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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen, and Farmers: Bushmen of the Kalahari

About a journey in the desert and the meeting with a small group of these primitive people.
Introduced by Laurens van der Post.
(First shown last Monday)
(to 11.45)


Presenter: Laurens van Der Post
Film Editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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 13.15)

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 1: Viols and String Quartet

A series of eleven programmes about musical instruments, their players, and the music written for them.

Introduced by Harry Newstone with John Williams (guitar), The Harry Danks Viol Trio, The Amici String Quartet.


Presenter: Harry Newstone
Guitarist: John Williams
Musicians: The Harry Danks Viol Trio
Musicians: The Amici String Quartet
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC film)

: Racing at Ascot

3.0 The Princess Royal Stakes over the mile and a half
Swinley Course

3.30 The Gordon Carter Handicap over 2 miles

4.0 The Royal Lodge Stakes over the Old Mile

Peter Bromley identifies the horses and jockeys in the Paddock before each race.

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Peter Bromley
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: The Saga of Noggin the Nog: 3: The Journey

by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate.
A cartoon film, in six episodes, of the adventures of the Prince of the Nogs in the land of the midnight sun.


Drawings: Peter Firmin
Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate

: Whirlybirds: Hide and Seek

Young Tommy is playing hide-and-seek on a patch of waste ground, and the boot of an abandoned and battered car seems to be just the place to hide; but the lid slams on top of the boy and knocks him unconscious. Unable to find Tommy, his young friend goes for help - but when P. T. and Chuck get to the spot, the car has disappeared!


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: 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; 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

For hanging baskets; In tubs-in the greenhouse; Hardy outdoor varieties
Bulbs for the House
Plant now for a succession from Christmas onwards shown by Percy Thrower.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Whicker's World: Mexico

A series of programmes in which Alan Whicker looks again at the things he saw and the people he met on his journey round the world, reporting for 'Tonight'.
(Previously broadcast in April)


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Cyril Moorhead
Recordist: Fred Downton
Film Editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Antony Jay

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano.


Pianist/singer: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. The Netherlands

Outside Broadcast cameras visit Coatbridge Baths to see some of the events on the first day of this international contest.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: The History of Mr. Polly: Episode 5

by H.G. Wells.
Adapted by Constance Cox.
[Starring] Emrys Jones as Mr. Polly
with Fabia Drake, Patrick Troughton

In which Mr. Polly faces fearful odds.

(See page 5)


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapter: Constance Cox
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: J. Sterling
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr. Polly: Emrys Jones
The Plump Woman: Fabia Drake
Old Gentleman: Robert S. Young
Miss Polly: Pauline Knight
Ferry Customer: Laurence Hepworth
Uncle Jim: Patrick Troughton

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
The Return of Tony Hancock in Hancock's Half-Hour

featuring Sidney James
with Patricia Hayes, Elizabeth Fraser, Pamela Manson, Michael Ward, Arthur Mullard, Peggyann Clifford, Laurie Webb, Alec Bregonzi, Frank Pemberton, Herbert Nelson, Ann Marryott, Mario Fabrizi, Totti Truman Taylor
(BBC recording)
Tony Hancock writes on page 7


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Edie: Patricia Hayes
Woman on restaurant counter: Elizabeth Fraser
Canteen Server: Pamela Manson
1st Restaurant customer: Michael Ward
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
Hospital almoner: Peggyann Clifford
[Actor]: Laurie Webb
5th Man: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Frank Pemberton
[Actor]: Herbert Nelson
Canteen Server: Ann Marryott
Tray snatcher: Mario Fabrizi
Hysterical Customer: Totti Truman Taylor

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Enter Videotape 26 June 2016

: Chan Canasta

is a remarkable man
Tonight he gives a demonstration of Psycho-Magic before a panel of well-known personalities.


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Francis Essex

: Faraway Look: 2: Trinidad

Introduced by Peter Scott with Philippa Scott.

The jungles of Trinidad are rich in animal life. When Peter Scott and his wife, Philippa, were there in the winter the hillsides were aflame with the vermilion blossoms of the Immortelle trees. He was particularly interested in the butterflies and other insects to be seen on the New York Zoological Society's Field Research Station at Simla and also in the birds, especially the curious oil-bird which finds its way about caves in total darkness by echo-location.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Presenter: Philippa Scott
Editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Professional Tennis: The London International Professional Lawn Tennis Championships

Direct from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley. Outside Broadcast cameras cover the highlights of the Doubles Final.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Innes Lloyd

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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