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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 in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy Go Fishing

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

Hammy meets the Wise Old Frog and makes friends with Roderick the Rat, who takes him on a very exciting fishing trip.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


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

: Out of School

Two more programmes from the BBC's regular service for schools and technical colleges.

1.45 Europe North to South: The Rhine and the Ruhr
A geography series for children of thirteen to fifteen years.
A preview of a new series on various aspects of European geography which will be transmitted during the summer term. This programme aims to relate the economic and political importance of the Ruhr to its physical setting.

2.5 Living in the Present: Advertising
A sociology series for liberal studies classes in technical colleges.
How much advertising is there in Britain? How effective is it, and what controls are placed on its use? These are some of the questions considered in the programme.
BBC film
(Previous transmission on March 2)
Recently several European countries have co-operated in an exchange of up-to-date film for use in educational programmes. The result is a series of sample studies in European geography for secondary schools.
This afternoon Out of School presents a preview of the new series in a programme called 'The Rhine and the Ruhr'. It shows how the economic and political importance of the Ruhr is related to its mineral resources and to its situation on the river Rhine.
In the coming summer term BBC television for schools will be transmitting eight programmes of this kind under the series title Europe-North to South.
Television for technical colleges is represented by a programme on Advertising. This is one of a series called Living in the Present intended for Liberal Studies classes. The series surveys some of the features of social organisation in Britain today which affect the lives of young students.
Viewers who would like to have full details of the BBC's regular service for schools and technical colleges should write to: The School Broadcasting Council, [address removed]

(to 14.27)


Film Editor (Europe North to South): Garie Fotheringham
Studio Animations (Europe North to South): Alfred Wurmser
Producer (Europe North to South): Barbara Parker
Sound Recordist (Living in the Present): Don Thompson
Film Cameraman (Living in the Present): Alan Jonas
Film Cameraman (Living in the Present): John Wyatt
Film Editor (Living in the Present): David Painter
Sound Editor (Living in the Present): Garie Fotheringham
Production Assistant (Living in the Present): John Wakeford
Producer (Living in the Present): Alan Hancock

: 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: The Quetong Missile Mystery

A thrilling new film series.

The police of Quetong ask Dr. Quest to investigate why the local river fish are causing food poisoning and he soon finds that the jungle rivers hide something more sinister than contamination.

: 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.


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: No Word for Danger

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime
with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster
A Third Man Corporation (U.K.) Ltd. production distributed by BBC-tv

Harry Lime goes to Canada to bid for uranium-bearing land in the far North. But the owner's only concern is the welfare of his Eskimos-the smiling, trusting people who have no word for danger.

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

7.30-7.55 Our Village: a day with the people of Baconsthorpe in North Norfolk.

7.30-7.55 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay by: Vincent Tilsley
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: Smedley Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Kagachuck: Inia Te Wiata
Kopana: Mandy Miller
Alistair Sparks: Harold Goldblatt
Louise: Linda Marlow

: 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

: Z Cars: The Soft Game

by Eric Coltart.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

Bert Lynch spends a morning on a high ledge-with a man who threatens to jump if the police come too close.

See page 37


Writer: Eric Coltart
Designer: James Weatherup
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Film sequences - Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Ian MacNaughton

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you News-Action-Personalities

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: Third Heat
direct from Hall Green Stadium, Birmingham.

See page 38


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Television 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: Auto-Stop

by Alan Seymour.
[Starring] David Hemmings
with Delphi Lawrence, Kevin Stoney
and introducing Janice Dinnen
See page 37


Writer: Alan Seymour
Music: Eric Rogers
Bazouki dancing arranged by: Andrikos Adonis
Graphics: Ken Brazier
Lighting: Gerry Millerson
Story editor: Roger Smith
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Brian Parker
Henry: David Hemmings
Aryan: John Trigger
Federika: Delphi Lawrence
Ernie: David Lander
Pietro: Gino Melvazzi
Rosaleen: Catherine Griller
Jed: Hal Hamilton
Marcello: Kevin Stoney
Domenico: Gino Cola
Karin: Katharine Schofield
Maria: Bettine Le Beau
Bruno: Jonathan Burn
Dimitrious: George Zenios
Moya: Janice Dinnen
Gingo: Ken Wayne
Greek girl: Doola Economou
Milos: Adrian Drotsky
Janos: David Pinner
Austrian: Gertan Klauber
Kreuz: Michael Ritterman
Waitress: Deirdre Turner

: News Extra

: Postscript

by The Rev. Eric James.


Presenter: The Rev. Eric James

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