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: Royal Wedding

(to 12.00)

: Newyddion

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

: Y Fantol

Cylchgrawn crefyddol sy'n adlewyrchu ac yn cloriannu gweithgarwch eglwysi Cymru a'r byd Y rhaglen yng ngofal IFOR REES
Religious magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

(to 13.20)

: Lunchtime News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
BBC film


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill

: Family Affairs: Problems of Living

The 'Family Affairs' Panel discusses problems sent in by viewers.
This month it includes: Jean Ritter, Dr. Winifred de Kok, John Watson, The Rev. Dominic de Grunne.
In the chair, Beryl Radley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to Mrs. Radley, 'Family Affairs' [address removed]


Panellist: Jean Ritter
Panellist: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist: John Watson
Panellist: The Rev. Dominic de Grunne
Chairman: Beryl Radley
Director: Margaret Smith

: Peridot Flight: Episode 10: The Verdict

from the novel by Doris Leslie.
Dramatised for television in ten episodes by Barry Thomas.
(to 15.30)


Author: Doris Leslie
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Monica Sims
Peridot: Sheila Ballantine
Mervyn Evans: Tenniel Evans
Judge: Dominic Roches
Sir Eustace Mallaby: Eric Elliott
Garth Curran: Paul Williamson
Sir Frederick Stilton: Robin Wentworth
Adrian Hope-Winter: John Sharplin

: Playbox

Opened by Eamonn Andrews with the assistance of Tony Hart.

The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
This week's team: Wales

The Six-Clue Challenge: The Case of the Menacing Voices
by Vere Lorrimer.
Where you can try your hand at being a detective.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Rosamund Davies
Writer (The Six-Clue Challenge): Vere Lorrimer
Det-Inspector Bruce: Ivan Owen
Letty Foster: Carole Lorimer
Cosmo Fettes: Anthony Pendrell

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South & West

: The Weather

: Girl in Calico

A series starring Janie Marden who introduces The Raindrops (Jackie, Len, Vince, and Brian), The Harry Hayward Quartet (Harry, Dennis, Ken, and Harry), Norman George, Randal Herley.
And Edna Glyn and Donald Tomlinson who present the winning designs in the Party Frock and Evening Dress competitions.The clothes shown throughout the series were provided by leading London and Manchester fashion houses from their 1961 summer collections.
From the North of England
See page 46


Presenter/singer: Janie Marden
Singers: The Raindrops
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Quartet
Violinist: Norman George
Performer: Randal Herley
Judge: Edna Glyn
Judge: Donald Tomlinson
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings with Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Assistant editor: Alasdair Milne
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Headline News

: Citizen James

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Sidney James
and featuring Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr and Sydney Tafler with John Bluthal, Sheena Marshe, Bob Todd, Annabelle Lee, Peter Allenby, Carole Allen, Peggyann Clifford, Johnny Vyvyan, Laurie Webb


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Settings: Fanny Taylor
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Director: Philip Barker
Producer: Duncan Wood
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Liz: Liz Fraser
Bill: Bill Kerr
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: John Bluthal
Stripper: Sheena Marshe
[Actor]: Bob Todd
[Actress]: Annabelle Lee
[Actor]: Peter Allenby
[Actress]: Carole Allen
[Actress]: Peggyann Clifford
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan
[Actor]: Laurie Webb

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest from Birmingham.
Second round
The Residents - Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Midlands - Margaret Cooke, Reginald Hall, The Marquess of Hertford
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Midlands): Margaret Cooke
Panellist (The Midlands): Reginald Hall
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Amateur Boxing: International Tournament

From St. Andrews Hall, Glasgow.
In aid of The Jewish National Fund (Blue and White Committee)
See page 46


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: It Happened To Me

says Coco the Clown to Hywel Davies
He explains how after fifty years of making children laugh in the circus he is using the same clowning techniques to help them to stay alive on our roads.
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit, Scotland


Interviewee: Coco the Clown (Nicolai Poliakoff)
Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Editor: James Mearns
Director: Gordon Mackay
Director: James Buchan
Assistant producer: Charles Clifford
Producer: James Buchan

: The News

: The Brains Trust

meets this evening to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Sir George Thomson, F.R.S., Dr. W. Grey Waker, James Fisher, Lord James.
Chairman, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Sir George Thomson
Panellist: Dr. W. Grey Waker
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Lord James
Chairman: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: The Marriage of King Baudouin of the Belgians

and Dona Fabiola De Mora Y Aragon
An edited recording of this morning's transmission direct from Brussels.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Late Night News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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