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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
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

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the pick of the matches on the Centre Court and No. 1 Court direct from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
with Commentaries, news, results, and summaries by Dan Maskell, Jack Kramer
Peter West, and Harry Carpenter.
(On BBC-2 from 4.55)


Commentaries, news, results, and summaries: Dan Maskell
Commentaries, news, results, and summaries: Jack Kramer
Commentaries, news, results, and summaries: Peter West
Commentaries, news, results, and summaries: Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Brian Johnson
Television Presentation: Richard Tilling
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: Ian Smith
Television Presentation: Douglas Hespe
Producer: A.P. Wilkinson

: Now for Nixon

David Nixon entertains some young friends to forty-five minutes of tricks, puzzles, and magic and invites you to join him and meet his guests Roger Whittaker, Basil Brush.
and to play The Train Game
Music by The Bert Hayes Sextet

(Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Singer/guitarist: Roger Whittaker
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Settings: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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 Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring George Villiers

followed by the Weather in the South-East


Cook: George Villiers

: Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships

The final transmission of the day from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, including highlights and personalities of the fifth day's play.
(Match of the Day: BBC-2 at 9.30)

: The Newcomers

Nelson makes a startling announcement; Mrs. Heenan prepares for Andrew's return; and Bert Harker decides to leave.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Bob Stuart
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Nelson: John Dawson
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Mrs. Pope: June Ellis
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Gerald Harrison: Donald Douglas
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Ellis Cooper: Alan Browning
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Sally Burroughs: Alysoun Austin

: Comedy Playhouse: The Old Campaigner

by Michael Pertwee.
Starring Terry-Thomas
with Derek Fowlds
(Julie Martin appears by arrangement with Puck Films)


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Signature Music: Ron Grainer
Incidental Music: Jack Emblow
Designer: Bob MacGowan
Producer: Robin Nash
James Franklin-Jones: Terry-Thomas
Miss Pinto: Lois Penson
L.B.: Norman Claridge
Peter Clancy: Derek Fowlds
Hotel Under-manager: John Devaut
Porter: Brian Cullingford
Yvette: Erika Raffael
Isobel: Susan Jameson
Frederique Duval: Nadja Begin
Waiter: Andrew Andreas
Louise Tchernik: Beatrix MacKey
Karina Tabor: Helena McCarthy
Frances Renaud: Julie Martin
Doctor: John Serret
Businessman: Andre Maranne

: Iron Horse: A Dozen Ways to Kill a Man

Stories of a railroad moving West and the pioneers who build it.
A film series starring Dale Robertson as Ben Calhoun
with Gary Collins as Dave Tarrant and Bob Random as Barnabas Rogers

The smell of gold disrupts the railroad and threatens its very survival.


Ben Calhoun: Dale Robertson
Dave Tarrant: Gary Collins
Barnabas Rogers: Bob Random

: They Speak the Language Here, Anyway

An impression of life at a U.S. Airbase in East Anglia.
Bowling alleys, basketball, big cars, and parachute drops-they are all part of the scene when the 513th Troop Carrier Wing arrives from France. When the U.S. Air Force moves, it travels 'First Class.'
From the Midlands


Produced and directed by: Derek Smith

: 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, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, Leonard Parkin, David Lomax


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

: Scrutiny: The Poor Landlord

Derek Hart considers the case of The Poor Landlord

"I'm not really a landlord - I'm just giving the house away, because I don't get one penny piece out of that house. It's just a dead loss to me.
You know it's terrible - they're very nice people, the tenants, but my heart sinks when I see them. I think, Oh dear, what's gone wrong now?
Mr. Wilson said he wants to see social justice - it's about time he gave us some. Not only with the rents, but also who can the poor landlord appeal to if his tenant continually disregards his duties."


Presenter: Derek Hart
Produced and directed by: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Weather Man

: Henley Royal Regatta

A round-up of the most exciting events in the first three days' rowing at this world-famous sporting and social annual event.


Commentator: Desmond Hill
Commentator: Tom Sutton
Commentator: Frank Bough
Television Presentation: John Vernon
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan
Television Presentation: Brian Venner

: Made in Britain

A weekly report on exports and industry.

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