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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

: Newyddion

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

: Lledu Gorwelion: 3: Beth nesa?

Golwg ar rai o'r pethau sy'n gyfrifol am ddatblygiad cyflym cyfathrebu a'r hyn sy'n debyg o ddigwydd yn y dyfodol.
Y cyfiwyno gan R. ALUN EVANS Cynhyrchydd, WYNNE LLOYD
Teledwyd gynta' i Ysgolion ar Fehenn 28
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: R. Alun Evans
Unknown: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Friday Cartoon: The Boy and the Fire Brigade

A second chance to see this film from Poland.
A village is set in an uproar by a careless smoker.

: Tales of the Riverbank: A-Diving We Shall Go

A second chance to see the film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Hammy realises his wish to go down and talk to the fish.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Summer Holiday in Sweden

A film by Gunnar Izakson.
Stina and Nicky, two Australian children visiting Europe, join some friends in a summer holiday camp in Sweden.
Commentary spoken by Annabelle Bates and Kaplan Kay.


Director: Gunnar Izakson
Narrator: Annabelle Bates
Narrator: Kaplan Kay

: 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

: Gardening Club

The first Outside Broadcast from the Gardening Club Garden in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
This garden is now just over a year old. Viewers have seen regular filmed reports of its creation from a jungle of weed and neglect.

Percy Thrower with Geoffrey Collins, Fred Saunders, and Joe Elliott shows you the vegetable plot, the shrub and flower borders, and the pool and rock garden area.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Geoffrey Collins
Guest: Fred Saunders
Guest: Joe Elliott
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Adventure: The Village

A film made by a young Englishman who, because he wanted to see for himself, journeyed to West Pakistan and lived in a peasant village for six months. From initial suspicion, the people's attitude warmed to one of possessive friendliness.
Introduced and filmed by Richard Ashworth.
See page 45


Presenter/filmed by: Richard Ashworth
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Tim Slessor
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Marriage Lines: The Bed

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


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
Norah: Christine Finn
George's father: Geoffrey Sumner
First shop assistant: Alan Rolfe
Second shop assistant: Michael Darlow
Youth in shop: John D. Allison
Girl in shop: Dianne Greaves
Waiter: Martin Gordon

: Swimming: The National Championships

The principal events from the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: The News

: International Film Season presenting from Italy: The White Sheik

A film with English sub-titles.


Director: Federico Fellini
The White Sheik: Alberto Sordi
Wanda: Brunella Bovo
Ivan: Leopoldo Trieste
Cabiria: Giulietta Masina

: 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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