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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper chains.
You need pieces of plain or coloured paper, scissors, and pencil
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
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 Aeroplane

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.
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 2

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

The boys decide to make their own helicopter, but this interferes with Anezka's plans to take a train.

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: The White Heather Club

Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor invite you to meet Eleanor Leith, Peter Mallan,
Bobby Watson, The White Heather Dancers, Harry Carmichael, Bobby MacLeod and his Band.
From Scotland


Singer/presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Singer: Peter Mallan
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Musicians: Bobby MacLeod and his Band
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
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: Business with Pleasure

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Storm clouds gather in Corsica. At home, Alan gets an SOS call.

See page 24


Series created by/Writer: Hazel Adair
Series created by/Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Joan Craft
Director: John Crockett
Ben: Bill Kerr
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Alan: Basil Moss
Janet: Christine Pollon
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Julia: Polly Adams
Ian: Ronald Allen
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood
Mrs. J.J. Devon: Beatrix Lehmann
Annette Kingdom: Melissa Stribling
Hotel desk clerk: Kim Grant
Waiter: Louis Mansi

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: It's a Shame my Wife Married Me

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, Robert Vaughn

It's a Shame my Wife Married Me
... well, you said it, darling!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews
Jim Darling: Robert Vaughn

: Jawan: The Defence of India

John Masters, author and soldier, goes back to India to report on the Army in which he once served.
Across the roof of the world, on the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the armies of India and China face each other. In October 1962 the Chinese overran thousands of square miles of Indian territory. The Indian Army was beaten.
What is the state of India's defences today? What is he like-the Jawan of 1964?
Written and narrated by John Masters, D.S.O., O.B.E.
Introduced by Michael Charlton.
An N.B.C. News Special
See page 25


Writer/narrator: John Masters
Presenter: Michael Charlton
Producer: Gerald Green

: The News

: Cluff: The Daughter-in-Law

by Gil North.
Starring Leslie Sands and Eric Barker
with Guest star, Wilfrid Lawson

See page 24


Writer: Gil North
Music composed by: Harry Dexter
Animals trained by: John Holmes
Story Editor: Bill Barron
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: Paul Bernard
Billy Lamb: Jeremy Young
Miriam Bateson: Alethea Charlton
Bateson: Wilfrid Lawson
Mrs. Bateson: Eileen Way
Jacob Bateson: James Bolam
Freda Bateson: Maggie Fitzgerald
Annie Croft: Olive Milbourne
Sergeant Caleb Cluff: Leslie Sands
Inspector Mole: Eric Barker
Det.-Con. Barker: John Rolfe
P.C. Bullock: John McKelvey
Dr. Hamm: Jack Howlett

: The Greyhound St. Leger

Direct from the Empire Stadium, Wembley.
Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the 32nd Final of this greyhound racing classic.
See page 24


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

: 1964 Edinburgh International Festival

Music, Theatre, Films, Art-news and discussion about performances and personalities.
Robert Kee introduces a nightly report from the city of Edinburgh amid the bustle of its Eighteenth International Festival, including every evening this week a major event recorded from the official programme.
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
with the English Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Alexander Schneider
playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12, in A (K.414)
Part of a Festival concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on August 25
See facing page


Presenter: Robert Kee
Pianist: Rudolf Serkin
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alexander Schneider
Presented for television by: Alan Rees
Production team: David Bell
Production team: Janet Carey
Associate producer: W. Gordon Smith
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Editor: Humphrey Burton

: News Extra

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