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: 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
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: 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 10.45)


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

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on May 4
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: The Wallflower

In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes some interesting features of one of our most popular and colourful garden plants.
for Schools
First shown on May 29
(to 11.55)


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

: 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 Kariba Dam

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Three Wishes

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
When a poor old peasant saves the life of the Wishing Fairy she grants him three wishes. What will he ask for?
Last shown in April 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: The Lone Ranger: Pitfall

Four deputy sheriffs have disappeared. The Lone Ranger sets out to discover why, falls into the same trap, and has a narrow escape.
Last shown in November 1960


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: Portrait Group
The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. Alexandra Road, Swansea


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Keith Latham

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: 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: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Antony Jay
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

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

with Guest artist, John Wakefield


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Tenor/guest artist: John Wakefield
Production: Stewart Morris

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
and featuring Annie Leake, Edwin Richfield, Bernard Hunter, Michael Peake and the voices of Andrew Faulds, John Bluthal, Honor Shepherd, Geoffrey Matthews, Geoffrey Lewis


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Neighbour: Annie Leake
Policeman: Edwin Richfield
Policeman: Bernard Hunter
Neighbour: Michael Peake
[Voice]: Andrew Faulds
[Voice]: John Bluthal
[Voice]: Honor Shepherd
[Voice]: Geoffrey Matthews
[Voice]: Geoffrey Lewis

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar

with David Attenborough
Fish that walk on land, giant chameleons that eat fledgeling birds, and the coelacanth fish that scientists thought had been extinct for over fifty million years are among creatures that David Attenborough encounters in this second programme of his new series.


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

: Royal Tournament

Excerpts from the first half of this spectacular event recorded direct from the arena, Earls Court, London.
An airborne assault - a display by the Parachute Regiment
Cutlass and hornpipe display by the Royal Navy
The Musical Drive by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery
A commando raid and cliff assault by the Royal Marines
Physical training display by The Royal Air Force
In the Bandstand: Musicians of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment
A Television outside broadcast
See pages 54 and 55


Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Amateur Boxing: European Championships of 1961

Direct from Yugoslavia
Selected semi-final contests recorded earlier this evening from the European Championships in the Fair Stadium, Belgrade.
Presented by the Yugoslav Television Service


Commentator: Simon Smith

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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