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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Clapperboard

Gary Watson introduces films about puppies, hitch-hiking, television, and an enchanted bird, assisted, of course, by Cleopatra the Cat.


Presenter: Gary Watson
Producer: Peggy Miller

: 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

: Zero One: Return Trip

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett.
Guest star, Patricia Neal
Produced by MGM TV in association with the BBC

A young woman suffering from loss of memory in Chicago, and a murder the same evening in Detroit... it takes the astute mind of Garnett to suspect, and eventually prove, a connection between the two.

6.35-7.0 Bath Searchlight Tattoo: from the Royal Victoria Park.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Teleplay by: David T. Chantler
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: George Pollock
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Margo: Patricia Neal
Mike Stacey: Bill Nagy
Steve Mailer: Robert McKenzie
Davis: Robert O'Neil
Captain Tyler: Lionel Murton

: All Sorts to Make a World: Into His Custody

with Paddy Feeny
Six programmes about the life and work of men who have the power to mould the world around them.

This week: Into His Custody
featuring The Headmaster and staff of an approved school in Wales.

BBC Television Outside Broadcasts
Science and Features Presentation


Presenter: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Selwyn Roderick
Series editor: Max Morgan-Witts

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced by Jimmy Savile.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Catch Hand: The Jokers

With Mark Eden as Johnny Rich and Anthony Booth as Finn Brodie.
Guest star, George A. Cooper
Series created by Group North
See page 41


Series created by: Group North
Script: Henry Chapman
Script Editor: John Gould
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Music composed by: Bert Chappell
Film sequences - Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film sequences - Editor: Roy Watts
Designer: Donald Brewer
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Bill Hays
Johnny Rich: Mark Eden
Finn Brodie: Anthony Booth
Jeff: George A. Cooper
Ted: John Barrard
Barmaid: Sally Lewis
Bill: Gordon Gostelow
Neddy: Reginald Barratt

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you News-Action-Personalities

Professional Lawn Tennis
from Wembley
The final of a £1,000 tournament between the world's top four tennis stars Pancho Gonzales, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, Rod Laver.

Cricket: England v. Australia
A preview of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Tennis player: Pancho Gonzales
Tennis player: Ken Rosewall
Tennis player: Lew Hoad
Tennis player: Rod Laver
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-2

: Royal International Horse Show: The King George V Gold Cup Grand Prix

The most coveted individual prize in the world.
Outside Broadcast cameras are at the White City Stadium to cover this top event in the show jumping week.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
See pages 23 and 40


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

: Two Old Ladies

Caresse Crosby at Roccasinibalda
The American publisher and patron has established a small art centre near Rome. She reminisces about the writers and painters she has known during her lifetime.

Mrs. Stirling at Old Battersea House
Now ninety-nine, Mrs. Stirling lives surrounded by her own enormous private collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings and pottery.

Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
First shown in Monitor
See page 43


Presenter (Caresse Crosby at Roccasinibalda): Caresse Crosby
Director (Caresse Crosby at Roccasinibalda): Nancy Thomas
Subject (Mrs. Stirling at Old Battersea House): Mrs. Stirling
Director (Mrs. Stirling at Old Battersea House): Ken Russell
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Presenter: Huw Wheldon

: News Extra

: Postscript

by Dr. Donald Soper.


Presenter: Dr. Donald Soper

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