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: For the Schools: Mammals in Britain: 2: Badgers

by Ernest Neal.
Of all British mammals the badger is one of the most independent and attractive. It is shy and usually only comes out during the hours of darkness. This programme illustrates some of the ways in which wild badgers live at night and also gives various clues to their presence in the countryside.
(BBC recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Ernest Neal
Producer: Eric Simms

: 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: Using Our Eyes: Making and Shaping: Clay

Introduced by John Berger.
Today you see craftsmen and the many tools that they use as they shape clay for the home and for industry.


Presenter: John Berger
Presented by: Margaret Ross Williamson

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC television film)
(to 14.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Four Legs

John Woodnutt tells a story for younger children.


Storyteller: John Woodnutt
Presented by: David Goddard

: Children's Television: The Black Arrow: 4: Attack

by R. L. Stevenson.
Adapted by John Blatchley in six episodes.


Author: R. L. Stevenson
Adapted by: John Blatchley
Producer: Naomi Capon
Fights arranged by: Patrick Crean
Sir Daniel Brackley: Barry Letts
Joanna Sedley: Ann Dickins
Lawless: Patrick Wymark
Abbott: Richard Carpenter
Hugh: Colin Douglas
Richard Shelton: Patrick Blackwell
Greensheve: Ivor Salter
Bennett Hatch: Alan Dobie
Lord Shoreby: Timothy Bateson
Clipsby: Alan Edwards
Lord Foxham: Michael Meacham
Martin: William Peacock
First Soldier: Michael Partridge
Second Soldier: Laurence Parker
Captain Arblaster: George Woodbridge

: Children's Television: Experiment: 4: The Void

Many wonders of science exist today because of the vacuum - in fact there is one in your television tube. Arthur Garratt reveals some of the extraordinary things that happen when air is removed from a container, leaving complete emptiness.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Presented by: Clive Parker

: 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

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower shows seasonal work in garden and greenhouse including
Protecting polyanthus and primulas; Using cloches for early sowing; Sowing onion seed in boxes; Final potting of schizanthus and with Norman Massey, a cacti collector from Lincolnshire shows Cacti, Dwarf and Giant, Culture-propagation-and the best varieties for the amateur collector.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Norman Massey
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen and Alex McEwen


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer/guitarist: Alex McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Hancock's Half Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
with Robert Dorning, John Vere, Louis Howard, Rolf Harris, Arthur Mullard, Mario Fabrizi, Guy Mills, Manville Tarrant, James Bulloch, Ivor Raymonde, Harry Drew.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Theatre Manager: Robert Dorning
Vicar: John Vere
Sailor: Rolf Harris
Policeman: Arthur Mullard
Arab: Mario Fabrizi
Maharajah: Guy Mills
[Actor]: Manville Tarrant
Prison Governor: James Bulloch
Toy Seller: Ivor Raymonde
Colonel: Harry Drew

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes:
Guest stars and The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers.
Written by Goodman Ace, Morton Green and George Foster and Jay Burton.


Presenter/singer: Perry Como
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers: The Louis Da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Morton Green
Writer: George Foster
Writer: Jay Burton
Edited for BBC television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Richard Barclay

: Hall of Fame

Raymond Glendenning introduces Hall of Fame
The Sportsview Unit recalls the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Tonight: The Challenge - The story of the world's greatest woman swimmer, Florence Chadwick.


Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Subject: Florence Chadwick
Devised by: Paul Fox
Edited and written by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Our Mutual Friend: Last episode

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Freda Lingstrom.

In which Mr. Boffin becomes himself and Riderhood and Headstone meet for the last time.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Freda Lingstrom
Director: Eric Tayler
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Costumes supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Tommy Manderson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr Inspector: William Mervyn
John Rokesmith: Paul Daneman
Mrs Bella Rokesmith: Zena Walker
Miss Abbey Potterson: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Job Potterson: Richard Aylen
Jacob Kibble: Ronald Elms
Nicodemus Boffin: Richard Pearson
Mrs Henrietta Boffin: Marda Vanne
Mr Venus: Gerald Cross
Silas Wegg: Esmond Knight
Bradley Headstone: Alex Scott
'Rogue' Riderhood: Richard Leech
Sloppy: Robert Scroggins
Reginald Wilfer: George Howe
Mrs Wilfer: Daphne Newton
Miss Lavinia Wilfer: Jill Dixon
George Sampson: Bruce Gordon
Eugene Wrayburn: David McCallum
Mortimer Lightwood: Basil Henson
Lizzie: Rachel Roberts

: Command in Battle: Looking Back

Field-Marshal Montgomery on Command in Battle
Outside broadcast cameras visit Lord Montgomery's home near Alton, in Hampshire, where he discusses the six campaigns from Alamein to Luneburg Heath in conversation with two former war correspondents Richard Dimbleby and Charles Collingwood.


Presenter: Field-Marshal Montgomery
Guest: Richard Dimbleby
Guest: Charles Collingwood
Director: John Fearon
Producer: Michael Bowen

: News

: Who Goes Home?

This week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face a group of their constituents in the BBC's television- studios in London.
Niall MacDermot M.P., Member (Labour) for Lewisham, North, Henry Price, M.P.
Member (Conservative) for Lewisham, West.
In the chair, John Beavan who calls for questions from the floor


Panellist: Niall MacDermot
Panellist: Henry Price
Chairman: John Beavan

: The Phil Silvers Show: Uranium

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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