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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
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: London v. The Rest

Holiday campers meet in an all-in contest of skill and courage.
Guest artists: Billy McComb, The Three Lesters, The Stretch Cox Limbo Group
Your host, David Coleman
From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton


Presenter: David Coleman
Magician: Billy McComb
Trampolinists: The Three Lesters
Dancers: The Stretch Cox Limbo Group
Music: Ted Taylor
Director: Tony Arnold
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 Lloyd Fraser.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Lloyd Fraser

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together with The Countrymen, The Barry Sisters, Steve Benbow, Maureen Grainger and her Irish Dancers, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North
(The Barry Sisters are in "The Big Show of 1964" at the Opera House, Blackpool)


Band: The Countrymen
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Dancers: Maureen Grainger and her Irish Dancers
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: Dead Image

A serial by David Turner.
From the Midlands
See page 53


Series creator: David Turner
Script: Brian Hayles
Music: Christopher Whelen
Story Editor: John Barber
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: Michael Imison
Vernon Salt: Arnold Peters
Blousie: Judy Child
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Jolly: Philip Garston-Jones
Miss Oldacre: Elspeth Duxbury
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Grubbitt: Liam Redmond

: International Athletics: Great Britain v. France

Direct from the White City.
This two-day match sees the final international appearance in this country of the majority of Britain's choices for the Tokyo Olympics.
Organised by the B.A.A.B. in conjunction with The News of the World
See page 52


Commentator: David Coleman
Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Presented by: Alan Mouncer

: A World of His Own

Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham
and Sydney Tafler
with Tristram Jellinek, Arnold Diamond, Keneth Thornett, John Cater


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]: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Tristram Jellinek
[Actor]: Arnold Diamond
[Actor]: Keneth Thornett
[Actor]: John Cater

: The News

: The New Britain

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party.
Also on BBC-2

: Saints and Sinners: A Taste of Evil

A film series starring Nick Adams as Nick Alexander, John Larkin as Mark Grainger.
with Richard Erdman, Robert F. Simon, Paul Carr

Nick becomes involved in a bitter feud with the Bulletin's police reporter when he writes a story implying police brutality in the capture of a suspected murderer.


Nick Alexander: Nick Adams
Mark Grainger: John Larkin
Klugie: Richard Erdman
Dave Tabak: Robert F. Simon
Sean Riordan: Paul Carr

: Points of View

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

: Travellers' Tales: Return to the Mountains

Told by Sir Edmund Hillary, K.B.E.
The villagers of the high valleys around Mount Everest have grown to know Sir Edmund Hillary well during the last ten years: he visits them almost every summer-but these visits are not mainly concerned with the climbing of mountains.
See page 50


Narrator: Sir Edmund Hillary
Filmed by: Michael Gill
Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Tim Slessor
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: News Extra

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