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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper trees.
You need newspaper and an elastic band
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items introduced by Owen Edwards in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Squeaking Story

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

A mystery of the Riverbank is solved with the help of Guinea Pig's oil-can.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


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

: 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

: Holiday in the Skies: Part 1

A second chance to see this three-part film from Czechoslovakia.

A hangar in a deserted airfield has a fascination for two boys on holiday in the country.
Post-synchronisation by the De Lane Lea process

: 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

: The White Heather Club

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor invite you to meet Eleanor Leith, John Grieve, Gordon Yeats, Alan Cameron, The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band.
From Scotland


Singer/presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Performer: John Grieve
Dancer: Gordon Yeats
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Sheila Toye
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: 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: Departures

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian prepares for a Mediterranean holiday; and a body is found on an English beach.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Kenneth Ware
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Hart
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia: Polly Adams
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Janet: Christine Pollon
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Ben: Bill Kerr
Jeff: Horace James
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Stan: Johnny Wade
Edgar Benton: Jeremy Hawk
Doug: Lawrence James
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Big Max Calvada

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Larry Mathews
and Guest star, Sheldon Leonard

If that gangster.... Big Max Calvada
...wants us to write a comedy script, who's arguing? Let's go write a comedy script!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews
Max Calvada: Sheldon Leonard

: The Great American Funeral

Introduced by John Morgan.
The American Funeral can well be described as the American Way of Life (American Mortician)
What was once called an undertaker is today a 'grief therapist'
What was once called a funeral parlour is today a 'slumber room'
What was once called a cemetery is today a 'memorial park'
The unique American ritual of the expensive funeral is examined by its critics and its advocates.
A CBS Reports programme


Presenter: John Morgan
Reporter: Robert Trout
Executive producer: Fred W. Friendly

: The News

: Cluff: The Widow

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands and Eric Barker
Guest stars, Basil Digram, Joseph O'Conor, Marian Spencer, John Stone, Pauline Williams


Writer: Gil North
Music composed by: Harry Dexter
Animals trained by: John Holmes
Film cameraman: Ewart Needham
Film editor: Sheila Tomlinson
Story editor: Bill Barron
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Produced and directed by: Terence Dudley
Det -Con. Barker: John Rolfe
Rose Cope: Anne Brooks
Molly: Meriel Hobson
Dewar: Joseph O'Conor
Mrs. Horton: Marian Spencer
Inspector Mole: Eric Barker
P.C. Bullock: John McKelvey
Sergeant Caleb Cluff: Leslie Sands
Madge: Pauline Williams
Simon: John Stone
Worsley: Morris Perry
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett
Gainsford: Basil Dignam
Boy: Frank Summerscales
P.C.: Dennis Castle

: Travellers' Tales: Mecca-Holy City

told by Mamoun Hassan.
The story of the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Holy City of Islam which no Christian may enter.


Narrator: Mamoun Hassan
Filmed by: Mostafa Hammuri
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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