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: Natural History: Man and Nature: 8: Romney Marsh

BBC film for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Science and Life: Man in Space

for Schools
First shown on Wednesday
(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
First shown on June 6, 1961

: Cricket: The Second Test

See panel and page 42

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd a phobl Ymeld a lleoedd
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)

: Lunchtime News

: Spotlight

A topical programme for older children.
BBC programme for Schools


Producer: Colin Nears

: Cricket: The Second Test

See panel

: The Lenny the Lion Show

Presenting Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Norman Vaughan, Dany Clare, John Caesar, Jerramy the Giraffe.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Hostess: Dany Clare
Performer: John Caesar
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Frank Roscoe
Designer: Susan Spence
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Pen Pals

A film from Vienna.
In a letter to a pen pal in England, Monica, an Austrian girl, describes her native city.
Spoken by Sarah O'Connor.


Directed and photographed by: Charles de Jaeger
Narrator: Sarah O'Connor
Presented by: Keith Latham

: Cricket: England v. Australia - The Second Test

See panel on facing page

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Bob Harvey

entertains with songs at the piano.


Singer/pianist: Bob Harvey
Presented by: Travers Thorneloe

: The Best of Bilko: Bilko's Double Life

A selection from the film series The Phil Silvers Show starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko's creditors become so pressing he has to beat a hasty retreat from Fort Baxter. His departure coincides with the arrival of a millionaire seeking a rest-cure. Unfortunately for the millionaire, he happens to be Bilko's double.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: 2: The Combat Deepens

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.
The invasion of Poland is followed by the 'phoney war' at home. The Royal Oak is sunk but the Navy's successes with the Graf Spee and the taking of the Altmark restore confidence and strengthen British prestige.
Holland and Belgium are invaded and Churchill is called upon to form a Government.
Last shown on February 18, 1961


Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical Score: Richard Rodgers

: Meet Mr. Holloway

Starring Stanley Holloway in a sequence of songs and stories.
with The George Mitchell Singers, George Myddleton (piano), Roland Harker (banjo), Harry Minting (concertina) and Reginald Green, Anne Windsor.
See page 43


Singer/storyteller: Stanley Holloway
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Pianist: George Myddleton
Banjoist: Roland Harker
Concertina: Harry Minting
Performer: Reginald Green
Performer: Anne Windsor
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
[Orchestra] directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Staged by: Tommy Linden
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Attorney-General

by Philip Grenville Mann.
Starring John Clements with Andre van Gyseghem, Olive McFarland


Writer: Philip Grenville Mann
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Sergeant Lane: Anthony Bate
Sergeant Constantine: Norman Mitchell
Lieut Ned Louden: James Sharkey
Captain Alcot: Richard Vernon
James Newton: Danvers Walker
Frank Taylor: Leonard Cracknell
Jacko: Sonny Pillay
The Sentry: John Wilding
Bessie Constantine: Olive McFarland
Nathaniel Carlton: Andre van Gyseghem
Robert MacDonald: Ronald Adam
John Sanders: Christopher Hodge
Thomas Morland: John Clements
Joshua Beer: Robert Cawdron
Martha Salisbury: Carole Ann Ford
Jack Salisbury: Anthony Valentine
A gaoler: Van Boolen
Mr White: Michael Rose
The Judge: Julian D'Albie
Foreman of the Jury: Howard Douglas

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

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