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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 11.00)


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

: The News

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children at home.

(to 13.55)


Presenter: Marian Diamond
Presenter: Rick Jones
Storyteller: Pamela Russell

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
As usual, Musky and Vince think of nothing but egg-rustling.

: Explorers: Lord of the North

The last of three films telling the story of famous men who were history makers in Canada.

Travelling down an unknown river by canoe led Alexander Mackenzie to make great discoveries in the north-west of Canada.
A National Film Board of Canada film

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Lil: A Patch of Damp

by Elaine Morgan.
With Jessie Evans
This week: A Patch of Damp


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Colin Shaw
Designer: Pauline Harrison
Producer: David J. Thomas
Director: Arthur Williams
Lil: Jessie Evans
Bill: Ray Smith
Councillor Griffiths: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Evan: Norman Wynne
Herbert: Keith Taylor

: Tomorrow's World

Written by Gordon Thomas and Peter Stone.
Tomorrow's World...in the making today

Raymond Baxter introduces film, outside broadcast, and studio reports on the men and the developments which are changing our way of life.


Writer: Gordon Thomas
Writer: Peter Stone
Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Bruce
Producer: Roy Battersby
Editor: Glyn Jones

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring Anne and Laura Brand, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Jim MacLeod and his Band, Harry Carmichael
(Jim MacLeod and his Band are appearing in Dunblane Hotel Hydro, Perthshire)

7.30-7.55 Stand and Deliver
A debate between the Universities of Nottingham and Keele
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Singer/Presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Anne Brand
Singer: Laura Brand
Dancer/Dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Singers conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Jim MacLeod and his Band
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Points of View

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


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Mogul: The Schloss Belt

by John Elliot.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll, Philip Latham as Izard
Guest stars, Charles Gray, Nigel Stock, Elizabeth Shepherd, Vladek Sheybal


Writer/Series created by: John Elliot
Title Music: Tom Springfield
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Story Editor: Anthony Read
Designer: Guy Featherstone
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: John Frankau
Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Michael Rennane: Charles Gray
Managing Director: Arthur Pentelow
Sally: Frieda Knorr
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Mrs. Driscoll: Judith Maserati
Herr Schilling: Nigel Stock
Willy Izard: Philip Latham
Herr Kuhn: John G. Heller
Herr Lenz: Vladek Sheybal
Frau Lenz: Elizabeth Shepherd
Young girl: Christa Graaf
George Reugen: John Brandon

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
Bringing you Action - News - Personalities
Including this week:
A first look ahead to the new season, which kicks off in Scotland on Saturday and in England a week later.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Fred Viner
Assistant Editor: Alan Hart
Assistant Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Thriller: The Lift

by Dario Bellini.
Not for the Nervous
[Starring] Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Walter Hodge, Patrick Mower as Roy
with Malcolm Hayes as the Nightwatchman, Maggie Jones as Bunty, Mary Hignett as Hilda, Anne Blake as Ann, Natalie Kent as Gwen, Denis Cleary as the Day Porter


Writer: Dario Bellini
Lighting: Bill Bailey
Sound: John Staple
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Douglas Smith
Story Editor: Brian Brooke
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: George R. Foa
Walter Hodge: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Roy: Patrick Mower
the Nightwatchman: Malcolm Hayes
Bunty: Maggie Jones
Hilda: Mary Hignett
Ann: Anne Blake
Gwen: Natalie Kent
the Day Porter: Denis Cleary

: Kitchen Party

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock entertain Shirley Lord and Nicholas Parsons in their kitchen.


Cook/Presenter: Fanny Cradock
Cook/Presenter: Johnnie Cradock
Guest: Shirley Lord
Guest: Nicholas Parsons
Director: Margaret McCall
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: Maria Teresa De Noronha

in a programme of fado, the folk music of Portugal.
With Raul Nery, Fonte Rocha, Portuguese guitars
Julio Gomes, Joaquim Do Vale, Spanish guitars
Joel Pina, bass guitar
Introduced by William Gilman.

This Portuguese aristocrat sings fado with an almost religious fervour. In her voice there is an awareness of the tragic meaning of existence and a rare genuineness of technique. Maria Teresa de Noronha comes from a family where fado and bullfighting, both of which have their roots deep in Portuguese culture, are living rather than dead arts. She is chiefly known outside Portugal to the connoisseurs, but within her own country she has a considerable popular following. She is married to the Count of Sabrosa, who is one of the leading guitarists in Portugal.


Singer: Maria Teresa de Noronha
Guitarist: Raul Nery
Guitarist: Fonte Rocha
Guitarist: Julio Gomes
Guitarist: Joaquim Do Vale
Bass guitarist: Joel Pina
Presenter: William Gilman
Designer: Keith Norman
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News Extra

: Postscript

by The Rev. Richard Garrard.


Presenter: The Rev. Richard Garrard

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