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: Going to Work: Working in a Garage

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 9.55)

: Middle School Mathematics: 13: Average and Spread

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 10.20)

: 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

: Spotlight

For Schools
Previously shown on Thursday
(to 11.25)

: A Year in the Country: The Farm in Winter

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 11.55)

: 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

: Television Club: The Burst Pipe

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guest, Julie Rogers
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
Singer: Julie Rogers
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.
followed by The Weather

: Choice

with Derek Hart.

The Politics of Choice
Advertising, prices, monopolies, shoddy goods, high-pressure selling
George Darling, M.P., Minister of State at the Board of Trade with special responsibility for Consumer Affairs faces questions.

A 'Which?' Report
Highlights from the latest issue.
With the co-operation of the Consumers' Association


Presenter: Derek Hart
Panellist (The Politics of Choice): George Darling
Reporter: Jim Henry
Reporter: Caroline Medawar
Designer: Norman Vertigan
Graphics: George Daulby
Film editor: Bill Veitch
Production assistant: Prudence Martin
Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Paul Bonner

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with the Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Many a Slip

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla's difficulties become more complicated and Tessa loses her temper.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Script editor: John Wiles
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Michael Ferguson
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Doug: Lawrence James
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Ben: Bill Kerr
Harry Cornell: Lionel Murton
Keith Warrington: Raymond Clarke
Elliott Morrow: Maurice Browning
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bill: Antony Baird
Barman: Simon Brent
Ferdy Freeman: David MacMillan
Fred: John Boyd-Brent
Emma: Janet McIntire

: A World of His Own

A comedy series by Dave Freeman.
Starring Roy Kinnear
featuring Anne Cunningham
with Arthur Mullard, John Cater, Keneth Thornett, Laurel Mather, Robert McBain


Writer: Dave Freeman
Theme music: Lionel Bart
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Design: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Graeme Muir
Stanley Blake: Roy Kinnear
Helen Blake: Anne Cunningham
[Actor]: Arthur Mullard
[Actor]: John Cater
[Actor]: Keneth Thornett
[Actress]: Laurel Mather
[Actor]: Robert McBain

: Circus Sarrasani


Dieter Farell, King of the Big Cats
The Madcaps, Masters of topsy-turvy comedy
The Schickler Sisters, High-school mistresses
The Soranis, The bouncing trampoliners
Henri Mullens, and Miss Valerie, Bareback juggling
The Suns Family and Li-Siau-Than, Dextrous Eastern charmers
Willy Lenz and his Chimpanzees, Riotous monkey business
The Croneras, The fabulous flying trapezists
The Sarrasani Circus Orchestra
Conducted by V. O. Ursmar

Recorded at Neustadt on the Wine Highway with the collaboration of the West German Television Service
(First transmission on BBC-2, April 27, 1964)


Performer: Dieter Farell
Comedians: The Madcaps
Riders: The Schickler Sisters
Trampoliners: The Soranis
Juggler: Henri Mullens
Juggler: Miss Valerie
Acrobats: The Suns Family
Acrobat: Li-Siau-Than
Animal act: Willy Lenz and his Chimpanzees
Trapezists: The Croneras
Circus director: Fritz Mey
Musicians: The Sarrasani Circus Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: V. O. Ursmar
Producer: Robin Scott

: 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

: The News

: The Great War: Part 17: Surely we have perished (Wilfred Owen)

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

Bearing almost the whole weight of the war, the British Army attacks In Flanders. After a successful start, the Battle of Third Ypres bogs down in the mud of Passchendaele, and becomes 'the Greatest Martyrdom of the War'.

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, September 20, 1964


Writer/associate producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): 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: When a Bowling Pin Talks

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

When a Bowling Pin Talks


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Maurice 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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