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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Builds a Raft

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

When the Hamster sails upstream on his new craft he finds the company of Turtle very useful.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Cricket: Yorkshire v. The Australians - Second day

TV Outside Broadcast cameras cover the afternoon play from the County Ground at Bradford.

(to 16.15)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Cricket: Yorkshire v. The Australians

A further visit to Bradford.

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Film Editor: Norman Matthews
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Blackie

Another chance to see this film from France with Jacky and Hermine.
Jacky is heartbroken when he is told that his pet bull-calf is to be sent to the butcher, but, as usual, Hermine helps him to find a happy solution.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
English version by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club visits Dundee
With Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor, Eleanor Leith, James Urquhart, Gordon Yeats, Alan Cameron, The White Heather Dancers, Jimmy Shand and his Band.


Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Singer: James Urquhart
Dancer: Gordon Yeats
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Champions' Way: Ice Skating

The programme in which champions look at champions.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.
The sport is: Ice Skating
Taking part: Sjoukje Dijkstra, World and European Champion, Olympic Gold Medallist; Courtney Jones, four times World Ice Dancing Champion
The programme includes excerpts from the Olympic Games, World, and European Championships and features world-famous stars: Donald Jackson, Sjoukje Dijkstra, Marika Kilius and Hans Jurgen Baumler, Oleg Protopopov and Ludmilla Belousova,
Courtney Jones and Doreen Denny

Tonight at 7.0
The outstanding ice-skating performances of recent years all in one programme - these are the highlights of the last in the series Champions' Way this evening. And to talk about them and the champions who take part, Alan Weeks will have with him in the studio two famous ice-skating champions - Sjoukje Dijkstra (above), the World and European champion and Olympic gold medallist who has just turned professional, and Courtney Jones, who with two partners, June Markham and Doreen Denny, won the World Ice Dancing Championship four times. Champions looking at champions... and what champions!
First, there is Donald Jackson, whose electrifying performance to win the World Championship in Prague in 1962 made a tremendous impact on a vast television audience. It is this performance which is featured in this evening's programme. Other champions and specific performances include Sjoukje Dijkstra winning the Olympic gold medal at Innsbruck this year; the brilliant Russian pair Protopopov and Belousova in their gold-medal-winning routine; Kilius and Baumler winning the European Championship at Grenoble. In addition you will be able to see Britain's top skaters of recent years-Jeannette Altwegg, Olympic gold medallist 1952; John and Jennifer Nicks, World pairs skating champions 1953 and, of course, Courtney Jones and Doreen Denny.
(Leslie Kettle)


Presenter: Alan Weeks
Panellist/skater: Sjoukje Dijkstra
Panellist/skater: Courtney Jones
Skater: Donald Jackson
Skater: Marika Kilius
Skater: Hans Jurgen Baumler
Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Ludmilla Belousova
Skater: Doreen Denny
Film editor: Ray Millichope
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: Leslie Kettley

: Martin Chuzzlewit: Episode 12

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Constance Cox

In which Jonas says farewell to Tigg Montague and forces are joined to apprehend a murderer.
(First transmission on April 5)


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
Jonas Chuzzlewit: Alex Scott
Nadgett: Blake Butler
Pecksniff: Richard Pearson
Tigg Montague: Peter Bayuss
Ruth Pinch: Fern Warner
Tom Pinch: John Quentin
Martin: Gary Raymond
Mark Tapley: Tom Watson
John Westlock: Jeremy Burnham
Mercy: Anna Middleton
Lowsome: John Golightly
Mrs. Gamp: Angela Baddeley
Mrs. Prig: Kathleen Harrison
Old Martin: Barry Jones
Chuffey: Harold Scott

: Glynis: Agents are Murder

A film series of comedy-thrillers.
Starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Agents are Murder
...one hundred per cent!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Ten Seconds That Shook the World

Introduced by Michael Charlton.
Ten seconds that changed the future of mankind....
The coming of the Atomic Age which this week enters its twentieth year.
The Manhattan Project and Oak Ridge Rutherford, Fermi, and Einstein... the Enola Gay and 8.16 a.m. on August 6, 1945... all these led to the Atomic Age.
From films gathered around the world, this new documentary traces the development of the most important event in the history of science and warfare.
See page 21


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Narrator: Richard Basehart
Producer: David L. Wolper

: The News

: Cluff: The Amorous Builder

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands and Eric Barker
Guest stars, Glynn Edwards, Stephanie Bidmead
See page 21


Writer: Gil North
Music composed by: Harry Dexter
Animals trained by: John Holmes
Film Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Film Editor: Gitta Zadek
Story Editor: Bill Barron
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Paul Bernard
William Mally: Patrick Jordan
Eric Yewdal: Terence Taplin
Kathleen Butt: Yvonne Walsh
Sergeant Caleb Cluff: Leslie Sands
Yewdal: Michael Bird
Bruce Butcher: Glynn Edwards
Mrs. Butcher: Stephanie Bidmead
P.C. Arthur Bullock: John McKelvey
Inspector Mole: Eric Barker
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Det-Con Barker: John Rolfe
Willie Turner: Howell Evans
Railwayman: George Little
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett
Mrs Potter: Kitty Attwood

: Travellers' Tales: Where the Brides do the Choosing

Told by Alexander John.
South from Tangier into the Atlas Mountains of Morocco travelled a young Englishman, Colin Thubron, to find a Berber tribe where every year a woman may choose herself a new husband and discard the old.


Narrator: Alexander John
Filmed by: Colin Thubron
Sound Mixer: Bob Saunders
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series Editor: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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