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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 7: The Battle of Hastings

A visit to Battle Abbey in Sussex, and some scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry.
BBC film for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter/Producer: 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: 4: Marriage: Too Young?

for Schools
First shown on Monday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Benjamin the Calf: 3: Benjamin goes to Africa

The story of a long journey.
His air journey from London to Kenya runs through Malta, Benghazi, Wadi Haifa, and Khartoum, to Nairobi. Benjamin's new home is at Oloboni Farm, Nakuru.
Commentary read by Peter Swanwick.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.55)


Narrator: Peter Swanwick
Film cameraman: Michael A. Shepherd
Sound recordist: Maurice Everett
Film editor: John Priestly
Script: Eric Crozier
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: Cricket: England v. Australia: First Test Match

The last day's play at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
TV presentation: Philip Lewis
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld & lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau ymg nghwmni
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)

: Lunchtime News

: Royal Ascot

See panel at top of page and pages 26 and 27

: Film and Film Makers: 7: The Director's Eye

The Director uses the film camera to look at life from his own point of view. Today's programme shows how different directors approach a subject.
Introduced by Stanley Reed of the British Film Institute.
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Stanley Reed
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Newington

: The Frog Prince

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
A Princess loses her golden ball down a well and it is rescued for her by a most unusual frog.
Last shown in May 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: Rubovia: Spray Fever

A legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Company
BBC film, last shown on August 9


Writer/director: 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

: The News

6.7 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: Car safety straps and fittings; Window boxes, and plant troughs


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 Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
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

: The Perry Como Music Hall

Starring Perry Como
The last programme in the current series which also features Peter Gennaro and the Dancers, Ray Charles and the Singers, Mitchell Ayres and the Orchestra and Frank Gallop.
Written by Goodman Ace with Selma Diamond, Jay Burton, Frank Peppiatt, John Aylesworth.
NBC recording


Singer/presenter: Perry Como
Dancers: Peter Gennaro and the Dancers
Singers: Ray Charles and the Singers
Musicians: Mitchell Ayres and the Orchestra
Performer: Frank Gallop
Orchestrations: Jack Andrews
Orchestrations: Joe Lipman
Dance music arranged by: Peter Matz
Vocal arrangements/Special material: Ray Charles
Writer: Goodman Ace
Writer: Selma Diamond
Writer: Jay Burton
Writer: Frank Peppiatt
Writer: John Aylesworth
Designer: Gary Smith
Associate producer: Henry Howard
Director: Dwight Hemion
Producer: Nick Vanoff
Presented for BBC Television by: Yvonne Littlewood
Film Editor: Richard Barclay

: Spy-Catcher: 7: Logic and Lives

The last of 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.
Olive Stephens, Patrick Bowles, Roger Herbert-Smith
v. 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: Olive Stephens
Panellist: Patrick Bowles
Panellist: Roger Herbert-Smith
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

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Robert Robinson.
A programme about the latest films, the stars who appear in them, and the people who make them.
In this edition:
Scenes from:
The Secret Ways starring Richard Widmark and an interview with Richard Widmark
The Absent-Minded Professor with Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Ed Wynn and Tommy Kirk
Parrish starring Troy Donahue, Claudette Colbert and Karl Malden
One-Eyed Jacks starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden
Robert Robinson talks to Karl Malden.
Films by courtesy of Universal-International, Disney, M-G-M, Warner Pathe, and Paramount


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Richard Widmark
Interviewee: Karl Malden
Producer: Christopher Doll

: 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 the wilds of 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 special two-part study, of the American prisoner of war.
Introduced by Walter Cronkite.
A CBS Twentieth Century programme


Presenter: Walter Cronkite
Producer: Burton Benjamin

: Prysur Bwyso

A Public Enquiry: a Welsh discussion about modern poets.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.22)

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