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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

: 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: 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 13.45)


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

: Holiday Knockout: Wales v. England

Holiday campers meet in an all-in contest of skill and courage.
Guest artists: Johnny Stewart, Peter Woodrow, The Three Squires, John Nock
Your host, David Coleman
From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Pwllheli


Comedian/guest artist: Johnny Stewart
Guest artist: Peter Woodrow
Guest artists: The Three Squires
Guest artist: John Nock
Presenter: David Coleman
Music: Ted Taylor
Devised and produced by: Leonard Chase

: 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

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with Val Doonican, The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, Kalev (Estonian Folk Dance Group), The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North
The Barry Sisters are appearing in The Big Show of 1964 at the Opera House, Blackpool


Singer: Val Doonican
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Dancers: Kalev
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: How to Make £250,000

A serial by David Turner.
From the Midlands


Series creator/Script: David Turner
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story Editor: John Barber
Designer: Neil Parkinson
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Richmond Harding
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Vicar: Edward Jewesbury
Blousie: Judy Child
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Grubbitt: Liam Redmond

: A World of His Own

Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham
with Penny Morrell, Kate Greenaway, Olivia Hamnett, Sandra Hampton, Veronica Lang, Eithne Milne, Derek Partridge


Script: Dave Freeman
Theme Music: Lionel Bart
Theme music arranged by: Dennis Wilson
Design: Darrol Blake
Producer: David Croft Stanley
Blake: Roy Kinnear
Helen Blake: Anne Cunningham
[Actress]: Penny Morrell
[Actress]: Kate Greenaway
[Actress]: Olivia Hamnett
[Actress]: Sandra Hampton
[Actress]: Veronica Lang
[Actress]: Eithne Milne
[Actor]: Derek Partridge

: Saints and Sinners: Daddy's Girl

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
with Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon
and Special guest stars, Barbara Eden, Warren Stevens, Jeanette Nolan


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainge: John Larkin
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon
Nora Love: Barbara Eden
Johnny Batson: Warren Stevens
Mrs. West: Jeanette Nolan

: The News

: Chase Me Comrade!

An excerpt from the new farce by Ray Cooney playing at the Whitehall Theatre, London.
The action takes place on an August afternoon at Commander Rimmington's house in the country.

by arrangement with Brian Rix Enterprises Ltd.


Writer: Ray Cooney
The play directed by: Wallace Douglas
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis
Nancy Rimmington: Jacqueline Ellis
Commander Rimmington: Peter Gray
Hoskins: Leo Franklyn
Alicia courtney: Kelen Jessop
Petrovyan: Kerry Gardner
Gerry Buss: Brian Rlx
Mr. Laver: Dennis Ramsden

: Highway in the Sky

Written and directed by Archie P. Lee.

Have you heard about that swinging road,
The suspension bridge across the River Forth?
And the men who took that heavy load
To build the bridge that links us to the North. (Apprentices' Song)

For six years BBC cameras have recorded the labour of building the biggest suspension bridge in Europe, to be opened on September 4 by Her Majesty The Queen.
BBC Scottish Film Unit documentary


Writer/director: Archie P. Lee
Film editor: Bob Gautrey

: The Democratic Convention

Tonight's report from the convention hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, includes excerpts from the acceptance speeches of the Democratic Party's contenders for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the United States and an assessment of the Party's strategy in the forthcoming campaign.
By arrangement with NBC television


Commentator: Robert McKenzie
Producer: David Wheeler

: News Extra

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