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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/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

: The News

: Play School: Pets 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)

: Deputy Dawg

Another chance to see this cartoon film series.
No one can tell a better story than Deputy Dawg, but even his imagination fails when his old Granpa arrives.

: A Way to Adventure: 3: Climbing Now!

with John Earle
The further adventures of four boys and 'Sandy' on a ten-day camping expedition of 100 miles across the wilderness of Dartmoor.
From the West


Presenter: John Earle
Directed and produced by: Peter Bale

: 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

: Tales from Hoffnung: The Music Academy

A new cartoon film series from the drawings of Gerard Hoffnung.
This week: An eventful tour of The Music Academy
Produced by Halas and Batchelor in association with BBC-tv Enterprises


Artist: Gerard Hoffnung
Director: John Halas
Music: Francis Chagrin
Producers: Halas and Batchelor

: It's My Opinion

People of Bognor Regis air their views for spontaneous comment by Shirley Williams, M.P., Lord Mancroft, John Arlott.
Chairman, John Johnston
From the Rex Ballroom, Bognor Regis


Panellist: Shirley Williams
Panellist: Lord Mancroft
Panellist: John Arlott
Chairman: John Johnston
Director: John Rickword
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years: Episode 13: Strike Hard, Strike Home

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

With the object of getting Italy out of the war as quickly as possible, Churchill and Roosevelt plan the Allied landings in Sicily and Italy. In spite of the Italian capitulation in Sicily, the Germans fight on and strongly oppose the landings across the Straits of Messina and at Salerno. Marshal Badoglio surrenders to Eisenhower and declares war on Germany, Italy's former ally. Naples is taken, and Churchill calls on the Italians to march with their British and American allies to a victory which now seems within their grasp. (Repeat)


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

: The White Heather Club

Starring Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor
and featuring, Eleanor Leith, Bobby Watson and The White Heather Dancers, The Scottish Junior Singers (Conductor, Agnes Duncan), Jimmy Shand and his Band, Harry Carmichael.


Singer/Presenter: Robin Hall
Singer/Guitarist/Presenter: Jimmie Macgregor
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Dancer/Dance director: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
[Singers] conductor: Agnes Duncan
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Pianist: Harry Carmichael
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Mogul: Stoneface

by John Lucarotti.
Starring Geoffrey Keen as Stead, Barry Foster as Driscoll
Guest star, Ewen Solon

Prejudice has deep roots. Driscoll is involved in an explosive situation in northern Canada when Mogul picks an Iroquois Indian for an important job.
See page 35


Writer: John Lucarotti
Series created by: John Elliot
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: Peter Graham Scott
Director: Peter Cregeen
Brian Stead: Geoffrey Keen
Robert Driscoll: Barry Foster
Chef: Peter Carlisle
Codin: Bruce Boa
Eddie: Jerry Stovin
Mojida: Ewen Solon
Joe: Roy Stephens
Katie Merrigan: Christina Taylor
John Stade: Norman Bowler
Sam: John Downey
Hotel Clerk: Warren Stanhope
Mr. Kramer: Edward Bishop

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
bringing you Action - News - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presented by: Richard Tilling
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Wednesday Thriller: The Initiate

by Brian Hayles.
Not for the Nervous
See page 35


Writer: Brian Hayles
Music: Dudley Simpson
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Bernard Hepton
Director: John Warrington
Corbey: Derek Francis
Albert: Colin Jeavons
Lily: Frances White
Mrs. Damson: June Ellis
Mr. Damson: Arnold Ridley
Mrs. Pebble: Nan Braunton

: The Sound of Voices

Fragments of a Long Weekend
with Christopher Harbon an English teacher in a London comprehensive school who also writes plays.
Tonight's film portrays the tensions of this dual existence and the factors which are slowly compelling him to choose between his two professions.


Produced and directed by: Robert Kitts
Commentary: Christopher Harbon
Smee: Christopher Harbon
Sam: Christopher Harbon
A Girl on bridge: Eve Gross
Alice: Eve Gross
Bella: Liane Garon
Alma: Liane Garon
City gent: Allan Reditt

: The New Testament Gospels: 2: What actually happened?

Four Lectures from Cambridge.
The Rev. D. E. Nineham, Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge lecturing in Stuart House, Cambridge.
by permission of the University of Cambridge Board of Extra-Mural Studies
First shown on BBC-2
The third lecture will be broadcast next Wednesday and viewers' questions will be answered by all four lecturers in an additional programme on Friday, October 1


Lecturer: The Rev. D. E. Nineham
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: News Extra

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