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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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

The fifth 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

: 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 13.50)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Third Test Match

A further visit to Headingley.
(to 16.15)

: Ripcord: Elegy for a Hero

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

An old army acquaintance of Ted's who has become a national hero asks the Ripcord team for help, and they find that being a hero is not easy.

: Vision On: Trains

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.


The Bristolian
A film made by John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse about preparing an express for the run.

The Small Train
A cartoon from Yugoslavia.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Director (The Bristolian): John Adams
Director (The Bristolian): Patrick Whitehouse
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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

: The Cool Spot

Television's new Ice-Discery where you can Skate, Shake or Just Listen.
David Jacobs introduces:
Jacqueline Harbord, World and British Professional Champion
John Slater and Joan Dewhirst, Robert McKay, Peter Burrows and Valerie Hunt
This week's guests: Christine Holmes, The Yardbirds
From the Ice Stadium, Nottingham


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: John Slater
Skater: Joan Dewhirst
Skater: Robert McKay
Skater: Peter Burrows
Skater: Valerie Hunt
Singer/guest: Christine Holmes
Band/guests: The Yardbirds
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: The Best of Henley

Last week the world's leading oarsmen took part in the Henley Royal Regatta.
Harry Carpenter introduces the highlights of this premier event in the rowing calendar, including the Diamond Sculls and the Grand Challenge Cup.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Desmond Hill
Commentator: Tom Sutton
Commentator: Donald Legget
Producer: Brian Venner

: Compact: Hide and Seek

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Janet and Bruce are asked for help. Gussie finds that a letter can give the wrong impression.


Series creator/Writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mike Hennegan: Len Jones
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Gary: Brian Miller
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Hennegan: Joe Lynch
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Gussie: Frances Bennett
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Jeff Armandez: Horace James
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Miss Canning: Margaret Boyd
Maid: Joan Harsant
Mrs. Bowyer: Sally Lahee

: The Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth

with The Szogis, Robert Brothers Horses and Ponies, The Arlow Sisters, Les Charlies, Trio Hermanis, Les Margis, Bario and Bario, The Tovarich Troupe, The Digger Pugh Girls.
Introduced by Peter West.


Orchestra directed by: Bert Galey
Circus directed by: Roberto Germains
Presenter: Peter West
TV Presentation: Barrie Edgar
Springboard act: The Szogis
Act: Robert Brothers Horses and Ponies
Performers: The Arlow Sisters
Performers: Les Charlies
Jugglers: Trio Hermanis
Performers: Les Margis
Comedians: Bario and Bario
Acrobatics: The Tovarich Troupe
Performers: The Digger Pugh Girls

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Square Triangle

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
Guest star, Jacques Bergerac

The Square Triangle
...evens things up a bit!


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

: The News

: Commonwealth Myths and Realities

The British Commonwealth 1945:
83 million people
Five Prime Ministers
The British Commonwealth 1964:
716 million people
Eighteen Prime Ministers
The future role of the Commonwealth is in question as the Prime Ministers assemble for tomorrow's Conference.
Tonight's programme examines some of the myths and realities of the Commonwealth and looks at its possible future development.
Introduced by Robin Day and Michael Charlton with Lord Casey, Sir Hugh Foot, Professor Z. Cowen, Alun Gwynne Jones, Roger Opie, Patrick Keatley.


Presenter: Robin Day
Presenter: Michael Charlton
Speaker: Lord Casey
Speaker: Sir Hugh Foot
Speaker: Professor Z. Cowen
Speaker: Alun Gwynne Jones
Speaker: Roger Opie
Speaker: Patrick Keatley
Director: Ian Martin
Producer: Jack Ashley

: International Concert Hall

A second chance to see Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the The Philharmonia Orchestra Leader, Hugh Bean in Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel.
also Peter Katin as soloist in Chopin's Polonaise in E flat major Op. 22, for piano and orchestra
Before an invited audience in Watford Town Hall


Orchestra conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Pianist/soloist: Peter Katin
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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