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: For the Schools: The Insect World: 4: Insects in Water

by John Sankey
Almost every pond and stream contains some water insects, and even a town water-butt may hold some. This programme illustrates the three chief groups of water insect, some of their ways of getting about, of breathing, and of obtaining food.

(Recording of last Monday's programme)


Presenter: John Sankey
Producer: Eric Simms

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'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)

: Golf: The Walker Cup: Great Britain v. U.S.A.

Outside Broadcast cameras visit Muirfield Golf Course, Gullane, to see some of the play in the four-somes matches of the tournament.
(All transmitters)


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: For the Schools: Looking at Films: 4: Location and Studio

This week Hugh David looks at some of the practical difficulties a film director encounters on location and in the studio.


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)
(to 14.45)


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

: Golf: The Walker Cup

A further visit to Muirfield Golf Course, Gullane.

: 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: Little Women: Episode 6

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

(BBC recording of the programme first shown on May 18, 1958)


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Eileen Diss
Laurie: David Cole
Jo: Andree Melly
Meg: Kate Cameron
Beth: Diana Day
Amy: Sylvia Davies
Hannah: Aithna Gover
Mr. Laurence: Noel Howlett
Doctor: Nicholas Grimshaw
Mrs. March: Phyllis Calvert
John Brooke: Michael Aldridge
Mr. March: Tom Fleming

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

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: Gardening Club: Fruit Trees

Introduced by Percy Thrower with seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.

Pruning Plums and Sweet Cherries; pests, diseases, and spraying of apples and pears shown by Richard Martyr, Principal of the Pershore Institute of Horticulture.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (Fruit Trees): Richard Martyr
Presented by: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With another film report from Alan Whicker on his journey round the world; and this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
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, Totti Truman Taylor, Denys Graham, Bernard Hunter.


Script: Reuben Ship
Incidental music: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Alan Anson
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Francis: Frankie Howerd
Fred Thompson: Sidney Vivian
Gladys Thompson: Helen Jessop
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor
[Actor]: Denys Graham
[Actor]: Bernard Hunter

: 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: 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
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Edited for BBC Television by: Philip Barker

: Frontier: The Ten Days of John Leslie

A film series of true stories of the American West.

A young man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit is given a last desperate chance to prove his innocence. To save his own life he must find the real murderer within ten days.

: Adventure with Hans Hass and Lotte Hass: 2: Demon Bay

A series of seven programmes.

One of the objects of the Hans Hass expedition to the Indian Ocean is to investigate by diving the growth of different kinds of coral. In a small lagoon called Demon Bay, he gathers much new information and meets with a curious creature which he last saw 17 years ago in the Caribbean.
The series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Nicholas Crocker.


Diver/film cameraman/director: Hans Hass
Diver: Lotte Hass
Film editor: Paul Khan
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Hilda Lessways: Episode 1

A serial in six parts
Based on "Clayhanger" and "Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by Michael Voysey
[Starring] Judi Dench, William Squire
With Brian Smith, Violet Carson

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(See top of page)


Author: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by: Michael Voysey
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Hilda Lessways: Judi Dench
Mrs. Lessways: Beatrice Varley
Mrs. Grant: Alison Bayley
Clerk: Philip Garston-Jones
George Cannon: William Squire
Florrie Bagster: Jacqueline Wilson
Janet Orgreave: Miranda Connell
Sarah Galley: Nancie Jackson
Mr. Karkeek: David Lytton
Edwin Clayhanger: Brian Smith
Auntie Hamps: Violet Carson
Maggie Clayhanger: Eileen Atkins
Darius Clayhanger: Chris Gittins
Post Boy: Paul Taylor

: 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:
The Rt. Hon. Sir Lionel Heald, Q.C., M.P. Member (Conservative) for Chertsey and The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, C.H., M.P. Member (Labour) for Lewisham, South
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor.


Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Sir Lionel Heald
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison
Chairman: Kenneth Harris
Producer: John Grist

: Wells Fargo: Laredo

[Starring] Dale Robertson
The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.

Jim Hardie investigates a case of gun-running on the Texan border and unexpectedly becomes involved in a Mexican Christmas.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down.

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