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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages, and shows you how to make paper trees.
You need newspaper and an elastic band
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh, introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: The News

: Play School: Useful Box Day

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

: Police Patrol

A new series showing real life and adventure among the Police of many lands.
Introduced by David Edwards.
and including
Flint of the C.I.D.
a detective puzzle by Leonard Chase.


Presenter: David Edwards
Writer (Flint of the C.I.D.)/producer: Leonard Chase
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Stan Hawkes
Flint: Peter Dennis
Doctor: John Barcroft
Au pair girl: Cleo Sylvestre

: Ripcord: The Final Jump

A second chance to see the film series about the adventures of two dare-devil parachutists.

The Ripcord boys help a son to change his mind.

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with The Countrymen, The Barry Sisters, The Silkie, Rog Whittaker, The John Peel Dancers.
Music by Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers and The Harry Hayward Hustlers
Your host, Brian Redhead
From the North

(The Countrymen are appearing in "Show-time" at the Princess Theatre, Torquay; The Barry Sisters in "Here's Harry" at the Floral Hall, Scarborough)


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Musicians: The Countrymen
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Musicians: The Silkie
Singer/Guitarist: Rog Whittaker
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Hustlers
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: John Ammonds

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 4: The French Agony

A film series based on Sir Winston Churchill's memoirs of World War II.

Unable to withstand the overwhelming Nazi onslaught and threatened by Italy's declaration of war, France capitulates. To prevent the use of the French fleet against Britain, Churchill reluctantly orders its destruction.
Last shown on July 6, 1961


Author: Winston Churchill
Churchill's words spoken by: Richard Burton
Narrator: Gary Merrill
Musical score: Richard Rodgers

: Zambezi: 3: Livingstone's River

David Attenborough follows this giant river from its source in the centre of Africa, two thousand miles to the sea.


Directed and narrated by: David Attenborough
Cameraman: Geoffrey Mulligan
Sound recordist: Bob Roberts
Film editor: Keith Miller
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders

: The Likely Lads: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Starring James Bolam as Terry, Rodney Bewes as Bob
featuring Sheila Fearn as Audrey
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer/Producer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Film Cameraman: John Turner
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Audrey: Sheila Fearn
June: Janet Kelly
Rose: Kate Storey
Jack: Donald McKillop
Barman: John Scott Martin
Margaret: Dorothy White

: The Berkeley Rebels

A C.B.S. Report on the University of California at Berkeley, where student leaders have been jailed for organising sit-ins, demonstrations, and strikes.
This film asks what's gone wrong at Berkeley. What are the ambitions and frustrations of the students at this distinguished centre of American academic life?

: The News

: The Rogues: Plavonia, Hail and Farewell

A film series.
Starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, Gig Young, Gladys Cooper, Robert Coote as The Rogues
Guest star, Oscar Homolka

The richest Plavonian in the world still raises his country's flag at sunrise-in Palm Beach. To the Rogues he seems ripe for plucking.

First shown on December 12, 1964


Tony Fleming: Gig Young
Timmy St. Clair: Robert Coote
Margaret St. Clair: Gladys Cooper
Mr. Smith: Oscar Homolka
Elsa: Barbara Bouchet
Willie: Leon Askin
Max: Leonid Kinskey
Alec Fleming: David Niven
Marcel St. Clair: Charles Boyer

: Best of Both Worlds

Leading conductors from Britain and America present the music they compose and arrange.
This week: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Guest star, Sari Barabas
(First shown on BBC-2)


Musicians: Mantovani and his Orchestra
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Sound: Norman Greaves
Lighting: Geoff Shaw
Design: Roger Andrews
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: News Extra

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