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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

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: 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

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1964 Swansea: Chairing the Bard

according to the ancient rites of the Order of the Bards of Britain.
The ceremony is described by Alun Williams.
Television presentation by Heddiw Unit
(to 15.30)


Commentator: Alun Williams

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Sylvia Bidmead, Michael Billington, Sydney Bromley, Dennis Cleary, Katy Greenwood, David Lander, Meadows White, Bruce Wightman.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Lester Varney: Reg Varney
[Actress]: Sylvia Bidmead
[Actor]: Michael Billington
[Actor]: Sydney Bromley
[Actor]: Dennis Cleary
[Actress]: Katy Greenwood
[Actor]: David Lander
[Actor]: Meadows White
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Pinky and Perky: Up the Creek

Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle.
Written by Margaret Potter.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
First transmission on February 2


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.

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: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: What Next in Sitting Pretty?

Chairs for typing, Chairs for dining, Chairs for relaxing, Chairs in the future, Chairs from the past
Discussing these are: Terence Conran, William Floyd, Clement Freud, Paul Jennings, Alannah Murphy, Peter Newington, Vanora Walters


Panellist: Terence Conran
Panellist: William Floyd
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Alannah Murphy
Panellist: Peter Newington
Panellist: Vanora Walters
Designer: Nick Harper
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Brush Off the Dust: 5: To Be Boy Eternal

Mechanical toys, talking books, Japanese water flowers, dolls' furniture, 'penny plain and tuppence coloured' - an Aladdin's cave of nostalgia...
Fyfe Robertson visits The Museum of Childhood Edinburgh with Patrick Murray, Curator and Valerie Singleton.
Recorded in the Museum of Childhood by permission of the Corporation of Edinburgh


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Guest: Patrick Murray
Guest: Valerie Singleton
Series editor and producer: Alan Rees

: Compact: A Game of Consequences

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alan sets off a row in the Features Office, and learns some alarming news about the disappearance of Cheryl Fine.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia: Polly Adams
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Janet: Christine Pollon
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Jeff: Horace James
Det.-Insp. Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
David: Vincent Ball

: Sykes and a Band

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Wensley Pithey
and Howard Douglas, Brian Rawlinson, Freddie Randall, Dickie Owen, Rita Williams, Felix Bowness, Evelyn Lund
First transmission on April 7


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Wensley Pithey
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Brian Rawlinson
[Actor]: Freddie Randall
[Actor]: Dickie Owen
[Actress]: Rita Williams
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund

: The Nurses: Express Stop from Lenox Avenue

A film series starring Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.

A dedicated coloured nurse, trying to break completely with her previous sordid surroundings, is afraid of being dragged back when her cousin joins Alden Hospital as an orderly.


Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

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: Call the Gun Expert: The Perfect Crime: 1934

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


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
James Dawson: Alan Hockey
Mistress: Enid Irvin
Coroner: Ivan Butler
Surgeon: Anthony Sheppard
[Actress]: Kathleen Heath
[Actor]: Patrick Travis

: 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. 31, 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
[Actress]: Jan Williams

: What Happened at Bannockburn?

In 1314 a Scottish army, outnumbered four to one, defeated the English in one of the most astonishing victories in the history of warfare.
General Sir Philip Christison tells the story and looks at new evidence.
First shown on Scottish transmitters on June 22
See page 42

10.15-10.45 Hopeful and Glorious: the first of four programmes in which Robert Robinson looks back at the English at bay.
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter: General Sir Philip Christison
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Alan Rees
Presenter (Hopeful and Glorious): Robert Robinson

: News Extra

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