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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Felt Toys
Mary Vellan shows a simple way of making a toy rabbit.

Golden Jubilee
Verral Dunlop recalls some of the developments in the history of the National Federation of Dyers and Cleaners.

Growing Fur Coats
R. J. Williams shows rabbits suitable for producing good pelts and offers general advice.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Felt Toys): Mary Vellan
Item presenter (Golden Jubilee): Verral Dunlop
Item presenter (Growing Fur Coats): R. J. Williams
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Dam Busters
A film programme on the story of the preparations for the 1943 R.A.F. raid on the Mohne and Eder Dams as told in the Associated British Picture film 'The Dam Busters' produced by Robert Clark.
Compiled by Associated British Pathe, Ltd.
(Previously televised last Friday)

The Jackdaw
Freely adapted by J.M. Smith Wright from Richard Harris Barham's poem 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'.
Incidental music and carol setting by Tristram Cary played on the guitar by John Roberts.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 8)

(to 17.55)


Author (The Jackdaw): Richard Harris Barham
Adapted by (The Jackdaw): J.M. Smith Wright
Producer (The Jackdaw): Dorothea Brooking
Incidental music and carol setting (The Jackdaw): Tristram Cary
Guitarist (The Jackdaw): John Roberts
Designer (The Jackdaw): John Cooper
The Cardinal, Lord Archbishop of Rheims: Percy Marmont
The Abbot: Raymond Rollett
Friar Augustine: Toke Townley
Adrienne, a washerwoman: Dorothy Blythe
Jean, her husband: Philip Dale
Michel, their son: Colin Gibson
Jacques: A Jackdaw
Guest: Kara Aldridge
Guest: Gillian Webb
Guest: George Bradford
Guest: Patrick Dowling
Monk: Ian Ainsley
Monk: David Crane
Monk: Patrick Dowling
Monk: Derek Pratt
Monk: Anthony Viccars
Monk: Michael Hall
Boy chorister: Barry Barnett
Boy chorister: Irving Child
Boy chorister: David Langford
Boy chorister: Michael Walker
Boy chorister: Robin Willett

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.

Written and produced by Harry Govan.


Writer/producer: Harry Govan
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Valerie Best

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair.
Elizabeth Gray, Helen Bailey, Paul Jennings and Eric Sykes trying to find the answers.
and introducing 'Droodles'.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Helen Bailey
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Material: Dennis Yates
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Disneyland: Operation Undersea

In this film Walt Disney introduces photographers and technicians who worked on his latest picture "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and shows some of the difficulties they had to tackle.


Presenter: Walt Disney

: The General Election

Results of the Poll
See columns 1 and 2 and page 3
(to 4.00)
The results in the General Election will be shown as they become available - the first are expected after 10.0 p.m. The Television Service begins at 9.30 with experts setting the scene, interviews, and broadcasts of election-night scenes from several parts of the country. Results will be shown from the studio or in direct outside broadcasts of Declarations of Poll, and analysis and interpretation of the trend of the returns will be maintained throughout. The programmes will continue through the night until 4.0 a.m. on Friday, and will be resumed at 6.0 a.m.
Results of the Poll from 9.30 p.m. to 4.0 a.m.
9.30-10.15 (app.)
Awaiting the First Result
Experts set the scene
Visits to constituencies
Election Night scenes
10.15 (app.) - 11.30
Early Results
Declarations of Poll from some of the constituencies
Individual results will be shown as they come in
Analysis and background information
The peak Results
Latest Party totals
Background information
Illustrated progress reports
Late-Night Results
with interviews and reports from various parts of the country
4.0 (app.)
The Television Service will close down when the last results for the night have been received and will resume at 6.0 a.m. (See page 44)
The bulletins of General Election news broadcast by the BBC are the Copyright Joint Service of the Press Association, Ltd., and the Exchange Telegraph Co., Ltd., and are intended for private reception only.
Election results as they come in!
Results analysed by David Butler author of 'The British General Election 1951', Robert McKenzie author of 'British Political Parties'
Background information from E. R. Thompson BBC Parliamentary Correspondent and Richard Dimbleby
At Party Headquarters: William Clark
In New College, Oxford: Herbert Nicholas author of 'The British General Election 1950' and Alan Bullock
Declarations of Poll, election scenes, and interviews from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lanark Cardiff, Cross Hands, Manchester Leeds, Salford, Birmingham Bristol, Exeter, Cheltenham Watford, Wembley, and a report from Northern Ireland.


Analyser: David Butler
Analyser: Robert McKenzie
Correspondent: E. R. Thompson
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: William Clark
Speaker: Herbert Nicholas
Speaker: Alan Bullock
Television operation under the direction of: Grace Wyndham Goldie

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Poll positions: Some BBC election coverage firsts 7 June 2017

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