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: Going to Work: The Meat Trade

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

: Middle School Mathematics: 17: Different Dimensions

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: Roofs and Straw

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 Old House

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
and a guest
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
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Gardening Club

Fruit for every size of garden
Percy Thrower with Ronald Sidwell
Recent research and experiment with root stocks and varieties now mean that every garden, no matter how small, can have the pleasure and excitement of at least some home-grown fruit.
Film of the fruit area now prepared in the Gardening Club garden with cordon apples, cordon pears,, fan-trained peach and morello cherry, loganberries, blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, and gooseberries.

In the Greenhouse:
Percy Thrower sows seed of half-hardy annuals (including sensitive plant mimosa pudica) and sets up dahlia tubers and begonia corms.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ronald Sidwell
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with the Tonight team.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: Change of Heart

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Several decisions are made, and at least one false promise.


Series creator/writer: Hazel Adair
Series creator/writer: Peter Ling
Script editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Hugh David
Ian: Ronald Allen
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Roy: Jeremy Bulioch
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Alan: Basil Moss
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Ben: Bill Kerr
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Giles Barratt: Jack Hulbert
Daphne Lucas: Nora Nicholson
Grace: Margaret Rubel
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
David: Vincent Ball
Harry: Lionel Murton
Elliot: Maurice Browning
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Jessie: Dorothea Rundle

: The Likely Lads: Double Date

Written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob and James Bolam as Terry
with Coral Atkins, Susan Jameson, Sheila Fearn
First transmission on BBC-2, December 23, 1964


Writer/producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Photographs: Joan Williams
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Deirdre: Coral Atkins
Pat: Susan Jameson
Audrey Collier: Sheila Fearn

: The Kathy Kirby Show

Starring Kathy Kirby
Special guest star, Stubby Kaye
with Peter Gordeno
and The Clark Brothers, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers.


Presenter: Kathy Kirby
Comedian: Stubby Kaye
Singer/Dancer/Choreography: Peter Gordeno
Dancers: The Clark Brothers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Orchestra conducted 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: Leo Austin
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: 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 22: Damn them, are they never coming in? (F. S. Oliver)

Written by John Terraine.
A twenty-six-part history.
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, October 25, 1964


Writer/Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Douglas 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: Peter Heelas
Sound Editor: Brian Keene
Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: I'm No Henry Walden

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

I'm No Henry Walden
...but who cares!


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

: 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
with Barbara Evans, John Bird, Doug Fisher, Roy Hudd, Brian Murphy and visitors.


Presenter: David Frost
Singer: Barbara Evans
Performer: John Bird
Performer: Doug Fisher
Performer: Roy Hudd
Performer: Brian Murphy
Musical Director: Conn Bernard
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

: Sky at Night: Lava or Dust?

Patrick Moore discusses what information the photographs taken by Ranger 8 may give on the controversial question of the nature of the moon's surface.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Director: Keith Clement
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

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