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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 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval on the second day of the match.


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

: Newyddion

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

: Lledu Gorwelion: 2: Y Teledu

Golwg ar deledu fel un o gyfryngao torfol pwysica' ein hoes.
Y cyflwyno gan R. ALUN EVANS
Golygwyd y ffilm gam Gwmni Dyffryn
Y cynhyrchu gan ELWYN THOMAS
Teledwyd i Ysgolion ar Fehefln 14
Welsh Schools programme
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 14.00)


Unknown: R. Alun Evans
Unknown: Gwmni Dyffryn
Unknown: Elwyn Thomas

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

A further visit to The Oval.
(to 16.15)

: The Friday Cartoon: The Moon and the Harlequin

A second chance to see this film from Poland.
A strange little man flies to the moon on a kite and invites children of many nations to join him there.

: Tales of the Riverbank: The Circus

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

The friends of Roddy, Hammy, and Guinea witness one of the most daring spectacles ever seen along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Smile

A second chance to see this film from France.
A little Burmese boy finds happiness in the sights and sounds around him is he walks in the hot sun to a distant monastery.

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Fifth Test Match

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

: The Weather

: 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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Adventure: The Men Without a Bow

In the Amazon jungle there are still tribes of wild Indians who have never seen a white man. The only evidence for their existence, even to their Indian neighbours, is a trail of footprints in the forest. This is the story of a dangerous mission by Claudio Villas Boas to pacify such a tribe.
See page 41


Explorer: Claudio Villas Boas
Narrator: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Jesco von Puttkamer
Sound mixed by: Bob Saunders
Film edited by: Robert Walter
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: International Amateur Athletics: Gt. Britain v. West Germany

Direct from the White City Stadium, London.
Highlights from the first day of this two-day match.
Organised by the B.A.A.B. In conjunction with the News of the World
See page il


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
TV presentation: Innes Lloyd

: The Marriage Lines: Trial Separation

Devised and written by Richard Waring.
A quizzical look at the early days of married life.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling
Prunella Scales as Kate Starling
Edward de Souza as Miles
See page 40


Devised and written by: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Graeme Muir
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Miles: Edward de Souza
John: Alexander John
Barmaid: Patricia Clapton
Commissionaire: Raymond Hodge
Cinema voices: Geoffrey Matthews
Cinema voices: Maureen O'Reilly

: The News

: International Film Season, presenting from Greece: Stella

A film with English sub-titles.
Starring Melina Mercouri
See page 41


Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Stella: Melina Mercouri
Milto: Georges Foundas
Aleko: Alexo Alexandrakis

: News Extra

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

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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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