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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

: The News

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: Emil and the Detectives: Part 2: Alone in Berlin

with Lee Montague
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner.


Storyteller: Lee Montague
Author: Erich Kastner

: Hiram Holliday: Gibraltar Toad

A comedy film series.

Hiram dances the flamenco, and foils a plot to blow up the Rock of Gibraltar.

: Tom Tom

New, unusual, and fascinating stories and items of interest in a modern and changing world with Jeremy Carrad and John Earle.
From the West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Presenter: John Earle
Director: Bob Murray
Director: Ray Kite
Producer: Hugh Duggan

: The Adventures of Tin Tin: Black Island: Part 6

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and Captain Haddock go in search of a mystery man. (Repeat)

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: India! My India!: 1: ...After Seventeen Years

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

Exiled in England since the partition of India in 1947, Yavar Abbas returns to his native land, his home town, and his family.
Filmed and narrated by Yavar Abbas for Current Affairs Productions
See page 31


Filmed and narrated by: Yavar Abbas
Series edited by: Brian Branston
Written and presented by: Eric Davidson

: Points of View

with Kenneth 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: Kenneth Robinson

: The Newcomers

The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town.


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Script: John Cresswell
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh David
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Gran Hamilton: Glacys Henson
Mrs. Tyser: Lynne Carol
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Jack: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Joe: Denis Cowles
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Police Inspector: Edward Harvey
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Mr. Wilks: William Fox
Mr. Cornwallis: Philip Ray
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards

: Meet the Wife: The Ring

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller
Mr. Bird: Norman Stanley
Policeman: Trevor Bannister

: The Love Affair: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing: Part 1

Tonight's film stars William Holden, Jennifer Jones.

See page 31


Based on the novel by: Han Suyin
Director: Henry King
Producer: Buddy Adler
Script: John Patrick
Mark Elliot: William Holden
Han Suyin: Jennifer Jones
Mr. Palmer-Jones: Torin Thatcher
Adeleine Palmer-Jones: Isobel Elsom
Dr. Tarn: Murray Matheson
Ann Richards: Virginia Gregg
Robert Rung: Richard Loo
Nora Hung: Soo Yong
Third Uncle: Philip Ahn
Suzanne: Jorja Curtright
Suchen: Donna Martell

: The News

: Sportsview

News - Action - Personalities
Tonight's programme includes:
The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: First heat
Direct from Romford Stadium.
Introduced by Frank Bough.
See page 31


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Peter Bromley
Outside broadcast presented by (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Brian Johnson
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robin Day, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Black and White

A film about racial integration as seen from inside a mixed marriage.
Bob Williams the subject of tonight's documentary film, is a coloured man born and brought up in Cardiff.
On one level, the film tells the story of Bob Williams's marriage to a white girl, Lorraine, or 'Ginger' as he calls her; on another, his highly personal story is an essay on the difficulties facing people of one ethnic group living alongside another.
First shown on BBC Wales


Subject: Bob Williams
Subject: Lorraine Williams
Producer: Aled Vaughan

: Preacher and Poet

Words for today from the preaching and poetry of the seventeenth century.
The second of four programmes for Holy Week.

With Michael Goodliffe in extracts from the Passion Sermons of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes.

The St. Stephen Walbrook Quartet in settings of the poems of George Herbert.

From the Chapel of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Tonight's programme includes passages from a sermon 'preached before the King's Majesty at Whitehall' on Good Friday, 1604.
(See also Wednesday and Friday)


Reader: Michael Goodliffe
Performers: The St. Stephen Walbrook Quartet
Producer: R.T. Brooks

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