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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Tich

Tich is joined by Professor Billy McComb, Tony Hart, Puppet Time with Frank and Maisie Mumford and The Cresters.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Professor Billy McComb
Artist: Tony Hart
Puppeteer: Frank Mumford
Puppeteer: Maisie Mumford
Band: The Cresters
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo - but always magical.
From the West
Living on the Devon-Cornwall border, Tony Soper has heard many tall stories from the local fishermen, and the name Jenny Hanniver has cropped up in many of these stories. On investigation, Tony found that Jenny Hanniver is a local name for sea monsters, and in this edition he goes into the way in which some very commonplace sea-dwellers could have been adapted to create these Jenny Hannivers or sea monsters.
Also in today's edition: Keith Shackleton, well known for his paintings, takes you to a favourite bird-watching island on an estuary of the South Coast. Not very remote but fairly inaccessible, this island is the haunt of waders and wildfowl who fill the air with flight patterns from the classic V-formation of Brent geese to the shimmering backdrop formed by thousands of wheeling Dunlin and Knot.


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Item presenter: Keith Shackleton
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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

: The Third Man: The Man with Two Left Hands

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A BBC film release

A legacy worth £20,000 is left to Harry Lime by a man he does not know, and this leads to discoveries of a still more valuable nature.

7.35-8.0 The Gauntlet Game
A contest between Truro and Keynsham.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.35-8.0 A puppet play with a light hearted comment on the Shakespeare celebrations at Stratford-upon-Avon.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay: John Warwick
Director: Julian Amyes
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Daphne Fisher: Julie Hopkins
Sylvester Beam: Noel Willman
Rasmussen: Walter Cotell
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Arthur Shillings: Rupert Davies

: Z Cars: Whistle, and Come Home

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Two children are the only witnesses of a robbery. It seems that the men will get away with it until Barlow takes over.
See page 42


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film sequences - Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Williams

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
News-Action-Personalities featuring tonight:

Professional Boxing: Johnny Prescott v. Joe Erskine
Highlights of last night's heavyweight contest at the Alex Griffiths promotion in Birmingham.

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: Third Heat
direct from West Ham Stadium


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Johnny Prescott
Boxer: Joe Erskine
Presented for television by (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Bill Wright
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Nation Out of Balance

Introduced by Jeremy Thorpe, M.P.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
Also on BBC-2


Presenter: Jeremy Thorpe

: Festival: John Bull's Other Island

by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Ronald Fraser, Daniel Massey, Niall MacGinnis
with Petra Davies, Donal Donnelly, J. G. Devlin
See page 43


Author: Bernard Shaw
Music: Norman Percival
Designer: Richard Henry
Story Editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Alan Cooke
Tim Haffigan: Donal Donnelly
Hodson: Charles Lloyd Pack
Tom Broadbent: Ronald Fraser
Larry Doyle: Daniel Massey
Nora Reilly: Petra Davies
Peter Keegan: Niall MacGinnis
Patsy Farrell: Maurie Taylor
Cornelius Doyle: Harold Goldblatt
Father Dempsey: Patrick McAlinney
Aunt Judy: Madeleine Christie
Matt Haffigan: J. G. Devlin
Barney Doran: Oliver MacGreevy

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Viewpoint

A filmed interview with Nathaniel Micklem known to generations of Oxford students simply as 'Nat'.
Essayist, poet, philosopher, and theologian, he talks about the Christian dilemma to
Leslie Smith.


Interviewee: Nathaniel Micklem
Interviewer: Leslie Smith
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

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