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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

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: 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 Jack Bligh, Malcolm Gerard, John Hollis, Julian Holloway, Raymond Mason, Lisa Peake.


Script: David Cumming
Musical accompaniment: Jackie Brown
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Comedian: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Jack Bligh
[Actor]: Malcolm Gerard
[Actor]: John Hollis
[Actor]: Julian Holloway
[Actor]: Raymond Mason
[Actress]: Lisa Peake

: Pinky and Perky: Going Dutch

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 8)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by/Puppets created by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: Roger Woodburn
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

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: London's Zoo: Animals and Water

Introduced by Desmond Morris with Gwynne Vevers.
A BBC Natural History Unit production


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Presenter: Gwynne Vevers
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: Backfire

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Jeff breaks a date with Sheila, and Adrian talks himself into trouble with Dinah.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Kenneth Ware
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Hart
Jeff: Horace James
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Alan: Basil Moss
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Ben: Bill Kerr
Charmain Jacobs: Stephanie Bidmead
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Dinah: Marco Andrew
Theo Clay: David Swift

: The Nurses: Party Girl

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

A 'call-girl' suffering from a heart attack disrupts the routine of Alden General Hospital, especially among the younger nurses.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: Lance at Large

The highly probable adventures of Lance Percival as Alan Day.
Guest star, Millicent Martin
and featuring John Bentley, Willoughby Gray, George Chisholm, Bernard Spear
with Derek Smee, Humphrey Heathcote, Cliff Devereaux, Leonard Russell
See page 45


Script: David Nobbs
Script: Peter Tinniswood
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Cameraman: Richard Bush
Film Editor: David Elliott
Theme and incidental music: Ken Jones
Wardrobe: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Joy Partleton
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan Day: Lance Percival
[Actress]: Millicent Martin
[Actor]: John Bentley
[Actor]: Willoughby Gray
[Actor]: George Chisholm
[Actor]: Bernard Spear
[Actor]: Derek Smee
[Actor]: Humphrey Heathcote
[Actor]: Cliff Devereaux
[Actor]: Leonard Russell

: The News

: The Long Garden Party

An Edwardian Essay around the popular songs of the reign by Caryl Brahms.
Spoken by John Wood.
Sung by Eira Heath, David Kernan, Moira Redmond, John Rutland
The George Mitchell Singers


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Spoken by: John Wood
Singer: Eira Heath
Singer: David Kernan
Singer: Moira Redmond
Singer: John Rutland
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Voices: Marjorie Westbury
Voices: Cyril Shaps
Music arranged and conducted by: Peter Greenwell
Wardrobe supervisor: Olive Harris
Make-up supervisor: Shirley Rowlands
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Special graphic sequences designed by: Geoffrey Martin
Film Editor: Michael Lane
Production Assistant: John Bassett
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: Whose Neighbour?

Joan weighed twenty-six stone; hadn't been outside the house for years; couldn't cope with her children and her debts.
She and her family learned how to live again through the two Mrs. G's and their unique experiment in helping problem families.

10.10-10.35 Hopeful and Glorious: the last of four programmes in which Robert Robinson looks back at the English at bay.
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Director: Iris Furlong
Producer: Lorna Pegram
Presenter (Hopeful and Glorious): Robert Robinson

: News Extra

: The Democratic Convention

The first of two reports from the convention hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where the Democratic Party is meeting to nominate its contenders for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States.
By arrangement with NBC Television


Commentator: Robert McKenzie
Producer: David Wheeler

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