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: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 1

The Story of a Long Journey
Benjamin, a young Jersey calf, is bought by an agent from a Suffolk farm to be sent by air to Kenya.
BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: Growth and Movement

Energy which originally came from the sun is used by living things for growth and movement. With help from a microscope and special cameras, Gerd Sommerhoff shows that the mechanisms involved in growth and movement are common to all kinds of life.
for Schools
First shown on May 15, 1961
(to 11.55)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Lunchtime News

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

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Interval

: 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
(to 14.45)


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

: Bengo

The Adventures of a Boxer Puppy.
Drawn by Tim and Told by Sylvia Peters.


Artist: Tim (William Timym)
Narrator: Sylvia Peters

: The Lone Ranger: Rustler's Hide-out

The townsfolk will not accept Fred as one of themselves because he has been in prison for forgery. How can he prove his honesty and start a new life? The Lone Ranger and Tonto find a way.
Last shown in November 1960


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Sport on the Spot: Tennis

Introduced by David Coleman.
Today: Tennis
Dan Maskell with the help of four up-and-coming young players, demonstrates how to improve your tennis.


Presenter: David Coleman
Tennis player: Dan Maskell
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with John Basford Head Gardener, Brodick Castle Isle of Arran.
Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse and plants; from a great National Trust garden in Scotland.
including Primulas-azaleas Shrub roses and New Zealand daisy bushes
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: John Basford
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


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

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

with Guest Artists, Edward Dowling, Ursula Connors


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Guest artist: Edward Dowling
Soprano/guest artist: Ursula Connors
Production: Stewart Morris

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
See page 54


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar: 1

with David Attenborough
Was the gigantic bird, the rukh, which carried off Sinbad the sailor, a creature of myth? David Attenborough begins his search for the strange animals and birds of Madagascar.
See page 55


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Studio Presentation: Brian Branston

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Holland

Outside broadcast cameras cover some of the key races of tonight's International Gala at the Wales Empire Pool.
Direct from Cardiff
See facing page


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented by: Selwyn Roderick

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Accident

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The News

: Lifeline: Epilepsy - The Sacred Disease

Epilepsy is an electrical storm in the brain. Caesar, Alexander the Great, Dostoevsky, Peter the Great, de Maupassant, Pascal, Swinburne, Van Gogh, Paganini, and Byron were all subject to seizures. In early history epileptic attacks were regarded as bodily possession by gods and demons.
Tonight the consultant psychiatrist examines the Sacred Disease which to this day carries stigmas and fears which are quite undeserved.


Presenter: The consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

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

10.35-11.0 The Hopeful Teens: A postscript to Commonwealth Technical Training Week.


Editor (News Extra): Bill Northwood

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