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: Discovering Science: The Wallflower

Gerd Sommerhoff describes some interesting features of one of our most popular and colourful garden plants.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall
Producer: Lawrie Lawler

: New Landmarks: The Netherlands: Land Out of the Sea

A programme about the taming of the sea and the creation of new land in Holland.
Introduced by Peter Stoel.
for Schools
Repeated on Friday at 2.5 p.m.
(to 11.25)


Presenter: Peter Stoel
Film editor: John Walter
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Barbara Parker

: Commonwealth Technical Training Week

See panel and page 21

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

A visit to Lord's on the second day of the match between the Touring Team and the M.C.C.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Bdrychar y bydi ait bethau Owrddi a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau ymg nughwmni ALED Rhys WILIAM Rhagilen, ddlyddiol dam ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Jack Williams

: Lunchtime News

: Your World: 3: At Home: A Question of Balance

by John Wiles.
The fifth of a series of drama and discussion programmes about the problems of young people.
for Schools
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.5 a.m.


Writer: John Wiles
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Peter Dunkley
Mr Blake: Clifford Cox
Mrs Blake: Anna Turner
May Blake: Julia Foster
Fred Stevens: Anthony Ashdown
Denyse Blake: Maris Tant
Mr, Crayne: James Belchamber
Janice: Daphne Foreman
Mary: Jenny Jones
Miss Iddon: Pamela Sholto

: Interval

: Westward Ho!

with Tom Salmon.
Films first broadcast in 'View' the television magazine of the South and West.

The casting of a new bronze by Sven Berlin, the sculptor, at his studio foundry in the New Forest.
A journey by goods train across the Vale of Avalon to meet some of Somerset's women crossing keepers.
Johnny Morris at a wine and cheese tasting.
End of the day: a classroom impression by the Cornish school-master poet Charles Causley.
Film of homing budgerigars which fly free in a Gloucestershire garden.


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Sculptor: Sven Berlin
Item presenter: Johnny Morris
Poet (End of the day): Charles Causley
Production team: Michael Croucher
Production team: Christopher Ralling
Programme editor: Laurie Mason
Programme editor: Ronald Webster

: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

From the Midlands


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by: Helen Shields
Director: Reg Perrin

: Cricket: M.C.C. v. The Australians

at Lord's
A further commentary.
(to 16.15)

: Blue Peter

For younger viewers
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.

Young Modellers' League
A new series on trains, aeroplanes, and ships.

The Lion on the Path
A story told by Hugh Tracey.

What's New for Dolls
Shown by Peggy Franks.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Narrator (The Lion on the Path): Hugh Tracey
Item presenter (What's New for Dolls): Peggy Franks
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Guilty of Old Age

An elderly police officer bears a grudge against all young people, but realises just in time that old people can be difficult too.

Last shown in March 1961.


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

: Sir Stephen King-Hall

looks at what goes on in the world around us.


Presenter: Sir Stephen King-Hall

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: The Salmon Are Running

and, with ancient knowledge and modern wiles, the anglers scheme to lure them from the safe depths of the Junction Pool.
Bernard Venables introduces this outside broadcast from the banks of the River Clwyd in North Wales.


Presenter: Bernard Venables
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: Wells Fargo: Kinfolks

The exciting adventures of the Western Stagecoach Service.
Starring Dale Robertson

When Jim Hardie arrests Len Lassiter for shooting the Marshal, he finds the whole town ranged against him. This is not very surprising since most of the townsfolk are members of the Lassiter family.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Including tonight:
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh talks to Richard Dimbleby about Commonwealth Technical Training Week, which was inaugurated by the Duke at Guildhall this morning.

Panorama is introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from its regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.
See page 21


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Interviewee: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Edited and produced by: Paul Fox
Assistant Editor: David Wheeler
Associate Producer: Don Haworth
Associate Producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown

: International Football

Austria v. England
Highlights from the third match of England's European tour.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit

European Cup Winners Cup Competition: Fiorentina (Italy) v. Rangers (Scotland)
George Davidson with a film report on the second leg of the final which will decide the winners of the European Cup Winners Cup Competition.


Commentary (Austria v. England): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Reporter (European Cup Winners Cup Competition): George Davidson
Presented by: Ronnie Noble

: The News

: The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson
Starring Alan Dobie, Patsy Rowlands, John Warner

Face and his confederates, Subtle and Doll Common, get up to every trick, squeezing money out of the gullible and the greedy. These lead to outrageous complications which resolve only as the play ends.
From the Midlands
See page 21


Author: Ben Jonson
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Charles Carroll
Face, the Housekeeper: Alan Dobie
Subtle, the Alchemist: John Warner
Doll Common, their Colleague: Patsy Rowlands
Lovewit, Master of the House: William Mervyn
Dapper, a Lawyer's Clerk: Edward Petherbridge
Abel Drugger, A Tobacco Man: Terry Scully
Sir Epicure Mammon, a Knight: Thomas Gallagher
Pertinax Surly, a Gamester: Jerome Willis
Ananias, a Deacon: David William
Tribulation Wholesome, a Pastor: Peter Duguid
Kastril, the Angry Boy: Tony Garnett
Dame Pliant, his Sister, a Widow: Topsy Jane
Neighbours, Officers: Colin Campbell
Neighbours, Officers: Mary Chester
Neighbours, Officers: Roger Croucher
Neighbours, Officers: Murray Gilmore
Neighbours, Officers: Timothy Harley
Neighbours, Officers: Loelia Kidd
Neighbours, Officers: Henry Manning
Neighbours, Officers: Monica Stewart
Neighbours, Officers: Isobel Swan

: Celebrity Recital

Janos Starker and Gyorgy Sebok play Brahms's Sonata for cello and piano in E minor, Op. 38.


Cellist: Janos Starker
Pianist: Gyorgy Sebok
Presented by: Charles Beardsall

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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