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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
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

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 Keith Anderson, Yvonne Buckingham, Gillian Cobbold, Maurice Durant, Angela Lovell, Stephen Moore, Bartlett Mullins, Peter Thornton, Brian Vaughan.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Planchett Varney: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Keith Anderson
[Actress]: Yvonne Buckingham
[Actress]: Gillian Cobbold
[Actor]: Maurice Durant
[Actress]: Angela Lovell
[Actor]: Stephen Moore
[Actor]: Bartlett Mullins
[Actor]: Peter Thornton
[Actor]: Brian Vaughan

: Pinky and Perky: Saludos Amigos

Written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
(First transmission on Dec. 1, 1963)


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented 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 Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion tn these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: London's Zoo: Animals at Twilight

Introduced by Desmond Morris.
Desmond Morris, the Curator of Mammals, takes viewers on a private tour of the Zoo after it has closed and all the visitors have left.
A BBC Natural History Unit production


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Treasure Hunt

by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian's quest in Corsica takes him into difficult territory-Alan's investigations uncover startling new evidence.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gillian Howard
Producer: Joan Craft
Director: John Crockett
Mrs J.J. Devon: Beatrix Lehmann
Ian: Ronald Allen
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Doug: Lawrence James
Julia: Polly Adams
Annette Kingdom: Melissa Stribling
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Alan: Basil Moss
Jeff: Horace James
Hotel desk clerk: Kim Grant
Aristide: Andreas Malandrinos
Theo Clay: David Swift
Det-Insp Gillingham: Alan Curtis
Rosalind Garner: Jennifer Wood

: The Nurses: Escape Route

A film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe, Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.
Guest star, Viveca Lindfors

A biochemist, facing charges of espionage, attempts suicide.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune
Mrs. Borman: Viveca Lindfors

: Lance at Large

The highly probable adventures of Lance Percival as Alan Day.
Guest star, Bernard Bresslaw
and featuring Peter Bayliss, Richard Goolden, Bernard Spear, Toni Palmer
with Clovissa Newcombe, Jean Denyer, Steve Kirby, Catherine Ellison, Derrick Slater


Script: David Nobbs
Script: Peter Tinniswood
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Cameraman: Len Newson
Film Cameraman: Tony Imi
Film Editor: David Elliott
Theme and incidental music: Ken Jones
Wardrobe: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Joy Partleton
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan Day: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Bernard Bresslaw
[Actor]: Peter Bayliss
[Actor]: Richard Goolden
[Actor]: Bernard Spear
[Actress]: Toni Palmer
[Actress]: Clovissa Newcombe
[Actress]: Jean Denyer
[Actor]: Steve Kirby
[Actress]: Catherine Ellison
[Actor]: Derrick Slater

: The News

: 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.
Scenes from Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Festival production of Shakespeare's Henry IV
from the Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.
with the following cast: Avis Bunnage, Frank Coda, George A. Cooper, Peter Dalton,
Julian Glover, Howard Goorney, Myvanwy Jenn, Murray Melvin, Brian Murphy, Ian Paterson, George Sewell, Victor Spinetti

Recorded before an invited audience


Presenter: Robert Kee
Director: Joan Littlewood
Design: John Bury
Television presentation: Alan Rees
[Actress]: Avis Bunnage
[Actor]: Frank Coda
[Actor]: George A. Cooper
[Actor]: Peter Dalton
[Actor]: Julian Glover
[Actor]: Howard Goorney
[Actress]: Myvanwy Jenn
[Actor]: Murray Melvin
[Actor]: Brian Murphy
[Actor]: Ian Paterson
[Actor]: George Sewell
[Actor]: Victor Spinetti

: A New Look at Moscow

by Sir Fitzroy Maclean, M.P.
Twenty-five years ago a young British diplomat arrived in Moscow for the first time at the height of Stalin's purges. Today a renowned soldier, author, and traveller, he returns with his camera and notes the far-reaching changes in Russia's capital city.
First transmission on July 21, 1963

10.25-10.55 Sovereign or Kurrewa Vf: what kind of yacht is needed to win the America's Cup? A programme recorded in the Solent during one of their last test races before leaving for Newport, Rhode Island.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter/narrator/cameraman: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Film editor: Derek Trimby
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: News Extra

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