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: For the Schools: How Animals Move: 2: Moving in Water

John Barlee shows how fishes swim and how some other animals that move in water use their limbs as paddles.
(BBC recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Barlee
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: 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: Adventures in Design: Work

Introduced by Donald Holms.
A designer can make work easier and more attractive by creating equipment and settings suited to the job.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Presented by: Peter Scroggs

: Children's Television presents: Bengo

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim and told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: 4: How the Treasure was Buried

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 22, 1958)


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
Darby Magraw: Michael Corcoran
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Anderson: Rodney Burke
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Tom Morgan: Neil Hallett
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
Gaston: Basil Hoskins
Davis: Terry Baker
Big Prosper: Ayton Medas
Ben Gunn, as an old man: Meadows White
Jim Hawkins: John H. Watson

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.


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

Percy Thrower:
Plants early potatoes; Sows onions; Lifts and transplants snowdrops; Cuts back old geranium plants; Puts in cuttings of outdoor chrysanthemums
and with A.T. Barnes, a leading dahlia raiser from Bedford discusses Dahlias:
The tubers after the winter store; Increasing stock; Planting and culture; Recommended varieties
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: A.T. Barnes
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 and Kenneth Toye


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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with Campbell Singer, Roger Avon, John Vyvyan, Gordon Phillott.


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]: Roger Avon
[Actor]: John Vyvyan
[Actor]: Gordon Phillott

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes Guest stars with 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: Tomas and the Widow

A new film series. True stories of the American West
Driven from a land that was once his home and threatened for a crime of which he was innocent, a Mexican is pursued by a lovely widow's hatred and demand for vengeance.

: Look: Birds of Holland

A series of wild-life programmes
Introduced by Peter Scott

The flat countryside of Holland, crisscrossed with waterways, produces a rich variety of bird-life. Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke has visited the country on many occasions, and his films, combined with those of another wild-life photographer, Niall Rankin, highlight one of the few breeding colonies of Spoonbills and the curious courtship display of Ruffs.
Additional film sequences by the Dutch Television Service
(BBC recording)
(To be repeated later in Children's Television)
(See facing page)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmmaker: Field-Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke
Filmmaker: Niall Rankin
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: The Last Chronicle of Barset: 6: The Arabins return to Barchester

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
Mr. Crawley: Hugh Burden
Mr. Robarts: John Arnatt
Telegraph messenger: John Baker
Dan Stringer: John Kido
Mr. Toogood: James Hayter
George (waiter): Erik Chitty
John Stringer: Beckett Bould
Mr. Harding: Maurice Colbourne
Archdeacon Grantly: Clive Morton
Mrs. Grantly: Frances Rowe
Henry Grantly: Bernard Brown
Ticket Clerk: Christopher Page
Detective Policeman: Neil Wilson
Davis (butler): Walter Horsbrugh
Mrs. Crawley: Maureen Pryor
Groom: John Crocker
Dean Arabin: Arthur Howard
Mrs. Arabin: Gillian Lind
Grace Crawley: Pamela Buck

: 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 Studios in London.
Kenneth Robinson, M.P., Member (Labour) for St. Pancras, North, Sir Wavell Wakefield, M.P., Member (Conservative) for St. Marylebone
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Kenneth Robinson
Panellist: Sir Wavell Wakefield
Chairman: Kenneth Harris
Presented by: Stanley Hyland

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Engagement

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

A ring goes astray and Bilko finds himself engaged. In desperation he tries to get Joan's family to disapprove of him.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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