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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
For viewers from Pakistan and India
Look, Listen, and Speak: Revision Course: Lesson 19
From the Midlands
(Shown on Sunday)

(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Peterborough, Tacolneston, Cambridge, All North Transmitters (Except Sandale and Douglas), Kirk O' Shotts, Divis, Londonderry, Wenvoe West, Rowridge)
(to 12.50)


Teacher (Look, Listen, and Speak): Robert Chapman

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 13.33)

: Jackanory: Tom's Midnight Garden: Part 3: Time in the Garden

by Philippa Pearce.
With Martin Jarvis.


Author: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Martin Jarvis

: Catch Me a Colobus: Part 1: The Beef Mine

Gerald Durrell tells the story of his animal-collecting expedition in Sierra Leone.

In which Gerald Durrell and his young assistant John Hartley make their new home in very unexpected surroundings.
from the South and West
(A revised version of the programme first shown on February 22, 1966)


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Assistant: John Hartley
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The Colt Cousins: Showdown at Goldtown

Two cousins act as under-cover agents in lawless frontier territory.
A film series starring Donald May as Sam Colt

Sam Colt gives a young man out on parole a chance to prevent a gold robbery.


Director: Lee Sholem
Sam Colt: Donald May
Molly Perkins: Ruta Lee
Johnny Moore: Robert Colbert
Clay Hooper: Harry Shannon
Tip Hooper: Jerry Barclay
Tim Corey: Larry Blake
Driscoll: Dan Sheridan
Trell: John Cason

: The Adventures of Little Joe: 2: Little Joe Captured

A film series from France.

Little Joe runs into trouble while Buzz is busy.

: The Weather Man

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East

followed by the Weather in the South-East

: The Monroes: The Intruders

A Western film series.
A family of five youngsters face the challenge of the new frontiers in the raw and uncompromising Wyoming territory of the 1870s.

In a fierce struggle to cross a turbulent river the Monroe parents lose their lives, but save their children.


Clayt: Michael Anderson Jr.
Kathy: Barbara Hershey
The twins: Keith Schultz
The twins: Kevin Schultz
Amy: Tammy Locke

: Ask the Family: Second Semi-Final

A contest in speed and wits between families from all over Britain.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.

The Eckstein Family from Birmingham v. The Isitt Family from New Malden, Surrey


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Tony Broughton
Producer: Patricia Owtram

: The Vital Spark: The Duel

Written by Bill Craig.
Starring Roddy McMillan as Para Handy, John Grieve as Dan Macphail, Walter Carr as Dougie, Alex McAvoy as Sunny Jim
with Roy Hanlon as P.C. Macnab
From Scotland
See page 29


Writer: Bill Craig
Based on the "Para Handy" characters created by: Neil Munro
Music: Ian Gourlay
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Para Handy: Roddy McMillan
Dan Macphail: John Grieve
Dougie: Walter Carr
Sunny Jim: Alex McAvoy
P.C. Macnab: Roy Hanlon

: Vendetta: The Scandal Man

by Anthony Coburn.
Starring Neil McCallum as Angelo James, Stelio Candelli as Danny Scipio
Guest star, Robert Rietty

An Italian Deputy, with enough evidence to damage the Mafia seriously if it is put before the nation, needs the protection of Danny and Angelo. But he denies them the one vital piece of information they need.


Writer: Anthony Coburn
Series created by: Brian Degas
Series created by: Tudor Gates
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: William Slater
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Angelo James: Neil McCallum
Danny Scipio: Stelio Candelli
Baptista: Alex Scott
Conti: Alec Mango
Umberto di Benco: Robert Rietty
Claudia di Benco: Karen Ford
Serafina di Benco: Pauline Delany
Sharon North: Lyn Ashley
Don Alphonso: Raf De La Torre
First man: John Dillon
Second man: John Slavid
Potter: Ernest Jennings
Gabriella: Pamela Ann Davy
Inspector: Anthony Shirvell

: International Boxing: The European Welterweight Championship

Johnny Cooke - The Challenger (from Bootle) v. Carmelo Bossi - The Champion (from Italy)
Direct from Italy
Harry Carpenter reports direct from the ringside of the Ariston Theatre, San Remo, Italy, on this fifteen-round championship contest.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Boxer: Johnny Cooke
Boxer: Carmelo Bossi
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Twenty-Four Hours

Round the clock and round the world with up-to-the-minute coverage of what matters today.
Introduced by Kenneth Allsop.
Round 24 hours with Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
Round 24,000 miles with Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, Michael Barratt, Michael Parkinson, David Lomax


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

: Late Night Theatre: The Five Nineteen

A play by Eric Coroner.
[Starring] Maureen Pryor as The Woman, Francesca Annis as The Girl, Anton Darby as The Boy, Paul Lorraine as The Man
From the South and West

"I shall remember' The Five Nineteen' not only for the acting, but for the direction ...it was excellent television theatre." (Western Daily Press)


Writer: Eric Corner
Director: Brandon Acton-Bond
The Woman: Maureen Pryor
The Girl: Francesca Annis
The Boy: Anton Darby
The Man: Paul Lorraine

: Masterworks: Mendelssohn Octet, Op. 20

played by members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
(Postponed from July 26)


Musicians: Members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Director: Derek Miller-Timmins

: The Weather Man

: East of Rome: 3: The Lion of Judah

A series of films about Christianity in the Eastern World.

Ethiopia was a Christian country 250 years before St. Augustine landed in England. This is the story of the Ethiopian church which survived a thousand years of Moslem siege; which built the fabulous churches of Lalibela, carved out of solid rock. At its head. the only Christian Emperor in the world: the descendant of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
English version written and produced by Mischa Scorer.
(First shown on BBC-2)


Filmed by: Studio-Film G.M.B.H. Vienna
Writer/Producer: Mischa Scorer

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