by David Attenborough.
Ants are social insects, like honey bees, and live in colonies. There are many kinds in Britain, including the black ant and the wood ant. In many ways ants are the most remarkable of all insects and this programme illustrates some of their fascinating activities.
(BBC recording of the programme shown on May 4)
by David Attenborough.
The final 36 holes from Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
Just as the artist imposes his own design through the raw material of paint and canvas, so the director uses the filmic means at his disposal to achieve his personal interpretation of story and subject.
Introduced by Hugh David.
Golf: The Dunlop Tournament
Further visits to Royal Lytham and St Annes.
Racing at Kempton Park
3.0 Duke of York Handicap over 1 mile and a quarter
3.30 Queen Elizabeth Handicap over 5 furlongs
4.0 Royal George Stakes over 1 mile 3 furlongs
Clive Graham identifies the horses and riders in the Paddock before each race.
(to 16.10 app.)
A further visit to Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
With Molly Blake assisted by Doris Hall.
by Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted in six parts by Constance Cox
[Starring] Phyllis Calvert as Marmee
with Andree Melly as Jo
(BBC recording of the programme broadcast on May 11, 1958)
Patrick Moore talks about Venus, the brilliant planet, now to be seen in the Western sky, about which we still know very little because its surface is always hidden by a dense atmosphere.
This month's guest, Dr. H. P. Wilkins, gives some further information about home-made telescopes, which can be built easily and at a cost of only a few shillings.
On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20
Introduced by Percy Thrower showing seasonal work in garden and greenhouse.
In Flower in a Scottish Garden
Dr. Harold Fletcher, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh shows techniques and varieties proven in North Scotland and Border Counties conditions.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Derek Hart and, this week, Noel Harrison
and Cricket close of play scores
[Starring] Frankie Howerd
With Sidney Vivian, Helen Jessop, Sam Kydd, Bruno Barnabe, Roger Avon.
In tonight's recording, Perry Como welcomes Guest Stars and The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, The Louis Da Pron Dancers.
Written by Goodman Ace, Morton Green and George Foster and Jay Burton.
A film series of true stories of the American West.
Gold or water - both are equally valuable to a prospector in a remote corner of the Arizona Desert. And the greed and passion they arouse are equally intense.
A series of seven programmes.
Hans Hass and a team of scientists are on board the marine research vessel Xarifa in the Indian Ocean to explore underwater life. In a deep valley beneath a lonely rock they find an enchanting coral forest. Here hundreds of fish meet, make love, lay their eggs and protect themselves against their enemies.
The series directed by Hans Hass and produced by Nicholas Crocker
(See page 7)
by H.G. Wells
Adapted for television in six parts by Denis Constanduros
[Starring] Alec McCowen
with Sheila Shand Gibbs, Annette Cabell, Leslie French
In which Mr Lewisham makes a decision.
The week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face a group of their constituents in the BBC's television studio in Birmingham.
John Hobson, O.B.E., Q.C., M.P., Member (Conservative) for Warwick and Leamington
James Johnson, M.P., Member (Labour) for Rugby
In the chair, Kenneth Harris who calls for questions from the floor
The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson
A cargo of jade is stolen from a Wells Fargo ship and the versatile Jim Hardie has to turn sailor in order to discover its whereabouts.
followed by Weather and Close Down