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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

: 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: 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 13.45)


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

: Clapperboard

Cleopatra the Cat with the help of Gary Watson introduces films from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Morocco.


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 Alan Freeman.


Presenter: Alan Freeman
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
Associate Producer: John Lloyd
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Anthony Smith
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Zero One: Triple Cross

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

Garnett wonders who is double-crossing whom when he gets involved with five Middle East notables and some very valuable jewels.


Teleplay: David T. Chantler
Producer: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Director: Pennington Richards
Associate producer: Aida Young
Alan Garnett: Nigel Patrick
Jimmy Delaney: Bill Smith
Maya: Katya Douglas
Abdul Pasha: Dudley Foster
Carief: Marne Maitland
Suleman Bey: Warren Mitchell

: Catch Hand: It's Only Bricks and Mortar

With Mark Eden as Johnny Rich.
With Derek Benfield, Michael Gover, Barry Jackson and Barry Keegan


Script: Tony Williamson
Series created by: Group North
Fight arranged by: Jack Barry
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Music composed by: Bert Chappell
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Sequences - Editor: Roy Watts
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: Philip Dudley
David Johnson: Barry Jackson
Johnny Rich: Mark Eden
Mike: Neil McCarthy
Jenkins: Barry Keegan
Bill: Graram Rigby
First Brickie: Leonard Fenton
Second Brickie: John Murray Scott
Joe: Ralph Broome
Rysley: Michael Gover
Baxter: Derek Benfield
Sandra: Fiona Walker
Night-watchman: Arthur R. Webb

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
Among tonight's items:
Greyhound Racing: The Playfield Cup
Outside Broadcast cameras are at Wimbledon Stadium for the main race of a special meeting in aid of the National Playing Fields Association.
The Playfield Cup, run over 500 yards, is worth £800 to the winner.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Greyhound Racing): Alan Weeks
TV presentation (Greyhound Racing): Alan Mouncer
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate Editor: Alan Hart
Associate Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Thirteen Wasted Years

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.

: East Side, West Side: Creeps Live Here

A film series starring George C. Scott as social worker Neil Brock.

Called in to help rehouse a group of elderly and eccentric tenants, Neil Brock resolves the situation in a highly unorthodox fashion.


Neil Brock: George C. Scott

: Kitchen Party

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock entertain Anne Sharpley and Peter West in their kitchen.


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Cook/presenter: Johnnie Cradock
Guest: Anne Sharpley
Guest: Peter West
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Organ Recital

by Andre Marchal.
From St. Pancras Parish Church.
Introduced by George Thalben-Ball.


Organist: Andre Marchal
Presenter: George Thalben-Ball
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

: Postscript

by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Presenter: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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