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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Cornish Valley

A film of farm life in the Coombe Valley.

: 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

A Lotte Reiniger shadow-picture film.

Stories of the Piano
by Sidney Harrison.

Windy Blow the Balloonatic
(Windy Blow is appearing in Collins' Music-Hall, Islington)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15

(to 17.40)


Designer (Puss in Boots): Lotte Reiniger
Pianist (Stories of the Piano): Sidney Harrison
Clown (Windy Blow the Balloonatic): Windy Blow

: Friends and Neighbours

Written by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell
A glimpse into the lives of The Birds and The Honeybees.


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Music composed and arranged by: Malcolm Lockyer
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Bill Ward
Mrs. Honeybee: Avril Angers
Mr. Honeybee: Benny Lee
Mrs. Bird: Janet Brown
Mr. Bird: Peter Butterworth

: Land of Fire

Peter Scott visited South America in 1953 to study the wild geese and ducks of the American Continent.
In this programme he presents the film that he made in Tierra del Fuego (The Land of Fire).


Presenter: Peter Scott
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: Indoor Bowls: London v. The Provinces

The concluding stages of a one-rink game between well-known English bowlers, playing under English Bowling Association rules.
Televised from the Paddington Bowling Club, London.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: David Martin

: Viera and her Guitar

with Freddie Phillips.


Singer/guitarist: Viera
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips

: There's Always a Better Way: Material Matters

The second of a series of films about ways of improving the standard of living.
Produced by the British Productivity Council
[Starring] Kenneth Horne
An Anvil Film.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Director: Richard Warren

: News

(sound only)

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