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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
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

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


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

: Out of School

Samples of some of the programmes that BBC Television provides for schools and technical colleges throughout the year. Today's broadcasts are intended for the older children in secondary schools.

1.45 Going to Work: Housemother
A careers series for school-leavers.

Everywhere there are children in need of care. In residential homes the house parents provide the security and affection which can help a child towards a normal life.
Introduced by Peter West.
BBC film
Previously shown in November

2.5 Science Session: The Crystal Pick-up
A series based on the interests of older boys and girls as a starting point for realistic science.

An explanation of the way the crystal plays its part in the sound reproduction of record players.
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in September

(to 14.25)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Film cameraman (Going to Work): Stanley Speel
Sound recordist (Going to Work): Peter Birch
Film Editor (Going to Work): Malcolm James
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Scroggs
Presenter/theme music (Science Session): Gordon Severn
Film Editor (Science Session): James Langfield
Producer (Science Session): Geoffrey Hall

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: Tales from Europe: The Boy Who Loved Horses: Part 1

A film from Denmark.

Ole leaves Copenhagen to stay in the country in his uncle's windmill.
English synchronised version by De Lane Lea Processes
First transmission on January 12


Presented for Television 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

6.5-6.55 South '64: recollections of the past year.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Presenter (Town and Around): Richard Baker

: Italian Art from the Queen's Collection

Professor Sir Anthony Blunt, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures and Oliver Millar, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures discuss with Richard Dimbleby the current exhibition now on view at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
See page 36


Guest: Sir Anthony Blunt
Guest: Oliver Millar
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Dr. Kildare: An Exchange of Gifts

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

Christmas works its usual spell - even with the most unlikely persons.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: The News

: Monkey Business

The Four Marx Brothers, Groucho - Zeppo - Harpo - Chico in "Monkey Business"

When four stowaways are discovered on a transatlantic liner, they are none other than the Marx Brothers. After hoodwinking the captain and the crew by impersonating the ship's personnel and passengers they end up as rival teams of bodyguards to two feuding millionaires.
(First transmission on BBC-2, December 1)


Director: Norman McLeod
Groucho Marx: Himself
Zeppo Marx: Himself
Harpo Marx: Himself
Chico Marx: Himself
Tom Helton: Rockcliffe Fellowes
Briggs: Harry Wood
Lucille: Thelma Todd
Mary Helton: Ruth Hall
Gibson: Tom Kennedy

: 1964 A Panorama of the Year

The People of '64
The Fourteenth Earl V. The Fourteenth- Mr. Wilson-The New B. and K.-Ringo-L.B.J. and H.H.H.-Winnie Mandela-Mr. Smith-De Gaulle...

The Places of '64
Aberdeen-San Francisco-Clacton and Margate-Lop Nor-Lima-Champagnole

The Problems of '64
R.P.M. - Smethwick - Mississippi - Sterling-Cyprus-Rhodesia...

As the old year runs out, Richard Dimbleby takes a Panoramic view of the successes, failures, hopes, and disappointments of the past twelve months.
with Michael Barratt, Robin Day, Derek Hart, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan, James Mossman and Robert Robinson.

Malcolm Muggeridge looks ahead to 1965

On-the-spot reports at two places of the year by Michael Charlton and David Dimbleby

and by John Johnston from somewhere in 1965

See page 36


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Robert Robinson
Reporter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: John Johnston
Film editor: Peter Pierce
Film editor: Norman Carr
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Production assistant: Julian Jacottet
Producer: Richard Francis
Editor: David Wheeler

: The End of the Year

with Fr. Hugh Bishop a member of the Anglican Community of the Resurrection in The Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Clumber, Nottinghamshire.


Speaker: Fr. Hugh Bishop
Presented for TV by: Peter Hamilton

: A New Year Party

from the City Hall, Perth.
Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Jimmy Logan, Jimmy Shand, Duncan Macrae, Chic Murray, The Corrie Folk Trio, James Urquhart, Anne Gillies, Dixie Ingram, Alan Cameron.
The White Heather Dancers, Ian Powrie and his Band
The Pipes and Drums of the 51st Highland Division R.A.S.C. (T.A.)
Pipe-Major, Fred Brodie
Dancers from Perth Academy and The Girls' Choir from Perth High School

(Jimmy Logan is appearing in "The Swing o' the Kilt" at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen)
See page 35


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Comedian: Jimmy Logan
Accordionist: Jimmy Shand
Performer: Duncan Macrae
Comedian: Chic Murray
Musicians: The Corrie Folk Trio
Singer: James Urquhart
Singer: Anne Gillies
Dancer: Dixie Ingram
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance Director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Musicians: The Pipes and Drums of the 51st Highland Division R.A.S.C.
Piper: Pipe-Major Fred Brodie
Dancers: Dancers from Perth Academy
Singers: The Girls' Choir from Perth High School
Conductor: David Malcolm
Designer: Archie Clark
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

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