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: 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.
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 Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: The Bluebottle

This is the time of year when female bluebottles invade our homes to lay their eggs. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff shows something of the remarkable life story of these familiar insects.
for Schools
(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 Meoedd Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmni
Aled Rhys William
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams.
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: Lunchtime News

: New Landmarks: The New Israel

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Royal Ascot

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

3.45 Wokingham Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs.

4.20 Hardwicke Stakes for four-year-olds and upwards entire horses and mares over the Swinley course of one mile and a half

4.55 Queen Alexandra Stakes for four-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles 6 furlongs and 34 yards


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

: 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: Rifles of the Renegades

Some soldiers are attacked by Indians using the newest type of army rifles. How did the Indians get them? With Tonto's help the Lone Ranger lays a trap for the thief.
Last shown in December 1960


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Out of Doors

A monthly look at the countryside.
Ian Mercer introduces

Birds on a Yorkshire Moor with Walter Flesher

Club Room with Leslie Jackman

And a film story about some unusual badgers.

From the West


Presenter: Ian Mercer
Item presenter (Birds on a Yorkshire Moor): Walter Flesher
Item presenter (Club Room): Leslie Jackman
Film editor: Douglas Thomas
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Cliff Lewis from Worcestershire and Ian Forbes from Edinburgh.
Summer work on new and established lawns.
Using a rake, half-moon, and a straight edge; Filling in hollows; Repairing a damaged verge; Edging grass along a path, using a grass hook around trees, and in hedge bottom.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
Guest: Ian Forbes
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: Antony Jay
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 artist, Victoria Elliott


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Soprano/guest artist: Victoria Elliott
Production: Stewart Morris

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
Featuring Colin Gordon, Jack Watling, John Le Mesurier, Hugh Lloyd, Charles Lloyd Pack, Noel Howlett, Diana King, Jose Read.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock: Tony Hancock
The Doctor: Colin Gordon
The Producer: Jack Watling
The Air Marshall: John Le Mesurier
Lift Assistant: Hugh Lloyd
Mr. Humphries: Charles Lloyd Pack
The Vicar: Noel Howlett
Mrs. Humphries: Diana King
The Girl: Jose Read

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar

with David Attenborough
The people of Madagascar worship their ancestors. Some open the tombs each year and entertain the dead with feasting and dancing; some worship on the shores of a sacred lake where they believe their forbears live on in the shape of crocodiles.


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

: Magnolia Street: Episode 1

by Louis Golding.
Dramatised in six episodes by Allan Prior.

The Jews and the Gentiles hear of a scandal, and Magnolia Street is divided even further.


Author: Louis Golding
Dramatised by: Allan Prior
Script associate: Michael Dines
Drawings: Emmanuel Levy
Music: Tommy Reilly
Music: Maurice Arnold
Design: Richard Henry
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Mrs Shulman: Golda Casimir
Mr Emmanuel: Carl Jaffe
Mrs Poyser: Marianne Walla
Mrs Billig: Mona Lilian
Mrs Edelman: Marie Burke
Rose Berman: Susan Maryott
John Cooper: Edward Woodward
Steve Tawnie: Leonard Williams
Miss Tregunter: Totti Truman Taylor
Mary Cooper: Joyce Marlow
Etoid Cooper: Susan Bown
Mrs Berman: Lilly Kann
Ada Berman: Heather Russell
Johnny Hummel: Howard Goorney
Reb Berel: Paul Hardtmuth
Rabbi Shulman: Michael Poole
Mr Billig: Meier Tzelniker
Bill Carter: Harry Walker
Walter Hubbard: Keith Anderson
Maggie Tawnie: Vanda Godsell
Mils Briggs: Honora Burke
Dolly Hubbard: Maureen Dormer
Jessie Wright: Patricia Haines
Wilfred Derricks: Ian Whittaker
Mrs Derricks: Madge Brindley

: The Burns and Allen Show: One Little Fight

Starring George Burns, Gracie Allen.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Lifeline: Alcoholism

Modern society functions in such a way that for some of its citizens the only hope is oblivion in alcohol. Is this urge innate and chemical, or is it the result of intolerable distress?
Tonight, the Consultant Psychiatrist demonstrates how an animal reacts to stress and discusses with a doctor who has made a special study of alcoholics the ways man can come to terms with this strange drug which beckons only to betray.


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Film sequences from the University Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vienna, by: Dr. Norman P. Schenker
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: World of Sport presents: T.T. Special

Introduced by Victor Bernard.
Filmed highlights of the Isle of Man 1961 Tourist Trophy Races, organised by the Auto-Cycle Union.
Murray Walker and George Carr report on the week's events.
Monday: 126 c.c., 250 c.c., and Sidecar events
Wednesday: Junior event, 350 c.c.
Friday: Senior event. 600 c.c.
Filmed by North Regional Film Units
From the North

10.40-10.55 Flashback on the local news
10.55-11.5 Girl with a Guitar: Heather Linson


Presenter: Victor Bernard
Reporter: Murray Walker
Reporter: George Carr
Executive producer: Thurstan Holland
Presented for TV by: Alec Weeks
Guitarist (Girl with a Guitar): Heather Linson

: Late Night News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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