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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
James Urquhart tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: James Urquhart
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: 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 June 13
(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 Ueoedd 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

: Pinky and Perky's Pop Parade

Presented by Jan and Vlasta Dalibor.
Introduced from Station P.O.P. by Roger Moffat.
Last shown in April, 1960


Puppeteer: Jan Dalibor
Puppeteer: Vlasta Dalibor
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Visual sequences and script: Margaret Potter
Record selection: Marcel Stellman
Designer: Paul Bernard
Production: Trevor Hill

: Court of Mystery: 4: The Ship That Vanished

A closer look into some true happenings which have never been solved.

Many ships have vanished, but none so mysteriously as the S.S. Waratah in 1909. Her disappearance was absolute. What happened to this brand new liner, her passengers and the crew, is one of the great unsolved mysteries of the sea.


Script: John Wiles
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Tony Arnold
President of the Court: Valentine Dyall
First Member: Roy Purcell
Second Member: Nigel Arkwright
The Barman: Robin Ford
Mr Ebsworth: Ian Ainsley
Mr Lund: Claude Jones
Captain Ilberry: Ronald Ibbs
Mr Sawyer: Stuart Hutchinson
The Agent: Gordon Richardson
Master of the Clan Maclntyre: John Dawson
Admiral Davis: John Miller
The Designer: Allan Maxwell

: 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: Hillbilly Whiz

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

A young backwoodsman turns out to be a baseball wizard. Bilko thinks he's really in the money at last, but someone else is on the ball and Bilko doesn't even make first base.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 3: Dunkirk

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.

The British Expeditionary Force is left with no escape but the sea. The 'mosquito Armada' evacuates more than 300,000 British and Allied troops. Churchill defies the enemy and fortifies the people of Britain with some of his most famous speeches.
Last shown on February 25, 1961


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

: On the Boundary

by David Turner.
With Frank Windsor, Joanna Dunham, Carmel McSharry and Sam Kydd

Tom Wrentham and his family have moved from the centre of Birmingham. Now they are on the boundary, not only between town and country, but between an old way of life and a new.
See page 43


Writer: David Turner
Producer: Don Taylor
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Tom Wrentham: Frank Windsor
Peggy Wrentham: Joanna Dunham
Edna Wrentham: Carmel McSharry
Billy Wrentham: Barry Jackson
Gladys Mills: Denise Coffey
Charlie Williams: Sam Kydd
Mrs Hackitt: Nan Marriott-Watson
Nigel Thornton: Alan Rowe

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
with Nicolai Gedda, Dorit Hanak, Eric Friedman, Violette Verdy, Lucette Aldous, Kenneth Bannerman with the Ballet Rambert.
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader, Max Salpeter
Dorit Hanak appears by arrangement with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Co., Ltd; Violette Verdy, by arrangement with the New York City Ballet


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Singer: Dorit Hanak
Violinist: Eric Friedman
Dancer: Violette Verdy
Dancer: Lucette Aldous
Dancers: Kenneth Bannerman with the Ballet Rambert
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Max Salpeter
Associate conductor: Marcus Dods
Designer: Stanley Dorfman

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Associate producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: John Grist

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