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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, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Dwyn Mae Cof

John Ellis Williams
Heddiw bydd y dramodydd a'r lienor adnabyddus yn adrodd wrth John Roberts Williams a chwithau rai o atgofion bywyd Dangosir rhannau o hen ffilm Y Chwarelwr a wnaed i'r Urdd gan John Ellis Williams a Syr Ifan ab Owen Edwards
Golygydd y ffilmiau, Terry Laurie Y cynhyrchu gan Ifan O. Williams
Teledwyd am y tro cyntaf Tachwedd 5, 1961
Reminiscences by John Ellis Williams.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter: John Ellis Williams

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Mermaid's Pearls: 1: The Mermaid

Written and narrated by Oliver Postgate.
A new film series about Cyrus the Sea-horse and his friend Bartholomew the Shrimp.

Far, far away in the western sea there was a rock, and sometimes when the tide was low the happy mermaid would go and sit there singing her song-but one day something terrible happened.


Writer/narrator: Oliver Postgate
Drawings: Peter Firmin
Drawings: Robert Broomfield
Music: Vernon Elliot

: Whirlybirds: Always a Gentleman

A second showing of a series of adventure films about a helicopter.

A confidence trickster of great charm manages to elude the combined attempts of the police and Chuck and P.T. to bring him to justice, until he meets a situation with which even he it unable to deal.

: Railway Roundabout

A magazine programme for railway enthusiasts.
This month's edition includes:
The Birth of a Cuneo
A Day at Dubrovnik Spotters' Notebook
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
From the Midlands


Devised and filmed by: John Adams
Devised and filmed by: Patrick Whitehouse
Presenter: Peter Cranmer
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Bucknell's House: 12

Barry Bucknell's weekly do-it-yourself guide.
It's a bit early yet to think of making furniture for the old house: but every so often you get to the point where you have to leave concrete to harden off properly, and at times like that an easy-to-build cabinet for glass or cutlery can be made to match the serving hatch in the dining-room.
See facing page


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: The Delinquents

This year two million American children will break the law, committing every crime in the book-from truancy to murder. How do the Americans tackle this fearful problem?
While in the United States for Tonight, Alan Whicker investigated two new methods and found that for all their gimmicks they sometimes succeed.


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Photographed by: Nat Crosby
Director: Michael Tuchner
Editor: Alan Tetzner
Producer: Tony Essex

: Barn Dance

A country style get-together.
with The Four Barry Sisters, The Liverpool Spinners, The Stanwix Dancers, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North


Singers: The Four Barry Sisters
Band: The Liverpool Spinners
Dancers: The Stanwix Dancers
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Producer: John Ammonds

: Headline News

: Benny Hill: A Pair of Socks

Written by Dave Freeman and Benny Hill.
A second showing of A Pair of Socks

featuring Terence Alexander, David Lodge, Ronnie Barker, Penny Morrell, Pauline Stroud, Annabelle Lee, Pamela Strong, Arthur Mullard, Gwenda Ewen, Roger Avon


Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Benny Hill
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Benny Hill
[Actor]: Terence Alexander
Electrician: David Lodge
Chef: Ronnie Barker
[Actress]: Penny Morrell
[Actress]: Pauline Stroud
Phoebe: Annabelle Lee
[Actor]: Pamela Strong
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewen
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: Bronco: The Last Letter

A Western film series.
Starring Ty Hardin as the roving cowboy adventurer.

With a fortune in gold at stake, Bronco faces danger on all sides when he leads a secret mission through Indian territory to Mexico on the orders of Abraham Lincoln.


Bronco Layne: Ty Hardin

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities

Tonight's programme includes:

A look ahead at the 1962-63 Football League season which starts on Saturday.

Come shark fishing with Captain T. B. Thomas, who goes to Ireland to catch a specimen shark--one weighing more than 100 lb.

Meet one of England's brightest hopes for the Women's European Rowing Championships in East Berlin this weekend.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (Angling): Captain T. B. Thomas
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kettley
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The News

: The Golden Rose 1962: La Revue Perdue (The Lost Revue)

from Czechoslovakia
awarded second prize at this year's Montreux Festival
Written by Boris Moravec and Zdenek Podskalsky.
Directed by Zdenek Podskalsky for the Czechoslovak Television Service


Writer: Boris Moravec
Writer/director: Zdenek Podskalsky
Original music: Evzen Ilun
The Clown: Jiri Vrstala
The Girl: Jana Brejchova
Her Suitor: Milos Kopecky

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A further look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Perspective on Eccentricity

This country has a tradition of cherishing its eccentrics. Can they continue to flourish in this age of conformity? What should we miss without them?
Some individualists give their opinions including Margaret Rutherford, John Betjeman, Sir Albert Richardson, W. A. Foyle, Harry Stopes-Roe, Thomas Tasker
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire
Previously shown on May 31

10.5-10.35 They Built a Church: the construction of the new Anglican church on the Lockleaze housing estate, Bristol.
(Rowridge, Bristol)


Interviewee: Margaret Rutherford
Interviewee: John Betjeman
Interviewee: Sir Albert Richardson
Interviewee: W. A. Foyle
Interviewee: A. E. Pickard
Interviewee: Harry Stopes-Roe
Interviewee: Thomas Tasker
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Erick Friedman

The American violinist plays accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons.
From the Midlands


Violinist: Erick Friedman
Pianist (accompanist): Geoffrey Parsons
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

: Ymryson Y Beirdd

Y rownd derfynol a gynhaliwyd ar Faes yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
Frenhinol Cymru yn Llanelli
Sir Aberteifi v. Sir Gaerfyrddin neu Sir y Fflint Beirniad, Meuryn
Y cyflwyno gan W.D. Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan Ifan O. Williams Trefnwyd y gyfres gan Sam Jones Recordiad y BBC
The Bards' Contest: final round
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Fflint Beirniad
Unknown: W. D. Williams
Unknown: Sam Jones

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