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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Budget

A special report by Richard Dimbleby, Ian Trethowan and Nigel Lawson on Labour's first full Budget.
The tax changes within seconds of their announcement in the Commons
Expert explanation and analysis of the changes
Comment and reaction from leading public figures.
At a Coventry motor factory: Donald Stokes, Managing Director of the Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.
In the Headquarters of the Electrical Trades Union in Bromley, Kent: Leslie Cannon, General President of the E.T.U.
In Zurich: Dr. Nicolas Baer, a Swiss banker
In Glasgow: P.M. Thomas, Managing Director of William Beardmore and Company
In the House of Commons: Hardiman Scott and Edward Rayner
A Gallery special


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Nigel Lawson
Speaker (At a Coventry motor factory): Donald Stokes
Speaker (In the Headquarters of the Electrical Trades Union): Leslie Cannon
Speaker (In Zurich): Dr. Nicolas Baer
Speaker (In Glasgow): P. M. Thomas
Reporter (In the House of Commons): Hardiman Scott
Reporter (In the House of Commons): Edward Rayner
Associate producer: Brian Smale Adams
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: Tichpuzzle

Introduced by Ray Alan.
Assisted, interrupted, and generally thwarted by Tich and Quackers with Sandra Chalmers.
A programme of comedy and puzzles.


Presenter/Ventriloquist/Comedy material by: Ray Alan
Item presenter: Sandra Chalmers
Music: Jimmy Leach
Drawings: Tony Hart
Research: Honor Kibblewhite
Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore

: 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

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Drusilla Beyfus, Ted Moult, Alistair Sampson
Chairman, Terence Brady


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Alistair Sampson
Chairman: Terence Brady
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

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


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
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Compact: The Last Act

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alan scores a double success - while Harry has a set-back.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Dick Sharples
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Hart
Mr. Parry: Edward Cast
Alan: Basil Moss
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Roy: Jeremy Bulloch
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Elliot: Maurice Browning
Anne: Jennifer Wilson
Keith: Raymond Clarke
Guy Lamartine: Scott Forbes
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Harry: Lionel Murton
Edna: Margery Withers
Jessie: Dorothea Rundle

: The Walrus and the Carpenter: The Secret Life of Gascoigne Quilt

Written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.
Starring Hugh Griffith and Felix Aylmer
with Hazel Hughes, Warren Mitchell
See page 27


Writer: Marty Feldman
Writer: Barry Took
Music composed and conducted by: Max Harris
Make-up supervised by: Lilias Munro
Costumes supervised by: Juanita Waterson
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: James Gilbert
Luther Flannery: Hugh Griffith
Gascoigne Quilt: Felix Aylmer
Luther's daughter: Hazel Hughes
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his special guest, Diahann Carroll entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.


Presenter: Danny Kaye
Singer: Diahann Carroll
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Director: Robert Scheerer

: The News

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan, M.P. for the Government.
Also on BBC-2


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. James Callaghan

: The Pied Pipers of Harlow

A documentary about the leaders of the extraordinary musical life of Harlow New Town.
Made for the BBC by Derrick Knight and Partners Ltd.
See page 27


Photography: David Muir
Photography: Ian MacMillan
Sound Recording: Bob Peck
Dubbing Mixer: Brian Watkins
Film Editor: Peter Neal
Executive Producer: Humphrey Burton
Writer/Narrator/Director: Derrick Knight

: Monitor

with Jonathan Miller

People in Rather Odd Circumstances
The poems, drawings, and conversation of Stevie Smith.

Poet As Art Critic
Michael Podro on the art criticism of the French poet Baudelaire.


Presenter/Editor: Jonathan Miller
Subject (People in Rather Odd Circumstances): Stevie Smith
Item presenter (Poet As Art Critic): Michael Podro
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: News Extra

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