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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

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

The first day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.

See facing page


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: Headline News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
BBC film


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Royal Marines Tercentenary

Outside Broadcast cameras are in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the Review and March Past of the Royal Marines in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

See page 49
(to 14.50)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

A further visit to Old Trafford.
See also BBC-2
(to 16.15)

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Keith Buckley, Gillian Cobbold, Roger Delgado, Norman Mitchell, Bruce Wightman.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes
Comedian: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Keith Buckley
[Actress]: Gillian Cobbold
[Actor]: Roger Delgado
[Actor]: Norman Mitchell
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Pinky and Perky: Buried Treasure

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 22, 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

: Brush Off the Dust: 3: The Midland Motor Museum: The Story of the Motor Car

Fyfe Robertson tells the story of a revolution which has changed our world and threatens now to dominate it.
With May Hankey and Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.
Excerpt from "The Heroic Days" made by the Shell Film Unit


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Guest: May Hankey
Guest: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: John McGonagle
Series edited by: Alan Rees

: Compact: Old Friends and Familiar Faces

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Dinah finds that things are not going quite as she planned, and part of Jeff's past catches up with him.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Crockett
Smith: Jack Hulbert
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doug: Lawrence James
lan: Ronald Allen
Ben: Bill Kerr
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Jeff Armandez: Horace James
Mrs Bouverie-Wilson: Cicely Courtneidge
Julia Preston: Polly Adams
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Sir Duncan Wallace: William Sherwood
Lady Enid Wallace: Joan Ogden
David: Vincent Ball

: Sykes and a Menace

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Melanie Parr and Geoffrey Hibbert, Garfield Morgan, Jacquie Wallis, Ernest Hare, John Lawrence
(First shown on March 24)


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actress]: Melanie Parr
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Garfield Morgan
[Actress]: Jacquie Wallis
[Actor]: Ernest Hare
[Actor]: John Lawrence

: The Nurses: The Saturday Evening of Time

A new film series.
Starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas
with guest star, Peggy Wood

An ageing inefficient hospital nurse has difficulty in facing up to her enforced retirement.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune
Marcella Higgins: Peggy Wood

: The News

: Call the Gun Expert: The Teenage Murderer-1926

Written and narrated by Macdonald Hastings adapted from his book "The Other Mr. Churchill"
With Wensley Pithey as Robert Churchill
A Tonight presentation
Few could believe that a boy of seventeen would deliberately shoot his own mother. The jury gave him the benefit of the doubt...
See page 49


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
Young Merrett: Nicholas Bennett
Older Merrett: Michael Rathborne
Bernard Spilsbury: Kenneth Benda
Mrs Merrett: Betty Bowden
Counsel: William Lyon Brown
Maid: Brenda Dunrich
Salesman: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Nurse: Margot Thomas
Girl: Wendy Ascott

: It's A Square World

repeats Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle, Reed de Rouen, Jan Williams
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
(Previously shown on Dec. 12, 1963)


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlle
[Actor]: Reed de Rouen
[Actress]: Jan Williams

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
A weekly programme about political power, people who wield power, and everyday problems which call for political answers.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film Editor: Ken Cooper
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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