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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flowers in a pot.
You need plain or coloured paper, pipe cleaners, modelling clay, an egg box, and scissors
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: The News

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

At the start of the second week at Wimbledon BBC Outside Broadcast units set the scene and bring you play direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club.


Commentary, news, results and summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentary, news, results and summaries: Jack Kramer
Commentary, news, results and summaries: Peter West
Commentary, news, results and summaries: David Coleman
Television presentation: Innes Lloyd
Television presentation: Brian Johnson
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: David Kennard
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.

In Blue Peter at 5.0
If you have ever watched "It's a Square World," Michael Bentine's programme, it is likely that you have seen him grappling with the Bumblies. They are little creatures, with twittery voices and rapid movements, who pop up at the most awkward moments - during a lecture or a song - and take over the programme with their antics and furious energy. You must have wondered about them - where they come from, and how they get in. Today you may have a chance to find out because Michael Bentine himself is coming along to talk about them. We say "may" advisedly, because with Bumblies you never know what can happen!


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Guest: Michael Bentine
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: The Island of Birds

Another chance to see this film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed by: John Hotchkis
Costumes supervised by: Joyce Hammond
Make-up: Elizabeth Blattner
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Martin: Gary Raymond
Mary Graham: Ilona Rodgers
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
John Westlock: Jeremy Burnham
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Mrs. Lupin: Barbara Ogilvie
Montague Tigg: Peter Bayliss
Chevy Slyme: Michael Bilton
Mr. Spottletoe: Arthur Pentelow
Mrs. Spottletoe: Betty Duncan
Large woman: Eunice Black
First daughter: Geraldine Stephenson
Second daughter: Janet Henfrey
Third daughter: Charlotte Selwyn
Anthony Chuzzlewit: Carl Bernard
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Great-nephew: Richard Hamer

: Glynis: Crime After a Fashion

A film series of comedy-thrillers starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Crime After a Fashion ...is in vogue!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Detective: The Hungry Spider

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Eve Gill played by Jane Merrow in Selwyn Jepson's The Hungry Spider
Adapted by Jan Read.


Author: Selwyn Jepson
Adapted by: Jan Read
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Paddy Wilson
"Detective" theme music composed by: John Addison
Incidental Music: David Lee
Script Editor: John Gould
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Seamus Flannery
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Michael Hayes
Maigret (introduction): Rupert Davies
Eve Gill: Jane Merrow
Charlie: Jack Watson
Commodore Rupert Gill: Esmond Knight
Driver: Anthony Blackshaw
Edward Forsyth: John Quentin
Mrs Forsyth: Barbara Couper
Colonel Forsyth: Wilfrid Grantham
Miss Florence Gill: Nan Braunton
Detective-Inspector Christopher Smith: Peter Barkworth
Laura Forsyth: Wendy Gifford
Police Sergeant: Robert Croudace
Dr. Thorne: Frank Williams

: 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

: Travellers' Tales: Land of Ice and Fire

Told by Allan McClelland.
Frozen lava, spouts of boiling water, erupting volcanoes, student whale hunters, and a haunted lake. All these Bill Taylor and his family find in their search across Iceland for the volcanic crater that Jules Verne used as a gateway for A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
See page 24


Narrator: Allan McClelland
Subject/Director: Bill Taylor
Photography: Terry Elsey
Director: Harry Lowe
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series editor: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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