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: 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 11.00)


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

: Headline News

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

Fifth day's play at Lord's.


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

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 14.00)


Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Glorious Goodwood and Cricket

Glorious Goodwood
This week BBC Television outside broadcast cameras will be covering some of the principal races of this famous Meeting.

3.10 Stewards' Cup
over 6 furlongs

3.45 Warren Stakes
over 1 mile, 3 furlongs, and 200 yards

4.15 Charlton Stakes
over the Old Mile

See page 31

Cricket: England v. South Africa - First Test Match
Further visits to Lord's.
On BBC-2 from 5.0

(to 16.20)


Commentator (Glorious Goodwood): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Glorious Goodwood): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Glorious Goodwood): Dennis Monger

: Tich Space Trips

Tich and Quackers set out to conquer Space assisted by Ray Alan and land successfully at The Casino Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.
With Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artist, George Wallman

(George Wallman is appearing at the Tower, Blackpool)


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Singer: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Magician: George Wallman
Designer: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Look: The Sign Readers

Look with The Sign Readers at the tracks, trods, and traces of various animals on the Cumberland coast.
A nature detective film with Dr. Niko Tinbergen, F.R.S. and Dr. Monica Impekoven.
Introduced, written, and directed by Hugh Falkus.
Produced by Manuscript Films for the BBC Natural History Unit
From the West
(First shown on December 28, 1964)


Zoologist: Dr. Niko Tinbergen
Zoologist: Dr. Monica Impekoven
Presenter/Writer/Director: Hugh Falkus
Filmed and edited by: John Martin

: 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

: First Impressions

The panel tries to identify well-known personalities in a game of question, answer, deduction, and intuition.
The Panel: Drusilla Beyfus, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ted Moult
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Panellist: Ted Moult
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: In Deepest Britain: 4: The Other Lancashire

Macdonald Hastings travels Coast to Coast

North of the factory towns, thirty miles from Manchester, to a landscape where no tram has ever nosed, where the countryside is still largely undiscovered.
From the West


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Sound: Howard Smith
Film Editor: Ron Martin
Associate Director: Stanley Williamson
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: Compact: If the Shoe Fits...

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Camilla is agitated, Julia perturbed, and David plans an important interview.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Film Cameraman: Jacques Alexandre
Film Editor: John Nash
Script: Bob Stuart
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: John Fabian
David: Vincent Ball
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Concierge: Ray Browne
Inspector Boisrand: Stephen Hubay
Julia: Polly Adams
Ian: Ronald Allen
Ben: Bill Kerr
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Harry: Lionel Murton
Doug: Lawrence James
Richard: Moray Watson
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd

: The Lance Percival Show

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Lance Percival
with Kenneth Cope and Anita Harris
and Amy Dalby, Barry Halliday, Peter Sanders, Robert Flynn, Thelma Taylor, Ronald Rich


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Lighting: Eric Monk
Sound: Len Shorey
Film Cameraman: James Balfour
Film Editor: John Rogers
Musical Direction: Peter Knight
Musical Arrangements: Burt Rhodes
Musical Arrangements: Johnny Keating
Dance arranged by: Philip Buchel
Dance arranged by: Betty Buchel
Designer: Colin Shaw
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Comedian: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Kenneth Cope
Singer: Anita Harris
[Actress]: Amy Dalby
[Actor]: Barry Halliday
[Actor]: Peter Sanders
[Actor]: Robert Flynn
[Actress]: Thelma Taylor
[Actor]: Ronald Rich

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: Experiment in Depth

by N.J. Crisp.
Starring John Robinson, Oliver Reed and Michael Hawkins
Guest star: Edward Judd

Undersea exploration becomes an experiment in survival.


Writer: N.J. Crisp
Theme Music: Ken Thorne
Incidental music: Albert Elms
Research for the series: Jim Coburn
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Angus Newton
Story Editor: Ken Levison
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: John Robins
Director: Paul Bernard
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Wilson: Jeremy Young
Captain Rogers: David Blake Kelly
Peters: Edward Judd
Dr. Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Turner: Donald Hoath
Meteorologist: Stephen John
Steward: Nicholas Evans
Cook: Aubrey Morris
First Officer: Peter Noel Cook
Price: Philip Anthony
Sonar operator: John Rees
Secretary: Brigit Forsyth
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins

: The News

: International Balloon Race

An event which surprised and astounded two English counties and made news headlines round the world.
On May 12 ten passenger-carrying hydrogen balloons raced from a field near the Oxfordshire village of Stanton Harcourt. Pilots came from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the U.S.A., as well as Britain.


Camera: Douglas Botting
Camera: Butch Calderwood
Camera: Peter Chapman
Camera: John Earle
Camera: Franz-Josef Gortz
Camera: David Hartsilver
Camera: Colin Leighton
Camera: Harold Lord
Camera: Tony Morrison
Camera: Geoffrey Mulligan
Camera: John Tylee
Recordist: Tony Slater
Sound Mixer: Stanley Morcom
Film Editor: Keith Miller
Production Team: Eric Davidson
Production Team: Harry Hastings
Production Team: Ivan Lockett
Production team: Gillian Murray
Production Team: Robert Saunders
Production Team: Jeremy Sykes
Production Team: Anne Whillock
Produced and directed by: Brian Branston

: Giulini Conducts

Giulini Conducts music by Mozart and Falla with the New Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader, Hugh Bean) in the first of a series of three special concerts first shown earlier this year.
Given before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Introduced by Richard Baker.

(August 24: Giulini conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain, with Michael Roll as soloist)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Conductor: Giulini
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Producer: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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