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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Family Outing

A film about Banff National Park in Canada.

: 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

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

The Young Cook
Isobel Merrett tells you how to make an old Irish sweet called 'Yellow Man'.

It Happened to Me
Phyllis Taylor gives a talk, illustrated by film, on her life in the Canadian Arctic.

(to 17.40)


Writer (Simon the Little Sardine): James Gilroy
Drawings (Simon the Little Sardine): Bill Hooper
Voices (Simon the Little Sardine): Kenneth Connor
Voices (Simon the Little Sardine): Gillian Andrews
Cook (The Young Cook): Isobel Merrett
Presenter (It Happened to Me): Phyllis Taylor

: Athletics and Cycling

The British Empire Games are due to be held in Vancouver in eight weeks' time, and tonight's meeting gives present and future international athletes a chance to show their form.
The events include:
220 yards One mile
580 yards sprint
Devil take the hindmost and Motor-paced racing
Organised by the Manchester Athletic and Cycling Club and the Manchester Cycle Track Racing League at the Fallowfield Track, Manchester.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: David Coleman
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Dancing Bear: 4: Josef

A serial in six parts by John Wiles and Richard Wade.
[Starring] Norman Wooland
Freddie Phillips (guitar), Gerald Grossman (accordion)


Writer: John Wiles
Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: David MacDonald
Settings: John Clements
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips
Accordionist: Gerald Grossman
Musical score: Eric Spear
E. Roberston Caldwell: Willoughby Goddard
Mansfield Potter: Geoffrey Sumner
Josef: Frederick Schiller
Musicians in a beer garden: Philippe Willoughby
Musicians in a beer garden: Reginald Kilbey
Captain Peter Trueman: Norman Wooland
Otto: Milo Sperber
Colonel Omar Hargen: Gordon Tanner
Helga Froehlich: Ingeborg Wells
Kurt Braun: Donald Morley
Emily Bonehart: Mavis Villiers
Phoebe Mintzinger: Mai Bacon
Julius: Abraham Sofaer
Waiter at the Opera Keiler: John G. Heller

: The Quest for Knowledge

A visit to the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, to see how the laboratory staff study such diverse subjects as the difficulties encountered in breaking the sound barrier, the effect of lightning, and the removal of such common dangers as mist and ice on car and aircraft windscreens.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Stephen Wade
Presented by: Keith Rogers

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Broadcasting Science 4 September 2016

: Running Wild

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


Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ray Buckingham
Dancer: Hermione Harvey
Singers: The Four in A Chord
Musical director: Arthur Wilkinson
Director: Ernest Maxin
Producer: Bryan Sears

: International Boxing

Don Cockell Heavyweight Champion of Britain and the British Empire v. Harry Matthews U.S.A.
A BBC Television film of last nights ten-round eliminator for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the White City Stadium, London. Produced in association with Michael H Goodman and by arrangement with Jack Solomons.


Boxer: Don Cockell
Boxer: Harry Matthews
Commentator: Peter Wilson

: News

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