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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 yn cyflwyno
Edrych yn ol ar Eisteddfod Pontrhydfendigaid, ac edrych ymlaen at Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd
Today: Eisteddfod items.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Builds a Raft

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

When the Hamster sails upstream on his new craft, he finds the company of Turtle very useful.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


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.


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Script: Stuart Wilkinson
Additional Material: Tom Tully
Film Editor: Philip Mutton
Director: Bob Murray
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: Jonny Quest: Dragon of Ashida

A thrilling new film series.

The Quests visit a mysterious zoologist and find dragons on their path.

: 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: Bradford's Dream

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime
with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster

Brad dreams of emulating his famous boss and pulling off a big deal, but finds he has not yet acquired the subtle and profitable Harry Lime touch.
(First transmission on August 10, 1963)

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

7.30-7.55 Stand and Deliver
Universities Debate
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Story and teleplay by: Anthony Steven
Story and teleplay by: Vincent Tilsley
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: E. M. Smedley-Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Gamelian: Eric Pohlmann
Mary: Susan Travers
Marta Reinhardt: Ingrid Hafner
Sandor: John Bennett

: 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: Error of Judgment

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

Sgt. Blackitt sees a fist fly - and has to set about putting his house in order.

(See facing page)


Writer: Alan Plater
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Script Editor: Kenneth Ware
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Ridley Scott

: Sportsview

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

Speedway Internationale
featuring The top riders of the world
Film of the Bank Holiday meeting at Wimbledon Stadium.

A filmed report of The Tour of Britain.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Speedway Internationale): Alan Weeks
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Assistant editor: Alan Hart
Assistant editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Play: The Man Without Papers

by Troy Kennedy Martin.
With Benito Carruthers, Geraldine McEwan, James Maxwell
and Charles Victor, Ingrid Hafner, John Woodnutt
See page 35

The author of tonight's play, Troy Kennedy Martin, is one of television's most successful and controversial writers. The creator of Z Cars, he followed up this popular success with Diary of a Young Man which sparked off a lively argument about television drama. He has always been an innovator, and he had always had an uncanny knack of coming up with the right stories and characters at the right time.
In The Man Without Papers, his first single play for television since his prize-winning Interrogator in 1961, he had created another contemporary hero. Roscoe is his name, but who is Roscoe? An American who burnt his passport during the days of McCarthy and had been on the run ever since. But what is Roscoe? Is he an idealist or a fast-talking hustler? Is he a twentieth-century saint or an evil destroyer of those with whom he comes into contact? Men and women react violently to him, they either hate or love. And to be in love with Roscoe is dangerous, as his old friend Castle and his wife Marcella find out.
From the same beat background as Roscoe comes the star of the play, Ben Carruthers. Born into a generation of protest, involved with the New York avant-garde in theatre and art, connected with a hip scene which stretches from San Francisco to Paris, Carruthers epitomises the best in young footloose 1960s artists who care more for life than for money.
This is also the world of the phenomenal Bob Dylan, currently winding up his record-breaking concert tour, who has specially written the songs his old friend Ben Carruthers sings in tonight's production.


Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Special lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music written and played by: The Seeds
Film Cameraman: Eddie Best
Film Editor: Peter Ringsted
Story Editor: Roger Smith
Designer: William McCrow
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Peter Duguid
Roscoe Mortimer: Benito Carruthers
Switchboard operator: Colette Martin
Anne: Ingrid Hafner
Raeburn: John Woodnutt
Doorman of the Cavalry Club: Ronald Mayer
David Castle: James Maxwell
Arfur: Tom Bowman
Inspector Dumphy: Charles Victor
Marcella: Geraldine McEwan
X-Ray operator: Chuck Julian
Detective-Constable: Lionel Stevens
Anderson: Murray Gilmore
Waiter: Ian Fleming
Vi: Sheila White
Mrs. O'Brien: Anna Manahan
Harry: John Moore
Sir John: Gilbert Davis

: Viewpoint: The Spoken Bible

Paul Rogers and Judi Dench illustrate and discuss new interpretations of the New English Bible now available on L.P. recordings with Frederick Bradshaw producer of The Spoken Bible recordings and Gary Watson.


Presenter: Paul Rogers
Presenter: Judi Dench
Guest: Frederick Bradshaw
Guest: Gary Watson
Producer: Peter Ferres

: News Extra

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