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: Going to Work: Trade Unions

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

: Middle School Mathematics: 19: Meet the Matrix

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 River in March

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 Bazaar

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 14.25)

: Racing at Aintree

The second day of the Liverpool Spring Meeting.

3.5 The Mildmay Steeplechase
over 2 miles

3.40 The Coronation Hurdle (Div. II)
over 2 miles, 100 yards

4.10 The 113th Liverpool Spring Cup Handicap
over 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 170 yards

4.40 The Knowsley Stakes
over 1 mile 5 furlongs

(to 16.50)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Interviewer: Peter Montague-Evans
Interviewer: David Coleman
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Leslie Crowther.
with Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Harold Taylor
Guest, Tom Jones
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: Tom Jones
Music: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
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 [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

Percy Thrower with Barry Bucknell in the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Seasonal work in the border and greenhouse, including:
Laying slabs under the pergola
Fixing wire supports for climbing plants
Making steps for two-level gardening
A recent showing by Percy Thrower of a lemon tree in Gardening Club brought correspondence and phone calls from viewers with their own fruiting lemons: Gardening Club film cameras visited one of them, Jack Biggin, an amateur from Dronfield, near Sheffield.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Barry Bucknell
Guest: Jack Biggin
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Compact: The Wrong Set

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

The past catches up with Mrs. Chater, and Bridget gets into bad company.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Story editor: Donald Tosh
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Produced and directed by: Morris Barry
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Doug: Lawrence James
Guy Lamartine: Scott Forbes
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Harry: Lionel Murton
David: Vincent Ball
Roy Carney: Jeremy Bulloch
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Mr. Parry: Edward Cast

: The Likely Lads: The Other Side of the Fence

Written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais.
Starring Rodney Bewes as Bob, James Bolam as Terry
with Donald McKillop, Bartlett Mullins, Richard Moore, Anneke Wills, Didi Sullivan, Michael Sheard, Eric Dodson, Martin Redpath
First transmission on BBC-2, January 6


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Designer: Geoff Kirkland
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Jack: Donald McKillop
Mr. Clough: Bartlett Mullins
Blakey: Richard Moore
Judith Francis: Anneke Wills
Sally Anne: Didi Sullivan
Nesbit: Michael Sheard
Holgate: Eric Dodson
Roger: Martin Redpath

: Club Night

from the Lyceum Rainbow Club, Bradford.
Donald Peers introduces George Martin, Le Trio Athene, Barbara Law, The Two Perrards, The Gaytones, Norman Collier.
See page 55


Presenter: Donald Peers
Comedian: George Martin
Singers/guitarists: Le Trio Athene
Singer: Barbara Law
Comic acrobats: The Two Perrards
Trombonists: The Gaytones
Singing comedian: Norman Collier
Orchestra conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Setting: Peter Mavius
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: 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 24: Allah made Mesopotamia-and added flies (Arabian Proverb)

Written by Ed Rollins and Correlli Barnett.
A twenty-six-part history of the 1914-18 War.

Throughout nearly the whole of the four years of the war. the British have been waging a grim fight against the Turkish armies in Palestine and Mesopotamia. Under relentless pressure. Turkish resistance crumbles.

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.
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 productionFirst transmission on BBC-2, November 8, 1964


Writer/Associate Producer (Canada): Ed Rollins
Writer: Correlli Barnett
Narrator: Sir Michael Redgrave
Haig (voice): Sir Ralph Richardson
Lloyd George (voice): Emlyn Williams
Voices: Marius Goring
Voices: Cyril Luckham
Voices: Sebastian Shaw
Music: Wilfred Josephs
[Music] played by: The BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst
Supervising Film Editor: Barry Toovey
Film Editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Sound Editor: Brian Keene
Sound mixer: Robert Saunders
Associate Producer (Great Britain): John Terraine
Associate Producer (Australia): Tom Manefield
Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: The Loudmouth

A film drama.
[Starring] Jack Lemmon as The Loudmouth
with Harold J. Stone as Lieutenant Oran Nelson
First transmission on BBC-2, August 2, 1964


Director: Donald McDougall
From a story by: Christopher Knopf
Wally Mall: Jack Lemmon
Lieutenant Oran Nelson: Harold J. Stone

: 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
Comedian: Roy Hudd
Performer: Brian Murphy
Musical director: Conn Bernard
Choreographer: Irving Davies
Wardrobe supervised by: Barbara Lane
Make-up supervised by: Sandra Shepherd
Film editor: Christopher La Fontaine
Designer: Darrol Blake
Produced and directed by: Ned Sherrin

: News Extra

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