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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The 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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


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

: Racing at Goodwood

3.0 Singleton Handicap over five furlongs

3.30 Goodwood Cup over two miles and five furlongs

4.0 Gordon Stakes over one mile, three furlongs, and two hundred yards

(to 16.10)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Ronald Adam, Grace Arnold, Roger Avon, Gwenda Ewen, Scot Finch, Juliet St. David


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Dr. Henry Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Ronald Adam
[Actress]: Grace Arnold
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewen
[Actor]: Scot Finch
[Actress]: Juliet St. David

: Pinky and Perky: Going Down Under

Written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
First shown on January 26


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 Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.

: 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

: What Next in Packaging?

Packaging is very big business. It has more than doubled in the last ten years.

Ideas for the Future: Earl Duffin, Philip Walton, Gordon Watts

The Appeal of Packaging: James Pilditch, William Schlackman

Some Grumbles: Elizabeth Good, Shirley Lowe


Panellist (Ideas for the Future): Earl Duffin
Panellist (Ideas for the Future): Philip Walton
Panellist (Ideas for the Future): Gordon Watts
Panellist (The Appeal of Packaging): James Pilditch
Panellist (The Appeal of Packaging): William Schlackman
Panellist (Some Grumbles): Elizabeth Good
Panellist (Some Grumbles): Shirley Lowe
Designer: Nick Harper
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Brush Off the Dust: 4: Lost in the Ice

or The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
In 1845 two ships of the Royal Navy under the command of Sir John Franklin set out in search of the North-West Passage. None of the members of that expedition was ever seen again. Only a few pathetic remnants are left-a scrap of fur, a piece of gold braid, spoons, forks... Fyfe Robertson retells the tragic story.
Material supplied by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
See page 45


Narrator: Fyfe Robertson
Research: Martha Turinas
Director: Kenneth Shepheard
Producer: Michael Heckford
Series edited by: Alan Rees

: Compact: The Dilemma

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Trouble with Stargirl, and Stan steals a look into the future.


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

: Sykes and a Log Cabin

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Ronnie Barker
with Jack Allen, Derek Nimmo, Valerie Bell, Elizabeth Chambers, Philip Anthony
First shown on March 31


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Jack Allen
[Actor]: Derek Nimmo
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
[Actress]: Elizabeth Chambers
[Actor]: Philip Anthony

: The Nurses: Show Just Cause Why You Should Weep

A new film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.
with Guest star, Zachary Scott

Gail Lucas is in serious trouble when she is threatened with a slander suit by a child patient's parents.
See facing page


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune
James Breden: Zachary Scott

: The News

: Call the Gun Expert: The Whistling Copse - 1927

Written and narrated by Macdonald Hastings adapted from his book The Other Mr. Churchill.
with Wensley Pithey as Robert Churchill
A Tonight presentation

At midnight in 1927 a poacher shot a gamekeeper dead. Two years later another gamekeeper was shot in identical circumstances in another part of the country. But the two tragedies had strangely different endings.


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
Whistlecraft: Steven Scott
Poacher: Michael Smith
Judge: John Falconer
Counsel: John Gordon
Detective: Peter Stockbridge
Gamekeeper: Ronald Goodale
Gamekeeper: Nicholas Evans
Gamekeeper: Anthony Blackshaw
Gamekeeper: Mark Rose

: It's A Square World

repeats Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle, Jan Williams
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.
(Previously shown on Dec. 26, 1963)


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

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie.
As Parliament goes into recess for its final holiday before the General Election, Gallery takes a last look at people and politics at Westminster and beyond.


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

: News Extra

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