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: Signpost: Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral: 5: The Story of the Salt

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: The Water Surface

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Newyddion

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

: Byd Y Ffermwyr

J. R. Lloyd sy'n ffermio Dolgadfa, Llandderfel, Sir Feirionydd, yn son am ei hobi anghyffredin
Y rhaglen yng ngofal David John
A farming magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.20)


Unknown: J. R. Lloyd
Unknown: David John

: Lunchtime News

: Looking at Britain: Distant-water Trawler

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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 first major Lawn Tennis event of 1961 Covered Court Championships of Great Britain direct from the Queen's Club, London.
Today's play is likely to include the final of the Men's Doubles Championship.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Mikki the Martian

A visitor from Outer Space with Ray Alan.


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: Bunter Won't Go!

by Frank Richards.
With Gerald Campion as Billy Bunter.
Last shown in September 1960


Writer: Frank Richards
Producer: Clive Parkhurst
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Johnny Bull: Melvyn Baker
Bob Cherry: Peter Greenspan
Harry Wharton: Julian Yardley
Frank Nugent: Jonathan Margetts
Hurree Singh: Brian Tipping
Mr Quelch: Jack Melford
Coker: Ian Hobbs
Dr Locke: Maurice Colbourne

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who helps you with your picture-making, sets a subject, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Village Pond
The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, Bold Street, Warrington


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club: Popular Climbing Plants

Percy Thrower and Cliff Lewis look at some Popular Climbing Plants
A film feature by the BBC Midland Film Unit showing the planting, training, pruning, and flowering stages of some climbers for walls and fences.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera), Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea), Wistaria (Wistaria Chinensis), Rose (Var: Zephirine Drouhin) Clematis, Morning Glory (Ipomoea Purpurea), Firethorn (Pyracantha)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: R.C.M.P.: Number 34

Stories of the Mounties
A film series, starring Gilles Pelletier as Corporal Jacques Gagnier.

When Jack Reardon, convinced that all the world is against him, barricades himself with a rifle in an abandoned rail car, it takes all Gagnier's ingenuity to get him out before he does irreparable harm.


Story and screenplay by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: George Gorman
Executive producer: F. R. Crawley
Corporal Jacques Gagnier: Gilles Pelletier
Constable Frank Scott: John Perkins
Constable Mitchell: Don Francks
Jack Reardon: Joseph Boley
Alice Reardon: Aileen Seaton
Henri Dubois: Robert Revaid

: Bayard and Marion

Present the last of their amazing demonstrations of mind reading, telepathy, and thought transference.
For this demonstration Bayard is in London with a studio audience and Marion in Birmingham.


Magicians: Bayard and Marion
Producer: Russell Turner

: Waterway

In his last programme Tony Soper reaches the Bahamas. On Inagua Island, the most southerly of the Bahamas, he goes in search of the world's largest colony of Roseate Flamingos.


Narrator/producer: Tony Soper
Music: Sidney Sager
Dubbing Editor: Douglas Thomas
Film Editor: Paul Khan

: The House Under the Water: Episode 4

by Francis Brett Young.
Dramatised in eight episodes by Barry Thomas.

Tregaron pays a visit to London and returns with good news. A host of new schemes includes plans for Diana and a journey for Philippa.


Author: Francis Brett Young
Dramatised by: Barry Thomas
Script associate: Constance Cox
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: David Butcher
Film Cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film Editor: Terry Laurie
Music specially composed by: Arwel Hughes
Caterina: Hira Talfrey
Griffith Tregaron: William Squire
Gerald: Ray Smith
Lucrezia: Margaret Courtenay
Rob: Emrys James
Philippa: Carole Mowlam
Diana: Annest Wiliam
Virginia: Lesley Lloyd
Mr Parry: Conrad Evans
Esmond Delahaye: Hubert Rees
Janet: Patricia Mort
Evan Vaughan: Richard Bebe
Abel Pugh: Audrey Richards
Sula Meredith: June Lewis
Meredith: D.L. Davies
Charles Lingen: David Lyn
Louis Wiener: David Lawton

: The News

: Let There Be Music

Adele Leigh introduces music and song for your relaxation.
BBC West of England Players
Leader, William Reid
Conducted by Peter Martin
James Pease, John Williams, Shirley Gould, Bob Stevenson
From the West.


Presenter: Adele Leigh
Musicians: BBC West of England Players
Leader (BBC West of England Players): William Reid
Musicians conducted by: Peter Martin
Bass-baritone: James Pease
Guitarist: John Williams
Dancer: Shirley Gould
Dancer: Bob Stevenson
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Devised and produced by: Charles R. Rogers

: Fred Zinnemann: A Film Profile

Fred Zinnemann, outstanding American film director, talks about his life and his work, in discussion with Donald Holms with scenes from: From Here to Eternity, High Noon, The Nun's Story, The Sundowners.
Films by courtesy of Columbia, National Telefilm Associates and Warner Pathe


Interviewee: Fred Zinnemann
Interviewer: Donald Holms
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news.


Editor: Bill Northwood

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