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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Australian Note Book

A film magazine from Australia, with news and events including life-saving, surf-riding, and a Sydney sheep show.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

: Children's Television

Simon the Simple Sardine
Another series of adventures of the little sardine by James Gilroy.

Singing Birds
Fish-hawk draws some of the birds you can hear singing now and plays records of their song.

Melies, first magician of the screen
Introduced by Denis Forman, Director of the British Film Institute.

(to 17.45)


Writer (Simon the Simple Sardine): James Gilroy
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Gillian Andrews
Voices (Simon the Simple Sardine): Kenneth Connor
Drawings (Simon the Simple Sardine): Bill Hooper
Artist/presenter (Singing Birds): Fish-hawk
Presenter (Melies, first magician of the screen): Denis Forman

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Breeding Time

at the Severn Wildfowl Trust
This is the height of the season in the Gloucestershire breeding pens where ducks and geese from all over the world are hatched and reared.
Peter Scott introduces some new arrivals to Hywel Davies, who is with the outside broadcast cameras at Slimbridge.


Ornithologist: Peter Scott
Presenter: Hywel Davies
Devised by: Desmond Hawkins
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Gravelhanger: 6: The Secret of Rudiger Maltzan

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


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Settings designer: Barry Learoyd
Jane Kirke: Gillian Maude
Major Blythe: James Raglan
Professor Arkwright: Marne Maitland
Agaitha Pleeze: Jean Cadell
Rudiger Maltzan: Christopher Rhodes
Vicar: Christopher Steele
Monica Hervey: Ursula Howells
Tony Havilland: Peter Coke
Charles Hartopp: Olaf Pooley
Jennifer Hartopp: Grizelda Hervey

: Five-a-Side Football

The final stages in this evening's London Championship organised by the Evening Standard.
From the Empress Hall, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: Stephen Wade

: Thirty-third British Industries Fair

The latest in British engineering - from household gadgets to giant earth-moving machines - on show at Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.
Your guide is Raymond Baxter.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Running Wild

Morecambe and Wise are Running Wild at the Television Theatre with Alma Cogan, Ray Buckingham, Hermione Harvey, The Four in A Chord


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ray Buckingham
Dancer: Hermione Harvey
Singers: The Four in A Chord
Dance direction: Joan Davis
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Musical director: Arthur Wilkinson
Director: Ernest Maxin
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Asian Club: Customs - East and West

An audience of young men and women from Asian countries put questions to:
Colonel Laurens van der Post.
Chairman, Shakuntula Shrinagesh

A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Services of the BBC.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Guest: Colonel Laurens van Der Post
Chairman: Shakuntula Shrinagesh
Producer: Rex Moorfoot
Presented for television by: James Bredin

: News

(sound only)
Field-Marshal the Rt. Hon. Earl Alexander of Tunis, K.G. on the Home Guard two years after its re-formation.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 6.30 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker: Field-Marshal The Rt. Hon. Earl Alexander of Tunis

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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.

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