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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: 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: Tales of the Riverbank: Camping

For the very young
A film series about the animals who live along the banks of a Canadian river.

The Hamster nephews get into difficulties when they leave Hammy's house to camp in the wildwood.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord: Hostage Below

A second chance to see the thrilling film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

Ted and Jim agree to drop the ransom money for a kidnapped girl but find that they have to dive after it-into danger.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Derry Dando

Have you ever seen my Siani?
Hob y Derry Dando
She's so neat and she's so pretty
Hob y Derry Dando

[Starring] Meredydd Evans
with Mari Griffith, Eiri Jones, Caryl Owens, Margaret Davies, Ian Woods, Pauline Woods, The Focals, The Southerners, The Masters, Derek Boote.

See page 19


Presenter/producer: Meredydd Evans
Singer: Mari Griffith
Singer: Eiri Jones
Singer: Caryl Owens
Singer: Margaret Davies
Singer: Ian Woods
Singer: Pauline Woods
Performers: The Focals
Group: The Southerners
Performers: The Masters
Singer: Derek Boote
Designer: Alan Taylor
Director: Ruth Price

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Cathal O'Shannon, Magnus Magnusson.
See page 23


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
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
Associate Producer: Frank Dale
Assistant Editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: 2: Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee is an old Indian name meaning 'The Land of the Trembling Earth'. On their New World safari the Denises travel by boat through this vast expanse of swamp in the State of Georgia, famous for its cypress trees hung with Spanish moss, and now a National Wildlife Refuge.
See page 19


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Bewitched: Which Witch is Which?

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin
and Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Which Witch is Which?
...is a valid question when Endora transforms herself into Samantha and is taken for her daughter's identical twin.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead

: Panorama goes to Ireland

As voters in the Republic of Ireland prepare to go to the polls for this week's General Election, Richard Dimbleby and the Panorama team cross the Irish Sea for the first-ever live television report from Dublin on the Irish scene.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Leonard Parkin
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Perry Mason: The Case of the Wooden Nickels

A film series starring Raymond Burr as the famous lawyer-investigator created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

A fifty-cent Confederate coin is worth $50,000 - but when attempts are made to sell it secretly a man pays for it with his life.


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Delia Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Lieutenant Anderson: Wesley Lau
Homer Doubleday: Will Kuluva
Minerva Doubleday: Phyllis Love
Vivian Norman: Nancy Berg
Rexford Wyler: Berry Kroeger
George Parsons: Hunt Powers
Judge: Grandon Rhodes

: Dance Date

at the Lyceum Ballroom, London.
featuring the Grand Finals of the 'Star' United Kingdom Amateur Nine Dance Championships and Formation Team Championship
Presented by the Evening News
International Old-Time Team Match Final
Introduced by Peter West.
Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing
See page 21


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Directed for television by: Mary Evans

: News Extra

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