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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
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.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Owen Edwards

: The News and The Weather

(to 13.30)

: Jackanory: The Battle of the Birds

With James Robertson Justice.
Today: The Battle of the Birds


Storyteller: James Robertson Justice

: Hiram Holliday: The Adventures of the Diamond Eater

A comedy film series.

Hiram prevents his old enemy Garreaux from stealing a Maharajah's diamonds.

: 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: The Calculus Case: Part 1

The adventures of the boy detective and his dog.

Tin Tin investigates after mysterious blasts cause heavy damage in a storm.

: 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!: 3: ...As in my time

Four films by Yavar Abbas.

Some personal impressions of the new India which has developed since Yavar Abbas left his own land at Partition in 1947.
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.
See page 35


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Script: Hugh Forbes
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Piers Haggard
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Andrew Heenan: Jonathan Bergman
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
P.C. Walker: Harvey Ashby
Mrs. Langley: Joan Newell
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
George Harbottle: Glynn Edwards
Mrs. Harbottle: Hilda Braid
Celia Blatchford: Barbara Keogh
Amelia Claythorne: Naomi Chance
Arthur Huntley: Tony Steedman
Eunice Huntley: Sally Lahee
Sidney Huxley: Antony Verner
Mercedes: Margaret Nolan
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Tom Lloyd: Michael Standing
Betty Lloyd: Helen Cotterill

: Meet the Wife: Her Birthday

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with Diana King as Madame Yvonne


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
"Meet the Wife" theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Madame Yvonne: Diana King
Mrs. Bird: Barbara Miller
Arthur Buckley: Kenneth Thornett
Betty, the barmaid: Barbara Keogh
The commissionaire: David Carey
The man: Paul Lindley
The man in queue: Felix Bowness
The cinema manager: Norman Atkyns

: The Love Affair: Because of You: Part 1

Tonight's film stars Loretta Young, Jeff Chandler
with Alex Nicol, Frances Dee
See page 35


Director: Joseph Pevney
Screenplay: Ketti Frings
Producer: Albert J. Cohen
Christine Carroll: Loretta Young
Steve Kimberly: Jeff Chandler
Mike: Alex Nicol
Susan: Frances Dee
Dr. Breen: Alexander Scourby
Rosemary Balder: Lynne Roberts
Peachie: Mae Clark

: The News

: Sportsview

News - Action - Personalities
Tonight's programme includes:

Boxing: Jack Bodell, England v. Thad Spencer, U.S.A.
Highlights of last night's ten-round international heavyweight contest at Belle Vue, Manchester.

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy
Third heat direct from Slough Stadium followed by the draw for next week's final.

and from 10.0 p.m.
Football: The European Cup Winners' Cup Semi-Final: Liverpool v. Celtic
Highlights of the second leg of this all-British semi-final, played tonight at Anfield, Liverpool.

Introduced by Frank Bough.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Boxer: Jack Bodell
Boxer: Thad Spencer
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Peter Bromley
Outside Broadcast presented by (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Bob Duncan
Commentator (Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Outside Broadcast presented by (Football): Alec Weeks
Presented by: Fred Viner
Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore with Kenneth Allsop.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Deputy Editor: Anthony Whitby
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Bonjour Francoise

(Previously shown on Sunday)

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