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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

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Deputy Dawg

A second chance to see this cartoon film series.
The egg-stealers run into Indian trouble.

: Fascinating Facts

Dick Whittington, a pantomime character, was Mayor of London three times and was a great reformer.
In the fifteenth century it was the receiver of the letter and not the sender who paid the postage.
Kenneth Kendall and top experts, with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: What Next in Mobile Living?

At Home on Wheels: Leslie Wilson and Frederick Tingey compare the latest designs in motor and trailer caravans.
At Home on Water:
Brian Salt plans his motor yacht for a four-year trip round the world.
Introduced by Patrick Feeney.


Item presenter (At Home on Wheels): Leslie Wilson
Item presenter (At Home on Wheels): Frederick Tingey
Interviewee (At Home on Water): Brian Salt
Presenter: Patrick Feeney
Designer: Nicholas Harper
Production Assistant: Margaret Smith
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: 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: Alasdair Milne

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Punch Thy Neighbour

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Punch Thy Neighbour ...better still, throw a custard pie at him!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Defenders: The Thief

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed.
With Guest stars: Glynis Johns and Laurence Naismith

The Prestons try to prove that a woman is a kleptomaniac in their efforts to save her from possible life imprisonment.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Catherine Collins: Glynis Johns
Mr Collins: Laurence Naismith

: The Marriage Lines: The Job

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling and Prunella Scales as Kate Starling


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Producer: Graeme Muir
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Ronald: Rex Graham
Ossie: Anthony Hall
Telephone voice: Elizabeth Morgan
Telephone voice: Norma Griffin
Telephone voice: Diana Olsson
Telephone voice: Pollen John

: The News

: Club Night

From The Palace Theatre Club Offerton, Stockport.
Donald Peers introduces Sheila Buxton, Betty Smith, Vic Perry, Neville King, Morris and Cowley, Colin Crompton, Kevin Kent, Malcolm Riddel, Peter Marsh.


Presenter: Donald Peers
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Performer: Betty Smith
Magician: Vic Perry
Ventriloquist: Neville King
Comedians: Morris and Cowley
Comedian: Colin Crompton
Singer: Kevin Kent
Performer: Malcolm Riddel
Performer: Peter Marsh
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Hayward
Settings: Stuart Furber
Director: Stan Parkinson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Japanese Jaunt: 4: Kyoto

with Johnny Morris
In four programmes he describes a journey he made last year in Japan.
'This is a Geisha - she twangs a useful Samisen and is practised in the art of lively and witty conversation. Mind you she's got a rotten audience this morning - one half-baked Englishman'.
(First shown on South-and-West transmitters, March 25)

10.10-10.40 Alone Across the Atlantic: A second showing of part of last night's Time out programme on BBC-2.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Cameraman: James Saunders
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Sound editor: John Cox
Director: Dennis Towler
Producer: Brian Patten

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: News Extra

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