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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 and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Cynhyrchwyr, IFOR Rees a JOHN ROBERTS Williams
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: William Aaron
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Friday Cartoon: Holiday Adventure

A second chance to see this German cartoon film.
On a holiday in the mountains a little boy over-estimates his skill as a skier.

: Tales of the Riverbank: Summer Storm

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

Hammy's nephews set out to visit him, but run into trouble on the way.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From the Edinburgh International Festival
Presented by Scottish Command
An edited recording of the Outside Broadcast from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.


Producer: Brigadier Alasdair MacLean
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: 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

with Percy Thrower
Successes and disappointments amongst harvestings of vegetables, fruit, and cut flowers for the home.
Attention to pot plants for the coming winter and Christmas seasons and with Arthur Billitt Nottinghamshire, Successful varieties of early flowering chrysanthemums proven in all parts of the British Isles this year.
From the Midlands


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

: Points of View

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]

: 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: Kon-Tiki

Thor Heyerdahl's famous voyage across the Pacific on a raft-an unlikely, preposterous journey that in 1947 hit the world's headlines..... The story on film, taken as it happened, of one of the most exciting adventures of recent times.
See facing page


Narrator: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Thor Heyerdahl
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Marriage Lines: The Parting

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, with Christine Finn as Norah, Edward de Souza as Miles


Devised by/Writer: 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
Miles: Edward de Souza
Cherry: Lyn Pinkney
Woman in fish shop: Nora Gordon
Proprietor of fish shop: Denis Cleary
Barman: Chris Carlsen
David: David Glover
Helen: Suzan Farmer
John: Alexander John
Joanna: Jennifer White
Sonia: Monica Greenwood
City Gent: Ian Gray

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Apples Don't Fall Far

Introduced by Rock Hudson.

A young boy spends months trying to find his unknown father, only to learn that he is serving a prison sentence... for murder.


Presenter: Rock Hudson
Produced and directed by: Joseph Leytes
Alex Johnson: David Wayne
Pete Johnson: Johnny Crawford
Mark Brill: Michael Kane

: The News

: International Film Season presenting from Italy: Vitelloni (The Layabouts)

A film with English sub-titles.
Five young men with pretensions but no ambitions-these are Fellini's 'vitelloni', drifting through life in a seaside town and getting nowhere-except with the girls.
See page 45


Director: Federico Fellini
The 'Vitelloni': Fausto Franco Fabrizi
Moraldo: Franco Interlenghi
Alberto: Alberto Sordi
Leopoldo: Leopoldo Trieste
Riccardo: Riccardo Fellini
Sandra: Leonora Ruffo

: 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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