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: For the Schools: How Animals Move: 4: More Ways of Getting About

How does a fly walk on the ceiling? How can a water snail climb up the smooth side of a glass tank? These are some of the questions that John Barlee answers in today's programme.

(BBC recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Barlee
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Beunydd

Bwnw gohwg 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: Progress

Introduced by Donald Holms.
The scientist of the past very often made his own equipment. Today his tools are vast industrial enterprises like the Jodrell Bank telescope.


Presenter: Donald Holms
Presented by: Peter Scroggs

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dells 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: 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: 6: Marooned

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

(BBC recording of the broadcast on July 6, 1958)


Writer: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Ben Gunn as an old man: Meadows White
Jim Hawkins: John H. Watson
Ben Gunn: John Moffatt
Oxley, Mate of the Swallow: Ivor Salter
First Sailor: Antony Doonan
Second Sailor: Brian Jackson
Third Sailor: Clive Baxter
Fourth Sailor: Ralph Dickinson
Captain of the Swallow: Alexander Archdale
Captain Flint: Rupert Davies
Nick Allardyce: Richard Coleman
John Silver: Peter Wyngarde

: 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
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson

: 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

Roses and Shrubs
Percy Thrower prunes and top dresses H. T. and polyantha roses, plants a climbing variety, and prunes buddleia and caryopteris.
James Bruce (Edinburgh) shows Vegetables Under Cloches and their special value for Northern gardeners
Presented by Paul Morby
From the BBC's Midland television studio.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Vegetables Under Cloches): James Bruce
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 John Vere, Robert Dorning, Mario Fabrizi, Ivor Raymonde, Lynne Cole.


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 Vere
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde
[Actor]: Lynne Cole

: 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
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Morton Green
Writer: George Foster
Writer: Jay Burton
Producer for NBC: Clark Jones
Edited for BBC Television by: Philip Barker
Film editor: Richard Barclay

: Frontier: Ferdinand Myers's Army

A film series.
True stories of the American West.

A Jewish landowner, a settler in New Mexico in the 1870s, comes to the defence of the local peasants who are being dispossessed and hounded from their land by the grasping and corrupt governor...

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 1: Butterfly Blizzards and Armadillos

David Attenborough begins the story of his search for rare and interesting animals in the tropical swamps, forests, and plains of central South America. This week he shows film of his encounter with swarms of butterflies, with toucans and hangnest birds, and brings some of the animals to the studio.
(To be repeated in Children's Television)
See page 3


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Studio Direction: Brian Branston

: Badminton: 1959 All-England Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see some of the play during the semi-finals of this International Tournament.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harold Morland
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: 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 Cardiff.
Megan Lloyd George, M.P., Member (Labour) for Carmarthen and The Rt. Hon. Peter Thorneycroft M.P., Member (Conservative) for Monmouth.
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Megan Lloyd George
Panellist: Peter Thorneycroft
Chairman: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Grist

: Palm Sunday to Easter

Canon Roy McKay, Head of BBC Religious Broadcasting, gives a preview of the religious programmes during the coming week.


Presenter: Canon Roy McKay

: It Gives Me Great Pleasure

In a smart American advertising set-up one can never be certain who is finally going to outwit whom.
[Starring] Myrna Loy, Zachary Scott with Robert Preston
A film in the Star Choice series


Kate Kennedy: Myrna Loy
David Wadsworth: Zachary Scott
Jim Tweedy: Robert Preston

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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