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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

: Out of School

Previews of future programmes in the BBC's regular service to schools will be broadcast at this time on four days of this week. They will be of special interest to teachers, parents-and, of course, children.

1.30 Merry-Go-Round: Port Holiday
The first of four programmes for seven-to-nine-year-olds, which will be broadcast in the summer term.
(Previously shown in 1964)

1.50 Men in History: Smiths and Swordsmen
An example from a year's series for nine-to-eleven-year-olds which will begin in September.
Introduced by Brian Hope-Taylor.
(Previously shown in 1964)
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(to 14.15)


Producer (Merry-Go-Round): Claire Chovil
Presenter (Men in History): Brian Hope-Taylor
Producer (Men in History): Felicity Kinross

: Jackanory: The Little Mermaid: Part 1: The Kingdom under the Sea

with Enid Lorimer
This week's story is The Little Mermaid by Hans Andersen adapted by Eve Burgess.


Storyteller: Enid Lorimer
Author: Hans Andersen
Adapter: Eve Burgess

: Hiram Holliday: Swiss Titmouse

A comedy film series.

Hiram helps a boy King to outwit his kidnappers.

: 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 9

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin and Captain Haddock follow the scent to Scotland and a strange island.

: 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!: 2: ...As in My Time

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

Back in his native India after seventeen years in England. Yavar Abbas visits the scenes of his youth and early manhood.
Filmed and narrated by Yavar Abbas for Current Affairs Productions


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
Script and Story: John O'Toole
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Michael Ferguson
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Amelia Claythorne: Naomi Chance
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Mr Wilks: William Fox
Julia: Barbara French
Celina Price: Carol Haddon
Mr Waller: John Harvey
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Peter Connolly: Patrick Connor
Freddie Ambergate: Bruce Beeby
Derek Bamford: Richard Cot

: Meet the Wife: The Loft

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: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller
The Vicar: Arthur Howard
The Curate: Michael Sheard

: Play of the Month: Make Me an Offer: Part 1

by Wolf Mankowitz.
With Peter Gilmore as Charlie, Diana Coupland as Sally, Judith Bruce as Lady Celia, Meier Tzelniker as Wendl, James Grout as Sparta, Al Mancini as Mindel, Robin Parkinson as Sweeting and Ann Beach as Gwen; and Timothy Bateson as John True
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Writer: Wolf Mankowitz
Music and lyrics: Monty Norman
Music and lyrics: David Heneker
Music arranged and conducted by: Eric Rogers
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Bill Hays
Charlie: Peter Gilmore
Sally: Diana Coupland
Lady Celia: Judith Bruce
Wendl: Meier Tzelniker
Sparta: James Grout
Mindel: Al Mancini
Sweeting: Robin Parkinson
Gwen: Ann Beach
Fred: William Holmes
Tripper: Patricia Kerry
Milton: Ivor Salter
Paddy: Patrick O'Connell
John True: Timothy Bateson
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers

: The News

: Play of the Month: Make Me an Offer: Part 2

by Wolf Mankowitz.


Writer: Wolf Mankowitz

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
In tonight's programme H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh who has recently returned from the Caribbean, discusses the British Empire and Commonwealth Games of 1966, which will be held in Kingston, Jamaica.

Also in the programme:
The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy
Second heat direct from Salford Stadium.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Speaker: H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Peter Bromley
Outside Broadcast presented by (Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Brian Johnson
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
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, Michael Parkinson
and the Twenty-Four Hours correspondents


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

: The Sky at Night: Stars in their Courses

Is Astronomy a good basis for further education?
Patrick Moore discusses with Professor A J. E. Ingram and Dr. R. C Maddison the Keele University practice of introducing all first-year students to astronomy, and the use they make of the University Observatory and telescopes.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Professor J. E. Ingram
Guest: Dr. R. C Maddison
Producer: Julia Cave

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