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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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - First Test Match

Second day's play at Lord's.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: 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 13.50)


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

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: First Test Match

A further visit to Lord's.
(to 16.15)

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests from the world of magic: Johnny Hart, Billie and Trevor George.
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Magician: Johnny Hart
Magicians: Billie and Trevor George
Puppetry: Bob Bura
Puppetry: John Hardwick
Script: Derek Brechin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Pinky and Perky: A Pig-Nic in Sherwood Forest

Written by Robert Gray.
With Jimmy Thompson as Asst. General, P.P.C.T.V.
From the North of England
(First shown on January 17)


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: Stuart Furber
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

: The News

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - First Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Lord's.

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Take the High Road: Sailing

Sailing is the subject of tonight's documentary film from Scotland-sailing on the Clyde and in the sea lochs off the west coast of Scotland.
Narration written by James Wilson and spoken by Bryden Murdoch.


Writer/Producer: James Wilson
Narrator: Bryden Murdoch
Cameraman: Alex Pearce
Cameraman: Alex Scott
Sound Recordist: Charles Clark
Sound Recordist: Lex MacDonald
Sound Recordist: Phil Keene
Film Editor: Jock Mearns

: Compact: Paris is For Lovers

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Paris works her usual magic on visitors and Compact staff are no exception.


Writer/series creator: Hazel Adair
Writer/series creator: Peter Ling
Film cameraman: Jacques Alexandre
Film editor: John Nash
Story editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: William Sterling
Director: Michael Hart
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Ian: Ronald Allen
Julia: Polly Adams
Ben: Bill Kerr
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Butler: William Lyon Brown
Elliot: Maurice Browning
Harry: Lionel Murton
The Earl of Darvel: James Ward
Jean-Pierre: Charles Laurence
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Devil's Dozen

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Roddy McMillan
(First shown on February 7)


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: Alistair Bell
Script Editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Sheila: Carol Chell
James Munro: Philip Stone
Charlotte Munro: Helena Gloag
Harriett Munro: Madeleine Christie
Mrs. Gellatly: Mary Riggans
Mrs. Fordyce: Faith Kent
Jim Fordyce: Roddy McMillan
Tom Lynn: James Gibson
Bob Maxwell: Mike Hall
Miss Templeton: Armine Sandford
Willie Harper: Ross Campbell
Mrs. Lynn: Natalie Kent
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Gellatly: John Carlin
Tommy: Alex Norton
Mrs. Harper: Margaret Durnell

: Travellers' Tales: Fire and the Chosen Maidens

Purification by fire-a pagan festival on Midsummer's Eve draws together the people of a remote village in the hills of northern Spain.
See page 49


Filmed and narrated by: John Earle
Sound mixer: Stanley Morcom
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The News

: Royal International Horse Show: The John Player Trophy

Direct from the White City, London.

Tonight: The John Player Trophy
An international show-jumping championship where competitors are required to jump two rounds on the same horse, the faults for each run being totalled together.

Introduced by Alan Weeks.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presenter: Alan Weeks
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: Douglas Hespe

: The Sky at Night: Communicating with Other Worlds

In the 100th edition of Sky at Night, Patrick Moore considers one of the most intriguing problems of modern astronomy: could conditions for life as we know it exist outside the solar system, would it be possible to establish communication with other worlds, and if we did what would be the result?

See page 49


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Adviser: Desmond King-Hele
Director: Julia Cave
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: International Swimming and Diving: Great Britain v. West Germany

who compete for the News of the World Trophy.
Direct from the National Recreation Centre, Crystal Palace.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
TV presentation: Brian Johnson

: News Extra

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