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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures

BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: 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

: Tales from Europe: The Yellow Slippers: Part 2

A film from Poland.

The young wood carver achieves his ambition and enters the studio of the most famous sculptor in Poland.


English version by: De Lane Lea Processes
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: Men Against the Matterhorn

A second chance to see yesterday's climb marking the centenary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper.
Christopher Brasher follows the original route and Ian McNaught-Davis attempts the hazardous North Face.
Introduced by David Dimbleby at the foot of the mountain.
An edited recording


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

: Landmarks: 2: The School - Warslow Secondary School, Staffordshire

Landmarks of life from birth to old age in six documentary films.
A series from Birmingham
First transmission on BBC-2
See page 48


Director: Charles Denton
Cameraman: Mike Williams
Sound recordist: Bill Barker
Still photography: Roger Mayne
Music: Ewan MacColl
Music: Peggy Seeger
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by Peter Murray.


Presenter: Peter Murray
Settings: David Myerscough Jones
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Giuoco Piano Affair

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is there - where he is needed - when he is needed - from the organisation dedicated to the world-wide fight against crime and subversion.
A new film series.
Starring Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin
and Leo G. Carroll as Mr. Waverly

The Giuoco Piano Affair - In which U.N.C.L.E.'s white Knight takes the black Queen.
See page 44


Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Mr. Waverly: Leo G. Carroll
Marion Raven: Jill Ireland
Gervaise Ravel: Anne Francis
Harold Bufferton: John van Dreelen
Lieutenant Manuera: James Frawley
Mr. Smith: Gordon Gilbert
Alfonso Figueroa: Jon Silo
Doctor: Martin Garralaga
Ship's Officer: John Garwood
Chess Player: Norman Felton
Texan: Sam Rolfe
Writer: Joseph Calvelli
Inebriate: Dick Donner

: Comedy Playhouse: Hudd

by George Evans and Derek Collyer
Comedy Playhouse presenting Roy Hudd as Hudd
with Noel Dyson, Tony Hilton, Maureen Crombie

See page 43


Writer: George Evans
Writer: Derek Collyer
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Executive Producer: Graeme Muir
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Himself: Roy Hudd
[Actor]: Noel Dyson
[Actor]: Tony Hilton
Susan: Maureen Crombie

: The News

: International Film Season: Miracle in Milan

An Italian film with English sub-titles.
First shown on BBC-2
See page 43


Director: Vittorio de Sica
Toto: Francesco Golisano
Edwiga: Brunnella Bovo
Lolotta: Emma Gramatica
Rappi: Paolo Stoppa
The Rich Man: Guglielmo Barnabo

: Gallery: Abortion and the Law

Ian Trethowan introduces a special edition on Abortion and the Law
Abortion is murder
Abortion is a woman's natural right
Two views of a controversy as old as life itself
When more than a thousand British women defy the law every week to get rid of unwanted pregnancies, has the time come to relax the law?
Priests, psychiatrists, consultants, doctors, abortionists, and the women concerned offer their witness.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Erskine Childers
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Research: Su Dalgleish
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Summary

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down

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