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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Cricket: An England XI v. Sir Frank Worrell's XI

The whole of the morning's play on the first day of this three-day match being played at the County Ground, Edgbaston.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film

: Heddiw

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

(to 14.10)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Cricket

at Edgbaston.
(to 16.15)

: Cricket

A further visit to Edgbaston.
See also BBC-2

: Ripcord: Panic at 10,000 Feet

A film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

Two men have to bale out, but there is only one parachute. Ted and Jim solve this problem in their own way.

: House of Clay

A film from Denmark.
What was it like to live in the Iron Age? Some young people find out by building an Iron Age house, making the furnishings and living in it.
Commentary spoken by Trevor Lucas.


Narrator: Trevor Lucas
Presented by: Diana Potter

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Lloyd Fraser
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Lloyd Fraser

: Song Boat

David Kernan welcomes you aboard for a river trip from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge.
See the sights and enjoy the music as he entertains you, afloat and ashore, with his friends... Owen Brannigan, Douglas Squires, Anna Sharkey, The Wedgwoods.
Music by Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra


Presenter: David Kernan
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Dancer/choreography: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Anna Sharkey
Band: The Wedgwoods
Musicians: Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
Arrangements: Johnny Pearson
Arrangements: Arthur Greenslade
Script: George Evans
Script: Derek Collyer
Producer: Mary Evans
Producer: Bill Wright

: 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: Jam and Maggots

A serial by David Turner.
From the Midlands


Series creator: David Turner
Script: Brian Hayles
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story Editor: John Barber
Designer: Michael Edwards
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Julia Smith
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Blousie: Judy Child
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Fidgett: John Gill
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones

: ABC of Britain

An arbitrary alphabet for 1964
Sung by Millicent Martin, David Kernan
Spoken by Gordon Jackson, Peter Jeffrey
Danced by Irving Davies
and Ivan Baptie, Nicolas Chagrin, Lindsay Dolan, Richard Garner, Johnny Greenland, Roy Gunson, William Hayden, Tom Merryfield, Connel Miles, Colin Partington, Fred Peters, Steve Trayner
with The Birds

See page 31


Singer: Millicent Martin
Singer: David Kernan
Spoken by: Gordon Jackson
Spoken by: Peter Jeffrey
Dancer/dance direction: Irving Davies
Dancer: Ivan Baptie
Dancer: Nicolas Chagrin
Dancer: Lindsay Dolan
Dancer: Richard Garner
Dancer: Johnny Greenland
Dancer: Roy Gunson
Dancer: William Hayden
Dancer: Tom Merryfield
Dancer: Connel Miles
Dancer: Colin Partington
Dancer: Fred Peters
Dancer: Steve Trayner
Performers: The Birds
Songs by: Herbert Kretzmer
Songs by: Dave Lee
Sketches: Gerald Kaufman
Musical Director: Norman Percival
Special Photography: Robert Freeman
Production Assistant: John Bassett
Wardrobe Supervisor: Angela Flanders
Make-up Supervisor: Jill Summers
Designer: Colin Pigott
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: Hollywood and the Stars: How to Succeed as a Gangster

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.

This week: How to Succeed as a Gangster
In the prohibition days of the 1920s big-time hoodlums were forever in the news, and Hollywood decided to feature their counterparts in the persons of Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney...
See page 31


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: The News

: Points of View

A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.

: The Room

by Jean-Paul Sartre.
dramatised by Roger Smith.

(First transmission on February 21)


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: Roger Smith
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Peter Duguid
Mme. Darbedat: Joan Young
M. Darbedat: Richard Warner
Eve: Ann Lynn
Pierre: Robert Morris

: Return to Masada

Written and directed by John Irving.
On top of a precipitous rock by the desert shore of the Dead Sea Israeli archaeologists, helped by volunteers from all over the world, have been excavating Herod the Great's fortress palace, where later the Romans besieged a band of Jewish revolutionaries.
From the West
See page 31


Writer/director: John Irving
Cameraman: Konrad Hofer (of Bavarian Television)
Film editor: Constance Dunn

: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Solo violins, Maureen Smith and Hazel Smith
A concert recorded before an invited audience in Wembley Town Hall shortly before the orchestra left for a tour of Israel, followed by concerts at the Athens Festival.


Musicians: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
[Orchestra] conducted by: Rudolf Schwarz
Violinist: Maureen Smith
Violinist: Hazel Smith
Musical director: Dr. Ruth Railton
Producer: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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