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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


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Forth Road Bridge

Opening by Her Majesty The Queen.
See facing page
(to 12.00 approx)

: 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

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: Ireland v. The Rest

Holiday campers meet in an all-in contest of skill and courage.
Guest artists: Richard Hearne, Tom and Paschal, Val Tino
Your host, David Coleman
From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Mosney


Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Comedians/guest artists: Tom and Paschal
Singer/guest artist: Val Tino
Presenter: David Coleman
Music: Ted Taylor
Director: Tony Arnold
Devised and produced by: Leonard Chase

: 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

: Choice

Introduced by Derek Hart.

Back to School-But Where?
The Advisory Centre for Education was set up more than four years ago. What is ACE trying to achieve? Can it be any help to parents?

If You Like It Cool
Highlights from the latest Which? report on medium-sized refrigerators with the co-operation of the Consumers' Association.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter (Back to School-But Where?): Caroline Medawar
Reporter (If You Like It Cool): James Douglas Henry
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Graphics: George Daulby
Film camera team: Henry Farrer
Film camera team: Ashley Shute
Film editor: Caroline Shields
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Paul Bonner

: 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: Burnt Umber with Graining

A serial by David Turner.
From the Midlands


Series creator/script: David Turner
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story editor: John Barber
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Julia Smith
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Eustace Madden: George Layton
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Vicar: Edward Jewesbury
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Fidgett: John Gill
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton

: A World of His Own

Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham and Deryck Guyler
with Natalie Kent, John G. Heller, Hilda Barry, Ian Trigger, Bruce Wightman


Script: Dave Freeman
Theme music: Lionel Bart
Incidental music: Dennis Wilson
Design: Darrol Blake
Producer: David Croft
Stanley Blake: Roy Kinnear
Helen Blake: Anne Cunningham
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Natalie Kent
[Actor]: John G. Heller
[Actress]: Hilda Barry
[Actor]: Ian Trigger
[Actor]: Bruce Wightman

: Saints and Sinners: Judith was a Lady

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander and John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
with Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon, Simon Oakland , Arthur Franz

When an unscrupulous Bulletin reporter, afraid of losing his job, phones in a faked story to Nick, they and the Bulletin are faced with a million-dollar libel suit.
See page 52


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon
Alberto Bianco: Simon Oakland
Everett Harper: Arthur Franz

: The News

: Carnival

featuring Scoey Mitchell, Owen Williams, Elaine Delmar, The Chariots, The Islanders, Bunny Neill, Dinita Bari, Dorothy Masuka, Tex Matthews and his Caribbean Rhythm.
Introductions by Frank Holder.
Geoff Love and his Orchestra
From the North
(Frank Holder is appearing at the Tiberio Restaurant, London; Dinita Bari is appearing in cabaret at the Blue Angel Club, Mayfair, London)
See page 51


Performer: Scoey Mitchell
Performer: Owen Williams
Singer: Elaine Delmar
Musicians: The Chariots
Singers: The Islanders
Magician: Bunny Neill
Performer: Dinita Bari
Singer: Dorothy Masuka
Musicians: Tex Matthews and his Caribbean Rhythm
Dancer: Faye Craig
Dancer: Angela van Breda
Dancer: Carmen Munroe
Dancer: Corinne Skinner
Dancer/dance direction: Bari Jonson
Dancer: Harold Holness
Musicians: Geoff Love and his Orchestra
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: John Ammonds

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: 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.
Charles Treger (violin)
and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Samuel Thaviu
Conductor, William Steinberg
playing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E
Part of a Festival concert given in the presence of H.M. The Queen in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, last night.


Presenter: Robert Kee
Violinist: Charles Treger
Musicians: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Samuel Thaviu
[Orchestra] conductor: William Steinberg
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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