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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The second day's play at Headingley, Leeds


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Wimbledon and Cricket

Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships
BBC Outside Broadcast units set the scene and bring you The Final of the Men's Singles Championship direct from the Centre Court.
See facing page
Cricket: England v. Australia - Third Test Match
Further visits to Headingley.


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

: 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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Headingley, followed by a summary.

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, featuring highlights of the Men's Singles Final.

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 2

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox.

In which Martin begins his architectural studies and Mr. Pecksniff makes a journey to London.
(First shown on January 26)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Jane: Deborah Millington
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Martin: Gary Raymond
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Mary Graham: Ilona Rodgers
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Guard: Gerry Wain
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Anthony Chuzzlewit: Carl Bernard

: The Graham Stark Show

Written by Johnny Speight.
Starring Graham Stark
with Anthony Sharp, Derek Nimmo, Patricia Hayes, Rose Hill, Anthony Singleton, James McManus, Peter Thomas, George Betton, Pamela Reece
Guest star, Eve Boswell


Writer: Johnny Speight
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Musical Director: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Comedian: Graham Stark
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Derek Nimmo
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actress]: Rose Hill
[Actor]: Anthony Singleton
[Actor]: James McManus
[Actor]: Peter Thomas
[Actor]: George Betton
[Actress]: Pamela Reece
Singer: Eve Boswell

: The Defenders: The Non-Violent

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed.
Guest stars, James Earl Jones, Ivan Dixon, Gene Raymond

A simple court hearing develops into a dramatic trial concerned with civil rights and the issues of free speech and assembly.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
The Rev. Harris Bonham: James Earl Jones
John Bird: Ivan Dixon
George Pell: Gene Raymond
Alton Pell: Sam Groom

: The News

: Club Night

from the Palace Theatre Club, Offerton, Stockport.
Donald Peers introduces: Anne Shelton, The Clark Brothers, Hope and Keen, Kevin Ross, Johnny Laycock, Maurice Burns, Kevin Kent, Peter Marsh, Malcolm Riddel
(The Clark Brothers are appearing in "The Charlie Drake Show" at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool)
See page 55


Presenter: Donald Peers
Singer: Anne Shelton
Dancers: The Clark Brothers
Comedians: Hope and Keen
Performer: Kevin Ross
Musician: Johnny Laycock
Performer: Maurice Burns
Singer: Kevin Kent
Performer: Peter Marsh
Performer: Malcolm Riddel
Orchestra conducted by: Harry Hayward
Setting: Stuart Furber
Director: Douglas Argent
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Look: Over the Dyke

with Peter Scott
The dams and dykes of Holland, which hold back the water from the newly reclaimed land of what used to be the Zuyder Zee, provide no obstacle to a subsequent invasion by natural life. For a while, some species of animals abound in great numbers, among them the mole and the kestrel.
From the West
See page 41


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmed by: Ewart Needham
Filmed by: Maurice Fisher
Film editor: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Choice

with Derek Hart
Reporter, James Douglas Henry
including TV Sets: Highlights from this month's "Which" report with the co-operation of the Consumers' Association.

10.35-11.5 Picafence: Dorian Williams describes the highlights of a new contest in which four riding clubs compete in a knock-out competition.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.35-11.5 The Singer and the Song: Sam Larner and Harry Cox, both of Norfolk, sing the songs they learned as boys and talk to Charles Parker.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: James Douglas Henry
Film camera team: Peter Lambert
Film camera team: David Jones
Film editor: Paul White
Designer: Norman James
Graphics: George Daulby
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Paul Bonner
Commentator (Picafence): Dorian Williams
Singer/interviewee (The Singer and the Song): Sam Larner
Singer/interviewee (The Singer and the Song): Harry Cox
Interviewer (The Singer and the Song): Charles Parker

: News Extra

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