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