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: The News

: Men Against the Matterhorn

A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent.
See panel and page 35
Presented in collaboration with the Swiss Television Service
(to 10.20)


Producer: Alan Chivers
Producer: Walther Pluess
Associate producer: Andrew Wiseman
Associate producer: Tom Conway

: 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


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

: Knock-Out Cricket: The Gillette Cup Semi-final: Surrey v. Middlesex

from The Oval.
Introduced by Frank Bough.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
Presenter: Frank Bough
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer

: The Matterhorn Climb

Progress report.

: Knock-Out Cricket: The Gillette Cup: Semi-final

A further visit to The Oval.
(to 13.00)

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: The Old Mill

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

Hammy, Roderick, and Guinea discover the source of a mysterious noise.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.

(to 13.45)


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

: The Matterhorn Climb

Progress report.

: The Matterhorn Climb

Progress report.

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
Musky and Vince devise ways of keeping cool on Deputy Dawg's ice.

: 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
Film editor: Philip Mutton
Director: Bob Murray
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Lil: A Little Lovelier

by Elaine Morgan.
with Jessie Evans and Joan Newell
First shown on BBC Wales, April 30


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Arthur Williams
Lil: Jessie Evans
Blod: Joan Newell
Maelene: Patricia Clapton
Sandra: Carol Ann Corfield
Mrs. Lloyd: Vera McGregor
Monsieur Gabriel: David Lawton
Shirley: Heather Morgan

: Tomorrow's World

Written by Gordon Thomas and Peter Stone.
Tomorrow's World...in the making today

Raymond Baxter introduces film, Outside Broadcast, and studio reports on the men and the developments which are changing our way of life.


Writer: Gordon Thomas
Writer: Peter Stone
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Roy Battersby
Editor: Glyn Jones

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Eleanor Leith, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Ian Powrie and his Band, Harry Carmichael.

lan Powrie and his Band are appearing in 'The Andy Stewart Show at Five Past Eight' at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh

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


Singer/presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Dancer/dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: Ian MacFadyen

: 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

: Mogul: Young Turk

by John Elliot
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Philip Latham as Izard
Guest star, Cyril Luckham

Concessions in the oil-rich Middle East are hard won. A young man hurled into the political bargaining must be shrewd, fast, and often ruthless.


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Title Music: Tom Springfield
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Editor: John Griffiths
Story Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: William Slater
Baker: Frank Forsyth
Charles Andrews: Cyril Luckham
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Sue Andrews: Sandra Payne
Mrs. Andrews: Cicely Paget Bowman
Grant: Barry Keegan
Arab Interpreter: Tony Cyrus
Eldridge: Robert James
King: George Roubicek
Sheik: Neville Jason
Reugen: John Brandon
Laura: Naomi Chance

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
bringing you Action-News-Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Fred Viner
Assistant editor: Alan Hart
Assistant editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: Men Against the Matterhorn

A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper.
Today British and Swiss mountaineers have been retracing the original route and in addition attempting the hazardous North Face.
Introduced by David Dimbleby from the foot of the mountain, Christopher Brasher on Whymper's route and Ian McNaught-Davis on the North Face describe their progress throughout the day.
An edited recording of today's Outside Broadcasts.
See pages 35 and 37


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Presenter: Christopher Brasher
Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davis
Producer: Alan Chivers
Producer: Walter Pluess
Presented by: Tom Conway

: Casals at Eighty-Eight

Written and produced by David Oppenheim.
A portrait of the legendary Catalan cellist.
with Isaac Stern, Igor Oistrakh, Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Zoltan Kodaly.
A C.B.S. News Division production
See page 36


Writer/producer: David Oppenheim
Subject: [Pablo] Casals
Interviewer: Isaac Stern
Violinist: Igor Oistrakh
Pianist: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Speaker: Zoltan Kodaly
Budapest sequences filmed by: Richard Leacock
Budapest sequences filmed by: D. A. Pennebaker

: News Extra

: Postscript

by The Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Presenter: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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