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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen, and Farmers: Angotee, Eskimo Boy

An abridged and adapted version of The National Film Board of Canada film of an Eskimo's childhood.
(First shown last Monday)
(to 11.45)


Narrator: Carol Lochnan
Presented by: Peggie Broadhead

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd A Bwrw Golwg ar Amaethyddiaeth, Diwydiant, a Materion Seneddol
(News of the day, and surveys on agriculture, industry, and political matters)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.15)

: For the Schools: Music Makers: 2: String Orchestra

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

The Strings of the Haydn Orchestra
Introduced and conducted by Harry Newstone.


Presenter/orchestra conductor: Harry Newstone
Musicians: The Strings of the Haydn Orchestra
Producer: Arthur Langford

: 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

: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.

Brigade of Guards: 4

The Tale of Samuel Whiskers: Part 4
A story by Beatrix Potter with the original pictures.


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

: Whirlybirds: The Big U

An old prospector, searching for uranium, has been missing for three days. Nothing unusual perhaps, but it leads Chuck and P.T. into a series of new adventures in which they really have to put their Whirlybird through its paces.


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

: Sketch Club

With Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'Bric-a-Brac'

("Sketch Club" Exhibition opens at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Plas Mawr, Conway, North Wales, on Oct. 3)


Presenter/Artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: 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

Introduced by Percy Thrower with seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
Autumn Shrub Colour and more Ornamental Trees for Smaller Gardens
Including Weeping Willow, Tree of Heaven, Stag's-horn Sumach
A Garden Visit with Cliff Lewis (Worcestershire)
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (A Garden Visit): Cliff Lewis
Producer: Paul Morby

: Armchair Voyage

Sir Mortimer Wheeler takes you on a Hellenic Cruise
In the second showing of this programme, the last in a series of three, the Hellenic Travellers' Club sail through the Isles of Greece from Delos to Athens.


Presenter/narrator: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Photographed by: Basil Maros
Photographed by: John A. S. Turner
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: Malcolm Mitchell

sings with the Trio to entertain you with a short programme of their favourite songs.


Singer: Malcolm Mitchell
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Chan Canasta

Chan Canasta is a remarkable man
Tonight he gives a demonstration of Psycho-Magic before a panel of well-known personalities.
(BBC recording)


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Francis Essex

: The History of Mr. Polly: Last Episode

by H. G. Wells
Adapted for television by Constance Cox
[Starring] Emrys Jones as Mr. Polly
with Mary MacKenzie, Daphne Anderson, Fabia Drake, Patrick Troughton, Richard Pearson.

In which Mr. Polly makes a visit and risks his paradise.


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Music: Alan Bristow
Film Cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: J. Sterling
Costumes supervised by: Elizabeth Agombar
Make-up supervised by: Tommy Manderson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Mr. Polly: Emrys Jones
Middle-aged gentleman: Leslie Handford
Middle-aged lady: Greta Wood
Father in mourning: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Agnes: Anne Ford
Albert: Graham Rowe
Charlie: Ian Keill
Doreen: Frances Cowen
The Plump Woman: Fabia Drake
Two apprentices: Ralph Ball
Two apprentices: Terence Brook
Uncle Jim: Patrick Troughton
Carter: Leslie Weston
Warder: Fred Rawlings
Policeman: Richard Pearson
Postman: John Crocker
Annie: Daphne Anderson
Miriam: Mary MacKenzie

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
(BBC recording)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Bank manager: Robert Dorning
Mrs. Cravatte: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Mark Singleton
[Actor]: Ralph Nossek
Librarian: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Arthur Milliard
[Actor]: Tom Clegg

: The Third Man: One Kind Word

A new film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime with Guest Star, Mai Zetterling.
A beautiful girl, rescued from the Thames at London Bridge, links Harry Lime with his own earlier adventures in post-war Vienna.
(BBC film release)
Ronald Waldman writes on page 3


Story and teleplay: Iain MacCormick
Director: Cliff Owen
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Hanna: Mai Zetterling
Prokrian: George Pastell
Paul: Eric Pohlmann
Colonel Howard: Bud Knapp
Sister: Anne Blake
Doctor: Richard Burrell
Arthur Shillings: Rupert Davies

: Faraway Look: 3: Island in the Panama Canal

Introduced by Peter Scott.

At the point where the Panama Canal widens into the Gatun Lake is the Island of Barro Colorado. Here the Smithsonian Institution of Washington has a biological research station, and Peter Scott and Tony Soper were able to film coatis, peccaries, tapirs, sloths, a kinkajou, howler monkeys, a boa constrictor, a five-foot iguana lizard, and many interesting insects. They also made a trip up the Chagres river and filmed crocodiles, egrets, masked ducks, and jacanas.


Presenter/filmmaker: Peter Scott
Filmmaker: Tony Soper
Editor: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Britain Overseas

Election Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd, C.B.E.. Q.C., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; The Rt. Hon. Alan Lennox-Boyd Secretary of State for the Colonies; The Earl of Home
Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Alan Lennox-Boyd

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko Saves Ritzik's Marriage

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko Saves Ritzik's Marriage ...in spite of determined opposition from Ritzik and his wife.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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