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: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.15)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Going back to School
Edward Blishen, a schoolmaster, gives his impressions of this event.
Insurance in the Home
Leslie Catchpole, an insurance official, gives advice on insuring your house and its contents.
Holiday Snapshot: Competition Result
John Chillingworth shows his choice of the best family snapshots, and announces the winner.
Introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.

3.15 London Town Scrapbook
Stories on film from past editions of 'London Town'.
Commentary by Richard Dimbleby
(First shown in 1953)

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Interviewee (Going back to School): Edward Blishen
Item presenter (Insurance in the Home): Leslie Catchpole
Item presenter (Holiday Snapshot): John Chillingworth
Arranged by: Ann-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Narrator (London Town Scrapbook): Richard Dimbleby
Script (London Town Scrapbook): George Moresby White
Script (London Town Scrapbook): Peter Hunt
Producer (London Town Scrapbook): Stephen McCormack

: Blue Peter

Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers: Part One
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Author (The Tale of Samuel Whiskers): Beatrix Potter
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Champion the Wonder Horse: King of the Rodeo

Two travelling salesmen see Champion, and, thinking he is a wild stallion, they lasso him. At the next town Champion is exhibited as 'Dynamite, the Killer Horse'. Ricky and Rebel find him at the rodeo and try to win him back, but the Sheriff rules that the showmen have captured him legally. How can Ricky rescue Champion now?


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Out of Doors After Dark

Introduced by Bruce Campbell.
Mice, voles, and shrews, Jane Burton
Moth-hunting, Hugh Newman
Club Room, Leslie Jackman
From the BBC's West of England studio


Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Item presenter (Moles, voles and shrews): Jane Burton
Item presenter (Moth-hunting): Hugh Newman
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Producer: Winwood Reade

: 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

: Boots and Saddles: The Coward

Sergeant Bullock is proud when his nephew Jed arrives as a recruit to the troop at Fort Lowell, but his hopes are dashed when the boy appears to be a coward. Given the opportunity to redeem himself, Jed seizes it with both hands, and proves that he possesses the makings of a good soldier.

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and the travelling reporters including Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

The Fastest Show in Black and White
Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Stan Stennett and The Television Toppers, George Chisholm's Jazzers, Roy Budd, The Jackpots, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, John Boulter.
The Minstrel Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(Leader, David McCallum)


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Stan Stennett
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: George Chisholm's Jazzers
Pianist: Roy Budd
Singers: The Jackpots
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: John Boulter
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Musical arrangements: Ray Terry
Musicians: The Minstrel Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: Spycatcher: 2: Three from Spain

A series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime Britain.
(See page 5)


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Terence Cook

: Cold

At the Clarendon Research Laboratory, Oxford scientists are investigating the strange behaviour ot substances in hundreds of degrees of frost.
This BBC film shows some of their exciting experiments at temperatures where ordinary mercury becomes as solid as a hammer and liquid air 'boils'.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders


Narrator: Michael Flanders
Producer: James McCloy

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Ireland

The first International of the new season is televised tonight direct from the Queen's Theatre, Rhyl.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: Down Along Duloe

A film about the life of the churches, chapels, and farms in and around the Cornish village of Duloe, where traditional and modern living compete for the attention of the coming generation.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.
Written and directed by John Irving.
A BBC West Region production
(Previously shown on March 29)


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Cameraman: George Shears
Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Cameraman: Howard Smith
Editor: Constance Dunn
Writer/Director: John Irving

: Summer Romance

Kevin Scott and Sally Bazely with songs by Cole Porter accompanied by the Norman Percival Quintet.
(BBC recording)


Singer: Kevin Scott
Singer: Sally Bazely
Songwriter: Cole Porter
Musicians: The Norman Percival Quintet
Presented by: Leonard Michell

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