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: 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
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and 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: 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 13.45)


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

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guests, Freddie and the Dreamers
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
Magician: Harold Taylor
Band/guests: Freddie and the Dreamers
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
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

: Choice

with Derek Hart and Jim Henry.

Your Money-Their Interest?
Banking with the - is rather like belonging to a good club...
You can pay by cheque and-let's face it-that's something that lifts you several degrees up the social scale...

Current Banking Leaflets
Despite their computers, banks sometimes seem to live in a quaint old world of their own. In this day and age do they offer enough to attract the potential customer away from his piggy bank?
Sailing Dinghies
Caroline Medawar presents highlights from this month's Which? report.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Jim Henry
Item presenter (Sailing Dinghies): Caroline Medawar
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Film cameraman: Bill Munn
Film editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Animated film sequences: Geoffrey Martin
Production assistant: Prudence Martin
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Paul Bonner

: 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: Fare thee well, for I must leave thee

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Disaster is averted, but Ian hears some disheartening news from Adrian.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Mervyn Pinfield
Enoch Farrar: A. J. Brown
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alan: Basil Moss
Joe Benjamin: Jeffrey Segal
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Miss McAllister: Margaret Roberts
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Emma: Janet McIntire
Mr. Arundale: John Dawson

: Frankie Howerd

written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Frankie Howerd stars in a series of unlikely situations
and featuring this week: William Kendall and Terence Edmond
(Frankie Howerd is appearing in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Strand Theatre, London; William Kendall in "Every Other Evening" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
See page 51


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music written and directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: John Hurst
Producer: Duncan Wood
Francis Howerd: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: William Kendall
[Actor]: Terence Edmond

: Wells Fargo: Winter Storm

Adventures of Dale Robertson as Special Agent Jim Hardie.
with Dan Duryea, William Demarest

A deserted hotel seemed a welcome alternative to the blizzard, but Jim and his companions find the hotel is full of booby traps, and occupied by two terrified men.

See page 51


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson
Marshal Blake: Dan Duryea
Jeb Gaine: William Demarest

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

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: The Great War: Part 13: The Devil is coming... (German Soldier)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-1918 War.

In an attempt to win the initiative the Allies launch offensives around the whole perimeter of the war. The British fight the five months' Battle of the Somme.

with the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave as Narrator, Sir Ralph Richardson as Douglas 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 22, 1964)
See page 51


Writer/Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Voice (Douglas 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: Ian Callaway
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: My Husband is not a Drunk

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

My Husband is not a Drunk
...he's only under the influence!


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

And a way of looking at the world
One eye open wide; one eye closed;
And between the two the picture gets composed.

[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: Raymond Berger
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

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