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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
BBC film
(to 11.00)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards.
Topical items in Welsh introduced by Owen Edwards.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Presenter: Owen Edwards

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

Second day's play at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Ray Lakeland
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: International Golf: The Daks Tournament

from the Wentworth Club, Surrey.
BBC outside broadcast cameras cover the last five holes of the West Course - the 'Burma Road' - to bring you the highlights of the second day's play in this 72-hole stroke play event.
130 qualifiers are shooting for the first prize of £1,000, which was won last year by the British Open Champion, Peter Thomson.


Commentator: Peter Thomson
Commentator: Bill Cox
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television Ppresentation: A. P. Wilkinson
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bill Stevenson
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe

: Cricket and Golf

Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match
Further visits to Old Trafford.
On BBC-2 from 4.45

Golf: Daks Tournament
Further visits to Wentworth.

: Jackanory: Orlando Buys a Farm

with Charles Leno.
Today's story: Orlando Buys a Farm by Kathleen Hale


Storyteller: Charles Leno
Author: Kathleen Hale
Director: Joanne Symons
Assistant producer: Anna Home
Editor: Joy Whitby

: Hey Presto - It's Rolf!

Rolf Harris introduces
This week's guests: Marianne Faithfull, Marty Wilde, Roger Squires, Paddy Joyce,
George Claydon
Music by The Bert Hayes Septet
(Bert Hayes is appearing at Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Singer: Marianne Faithfull
Singer: Marty Wilde
Performer: Roger Squires
Performer: Paddy Joyce
Performer: George Claydon
Script: Bob Block
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Septet
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: Richard Evans

: Junior Points of View

with Sarah Ward
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Sarah Ward

: The News

followed by The Weather

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel with George Villiers.

Followed by Weather in the South-East


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Cook: George Villiers

: Cricket: England v. The West Indies: First Test Match

The closing overs from Old Trafford.

: International Golf: The Daks Tournament

from the Wentworth Club, Surrey.
A report on the second day's play in this 72-hole stroke play event, and an assessment of tomorrow's final 36 holes.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Bill Cox
Commentator: Henry Longhurst

: The Newcomers

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


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story: John O'Toole
Story: John Wiles
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: Piers Haggard
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Bretta Jorgens: Stephanie Randall
Mr. Beckwith: Richard Burrell
Mr. Askew: Roger Heathcott
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Dick Alderbeach: Keith Smith
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Janet Langley: Sandra Payne
Sidney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Max Edelmann: Clinton Greyn
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Sir Tommy Barnett: Michael Gover
Jeremy Crowe: Mark Eden
Penelope Barnett: Elaine Taylor

: Marriage Lines: And Then There Were Five

A comedy series by Richard Waring.
Starring Richard Briers as George Starling, Prunella Scales as Kate Starling

(Richard Briers is appearing in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer: Richard Waring
Music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Producer: Robin Nash
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales
Mr. Hopkins: John Le Mesurier
Mrs. Hopkins: Barbara Ogilvie
Nurse: Wendy Williams
Guest: Sidonie Bond
Guest: Michael Spice
Guest: Robert Hornery

: Bewitched: Disappearing Samantha

A comedy film series.
Starring Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, Dick York as Darrin, Agnes Moorehead as Endora

Disappearing Samantha ...when a mere mortal temporarily gets the upper hand.


Samantha: Elizabeth Montgomery
Darrin: Dick York
Endora: Agnes Moorehead
Osgood Rightmire: Bernard Fox
Beverly Wilson: Nina Wayne
Larry Tate: David White
Louise Tate: Irene Vernon
Robert Andrews: Foster Brooks

: Dr. Kildare: Part 7: Aftermath

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie, Lee Kurty as Zoe Lawton
with guest stars, Phil Bourneuf, Hazel Court, Cloris Leachman, Donna Loren, Marlyn Mason, Tom Nardini, Leslie Nielsen, David Opatoshu, Robert Reed

A story in seven parts in which Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie are placed under an almost intolerable strain when only four of fifty eligible patients can be selected for life-saving treatment.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Zoe Lawton: Lee Kurty
Dr. Wickens: Phil Bourneuf
Norma Hobart: Hazel Court
Rhoda Kirsh: Cloris Leachman
Anna Perrona: Donna Loren
Laura Morrison: Marlyn Mason
Steve Perrona: Tom Nardini
Harry Kleber: Leslie Nielsen
Fred Kirsh: David Opatoshu
Judd Morrison: Robert Reed

: The News

: 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, Michael Parkinson


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

: Giulini Conducts: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

The last in a series of three choral masterpieces with the great Italian conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini.
Pilar Lorengar (soprano), Josephine Veasey (contralto), Richard Lewis (tenor), Kim Borg (bass)
New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Bean
Introduced by Richard Baker.
A recording of the public concert given at the Royal Festival Hall on May 15


Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Soprano: Pilar Lorengar
Contralto: Josephine Veasey
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Bass: Kim Borg
Singers: New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Musicians: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Bean
Presenter: Richard Baker
Director: Antony Craxton

: The Sky at Night: Royal Observators

Since Greenwich Observatory was founded in 1675 there have been eleven Astronomers Royal.
Sir Richard Woolley, the present one, talks about the sometimes brilliant, sometimes eccentric characters of his predecessors.
Introduced by Patrick Moore.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Sir Richard Woolley
Producer: Julia Cave

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