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: For the Schools: How Animals Move: 1: Arms and Legs

Why do animals need to move from one place to another? In today's programme John Barlee answers this question and shows how the limbs of some of the vertebrates are specially suited to walking or running, to jumping, or to climbing.
(BBC recording of last Monday's programme)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Barlee
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Beunydd

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

(to 13.30)

: For the Schools: Using Our Eyes: Adventures in Design: Fashion

Introduced by Donald Holms.
Earlier in this series you saw individual craftsmen at work. Now you see how their skill is used to realise the vision of the designer.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Presented by: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Racing at Newbury

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's races.

3.0 The Foxhill Cup Hunters' Steeplechase over 3 miles

3.30 The Bath Road Handicap Hurdle Race over 3 miles and 120 yards

4.0 The Paddington Handicap Steeplechase over 21 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: Shirley Abicair

...who tells a story of Tumbarumba.


Storyteller: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: 3: The Winning of the Treasure

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

(BBC recording of the broadcast on June 15, 1958)


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Anderson: Rodney Burke
Morgan: Neil Hallett
Davis: Terry Baker
Big Prosper: Ayton Medas
Darby Magraw: Michael Corcoran
Dai Roberts: Trefor Jones
Captain Le Bon: Garard Green
Gaston: Basil Hoskins
George Merry: Vincent Goodman
Spanish Governor: Raymond Rollett
Governor's wife: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Maid: Carol Lorrimer
Ben Gunn an old man: Meadows White
Jim Hawkins: John H. Watson

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children

Robin Redbreast
Birds will soon be building their nests. This film shows how American robins bring up their babies.
Chocolate Story
This film will make your mouth water, as it shows you how chocolate is made.

: 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
Plants anemones; Sows broad beans round peas, and parsnips; Plants shallots, garlic, and herbs and with John T. Warren, Gardens Manager of the Electrical Research Association at Reading shows seasonal greenhouse work including
Seed Sowing; Boxing gloxinia and begonia tubers; Repotting ferns and The future use of artificial light for greenhouse forcing
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John T. Warren
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, Cy Grant


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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Campbell Singer, John Vere, Hugh Lloyd, Laurie Webb, Graham Leaman, Arthur Mullard, Anne Marryott


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]: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
[Actor]: Graham Leaman
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Anne Marryott

: 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: The Salt War

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

At the end of the Mexican War in 1849, the demobilised soldiers were eager to stake their claims to land from which they could earn a living. But land rich in salt was more than tempting; it was a necessity from which sprang more personal warfare.

: Look: South of the Roaring Forties

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

A composite picture of the island of South Georgia seen through the eyes of a wild-life photographer, Niall Rankin, and of an explorer and map-maker, Duncan Carse.
South Georgia lies between latitude 40° and the Antarctic Circle. Many kinds of seals and penguins live around its shores, and it is one of the homes of the great sea bird - the Wandering Albatross.

(BBC recording)
(To be repeated later in Children's Television)
(Duncan Carse writes on page 7)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Wildlife Photographer: Niall Rankin
Explorer/Map maker: Duncan Carse
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: The Last Chronicle of Barset: 5: Two Visitors to Hogglestock

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
Grace Crawley: Pamela Buck
Mr. Toogood: James Hayter
Foster: Charles Lamb
Dan Stringer: John Kidd
Mrs. Grantly: Frances Rowe
Davis (butler): Walter Horsbrugh
Henry Grantly: Bernard Brown
Mrs. Crawley: Maureen Pryor
Mr. Crawley: Hugh Burden
Mr. Harding: Maurice Colbourne
Bishop Proudie: Redmond Phillips
Mrs. Proudie: Olga Lindo
Mr. Thumble: Peter Copley
Watson (butler): Alban Blakelock
Mrs. Draper: Winifred Hill
Doctor: Cameron Hall

: Who Goes Home?

The week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face a group of their constituents in a public hall in Bolton.
Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Q.C., M.P., Member (Conservative) for the Danweni Division of Lancashire and Fred Lee, M.P., Member (Labour) for the Newton Division of Lancashire.
In the chair, Robert McKenzie who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Charles Fletcher-Cooke
Panellist: Fred Lee
Chairman: Robert McKenzie
Presented by: Stanley Hyland

: East African Journey

On the day of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's return, a BBC News Film looks back over Her Majesty's visits to Kenya and Uganda.
Introduced and narrated by Audrey Russell, who has been on this Royal tour as a reporter for the BBC.


Presenter/narrator: Audrey Russell

: The Phil Silvers Show: The Face on the Recruiting Poster

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko decides that there is a fortune in the face of his new recruit. But he has still to reckon with Doberman-and the General.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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