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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Night the Moon Came Down to Bathe

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Cadichon

Another chance to see this film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Jacky protects a donkey which has been ill-treated and then finds to his surprise that the donkey has invited his friends to join them.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: 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 White Heather Club

A Special Edition recorded on Waterloo Day for the Royal Scots Greys at the Round House, Hohne, W. Germany.
Roddy McMillan introduces Patricia Lambert, James Urquhart, The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell, Gordon Yeats, The White Heather Dancers, Bobby MacLeod and his Band.


Presenter: Roddy McMillan
Singer: Patricia Lambert
Singer: James Urquhart
Musicians: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Dancer: Gordon Yeats
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Bobby MacLeod and his Band
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Voyage into England: 3: The Canal Giants

with Macdonald Hastings
A duke with a coalmine
Engineers with bold ideas...
Navigators dressed in moleskins....
These men built bridges, blasted tunnels, threw channels over valleys. They cut the first great highways across the length and breadth of England.
(Next week: A Cut above the Others - from Merseyside to Humber)

'A sight fit for ladies to see.' This was the description given to the Barton Stone Aqueduct designed by James Brindley and opened on July 17, 1761
Two centuries ago the trade of England was carried on the rivers by the small sailing craft and barges that plied along the tidal waterways. Where the navigations ended, horses, men, and mules moved the loads from place to place. To carry anything anywhere was a slow, costly, laborious business. All this was changed by the canal giants. They were the men who took on the job of driving the first great highways across the length and breadth of England. They did it without mechanical aids. They relied on the sweat and toil of the 'navigators' - the men who dug the cut with pick and shovel.
The first major canal was built to bring coal more easily into the city of Manchester. The story of this navigation-the Bridgewater canal - and of the men who designed and built it, is equivalent in modern times to the story of the construction of a motorway.
Tonight at 7.0 Macdonald Hastings looks at the engineers, the navigators, and the industrialists who saw a future for the great canals. He looks also at the other 'canal giants' - the aqueducts and bridges that were built to carry the waterways. He visits Marple near Stockport to see the aqueduct that only a few years ago was said to have served its purpose, and meets the people who believe that the Marple aqueduct is a giant with a new future of service to the community.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Director: Ray Lakeland
Producer: Peter Bale

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Constance Cox.

In which Martin and Mark arrive in America and Jonas Chuzzlewit helps his father to retire.
(First shown on February 23)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Montague Tigg: Peter Bayliss
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Poor woman: Ruth Porcher
Poor woman's son: Trevor Thomas
Poor woman's daughter: Hilary Green
Martin: Gary Raymond
Footman: Vernon Dobtcheff
John Westlock: Jeremy Burnham
Employer: Frederick Farley
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Anthony Chuzzlewit: Carl Bernard
Chuffey: Harold Scott
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Doctor Jobling: John Bryans
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Colonel Diver: Hugh Cross
Captain: Murray Kash

: Glynis: Mr. Butterworth Does It Himself

A film series of comedy-thrillers starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments.
Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Mr. Butterworth Does It Himself
..and when it comes to murder he's quite a handyman!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People-Places-Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.

In tonight's edition: The Republicans' Choice
A behind-the-scenes report from the Republican Party's Convention in San Francisco.
How did the Party make its final choice of candidate for the Presidency of the United States? What are its present chances of victory in November?


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Detective: Death of a Fellow Traveller

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Jane and Dagobert Brown, played by Joan Reynolds and Leslie Randall in Delano Ame's Death of a Fellow Traveller, adapted by Pat Dunlop.

Think of a story about a limping man. Mix in a murder, a few spies, a little hate. It's a good story - but what does one do when, suddenly, hideously, it all comes true?
See page 22


Author: Delano Ames
Adapted by: Pat Dunlop
"Detective" theme music composed by: John Addison
Incidental Music: Norman Kay
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Ted Hunter
Script Editor: John Gould
Script Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Edgar Wreford
Maigret (Introduction): Rupert Davies
Jane Brown: Joan Reynolds
Dagobert Brown: Leslie Randall
Patrick Blythe: Howard Pays
Fred Cox: Edwin Brown
Honey Penfield: Gwen Cherrell
Edgar Bray: Richard Owens
Gladys: Kate Brown
Mrs. Bray: Pat Nye
Marcus Windle-Scott: William Abney
Coroner: Kenneth McClellan
Lucy Windle-Scott: Ruth Trouncer
Mrs. Tremayne: Ann Way
Constable Peace: Ronald Goodale

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Royal International Horse Show: The Horse and Hound Cup

First-night visit to the world's premier international horse show at the White City Stadium, London, where the final stages of this international jumping championship are in progress.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.

See page 23


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Bill Wright

: News Extra

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