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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

The first day's play at The Oval.

See page 40


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Headline News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fifth Test Match

A further visit to The Oval.
See also BBC-2
(to 16.15)

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Brian Anderson, Michael Blackham, Tony Caunter, Paul Grist, Susan Hanson, Geoffrey Kenion, Thomas Kyffin, Cherie Lunghi, Colin Pilditch, Rosalie Westwater.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Cory
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Comedian: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Brian Anderson
[Actor]: Michael Blackham
[Actor]: Tony Caunter
[Actor]: Paul Grist
[Actress]: Susan Hanson
[Actor]: Geoffrey Kenion
[Actor]: Thomas Kyffin
[Actress]: Cherie Lunghi
[Actor]: Colin Pilditch
[Actress]: Rosalie Westwater

: Pinky and Perky: The Castaways

Written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Zachary Scuttle.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
First transmission on February 9


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 Zachary Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: The News

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play at The Oval, followed by a summary.

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Brush Off the Dust: 6: The Magpie Instinct

What makes a man a collector? What made one man collect art treasures to the current value of eight million pounds?
Fyfe Robertson looks at The Charles Hepburn Collection and sections of The Burrell Collection, The Victor Cumming Silver, The MacLellan and 'Paraffin' Young Bequests.
From the BBC studios in Glasgow
The BBC acknowledges Permission to use works of art provided by Glasgow Art
Gallery and Museum. Director, Stuart M.K. Henderson, Ph.D., F.M.A.


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Film Cameraman: Edward Marshall
Film Cameraman: David Gordon
Film Editor: Bob Gautrey
Designer: Walter Miller
Series Editor/Producer: Alan Rees

: Compact: Unexpected Temperament

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Gussie asks for help Camilla surprises Bruce, and Janet surprises herself.


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
Alan: Basil Moss
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood
Det-Inspector Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Ian: Ronald Allen
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Janet: Christine Pollon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Julia: Polly Adams

: The Nurses: No Score

A film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.


Lix Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: Lance at Large

A new comedy series of the highly probable adventures of Lance Percival as Alan Day.
Guest star, Eric Barker
and featuring Bernard Spear, George Chisholm, Stephanie Randall
with Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Morgan, Gladys Bacon, Roland Harker
See page 41


Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film cameraman: John Keeling
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Theme and incidental music: Ken Jones
Wardrobe by: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Joy Partleton
Designer: John Hurst
Script: David Nobbs
Script: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan Day: Lance Percival
Guest star: Eric Barker
[Actor]: Bernard Spear
[Actor]: George Chisholm
[Actress]: Stephanie Randall
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actress]: Elizabeth Morgan
[Actress]: Gladys Bacon
[Actor]: Roland Harker

: The News

: Professional Boxing

direct from Liverpool Stadium.

at heavyweight over ten rounds
Brian London, Blackpool v. Johnny Prescott, Birmingham

at welterweight over six rounds
Gordon McAteer, Birkenhead v. Terry Phillips, Cardiff

A Preston Boxing Promotion

See page 41


Boxer (Heavyweight): Brian London
Boxer (Heavyweight): Johnny Prescott
Boxer (Welterweight): Gordon McAteer
Boxer (Welterweight): Terry Phillips
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for TV by: Bill Stevenson

: Tonight in Person: Pete Seeger

The distinguished American folk singer in the first of two programmes recorded during his recent visit to England.
See page 40

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


Singer: Pete Seeger
Design: Lionel Radford
Director: Nick Burrell-Davis
Producer: Bryan Sears
Presenter (Hopeful and Glorious): Robert Robinson

: News Extra

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