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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a macaroni necklace.
You need newspaper, macaroni with a big hole in the middle, paints, water, and string
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, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Turtle and the Frog Speed Trial

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

Hammy and Roddy become involved in a speed trial between the Turtle and the Frog.
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
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Production team: Iris Furlong
Production team: Tony Arnold
Production team: Malcolm Walker
Production team: Gillian Reilly
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Ripcord: The Financier

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

A millionaire financier jumps out of an aircraft, but his disappearance is questioned by Ted and Jim.

: 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 Eiri Jones, Caryl Owens, Margaret Davies, The Focals, Aled Hughes, Reg Edwards, Topsy Christie, Steve Farrow, Derek Boote, The Proclaimers, The Three Taffs.


Presenter/producer: Meredydd Evans
Singer: Eiri Jones
Singer: Caryl Owens
Singer: Margaret Davies
Performers: The Focals
Singer: Aled Hughes
Singer: Reg Edwards
Guitarist: Topsy Christie
Singer: Steve Farrow
Singer: Derek Boote
Performers: The Proclaimers
Group: The Three Taffs
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 24


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: 4: The Bears of Yellowstone

Yellowstone is the largest National Park in the United States of America, and the oldest in the world. In an area of more than two million acres visitors can see many animals including moose, wapiti, pronghorn antelopes, and bears.
See page 23


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Bewitched: No Witch Like an Old Witch

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

No Witch Like an Old Witch
... but it's difficult to teach an old witch new tricks, as Samantha discovers when she tries to bring Aunt Clara down to earth.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Aunt Clara: Marion Lorne
Judge Virgil Winner: Gilbert Green
Bertha: Reta Shaw
Agnes Bain: Karen Norris

: Panorama

The 10,000 Faces of the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
with reports on People-Places-Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, John Morgan,
Leonard Parkin.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
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 Blonde Bonanza

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

A pretty young model has a very strange contract with her employer, and when Perry Mason investigates he uncovers a web of fraud, blackmail, and murder.
See page 25


Character created by: Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason: Raymond Burr
Della Street: Barbara Hale
Paul Drake: William Hopper
Hamilton Burger: William Talman
Diane Adler: Mary Ann Mobley
Harrison Boring: Paul Gilbert
Dillard: Michael Constantine
Mr. Winlock: Bruce Gordon
Mrs. Winlock: Ruth Warwick
Marvin Palmer: Jonathan Lippe
Montrose Foster: Vaughn Taylor
Judge: John Gallaudet

: The World's Ballroom Dancing Championships

Top dancers from five continents compete in London at the Empire Pool, Wembley for the Amateur Modern and Professional Latin-American World Titles to the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra.
The programme also includes the Grand Finals of the 'Star' United Kingdom
Junior Modern Championship.
Organised by Mecca Dancing
See page 23


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Ken MacKintosh and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Master of Ceremonies: Peter West
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Commentator: Peggy Spencer
Directed for television by: Robin Scott

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Life's Balance: 1: What Are Living Things Made Of?

An introduction to the control of living processes by Professor J. Z. Young, F.R.S.
A BBC Educational broadcast
First transmission on Sunday


Presenter: Professor J. Z. Young
Producer: Alan Sleath

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