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: For the Schools: Birds in Winter: 4: Water Birds in Winter

Filmed and introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.

Today's programme illustrates the winter bird-life of three different areas of water-freshwater lakes, marsh pools, and tidal estuaries. Many kinds of duck and wading bird come to these areas and some of them have a special preference for one kind of water rather than another.
(to 11.45)


Filmed and introduced by: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: Eric Simms

: Beunydd

Newyddion y Dydd ynghyd a Croeso'n t rai o'r Cymry tramor a fydd yn y stiwdio yn slarad gyda Havard Gregory.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.20)

: For the Schools: Looking at Animals: 4: Snakes and Lizards

In this programme John Berger studies a snake and a lizard. He illustrates how these animals have been portrayed in art, and also shows how artists have used them as aids to their imagination in inventing the dragon.


Presenter: John Berger
Producer: Michael Gill

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

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


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger: The Squire

During a bank robbery one of the crooks is recognised by Mr. Carter. Mr. Carter escapes with his daughter, but they are hotly pursued by the robbers. The Lone Ranger, disguised as Carter, leads them on a false trail. Will the Lone Ranger and Tonto be able to retrieve the money and round up the crooks?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Billy Wright.
A fortnightly series presenting film reports and news from the world of sport.
Today's programme includes: a new feature
Ask David Coleman


Presenter: Billy Wright
Item presenter (Ask David Coleman): David Coleman
Presented by: Peter Bruce
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
(On transmitters serving the areas)

: Gardening Club

continues its Beginners' Month
Percy Thrower shows The Art of Digging and Trenching and with John T. Warren
Gardens Manager of the Electrical Research Association at Reading recommends work for the shed or the back kitchen when gardening conditions are impossible out of doors.
Sterilising soil; Mixing home-made seed-sowing and potting composts; What 'artificials' really are and what they do; The many uses for peat
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John T. Warren
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan , Polly Elwes and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne.
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Russ Conway

with Geoff Love and his Orchestra and Patricia Bredin with David Kernan.


Pianist: Russ Conway
Musicians: Geoff Love and his Orchestra
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Singer: David Kernan
Dancer/choreography: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Mavis Traill
Dancer: Pamela Proud
Continuity: Ken Hoare
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: James Gilbert

: How Green Was My Valley: 7: New Ways of Living

by Richard Llewellyn.
Adapted as an eight-part serial by Barry Thomas.
The story of a valley and of the people who lived in it.
In this episode Angharad returns to the valley and both Huw and Mr. Gruffydd defy convention.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: Richard Llewellyn
Adapter: Barry Thomas
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Gwilym Morgan: Eynon Evans
Beth Morgan: Rachel Thomas
Bronwen: Margaret John
Huw: Henley Thomas
Davy: Glyn Houston
Mrs Nicholas: Madoline Thomas
Blodwen Evans: Christine Pollon
Angharad: Sulwen Morgan
Mr Gruffydd: William Squire
Mrs Davies: Madge Jones
Other parts played by: Sally Havard
Other parts played by: Evan Morgan
Other parts played by: Kate Jones
Other parts played by: Jack Walters

: Sykes and a New Car

[Starring] Eric Sykes
with Richard Wattis and Hattie Jacques with Deryck Guyler.


Script: Johnny Speight
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
[Actor]: Richard Wattis
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
Policeman: Deryck Guyler

: The Third Man: High Finance

A film series, starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

Harry Lime takes Brad with him to North Africa to investigate the imminent failure of a bauxite company in which he has an interest. While Brad occupies himself with the company's finances, Harry has more exciting business to attend to.


Story and teleplay by: Anthony Steven
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Simone: Yvonne Monlaur
Paul Cessac: John Bentley
Praag: George Pravda
Louise: Ingeborg Wells
St Remy: Andre Mikhelson
Mallet: Arnold Diamond
Van Elst: Martin Sterndale
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Sportsview Special: Association Football: The European Cup: Barcelona v. Wolverhampton Wanderers

A Sportsview film report of Wednesday night's European Cup quarter-final match in Barcelona.


Commentator: David Coleman
Cameraman: Alan Prentice
Film editor: Dennis Edwards
Presented by: Ronnie Noble

: News

: Larry

A film version of a delightful story by Frank O'Connor of young Irish boyhood.
Directed by Robert Dawson and Sheiah Richards and introducing Fergal Stanley as Larry


Writer: Frank O'Connor
Director: Robert Dawson
Director: Sheiah Richards
Larry: Fergal Stanley
Maura Delany: Neasa Ni Annrachain
Mick Delany: Geoffrey Golden
John Joe: John Cowley

: Tenth Birthday of the European Broadcasting Union

On February 10, 1950, its first meeting was held at Torquay.
Sir Ian Jacob, G.B.E . President of the Union introduces this birthday film in which will be seen some of the highlights of Eurovision programmes of the past few years.
This film is also being shown throughout Europe


Presenter: Sir Ian Jacob
Film editor: Bill Brind
Narrator: Max Robertson
Presented by: David Martin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Our World: Satellite of Love 23 June 2017

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Presented by Kenneth Kendall.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Michael Balkwill

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