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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

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

for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.30)

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

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: 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
Rhatflen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES, IFOR REES, JACK WILLIAMS
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)


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

: Lunchtime News

: Science and Life: Into Space

A series of programmes illustrating the history of science and technology.
Introduced by Tony Parsons.
BBC programme for Schools
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Tony Parsons
Film editor: Teddy Ireland
Producer: John Braybon

: Royal Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras cover three of this afternoon's principal races.

3.5 Queen Mary Stakes for two-year-old fillies over five furlongs

3.45 Royal Hunt Cup A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over the Royal Hunt Cup Course of one mile

4.20 Coronation Stakes for three-year-old fillies over the Old Mile
(to 16.25)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'Somewhere in the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver who also tells this week's story.
His visitors are:
Just Joking Apart - Pat Pleasance, Jim Dale
Dance Spot - Sheila O'Neill, Roy Gunson
Other Sports of Other Times - Peter Moss


Presenter/storyteller: Anthony Oliver
[Actress] (Just Joking Apart): Pat Pleasance
[Actor] (Just Joking Apart): Jim Dale
Dancer (Dance Spot): Sheila O'Neill
Dancer (Dance Spot): Roy Gunson
Choreography (Dance Spot): Leo Kharibian
Item presenter (Other Sports of Other Times): Peter Moss
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Men in Space: Earthbound

An imaginary space adventure.

A young and enthusiastic electronics technician stows away in Colonel McCauley's space-ship, with results which almost lead to disaster.
(Last shown in July 1960)

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Victory at Sea: 22: The Fate of Europe

A series of films about Sea Warfare, 1939-45.

The collapse of Hitler's war machine in Europe. The Russian Black Sea fleet is also seen in action off Sebastopol.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television in 1953


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: 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

: Klondike: Bath House Justice

A film series.
Adventure in Yukon Territory during the days of the famous Gold Rush starring Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday.

There are more ways than one of getting into hot water, as Mike Halliday discovers when he turns private investigator and converts Skagway's bath house into a courtroom.


Mike Halliday: Ralph Taeger
Judge: Jerome Cowan

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's programme includes: Racing, Cricket, Cycling, Golf, Motor Cycling


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Moody in Tin Pan Alley Land

Starring Ron Moody
With Vivienne Martin, Richard Caldicot and Tony Sympson, Una Stubbs, Tom Clegg
Also featuring Peter Gilmore and David Kernan
(BBC recording)


Performer/Script, lyrics and music: Ron Moody
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Performer: Richard Caldicot
Performer: Tony Sympson
Performer: Una Stubbs
Performer: Tom Clegg
Performer: Peter Gilmore
Performer: David Kernan
Script associate: John Law
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Associate producer: Alfred Rodrigues
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert

: Eye on Research: Machines of the Future

Trains travelling at 200 m.p.h. without wheels...; Conveyor belts of indefinite length driven without rollers...; Metal plates suspended in space...
These are just a few of the possibilities that may result from the research featured in tonight's programme when outside broadcast cameras visit the Electrical Engineering Department of Manchester University.


Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Script: Gordon Rattray Taylor
Producer: Philip Daly

: Let There Be Music

A programme of music and song for your relaxation introduced by Adele Leigh.
Featuring Peter Martin and the BBC West of England Players
Leader, William Reid
Gordon Boyd, Selena Wylie, Terry Gilbert
From the West


Singer/presenter: Adele Leigh
Musicians: Peter Martin and the BBC West of England Players
Orchestra leader: William Reid
Singer: Gordon Boyd
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer/choreography: Terry Gilbert
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Devised by/Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Grandeur That Was Rome: 1: The Skeleton of An Empire

A second showing of a series of three programmes in which Sir Mortimer Wheeler
considers some of the outstanding features of the Roman Empire.

Stretching from the Atlantic to the Tigris, the Roman Empire was a vast political unit which dominated three continents.
This is the record of a journey from Britain to Africa which traces the legacy of that civilisation.

10.20-10.50 View
The magazine of the South and West of England.


Presenter/narrator: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Film script and production by: Stephen Hearst
Photography: Tony Leggo
Photography: Charles Parnell
Film editing: Ian Callaway

: Viewpoint: We the Violent: 1

A fortnightly programme.
What are the sources of violence, reflected in recent films and novels?
With Roger Manvell, Author and film critic, A psychiatrist, A doctor-magistrate.
Introduced by John Thompson, Editor of Time and Tide.
Sequence from "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning", a British Lion/Bryanston film


Panellist: Roger Manvell
Panellist: A psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A doctor-magistrate [name uncredited]
Presenter: John Thompson
Programme produced by: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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