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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Heddiw

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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and the Stolen Eggs

A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.

At 5.5
With Christmas only two weeks away the Blue Peter team, under producer Biddy Baxter, are already immersed in the preparation of the special seasonal shows, and in tonight's edition of the programme Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton will be introducing some items with a seasonal flavour. They will, for instance, be telling you the story of the Christmas tree, which immediately conjures up pictures of firs dotted about snow-clad slopes-just the kind of country, incidentally, which means home to a group of performers who are appearing in today's Blue Peter.
They are The Gay Tyrolese, a world-famous troupe of dancers and singers under the direction of Toni Praxmair, from Kitzbuhel in Austria. The troupe have recently been visiting this country, and they will be in the studio to perform a number of their traditional dances. These will include the 'Woodcutters' Dance', with mime and comedy, and a 'Miners' Dance' using cow-bells. But the most interesting dance should be the 'Schuhplattler', with the dancers slapping each other vigorously on their leather shorts.
In another seasonal item - the first in a short series - Gordon Murray will be showing you how to make bottle puppets in preparation for your own Christmas show. Next week he will show you how to make the scenery.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter
Singers/dancers: The Gay Tyrolese
The Gay Tyrolese under the direction of: Toni Praxmair
Item presenter: Gordon Murray

: Ripcord

A series of film adventures about two parachutists.
Charlie begins to give flying lessons but picks the wrong pupil.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Singalong

with The Corrie Folk Trio, Paddie Bell, Nadia Cattouse, The Settlers, Martin Carthy, Jenny Johnson, The Arthur Blake Four, The Pete Kerr Trio.


Musicians: The Corrie Folk Trio
Singer: Paddie Bell
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Musicians: The Settlers
Singer/Guitarist: Martin Carthy
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Musicians: The Arthur Blake Four
Musicians: The Pete Kerr Trio
Singer/Guitarist: Martin Carthy
Musical Associate: Arthur Blake
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Director: David Bell
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, 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: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Look: Ponies of the New Forest

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Once there were wild horses in Britain. Now they are domesticated. but herds of native ponies still spend most of the year behaving just like their untamed ancestors.
From the West
See page 27


Presenter: Peter Scott
Photographed by: Eric Ashby
Film editor: Jim Tobin
Sound mixer: Jack Robottom
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Bewitched: The Witches are Out

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora
with Marion Lorne, Shelly Berman

The Witches are Out
...to change their public image to something more glamorous.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Aunt Clara: Marion Lorne
Mr. Brinkman: Shelley Berman

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar.

Tonight's edition includes:
China Today
A film report by John Morgan, the first British television reporter to enter China under the Communist regime, on his visit to this vast and little-known country.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter (China Today): John Morgan
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Hailing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of The Accosted Accountant

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

Perry Mason matches wits with an attractive lady attorney in defending an ambitious young executive accused of murder.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lt. Anderson: Wesley Lau
Edward Lewis: Richard Anderson
Leslie Ross: Dee Hartford
Sylvia Cord: Lynn Bari

: Dance Date

at the Stadthalle, Neuss-am-Rhein.
featuring the European Professional Modern Championships
recently held in Germany.
By courtesy of the Second German Television Service
See page 26


Commentator: Peter West
Orchestra directed by: Hans Koch
Edited for BBC TV by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Communication: 10: The Future of Information Technology

A series of lectures by Professor Colin Cherry.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Sunday


Presenter: Professor Colin Cherry

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