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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
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: An England XI v. A Rest of the World XI - Final day

Radio Times readers can watch their own personally picked World XI in action at Lord's in their second match against an England team.
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club in association with Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Ted Dexter
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)

: Cricket

A further visit to Lord's.
On BBC-2 from 4.30
(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, Bognor Regis.
with Tony Hart, Mari Griffith, Jerry Allen
Guest artist, Freddie Sales
(Freddie Sales is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Bognor Regis)


Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Artist: Tony Hart
Singer/Hostess: Mari Griffith
Musician: Jerry Allen
Comedian: Freddie Sales
Producer: Stan Parkinson

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


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

: Grass Roots: 5: A Forgotten Coast

A series about England and the English.
Just east of the Wash, between Brancaster and Wells, lies one of the strangest pieces of the English coast-line. Innumerable winding creeks, miles of mud flats-'You could lose an army on the sands at low tide'. Only the local fishermen and the sea birds are at home there.
First shown in the Midlands and the West on February 10


Commentary: John Seymour
Directed and produced by: Edmund Marshall

: 199 Park Lane

Constantin goes to hospital; Rachel learns Paul's secret.


Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Caroline Petrakos: Ann Firbank
John: Christopher Tranchell
Baines: Geoffrey Toone
Rachel Stein: Zeynep Tarimer
Kate Harvester: Brenda Kaye
Joseph Porter: Brian Hawksley
Sir George Strudwick: John Barron
Sister Macpherson: Elspeth MacNaughton
Constantin Petrakos: Henry Gilbert
Derek Farrow: Leonard Cracknell
Claire Bell: Caroline Hunt
Lord Caister: Derek Bond
Paul Sabin: William Dexter
Anne Faulkner: Ellen McIntosh
Ben Graham: Edwin Richfield
Mrs. Farrow: Eileen Peel
Mr. Farrow: Hugh Morton
Nurse: Rosalind Shanks

: 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 Source of Contamination

by Donald Bull.

Starring John Robinson and Oliver Reed
with Michael Hawkins
Guest stars, Cyril Luckham, Iza Teller

After a lifetime of fruitless research, can Andrew Furness be saved from tragedy?


Writer: Donald Bull
Theme music: Ken Thorne
Incidental music: Albert Elms
Designer: Jean Peyre
Producer: John Robins
Director: Douglas Hurn
Andrew Furness: Cyril Luckham
Fred: John Junkin
Hedi: Iza Teller
Dr. Gregory: Leslie Glazer
Professor Morse: Richard Gatehouse
Sir Michael Gerrard: John Robinson
Lord Green: Bruno Barnabe
Dr. Rowan: Walter Horsbrugh
Nora Gerrard: Betty Cooper
Miss Brookes: Brenda Saunders
Philip Boult: Michael Hawkins
Richard Franklin: Oliver Reed
Jim, the barman: Freddie Earlle

: The News

: Dan's Castle

A documentary film by John Read.
The kingdom of Northumbria lies between the Tyne and the Tees. Life there has been hard and unjust. Will the North-East recover? What will it be like in the year 2000?
Dan Smith leads a crusade for the North, both in Newcastle and in Whitehall. This film shows his vision of Newcastle as a capital city in a region which can be great once more.
Commentary by John Donat.
See page 27


Producer: John Read
Subject: Dan Smith
Narrator: John Donat

: Serenade

Yehudi Menuhin (violin) and Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
with Robert Masters (violin), Cecil Aronowitz (viola), Walter Gerhardt (viola), Derek Simpson (cello), Bruno Schrecker (cello)
play music by Schumann, Bach, Mendelssohn Debussy, Bartok, and Brahms.


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Pianist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Violinist: Robert Masters
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Viola: Walter Gerhardt
Cellist: Derek Simpson
Cellist: Bruno Schrecker
Director: Barrie Gavin

: News Extra

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