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: 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 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: 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: The Circus

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

The friends of Roddy, Hammy, and Guinea witness one of the most daring spectacles ever seen along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


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

: Treasure House

where happy chance finds are made by Jeremy Carrad and Serendipity Dog who open the door on a world full of strange and entertaining facts.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Script: Stuart Wilkinson
Additional material: Tom Tully
Production team: Hugh Duggan
Production team: Bob Murray
Production team: Philip Mutton
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Jonny Quest: Werewolf of the Timberland

A thrilling new film series.

Jonny Quest at 5.30
The thrilling adventures of Jonny Quest take him all over the world. Each week he finds himself in yet another strange country: one day it is the hills of Asia, the next it is the jungles of South America. The troubles and dangers he has to face are also very varied: in one adventure he has to cope with menacing ape-men, in the next with pygmies; in one he has to ski down mountains, in the next he swims under water.
This afternoon Jonny lands in another adventure, this time in northern Canada, where the great forests hide wolves and Indians. Jonny has gone to the Canadian forests with his father, Dr. Quest, who wants to do some research work there. But in the area where they set up camp is the huge grey wolf which attacks strangers, and it looks as though danger could lurk behind every tree for Jonny, his pal Hadji, and the little dog Bandit. But there is a mystery surrounding the wolf.

: 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

: I Object

A Mock Trial
in which Jimmy Edwards, Judge Ted Ray, Counsel and Charlie Chester, Counsel investigate viewers' personal dislikes and, with the help of a jury, pass judgment upon them.
See page 41


Judge: Jimmy Edwards
Counsel: Ted Ray
Counsel/devised by: Charlie Chester
Devised by: Charles Hart
Setting: Norman Vertigan
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: 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
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Associate producer: Frank Dale
Assistant editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Third Man: Happy Birthday

A film series.
A Third Man Corporation production distributed by BBC-tv

Harry buys Brad a pair of valuable stamps as a birthday present. But Brad is a connoisseur; and from the moment he recognises them as clever forgeries his life is in danger.
First transmission on August 13, 1962

7.30-7.55 Going for a Song?: the world of antiques.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

7.30-7.55 Stand and Deliver: Midland Universities debate That this House is glad to be in England.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay by: Philip Saltzman
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradlord Webster: Jonathan Harris
Pierre Velard: Louis Mercier
Linda Landers: Jacki Loughery
John Brite: Johnny O'Neill
Felix: Bernard Kates

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Z Cars: Sound an Alarm

by Elwyn Jones.
Personal Radio comes to Newtown-with disastrous results.
See page 42


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Designer: Stanley Morris
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Film sequences - Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Max Varnel

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Professional Boxing: International Middleweight Contest Rubin Carter (U.S.A.) v.
Harry Scott (England)
Highlights of last night's contest at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy
Second heat direct from Hendon Stadium.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Rubin Carter
Boxer: Harry Scott
Commentator (Professional Boxing): Simon Smith
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
TV presentation (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Alan Mouncer
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Assistant editor: Alan Hart
Assistant editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: The Interior Decorator

by Jack Russell.
with Barry Foster as Bellamy, Jane Arden as Susan Carter-Carter
See page 41


Writer: Jack Russell
Film cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film editor: Robert Rymer
Movement direction: Leo Kharibian
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Story editor: Roger Smith
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: James Ferman
Bellamy: Barry Foster
Susan Carter-Carter: Jane Arden
Woman who thinks: Marcia Ashton
Frederick Carter-Carter: Michael Finlayson
Guests: Carole Naylor
Guests: Barbara S Taveley
Guests: Jenny Till
Guests: David Hepburn
Guests: Ron Lucas
Guests: Ricky Price
Guests: Leon Ward
Servants: Ken McGregor
Servants: Paul Tann
Parents: Doris Littlewood
Parents: Frank Littlewood
Children: John Howard
Children: Doy Young

: Viewpoint: Rouault

The world related to God through the Passion of Christ, as expressed in the paintings of one of the greatest modern artists.
See page 42


Narrator: Gary Watson
Research and script associate: Fr. Simon Blake, O.P.
Film editor: Pam Bosworth
Producer: Peter Ferres

: News Extra

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