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: A Hero Returns - Southampton

Dr. Fuchs and his comrades are seen first at the Ocean Terminal where a civic welcome precedes the processional drive to the Guildhall through the streets of Southampton.
(to 10.15 app.)


Commentator - At the Ocean Terminal: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator - At the Ocean Terminal: Peter Scott
Commentator - At the Guildhall: Tom Salmon
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Science and Life: Stress and Strain: 3: The Use of Wind Tunnels

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(Telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Room for Improvement: 4: Bedrooms
John Siddeley demonstrates ideas for solving problems of decoration and furnishing put to him by viewers.

Including information about fabrics, wallpapers, and furniture.
Introduced by Molly Weir.


Item presenter (Room for Improvement): John Siddeley
Presenter: Molly Weir
Producer: Monica Sims

: A Hero Returns - London

Dr. Fuchs and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition are welcomed back to London by The Earl of Home and representatives of Commonwealth Governments.
The scene at Waterloo Station described by David Attenborough.


Commentator: David Attenborough
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(to 15.45 app)


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday Magazine

Talking About Ponies
Dorian Williams shows you another pony.

Growing Things
Percy Thrower shows you how to fill and plant a small hanging basket and how to plant tomatoes.

Ron Parry and his friend, Tiggy

News Story

Building a Model Boat
Barry Bucknell shows you how to make a catamaran.

Spy School
Bernard Newman tells you more about famous spies.

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann with some of their own songs

Leafy Lizard
A story for the younger children.
Written and illustrated by Gwen White.

See page 4


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Talking About Ponies): Dorian Williams
Item presenter (Growing Things): Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Ron Parry
Item presenter (Building a Model Boat): Barry Bucknell
Item presenter (Spy School): Bernard Newman
Comic singer: Michael Flanders
Comic singer: Donald Swann
Writer/illustrator (Leafy Lizard): Gwen White
Editor: Ursula Eason
Presented by: Leonard Chase

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
See page 4

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: A Case of Fraud

A comedy by Donald Jack.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)


Writer: Donald Jack
Producer: Andrew Allan
Mrs. French: Joan Newall
Dabney MacConkel: James Doohan
Magistrate: James Edmond
Crown Attorney: Jack Creley
Ida Smithurst: Ruth Springford
Clerk of the Cour: Sandy Webster
Court duties man: Rex Devlin
Rita: Sarah Davies
Police witness: Lloyd Chester

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart.
with Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Noel Harrison, Maggie Fitzgibbon


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Singer: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Starr and Company: Hot Stuff

(Next episode on Thursday)


Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Mervyn R. Pinfield
Script: Bill Naughton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Joe Trimmer: George Roderick
Louis: Donald Morley
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Town Clerk: Christopher Hodge
Councillor Hansford: Robert Perceval

: Trouble for Two

Written by Johnny Whyte and Jacqueline Mackenzie.
Jacqueline Mackenzie and Lorrae Desmond find Trouble for Two.
Two bright girls in show business meet their first spot of trouble in a collision with the Inspector of Taxes with Donald Churchill, John Vere and Guest: Jerry Desmonde
See page 5


Writer: Johnny Whyte
Writer: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Ronald Marsh
[Actress]: Jacqueline Mackenzie
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Donald Churchill
[Actor]: John Vere
Guest: Jerry Desmonde

: The Phil Silvers Show: Blue Blood of Bilko

starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko will not stand for snobbery, especially where Sergeants are concerned. So he sets up his own intelligence organisation.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Henry Hall Show

(See above)

The first of a new fortnightly series.

Herry Hall introduces:
Marie Josee Neuville - Laurie London - Diane Todd - Barbara Young - Ken Day
Leonard Webb
with David Morton and Ian Gardiner
Judith Whittaker
with Jimmy Dark and Ray Desmond
and featuring the Henry Hall Orchestra


Presenter/Bandleader: Henry Hall
Singer: Marie Josee Neuville
Singer: Laurie London
Singer: Diane Todd
Performer: Barbara Young
Performer: Ken Day
Performer: Leonard Webb
[Actor]: David Morton
[Actor]: Ian Gardiner
Performer: Judith Whittaker
Performer: Jimmy Dark
Performer: Ray Desmond
Dances arranged by: Irving Davies
Designer: George Djurkovic
Musicians: The Henry Hall Orchestra
Musical Associate: Alan Bristow
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: Panorama

See column 2

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes:
An excerpt from 'Another Time, Another Place' with Lana Turner, Glynis Johns and Barry Sullivan
(Film by courtesy of Paramount)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Home from Antarctica

Dr. Fuchs and his team of explorers who made the first overland crossing of the Antarctic Continent were welcomed back to this country today. A BBC News film recalls their crowded day of greeting in Southampton and London and their answers to many questions about their achievements.

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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