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: 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 11.00)


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

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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 13.45)


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

: Holiday Knockout: North v. South

Holiday campers meet in an all-in contest of skill and courage.
Guest artists: Gally-Gally, The famous Egyptian magician; The Cresters, The Three Lesters
Your host, David Coleman
From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Minehead


Presenter: David Coleman
Magician: Gally-Gally
Musicians: The Cresters
Acrobats: The Three Lesters
Music: Ted Taylor
Director: Tony Arnold
Devised and produced by: Leonard Chase

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: 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

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, The North West Folk 4, Maureen Grainger, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North
The Barry Sisters are in the 'Big Show of 1964' at the Opera House, Blackpool


Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Group: The North West Folk 4
Dancer: Maureen Grainger
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: John Ammonds

: 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

: Swizzlewick: Rearing Its Ugly Head

A serial by David Turner.
From the Midlands


Series creator/script: David Turner
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Imison
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Fidgett: John Gill
Town Clerk: Hugh Morton
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley

: A World of His Own

Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham and Deryck Guyler
with Joanna Rigby, Donna Pearson


Script: Dave Freeman
Theme music by: Lionel Bart
Theme music arranged by: Dennis Wilson
Design: Darrol Blake
Producer: David Croft
Stanley Blake: Roy Kinnear
Helen Blake: Anne Cunningham
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Joanna Rigby
[Actress]: Donna Pearson

: The A.S.A. Swimming and Diving Championships

direct from the National Recreation Centre, Crystal Palace.
Tonight's programme includes:
The first round of the men's highboard diving, Ladies' 440 yards free-style final, Ladies' 220 yards breast-stroke final, Men's 440 yards free-style final


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

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: Saints and Sinners: All the Hard Young Men

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
Special guest star, Red Buttons
with Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon, Everett Sloane

A veteran policeman is credited with the capture of a notorious criminal. But Nick discovers that a young member of the public was actually responsible and he is determined to gain recognition for him.


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Joe Roganyan: Red Buttons
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon
Papa Roganyan: Everett Sloane

: What is a Baby?

Introduced by David Attenborough.
First shown on South-and-West transmitters on March 20


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film editor: Bob Higgins
Producer: Eileen Molony

: The Sky at Night: Red Giant, Yellow Planet, Blue Sun

Commenting on reported changes in the yellow colouring of the planet Saturn, Patrick Moore discusses the colours a telescope reveals in the night sky.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Director: Roger Strauss
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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