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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a village with a sand-tray.
You need a sand-tray, newspaper, toy animals, and Christmas-cake trees
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

The fourth day's play at The Oval.


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

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Birdwatchers

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

The Hamster finds that it is a lot easier to climb up trees than it is to climb down.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

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

: Blue Peter

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


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

: The Kibbutz Story

A second chance to see this film in which Rammi sets out to discover who has damaged the grove of young trees, and finds a very strange culprit.
Commentary spoken by Gary Watson.


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Cricket: England v. Australia: Fifth Test Match

The closing overs of the fourth 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

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
With Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead, Cathal O'Shannon,
Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Anthony Smith
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Paradise - My Island Home

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Doug and Camilla seem to be moving towards a head-on collision-while Sheila and Jeff have reached one.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Julia: Polly Adams
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Doug: Lawrence James
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Jeff: Horace James

: Glynis: Catsa Nostra

A film series of comedy-thrillers starring Glynis Johns and Keith Andes.

Catsa Nostra or The Kitty Cat-Caper!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: Berlin: Kaiser to Khrushchev

Introduced by John Morgan.
Sixty years in the life and times of a city whose past has shaped the world we know and whose future may decide the world of tomorrow.
In the week that marks the third anniversary of The Wall, Berlin is seen in a new perspective in a documentary film that spans the years from Kaiser to Hindenburg, from Hitler to Khrushchev.
A David L. Wolper production


Presenter: John Morgan
Narrator: Richard Basehart

: The News

: Cluff: The Screeching Cat

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands and Eric Barker
Guest stars, David Lodge, Renny Lister, Rodney Bewes


Writer: Gil North
Title music composed by: Harry Dexter
Incidental music composed and played by: Tubby Hayes
Animals trained by: John Holmes
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Story editor: Bill Barron
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Michael Hayes
P.C. Bullock: John McKelvey
Det.-Con Barker: John Rolfe
Det.-Insp Mole: Eric Barker
Sergeant Caleb Cluff: Leslie Sands
Annaliese Carson: Renny Lister
Frank Foley: David Lodge
Willie: Howell Evans
Jack Carson: Rodney Bewes
Mr. Carson: Charles Carson
Alice: Simone Lovell
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett
Police Constable: Charles Rea
Catherine Wallace: Mary Chester

: Travellers' Tales: Lost Empire

The story of a search into the remote backlands of Amazonia for a forgotten El Dorado. Forty years ago it was one of the richest private empires in South America-for which its owner once refused an offer of £25 million.


Filmed and narrated by: Tony Morrison
Film editor: Peter Barber
Presented by: Tim Slessor
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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