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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Golf: The Open Championship

direct from the Old Course, St. Andrews.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Commentator: Cliff Michelmore
Television Presentation: Bill Stevenson
Television Presentation: Bill Malcolm

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Golf: The Open Championship

Another visit to St. Andrews.

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Yvonne Antrobus, John Caesar, Thomas Gallagher, Bill Shine, George Tovey, Harry Towb
(Reg Varney is appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Cory
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Comedian: Reg Varney
[Actress]: Yvonne Antrobus
[Actor]: John Caesar
[Actor]: Thomas Gallagher
[Actor]: Bill Shine
[Actor]: George Tovey
[Actor]: Harry Towb

: Pinky and Perky: Stormy Weather

Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Zachary Scuttle.
Written by Margaret Potter.
from the North of England
First shown on November 24, 1963
Pinky and Perky have signed on as Mates for a musical voyage round the world on board the paddle steam-ship Melodymaster. More or less in command of this rather strange, yet friendly vessel is Captain Zachary Scuttle. Also on board the Melodymaster are Bertie Bonkers, chief engineer, and Pepper Parrot, the ship's parrot and ancient mariner.


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by (Puppeteer)/puppets created by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by (Puppeteer): Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Zachary Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: 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

: Golf: The Open Championship

direct from the Old Course, St. Andrews.

: Brush off the Dust: 1: The World of Dr. Kirk

Where can you walk into the nineteenth century?
What are 'conversation lozenges'?
Which Post Office still sells the Victorian 'penny black' stamp?
Fyfe Robertson looks at The Castle Museum, York, with Robert Patterson, the Curator.
from the Castle Museum


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Guest: Robert Patterson
Producer: Trevor Hill
Series editor: Alan Rees

: Compact: Find the Lady

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
Jeff Armandez tries to get at the truth, and Smith comes to the end of his long search.


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

: Sykes and a Plank

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Deryck Guyler
with Richard Shaw, Annie Leake, Teddy Green, Barney Gilbraith, George Betton, Felix Bowness, Roy Vicente, John Doye
(Teddy Green is appearing in "Pickwick" at the Saville Theatre, London)
First shown on March 3


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Richard Shaw
[Actress]: Annie Leake
[Actor]: Teddy Green
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: George Betton
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actor]: Roy Vicente
[Actor]: John Doye

: The Nurses: Night Sounds

A new film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.

Student nurse Gail Lucas has an unnerving experience when a psychiatric patient attacks her and prevents her from being on duty at a crucial time.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: The News

: Call the Gun Expert: The Trick that Failed - 1918

Written and narrated by MacDonald Hastings adapted from his book "The Other Mr. Churchill" with Wensley Pithey as Robert Churchill.
A Tonight presentation
In 1918 a music-hall audience applauded as Chung Ling Soo, the famous Chinese magician, was fatally wounded performing his dangerous trick 'Catching the Bullets'. Was it murder, suicide, or accident?


Writer/narrator: MacDonald Hastings
Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Assistant cameraman: David Findlay
Sound recordist: Stan Nightingale
Film editor: Peter Moseley
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Jack Gold
Robert Churchill: Wensley Pithey
Chung Ling Soo: Billy McComb
Boy assistant: Terry Raven
Girl assistant: Rita Craig
Manager: Norman Mitchell

: It's A Square World

repeats Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle
Guest singer, Joyce Blair
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.

Previously shown on Nov. 14, 1963


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlle
Guest Singer: Joyce Blair

: Golf: The Open Championship

The recorded highlights of today's play at St. Andrews.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Peter Thomson
Presented by: Bill Malcolm
Presented by: Bill Stevenson

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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