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: For the Schools: Science and Life: Transport and Communications: 8: Television

Introduced by Arthur Garratt and Vera McKechnie.
(BBC recording first shown on June 17)
(to 11.45)


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

: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother launches the R.M.S. Windsor Castle

(See top of page)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
performs the launching ceremony of the RMS Windsor Castle
(building for the Union-Castle Line)
From Cammell Laird's Yard at Birkenhead

(All transmitters)


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Television Presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

Second day


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd

: For the Schools: The State of Prisons

As seen by Charles Dickens and John Howard.
Dickens was more an observer of prisons than a reformer. The Marshalsea in "Little Dorrit", the Fleet in "Pickwick", as well as the Bastille of "A Tale of Two Cities" are the settings for his stories. To John Howard a century earlier, they had been a field for research and reform.


Script: Rosemary Hill
Producer: Ronald Eyre

: Cricket: England v. India - The Second Test Match

Last day's play at Lord's Cricket Ground.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Assisted by: Denis Compton

: Wimbledon

The precise timings of the above broadcasts depend on the state of play at Wimbledon and Lord's.

: Children's Television presents: Royal Trains

On June 13, 1842, for the first time in history, the reigning monarch of Great Britain made a journey by rail. This film shows some of the rolling stock, compartments, and furnishings of the Royal coaches of yesterday.
Commentary by Bruce Wyndham


Narrator: Bruce Wyndham
Produced by: The BBC Children's Film Unit

: Children's Television: Heidi: 6: Happy Ending

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
Wardrobe Supervisor: Sheila Glassford
Make-up Supervisor: Christine Hillcoat
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Film sequences: The BBC Television Film Unit
Grandfather: Mark Dignam
Heidi: Sarah O'Connor
Peter: Colin Spaull
First Villager: Owen Berry
Second Villager: Bill Horsley
Clara: Lesley Judd
Grandmamma: Barbara Everest
Brigitta: Olive Gregg
Grandmother: Nancy Roberts
Herr Sesemann: Kenneth MacKintosh

: 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

: Cricket: England v. India - Second Test Match

The closing overs of the match followed by a summary.

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from Wimbledon.

: The Man Who Inherited Everything

[Starring] George Sanders with Carolyn James
A manservant takes over the identity of his master in order to inherit a large fortune.
A film in the Star Choice series


William Clark: George Sanders
Phyllis: Carolyn James

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Hi, Summer!

A Holiday Show
(See top of page and page 5)

Script by George Wadmore, Terry Nation, John Junkin, Hugh Woodhouse
With Kenneth Connor, Cliff Norton, Ken Morris
and Joan Savage, Thelma Ruby
The George Mitchell Singers
Malcolm Lockyer and his Music


Script: George Wadmore
Script: Terry Nation
Script: John Junkin
Script: Hugh Woodhouse
Choreography: Deirdre Vivian
Vocal: arrangements by George Mitchell
Musical arrangements: Malcolm Lockyer
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Settings designed by: George Djurkovic
Producer: George Inns
Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Performer: Cliff Norton
Performer: Ken Morris
Singer: Joan Savage
Performer: Thelma Ruby
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: Malcolm Lockyer and his Music

: It Happened to Me: 6: The Family of the World

A series showing how one incident changed one person's life.

In 1925 a nineteen-year-old coloured girl arrived in Paris and took the city by storm with her singing and dancing. She told the Press that her ambition was to establish a village where people of different races and colours could live as neighbours. Nearly thirty years later, as the famous Josephine Baker, she achieved her ambition.

Tonight she has come to London to show Hywel Davies some films of her village and her adopted family of unwanted children from all over the world. She tells him about her life-long fight to establish that coloured people and white people belong to one human family.
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland

(Josephine Baker is currently appearing at the Olympia Theatre, Paris)


Interviewee: Josephine Baker
Interviewer/Commentator: Hywel Davies
Cameraman (The BBC Film Unit, Scotland): Gordon Mackay
Editor (The BBC Film Unit, Scotland): Fred Senior
Research: Alan Adair
Research: Charles Clifford
Director: Noble Wilson
Producer: James Buchan

: Spindrift

by Naomi Mitchison and Denis MacIntosh.
Adapted for television by Ada F. Kay.
[Starring] Tom Fleming
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Author: Naomi Mitchison
Author: Denis MacIntosh
Adapter: Ada F. Kay
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald
Accordionist: Bobby MacLeod
Film cameraman: David Hanley
Film editor: James Mearns
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Jennie Paterson: Nora Laidlaw
Alec MacMillan (Airgiod): Tom Fleming
Willie Ritchie: Douglas Murchie
Ian MacMillan (The Juck): Eric Woodburn
Hamish MacMillan: Roddy McMillan
Matthew MacMillan (Matta): James Gibson
Seonnaid MacMillan: Molly Urquhart
Johnnie MacMillan: Frank Wylie
Lotie: Mary Walton
Ina: Eileen McCallum
Waitress: Ruth Robertson
Dougie MacLean (The Goat): John Grieve

: A Film Profile of Michael Cacoyannis

The young Greek film director
Introduced by Derek Prouse
with Ellie Lambeti and scenes from 'Stella', 'The Girl in Black', 'Windfall in Athens', 'A Matter of Dignity'.
See page 4


Presenter: Derek Prouse
Interviewee: Ellie Lambeti
Producer: Victor Poole

: Railway Roundabout: Evening edition

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts with John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse who devised and filmed the programme.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
A Ride on the Bristolian
Some problems of railway electrification
Today's guest: S.B. Warder, Chief Electrical Engineer, British Transport Commission
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Deviser/filmed by: John Adams
Deviser/filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Guest: S.B. Warder
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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