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: I'm the Law: The Bust of Plato

Another film in this series.

: Round the Green Table

A film about the workers on a tea plantation in Kenya.

: Fingal's Cave

A film with music by Mendelssohn and Schubert.

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Bits and Pieces
by Reginald Jeffryes.

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand the events of recent weeks.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

For Deaf Children
Leslie Benham introduces a special programme. Adrian Hill gives the results of the Art competition. Stephen Skoyles introduces a shortened version of his film about the town where he went to school.

(to 17.55)


Writer (Bits and Pieces): Reginald Jeffryes
Voices (Bits and Pieces): Ivan Staff
Music (Bits and Pieces): Tom McCall
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Leslie Benham
Co-presenter (For Deaf Children): Adrian Hill
Filmmaker (For Deaf Children): Stephen Skoyles

: An excerpt from "Sailor Beware!"

A comedy by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of the Hornetts' house in a small inland town.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Strand Theatre, London (by arrangement with Jack Waller and Send Manor Trust Ltd.)

'Hornett' is only her married name - but does Ma live up to it! She means well, but what a dictatorial and rampaging matriarch she is, quite unaware of the damage she may do. She runs the household and Pa takes it all meekly and concentrates on his hobby of breeding ferrets. Now Shirley, Ma's only child, is to be married, and to a sailor. There is in the house, in sister-in-law Ann Wilton, a striking example of what a broken romance can mean, even twenty years after the event. Must Shirley suffer the same fate? From the Strand Theatre at 7.45


Author: Philip King
Author: Falkland Cary
Stage Producer: Melville Gillam
Stage Setting: Michael Eve
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Emma Hornett: Peggy Mount
Edie Hornett: Ann Wilton
Daphne Pink: Jean Burgess
Shirley Hornett: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mrs. Lack: Myrette Morven
Albert Tufnell, A.B.: Richard Coleman
Carnoustie Bligh, A.B.: James Copeland
Henry Hornett: Cyril Smith

: Stock Car Racing

From Brandon Stadium near Coventry.


Commentator: Bill Hartley
Commentator: John Netherwood
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: An enquiry into Hypnotism

by Stephen Black.
In this programme he investigates the nature of hypnosis and its place in medical practice, following a recent report by a Sub-Committee of the British Medical Association.
See page 15


Reporter: Stephen Black
Producer: James McCloy

: Summertime at Cafe Continental

The gay international rendezvous is in holiday mood and invites you to a Surprise June Gala.
with Stefan de Fay and Maitre d'Hotel Pere Auguste at your service.
l'Orchestre Continental conducted by Sydney Jerome.


Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell
Host: Stefan de Fay
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Continental
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome

: A Harbour Goes to France

Today is the eleventh anniversary of D-Day. This film describes the making and launching of Mulberry.

: News

(sound only)

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