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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


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: A Beginners' Alphabet: Programme 2: The Alphabet Itself

a beginners' alfabet
A series of five programmes for teachers in Primary Schools, introducing the Initial Teaching Alphabet in the general context of learning to read and write.
with Michael Smee.

Repeated this afternoon at 4.35
(to 11.30)


Presenter: Michael Smee
Studio direction: Margaret Jay
Producer: Julia Gaitskell

: 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)

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

: Tich Space Trips

Tich and Quackers set out to conquer space assisted by Ray Alan and land successfully at The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton.
with Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artists, Paul Connor and Janita Morrel
Paul Connor and Janita Morrel are appearing at the Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Hostess/singer: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Guest artist: Paul Connor
Guest artist: Janita Morrel
Producer: Stan Parkinson
Director: Desmond Sissons

: Vision On

A monthly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.

The Boy and the Boat
Written by Tony Rose
A story on film.
Acted by members of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group

Robin Pitman shows the fascination of line

and Competition results


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Writer (The Boy and the Boat): Tony Rose
Director (The Boy and the Boat): Len Chase
Performers (The Boy and the Boat): The Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group
Item presenter: Robin Pitman
Director: Diana Potter
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ted Moult
Chairman, Kenneth Horne


Panellist: Drusilla Beyfus
Panellist: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Panellist: Ted Moult
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Designer: Luciana Arrighi
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: John Irwin

: Grass Roots: 4: Cider with Everything

A series about England and the English.
June in Somerset. Haymaking is in full swing. The weather is hot, dry, and thirsty, and the villages of Chaffcombe and Dowlish Wake prepare for their annual conflict on the cricket field.
First shown in the Midlands and the West on February 17


Executive producer: John Boorman
Director: Michael Croucher

: 199 Park Lane

A serial by William Fairchild.
Tony says an unexpected farewell. Ben and Stella reach the breaking point.


Writer: William Fairchild
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Janet Redell: Nan Marriott-Watson
Harry: Jerold Wells
Lord Caister: Derek Bond
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
John: Christopher Tranchell
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Caroline Petrakos: Ann Firbank
Tony Ashman: Philip Bond
Paul Sabin: William Dexter
Colin Gage: Paul Grist
Jeremy Quest: Hugh Latimer
Alexa Kovacs: Yvette Rees
Stella Graham: Isabel Dean

: 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
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]: Andre Cameron
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler

: R.3: Ministry of Research Centre No. 3: It's Better to Know

by Kenneth Cavander.
Starring John Robinson and Oliver Reed
with Michael Hawkins
Guest stars, Bernard Archard, Clare Austin, Michael Brennan, Philip Madoc, Mike Pratt

Who is the stranger Philip Boult is living with?
See page 27


Writer: Kenneth Cavander
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: John Robins
Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Louise Boult: Clare Austin
Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Young man: James Lynn
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins
John Rawlins: Tom Adams
Girl: Antonette Galletti
Sarbutt: Michael Brennan
Cobham: Philip Madoc
Leftman: John Castle
Croxley: Mike Pratt
Bloom: Talfryn Thomas
Green: Bernard Archard

: The News

: Pilgrims to Lourdes

Malcolm Muggeridge accompanied this year's pilgrimage of the Society of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The sick pilgrims go in the hope, perhaps secret, but not the expectation of a miraculous cure. 'One can ask but one cannot demand'. Like them, the film avoids arguments about miracles, and concentrates on the pilgrims' experience of Lourdes.
See page 27


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Produced and directed by: Michael Tuchner

: Giulini Conducts

music by Mozart and Falla
with the New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
in the second of a series of three special concerts, first shown earlier this year.
Mozart's Symphony No. 40, in G minor
Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain
with Michael Roll (piano)
Given before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Orchestra conductor: Giulini
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Bean
Pianist: Michael Roll Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

including a report on the Trades Union Congress from Brighton.

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