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: 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

: Heddiw

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


Unknown: 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

: Lawn Tennis: Hard Court Championships of Great Britain: The Semi-Finals

A Television Outside Broadcast direct from the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club at Bournemouth.

See page 55


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: Peter Bale

: The Valiant Varneys

Starring Reg Varney
with Jerry Desmonde, Patricia Hayes, Peter Claughton, Jean Dallas, Jill Mai Meredith, Juliet St. David and Bobby Shafto.


Script: David Cumming
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Producer: Vere Lorrimer
[Actor]: Reg Varney
[Actor]: Jerry Desmonde
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Peter Claughton
[Actress]: Jean Dallas
[Actress]: Jill Mai Meredith
[Actress]: Juliet St. David
[Actor]: Bobby Shafto

: Pinky and Perky: Stew it Yourself

Written by Robert Gray.
With Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.
From the North of England
(First transmission on Oct. 11, 1964)


Writer: Robert Gray
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Additional manipulator: John Parks
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Norman Newell
"We Belong Together" words and music by: Alyn Ainsworth
Design: Nicole Goodwin
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.: Jimmy Thompson

: 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: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: 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

: Gardening Club: Women in Horticulture

A film visit to Aberdeen for the third in the series Women in Horticulture.
Percy Thrower with Marjorie Sanders, A Horticultural Advisory Officer of the North of Scotland College of Agriculture.
Sequences include:
Wind problems of exposed coastal and hilltop gardens; trained peaches, bell jars, and daphnes in an old-world country-house garden: training at Craibstone for young girls in garden crafts; advisory visits to Orkney and Shetland Islands
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Marjorie Sanders
Producer: Paul Morby

: 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

: Compact: Gone Away

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Patricia Wade tells the truth to Ian, and Alan and Mitch have a surprise.


Series created by: Hazel Adair
Series created by: Peter Ling
Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Hotel Receptionist: Pamela Hewes
Edna Sullivan: Margery Withers
Jessie Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Guy Lamartine: Scott Forbes
Osmund Bates: Martin Wyldeck
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Doug: Lawrence James
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
lan: Ronald Allen
Tom: David Crane
Sir John Marsden: Ralph Michael
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Patricia Wade: Maureen O'Reilly
Ben: Bill Kerr
Paula: Judy Franklin

: Sykes and a Hypnotist

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
featuring Robert Dorning, Valentine Dyall
with Arthur Hewlett, Tom Mennard, Desmond Jordan, David Drummond, Alec Bregonzi, Guy Deghy, Robert Webber, Barney Gilbraith, Bill Treacher, Stan Simmons, Fred Powell, Evelyn Lund, Louis Mansi, Felix Bowness, Tom Macaulay, Ian Gray, James Fitzgerald, Patrick Scanlan, Veronica Gardner, Marian Collins
See page 57
(First transmission on Nov. 6, 1964)


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Wood
Producer: Philip Barker
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: Valentine Dyall
[Actor]: Arthur Hewlett
[Actor]: Tom Mennard
[Actor]: Desmond Jordan
[Actor]: David Drummond
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actor]: Guy Deghy
[Actor]: Robert Webber
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: Bill Treacher
[Actor]: Stan Simmons
[Actor]: Fred Powell
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund
[Actor]: Louis Mansi
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actor]: Tom MacAulay
[Actor]: Ian Gray
[Actor]: James Fitzgerald
[Actor]: Patrick Scanlan
[Actress]: Veronica Gardner
[Actress]: Marian Collins

: Tony Bennett Sings

Direct from the stage of the BBC Television Theatre.
The famous American recording, television, and cabaret star on a special visit to London to present tonight his own programme of songs with The Ralph Sharon Trio and Bobby Hackett.
See page 53


Singer: Tony Bennett
Musicians: The Ralph Sharon Trio
Musician: Bobby Hackett
The Orchestra directed by: Ralph Sharon
Sound: Hugh Barker
Lighting: James Richardson
Design: Roger Andrews
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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

: Professional Boxing

from Italy
A ten-round international contest between Walter McGowan, Scotland British and Empire Flyweight Champion and Federico Scarponi, Italy Italian Bantamweight Champion.
Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the whole of the fight direct from the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome.
Presented by the Italian Television Service
See page 53


Boxer: Walter McGowan
Boxer: Federico Scarponi
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Turn of Fate: Lost and Found

A series of film dramas.
Starring Jack Lemmon
with Joanna Moore, Edward Binns, Robert Clarke, Douglass Dumbrille

An investment broker finds his life changes dramatically when he discovers $7,000 in his raincoat pocket.
(First transmission on BBC-2, October 2, 1964)


Charles Dickens: Jack Lemmon
Alice Bowles: Joanna Moore
Rangler: Edward Binns
Howard Peebles: Robert Clarke
Mr. Applecase: Douglass Dumbrille

: Bert Smith meets Yehudi Menuhin

From the North
In the little town of Coniston in the Lake District lives a man who has a very secure future over the next decade. He is one of the few real craftsmen left in Britain today. His name is Bert Smith and he is a violin maker.


Speaker: Bert Smith
Speaker: Yehudi Menuhin
Producer/Director: John Robins

: News Extra

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