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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: The News

: Racing at Aintree

The first day of the Liverpool New Year Meeting.

1.45 Birkdale Handicap Steeplechase
for five-year-olds and upwards over 3 miles 1 furlong

2.15 Wirral Novices' Steeplechase
for five-year olds and upwards over 2 miles and 50 yards

2.45 Ormskirk Handicap Hurdle Race
for four-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles 5 furlongs

3.15 Altcar Handicap Hurdle Race
for four-year-olds and upwards over 2 miles and 100 yards


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviews: Peter Montague-Evans
Interviews: Alan Clarke
Presented for TV by: Ray Lakeland

: International Ski-Jumping

from Germany
Outside Broadcast cameras bring you one of the most spectacular and dangerous events in the Winter Sports calendar.
A trip to Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps to see the highlights of this afternoon's big competition - the first of the season.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator: Max Robertson
BBC production team: Ian Smith
BBC production team: Peter Massey

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

Part of a concert of music by the Strauss family given in the Main Hall of the Musikverein by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Led and directed by Willi Boskovsky
with dancers from the Ballet of the Wiener Volksoper
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Recorded via Eurovision by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service


Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] Led and directed by: Willi Boskovsky
Dancers: The Ballet of the Wiener Volksoper
Choreography: Dia Luca
Presenter: Richard Baker

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guests, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
and 'Jig Jak'
(Leslie Crowther is appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London; Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Band/guests: Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: John Burrowes
Director: Peter Whitmore
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
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]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: 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

: Gardening Club

Resolutions on new trees for new gardens-in this new year
The greatest care and skill are needed in selecting, siting, and planting such a permanent feature of any garden as a specimen tree
Percy Thrower and Cliff Lewis compare the values of weeping willow and weeping birch-bright-berried standard cotoneaster - liquidambar and maple for autumn colour-eucalyptus-flowering cherry-and metasequoia
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Cliff Lewis
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with The Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Ring in the New

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The New Year starts momentously for Stan, but other members of Compact staff view it with mixed feelings.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script Editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doctor: David Grey
Stan: Johnny Wade
Ian: Ronald Allen
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch Donnelly: Diana Beevers
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Joyce MacNamara: Marigold Sharman
Bill Macdonald: Anthony Baird
Ben: Bill Kerr
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mrs. Alcott: Audrey Noble
Gussie: Frances Bennett

: Frankie Howerd

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations
and featuring this week: Alfie Bass, Derek Francis, Frank Thornton, Delphi Lawrence, Bill Shine, Dennis Chinnery, Bill Maxam, Barney Gilbraith, Frank Littlewood

(Frankie Howerd is appearing in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Strand Theatre, London)
See page 43


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Duncan Wood
Himself: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Alfie Bass
[Actor]: Derek Francis
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actress]: Delphi Lawrence
[Actor]: Bill Shine
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
[Actor]: Bill Maxam
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: Frank Littlewood

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
Special guest star, Val Doonican
with Peter Gordeno
and The King Brothers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers
See page 43


Presenter: Kathy Kirby
Singer/guest star: Val Doonican
Singer/dancer/choreography: Peter Gordeno
Singers: The King Brothers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] led by: David McCallum
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical arrangements: Norman Percival
Costumes: Michael Endacott
Make-up supervisor: Gillian James
Special Material: John Law
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: The News

: The Great War: Part 12: For Gawd's sake, don't send me (1916 Song)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-18 War.

Since the outbreak of war Britain has been creating a Citizen army to replace its tiny regular force, now practically wiped out. Plans are laid to launch an offensive on the Somme.

with the voices of: Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Haig, Emlyn Williams as Lloyd George and Marius Goring, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw.
Theme music by Wilfred Josephs
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
conducted by George Hurst
Series produced in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Commission
A BBC Tonight production
First transmission on BBC-2, August 15, 1964
See page 43


Writer/associate producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice (Haig): Sir Ralph Richardson
Voice (Lloyd George): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Theme music: Wilfred Josephs
[Theme music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Sound editor: Brian Keene
Sound mixer: Robert Saunders
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Gezundheit, Darling

A comedy film series.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

Gezundheit, Darling
...is the cat's whiskers as far as Rob is concerned!


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Not So Much A Programme More A Way of Life

[Starring] David Frost, P.J. Kavanagh, William Rushton
with Barbara Evans, Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Presenter: P.J. Kavanagh
Presenter: William Rushton
Singer: Barbara Evans
Performer: Eleanor Bron
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Musical director: Conn Bernard
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Associate Producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

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