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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 11.00)


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

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Credaf: 4: Yr Eglwys Bresbyteraidd

Cyfres yn trafod y gwahaniaethau rhwng y gwahanol enwadau

Yn siarad dros yr enwad
Y Parch. Stephen O. Tudor Y cynhyrchu gan ALED VAUGHAN Teledwyd gyntaf ym Mai
Denominational Differences: 4 - The Presbyterians
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Lone Ranger: Jornado del Muerto

A second chance to see Jornado del Muerto
The Lone Ranger and Tonto find an army despatch rider badly wounded by Indians, but is one of the Indians really a white man?


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Fascinating Facts

When Martin Luther was almost struck by lightning, he was so frightened that he vowed to God that if his life was spared he would enter a religious order
Avocets had not bred in England since about 1840 until in 1945 four pairs suddenly nested in East Suffolk
Donal Donnelly with some young people and top experts probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Donal Donnelly
Designer: Stuart Durant
Research: Nadine Wood
Film editor: Alan Martin
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents
Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
A Team from Scotland
Aldyth Cadoux, Theodore Cadoux, Vincent McEwan
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Aldyth Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Theodore Cadoux
Panellist (Team from Scotland): Vincent McEwan
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: More of Sykes: Sykes and a Camping

Written by Eric Sykes.
A second showing of Sykes and a Camping
Starring Eric Sykes
and Hattie Jacques
with Jack Smethurst, Bill Rhodes


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Jack Smethurst
[Actor]: Bill Rhodes

: Taxi!: The Runaway

Written by N. J. Crisp.
A series by Ted Willis.
Stories of a London taxi driver.
Starring Sid James
with Bill Owen, Ray Brooks and Julia Foster


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Series creator: Ted Willis
Designer: Derek Dodd
Director: Robin Nash
Producer: Michael Mills
Sid Stone: Sid James
Roy: David Coote
Jenny: Julia Foster
Passenger: Philip Morant
Fred Cuddell: Bill Owen
Wally Farnes: Eddie Leslie
Drunk: Rex Garner
Porter: Frank Pettitt
Terry Mills: Ray Brooks
Butler: Keith Campbell
Scotty: Peter Sinclair
Barman: Alan Tredgett
Gent: Jack Melford
Inspector: Victor Brooks
Mr Malcolm: William Fox
Mrs Malcolm: Miriam Raymond

: International Athletics: England v. Italy

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the White City Stadium, London, to bring you the highlights of this evening's floodlit competition.
The programme-a one-day Men's match-will provide a stiff test for England's middle-distance runners and sprinters in this pre-Olympic year.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: The News

: Zero One: Louder than Nightingales

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett, Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Delaney has reason to believe the saying 'Diamonds sing louder than nightingales' when Garnett sends him to Teheran to investigate the disappearance of some valuable packages of gems from the registered mail.


Teleplay: David John
From a story by: Michael Gilbert
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Tony Leader
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Annabelle: Moira Redmond
Halima: Harold Kasket
Azmoon: Alec Mango
Maya: Katya Douglas

: This Is Your Life

The second of six stories from the many you have asked to see again.
Tonight: Eamonn Andrews re-tells the story of Alicia Markova D.B.E.
The specially recorded music composed by James Turner played by the orchestra conducted by George Clouston
First shown on January 11, 1960


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Subject: Alicia Markova
Story written and research by: Nickola Sterne
The specially recorded music composed by: James Turner
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Clouston
Produced and directed by: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Gospel singing has reached a new popularity in Europe with the highly successful tour of the Black Nativity company.
In tonight's programme Alex Bradford talks to Kenneth Griffith about the origins of gospel singing in the early spirituals and jubilee songs; shows how it has drawn on the reels, the blues, and even Gershwin for its inspiration; and sings some of his own gospel songs with Princess Stewart, The Bradford Singers.
A Monitor presentation

10.20-10.40 Sea Bass: the shallow-water fish of coasts and estuaries
10.40-10.55 Points South: introduced by John Arlott.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.20-10.55 East Anglia at Six: anthology
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Interviewee/singer/based on an original idea by: Alex Bradford
Interviewer: Kenneth Griffith
Singer: Princess Stewart
Singers: The Bradford Singers
Producer: David Jones
Presenter (Points South): John Arlott

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

: National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Leader, Wendy Sheppard
Conductor, Clarence Raybould
with Gillian Humphreys (mezzo-soprano) and Frank Kelleher (clarinet)
Introduced by David Lloyd Jones.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.37)


Musicians: National Youth Orchestra of Wales
[Orchestra] leader: Wendy Sheppard
[Orchestra] conductor: Clarence Raybould
Mezzo-Soprano: Gillian Humphreys
Clarinetist: Frank Kelleher
Presenter: David Lloyd Jones

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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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