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: 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

: Discovering Science: The House Mouse

In spite of their name, house mice are found in much greater numbers in corn stacks and food stores than in houses. Today Gerd Sommerhoff describes their lives and shows something of the damage they do.
for Schools
First shown on June 19
(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 lleoedd
Ymdrin a phynciau yng nghwmnl
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

: 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: Outlaws' Plains

Several herds of cattle have disappeared. Have they been stolen, or has the drought made them wander in search of water? The Lone Ranger plays a trick with the acting sheriff and solves the mystery.
Last shown in December 1960


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Let's Go Sailing

A film about two teenagers who are taught the rights and wrongs of learning-how to sail small craft.
See page 50

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from the South

: The Weather

: Wimbledon Tennis: Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from Wimbledon.

: The Best of Bilko: Platoon in the Movies

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

Bilko's platoon is cast for a training film on the care and maintenance of the spark plug. He takes over the production and it becomes a motor pool musical.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

with Guest artist, William McAlpine


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Tenor: William McAlpine
Production: Stewart Morris

: Hancock

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Tony Hancock
and featuring June Whitfield, Myrtle Reed, Gwenda Ewen


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
Veronica Stillwell: June Whitfield
Olive Hobbs: Myrtle Reed
Pamela Ffortescue-Ffrench: Gwenda Ewen

: Zoo Quest to Madagascar

with David Attenborough
In this last programme of his series, David Attenborough searches for one of the rarest animals of Madagascar, the indris-the largest of all the lemurs and the creature that some believe to be the origin of the legend of the dog-headed man.
See page 50


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

: Magnolia Street: Episode 3

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

Mr Emmanuel has an inspiration, but Benny Edelman has other ideas.
See page 51


Author: Louis Golding
Dramatised by: Allan Prior
Script associate: Michael Dines
Music: Tommy Reilly
Music: Maurice Arnold
Design: Richard Henry
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Benny Edelman: Peter Bowles
Steve Tawnie: Leonard Williams
George Derricks: James Mellor
Mrs Derricks: Madge Brindley
Mr Emmanuel: Carl Jaffe
Jessie Wright: Patricia Haines
Mrs Poyser: Marianne Walla
Mrs Billig: Mona Lilian
Mrs Edelman: Marie Burke
Maggie Tawnie: Vanda Godsell
Wilfred Derricks: Ian Whittaker
Leah Winter: Diana Coupland
Mr Billig: Meier Tzelniker
Reb Berel: Paul Hardtmuth
Mrs Berman: Lilly Kann
Rose Berman: Susan Maryott
Bella Winberg: Clarissa Stolz
John Cooper: Edward Woodward
Miss Tregunter: Totti Truman Taylor

: The Burns and Allen Show: Gracie is Brilliant

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen

Thanks to hypnotism, Gracie becomes a mental giant.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Lifeline: Schizophrenia in Children

Schizophrenia, which is one of the most common kinds of severe mental illness in adults, occasionally starts in early childhood. When this happens the parents find great difficulty in communicating with the child, who seems cut off from them.
Tonight, the Consultant Psychiatrist and a specialist in child psychiatry examine the special problems presented by the autistic child and discuss them with a parent.


Presenter: The Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Guest: A specialist in child psychiatry [name uncredited]
Guest: A parent [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Extra

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

10.45-10.55 Flashback
People and events in the local news.
10.55-11.10 Another Treasure of the South: Stonehenge


Editor (News Extra): Bill Northwood

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