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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: 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)

: Wimbledon 1961: Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast units bring you the eighth day's play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon with Commentary-News Flashes-Summaries by Dan Maskell, Peter West, David Coleman and Jack Kramer.


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

: Lunchtime News

: Country Close-Up: July Edition: Making Hay if the Sun Shines

Introduced by Ion Trant.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Ion Trant
Presented by: John Davies

: Rubovia: Knight for a Day

Another legend by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film
First shown on January 17, 1961


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

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts.
This month's edition includes:
Spotters' Notebook and film of:
Metre Gauge on the Vivarais
Locomotive Engineers' Exhibition at Marylebone
Great Eastern Modernisation
This month's guest: W.G. Thorpe
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
From the Midlands


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Guest: W.G. Thorpe
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Editor: Shirley Franklin

: 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: Cherokee Ernie

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

Bilko thinks the Cherokee Indians have struck it rich. He soon becomes heap big Injun Chief and, of course, once again the war drums sound along the trail.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: The Tab Hunter Show: One Night in Paris

Further adventures of a Bachelor at Large.
[Starring] Tab Hunter as Paul Morgan
with Richard Erdman, Jerome Cowan and guest star, Luciana Paluzzi

Paul has a very poor opinion of the new French novel 'Adieu Celeste' - a study of the American male. But when he meets the attractive authoress, his judgment of her work undergoes a sudden change.
See page 31


Paul Morgan: Tab Hunter
Richard Fairfield III: Richard Erdman
John Larsen: Jerome Cowan
Lucienne Palette: Luciana Paluzzi

: Walk a Crooked Mile: Episode 3

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

Gordon Cheviot is suspected of the murder of Arnold Hedges, whose body has mysteriously disappeared. Cheviot is starring in a high-budget production for Adrian Charles's film company. In order to protect his investment, Adrian Charles asks Fergus Ryder, an assistant director, to try to find Hedges's killer and sends Cheviot into hiding. Then Fergus Ryder finds Hedges's body-in the boot of Cheviot's car.


Writer: Lindsay Hardy
Producer: David E. Rose
Music composed by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Fergus Ryder: Philip Bond
Police Constable: Arthur Skinner
Garage attendant: Clifford Cox
Gillian: Doreen Aris
Mike: Brian Jackson
Joe Denzel: Peter Illing
Arthur Boone: Patrick Newell
Bruno: Peter Thomas
Georgie: Victor Baring
Adrian Charles: Raymond Huntley
Det Superintendent Faulkner: Peter Madden
Det Sergeant Badger: John Nettleton
Det Constable Chalmers: David Case
Angela Charles: Heather Chasen
Gordon Cheviot: Anthony Newlands
Commander Anthony Gardiner: David Langton

: Macbeth

Starring Orson Welles in his own film production of Shakespeare's tragedy.


Director: Orson Welles
Macbeth: Orson Welles
Lady Macbeth: Jeannette Nolan
Macduff: Dan O'Herlihy
Malcolm: Roddy McDowall
Banquo: Edgar Barrier
A Holy Father: Alan Napier
Duncan: Erskine Sanford

: The News

: The Miracle of Youth

The dramatic history of Sir Christopher Wren the architect of St. Paul's.
The life and work of England's most famous builder is interpreted by the distinguished architect of Coventry Cathedral Sir Basil Spence.
'The Miracle of Youth' was the description given to Christopher Wren by his friend, John Evelyn. Wren began his career, as a professor of astronomy, at the age of twenty-four.
BBC film
See page 31


Presenter: Sir Basil Spence
Photographed by: Ken Higgins
Photographed by: Charles Beddous
Research: Demis Higbee
Film editor: Roy Fry
Directed and produced by: John Read

: Sports News

: Dwyn Mae Cof

A Welsh programme of reminiscences by Cynan.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)

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