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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Stephane Grappelly and his Quintet

A musical film.


Musicians: Stephane Grappelly and his Quintet

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills.

Let's Paint in Oils Competition
Mervyn Levy shows some of the paintings submitted for the competition set on March 3 and presents the winners with their prizes.

A Theatre of Living Toys
An excerpt from Podrecca's Piccoli Theatre, televised from the Television Theatre, London, by arrangement with Jack Hylton and L. Leonidoff.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Presenter (Let's Paint in Oils Competition): Mervyn Levy
Narrator (A Theatre of Living Toys): Michael Henderson
Producer (A Theatre of Living Toys): Antony Craxton

: Westward Ho!

A magazine programme for West-Country viewers.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

In the Picture
Personalities behind some topical events.

Collectors' Corner: Marquetry
Elwyn Bowen-Jones introduces C. W. West of Southampton.

Around the West Country
Guy Mackarness describes his visit to the village of Mells in North Somerset.

Something in the Air
H.N. Southern talks about the spring bird migrants arriving in the West Country.

You May Like to Meet
A West-Country personality.

Produced by Peter Bale in a BBC West of England studio

(Wenvoe only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Item presenter (Collectors' Corner): Elwyn Bowen-Jones
Collector (Collectors' Corner): C. W. West
Item presenter (Around the West Country): Guy Mackarness
Item presenter (Something in the Air): H. N. Southern
Producer: Peter Bale

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather Chart

: All Your Own

A special edition of the Children's Television programme in which children from all over the country are invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Edited and arranged by: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Music director: Steve Race
Presented by: Michael Westmore

: Return of the Piccoli

A world of little people.
Vittorio Podrecca's internationally famous Italian marionette revue visits the Television Theatre for a special performance.
This return visit of the Piccoli is in response to the requests of many viewers.
(By arrangement with Jack Hylton and L. Leonidoff)


Narrator: Michael Henderson
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Gravelhanger: 3: Follow my Leader

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


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Production designed by: Barry Learoyd
Charles Hartopp: Olaf Pooley
Tony Havilland: Peter Coke
Cantrap: Arthur Young
Lestrange: Henry Longhurst
Quentin Barraclough: Sidney Monckton
Office boy: Brian Weske
Major Blythe: James Raglan
Inspector Murray: Duncan McIntyre
Jane Kirke: Gillian Maude
Yvonne: Margaret Johns

: Twenty-First World Table Tennis Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see play in the finals of the individual competitions.
See page 15


Commentator: Bill Duncalf
Commentator: Victor Barna

: News

(sound only)

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