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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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

: Y Genedlaethol

Ymweliad a'r Maes, y Pafiliwn a'r Stiwdio, a chyfle i brofi o naws y Brifwyl yn y Drenewydd yng nghwmni Owen Edwards
Visit to the National Eisteddfod field, pavilion, and studio, and impressions of the festival at Newtown.
(Welsh transmitters, Crystal Palace, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

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

The second day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Summaries: E. W. Swanton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Play School: Science Day

A programme for children at home.
Music provided by The Equals
(First shown on BBC-2 this morning)
(to 14.00)


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Terence Holland
Storyteller: Julian d'Albie
Musicians: The Equals

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1965 Montgomeryshire: Welcome to Welsh People from Overseas

Today the Eisteddfod welcomes Welsh people from overseas who are visiting their native country and its festival.
The ceremony is described by Alun Williams.

(to 15.00)


Commentator: Alun Williams
Television Presentation: Geraint Stanley Jones

: Cricket

A further visit to Trent Bridge.
(to 16.15)

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests from the world of magic: Tonny van Dommelen, The Two Perrards.
Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Magician: Tonny van Dommelen
Magicians: The Two Perrards
Puppetry: Bob Bura
Puppetry: John Hardwick
Script: Derek Brechin
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Designer: Peter Cory
Producer: Peter Whitmore

: Comedy Capers: The Lumberjacks

Featuring Larry Semon
Second film in a series of old silent comedies.
Larry gets into trouble with the big boss, and with a crash of timber the chase begins.


The Dumb-bell: Larry Semon

: 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: Second Test Match

The closing overs of the second day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

: 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: A Kind of Mercy

The red deer is the largest land mammal in the British Isles, and there are estimated to be 170,000 of them in Scotland alone. The stalking and shooting of these animals, and the relationship of sport to conservation, are discussed in this film... A Kind of Mercy.
Narration written by James Wilson and spoken by Bryden Murdoch.

See page 49


Writer/Producer: James Wilson
Narrator: Bryden Murdoch
Cameraman: Alex Scott
Sound: John Evans
Sound: Phil Keene
Sound: John Goodwin
Film editor: David White

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Ben Graham triggers off a situation which could endanger his marriage and his safety.


Writer: William Fairchild
Story Editor: Richard Beynon
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Golf commentator: Bill Cox
Football commentator: Walley Barnes
Janet Redell: Edna Petrie
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Lord Caister: Derek Bond
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Hugo Kellner: Alan Rowe
Sir Charles Lester: Johnson Bayly
Vincent Cole: Geoffrey Alexander
Stella Graham: Isabel Dean
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Harry: Jerold Wells
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Alexa: Yvette Rees

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Off the Hook

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, James Copeland, Fulton Mackay
(First shown on March 7)


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Vincent Tilsley
Script Editor: Donald Bull
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Dave Taylor
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Prudence Fitzgerald
Dr. McCulloch: Clement McCallin
Dr. Forbes: Chris Gosselin
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
'Hooky' Buchanan: James Copeland
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Henry Brown: Fulton Mackay
Ian Buchanan: Paul Young
Hilda Brown: Vivien Heilbron
Sergeant Gilbey: Neil Wilson

: Travellers' Tales: Rapture of the Deep

told by Duncan Carse.
A group of skin-divers from Birm. ingham explore the deep waters off the Spanish Balearic islands. Their goal was more than 200 feet below the surface to test what divers know as 'raptures' or 'narks'.

See page 49


Narrator: Duncan Carse
Filmed by: Bernard Kruysen
Film Editor: Robert Walter
Sound Mixer: Bob Saunders
Presented by: Ivan Lockett
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The News

: The Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth

An excerpt from the 1965 Show.
with The Robert Brothers' Liberty Horses, Hermane, Jane Bremer, Bario and Bario,
The Trio Dinos, Atilina, Robert Brothers' Boxing Kangaroo and Goldie (Presented by Joan Rosaire), The Digger Pugh Show Girls.
See page 49


Animal act: The Robert Brothers' Liberty Horses
Performer: Hermane
Performer: Jane Bremer
Clowns: Bario and Bario
Performers: The Trio Dinos
Tightrope walker: Atilina
Animal act: Robert Brothers' Boxing Kangaroo
Horse act: Goldie
Goldie presented by: Joan Rosaire
Dancers: The Digger Pugh Show Girls
Orchestra directed by: Bert Galey
The Circus directed by: Roberto Germains
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Television Presentation: Barrie Edgar

: 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

: Muses with Milligan

Poetry and Jazz
Introduced by Spike Milligan.
With Annie Ross, The Five Worthies, Steve Benbow, Adrian Mitchell and Robert Graves.
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Spike Milligan is appearing in "Son of Oblomov" at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Singer: Annie Ross
Musicians: The Five Worthies
Singer: Steve Benbow
Poet: Adrian Mitchell
Poet: Robert Graves
Producer: John Furness

: The Third Man: The House of Bon-Bons

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

For tax purposes Harry Lime prefers that his chocolate factory shall make a loss. When it shows a substantial profit he is mystified, for the chocolates certainly haven't improved.


Screenplay by: John Kruse
Director: Robert M. Leeds
Producer: M. Smedley Aston
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Heinrich Mironton: Martin Miller
Janine: Lisa Daniely
Cyrano: Guy Deghy
Blodin: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Kruger: John Gabriel

: News Extra

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