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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fourth Test Match

The fifth day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.
See also BBC-2


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

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.50)


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

: Cricket and Glorious Goodwood

Cricket: England v. Australia: Fourth Test Match
Further visits to Old Trafford.
Glorious Goodwood
This week BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras will be covering some of the principal races of this famous meeting.
3.10 Stewards Cup over six furlongs
3.45 Warren Stakes over one mile, three furlongs, two hundred yards
4.15 Charlton Stakes over one mile
See page 30


Commentator (Glorious Goodwood): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Glorious Goodwood): Clive Graham
Presented for television by (Glorious Goodwood): Dennis Monger

: Ripcord: Ransom Drop

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

Ted and Jim prevent a precious piece of machinery from falling into the wrong hands.

: The Royal Tournament

Pageantry, excitement, skill, and competition
Highlights from this year's show.


Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by: Innes Lloyd

: 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 Spot

Television's new Ice-Discery where you can Skate, Shake, or Just Listen.
David Jacobs introduces:
Jacqueline Harbord, World and British Professional Champion, Red Humphreys and Jean, Thelma Perry, Jackie Oldfield, John Phillips and Gillian Thorpe
This week's guests: Shane Fenton and the Fentones, Elkie Brooks
From the Ice Stadium, Nottingham
(Jackie Oldfield is appearing in "Carnival on Ice" at the Granville Theatre, Ramsgate)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skaters: Red Humphreys and Jean
Skater: Thelma Perry
Skater: Jackie Oldfield
Skater: John Phillips
Skater: Gillian Thorpe
Band: Shane Felton and the Fentones
Singer: Elkie Brooks
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Champions' Way: Lawn Tennis

The programme in which champions look at champions.
Introduced by Peter West.
The sport is: Lawn Tennis
Taking port: Dan Maskell, Fred Perry three times Wimbledon champion
Champions seen in action include: Doris Hart, Lew Hoad, Frank Sedgman, Maureen Connolly, Margaret Smith, Pancho Segura and the present Wimbledon Singles Champions
See facing page


Presenter: Peter West
Panellist: Dan Maskell
Panellist: Fred Perry
Tennis player: Doris Hart
Tennis player: Lew Hoad
Tennis player: Frank Sedgman
Tennis player: Maureen Connolly
Tennis player: Margaret Smith
Tennis player: Pancho Segura
Film editor: Ray Millichope
Director: Alec Weeks
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Compact: The Offer

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug loses a feature writer; Stan loses his nerve but wins a bowler.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Tony Williamson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Richard Martin
Cheryl: Jan Miller
Jeff: Horace James
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Ben: Bill Kerr
Theo: David Swift
Julia: Polly Adams
David: Vincent Ball
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug: Lawrence James
Iris: Louise Dunn
Stan: Johnny Wade
Ian: Ronald Allen
Smith: Jack Hulbert

: International Athletics: U.S.A. v. U.S.S.R.

from America
Track and field-event stars of the world's greatest athletic nations meet in Los Angeles in an Olympic preview-three months before they fight for medals in the XVIII Olympic Games in Tokyo.


Commentator: David Coleman

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Divorce?

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews



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

: The News

: Mechanical Man

Paul Ferris talks to four of Britain's mechanical engineers about themselves and their work.
Professor Stephen Tobias, Alan Fletcher, Alex Moulton, Hugh Conway
BBC-tv Science and Features presentation


Presenter: Paul Ferris
Interviewee: Professor Stephen Tobias
Interviewee: Alan Fletcher
Interviewee: Alex Moulton
Interviewee: Hugh Conway
Film cameraman: Len Newson
Sound recordist: Bill Wild
Film editor: Ted Walter
Producer: R. W. Reid

: Songs for the Times: 1: Beside the Seaside

A musical history of the Englishman's holiday.
with Patricia Lambert, Charles West, Josephine Gordon, Roy Desmond
The George Mitchell Singers


Singer: Patricia Lambert
Performer: Charles West
Performer: Josephine Gordon
Performer: Roy Desmond
Narration: Jack de Manio
Narration: Peter Hawkins
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor and musical arranger: Alfred Ralston
Design: Mary Rea
Script/producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: John Furness

: News Extra

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