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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)

12.30-1.25 Cricket: Glamorgan v. Somerset, from Swansea
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: The News

: 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 13.45)

2.30-4.30 Cricket: Glamorgan v. Somerset
(Rowridge, Brighton)


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

: Ripcord: Flight to Terror

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

When a plane crashes, both a wanted man and a policeman manage to escape. In rounding up the criminal, Ted and Jim have first to discover which is which.

: The Forest

A second chance to see this film from Denmark.
As the seasons change, so the animals and birds of the forest change their appearance and their habits.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.

followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Miss Interflora - G.P.O. 1964

The Finalists: Mrs. Hilda Ferguson, Miss Rosaleen McCormack, Miss Carol Martin
The Judging Panel: The Viscountess Chelsea, David Jacobs, Turlough O'Brien, C.B.E.
The Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Prizes presented by The Postmaster-General, The Rt. Hon. J.R. Bevins, M.P.


Finalist: Hilda Ferguson
Finalist: Rosaleen McCormack
Finalist: Carol Martin
Judge: The Viscountess Chelsea
Judge: David Jacobs
Judge: Turlough O'Brien
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Prizes presented by: The Rt. Hon. J. R. Bevins
Organist: Jackie Brown
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film cameraman: George Middleton
Film cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: John Irwin

: Meet Donald Jackson

The world's greatest skater in twenty-five minutes of high-speed entertainment specially arranged for television.
Featuring The World and Olympic Ladies' Champion Sjoukje Dijkstra with Richard Dwyer and Dorothy Ann Nelson
An exciting blend of classical and cabaret skating from the Queen's Ice Skating Club, London.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
First shown on BBC-2, May 25


Skater: Donald Jackson
Skater: Sjoukje Dijkstra
Skater: Richard Dwyer
Skater: Dorothy Ann Nelson
Co-ordinator: Harry Lauder
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Compact: Responsibilities

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mrs Chater is firm, Iris interferes, and Janet and Bruce get more involved.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Iris: Louise Dunn
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Janet: Christine Pollon
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Jeff: Horace James
Terry: Jimmy Ray
David: Vincent Ball
Julia: Polly Adams
Dinah: Marco Andrew
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Chairman of Magistrates: Trevor Reid
Mike: Len Jones
Miss Bates: Bridget Turner
Hennegan: Joe Lynch

: Who is Secombe?

What Is He?
Dora Bryan, Roy Castle, Jimmy Edwards and Fenella Fielding conduct you on a tour around Harry Secombe with the help of Eric Robinson, Anton Rodgers and Amanda Barrie.
Previously shown on Dec. 26, 1963
(Harry Secombe and Anton Rodgers are appearing in "Pickwick" at the Saville
Theatre, London; Dora Bryan and Amanda Barrie are in "Six of One" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Material contributor (writer)/Devised and edited by: Jimmy Grafton
Material contributor (writer): Jeremy Lloyd
Material contributor (writer): R.M. Hills
Material contributor (writer): S.G. Green
Material contributor (writer): David Climie
Material contributor (writer): Johnny Whyte
Musical numbers staged by: Leo Kharibian
Orchestrations/musical associate: Dennis Wilson
Orchestrations: Wally Stott
Musical associate: Dennis Wilson
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Ridley Scott
Designer: Roger Williams
Producer: James Gilbert
Performer: Harry Secombe
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Roy Castle
Performer: Jimmy Edwards
Performer: Fenella Fielding
Performer: Eric Robinson
Performer: Anton Rodgers
Performer: Amanda Barrie

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Laura's Little Lie

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

Laura's Little Lie ...causes big trouble!


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

: The News

: European Journal: No.3

Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
Six television networks in Europe look at Europe and its people.
The Plotters
BBC reporter John Johnston goes to Germany to reconstruct the 'July 20' plot of twenty years ago that was to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

The Rock Today
Sven Hasselblatt of German Television reports from Gibraltar.

The Hadfields of Hampshire
A British farming family as seen by French reporter Etienne Lalou.

National Pride, National Shame
The youth of Europe have their say in five European capitals.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter (The Plotters): John Johnston
Reporter (The Rock Today): Sven Hasselblatt
Reporter (The Hadfields of Hampshire): Etienne Lalou
Film editor: Tom Oliver
Studio direction: Terry Hughes
Produced for BBC-tv by: Ronnie Noble

: International Concert Hall

A second chance to see the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Conductor, Karl Munchinger with Johannes Bruning as soloist, in Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor.
The programme also includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for Strings.
Before an invited audience in the Assembly Rooms, Bath


Musicians: The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Karl Munchinger
Violinist/soloist: Johannes Bruning
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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