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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a woolly ball.
You need a postcard, string, scissors and thick wool
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: A Ride in Guinea's Jeep

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

Autumn comes to the Riverbank and Hammy and Roddy begin to feel restless. When Guinea Pig offers them a ride in his jeep. Hammy is delighted, but Roddy is not so happy.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


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

: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television broadcasts to schools and technical colleges all through the academic year.

1.45 Men in History: Stones and Bones
Written and produced by Felicity Kinross.
Programmes for primary schools to introduce children to the study of early history.
This is all the earliest men left behind, and it is from these remains that the archaeologist has to reconstruct their life.
Introduced by Brian Hope-Taylor.
Previously shown in September 1964

2.5 The Orchestra: Woodwind - Flutes and Clarinets
A series of ten programmes designed for secondary school children.
Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
with Christopher Taylor (flute), Colin Bradbury (clarinet), Clifford Seville (piccolo), Tom McCall (accompanist).
Previously shown in October 1964

(to 14.25)


Writer/producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Presenter (The Orchestra): Kenneth Alwyn
Flutist (The Orchestra): Christopher Taylor
Clarinetist (The Orchestra): Colin Bradbury
Piccolo (The Orchestra): Clifford Seville
Pianist/accompanist (The Orchestra): Tom McCall
Producer (The Orchestra): John Hosier

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord

A second chance to see the thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.
A boy who has lost his dog somewhere near a forest fire hires Ted and Jim to dive into the flames in the hope of rescue.

: 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 Ian Campbell Folk Group, Nadia Cattouse, The Settlers, The Corrie Folk Trio, Paddie Bell, Graham and Lyn McCarthy, Martin Carthy.


Band: The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Band: The Settlers
Band: The Corrie Folk Trio
Singer: Paddie Bell
Group: Graham and Lyn McCarthy
Singer/Guitarist: Martin Carthy
Director: Robert Stewart
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

: Image of the East: 1: Angkor

Travels in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia filmed by Hugh Gibb.

"The local people who talked to the explorer said the buildings had created themselves at the time when the world was created".
"When I first the ruins, I was so haunted by the strange atmosphere I was ready to believe almost anything; including the other theory that the buildings were made by a race of giants, now extinct".
The first of a series of six films directed and narrated by Hugh Gibb.
An Adventure presentation
See page 19


Director/Narrator: Hugh Gibb
Sound Mixer: Bob Saunders
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Joan Duff
Series Editor: Brian Branston

: Bewitched: Just One Happy Family

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin and Agnes Moorehead as Endora
with guest star Maurice Evans

Just One Happy Family
...when Samantha's father, a powerful warlock, comes to dinner.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Maurice: Maurice Evans

: Panorama: Neighbours of the Giant

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

Tonight's edition includes:
Neighbours of the Giant
To the south of Mao Tse-tung's China, the nation of 700 million people which has become the world's latest nuclear power, are the small countries of South-East Asia - among them Malaysia, Thailand, and South Vietnam. Michael Charlton reports from the uneasy neighbours of the giant.

Panorama at 8.25
Every now and again, when 'The Window on the World' is opened on a new corner of the globe, one of its team of reporters comes back with a souvenir from the country he has visited. John Morgan has returned from China with a new subtitle for Panorama which in future will replace the time-hallowed words 'Window on the World'. The new one, which you can see above, is the result of a request by Morgan for a translation of 'Panorama'. As it happens there is no exact parallel in Chinese and the characters mean literally 'The Ten Thousand Faces of the World'. Probably the Chinese very logically say that one cannot look at the world through a window but that by going round with a camera and a microphone you might see some of its 10,000 faces. Anyway 'The Ten Thousand Faces of the World' will be used from now on'.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter (Neighbours of the Giant): Michael Charlton
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between

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

A young woman is arrested for murder after a fortune-teller has warned her of impending death.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lieut Anderson: Wesley Lau
Amy Scott: Sue Randall
Madame Zillia: Lori March
Victor Bundy: Jacques Aubuchon

: Jazz 625

An evening with the great American singer Mel Torme.
accompanied by The Bill Le Sage Dektette
Introduced by Steve Race.
(First transmission on BBC-2, Oct. 3,1964)

10.15-11.5 The Newcomers: 1
The story of how a young Bristol couple met, married, and had their first baby.

11.5 Late Night News; Weather; Close Down
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Singer: Mel Torme
Musicians: The Bill Le Sage Dektette
Presenter: Steve Race
Settings: Michael Young
Producer: Terry Henebery

: News Extra

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