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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 6: The Northumbrian Coast

A journey from the Island of Lindisfarne down the mainland coast to Beadnell.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Your World: 3: At Home

Discussion programme.
for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 2: At the Airport

The Story of a Long Journey
Benjamin is cared for at the R.S.P.C.A. Hostel while the freight plane comes from Southend Airport to London. We shall see how to get from Brookmans Park to Hounslow - by air.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Film cameraman: Michael A. Shepherd
Film editor: John Priestley
Script: Eric Crozier
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a Ileoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR Rees Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


Unknown: Nan Davies
Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam

: Lunchtime News

: Film and Film Makers: 6: The Director

The last five programmes have shown the contributions made by some of the team of artists and technicians who help to make a film. Today Karel Reisz will explain the role of the director as leader of the team.
Introduced by Stanley Reed of the British Film Institute.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 14.30)


Guest: Karel Reisz
Presenter: Stanley Reed
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Newington

: Domestic Forum

Viewers' questions answered by Rosemary McRobert, Frances Perry, Barry Bucknell, Roger Diplock.
Planning Your Garden: 2: The small town garden
In the chair, Max Robertson
(to 15.30)


Panellist: Rosemary McRobert
Panellist: Frances Perry
Panellist: Barry Bucknell
Panellist: Roger Diplock
Chairman: Max Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead

: Rubovia: Zaza Knows All

Another legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Company
BBC film
First shown on May 24, 1960


Writer/director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Violet Lamb
Music: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Country Close-Up: June edition

Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts.
This month's edition includes:
Spotters' Notebook; Can you guess? and film of: The Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway and Railways of London Transport
This month's guest: T. E. Jones
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
From the Midlands


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Guest: T. E. Jones
Presenter: Peter Cranmer
Editor: Shirley Franklin

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Do It Yourself

Barry Bucknell's Television Guide
A programme for practical people.
This week: A built-in refrigerated cupboard


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singers: The Harvesters
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
with Brenda Lee, Cliff Arquette, The Peter Gennaro Dancers, The Ray Charles Singers, The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra.
NBC recording


Singer/Presenter: Perry Como
Singer: Brenda Lee
Comedian: Cliff Arquette
Dancers: The Peter Gennaro Dancers
Singers: The Ray Charles Singers
Musicians: The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Orchestrations: Peter Matz
Vocal arrangements/Special material: Ray Charles
Script: Goodman Ace
Script: Selma Diamond
Script: Jay Burton
Script: Frank Peppiatt
Script: John Aylesworth
Director: Dwight Hemion
Producer: Nick Vanoff
Presented for BBC Television by: Yvonne Littlewood
Film Editor: Richard Barclay

: Spy-Catcher: 6: Traitor in the Forest

A series of true stories of the search for spies in wartime, based on the experiences of Lt.-Col. Oreste Pinto.
With Bernard Archard as Colonel Pinto.
From the Midlands


Script: Robert Barr
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Terence Cook
Colonel Pinto: Bernard Archard

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
Reginald Webster, Elizabeth Main, Arthur Maddocks
Ethel Turner, Terence Bond, Thomas Dodd
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Robin Richmond at the organ
Viewer Quiz
'Who? What? Where?' photographs from Radio Times Hulton Picture Library


Panellist: Reginald Webster
Panellist: Elizabeth Main
Panellist: Arthur Maddocks
Panellist: Ethel Turner
Panellist: Terence Bond
Panellist: Thomas Dodd
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: European Boxing Championships

From Yugoslavia
Simon Smith at the ringside reports on the British boxers in their early rounds of the Championships.
See page 29


Commentator: Simon Smith
Film Cameraman: Alan Prentice
Sound Recordist: Fred Clark
Film Editor: Dennis Edwards
Director: A.P. Wilkinson

: P.O.W.: 2: The Road to Resistance

The intriguing story of a school for survival devised by the United States Air Force. At a base in Nevada American fliers are trained to evade capture if shot down, to escape if taken prisoner, and to resist 'coercive persuasion' while in enemy hands. The second half of a two-part study of the American prisoner of war.
Introduced by Walter Cronkite.
A CBS '20th Century' programme
See page 29


Presenter: Walter Cronkite
Producer: Burton Benjamin

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

: Prysur Bwyso

'Public Enquiry': a discussion about the Welsh Sunday.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.17)

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