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: For the Schools: How Animals Move: 3: Moving Through the Air

Some fishes are able to glide through the air, but only three groups of animal have true organs of flight-birds, bats, and insects. John Barlee deals today chiefly with birds and illustrates various methods of flight by film he has taken himself.
(BBC recording of the programme first shown on March 9)
(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: Travel

Introduced by Donald Holms.
John West, the ship designer, and Sir Hugh Casson, the architect, tell us about their work together on the new liner, Canberra.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Guest: John West
Guest: Sir Hugh Casson
Presented by: Peter Scroggs

: 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)
(to 14.45)


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

: Children's Television presents: Tumbarumba

Shirley Abicair who tells a story of Tumbarumba


Storyteller: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Ben Gunn: 5: The Honest Seaman

A serial in six episodes by R.F. Delderfield.
With Peter Wyngarde, John Moffatt, Rupert Davies
(BBC recording of the broadcast on June 29, 1958)


Author/Adapted by: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Guitarist: Alberto Velez
Fights arranged by: Terry Baker
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde
Gabriel Pew: Nigel Arkwright
Black Dog: Gertan Klauber
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
Darby Magraw: Michael Corcoran
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Jabez Patmore: Gordon Gostelow
Billy Bones: Olaf Pooley
Israel Hands: Sean Lynch
Tom Morgan: Neil Hallett
Anderson: Rodney Burke
Davis: Terry Baker
Dolores: Margarita
Old Ben Gunn: Meadows White
Jim Hawkins: John H. Watson
Seaman: Alastair Hunter

: Children's Television: Seeing Stars: An Astronomer's Observatory

Patrick Moore tells you about this month's main astronomical events. There is to be an eclipse of the Moon, and this week the little planet Mercury will be easy to see in the evening sky.
Ramon Lane, a young Northumbrian astronomer, shows a film of his own observatory; he explains how he built it, and describes how he uses his telescope to study celestial objects and to photograph them.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Ramon Lane
Presented by: Graham Gauld

: 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

Preparing for the new season's Vegetables planting Asparagus, Exhibition Leeks, Parsnips, Carrots, and Beet
Percy Thrower introduces Harold Fowles, Professional foreman gardener and Ronald W. Sidwell, Horticulturist from the Vale of Evesham.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Harold Fowles
Guest: Ronald W. Sidwell
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Noel Harrison


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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
with John Vere, Hugh Lloyd, Mario Fabrizi, Laurie Webb, Graham Leaman, Arthur Mullard


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
Man from the Ministry: John Vere
Council official: Hugh Lloyd
Professional Marcher: Mario Fabrizi
2nd Workman: Laurie Webb
[Actor]: Graham Leaman
Workman: Arthur Mullard

: The Perry Como Show

In tonight's recording Perry Como welcomes Star Guests 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 Big Dry

A film series.
True stories of the American West.

A prospector and his wife take a short cut across the desert in search of the rich goldfields that lie beyond. This means exposure to all the dangers and horrors of what was later to become known as 'Death Valley'.

: Look: Insect Homes

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

The fascinating homes which bees, beetles, wasps, and termites build for themselves are shown in two remarkable films from Hungary and France.
(BBC recording)
See page 4


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest speaker: J. D. Carthy, Ph.D.
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Who Goes Home?

The week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face a group of their constituents in the Pavilion, Keswick.
Fred Peart M.P., Member (Labour) for Workington and William Whitelaw M.P. M.C.,
Member (Conservative) for Penrith and the Border.
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Fred Peart
Panellist: William Whitelaw
Chairman: Kenneth Harris
Presented by: Stanley Hyland

: Lawn Tennis: The Covered Court Championships of Great Britain

The Final of the Men's Doubles Championship
Direct from the Queen's Club, London.

(The Men's Singles Final will be televised tomorrow in Evening Grandstand)


Commentator: Dan Maskell

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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