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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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: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 13.55)


Storyteller: Athene Seyler
Presenter: Beryl Roques
Presenter: Brian Cant

: Golf and Racing

Golf: Senior Service £10,000 Open Tournament
Direct from Dalmahoy Golf Club near Edinburgh.

Racing at Goodwood

3.10 News of the World Stakes
over 1 mile and a quarter

3.45 Findon Selling Stakes
over 5 furlongs

4.15 Nassau Stakes
over 1 mile and a quarter

4.45 Trundle Stakes
over 1 mile, 3 furlongs, and 200 yards


Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television presentation (Golf): Bill Stevenson
Commentator (Racing at Goodwood): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing at Goodwood): Clive Graham
Television presentation (Racing at Goodwood): Dennis Monger

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests from the world of magic: Alberto Sitta, Sammy Junior.
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Magician: Alberto Sitta
Magician: Sammy Junior
Puppetry: Bob Bura
Puppetry: John Hardwick
Script: Derek Brechin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Comedy Capers presents: The Lion Roars

Featuring Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde.
First of a series of old silent comedies.


Gus Barnum: Billy Bevan
Slim Barnum: Andy Clyde

: 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

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: Gardening Club

Outside broadcast cameras in the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Topical work in the flower borders and greenhouse with Percy Thrower and a survey of some of the shrubs and climbers planted last autumn and this spring: actinidia-roscsvitis - sweet peas - clematis - and honeysuckle by Percy Picton.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Percy Picton
Producer: Paul Morby

: Take the High Road: Fishing

An invitation from Scotland to come angling for trout and salmon, and to meet some of those men and women who have found that Fishing is 'a reward to itself'.
Narration written by James Wilson and spoken by Bryden Murdoch.


Writer/producer: James Wilson
Narrator: Bryden Murdoch
Cameraman: Alex Scott
Sound recordist: Lex MacDonald
Sound recordist: Phil Keene
Film editor: Jock Mearns
Production assistant: Charles Clifford

: Compact: Journey's End

A serial by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ben finds new avenues opening up for him and Ian resolves a pressing problem.


Series creator/script: Hazel Adair
Series creator/script: Peter Ling
Costumes supervised by: Lisa Benjamin
Make-up supervised by: Gillian James
Lighting: Keith Edelsten
Sound: Peter Hales
Script: Bob Stuart
Story Editor: Lennox Phillips
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: William Sterling
Director: John Fabian
Mrs. Bunny: Olwen Brookes
Ian: Ronald Allen
Richard: Moray Watson
Tessa: Bridget Armstrong
David: Vincent Ball
Ben: Bill Kerr
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Bridget: Gaynor Lloyd
Doug: Lawrence James
Victor Calhoun: Richard Fraser
Julia: Polly Adams
Harry: Lionel Murton
Waiter: Robin John
Roger Nash: Roy Stephens
Marta Glenn: Jackie Collins
Mrs. Chater: Beryl Cooke
Elliot Morrow: Maurice Browning

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Charity, Dr. Finlay

Created by A. J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
(First shown on February 14)


Created by: A. J. Cronin
Script: Robert Holmes
From a story by: Arthur Swinson
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Bill Munn
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Gerard Glaister
McKay: Russell Waters
Mrs. Galbraith: Margot Thomas
Jean McCracken: Mitzi Rogers
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Sergeant Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Maggie Forbes: Morag Hood
Mary Jack: Marjorie Thomson
Mrs. Scanlan: Vi Delma
Mrs. Meiklejohn: Irene Sunters
Mrs. Watson: Phyllis Montefiore

: Travellers' Tales: The Creeping Jungle

Told by Dr. Malcolm Cherrett, Jim Davies and Colin Leighton.

A British expedition spent many weeks cut off deep in the forest of British Guiana. Their interest was not in the large animals but in something smaller and more sinister...


Narrator: Dr. Malcolm Cherrett
Narrator: Jim Davies
Narrator/Filmed by: Colin Leighton
Sound Mixer: Stanley Morcom
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series Editor: Brian Branston

: The News

: International Athletics: Great Britain v. Poland

Highlights of the first day's events of this two-day International Match for men and women, featuring Olympic and World Champions, taking place at the White City Stadium, London.
Organised by the B.A.A.B.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
With Joy Marshall, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Dannie Abse and Laurie Lee.
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Spike Milligan is now appearing in "Son of Oblomov" at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Joy Marshall
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Dannie Abse
Poet: Laurie Lee
Producer: John Furness

: Golf: Senior Service £10,000 Open Tournament

From Dalmahoy Golf Club.
Recorded highlights of the second round.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Bill Cox
Television presentation: Bill Stevenson
Television presentation: Charles Munro

: News Extra

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