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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

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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 13.45)


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

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1964 Swansea: Welcome to Welsh People from Overseas

Today the Eisteddfod welcomes Welsh people from overseas who are visiting their native country and its festival.
The ceremony described by Alun Williams.
Television presentation by Heddiw Unit
(to 15.00)


Commentator: Alun Williams

: The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure: Part 3

A new film in three parts about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

Clues to the whereabouts of the Unicorn treasure begin to accumulate, and Tintin and his friends discover what it is like to be in the neighbourhood of an active volcano.

: Threshold

June Grimble and James Lloyd introduce young people who have decided what they wish to be to people who have succeeded in their chosen occupations.


Presenter: June Grimble
Presenter: James Lloyd
Designer: Peter Mavius
Producer: John Irwin

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: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Choice

Introduced by James Douglas Henry.
Caroline Medawar reports on The Channel Crossing
Four-and-a-half million people now go to the Continent each year. The start of a holiday abroad should be an exciting prospect, but too often it is marred by discomfort and inconvenience. How do the various ways of crossing to Europe compare?


Presenter: James Douglas Henry
Reporter (The Channel Crossing): Caroline Medawar
Designer: Norman James
Graphics: George Daulby
Film cameraman: John Pyke
Film cameraman: John Hooper
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Production assistant: Prudence Martin
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Paul Bonner

: The Price of a Dream: 3: Cornish Rhapsody

with Derek Cooper

One man's vision brings new life to a Cornish fishing village.
A BBC Television Outside Broadcast
Science and Features presentation


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Theme music composed by: Sidney Sager
Script: Alec Nisbett
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 11

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox

In which Charity Pecksniff plans to marry and Jonas makes more sinister plans.
(First transmission on March 29)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
Martin: Gary Raymond
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Landlord: Julian Brooke
Mayor: Will Stampe
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Sailor: Leslie Bates
Nadgett: Blake Butler
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Tigg Montague: Peter Bayliss
Mrs. Lupin: Barbara Ogilvie
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Mary Graham: Ilona Rodgers
Jane: Deborah Millington
Charity: Rosalind Knight
Mr. Moddle: Pearson Dodd
Chuffey: Harold Scott

: A World of His Own

Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham
with Peter Reeves, John Witty, Julian Orchard
Julian Orchard is appearing in 'Pickwick' at the Saville Theatre, London


Script: Dave Freeman
Theme music: Lionel Bart
[Theme music] arranged by: Dennis Wilson
Design: Darrol Blake
Producer: David Croft
Stanley Blake: Roy Kinnear
Helen Blake: Anne Cunningham
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actor]: John Witty
[Actor]: Julian Orchard

: Saints and Sinners: The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
Special guest stars, Ann Blyth, Robert Lansing
and Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon

When a famous entertainer accidentally shoots a waiter in his hotel suite elaborate precautions are taken to ensure that the accident is not reported.


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Edith Berlitz: Ann Blyth
Don Colley: Robert Lansing
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon

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Tomorrow's Programmes

: Carnival

featuring Winifred Atwell, Big Jones and the Dean Sisters, Will Gaines, Booker Bradshaw, Maud Damons, George Webb, Millie, The Woodpeckers, Jamaica's Own Vagabonds, Les Kamaras, Ginger Johnson, Bob Caxton.
Introductions by Frank Holder.
Geoff Love and his Orchestra
From the North
(Will Gaines is appearing at the New Carlton Club Chesterfield; Frank Holder is at the Tiberio Restaurant, London)


Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Group: Big Jones and the Dean Sisters
Dancer: Will Gaines
Singer: Booker Bradshaw
Singer: Maud Damons
Pianist: George Webb
Singer: Millie
Band: The Woodpeckers
Band: Jamaica's Own Vagabonds
Entertainers: Les Kamaras
Percussionist: Ginger Johnson
Percussionist: Bob Caxton
Presenter: Frank Holder
Dancer: Faye Craig
Dancer: Angela van Breda
Dancer: Carmen Munroe
Dancer: Corinne Skinner
Dancer: Bari Jonson
Dancer: Harold Holness
Dance direction: Bari Jonson
Musicians: Geoff Love and his Orchestra
Design: Tim Harvey
Producer: John Ammonds

: Pomp and Pageantry

Written and directed by Norman Swallow.
An affectionate enquiry into a British passion with evidence from: John Grigg, The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond, Sir Brian Horrocks, Wayland Young.
A film in the series Report from Britain produced for overseas audiences by BBC Television Enterprises Production Unit in collaboration with the BBC External Services
See page 49


Writer/director: Norman Swallow
Speaker: John Grigg
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond
Speaker: Sir Brian Horrocks
Speaker: Wayland Young
Narrator: Rene Cutforth
Cameraman: James Court
Editor: Terry Cornelius

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