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: Joe: Joe and the Garden

Written by Alison Prince
Told by Colin Jeavons


Writer: Alison Prince
Illustrator: Joan Hickson
Narrator: Colin Jeavons

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: Banana Splits

Comedy... adventure... cartoons starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club


: Search

Journey Through Space with James Burke and a group of children who discuss how space exploration can alter our life on this planet.
Producer DAVID TURNBULL (from Bristol)


Unknown: James Burke

: Cartoon Time: Raw Raw Rooster

A Warner Brothers cartoon

: Blockheads

Starring Laurel and Hardy
When Ollie brings his old comrade-in-arms Stan home to share a wedding anniversary dinner it nearly starts another war.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: John G. Blystone
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Arrow in the Dust

Sterling Hayden , Coleen Gray Keith Larsen , Tom Tully
With the Indians about to attack a wagon train, deserter Bart Laish is torn between warning the cavalry or remaining on the run with many lives on his conscience -but then a daring though much more dangerous course occurs to him.
This Week's Films: page 11


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Coleen Gray
Unknown: Keith Larsen
Unknown: Tom Tully
Unknown: Bart Laish
Director: Lesley Selander
Bart Laish: Sterling Hayden
Christella: Coleen Gray
Lt King: Keith Larsen
Croshaw: Tom Tully
Carqueville: Jimmy Wakely
Tillotson: Tudor Owen
Crew boss: Lee van Cleef
Lybarger: John Pickard

: Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
1.35; 3.35*
Motor Racing from Oulton Park
Featuring Europe's top drivers in the John Player Formula 3 International. Over the past two seasons Formula 3 has become the most competitive and exciting class in motor sport.
Organised by the BRSCC
1.50; 2.20; 2.50*
Racing from Doncaster
2.0 Joe Childs Apprentice Handicap Stakes (1 mile, 2 furlongs, 50
' yards)
2.30 Wills Embassy Stakes (Qualifier) (5 furlongs)
3.0 Zetland Handicap Stakes (5 furlongs)
2.10; 2.35; 3.5; 4.10* Athletics
The Inter-CountiesChampionships from Warley
Britain's leading athletes compete in the first major outdoor meeting of a season which leads up to the Commonwealth Games next January.
Organised by the CAU in association with Kraft Ltd
Commentators RON PICKERING
4.50* Final Score
Including racing results, and cricket scoreboard.
Today's Timetable:
1.35 Motor Racing
1.50 Racing from Doncaster
2.10 Athletics; 2.20 Racing
2.35 Athletics; 2.50 Racing
3.5 Athletics
3.35 Motor Racing
4.10 Athletics
4.50 Final Score
Television presentation:
Timings are subject to alteration In order to keep up to date with events. Grandstand presented by BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Clive Graham
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Brendan O'Reilly
Unknown: Alan Mouncer
Presented By: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Ask the Family

A special edition of the popular quiz
Introduced by Robert Robinson featuring this year's finalists The Taylor Family from Tollerton, Nottingham v Last year's finalists The Bygrave Family from Nuneaton, Warwickshire


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Robert Toner
Producer: Cecil Korer

: News

Weatherman Bert Foord
Today's Sport


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Harlem Globetrotters

The world-renowned basketball giants - metaphorically and physically: their average height is 6 ft 4 ins - are in Britain to present their dazzling display of skill and comedy to an audience at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Stars of the cartoon series
CURLY NEAL, BOBBY JOE MASON , THEODIS LEE , HUBERT ' GEESE' AUSBIE and the clown prince of the courts, MEADOWLARK LEMON, are there in person in the TROTTERS team to play against The New York Nationals
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE Athletes or actors ...t: page 15


Unknown: Bobby Joe Mason
Unknown: Theodis Lee

: Disney Time

Comedy and magic in a special look at the world of Walt Disney
Introduced by Jon Pertwee from Stockholm with scenes from Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Incredible Journey, Diamonds on Wheels, The Sword in the Stone, The Gnome-Mobile, Fun and Fancy Free, The World's Greatest Athlete
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Film Editor: Bert Meadows
Presented by: Richard Evans

: Elizabeth is Queen

The story of Coronation Day - 20 years ago this week.
On 2 June 1953 Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation was celebrated with traditional splendour. This film is a colourful record of that day in London. It began in the early hours when, after weeks of elaborate preparation, the processions formed up and the vast crowd of spectators took up their places along the route. The film reaches its climax with the centuries-old service in Westminster Abbey as the Sovereign is crowned.
Commentary written by JOHN PUDNEY and spoken by Leo Genn
Producer HOWARD THOMAS for Associated British Path*
Britain's crowning day: page 3


Written By: John Pudney
Spoken By: Leo Genn
Producer: Howard Thomas

: To Sir, With Love

Starring Sidney Poitier
with Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall and Lulu

When Mark Thackeray from Guyana takes an interim teaching job in an East End school his unorthodox methods not only capture the interest of his cynical pupils but also win their respect.
This Week's Films: page 11


From the novel by: E.R. Braithwaite
Producer/Director: James Clavell
Mark Thackeray: Sidney Poitier
Denham: Christian Roberts
Pamela Dare: Judy Geeson
Gillian Blanchard: Suzy Kendall
Barbara Pegg: Lulu

: News

with Richard Whitmore; Weather


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Red Carpet

The first visit by a Western symphony orchestra to the People's Republic of China.

In March this year the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor John Pritchard, toured China as guests of the government. No Western symphonic music had been played publicly in China for seven years; since the Cultural Revolution, in fact, when the Chinese had decided that the European tradition was irrelevant to their needs.

In nine days the London Philharmonic Orchestra gave concerts and public rehearsals in Peking, Shanghai and Canton, playing works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Haydn and Beethoven and Brahms's Violin Concerto with soloist Ida Haendel.

Entertainment laid on by the hosts included a rehearsal by the Peking Central Philharmonic Society, a performance by the Shanghai Ballet Company, a concert by Shanghai schoolchildren, an acrobatic display and a visit to a People's Commune.

The BBC was able to film freely at all times.

Chinese applause: page 4


Musicians: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: John Pritchard
Violinist: Ida Haendel
Dancers: The Shanghai Ballet Company
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Sound: Bill Chesneau
Film Editor: Peter West
Director: Geoffrey Baydon

: Emlyn Williams Remembers

A conversation with Derek Hart
Emlyn Williams talks about his life, devoted to the theatre, and his childhood in a remote Welsh village. As an author his work has not been confined to the theatre and he discusses the writing of his controversial book Beyond Belief.
Excerpts are included from The Last Days of Dolwyn and the Dickens recital with which he has toured the world.
The corn is musical: page 5


Unknown: Derek Hart
Talks: Emlyn Williams
Producer: Hal Burton

: Weatherman followed by Regional News and Weather

(except London): Closedown

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