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: For the Schools: Water in Nature: 1: The Water Cycle

Introduced by Eric Simms.
Wherever a large area of water is exposed to the air some of it will evaporate and form water vapour, and this is part of the great natural cycle which is traced in this programme.
(to 11.45)


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Film cameraman: Eric Deeming
Film editor: Alan Martin
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Newyddion

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

: Cadwn Ifanc

Cylchgrawn i'r
Henoed Cyfie i gwrdd a chymeriadait
A chlywed rhai o'r hen ganiadau
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan
Emrys Cleaver
(A Magazine for the Aged)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.20)

: 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)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Lawn Tennis: The Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

A Television Outside Broadcast direct from the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Presented for television by: Peter Bale

: Show Jumping

A visit to Ascot Jumping Show to see part of Section 2 and the Final of the Ascot Stakes.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Lawn Tennis: The Hard Court Championships of Great Britain

A further visit to the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth.

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Lone Ranger: Dan Reed's Fight for Life

Carlos Cardoza is a dangerous gunman who evades all efforts at capture. The Lone Ranger, Tonto, and their young friend Dan Reed set out to catch him and find themselves in a very tricky situation.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, announces this week's prize-winners, and, in this special programme, gives some more advice on how to paint in oils.
Picture Gallery: 'Easter'


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Gardening Club

Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse shown by Percy Thrower.
A Pool, Waterlilies and Some Fish in the Garden
New materials make it possible for most gardens to incorporate water in a planting scheme shown by L.V. Heritage (Dorset).
Waterlilies-Marsh Marigolds; Bog Iris-Bulrush and a survey of ready-made pools now on the market.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (A Pool, Waterlilies and Some Fish in the Garden): L.V. Heritage
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

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


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James

: King George's Jubilee Trust 1935-1960 Silver Jubilee Appeal

See top of page and Round and About

In most parts of the country local supporting funds will be opened under the general guidance of Lords Lieutenant, and these are being advertised locally. Those who find it more convenient to give their support direct to the Trust can send their contributions (preferably by crossed cheque or postal order) to [address removed] Their support will be gratefully acknowledged and for the month of May the Postmaster General has agreed that letters addressed to the Trust can be lent post free.

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Russia

for the Mackeson Trophy
See foot of page
The closing stages of the contest can be seen in 'Grandstand' tomorrow

: The News

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Editor: Michael Balkwill

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