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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 and music: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

News in Welsh
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Byd Natur: 4: Ynys yr adar

Yn yr ail-olwg hon ar raglen a ddarlledwyd yn gyntaf i ysgotion Cymru, ymwelir â Skokholm a gweld adar yr ynys a gwaith y sawl sy'n eu gwylio.
Cyflwynydd, R. Alun Evans
The World of Nature. 4: The Bird Island
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter/cyflwynydd: R. Alun Evans
Producer/Y cynhyrchu gan: Elwyn Thomas

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fourth Test Match

The second day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
(to 13.35)


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Cricket: Fourth Test Match

A further visit to Trent Bridge.

: Picture Time

Stories of old and new friends in pictures.

The adventures of a boxer puppy by Tim.

The Blue Kitten
A cartoon film from Czechoslovakia.
Chow Min, a kitten from China, is worried when his fur changes colour, but in the end he realises that it is a splendid thing to be a blue kitten.
Commentary spoken by Vera McKechnie.


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Narrator (The Blue Kitten): Vera McKechnie
Presented by (The Blue Kitten): Peggy Miller

: The Racketty Street Gang: 3: The Sweeper at the Bank

A second chance to see the story by L. H. Evers.
Adapted and produced by Dorothea Brooking.


Author: L. H. Evers
Adapter/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Prof: Michael Luckie
Stanley: Peter Hempson
Ben: Geoffrey Bettenay
Anton: Michael Meier
Stephan Smertzer: John Abineri
Frau Smertzer: Stella Textor
Evans: Maurice Travers
Mr Shad, the bank manager: John Warwick
Tommo: Kevin Brennan

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fourth Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Trent Bridge.

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower with Arthur Billitt Nottinghamshire and David Ayling Dorset.
Climbers, shrubs, annuals, and perennials for the backyard or courtyard summer display
Plants in and around a formal pool in a small courtyard
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Guest: David Ayling
Producer: Paul Morby

: Diving for Fun

A gala display of highboard and springboard diving by Britain's top divers.
Brian Phelps, European Highboard Champion
Norma Thomas, British Highboard Champion
Arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association
From the Southampton New Baths


Diver: Brian Phelps
Diver: Norma Thomas
Commentator: John Wardley
Television presentation: John Vernon

: Headline News

: Some of Sykes: Sykes and a Boat

Written by Eric Sykes.
A second showing of Sykes and a Boat
Starring Eric Sykes
featuring Hattie Jacques
with Charles Lloyd Pack


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
Doctor: Charles Lloyd Pack

: The Defenders: The Broken Barrelhead

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed.

Lawrence Preston defends a wealthy young man who has killed three people while speeding in his sports car. The boy's ruthless, overbearing father tries to interfere with the course of justice, and the result is explosive.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: It's My Opinion

People of Plymouth air their views for spontaneous comment by Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Colin Welch, Patricia de Trafford.
Chairman, David Dimbleby
From the Athenaeum, Plymouth


Panellist: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Panellist: Colin Welch
Panellist: Patricia de Trafford
Chairman: David Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The News

: Royal International Horse Show: The John Player Trophy

Outside Broadcast cameras visit the White City Stadium for this event carrying 1,000 gns. in prize money, open only to the leading riders in the King George V Gold Cup, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, and the European Championship.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: On Top of the World

by William B. McGuire.


Writer: William B. McGuire
Music composed by: Eric Spear
Designer: Norman James
Producer: James Ormerod
Tess: Billie Whitelaw
The Count: Milo O'Shea

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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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.

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