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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: An Independent People

A film about life in Yugoslavia today.

: 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
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Children's Newsreel

Bush Boy
A tale of Tumbarumba told and sung by Shirley Abicair.

(to 17.40)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Storyteller/singer (Bush Boy): Shirley Abicair

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: Friends and Neighbours

A glimpse into the lives of The Birds: Janet Brown, Peter Butterworth
and The Honeybees: Avril Angers, Benny Lee
with Jack Allen, Julie Seiners, Philip Lennard, and 'Gillie'.
Script by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell, who writes on page 15

(Avril Angers is appearing in "Robinson Crusoe" at the Wimbledon Theatre)


Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Bill Ward
Constance Bird: Janet Brown
George Bird: Peter Butterworth
Maisie Honeybee: Avril Angers
Arthur Honeybee: Benny Lee
[Actor]: Jack Allen
[Actress]: Julie Seiners
[Actor]: Philip Lennard
Himself: 'Gillie'

: There's Always a Better Way: 1: Raising the Standard

One of a series of films made by the British Productivity Council.
...in which appear the Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler, M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P., Graham Hutton, and John McNulty.
Produced by World Wide Pictures, Ltd.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: Graham Hutton
Speaker: John McNulty
Director: John Spencer

: Your Spring Hat

A preview of the latest fashions in hats.
Arranged in co-operation with the Associated Millinery Designers of London
Introduced by Iris Ashley.


Presenter: Iris Ashley
Drawings: Francis Marshall
Fashion Adviser: Bettie Spurting
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra
Presented by: Bryan Sears

: Science in the Making: Like Father, Like Son

Professor J. B. S. Haldane, F.R.S., discusses known, facts about human heredity.
Dr. J. Bronowski introduces the subject and reports on the replies from viewers about the previous programme 'Twin Sister, Twin Brother'.
Viewers who have a naturally occurring lock of white hair are invited to send in replies to the questionnaire on page 15


Speaker: Professor J. B. S. Haldane
Presenter: Dr. J. Bronowski
Producer: George Noordhof

: News

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