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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Ripcord: The Helicopter Race

A thrilling new film series about the adventures of two daredevil parachutists.

Some papers which have been thrown out of an aircraft by parachute have to be rescued by the Ripcord boys, who meet with unexpected difficulties.

: The Forest

A film from Denmark.
As the seasons change, so the animals and birds of the forest change their appearance and their habits.

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Davy Jones: 4: Davy Jones's Last Train

by T.C. Thomas.
A look at life in a railway signal-box somewhere in rural Wales.

Davy Jones comes under the Beeching axe - but has no intention of retiring.
(First transmission on BBC Wales, March 5)


Writer: T.C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Arthur Williams
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
Major D. Pryce-Powell, O.B.E., J.P.: Evan Thomas
Morgan the Keeper: Eynon Evans
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Railways Inspector: Graham Suter

: 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: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Michael Tuchner
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Compact: Ian in Danger

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian's affairs reach a certain crisis and a surprise visitor upsets the fiction office.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Dennis Farrow: Bernard Kay
Doug: Lawrence James
Lenny Ward: David Webb
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Iris: Louise Dunn
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Miss Craig: Barbara Atkinson
Mr Pettigrew: Philip Ray
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Dinah Stevens: Margo Andrew
Gussie: Frances Bennett
David: Vincent Ball
Mario Pucci: Conrad Monk
Stan: Johnny Wade

: Meet the Wife: Getting Away

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
[Starring] Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
See page 36


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental Music: Norman Percival
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Charlie: Norman Mitchell

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Luxury Liner

Introduced by James Stewart.
And starring Rory Calhoun, Jan Sterling

Aboard a luxury liner three people, each with different backgrounds and reasons for travelling, find their lives entangled during an Atlantic crossing.


Presenter: James Stewart
Director: Paul Wendkos
Captain Victor Kihlgren: Rory Calhoun
Selena Royce: Jan Sterling
Jan Veltman: Ludwig Donath
Digo: Michael Davis

: The News

: The Life and Times of Marshall Tito

Written by Fitzroy MacLean.
A documentary record of the tumultuous career of Yugoslavia's leader and of the emergence of present-day Yugoslavia, incorporating the personal comments and opinions of Marshal Tito in conversation with Fitzroy Maclean.
Film archive material from Belgrade, Vienna, Paris, New York, and the Imperial War Museum, London
Made in co-operation with the television services of the United Nations, Yugoslavia, and Sweden
See page 32


Writer/Interviewer: Fitzroy MacLean
Interviewee/Subject: Marshall Tito
Producer: Stephen Hearst
Production Assistant: Peter Watkins
Film Editing: Brian Keene
Film Editing: Michael Bradsell
Sound: Lou Hanks

: The Julian Bream Consort

plays music popular in Shakespeare's time.
Olive Zorian (violin), David Sandeman (alto flute), Joy Hall (bass viol), Desmond Dupre (lute and cittern), Robert Spencer (pandora and voice), Julian Bream (lute)
Introduced by Julian Bream.


Violinist: Olive Zorian
Alto flute: David Sandeman
Bass viol: Joy Hall
Lute and cittern: Desmond Dupre
Pandora and voice: Robert Spencer
Lutonist/Presenter: Julian Bream
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 3: The Widening World

Programmes for parents about children.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First shown on Sunday

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