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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: 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 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)

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match

The start of the first day's play at Headingley, Leeds.


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Jack Fingleton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Executive producer: Antony Craxton

: Wimbledon 1961: Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast units bring you the tenth day's play featuring The Semi-Finals of the Ladies' 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

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

and Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match
at Headingley.

: The Lone Ranger: An Eye for an Eye

How to save their leader from hanging is the gang's problem, and holding the Governor's daughter as hostage seems a good plan, until the Lone Ranger arrives.
Last shown in December, 1960

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prizewinners.
Picture Gallery: 'Inn Signs'
The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at Sunderland Art Gallery


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Keith Latham

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

and Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match
Further visits to Headingley.

: 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 Ladies' Singles by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Jack Kramer

: The Best of Bilko: Singing Contest

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

Weather conditions in the camp are arctic and the prospect of a singing contest in sunny Florida is too good to be missed. Bilko, therefore, decides to turn his long-suffering platoon into nightingales.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Headline News

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 3: The French Agony

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's Memoirs of World War II.
Unable to withstand the overwhelming Nazi onslaught and threatened by Italy's declaration of war, France capitulates. To prevent the use of the French fleet against Britain, Churchill reluctantly orders its destruction.
(Last shown on March 4, 1961)


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

: The Eggheads

A light-hearted look at student life.
Featuring Peter Reeves, Bryan Blackburn, Robert Jackson, Vivien Grant
with John Blythe, Terry Norris, Amanda Grinling, Hilary Tindall, Jane Meredith.


Script: Richard Waring
Incidental Music: Cyril Ornadel
Settings: Archie Clark
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: David Croft
Peter: Peter Reeves
Bryan: Bryan Blackburn
Bob: Robert Jackson
Vivien: Vivien Grant
[Actor]: John Blythe
[Actor]: Terry Norris
[Actress]: Amanda Grinling
[Actress]: Hilary Tindall
[Actress]: Jane Meredith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: You Have Been Watching... Are You Being Served? 28 August 2016

: Design for Murder

by Alex Atkinson.
Starring John Welsh, Alan Wheatley, Kathleen Byron and Charles Gray

BBC recording
From the West

A dark, empty theatre; bitter tensions amongst a new cast; an anonymous note ... these are ingredients which can add up to-murder.
See pages 46 and 47


Writer: Alex Atkinson
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
[Music] played by: Michael Watson
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Detective Inspector Hughes: John Welsh
Elizabeth Carr: Kathleen Byron
Tony Wallace: John Cater
Philip Benson: Alan Wheatley
Milly Egerton: Constance Chapman
Rex Berkely: Charles Gray
Delia Mitchell: Sydonie Platt
John Wade: John Abineri
Detective Sergeant Appleby: Anthony Woodruff

: A Song for Everyone

Starring Kenneth McKellar
with Lucille Graham, The Carlyn Singers, Denis Woolford
and the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Jack Nugent
Conductor, Jack Leon
From Scotland
See page 47


Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Soprano: Lucille Graham
Singers: The Carlyn Singers
Pianist: Denis Woolford
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: 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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