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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

: 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)


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

: Ripcord: The Financier

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

A millionaire financier jumps out of an aircraft, and his disappearance is questioned by Ted and Jim.

: Vision On: Try This One

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

Questions and puzzle games played by teams of deaf and hearing children in the studio for you to share in at home.
Question-Master, Edwin Denton
Most people like a chance to air their knowledge, so this afternoon's edition of Vision On will undoubtedly be popular because children in the television studio and at home are being invited to 'Try This One'. The boys and girls in the studio who try to answer the questions or show their skill in the games will be divided into teams, each made up of two children who are deaf and two who can hear normally. As well as calling for skill, many of the games also require good powers of observation.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Question-Master (Try This One): Edwin Denton
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Producer: Ursula Eason

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: 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, Michael Carrington, Peter Burrows and Valerie Hunt
This week's guests: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
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
Musicians: Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Champions' Way: Athletics

The programme in which champions look at champions.
Introduced by David Coleman.
The sport is: Athletics
Taking part-and linked direct over the Commonwealth cable
In London: Derek Ibbotson, Peter Radford
In Sydney, Australia: Percy Wells Cerutty
one of the greatest coaches of modern times-the man who coached John Landy and Herb Elliott.
Illustrated by action film

See page 31


Presenter: David Coleman
Runner (In London): Derek Ibbotson
Athlete (In London): Peter Radford
Coach (In Sydney, Australia): Percy Wells Cerutty
Film editor: Ray Millichope
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Compact: A Boy Comes Home

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David receives some very unwelcome news - and Bruce prepares a pleasant surprise for Mike and Sam.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Director: John Crockett
Producer: Bernard Hepton
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Jeff Armandez: Horace James
Miss Craig: Barbara Atkinson
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Car salesman: Kenneth Watson
Mrs. Armstrong: Edna Morris
Mike: Len Jones
Miss Bates: Bridget Turner

: Nina and Frederik

From the BBC Television Theatre - in a programme of music and song.
With Tubby Hayes (flute and tenor sax), Alan Haven (organ), Sheila Bromberg (harp), Kenny Clare (drums), Vic Flick (guitar), Dennis Bowden (bass).
(First shown on December 17, 1963)
See page 31


Singers: Nina and Frederik
Musical direction: John Barry
Flautist/saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Organist: Alan Haven
Harpist: Sheila Bromberg
Drummer: Kenny Clare
Guitarist: Vic Flick
Bassist: Dennis Bowden
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Director: Nick Burrell-Davis
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Royal International Horse Show

A brief visit to the White City to include the winning round of the Country Life and Riding Cup.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Very Old Shoes, Very Old Rice

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

Very old shoes, very old rice ...make any wedding very old hat!
See page 35


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

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: South of Panama: Some Strange Faces of God

A journey through South America with Trevor Philpott.

Rival Virgins in Ecuador; Macumba in Brazil; jungle Indians learning the New Testament and mountain Indians living in fear of their strange gods.... all these religions and beliefs exist in South America. a continent where the face of God is strange and more diverse than anywhere else on earth. This programme shows how Trevor Philpott and Slim Hewitt found the face of God in remote corners of the continent, on a tour of South America for Tonight.
A Tonight presentation
See page 34


Presenter: Trevor Philpott
Photographed by: Slim Hewitt
Film editor: Tony Lloyd-Jones
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Royal International Horse Show: The Lonsdale Championship

An international competition demanding the greatest courage from both horse and rider.
In the event of equality of faults successive jump-offs with bigger fences will decide the winner
Introduced by Alan Weeks.


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

: News Extra

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