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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

: The 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 13.45)


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

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Bruno Barnabe, David Brierley, Erik Chitty, Arthur Hewlett, Jill Hyem, James Locker, Joanna Wake


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Cory
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes
Sherlock Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Bruno Barnabe
[Actor]: David Brierley
[Actor]: Erik Chitty
[Actor]: Arthur Hewlett
[Actress]: Jill Hyem
[Actor]: James Locker
[Actress]: Joanna Wake

: Pinky and Perky: Sudden Squalls

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 March 1


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

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: London's Zoo: Closest to Man

Introduced by Desmond Morris.
The chimpanzees' tea-party at Regent's Park has been famous for more than thirty years, but recently there have been new developments. Today the chimpanzees are being studied more seriously at the zoo. They give daily demonstrations of intelligence, and visitors can now see both the old and the new approach to these animals, man's nearest relatives.
A BBC Natural History Unit production
See page 41


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: 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: Hearing Adjourned

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Shocks lie in wait for Adrian-while Rosalind admits to playing fast and loose with the truth.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Stuart Durant
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Jeff: Horace James
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Janet: Christine Pollon
Doug: Lawrence James
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Dinah: Margo Andrew
David: Vincent Ball
Julia: Polly Adams

: The Nurses: Bitter Pill

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

A young couple cannot face the fact that they have a deformed child, and wish to abandon the baby.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: Lance at Large

The highly probable adventures of Lance Percival as Alan Day.
featuring Hazel Coppen, Robert Dorning, Anthony Sharp, Bernard Spear
with Peter Sinclair, Suzy Kendall, Jack Bligh


Film cameraman: Jimmy Balfour
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film cameraman: John Wyatt
Film editor: David Elliott
Film editor: Paddy Wilson
Theme and incidental music by: Ken Jones
Wardrobe by: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Joy Partleton
Designer: John Hurst
Script: David Nobbs
Script: Peter Tinniwood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan Day: Lance Percival
[Actress]: Hazel Coppen
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actor]: Bernard Spear
[Actor]: Peter Sinclair
[Actress]: Suzy Kendall
[Actor]: Jack Bligh

: The News

: Pictures Without Frontiers

A film report on the first ten years of Eurovision made for the Eurovision networks by Ernst-Ludwig Friesewinkel of the West German Television Service, Cologne.
English commentary written and spoken by Antony Jay.
See facing page


Producer: Ernst-Ludwig Friesewinkel
Writer/narrator: Antony Jay
Presented by: Ann Turner

: Tonight in Person: Pete Seeger

The distinguished American folk singer in the second of two programmes recorded during his recent visit to England.

10.10-10.40 Hopeful and Glorious: third of four programmes in which 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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