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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

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

Fifth day's play at The Oval.


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

: Play School: Dressing-up Day

A programme for children at home.
First shown on BBC-2 this morning
(to 14.00)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)
(to 14.25)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Cricket: England v. South Africa - Third Test Match

A further visit to The Oval.
(to 16.15)

: Tich Space Trips

Tich and Quackers set out to conquer space assisted by Ray Alan and land successfully at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea.
with Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artist, Johnny Stewart
Johnny Stewart is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Singer/hostess: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Comedian/guest artist: Johnny Stewart
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Animal Magic

A new 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
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
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: Grass Roots: 3: A Power in the Land

A series about England and the English.

Norman James is a tough Somerset timber merchant with his roots firmly in the soil. He has his finger in many pies and holds strong views about the future of Glastonbury.
An English Regions production from Bristol
(First shown in the Midlands and the West on March 3)


Subject: Norman James
Executive Producer: John Boorman
Director: Barrie Vince

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Claire saves the situation and Stuart finds a new leading lady.


Writer: William Fairchild
Story Editor: Richard Beynon
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Colin Gage: Paul Grist
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Mrs. McLeod: Julie Wallace
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Mr. Farrow: Hugh Morton
Lord Caister: Derek Bond
Janet Redell: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mrs. Farrow: Eileen Peel
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Stuart Long: Robert Cawdron
Tony Ashman: Philip Bond
Harry: Jerold Wells
Nicky: Charles Laurence
Caroline Petrakos: Ann Firbank
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Virginia: Vicky Smith
Sandra Orlando: Adrienne Hill

: 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
and Deryck Guyler
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Cartoon film: Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd.
Musical Direction: Harry Rabinowitz
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]: Deryck Guyler

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: A Sudden Change of Programme

by Neil Shand.

Starring John Robinson and Oliver Reed
with Michael Hawkins
Guest stars, Andrew Crawford, David Garfield, Terence Longdon, Jeanne Moody

Can industrial man ever be satisfactorily replaced by machinery?


Writer: Neil Shand
Producer: John Robins
Director: Paul Bernard
Peterson: Terence Longdon
Ennals: Keith Pyott
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins
Dr. Simon Bartram: Andrew Crawford
Alison Bartram: Jeanne Moody
Sarah Burden: Rosemarie Reede
Spokesman: James Belchamber
Owen: David Garfield
Setter: Alec Wallis
Dr. Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Myers: Peter Howell
Security guard: Edward Long
Foreman: Gordon Whiting

: The News

: The Singing City

A BBC film by Don Haworth.
Liverpool sings, somebody explains, because it used to be forbidden to sing in pubs 'and they thought they'd be cocking a snook at authority if they really belted out'
In this report the citizens - and the authorities - belt out with a rare candour about life and hopes in Britain's most talked-about city.
Background songs by The Spinners
Other songs by Pete McGovern with the Johnny Good Trio; Tony Murphy with Stan Ambrose
Commentary spoken by David Mahlowe.
See page 27


Musicians: The Spinners
Singer: Pete McGovern
Musicians: The Johnny Good Trio
Singer: Tony Murphy
Tin whistle player: Stan Ambrose
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Producer: Don Haworth

: 1965 Edinburgh International Festival

Music, Drama, Film, Art, Poetry - the performers, the personalities, the place itself.
Derek Hart introduces a nightly report from the nineteenth Festival, including major events recorded from the official programme.
Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Rohn
Conductor, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
playing Stravinsky Firebird Suite
(Part of a Festival concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Aug. 27)

Tonight a world-famous orchestra conducted by its founder can be seen and heard playing Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt founded the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra immediately after the war. and since then both he and it have become very widely known over the last decade. Herr Schmidt-Isserstedt, who is now sixty-five, is a composer of orchestral and chamber music as well as being a conductor, and he has written an opera. He is no stranger either to Britain or to BBC television-on which he has conducted a Concert Hall.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Musicians: Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Erich Rohn
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Presented for television by: Alan Rees
Director: David Bell
Assistant Producer: John Drummond
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: News Extra

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