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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
James Urquhart tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: James Urquhart
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

: Ring-A-Ding-Ding

featuring Jim Dale
with Valerie Masters, The Blue Aces, The Roulettes, Sports personality, Billy Walker and Guest star, Adam Faith


Presenter/Written material by: Jim Dale
Singer: Valerie Masters
Resident group: The Blue Aces
Band: The Roulettes
Interviewee: Billy Walker
Singer: Adam Faith
Musical associate: Les Reed
Written material by: Dennis Spooner
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: Pinky and Perky: Going Dutch

Written by Margaret Potter.
Another chance to join them in highlights from their musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Zachary Scuttle.
Produced by Trevor Hill from the North of England
(First transmission on March 8)


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 Zachary Scuttle: John Slater

: Junior Points of View

A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in 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 Lloyd Fraser.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Lloyd Fraser

: London's Zoo in the Country: The Grand Tour

Introduced by Desmond Morris with Harold Tong.
Many visitors bring their cars to Whipsnade and drive round the 500 acres of this great animal Park. Harold Tong, the Director, takes Desmond Morris for a drive, and shows him some of the paddocks visitors pass on the Grand Tour.
A BBC Natural History Unit production


Presenter: Desmond Morris
Guest: Harold Tong
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Unconditional Surrender

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian gets some happy news but Adrian is worried by what he hears.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Joan Craft
Director: Michael Hart
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Janet: Christine Pollon
Alan: Basil Moss
David: Vincent Ball
Ian: Ronald Allen
Stan: Johnny Wade
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Freddy Robbins: David Gregory
Dinah: Margo Andrew
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Julia: Polly Adams
Mrs. Carlsen: Lala Lloyd
Ernie Parkin: Walter Sparrow
Rosalind: Jennifer Wood

: The Nurses: The Guilt of Molly Kane

A film series starring Shirl Conway as Liz Thorpe and Zina Bethune as Gail Lucas.

An asthmatic child's need for the love her mother cannot give her brings on ever increasing attacks.


Liz Thorpe: Shirl Conway
Gail Lucas: Zina Bethune

: Lance at Large

The highly probable adventures of Lance Percival as Alan Day.
featuring Thorley Walters, Philip Gilbert, Bernard Spear, Magda Kanopka
with Arthur Barrett, Harry Landis, Dicky Owen, Shay Gorman, Derek Martin, Patrick Carter, Simon Merrick, David Brewster, Patrick Gorman, David Pelton


Script: David Nobbs
Script: Peter Tinniswood
Film Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Film Cameraman: Alex Pearce
Film Cameraman: John Wyatt
Film Editor: David Elliott
Theme and incidental music: Ken Jones
Wardrobe: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Joy Partleton
Graphics: Joan Williams
Graphics: Don Shaul
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan Day: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Thorley Walters
[Actor]: Philip Gilbert
[Actor]: Bernard Spear
[Actress]: Magda Kanopka
[Actor]: Arthur Barrett
[Actor]: Harry Landis
[Actor]: Dicky Owen
[Actor]: Shay Gorman
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: Patrick Carter
[Actor]: Simon Merrick
[Actor]: David Brewster
[Actor]: Patrick Gorman
[Actor]: David Pelton

: The News

: Language of Love

Devised and written by John Law.
A programme for lovers.

Starring Ian Hendry, Petula Clark
and Richard Briers, David Kernan, Amanda Barrie, Patsy Rowlands
with Ian Gray
First transmission on St. Valentine's Eve


Deviser/writer: John Law
Presenter: Ian Hendry
Singer: Petula Clark
Performer: Richard Briers
Performer: David Kernan
Performer: Amanda Barrie
Performer: Patsy Rowlands
Performer: Ian Gray
Dancers: Patrick McIntyre
Dancers: Peter Gordeno
Dancers: Ann Briley
Dancers: Johnny Greenland
Dancers: Tessa Bremner
Dancers: Vince Logan
Dancers: Lesley Judd
Dancers: Brian Tucker
Dancers: Elaine Carr
The Orchestra conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Costumes: Maureen Muggeridge
Costumes: Vanessa Clarke
Make-up: Cherry Alston
Musical numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Additional material: Dorothy Parker
Additional material: Richard Waring
Graphics: Roy Laughton
Designer: Ridley Scott
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Frontier

A personal look at the Iron Curtain by Robert Vas a Hungarian living in exile.
First transmission on July 17


Assistant to the director: Barrie Gavin
Sound: Ashley Shute
Director: Robert Vas
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Kitchen Party

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock entertain Katie and Greville Baylis in their kitchen.

10.35-11.5 Points South: John Arlott revisits places he knows in the South.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter/cook: Fanny Cradock
Presenter/cook: Johnnie Cradock
Guest: Kate Baylis
Guest: Greville Baylis
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Points South): John Arlott

: The Cimbalom

played by Ferenc Gerencser.
One of Hungary's leading players on the Hungarian national instrument gives a recital of folk music by Bach and Bartok.
From the Midlands


Cimbalomist: Ferenc Gerencser
Producer: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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