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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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC Outside Broadcast Units set the scene and bring you the eighth day's 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

: Ripcord: Hostage Below

A thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

Ted and Jim agree to drop the ransom money for a kidnapped girl but find that they have to dive after it - into danger.

: A Man from Stratford

A film made this spring in the town and countryside that Shakespeare knew as a boy.
With Boys from the Hugh Clopton High School, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Voices: Frank Duncan
Voices: Marjorie Anderson
Cameraman: John Wyatt
Film Editor: Caroline Shields
Assistant Producer: Margaret Smith
Producer: Monica Sims

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.

Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Compact: The Kiss of Life

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Julia applies the kiss of life; Doug goes to meet a ravishing film star; and Smith is caught red-handed.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Moris Farhi
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Crockett
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Doctor: George Cormack
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Janet: Christine Pollon
Iris: Louise Dunn
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Stan: Johnny Wade
Ian: Ronald Allen
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ackroyd: Fred Ferris
Doug: Lawrence James
Mandy: Hal Dyer
David: Vincent Ball
Jack Townsend: Richard Owens
Waiter: Tony Thawnton
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Smith: Jack Hulbert

: Meet Sammy Davis Jr.: Part 2

Another showing of the programme broadcast in March.
"Another of his magnificent marathons" (Daily Herald)
"Davis is surely the most talented one-man show we have had here since Danny Kaye just after the war" (Daily Sketch)
"The fizzing life-force and show biz talent which is in the personality of Sammy Davis Jr." (Daily Mirror)
"Certainly the finest show of its kind in recent memory" (Variety)


Entertainer: Sammy Davis Jr.
Musical director: George Rhodes
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: That's My Boy?

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

Nurse! - Are you sure... That's My Boy?


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

: The News

: Grammar School Boy

A BBC film by Don Haworth on what happened in the careers and lives of sixteen men who were school prefects together seventeen years ago.


Producer: Don Haworth
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Research: Jean Thompson
Photography: Arthur Smith
Sound: Graham Turner
Editing: John Buttery

: Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich

playing Brahms's Double Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra
with the London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Colin Davis
Part of a concert given earlier this evening in the Royal Albert Hall, London
By arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd. and Harold Holt Ltd.
See page 33
A recording of the whole concert can be heard in the Home Service tomorrow evening at 8.0


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Cellist: Mstislav Rostropovich
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conducted by: Colin Davis
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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