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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
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

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: 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 13.45)


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

: Cricket: Yorkshire v. The Australians: Third day

TV Outside Broadcast cameras cover the afternoon play from the County Ground at Bradford.
(to 16.30)


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

: Ripcord: Double Drop

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

Jim meets an old wartime acquaintance and is forced to make use of his medical knowledge.

: Summer Holiday in Lapland

A second chance to see this film by Gunnar Izakson.
Two Australian children. Stina and Nicky visit Europe and meet some Lapp children in the Arctic Circle.
Commentary spoken by Annabelle Bates and Kaplan Kay.


Director: Gunnar Izakson
Narrator: Annabelle Bates
Narrator: Kaplan Kay

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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

: 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, John Phillips and Gillian Thorpe, Ronnie McKenzie, John Pearce and Lesley Norfolk.
This week's guests: Lulu and the Luvers, Tommy Scott
From the Ice Stadium, Nottingham

One young lady currently skating her way to more success and who finds herself in a Cool Spot tonight is nineteen-year-old world champion Jacqueline Harbord. Jacqueline, who lives in London with her parents and elder brother, won the World and British Professional Ice-Skating titles last year as a preliminary to turning professional. The previous year she won the Commonwealth Winter Games figure-skating championships and the international championships at St. Moritz. Since turning professional she does not have to spend quite as many hours a day practising and finds time to follow interests outside the ice-rink, which include needlework, fencing, and trampolining.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: John Phillips
Skater: Gillian Thorpe
Skater: Ronnie McKenzie
Skater: John Pearce
Skater: Lesley Norfolk
Musicians: Lulu and the Luvers
Guest: Tommy Scott
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Voyage into England: 6: The End of the Road

with Macdonald Hastings

The Grand Union...; The Kennet and Avon...; The Regent's Canal...
Down the cut to Little Venice, in the heart of London, on the last stage of a 500-mile canal journey to see the past, the present, and the future of three famous inland waterways.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Producer: Peter Bale

: Compact: Model Mystery

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alan is interested in Rosalind's problems, and so is Gussie. Camilla steps into the breach.

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Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Crockett
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood
Det.-Inspector Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Alan: Basil Moss
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia: Polly Adams
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Doug: Lawrence James
Dinah: Marco Andrew
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Janet: Christine Pollon
Stan: Johny Wade
David: Vincent Ball

: The Roy Castle Show

Starring Roy Castle

Special guest artists, in alphabetical order: Bernard Cribbins, Harry Secombe, Eric Sykes and Una Stubbs
First transmission on June 21

Harry Secombe is appearing in 'Pickwick' at the Saville Theatre, London
See page 27


Presenter: Roy Castle
Guest: Bernard Cribbins
Singer/guest: Harry Secombe
Guest: Eric Sykes
Dancer: Una Stubbs
Designer: Keith Norman
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: A Word a Day

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews

A Word a Day
...can be quite a mouthful!
See page 27


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

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

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: The Exceptional Child

A film documentary about children who are exceptional because they are not quite average, which may give us second thoughts about what we mean by a 'normal child'.
Commentary by Aubrey Cash
Spoken by Derek Cooper

See page 26


Commentary by: Aubrey Cash
Narrator: Derek Cooper
Drawings: Gerald Scarfe
Music composed by: Ronnie Aldrich
Cameraman: Alan Featherstone
Film editor: Valerie Best
Assistant producer: John M. Mansfield
Producer: Michael Latham

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Part of the concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Saturday, August 8.
Norma Fisher (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
Introduced by Richard Baker.

See page 6


Pianist: Norma Fisher
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
[Orchestra] conducted by: Norman Del Mar
Presenter: Richard Baker
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: News Extra

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