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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: 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: 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


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

: Out of School

In addition to its services for schools the BBC broadcasts special programmes to technical colleges and colleges of further education.

1.45 Engineering Science: Vibrations and Alternating Current
A series designed for technical college students who are taking the General Course in Engineering.
Presented by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in February 1964

2.10 Living in the Present: Work
A sociology series.

Many of the students in technical colleges are already at work. What does work mean to them? What sort of training are they getting? What are their ambitions and prospects? Does their college education help? What are the standards of apprenticeship like today? Students at Barnet College in North London give their opinions on these questions.
BBC film
Previously shown in October 1964

(to 14.30)


Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Sound recordist (Living in the Present): Tony Slater
Sound recordist (Living in the Present): Don Thompson
Sound editor (Living in the Present): Garie Fotheringham
Film cameraman (Living in the Present): Eric Deeming
Film cameraman (Living in the Present): John A. S. Turner
Film editor (Living in the Present): David Painter
Producer (Living in the Present): Alan Hancock

: Treasure House

where happy chance finds are made by John Earle and Serendipity Dog who open the door on a world full of strange and entertaining facts.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Jonny Quest: Calcutta Adventure

A thrilling new film series.

Jonny travels with his scientist father and his dog, Bandit, to the high Himalayas where they meet a boy called Hadji, and, among other things, witness the Indian rope trick.
See page 35

: 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

: Adventure: The Devil's Thumb

Sunshine, a sparkling sea, a luxurious motor yacht... the Mediterranean? In fact, it is the icy coast of Greenland where eleven Italian mountaineers have come to climb one of the most northerly mountains in the world.
First transmission on August 2, 1963


Narrator: Tony Smith
Cameraman: Mario Fantin
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Bob Walters
Written and presented by: Tim Slessor
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: 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

: The Third Man: Mischka

A film series starring in
Story by Tom Gries.
A BBC film release

7.30-7.55 Grass Roots: 1 - Cloud Farm: a series about England and the English.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Rowridge, Brighton)


Writer: Tom Gries
Teleplay by: Mary C. McCall Jr.
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: Irving Asher
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Mischka: Adrienne Hayes
Paul Porlell: Gerald Mohr
Annette Velard: Ann Lee
Irene Portell: Carol Ohmart
Roger Delson: John Hudson

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Z Cars: Think On

by Eric Coltart.

There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A bus-load of witnesses-and not one with a voice.


Writer: Eric Coltart
Casebook material: William Prendergast
Designer: Barry Newbery
Film sequences - cameraman: Dick Bush
Film sequences - editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Philip Dudley

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.

looks forward to
Sport in 1965

Danny Blanchflower previews the third round of the F.A. Cup.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Item presenter (Football): Danny Blanchflower
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Alan Hart
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play presenting: Tap on the Shoulder

by James O'Connor.
[Starring] Lee Montague
See page 35


Writer: James O'Connor
Music: Stanley Myers
Script Editor: Roger Smith
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Kenneth Loach
Ronnie: Richard Shaw
Hazel: Judith Smith
Terry: Griffith Davies
Patsy: George Tovey
Tim: Tony Selby
George: Edwin Brown
Pub customer: Mark Elwes
Archibald Cooper: Lee Montague
Clegg: John Henderson
Charlie: Tom Bowman
Emma Cooper: Rose Hill
A policeman: Charles Rea
Chief Constable: Noel Johnson
Major Domo: Michael Mulcaster
The Bishop: Walter Horsbrugh
The Bishop's wife: Lucy Griffiths
A deb: Sarah Harter
Inner Security Guard: Michael Goldie
First Security Guard: John Blythe
Second Security Guard: Tony Caunter
Police Sergeant: Michael Collins
Detective Sgt. Nash: John Waite
First girl: Carmen Dene
Second girl: Christine Rodgers
Waiter: Harry Tracey

: Wise Men or Charlatans?

In this Epiphany Viewpoint John Huxtable takes a fresh look at the story of 'The Three Wise Men' with C. F. Mann and Daniel Jenkins.


Presenter: John Huxtable
Guest: C. F. Mann
Guest: Daniel Jenkins
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Extra

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