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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

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Ripcord: Counter Attack

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

The Ripcord boys are commissioned by the F.B.I. to take delivery of a special package. This turns out to be more complicated than they expect.

: Summer Holiday in Sweden

A second chance to see this film by Gunnar Izakson.
Stina and Nicky, two Australian children visiting Europe, join some friends in a summer holiday camp in Sweden.
Commentary spoken by Annabelle Bates and Kaplan Kay.


Director: Gunnar Izakson
Narrator: Annabelle Bates
Narrator: Kaplan Kay

: 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 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; Robin Jones and Heather Hibbert, Ronnie McKenzie, Peter Burrows and Valerie Hunt.
This week's guests: Simon Scott, The Naturals, The Four Pennies
From the Ice Stadium, Nottingham

(Ronnie McKenzie is appearing in "Ice Follies 1964" at the Ice Rink, Bournemouth)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Skater: Jacqueline Harbord
Skater: Robin Jones
Skater: Heather Hibbert
Skater: Ronnie McKenzie
Skater: Peter Burrows
Skater: Valerie Hunt
Singer: Simon Scott
Musicians: The Naturals
Musicians: The Four Pennies
Design: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Swizzlewick: Campaigners All

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
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Mrs Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Miss Oldacre: Elspeth Duxbury
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Blousie: Judy Child
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones

: The Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth

with Robert Brothers Llamas and Ponies; The Wychwoods, The Svenssons, The Bario Family, The Eve Trio, Hoppe's Unrideable Mule, Katharina, The Digger Pugh Girls.
Introduced by Peter West.


Performers: Robert Brothers
Dog act: The Wychwoods
Performers: The Svenssons
Clowns: The Bario Family
Performers: The Eve Trio
Performers: Hoppe's Unrideable Mule
Performer: null Katharina
Performers: The Digger Pugh Girls
Orchestra directed by: Bert Galet
The Circus directed by: Roberto Germains
Presenter: Peter West
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar

: Glynis: Keep It Cool

A film series of comedy-thrillers starring Glynis Johns as a writer of mystery stories with a flair for making her own perilous predicaments and Keith Andes as her long-suffering husband.

Keep It Cool
...yes, but that's too cold for comfort!


Glynis Granville: Glynis Johns
Keith Granville: Keith Andes

: 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 Andy Capp

The legend and the reality
A report from the North-East of England by John Morgan.


Reporter: John Morgan
Cartoons by: Reg Smythe
Photography: Arthur Smith
Sound: Graham Turner
Editing: John Buttery
Director: Malcolm Scrimgeour
Producer: Don Haworth

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Part of the concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Wednesday, August 19.
The twentieth anniversary of Sir Henry Wood's death
Raimund Herincx (baritone)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
London Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, Fredric Jackson
Royal Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Led by Norman Nelson
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent


Baritone: Raimund Herincx
Singers: BBC Chorus
Singers: BBC Choral Society
Singers: London Philharmonic Choir
[Choir] conductor: Fredric Jackson
Singers: Royal Choral Society
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Norman Nelson
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presented for television by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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