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: 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

: Children's Television presents: Rex Milligan: 6: Rex Milligan Raises the Roof

A series of plays by Anthony Buckeridge.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 20, 1956)


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
Alfie Cutforth: William Simons
Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
Mr. Hunter, Headmaster at Sheldrake Grammar: Anthony Sharp
Mr. Birkinshaw, master at Sheldrake Grammar: Jefferson Clifford
Dr Stallybone: Philip Ray
Others taking part: Jack Bond
Others taking part: Derek Hodgson
Others taking part: Larry Dann
Others taking part: Barry Knight
Others taking part: David Higson
Others taking part: Maurice Lane
Others taking part: Colin Wall
Others taking part: John Rhodes

: Children's Television: Question Marks

Peter West asks Who? What? Why? When? Where? and expects you to know the answers in this new question-and-answer game.


Presenter: Peter West
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: International Football: Scotland v. Spain

(See top of page)

Scotland v. Spain
(Preliminary Round)
A visit to Hampden Park, Glasgow, for this evening's international match.


Commentator: Peter Thomson
Commentator: George Davidson
Presented for Television by: James Buchan

: Nathaniel Titlark: 6: O Woodman, Spare that Tree

by Bill Naughton.
[Starring] Bernard Miles as Nathaniel Titlark with Clive Morton in the last of the series of comedies.
The plays are based on characters created by James Lansdale Hodson and written in collaboration with Bernard Miles.


Writer: Bill Naughton
Characters created by: James Lansdale Hodson
Co-writer: Bernard Miles
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Nathaniel Titlark: Bernard Miles
Jake: Frederick Piper
Jessie Titlark: Maureen Pryor
Sir Thomas: Clive Morton
Fred, barman: Christopher Hodge
Sally, barmaid: Fanny Carby
Croom, garage owner: Jack Howarth
The Rev John Stubbs: Christopher Steele
Meg Middleditch: Margaret Barton
Mrs. Mayhew: Josephine Wilson
Admiral: Jefferson Clifford
Mr Perch, the surveyor: Ewan Roberts
Harry, his assistant: Bernard Wallis
Mrs. Pottle: Iris Vandeleur
Mr. Silver: Humphrey Morton
Policeman: James Page
Villager: Edward Wade
Villager: Alice Esmie Bell
Villager: Jim Watts
Villager: Ann Tirard
Villager: Leslie Kyle
Villager: Doris Hall
Villager: Malcolm Watson
Villager: Patricia Berry
Villager: Jose Moreno
Villager: Caroline Moreno
Villager: John Moreno
Villager: Maria Moreno

: Call Boy

Jimmy Clitheroe as the Call Boy in your Northern Television Music-Hall assists Eddie Leslie as the Stage Manager and Herbert Smith as the Stage-Door Keeper to present Cardew Robinson, John Hauxvell, Rey Overbury and Suzette, Leslie Adams, The Maple Leaf Four, The Three Quarters, Rosemary Squires, The Hindley Taylor Singers, The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers, Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester

(See page 5)


Call Boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Stage Manager: Eddie Leslie
Stage-Door Keeper: Herbert Smith
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Singer: John Hauxvell
Entertainers: Rey Overbury and Suzette
Performer: Leslie Adams
Musicians: The Maple Leaf Four
Singers: The Three Quarters
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Singers: The Hindley Taylor Singers
Dancers: The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers
Musicians: Augmented BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Star Choice presents: Clown

[Starring] Henry Fonda
with Dorothy Malone.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choice.


Emmett Kelly: Henry Fonda
Eva Balto Kelly: Dorothy Malone

: Party Political Television Broadcast: Getting to Grips

on behalf of the Conservative Party
Dr. The Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster


Speaker: Dr. The Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P.

: Greater Than Hope

Raymond Baxter visits St. Thomas' Hospital, London to see how a great hospital, carrying on the traditions of nursing laid down by Florence Nightingale, gives to the patient something more than first-class medical attention.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Programme arranger: Oliver Hunkin
Producer: John Vernon

: Association Football: World Cup (Preliminary Round): England v. Republic of Ireland

An edited telerecording of some of the highlights of this afternoon's match at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The Weather, followed by: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
Morgan Phillips, General Secretary of the Labour Party
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Morgan Phillips

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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