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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Birds of the Village

A short film about the recognition of birds.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

The adventures of a carthorse drawn by Lois Castellain.

Fun and Games
[Starring] Sandy Sandford
Children who would like to join in should have ready a pencil and paper, a double sheet of an old Radio Times a bottle. and a yard of string.

Music the Trinidad Way
Russ Henderson and his Trinidad Steel Band show how they make music from old petrol drums.

(to 17.40)


Illustrator (Adolphus): Lois Castellain
Presenter (Fun and Games): Sandy Sandford
Musicians (Music the Trinidad Way): Russ Henderson and his Trinidad Steel Band

: Gravelhanger: 2: Death in a Ditch

The story of an adventure by Val Gielgud.
A serial in six parts.


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Tony Havilland: Peter Coke
Inspector Murray: Duncan McIntyre
Agatha Pleeze: Jean Cadell
Jane Kirke: Gillian Maude
Major Blythe: James Raglan
Unity Reville: Judy Tatham
Grace Deane: Monica Grey
Hermione Lane: Jacqueline Kott
Monsieur Leblanc: Heron Carvic
Charles Hartopp: Olaf Pooley
Captain Rudiger Maltzan: Christopher Rhodes
Cantrap: Arthur Young

: Circus Time

Raymond Baxter invites you to a ringside seat in the biggest tent in Europe to see part of a special performance of Chipperfield's Circus.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Friends and Neighbours

Written by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell.
A glimpse into the lives of The Birds and The Honeybees.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Orchestra director: 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

: Television Icetime: The Andra McLaughlin Show

This world-famous skating star invites you to join her at the Queens Ice Rink, London, to meet some of her skating friends.
including: Margo McMenemy, Michael Booker, British Amateur Champion, 1954, Jocelyn Taylor, Len Liggett and Pamela Murray, British Professional Ice Dance Champions, Roy Brookes, The Queens Ice Dance Team
Jackie Brown at the electric organ


Ice skater: Andra McLaughlin
Ice skater: Margo McMenemy
Ice skater: Michael Booker
Ice skater: Jocelyn Taylor
Ice skater: Len Liggett
Ice skater: Pamela Murray
Ice skater: Roy Brookes
Skaters: The Queens Ice Dance Team
Compere: Alan Weeks
Musical director: Steve Race
Electric organist: Jackie Brown
Producer: Peter Dimmock

: Uffa Fox

tells of the joy of sailing.

(See "Television Diary" on page 15)


Presenter: Uffa Fox
Presented By: Alan Sleath

: News

(sound only)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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