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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

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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 13.45)


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

: Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: European Zone Semi-final - Great Britain v. France

from Bristol.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Television presentation: Brian Johnson

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Christa Bergman, Dallas Cavell, John Dawson, Geoffrey Denton, David Drummond, Walter Randall.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Beau Varney: Reg Varney
[Actress]: Christa Bergman
[Actor]: Dallas Cavell
[Actor]: John Dawson
[Actor]: Geoffrey Denton
[Actor]: David Drummond
[Actor]: Walter Randall

: Pinky and Perky: Fun in 'Frisco

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.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
(First shown on December 15, 1963)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by/Puppets created by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: 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

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: The Cool Spots

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, Michael Carrington, Peter Burrows and Valerie Hunt
This week's guests: Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Jenny Clarke
From the Ice Stadium. Nottingham


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: John Slater
Skater: Joan Dewhirst
Skater: Michael Carrington
Skater: Peter Burrows
Skater: Valerie Hunt
Band/guests: Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
Guest: Jenny Clarke
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Brush Off the Dust: 2: The last battle... on English soil

James, Duke of Monmouth was executed for high treason on July 15, 1685. His abandoned army of West Countrymen was rounded up and punished by Lord Justice Jeffreys in the Bloody Assize. Did Monmouth betray his men, or was he himself misled?
Fyfe Robertson reveals the tragedy of the Monmouth story and General Sir Brian Horrocks describes the Battle of Sedgemoor.
Material supplied by the Admiral Blake Museum, Bridgwater


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Guest: General Sir Brian Horrocks
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Director: Ray Krre
Producer: Ronald Webster
Series edited by: Alan Rees

: Compact: Time of Trial

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The Nursing Home story takes an unexpected turn, Adrian pursues his art, and a shock awaits David.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: David Giles
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Janet: Christine Pollon
Miss Bates: Bridget Turner
Mike: Len Jones
Hennegan: Joe Lynch
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Paula: Judy Franklin
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Julia: Polly Adams
Mr Canning: Eric Jones
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Jeff: Horace James
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Wendy: Sandra Payne
Camilla: Carmen Silvera

: Sykes and a Following

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Harry Locke, William Kendall
and Barbara Keogh, Eunice Black, Bill Rhodes, James McManus, Evelyn Lund, Frank Cowley, Frank Whittley, Lyn Turner
First shown on March 17


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Jim Latham
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
Mr. Parker: Harry Locke
[Actor]: William Kendall
Clippie: Barbara Keogh
[Actress]: Eunice Black
[Actor]: Bill Rhodes
[Actor]: James McManus
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund
[Actor]: Frank Cowley
[Actor]: Frank Whittley
[Actress]: Lyn Turner

: The Nurses: The Prisoner

A new film series starring Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.

Gail Lucas comes into contact with wounded prisoner, likely to be executed if he recovers.


Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: The News

: Call the Gun Expert: The Green Bicycle Case-1919

Written and narrated by MacDonald Hastings adapted from his book The Other Mr. Churchill.
A Tonight presentation
'The most baffling and fascinating murder mystery of this century...


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
Ronald Light: Bob Lord
Bella Wright: Petronella Barker
Marshall Hall: John Gatrell
Uncle: Alan Rolfe
Policeman: Ralph Wilson
Farmer: Clifford Cox

: It's A Square World

repeats Michael Bentine
endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Len Lowe, Joe Gibbons, Louis Mansi, Olga Lowe, Vivienne Ventura and John Bluthal.
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
(Previously shown on May 17, 1963)


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: John Walker
Musical Direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: George Djurkovic
Director: Joe McGrath
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Len Lowe
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actress]: Olga Lowe
[Actress]: Vivienne Ventura
[Actor]: John Bluthal

: Gallery

Gallery goes to The Republic Convention
Ian Trethowan reports from America on the Republican choice earlier today for the Presidency of the United States.
Senator Goldwater goes to San Francisco with an apparently decisive total of pledged votes. Will he clinch the nomination? If not, who will be the Republican candidate in the Presidential Election of 1964?
A satellite transmission from New York


Reporter: Ian Trethowan

: News Extra

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