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: Signpost

A visit to the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park.
In the studio: Ursula Moreton, Keith Martin, Avril Bergengren.
for Schools
First shown on Tuesday
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Ursula Moreton
Presenter: Keith Martin
Presenter: Avril Bergengren

: 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, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Spotlight

for Schools
First shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: Discovering Science: The Newt

Newts spend most of their lives on land, but return to water each spring in order to breed. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff describes something of their life history.
for Schools
First shown on June 12
(to 11.55)


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

: Cricket

See panel

: 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 William
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: Dounreay

for Schools
First shown on Monday

: Cricket

See panel

: 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: Spanish Gold

Is the legend about Spanish treasure buried beneath the prison true? Tonto becomes a prisoner in order to find out, and the Lone Ranger helps him to foil the crooks who are after the gold.
Last shown in December 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: Fun in the sun
The Sketch Club Exhibition opens tomorrow at Sunderland Art Gallery


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Keith Latham

: Cricket

See panel

: 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: Colonel Breaks Par

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

With just a little help from Sam Snead, Bilko gives Colonel Hall some unorthodox golf lessons...


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Sam Snead

: Headline News

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

Guest artist, Nowakowski
See page 51


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Bass: [Marian] Nowakowski
Production: Stewart Morris

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
and featuring Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd, June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, James Ottaway, Peggy Ann Clifford, Ann Marryott, Jean Marlow
See page 51


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music composed and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock: Tony Hancock
Doctor MacTavish: Patrick Cargill
Donor: Hugh Lloyd
Nurse: June Whitfield
Donor: Frank Thornton
2nd Doctor: James Ottaway
2nd Patient: Peggy Ann Clifford
2nd Nurse: Ann Marryott
3rd Nurse: Jean Marlow

Blog posts that mention this programme:

On Your Own - One-person dramas 26 July 2019
Alan Simpson 8 February 2017
The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar

with David Attenborough

David Attenborough continues his search for the rare animals of Madagascar and finds ant lions, giant moths, mud wasps and several kinds of lemur, some of which he brings to the studio.


Presenter/producer: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Film editor: Robert Walter
Studio presentation: Brian Branston

: Magnolia Street: Episode 2

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

Jessie Wright's son causes a sensation, and Mr. Emmanuel is overjoyed.


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. Daniel
Benny Edelman: Peter Bowles
Mrs Edelman: Marie Burke
Mrs Billig: Mona Lilian
Mrs Poyser: Marianne Walla
Miss Tregunter: Totti Truman Taylor
Mr Emmanuel: Carl Jaffe
Johnny Hummel: Howard Goorney
Ada Berman: Heathen Russell
Rose Berman: Susan Maryott
Mrs Berman: Lilly Kann
Tommy Wright: David Jones
Jessie Wright: Patricia Haines
Mary Cooper: Joyce Marlow
Bella Winberg: Clarissa Stolz
Maid: Amy Mitchell
Eric Winberg: Edwin Apps
Mr Billig: Meier Tzelniker
Leah Winter: Diana Coupland
Mrs Derricks: Madge Brindley
Wilfred Derricks: Ian Whittaker
George Derricks: James Mellor
John Cooper: Edward Woodward
Steve Tawnie: Leonard Williams
Rabbi Shulman: Michael Pools

: The Burns and Allen Show: Hypnotising Gracie

Starring George Burns, Gracie Allen

A hypnotist boasts that he can make Gracie a brilliant woman and, despite George's inner misgivings, proves that he can.
See page 51


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Sahara

Primitive tribes-oil wells - prehistoric cave paintings-remote and ancient cities. These are just some of the subjects that make up this Portrait of a Desert.
BBC film


Script and commentary: Edward Ward
Editor: Ken Cooper
Produced and photographed by: Charles Lagus

: News Extra

A review of film and fact about matters of interest and importance in the world news of the week.

10.45-11.0 Flashback on the local news
11.0-11.10 Reflections in Song: Susan Longfield (soprano)


Editor (News Extra): Bill Northwood
Soprano (Reflections in Song): Susan Longfield

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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