Programme Index

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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)
(to 11.45)

Contributors

Presenter:
David Attenborough
Producer:
Eric Simms

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.)

Contributors

Commentator (Racing at Kempton Park):
Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock Commentator (Racing at Kempton Park):
Clive Graham
Television Presentation:
Dennis Monger

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)

Contributors

Author:
Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by:
Constance Cox
Producer:
Joy Harington
Designer:
Eileen Diss
Jo:
Andree Melly
Amy:
Sylvia Davies
Meg:
Kate Cameron
Beth:
Diana Day
Mrs. March:
Phyllis Calvert
Mrs. Laurence:
Noel Howlett
Laurie:
David Cole
Hannah:
Aithna Gover
John Brooke:
Michael Aldridge
Other parts played by:
Margaret Hampton
Other parts played by:
Diana Vernon
Other parts played by:
Chester Gordon
Other parts played by:
Brian Bellamy
Other parts played by:
Nigel Sharpe

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.
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Guest:
Dr. H. P. Wilkins
Presented by:
Graham Gould

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

Contributors

Presenter:
Percy Thrower
Item presenter (In Flower in a Scottish Garden):
Dr. Harold Fletcher
Presented by:
Paul Morby

[Starring] Frankie Howerd
With Sidney Vivian, Helen Jessop, Sam Kydd, Bruno Barnabe, Roger Avon.

Contributors

Script:
Reuben Ship
Incidental music:
Bruce Campbell
Settings:
Norman James
Producer:
Harry Carlisle
Francis:
Frankie Howerd
Fred Thompson:
Sidney Vivian
Gladys Thompson:
Helen Jessop
[Actor]:
Sam Kydd
[Actor]:
Bruno Barnabe
[Actor]:
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.

Contributors

Presenter/singer:
Perry Como
Musicians:
The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
Singers:
The Ray Charles Singers
Dancers:
The Louis Da Pron Dancers
Producer for NBC:
Clark Jones
Writer:
Goodman Ace
Writer:
Morton Green
Writer:
George Foster
Writer:
Jay Burton
Edited for BBC television by:
Philip Barker
Film editor:
Richard Barclay

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)

Contributors

Presenter/Film cameraman/Director:
Hans Hass
Presenter:
Lotte Hass
Film Editor:
Paul Khan
Producer:
Nicholas Crocker

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.

Contributors

Author:
H.G. Wells
Adapted by:
Denis Constanduros
Film Cameraman:
A. A. Englander
Film Editor:
Ken Bilton
Costumes supervised by:
Olive Harris
Make-up supervised by:
Tommy Manderson
Designer:
Stephen Bundy
Producer:
Douglas Allen
Mrs. Lewisham:
Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mrs. Chaffery:
Hilda Fenemore
Mr. Lewisham:
Alec McCowen
Mr. Lagune:
Leslie French
Miss Heydinger:
Annette Carell
Park attendant:
John Barrett

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

Contributors

Panellist:
John Hobson
Panellist:
James Johnson
Chairman:
Kenneth Harris
Presented by:
Stanley Hyland

BBC Television

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More