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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Ednych 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)
(to 13.25)

: Wimbledon 1961: Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast units bring you the ninth day's play featuring The Semi-Finals of the Men's Singles 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

: Summerhouse

A seasonal programme from 'Somewhere In the garden'.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver.
His visitors are:

Kenneth Horne in the 'How Not To' Department

A Story to Tell

James Copeland

Dance Spot

Patricia Kirshner and John Auld

Song Spot

John Alldis

The Eric Darby Trio


Presenter: Anthony Oliver
[Actor] ('How Not To' Department): Kenneth Horne
Storyteller (A Story to Tell): James Copeland
Dancer/choreography (Dance Spot): Patricia Kirshner
Dancer (Dance Spot): John Auld
Singer (Song Spot): John Alldis
Musicians: The Eric Darby Trio
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Rosamund Davies

: Men in Space: Quarantine

A series of film stories about imaginary space adventures.

Colonel McCauley has a difficult time on the space station in preserving a state of harmony between two experimental scientists but, in the end, his problem is solved in a very unexpected way.
Last shown in August 1960

: 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, including expert comment on The Semi-Finals of the Men's Singles by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: Victory at Sea: 24: Suicide for Glory

A series of films about Sea Warfare 1939-45.

The conquest of Okinawa in the teeth of Kamikaze suicide aircraft.
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy.
This NBC film series was produced in co-operation with the U.S. Navy and the Admiralty, and was last shown on BBC Television, in 1953


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy

: Headline News

: Klondike: Swing on your Partner

A film series.
Adventure in Yukon Territory during the days of the famous Gold Rush starring
Ralph Taeger as Mike Halliday.

A powerful but simple-minded giant is convinced that Mike Halliday killed his closest friend and swears revenge. It becomes a race against time as Mike has to hide from his pursuer while he tries to find the real murderer.


Mike Halliday: Ralph Taeger
Ira Shallop: George Kennedy

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Lawn Tennis
A special report from Wimbledon on the All England Lawn Tennis Championships of 1961.

The Royal Regatta which begins today at Henley.

Cycling: The Tour de France
A report on the biggest race of the year as it reaches its halfway stage.

Cricket and Motor Cycling


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme editor: Ronnie Noble
Assistant editor: Leslie Kettley
Studio presentation: A P. Wilkinson

: Moody in Musketeerland

Starring Ron Moody
With Vivienne Martin, Richard Caldicot and Tony Sympson, Tom Clegg
Also featuring Peter Gilmore and David Kernan, The George Mitchell Singers


Performer/Script, lyrics and music: Ron Moody
Performer: Vivienne Martin
Performer: Richard Caldicot
Performer: Tony Sympson
Performer: Tom Clegg
Performer: Peter Gilmore
Performer: David Kernan
Dancer: Amanda Barrie
Dancer: Greta Hamby
Dancer: Una Stubbs
Dancer: Bill Owen
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Script associate: John Law
The Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Associate producer: Alfred Rodrigues
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert

: Laramie: The Track of the Jackal

A Western film series starring John Smith, Robert Fuller.

As acting sheriff, Jess is faced with a difficult decision when a ruthless reward-hunter rides into Laramie to capture a man wanted for murder.
See page 39


Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller

: Transatlantic Link

See panel in column 4
Recorded simultaneously on video tape in London and New York
New York facilities by courtesy of NBC Inc., New York

10.10-10.40 View of the South and West


Producer (Transatlantic Link): John Furness

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Charles Davey.


Conductor: The Rev. Charles Davey

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