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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

: 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: Dressing Up Day

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


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Presenter: Phyllida Law

: Tich Space Trips

Tich and Quackers set out to conquer space assisted by Ray Alan and land successfully at The Floral Hall, Southport.
with Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artists, The Holy Family School Choir, Southport


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Hostess/singer: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Singers: The Holy Family School Choir
Designer: Stuart Furber
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Director: Desmond Sissons

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Keith Shackleton.
Animals in the wild, animals in the zoo, animals near your home: a magazine illustrating their own kind of magic.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Keith Shackleton
Film editor: David Aliband
Director: Keith Hopkins
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: First Impressions

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


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Ted Moult
Panellist: Fyfe Robertson
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: Grass Roots: 2: A Black Country

A series about England and the English.
A legendary area, somewhere between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, with a unique character bred from the hardships of industrial revolution: a personal history told by a man of the Black Country.
An English Regions production from Birmingham
First shown in the Midlands and the West on January 27


Storyteller: Wesley Perrins
Film editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Recordist: Bill Barker
Director and Producer: Edmund Marshall

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Ben is warned but Mr Kimpson gets the shock.


Writer: William Fairchild
Story Editor: Richard Beynon
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Hart
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
Sir George Strudwick: John Barron
John: Christopher Tranchell
Stuart Long: Robert Cawdron
Harry: Jerold Wells
Nicky: Charles Laurence
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Maynell Bernard: Alfred Hoffman
Alexa Kovacs: Yvette Rees
Colin Gage: Paul Grist
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Hugo Kellner: Alan Rowe
Sandra Orlando: Adrienne Hill
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Tony Ashman: Phillip Bond
Head waiter: John Atkinson
Mrs. McLeod: Julie Wallace

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
A second spin of the cube we live on.
echoed by Clive Dunn, Leon Thau and Joe Gibbons
endorsed by John Mulgrew, Sid Dellar, Sydney Dobson, Derek Martin, John Pollock, Freddie Powell, Andre Cameron
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Film Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Musical Direction: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: John Street
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: John Mulgrew
[Actor]: Sid Dellar
[Actor]: Sydney Dobson
[Actor]: Derek Martin
[Actor]: John Pollock
[Actor]: Freddie Powell
[Actor]: Andre Cameron
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: And No Birds Sing

by Donald Young.
Starring John Robinson and Oliver Reed
with Michael Hawkins
Guest stars: Suzy Kendall, Garfield Morgan, Ken Jones

In using science to benefit himself, man is sometimes his own worst enemy.


Writer: Donald Young
Theme music: Ken Thorne
Incidental music: Albert Elms
Research for the series: Jim Coburn
Film cameraman: Alan Jonas
Sound recordist: Bill Wild
Film editor: Angus Newton
Story editor: Ken Levison
Designer: Ridley Scott
Producer: John Robins
Director: Bill Hays
Girl: Frances Machin
Boy: Garry Mason
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Dr. Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Miss Brooks: Brenda Saunders
Eric: Ken Jones
Mr. Scott: Maurice Hedley
Vernon: Garfield Morgan
Diana McHale: Suzy Kendall
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins

: The News

: So You Think You Can Drive?

Every motorist believes that he is one of the safest drivers on the road - 'accidents happen, but of course it's always the other fellow's fault'.
This programme gives you a chance to find out how good you really are - in a series of tests, involving judgment, perception, and road knowledge.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Magnus Magnusson.
Made in collaboration with the R.A.C.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Magnus Magnusson
Film animations: Colin Whitaker
Studio animations: Alfred Wurmser
Crashes staged by: Peter Diamond
Crashes staged by: Keith Peacock
Crashes staged by: Joe Wadham
Crashes staged by: David Watson
Crashes staged by: Stan Graham
Producer: Tim Slessor

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: Corno di Bassetto

An entertainment devised by T. J. Walsh from the writings on music of Bernard Shaw featuring John Welsh with the voice of Adelina Patti and other illustrations from musical life of the 1890s.


Writer: T. J. Walsh
Author: Bernard Shaw
Performer: John Welsh
Singer: Adelina Patti
Designer: Roger Cheveley
Producer: Francis Coleman
Director: Anthony Wilkinson

: News Extra

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