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: The Royal

A visit to the Royal Agricultural Show at Windsor to see some of the activity in and around the main arena.


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Commentator: Bill Allenby
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: 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)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The Royal

A parade of ancient and historic horse-drawn vehicles, and an old-time meet of the Royal Buck-hounds, from the Royal Agricultural Society's Show in Windsor Great Park.
(to 16.45)


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Children's Television

The Adventures of Bunny Rabbit
A film.

The Royal
A visit to the Agricultural Show in Windsor Great Park to see some of the exhibits and to meet some of the children who have gone to the show.

Spanish Children
A film.

Danger-High Explosives
Barrie Edgar watches blasting operations in progress at Whitwick quarry in Leicestershire.
(to 17.55)


Commentator (The Royal): Godfrey Baseley
Presenter (Danger-High Explosives): Barrie Edgar

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report
See page 3

: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

This year, for the first time, television cameras are at the Llangollen festival. Dancers and singers from many countries compete in friendly rivalry. Tonight competitions are set aside and everyone contributes to the concert held in the main pavilion.
Part of this concert is televised, and among those taking part are:
Rieder Schulspatzen (Austria), Croatian Folk Dancers (Yugoslavia), Rancho Do Douro Litoral (Portugal)
Introduced by Hywel Davies.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Performers: Rieder Schulspatzen
Dancers: Croatian Folk Dancers
Dancers: Rancho Do Douro Litoral
Presenter: Hywel Davies
Presented by: David J. Thomas

: The Baby

A play by Wolf Mankowitz based on the story by Anton Chekhov.
(A Telerecording)
(Robert Cawdron is appearing in 'Guys and Dolls' at the Coliseum, London)

See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer: Wolf Mankowitz
Based on a story by: Anton Chekhov
Music composed and played by: Larry Adler
Producer: Eric Fawcett
The man: David Kossoff
The boilerman: Robert Cawdron

: Swiss Musical Boxes

A film from Switzerland.

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine.


Editor: Michael Barsley
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: A Twinkle in Your Eye

[Starring] Jean Carson


Script: Bill Lowe
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Kenneth Carter
[Actress]: Jean Carson

: Bransby Williams


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

: News

(sound only)

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