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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

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd a phobl
Ymweld a lleocdd 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

A visit to Headingley on the second day of the match.


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 Final of the Men's Singles Championship
direct from the Centre Court at Wimbledon with Commentary-Interviews-Summaries by Dan Maskell, Peter West, David Coleman and Jack Kramer, Wimbledon Champion of 1947.


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

: Lunchtime News

: Wimbledon: Lawn Tennis Championships

The Final of the Men's Singles Championship
and Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match
Visits to Headingley on the second day of the match.

: 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: an expert summing-up of The Men's Singles Final by Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer.


Summariser: Dan Maskell
Summariser: Jack Kramer

: The Best of Bilko: Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan

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

Ed Sullivan is proud of the fine team-work which helps to make his television show a success. Then Bilko arrives-and it's every man for himself.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers
Himself: Ed Sullivan

: Headline News

: Mantovani and his Orchestra

with Guest artists, Edward Darling and Ursula Connors.


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Singer: Edward Darling
Soprano: Ursula Connors
Production: Stewart Morris

: What a Racket

by Dennis Spencer.
An excerpt from George and Alfred Black's new comedy presentation at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Starring Arthur Askey with Betty Driver and Beatrice Varley, Bunny May, Linda James, Jill Thompson, Geoffrey Ryan, Raymond Dyer, Billy Tasker.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, by arrangement with the Blackpool Tower Company Ltd.


Writer: Dennis Spencer
Presenter: Arthur Askey
Performer: Betty Driver
Performer: Beatrice Varley
Performer: Linda James
Performer: Jill Thompson
Performer: Geoffrey Ryan
Performer: Raymond Dyer
Performer: Billy Tasker
Director: Harold Boyes
TV presentation: Barney Colehan

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis

On their return from Asia, the travellers greet many pets at their Nairobi home; then they are off again to film the huge concourse of flamingos at the new Lake Nakuru National Park.
The first of a new film series.
See page 55


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Magnolia Street: Episode 4

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

War comes to Magnolia Street, and Rose and John make a decision.


Author: Louis Golding
Dramatised by: Allan Prior
Script associate: Michael Dines
Drawings: Emmanuel Levy
Music: Tommy Reilly
Music: Maurice Arnold
Design: Richard Henry
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Rose Berman: Susan Maryott
Mrs Poyser: Marianne Walla
Mrs Billig: Mona Lilian
Becky Poyser: Renny Lister
Mrs Edelman: Marie Burke
Maggie Tawnie: Vanda Godsell
Mrs Derricks: Madge Brindley
George Derricks: James Mellor
Mrs Berman: Lu Ly Kann
Telegram boy: Peter Watts
Ada Hummel: Heather Russell
Mr Emmanuel: Carl Jaffe
Reb Berel: Paul Hardtmuth
Mr Billig: Meier Tzelniker
Rabbi Shulman: Michael Poole
Max Emmanuel: Derek Sydney
John Cooper: Edward Woodward
Leah Winter: Diana Coupland
Mrs Durbin: Marion Dawson
Flo Hargreave: Clare Kelly
Walter Hubbard: Keith Anderson
Steve Tawnie: Leonard Williams
Jessie Edelman: Patricia Haines
Benny Edelman: Peter Bowles

: The Burns and Allen Show: Blanche Gets a Jury Notice

Starring George Burns, Gracie Allen

Harry Morton is so anxious to have a month's holiday away from Blanche that he telephones a judge to be sure she is accepted as a juror. But his plans do not take into account the unpredictable Gracie Allen.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: A Film Profile: Jack Hawkins

Introduced by Keith Fordyce.
Jack Hawkins, internationally known British film star, talks about his career in films with scenes from: Death at Broadcasting House; Mandy; Touch and Go; The Prisoner; League of Gentlemen; Spinster.
Films by courtesy of Ealing, Rank, Columbia, and M.G.M.


Presenter: Keith Fordyce
Interviewee: Jack Hawkins
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: News Extra

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

11.0-11.15 Flashback
People and events in the local news.
11.15-11.25 Cynthia Glover, soprano


Editor (News Extra): Bill Northwood
Soprano: Cynthia Glover

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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