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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

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: 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

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests from the world of magic: Stefani and Partner, The Zodias.
Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Maigicians: Stefani and Partner
Mind reading act: The Zodias
Puppetry: Bob Bura
Puppetry: John Hardwick
Script: Derek Brechin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Pinky and Perky: Perky Mason

Written by Robert Gray.
with Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.
From the North of England
First transmission on Nov. 1, 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

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: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Gardening Club

Outside Broadcast cameras at the Gardening Club Garden, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Percy Thrower, Ron Sidwell and Fred Saunders look over the decorative section, the fruit area, and the vegetable and herb garden.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Ron Sidwell
Guest: Fred Saunders
Producer: Paul Morby

: Take the High Road: Ski-ing

The first in a series of Friday-night films from Scotland.
Tonight: Ski-ing
in which a comparison of standards can now be made with countries such as France, Switzerland, Austria, and Norway.
Narration written by James Wilson and spoken by Bryden Murdoch.
See page 53


Writer/producer: James Wilson
Narrator: Bryden Murdoch
Cameraman: Norman Shepherd
Cameraman: Alex Scott
Sound recordist: Charles Clark
Sound recordist: John Evans
Film editor: Jock Mearns

: Compact: Trouble Across the Water

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Tessa worries about New York and Ben faces a tricky situation in Paris.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Hugh Whitemore
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Bill Sellars
Doug: Lawrence James
Cheryl: Jan Miller
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ian: Ronald Allen
Richard: Moray Watson
Julia: Polly Adams
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Harry: Lionel Murton
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Messenger boy: Gareth Robinson
Ben: Bill Kerr
French workman: Adrian Drotsky
Tim: Scot Finch
Durand: Hamish Roughead

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Bull Calf

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Leonard Maguire
(First transmission on January 31)


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: Stewart Farrar
Script editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: William Slater
Colin Tarrill: David Orr
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Helen Tarrill: Janet Moffatt
Morag: Margaret Orr
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Ian MacKenzie: Graham Rigby
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Lewis Gilbride: Leonard Maguire
Jean Gilbride: Gudrun Ure
Roddy: Andrew Legge
Mistress MacPhail: May Henry
Maggie MacKenzie: Nina Bruce
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison

: Travellers' Tales: Treasure of Chuquisaca

told by Derek Cooper.
Three English travellers cross the salt-lakes of Bolivia to took for abandoned treasure in the ghost town of San Antonio de Lipez.
See page 53


Narrator: Derek Cooper
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

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: The Royal Ballet: Checkmate

Music by Arthur Bliss
played by the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conductor, John Lanchbery
The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Garden
First shown on July 31, 1963


Founder/choreography: Ninette de Valois
Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Principal conductor/Orchestra conductor: John Lanchbery
Music: Arthur Bliss
Musicians: The Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
Scenery and costumes: E. McKnight Kauffer
Designed for television by: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Black Queen: Beryl Grey
The White King: Robert Helpmann
The White Knight: Ian Hamilton
White Queen: Deirdre O'Conaire
Second White Knight: Richard Farley
Black Knight: Alan Beale
Black Knight: Bryan Ashbridge
White pawn: Phyllis Spira
White pawn: Elaine Thomas
White pawn: Judith Maden
White pawn: Alfreda Thorogood
White pawn: Denise Thomas
White pawn: Kathleen Denley
White pawn: Hilary Debden
White pawn: Gloria Bluemel
White Bishop: Alan Alder
White Bishop: Terry Westmoreland
White Castle: David Howard
White Castle: Cavan Orwell
Black Pawn: Jacqueline Williams
Black Pawn: Helen Starr
Black Pawn: Yvonne Saunders
Black Pawn: Renee Morreau
Black Pawn: Patricia Ruanne
Black Pawn: Janet Burgess
Black Pawn: Sally Ashby
Black Pawn: Hilary Cartwright
Black Castle: Adrian Grater
Black Castle: Jeffrey Phillips
Love: Sheila Humphreys
Death: David Gordon

: 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

: One of Them is Brett

Written and directed by Roger Graef.
A documentary film produced for The Society for the Aid of Thalidomide Children by Derrick Knight and Partners.
A moving record of a family's experience as they discover what the word handicap means in day-to-day living.
Commentary spoken by Stanley Baker.


Writer/director: Roger Graef
Producers: Derrick Knight and Partners
Narrator: Stanley Baker

: The Third Man: The Trial of Harry Lime

A film series.
Starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime
with Jonathan Harris as Bradford Webster
See page 53


Story and teleplay by: Michael Gilbert
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: Smedley Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Magda Ratteau: Margit Saad
Theodore Ratteau: Esmond Knight
Michael Raynor: Peter Reynolds
Hargest Macrea: Maurice Denham
Richard Elton: Ronald Leigh-Hunt

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