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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Land of Cyprus

This film shows how the people of Cyprus are dealing with the problem of soil erosion.

: 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
Songs/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

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

Fun and Games
[With] Sandy Sandford
At the piano, Winifred Hunter
Children who would like to join in should have ready a corked bottle, a teaspoon, a small button, an inflated balloon (sausage shape), and a piece of cardboard about twelve inches by nine inches.

The Young Carpenter
A. O. Williams offers some practical advice to those of you who want to make a start at carpentry.

(to 17.40)


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
Presenter (Fun and Games): Sandy Sandford
Pianist (Fun and Games): Winifred Hunter
Presenter (The Young Carpenter): A. O. Williams

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Sun and Snow

A film about the joys of ski-ing in Switzerland.

: Dvorak: Commemoration Concert

(See top of page)

From the Royal Festival Hall
The first of four concerts commemorating the Czech composer who died in May 1904

Pierre Fournier (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader Paul Beard)
Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent

Overture: Carneval
Cello Concerto in B minor

Introduced by Alvar Lidell

[Photo caption] Pierre Fournier is one of the world's most distinguished cellists. He was born in Paris in 1906.


Presenter: Alvar Lidell
Cellist: Pierre Fournier
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Dancing Bear: 1: The Weakest Link

A serial in six parts by John Wiles and Richard Wade.
[Starring] Norman Wooland


Writer: John Wiles
Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: Dennis Vance
Instrumentalist: Gerald Crossman
Instrumentalist: Freddie Phillips
Musical Score: Eric Spear
Settings: John Clements
Director: David MacDonald
E. Roberston Caldwell: Willoughby Goddard
Mansfield Potter: Geoffrey Sumner
Weeks: Noel Davis
Sir Ronald Glascow: Clive Morton
Captain Peter Trueiman: Norman Wooland
Otto: Milo Sperber
M. Verateuil: Jacques Cey
Heliga Froehlich: Ingeborg Wells
Nicolas Rieger: Karel Stepanek
Julius Zagrib: Abraham Sofaer
Josef: Frederick Schiller
Kurt Braun: Richard Wade

: Fast and Loose

[Starring] Bob Monkhouse
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Script/Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: News

(sound only)

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