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: For the Schools: The Insect World: 1: Introducing Insects

by John Sankey
In almost every land where life can be supported, insects can be found. Some live a solitary life while others live in communities. This programme illustrates both the chief features of insects and some of their life histories.

(Recording of last Monday's broadcast)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Sankey
Producer: Eric Simms

: 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: Looking at Films

Hugh David introduces the first of a series of programmes on films and film-making. This week he takes a look at some of the many ways in which the film can give us entertainment and increase our understanding of the world we live in.


Presenter: Hugh David
Producer: Michael Gill

: 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
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and Music: Maria Bird

: Lawn Tennis: The Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover matches at the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Peter Bale

: Show Jumping

A visit to the Ascot Jumping Show to see the Final of Section 2 Silver Ring Stakes.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward

: Lawn Tennis and Show Jumping

Further visits to the Hard Court Championships at Bournemouth and the Ascot Jumping Show.


Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents: Prudence Kitten: Prudence Comes Back

With Molly Blake assisted by Doris Hall.


Presenter: Molly Blake
Puppeteer: Doris Hall

: Children's Television: Little Women: Part 3

by Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted for television in six parts by Constance Cox
[Starring] Phyllis Calvert as Marmee
with Andree Melly as Jo

(BBC recording of the programme broadcast on April 27, 1958)


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Eileen Diss
Hannah: Aithna Gover
Mrs. March: Phyllis Calvert
Beth: Diana Day
Jo: Andree Melly
Meg: Kate Cameron
Amy: Sylvia Davies
Laurie: David Colt
Mr. Laurence: Noel Howlett
Mary: Ann Iddon

: Children's Television: Experiment: The Sixth Continent

Arthur Garratt takes you on a trans-Antarctic journey, and shows some of the wonderful equipment science has provided for Polar expeditions.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Clive Parkhouse

: 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

Introduced by Percy Thrower with seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
Geraniums (Pelargoniums)
For outdoor summer bedding
Pots in the home, greenhouse, and conservatory shown by Anthony Ayton, Chairman of the National Geranium Society.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Geraniums): Anthony Ayton
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, Noel Harrison


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

: 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

: Zoo Quest in Paraguay: 6: Return from the Chaco

David Attenborough introduces his last programme about collecting animals in the tropical swamps, forests and plains of Central South America, and brings some of the creatures themselves to the studio.
(To be repeated in Children's Television)


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

: Love and Mr. Lewisham: Episode 4

by H. G. Wells
Adapted for television in six parts by Denis Constanduros
[Starring] Alec McCowen
with Sheila Shand Gibbs, Annette Carell, Willoughby Goddard

In which marriage comes to Mr. Lewisham.


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Denis Constanduros
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Miss Henderson: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mr. Lewisham: Alec McCowen
Madam Gadow: Liselotte Goettinger
Mrs. Chaffery: Hilda Fenemore
Mr. Chaffery: Willoughby Goddard
Miss Heydinger: Annette Carell
Mr. Blendershin: Gerald Cross
Mr. Pedagogue: Arthur Howard
Other parts played by: Ray Browne
Other parts played by: James Langley
Other parts played by: Sarah O'Connor
Other parts played by: Michael Stainton

: 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.
Robert Mellish, M.P. Member (Labour) for Bermondsey and Brigadier Sir John Smyth, Bt. V.C., M.C., M.P. Member (Conservative) for Norwood
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: Robert Mellish
Panellist: Sir John Smyth
Chairman: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Grist

: The Phil Silvers Show: Love that Guard House

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

It is not every soldier's dream to land up in the guard house, but, as usual, Bilko is different.
(Previously shown on Dec. 21, 1957)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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