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: For the Schools: Mammals in Britain: 5: Bats

by Dr. L. Harrison Matthews
Bats are the only true flying mammals in the world and for this reason are of very great interest. This programme not only shows some of the thirteen kinds of bat known in Britain, but also illustrates feeding habits, hibernation, and flight by echo-sounding.
(BBC recording of the broadcast first shown on February 9)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Dr. L. Harrison Matthews
Producer: Eric Simms

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sitwrs 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: Leather

Introduced by John Berger.
Animal hides and skins have been used by man since the Stone Age: some of the skills of the craftsmen handling them today can be seen in this programme.
(BBC recording of the broadcast first shown on February 13)


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 film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Racing at Kempton Park

Three of this afternoon's main events are covered by BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras.

3.0 The St. James's Handicap Hurdle Race over 2 miles

3.30 The Corinthian Handicap Steeplechase over 3 miles

4.0 The Manor Novices Steeplechase over 2 miles

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock before each race.

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter Bromley
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents: Bengo

The adventures of a boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim
Told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: 2: The Taking of the Walrus

A serial in six episodes by R. F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Peter Wyngarde, John Moffatt, Rupert Davies, Richard Coleman


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Ben Gunn: John Moffat
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Tom Morgan: Neil Hallett
Anderson: Rodney Burks
Davis: Terry Baker
Sergeant Hoxton: Peter Vaughan
Private Barnes: John Barrett
Ben Gunn as an old man: Meadows White
Jim Hawkins: John H. Watson
First sailor: John Grant
Second sailor: Louis Haslar
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Big Prosper: Ayton Medas
Darby MaGraw: Michael Corcoran
Captain Ayrton: Anthony Harrison

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Danny Blanchflower introduces Junior Sportsview.
A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.


Presenter: Danny Blanchflower
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: 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

Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse shown by Percy Thrower including
Planting shrubs and lilium bulbs; Top dressing rhododendrons and azaleas;
Preparing for an early strawberry picking and Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley shows Camellias.
Planting for flowering outside; Pot grown specimens in flower; Culture-Varieties
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Camellias): Francis Hanger
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


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

: News Summary

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with John Blyth, Robert Dorning, John Vere, Roger Avon, Mario Fabrizi, Arthur Mullard, John Vyvyan, George Crowther, James Bulloch, Frank Littlewood, Joe Robinson.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
[Actor]: John Blyth
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Roger Avon
Percy Whyteleafe: Mario Fabrizi
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: John Vyvyan
[Actor]: George Crowther
[Actor]: James Bulloch
[Actor]: Frank Littlewood
[Actor]: Joe Robinson

: 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

: Frontier: Out from Taos

A new film series.
True stories of the American West.

After his father's death an orphan youth continues a journey through the mountains of New Mexico alone. He reaches his destination no longer a boy, but a man.

: Second Enquiry: 6: The Changing Village

Robert Reid makes a Second Enquiry into some of Britain's social problems in 1959.
The village of Iddesleigh in Devon is revisited to find out what improvements have taken place in rural life.
Made by the BBC West Region Film Unit


Presenter: Robert Reid
Photography: George Shears
Editor: Betty Block
Sound recordist: Bob Saunders
Sound recordist: Howard Smith
Producer: Dennis Towler

: The Last Chronicle of Barset: 4: Mr. Toogood Travels Professionally

by Anthony Trollope.
Adapted for television in six parts by Peter Black.


Author: Anthony Trollope
Adapted by: Peter Black
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Archdeacon Grantly: Clive Morton
Mrs. Grantly: Frances Rowe
Grace Crawley: Pamela Buck
Mrs. Crawley: Maureen Pryor
Mr. Crawley: Hugh Burden
Mrs. Proudie: Olga Lindo
Watson (butler): Alban Blakelock
Bishop Proudie: Redmond Phillips
Mr. Toogood: James Hayter
George (waiter): Erik Chitty
Dan Stringer: John Kidd
Mr. Harding: Maurice Colbourne
Lady Lufton: Marie Lohr

: News

: Who Goes Home?

The week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face a group of their constituents in the BBC's television studio in Birmingham.
Jennie Lee, M.P., Member (Labour) for Cannock and Enoch Powell, M.B.E., M.P.
Member (Conservative) for Wolverhampton, South West
In the chair, Robert McKenzie who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Jennie Lee
Panellist: Enoch Powell
Chairman: Robert McKenzie
Producer: John Grist

: The Duke's Journey

The Duke of Edinburgh has just ended the first stage of his 100-day journey round the world. A BBC News Film recalls some of the scenes and the background of the spectacular month His Royal Highness has spent in India and Pakistan.
The film is narrated by Godfrey Talbot.


Narrator: Godfrey Talbot

: The Phil Silvers Show: It's for the Birds

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko decides to cash in on a quiz programme. Will he get the bird-that is the 64,000 dollar question.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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