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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Furnival and Son

A film about Sheffield and its cutlery industry.

: 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

Our Village
Leslie Hardern shows some of the models you sent in after the last programme and Kim Allen gives you some ideas for making more toys for a toy village.

Cowboy in the Jungle
Ross Salmon talks about South America where he was a cowboy.

The Tale of a Shilling
This programme illustrates a few of the interesting facts about shillings from the time they were first made to the minting of the new Elizabethan coins.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Our Village): Leslie Hardern
Co-presenter (Our Village): Kim Allen
Presenter (Cowboy in the Jungle): Ross Salmon

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Coracle Carnival

The coracle is a small boat that was already in use in Roman times and which has survived to this day in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. Rival teams from the two counties display their skill in handling the small craft and compete with each other in fishing and racing.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: David J Thomas

: Association Football: Aldershot v. The Army

A visit to Aldershot Football Ground to see the second half of this floodlit match arranged in connection with the town's military centenary celebrations.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Gravelhanger: 4: Rabbit Island

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


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Production designer: Barry Learoyd
Yvonne: Margaret Johns
Tony Havilland: Peter Coke
Waiter: Henry Mara
Carlos: Derek Sydney
Jane Kirke: Gillian Maude
Rudiger Maltzan: Christopher Rhodes
Francis Grayle: Esme Percy
Charles Hartopp: Olaf Pooley
Monica Hervey: Ursula Howells
Unity Reville: Judy Tatham
Grace Deane: Monica Grey
Chinese guard: Low Ping

: Running Wild

Morecambe and Wise are Running Wild at the Television Theatre with Alma Cogan, Ray Buckingham, Marjorie Holmes, Hermione Harvey, The Four in A Chord.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ray Buckingham
Soprano: Marjorie Holmes
Dancer: Hermione Harvey
Vocalists: The Four in A Chord
Dance direction: Joan Davis
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Director: Ernest Maxin
Producer: Bryan Sears

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016
The Sunday Post: A Theatre Made for Television 7 February 2016
The Sunday Post: Switching Sides 15 November 2015

: Indo-China

The background to a war, which has been going on for more than seven years, is discussed by contributors who include Sir Frederick Whyte, K.C.S.I., and Derrick Sington.


Speaker: Sir Frederick Whyte
Speaker: Derrick Sington
Film sequences: A. A. Englander. F.R.P.S.
Editor: Alan Martin
Presented by: James Bredin

: News

(sound only)

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