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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: 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 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 13.45)


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

: Ripcord: The Losers

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

Even geiger-counters can sometimes be misleading. Ted and Jim do their best to convince two uranium prospectors that they have not struck lucky.

: Vision On

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.

The story of the Olympic Games in films and pictures.

Adrian Metcalfe gives advice on running to some young people.

The Race
A comedy cartoon film.

Results of the Train Competition


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Item presenter: Adrian Metcalfe
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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

: Song Boat

Craig Douglas welcomes you aboard for a holiday trip from Lymington to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
See the sights and enjoy the music as he entertains you, afloat and ashore, with his friends... Roberta D'Esti, Don, David and Dean, Johnny Pearson, Douglas Squires,
Pat Goh.
Music by Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
(Craig Douglas is appearing in "No, No, Nanette" at the New Theatre, Cardiff)


Presenter/Singer: Craig Douglas
Singer: Roberta D'Esti
Singer: Don, David and Dean
Pianist/arrangements: Johnny Pearson
Dancer/choreography: Douglas Squires
Dancer: Pat Goh
Musicians: Johnny Pearson and his Orchestra
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: A Reputation Cleared

From the Midlands


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
Mrs. Smallgood: Margot Boyd
Miss Hart: Nancie Jackson
Rufus Wright: Peter Russell
Audrey Willett: Christina Taylor
Eustace Madden: George Layton
The Mayor: Martin Wyldeck
Oakes: Geoffrey Denton
Miss Oldacre: Elspeth Duxbury
Town Clerk: Hugh Morton
Kenneth Wiley: Patrick Mower
Vincent Salt: John Baddeley
Gina Promise: Gillian Royale
Ernest Carter: Haydn Jones
Major Lamb: Ballard Berkeley
Registrar: Arthur R. Webb
Grubbitt: Liam Redmond
Mrs. Yapp: Hilary Mason
Wendy Yapp: Madeleine Mills

: Champions on Ice

A chance to see again the great ice skating champions of 1964.
Presenting from the Richmond Ice Rink in London:

Oleg Protopopov and Ludmilla Belousova, Marika Kilius and Hans Jurgen Baumler, Sjoukje Dijkstra, Manfred Schnelldorfer, Regine Heitzer, Inge Paul, Janet Sawbridge and David Hickinbottom.
This programme was recorded immediately after the 1964 World Championships as a climax to the international season.
First transmission on April 16


Skater: Oleg Protopopov
Skater: Ludmilla Belousova
Skater: Marika Kilius
Skater: Hans Jurgen Baumler
Skater: Sjoukje Dijkstra
Skater: Manfred Schnelldorfer
Skater: Regine Heitzer
Skater: Inge Paul
Skater: Janet Sawbridge
Skater: David Hickinbottom
Co-ordinator: Arnold Gerschwiler
Designer: Martin Johnson
Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Hollywood and the Stars: Sirens, Symbols, and Glamour Queens: Part 1

A kaleidoscopic portrait of Hollywood's fabulous past and exciting present.
This week: Sirens, Symbols, and Glamour Queens: Part 1

The changing image of the glamour queens reflects and affects the tastes and social climate of their time. From Theda Bara, the first Cleopatra, to Elizabeth Taylor, the latest.


Narrator: Joseph Cotten

: 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

: The News

: The Summer in Gossensass

Written by Michael Meyer and Casper Wrede.
'To the May Sun of a September Life': wrote Ibsen on the photograph of himself which he gave the nineteen-year-old Emilie Bardach in Gossensass, September 1889. A documentary about the sixty-second year in the life of the great Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen.


Writer: Michael Meyer
Writer/Director/Producer: Casper Wrede
Film Cameraman: Jimmy Court
Film Editor: Gitta Zadek
Designer: Marilyn Taylor

: International Concert Hall

A second chance to see Yehudi Menuhin playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major.
with the London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Colin Davis
before an invited audience
First transmission in April 1962


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Colin Davis
Presented by: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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