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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Clapperboard

Gary Watson with Cleopatra the Clapperboard Cat introduces films about a little bear's journey, three boys on a tram, and a Canadian boy who wants to make music.


Presenter: Gary Watson
Producer: Peggy Miller

: The News

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: Paul Montague
Producer: Neville Wortman

: 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
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Zero One: Louder than Nightingales

Call sign of International Air Security
A film series starring Nigel Patrick as Alan Garnett.
with Bill Smith as Jimmy Delaney
Produced by MGM-TV in association with the BBC

Delaney has reason to believe the saying 'diamonds sing louder than nightingales' when Garnett sends him to Teheran to investigate the disappearance of some valuable pack. ages of gems from the registered mail.


Teleplay by: David John
From a story by: Michael Gilbert
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Tony Leader
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Annabelle: Moira Redmond
Halima: Harold Kasket
Azmoon: Alec Mango
Maya: Katya Douglas

: Catch Hand: A Time for Grass

with Mark Eden as Johnny Rich and Anthony Booth as Finn Brodie.
Guest stars, Peter Dyneley, Philip Madoc
Series created by Group North


Script: Lewis Davidson
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Music composed by: Bert Chappell
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film sequences - Editor: Roy Watts
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Johnny Rich: Mark Eden
Finn Brodie: Anthony Booth
Proprietress: Maureen Norman
Mr. Neil: Peter Dyneley
Hooker: Philip Madoc
Publican: Peter Thomas
Security Officer: Frank Hawkins

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you Action-News-Personalities

Among tonight's items:
Three days before the first match of the 1964-65 season, Danny Blanchflower takes a close look at the club he thinks will be the 'Team of the Year'.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Item presenter (Football): Danny Blanchflower
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.
Also on BBC-2

: East Side, West Side: Who Do You Kill?

A film series starring George C. Scott as social worker Neil Brock, a man dedicated to helping people in trouble.


Neil Brock: George C. Scott

: Song of Pleasure and Protest

The Ceilidhe
This private get-together and sing-song was filmed in the village of Spiddal, Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland.
Lotte Lenya
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill wrote songs and plays of social protest like The City of Mahagonny and The Threepenny Opera. Lotte Lenya, the German actress and singer, sings some of the songs which made her famous in the twenties and thirties, and which the Nazis hated so much.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
First shown on Monitor


Director (The Ceilidhe): David Jones
Singer: Lotte Lenya
Director (Lotte Lenya): Ken Russell
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: News Extra

: Postscript

by Fr. John Stapleton.


Presenter: Fr. John Stapleton

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