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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.


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


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

: Out of School

All through the school year BBC Television broadcasts special programmes to schools and technical colleges. Today, while schools are on holiday, Out of School presents two of the programmes designed for primary schools.

1.45 Merry Go Round: A Story about Milk: Part 3
A series for children of seven to nine.

In two earlier programmes Philip, a town boy, has been visiting a dairy farm. Today he goes off to the market and then to the creamery, to see how cheese is made.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs with Mr. and Mrs. Stone and family, Mr. C. M. Hares, Kenneth Watson, Danny Grover, and John Howard
Story by Barbara Willard.
Previously shown in October

2.5 Men in History: A.D. 1964
Programmes for primary schools designed to introduce children to archaeology and history.

This programme shows how archaeologists study the past through the things left behind from previous times, and imagines two 'space' archaeologists a thousand years hence digging up a small house in London, which had been destroyed in 1964.
Introduced by Brian Hope-Taylor.
Previously shown in September

(to 14.25)


Presenter (Merry Go Round): Tom Gibbs
Writer (Merry Go Round): Barbara Willard
Models (Merry Go Round): Martin King
Film Cameraman (Merry Go Round): Edgar Best
Film Editor (Merry Go Round): Peter Horrey
Producer (Merry Go Round): Claire Chovil
Himself: Mr. C. M. Hares
[Actor]: Kenneth Watson
[Actor]: Danny Grover
[Actor]: John Howard
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Script/producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Script (Men in History): Henry Marshall

: Snow White

A film based on the story by the Brothers Grimm.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
and the fairest in the land was, of course, the Princess Snow White.
Spoken by John Rees.
See page 23


Based on the story by: The Brothers Grimm
English version by: John Minchinton
Narrator: John Rees
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Drusilla Beyfus, Ted Moult, Alistair Sampson
Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Alistair Sampson
Chairman: Terence Brady
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: 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
Associate Producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate Producer: Anthony Smith
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

David gets an unexpected Christmas present: Ian finds that Emma's warning was justified-and Adrian calls on Iris and Stan.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Mitch Donelly: Diana Beevers
David: Vincent Ball
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Osmund Bates: Martin Wyldeck
Emma Lawrence: Janet McIntire
Bill Macdonald: Anthony Baird

: Hollywood and the Stars: The One and Only Bing

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

Casual and unpretentious, and a traveller along many a road with his adopted father Bob Hope. He is in fact Bing Crosby, a star who has made every facet of show biz his personal prize.
See page 23


Narrator: Joseph Cotten
Subject: Bing Crosby

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guests, Terry-Thomas, Marilyn Lovell entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with The Tony Charmoli Dancers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Singer: Marilyn Lovell
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: Last Summer by the Seaside

Playwright Charles Wood's view of the English seaside holiday.
Last summer BBC film cameras visited Blackpool, Pwllheli Holiday Camp, Brighton, Eastbourne, Margate, Southsea, and the Isle of Wight.
Commentary written and narrated by Charles Wood
See page 23


Writer/narrator: Charles Wood
Cameraman: Alan Featherstone
Sound recordist: Peter Edwards
Dubbing mixer: Mike Billings
Film editor: Ted Hunter
Produced and directed by: Brian Lewis

: Monitor presents: A Christmas Stocking

with Jonathan Miller


Dwight MacDonald, the American critic talking to Robert Kee

Sandy Claus
by Barry Humphries.

Father Christmas
as seen by the French anthropologist Claud Levi-Strauss.


Presenter/editor: Jonathan Miller
Interviewee: Dwight MacDonald
Interviewer: Robert Kee
Monologist (Sandy Claus): Barry Humphries
Item presenter (Father Christmas): Claud Levi-Strauss
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: Melvyn Bragg

: News Extra

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