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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.

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

: Heddiw

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


Presenter: Owen Edwards

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: Play School: Science Day

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

1.55-2.30 Medicine Today: a programme for doctors.
(Rowridge, Brighton)

: Hey Presto! It's Rolf

Rolf Harris introduces this week's guests Trevor Little, Paddy Joyce.
Music by The Bert Hayes Sextet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Entertainer: Trevor Little
Guest: Paddy Joyce
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer: Richard Evans

: Comedy Capers: Remote Control

A series of old silent comedy films.
featuring Billy Bevan.


[Actor]: Billy Bevan

: 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

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Gardening Club

A regular feature serving gardeners in Scotland, Northern Ireland Wales, and England.
Outside Broadcast cameras in the Gardening Club Garden Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Topical work in the flower borders, shrubberies, and greenhouse with Percy Thrower.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Winston Churchill The Valiant Years: Episode 8: Hinge of Fate

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

The Mediterranean, scene of some of the toughest struggles in history, once more becomes a battleground. Malta, the vital centre, heroically withstands almost incessant air raids. The disablement of half the Italian battlefleet at Taranto enables General Wavell to launch the first British offensive of the war and to drive the enemy out of Egypt; but the troops he sends to Greece meet with disaster and are evacuated, first to Crete, and then to Egypt where a new menace-Rommel and his Afrika Korps threatens them.


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

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Paul Sabin arrives and Tony takes flight.
See page 47


Writer: William Fairchild
Story Editor: Richard Beynon
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
Paul Sabin: William Dexter
Caroline Petrakos: Ann Firbank
Tony Ashman: Philip Bond
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Lord Caister: Derek Bond
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Colin Gage: Paul Grist
Harry: Jerold Wells
Prescott: Frederick Piper
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Claire BelI: Caroline Hunt
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Mrs. Farrow: Eileen Peel
Mr. Farrow: Hugh Morton
Janet Redell: Nan Marriott-Watson
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Stuart Long: Robert Cawdron
Alexa: Yvette Rees

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Another Opinion

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, Callum Mill, Moray Watson


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Merger
Script Editor: Pat Dunlop
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: Moira Armstrong
Military nurse: Yvonne Howard
Ian Grant: David McKail
Hamish Grant: Callum Mill
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Lt.-Col. North: Moray Watson
Corpdral Meech: Eric McCaine
Sergeant Ross: Roy Godfrey
Dr. Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
Ticket Collector: John Dunbar
M.P. Corporal: Michael Earl
Boy: Alexander Norton
Nurse Maddox: Maureen Crombie
Sir William Duffy: John Harvey
Receptionist: Bright Forsyth

: Travellers' Tales: Home to Roost

by Pat and Martin Simpson
Continuing their honeymoon round the world, Pat and Martin Simpson buy a well-used car in Singapore for £50 and drive it 20,000 miles through fourteen countries to England.
Commentary spoken by Nancy Bacal


Subject/filmmaker: Pat Simpson
Subject/filmmaker: Martin Simpson
Narrator: Nancy Bacal
Writer/Presenter by: Bob Saunders

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: Esther Waters: Part 2: London Pride

by George Moore.
Dramatised in four parts by Harry Green.
Esther, after finding happiness in the Barfield household, has been seduced by William and is horrified to learn he has run off with Peggy, Mrs. Barfield's niece.
(Recorded in the BBC's Glasgow studio)
(First shown on BBC-2)


Author: George Moore
Dramatised by: Harry Green
Music: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: James Cellan Jones
Margaret: Gwendolyn Watts
Sarah: Elizabeth Bell
Esther: Meg Wynn Owen
Mrs. Latch: Daphne Heard
Miss Peggy: Tracy Reed
William: John Bennett
Mrs. Barfield: Pauline Letts
Esther's mother: Ruth Porcher
Esther's father: John Dearth
Mrs. Rivers: Diana Hope
Ward Sister: Faith Kent
Mrs. Spire: Ann Lancaster
Mrs. Tait: Dorothy Frere
Miss Rice: Anne Ridler
Fred Parsons: Gordon Gostelow
Publican: Alex Allan
Mr. Dunton: Howard Lockhart

: Blackpool Illuminations

Outside Broadcast cameras are present at the first night of the Illuminations for the Switch On by David Tomlinson.
The attractions of the 1965 'Lights' are described by Alun Williams.


Light switcher: David Tomlinson
Commentator: Alun Williams
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland

: 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.
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Leader, Thomas Magyar
Conductor and solo violin, Szymon Goldberg
Severino Gazzelloni (flute)
playing Boccherini Flute Concerto and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Part of a Festival concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Sept. 1


Presenter: Derek Hart
Musicians: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Thomas Magyar
[Orchestra] conductor/violinist: Szymon Goldberg
Flutist: Severino Gazzelloni
Presented for television by: Alan Rees
Director: David Bell
Assistant producer: John Drummond
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: News Extra

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