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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

BBC film
(to 10.45)

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 12.25)

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Second Test Match

A visit to Lord's Cricket Ground on the last day of the match.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
TV presentation: Philip Daly
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Wimbledon 1961: Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast units bring you the second day's play featuring The First Round of the Ladies' Singles direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.


Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by: Dan Maskell
Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by: Peter West
Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by: David Coleman
Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by: Jack Kramer
Television presentation: John Vernon
Television presentation: Innes Lord
Executive producer: Bryan Cowgill

: Lunchtime News

: Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury

See panel and page 26

: Cricket and Wimbledon

Cricket: England v. Australia: Second Test Match
Further visits to Lord's.

Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

: The Magic Horse

A silhouette film made by Lotte Reiniger.
A magician arrives at the King's Court with a strange horse that can fly. The young prince is anxious to ride the horse but does not realise into what adventures it will lead him.
Last shown in May, 1960


Animator: Lotte Reiniger

: Rubovia: Chickweed Wine

Another legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Company
BBC film
Last shown in September, 1960


Writer/director/puppets: Gordon Murray
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Violet Lamb
Music: Patrick Harvey
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from Wimbledon.

: The Best of Bilko: Bilko presents Bing Crosby

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

Bilko must find a star attraction for his dance. He chooses as his guest artist 'the singing discovery of the year'.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Bing Crosby

: Headline News

: City in Flames

A film drama.
Starring Anne Jeffreys and Jeff Morrow with Lurene Tuttle

When brotherly love and duty conflict with political ambition and affairs of the heart, the consequences can be far-reaching, and in this case cause the destruction of an entire city.
See page 27


Director: Samuel Marx
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Belle: Anne Jeffreys
Liam O'Leary: Jeff Morrow
Molly O'Leary: Lurene Tuttle

: Walk a Crooked Mile: Episode 2

A thriller serial in six episodes by Lindsay Hardy.
Starring Raymond Huntley, Anthony Newlands with Philip Bond, Heather Chasen, Peter Madden and Doreen Aris

Film idol Gordon Cheviot has been followed by an enquiry agent named Boone, presumably employed by Arnold Hedges, the accountant to Adrian Charles's film company. Cheviot calls on Arnold Hedges, who has just received a beating over an unpaid gambling debt. Hedges insists that he has never even heard of Boone. The following morning Hedges' daily help finds evidence of murder.


Writer: Lindsay Hardy
Producer: David E. Rose
Music composed by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Mrs Gully: Dandy Nichols
Det Superintendent Faulkner: Peter Madden
Det Sergeant Badger: John Nettleton
Finger-print man: David Lyn
Det Constable Chalmers: David Cash
Gordon Cheviot: Anthony Newlands
Arthur Boone: Patrick Newell
Marie: Joan Peart
Fergus Ryder: Philip Bond
Gillian: Doreen Aris
Adrian Charles: Raymond Huntley
Angela Charles: Heather Chasen
Mike: Brian Jackson
Bruno: Peter Thomas
Georgie: Victor Baring
Janet Hedges: Eva Stuart
Arnold Hedges: Geoffrey Chater

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest.
Olive Stephens, Patrick Bowles, Roger Herbert-Smith
Reginald Webster, Elizabeth Main, Arthur Maddocks
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: Reginald Webster
Panellist: Elizabeth Main
Panellist: Arthur Maddocks
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Organist: Robin Richmond
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Picture Parade

A programme about the latest films, the stairs who appear in them, and the people who make them.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.
In this last edition of the present series:
Scenes from:
The Hoodlum Priest starring Don Murray
Father Joseph Christie talks to Don Murray and Walter Wood the film's co-producers Greyfriars Bobby with Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith and Bobby the dog
Nature's Strangest Creatures
A Walt Disney Nature Study.
Jayne Mansfield takes Robert Robinson on a tour of her Hollywood home.
Previously shown on Picture Parade in November, 1960
Films by courtesy of United Artists and Disney


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewer: Father Joseph Christie
Interviewee: Don Murray
Interviewee: Walter Wood
Interviewee: Jayne Mansfield
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury

An edited recording of this afternoon's ceremony at Canterbury.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Antony Craxton
Editor: John Vernon

: Dwyn Mae Cof

A Welsh programme of reminiscences by Llwyd o'r Bryn.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.27)


Presenter: Llwyd o'r Bryn

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