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: For the Schools: The Insect World: 2: Honey Bees

by Dr. Colin Butler.

Honey bees are social insects and live together in a family. Today's programme illustrates the life of a hive and the many and varied duties of the members of the colony.
(First shown on April 27)


Presenter: Dr. Colin Butler
Producer: Eric Simms

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

Last day's play at Worcester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Assisted by: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: 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 13.45)

: For the Schools: Looking at Films: 2 - The Inquisitive Eye

Hugh David looks at some of the ingredients-in terms of intentions, skills and equipment- that go to make a film. He sees how shot film is cut to the right shape and completed with a soundtrack.


Presenter: Hugh David
Producer: Ronald Eyre

: 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

: Cricket: Worcestershire v. India

From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Cricket: Worcestershire v.India

The last visit to the Indian Tourists' opening match.
From the County Ground, Worcester.

: Children's Television presents: The Duke's Journey

At the end of the Duke of Edinburgh's round-the-world tour, a BBC news film recalls some of the scenes and the background of this spectacular 100-day journey.
The film is introduced by Godfrey Talbot.

(Previously shown on Thursday evening)


Presenter: Godfrey Talbot

: Children's Television: Little Women: Part 4

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

(BBC recording of the programme shown on May 4, 1958)


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Eileen Diss
Hannah: Aithna Gover
Beth: Diana Day
Amy: Sylvia Davies
Meg: Kate Cameron
Mrs. March: Phyllis Calvert
Mrs. Moffat: Madge Compton
Mr. Moffat: Alexander Archdale
Annie Moffat: Jill Hyem
Belle Moffat: Jennie Goossens
Hortense: Anne Padwick
Major Lincoln: Maurice Hedley
Ned Moffat: Denny Gabin
Laurie: David Cole
John Brooke: Michael Aldridge
Jo: Andree Melly
Miss Croaker: Totti Truman Taylor
Other parts played by: Edith Savile
Other parts played by: Rosamund Lesley
Other parts played by: Timothy Harley
Other parts played by: Astley Harvey
Other parts played by: Peter Billingsley
Other parts played by: Rowena Torrance

: 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 showing seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.

The New House and Garden
The beginner's problems when the builders leave:
Clearing the site; Levelling for a concrete-base garage; Laying turf; Checking an overgrown hedge - shown on film, with Cliff Lewis, a horticulturist from Worcestershire.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest (The New House and Garden): Cliff Lewis
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: Alasdair Milne

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Frankly Howerd

[Starring] Frankie Howerd
With Sidney Vivian, Helen Jessop, Sam Kydd, John Baker
See page 11


Script: Reuben Ship
Incidental music: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Norman James
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Starring: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Helen Jessop
[Actor]: Sam Kydd
[Actor]: John Baker

: 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
Produced for NBC by: 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

: Association Football: England v. Young England

Direct from Highbury Stadium

Outside Broadcast cameras cover the second half of this match.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Peter Webber

: Love and Mr. Lewisham: Episode 5

by H.G. Wells
Adapted in six parts by Denis Constanduros
[Starring] Alec McCowen
with Sheila Shand Gibbs, Annette Cabell

In which Mr Lewisham sends roses to his wife.


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Denis Constanduros
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr. Smithers: Neil McCarthy
Mr. Bletherly: Jerome Willis
Mr. Parkson: John Crocker
Second-year student: Michael Graham
Girl student: Anne Ford
Girl student: Fanny Carby
Mr. Lewisham: Alec McCowen
Miss Heydinger: Annette Carell
Mrs. Lewisham: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Madam Gadow: Liselotte Goettinger
Eccentric scholar: Roger Winton
Tramp: James Page
Flower shop assistant: Marion Mathie
Mr. Chaffery: Willoughby Goddard
Other parts played by: Kathleen Cattermole
Other parts played by: Marjorie Clarke
Other parts played by: Nicholas Evans
Other parts played by: Brian Gardner
Other parts played by: Norman Hartley
Other parts played by: Laurence Hepworth
Other parts played by: Neil Robinson
Other parts played by: Hilary Sesta
Other parts played by: Valery Sheppard

: Italian Serenade

[Starring] Roberto Cardinali
with Hugo D'Alton (mandolin), Emilio (accordion)
An augmented section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth

From the BBC's North of England television studio
See page 4


Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Mandolinist: Hugo D'Alton
Accordionist: Emilio
Musicians: An augmented section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Presented by: John Ammonds

: 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 Birmingham.
John Peel, M.P., Member (Conservative) for Leicester, South-East
Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, Q.C. M.P., Member (Labour) for Leicester, North-East
In the chair, Robert Carvel who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: John Peel
Panellist: Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas
Chairman: Robert Carvel
Presented by: Stanley Hyland

: The Phil Silvers Show: Sergeant Bilko presents Ed Sullivan

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Ed Sullivan

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