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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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 11.00)


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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fifth Test Match

The fifth 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: 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 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. Australia - Fifth Test Match

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

: Ripcord: One for the Money

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

Ted and Jim become flying targets as they sky-dive into jeopardy.

: Vision On

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.

Train Ride to Devil's Bridge
A film of a journey through the Welsh mountains.

The Boy and the Express
A story told by Edwin Denton with pictures by Laurence Bagley.

Remote Control
A Comedy Capers film of a crazy inventor.

Most children love trains, and two of the films in today's programme are about trains. The main film, The Boy and the Express, tells the story of little Tommy Brown, the son of an engine driver, who is given for his birthday a torch which flashes red and green. Tommy, who loves to play at being a train guard, waits by the railway line every night so that he can wave to his father. On the night of his birthday a huge tree falls across the line and Tommy must use his torch to try to save his father and the passengers on the express.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Narrator (The Boy and the Express): Edwin Denton
Pictures (The Boy and the Express): Laurence Bagley
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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 Cool Spot

Television's Ice-Discery where you can Skate, Shake, or Just Listen.
David Jacobs introduces Jacqueline Harbord, World and British Ladies Professional Champion; John Phillips and Gillian Thorpe, Ronnie McKenzie, John Pearce and Lesley Norfolk.
This week's guests: The Spencer Davis Group, Ottilie Patterson, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers
From the Ice Stadium, Nottingham
Ronnie McKenzie is in 'Ice Follies 1964' at the Ice Rink, Bournemouth


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: John Phillips
Skater: Gillian Thorpe
Skater: Ronnie McKenzie
Skater: John Pearce
Skater: Lesley Norfolk
Band/guests: The Spencer Davis Group
Singer/guest: Ottilie Patterson
Musicians/guests: Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: 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: Michael Tuchner
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Editor: Derek Amoore

: Swizzlewick: The Bodies

A serial by David Turner.
(From the Midlands)


Series creator/script: David Turner
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story Editor: John Barber
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Fidgett: John Gill
Town Clerk: Hugh Morton
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Grubbitt: Liam Redmond
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Mohan Das: Salmaan Peer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box 3 July 2016

: International Cabaret

[Starring] Shirley Bassey and Robert Clary, The Ted Heath Orchestra, The Heralds, The International Cabaret Dancers
First transmission on BBC-2, April 25


Singer: Shirley Bassey
Entertainer: Robert Clary
Musicians: The Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers/presenters: The Heralds
Dancers: The International Cabaret Dancers
Staged by: Tommy Linden
Original lyrics: Ross Parker
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Devised and produced by: Buddy Bregman

: 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

: The News

: The World of Billy Walker

An eye-witness report on the professional boxer's world of courage, violence, danger, money and feverish excitement.


Boxer/subject: Billy Walker
Photography: Dick Bush
Photography: Albert Maysles
Film editor: Roy Fry
Adviser: Brian Glanville
Direction: Denis Postle
Direction/production: Stephen Hearst

: Songs for the Times: 3: Stop Press from The Seven Dials

A look at Dickensian London through the eyes of the 'pop' ballad-monger of the day.
with Charles West
and Patricia Lambert, Josephine Gordon, Roy Desmond, Peter Hawkins
The George Mitchell Singers


Performer: Charles West
Singer: Patricia Lambert
Performer: Josephine Gordon
Performer: Roy Desmond
Performer: Peter Hawkins
Narrator: Tim Gudgin
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor and musical arranger: Alfred Ralston
Script/producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: John Furness

: News Extra

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