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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 7: Radio

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(BBC recording first shown on June 10)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Donald Grattan

: For the Schools: A Tale of Two Cities: 8: The Footsteps Die Out for Ever

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in eight parts by John Keir Cross
[Starring] Mervyn Johns, Margaretta Scott and Peter Wyngarde
(BBC recording, first shown in 1957)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: John Keir Cross
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Mr. Jarvis Lorry: Mervyn Johns
Madame Defarge: Margaretta Scott
Sydney Carton: Peter Wyngarde

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(BBC film)

: Royal Ascot

This week BBC Television outside broadcast cameras are following some of the principal races of this world-famous meeting.

3.5 The Gold Vase for three-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles

3.45 The Ascot Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over 21 miles.

4.20 The Coventry Stakes for two-year-olds, over 6 furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Parade Ring before each race.
Sylvia Peters and Anne Edwards describe the fashions.
See page 4

(to 16.25)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Parade Ring commentator: Clive Graham
Reporter: Sylvia Peters
Reporter: Anne Edwards
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Children's Television presents: Geneva, Switzerland

Yvette, a Swiss girl, has a pen-pal in England. This film shows the people and the country she describes in her letters.


Presented by: Clive Parkhurst

: Children's Television: Country Close-Up

Ion Trant shows you some of the activities and work on his farm in mid-Wales during this month.


Presenter: Ion Trant

: Children's Television: Heidi: 5: Home Again

by Johanna Spyri
Adapted in six parts and produced by Joy Harington

Starring Mark Dignam as Grandfather
with Sarah O'Connor


Author: Johanna Spyri
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Susan Spence
Film Sequences: The BBC Television Film Unit
Heidi: Sarah O'Connor
Grandmother: Nancy Roberts
Brigitta: Olive Gregg
Grandfather: Mark Dignam
Peter: Colin Spaull
The Pastor: Ian Fleming

: 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

: Short Cuts

A 'Do it Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.
Outside work, maintenance, concreting, and paving.

6.20-6.45 The White Heather Club
With Andy Stewart, Alistair McHarg, The Andrew Macpherson Singers, The Joe Gordon Folk Four, and Jimmy Shand and his Band.
(Scottish transmitters)


Presenter (Short Cuts): Barry Bucknell
Producer (Short Cuts): John Furness
Singer (The White Heather Club): Andy Stewart
Singer (The White Heather Club): Alistair McHarg
Singers (The White Heather Club): The Andrew MacPherson Singers
Musicians (The White Heather Club): The Joe Gordon Folk Four
Musicians (The White Heather Club): Jimmy Shand and his Band

: Monday to Friday: This is Tuesday

A magazine programme introduced by Charles Richardson and Roger Moffat with today: Nadia Cattouse, The Michael Sammes Singers.


Presenter: Charles Richardson
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

Cricket: close of play scores

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards

With Arthur Howard


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Mr. Halliforth: Edwin Apps
Mr. Cope-Willoughby: Frank Raymond
Phipps: Robert O'Leary
Crombie: Jimmy Ray
Mrs. Mortlake: Mary Hignett
Brigadier Taplow: Austin Trevor
Vicar: Henry Longhurst
Mr. Billings-Orgelist, jeweller: Sydney Keith
J. Erasmus Biggs: Robin Ford

: Noah's Ark

Outside broadcast cameras cover the quayside operations at Preston Docks, as the entire Chipperfield's Circus go aboard the Empire Celtic bound for a tour in Ireland.
The Band of the 288 L.A.A. Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
(by permission of Lt.-Col. H. Gregson, R.A., T.D. )


Commentator: Richard Hearne
Arranged by: Bill Dredge
Producer: Peter Webber

: The Wedding Gift

A film with Jack Kelly, Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper.

On his return from active service Tod Monaghan resents the elaborate arrangements that have been made for him to settle down as a shopkeeper and family man. So he walks out on his bride-to-be. It needs tact, understanding, and a most unusual wedding present, to bring the young couple together again.


Director: Paul Stewart
Dr. Parris Mitchell: Jack Kelly
Renee Gyllinson: Natalie Wood
Tod Monaghan: Dennis Hopper
Randy Monaghan: Nan Leslie
Drake: Robert Horton
Mrs. Von Eln: Lillian Bronson

: World Theatre presents: Volpone

[Starring] Donald Wolfit

(See top of page and page 4)

Donald Wolfit as "Volpone" with Esmond Knight, Carl Bernard and Jane Griffiths in the comedy by Ben Jonson.

Adapted for television from Sir Donald Wolfit's acting version.


Writer: Ben Jonson
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Mosca (the Fly): John Wynyard
Volpone (the Fox): Donald Wolfit
Nano: Thomas Hare
Androgyno: John Southworth
Castrone: Aubrey Woods
Voltore (the Vulture): Carl Bernard
Corbaccio (the Raven): Erik Chitty
Corvino (the Crow): Esmond Knight
Sir Politick Would-be: John Wentworth
Peregrine: Dennis Edwards
Celia, Corvino's wife: Jane Griffiths
Bonario, Corbaccio's son: Bernard Brown
First Magistrate: Keith Pyott
Second Magistrate: Robert Webber
Third Magistrate: Terence Soall
Notario: Philip Holles
[Actor]: Christopher Hodge
[Actor]: Leonard Cracknell
[Actor]: Ray Roberts
[Actor]: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
[Actor]: Michael Danvers-Walker
[Actor]: Richard Holden
[Actor]: David Ludman
[Actor]: Stanley Platts
[Actor]: John Quarmby
[Actor]: Lee Richardson
[Actor]: Neil Robinson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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