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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

: Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol

Songs of Praise
o Capel y Garn, Aberystwyth Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysi undebol y cylch
Arweinydd, James Williams
Unawdydd, Edgar Thomas
Organydd, Charles Clements
Cyflwynir yr emynau gan JAMES JONES
Y cyfarwyddo gan TREGELLES Williams
(Hymn-singing from Aberystwyth)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: James Williams
Unknown: Edgar Thomas
Unknown: Clements Cyflwynir

: The News and The Weather Man

Graham Parker
(to 13.33)


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: Out of School

A series of particular interest to teachers, parents, and children. During the next four days, at this time, Out of School previews some of the BBC's future output for Schools and Colleges.

1.45 People of Many Lands: Grenada
One of ten films specially made for Primary Schools. This programme shows something of the life-especially of the children-on this Caribbean island.

2.10* Look and Read: Bob and Carol look for Treasure: The Lost Treasure: No. 4
Based on a specially filmed adventure serial, this series is designed to encourage children of about seven to nine years with their reading.
Introduced by Tom Gibbs.

(to 14.30)


Commentator (People of Many Lands): Jeremy Verity
Producer (People of Many Lands: Peggie Broadhead
Presenter (Look and Read): Tom Gibbs
Producer (Look and Read): Claire Chovil

: Jackanory: Littlenose: Shell Necklace

with John Grant.


Storyteller: John Grant

: Deputy Dawg

A Terrytoons cartoon series featuring a well-meaning Guardian of the Law who tries to keep order among his unruly band of fellow animals - Muskie, Vincent van Gopher, and Ty coon.

: A Hundred Years of Humphrey Hastings or Life with a practical father: Part 3: 1904 - Under the Bonnet

Written by Richard Wade.
Starring Dudley Foster as Edward Hastings, Maggie Jones as Florence Hastings

Humphrey passed away in 1898 and his son, Edward, is now head of the Hastings family. The whole family, including the son (another Humphrey), have a problem. The day of the horse is dead, but what replaces it? Steam, electricity, or the internal combustion engine; the choice was wide in 1904 - which would you choose? The second-hand car dealer in Great Portland Street was of no help to them, but a practical father is never defeated - at least not often!
(First shown on BBC-2)


Writer: Richard Wade
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Ramsay Short
Director: Peter R. Smith
Edward Hastings: Dudley Foster
Florence Hastings: Maggie Jones
Uncle Albert: David Nettheim
Cook: Dorothea Phillips
Emma: Jane Enshawe
Salesman Gooch: Bernard Stone
Humphrey Hastings: Michael Reubens
Sophy Hastings: Adele Clover
Policeman: Cyril Cross

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The Weather Man

Graham Parker


Weatherman: Graham Parker

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East
featuring Peter Davalle
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Reporter: Peter Davalle


Alan Whicker has not turned highwayman — but this is the choice he finds many of our top money earners must make when faced by the Tax Man
The really wealthy are allowed to keep only a few pence in every pound they earn. Whicker's World looks at what they try to do about tax. Produced and directed by PETER Robinson
First shown on BBC-1


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Directed By: Peter Robinson

: Z Cars: The Man Who Was Inspector Todd: Part 2

by David Ellis
Starring Joss Ackland, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker, Bernard Holley, John Wreford


Writer: David Ellis
Designer: Chris Thompson
Producer: Ronald Travers
Director: John Glenister
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Stallholder: Ron Davies
Man in market: Sean Gerrard
Billy Marsden: Ken Jones
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Agnes Curry: Winifred Dennis
Frank Bailey: John Stone
George Smethurst: John Rolfe
Maisie Williams: Pearl Catlin
Jeweller: John Rapley
Mabel Sutcliffe: Ella Milne
Borough Treasurer: Royston Tickner

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: His and Hers

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott
with Wilfrid Hyde White, Nicole Maurey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams


Reggie Blake: Terry-Thomas
Fran Blake: Janette Scott
Charles Lunton: Wilfrid Hyde White
Simone Rolfe: Nicole Maurey
Hortense: Joan Sims
Harold: Kenneth Connor
Policeman: Kenneth Williams
Felix McGregor: Meier Tzelniker
TV announcer: Colin Gordon
Poet: Oliver Reed
Screenplay: Stanley Mann
Screenplay: Jan Lowell
Screenplay: Mark Lowell
Producer: Hal E. Chester
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

: The News

with Michael Aspel
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Moira Anderson Sings

with Valentine Palmer
and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Leader, Ian Tyre
Conductor, Iain Sutherland
from Scotland


Singer: Moira Anderson
Performer: Valentine Palmer
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Orchestra conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical associate: Ian Gourlay
Continuity: John Law
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.

Tonight's programme includes:
The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: Third Heat
Four dogs are already through to the final of the Greyhound Trophy Race - one of the major events in the greyhound racing calendar. The first and second in tonight's heat will join them to compete next week in a race worth £1,000 to the winner.
Direct from Brough Park Stadium, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Bob Duncan
Presented by: Fred Viner
Programme Editor: Alan Hart

: Twenty-Four Hours

A quick look at the news of the day and a longer look at what matters.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt, Ian Trethowan, Robert McKenzie
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Ian Trethowan
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Assistant editor: John Dekker
Assistant editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Omnibus: The Great American Novel

Omnibus presenting The Great American Novel
A C.B.S. News documentary, testing out the truth of two famous books in real life.

How valid today are Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath?, writes Stephen Hearst, Head of BBC-tv's Arts Features.
To evoke Babbitt in contemporary terms, C.B.S. News producer Arthur Barron chose Duluth, Minnesota, the model for Sinclair Lewi's Zenith City, and there filmed the activities of members of the Duluth Lions Club and their wives. For The Grapes of Wrath, Barron followed a Kentucky farmer and his family on their flight to the anticipated haven of industrial Chicago.
The members of the Duluth Lions Club hear the same speech that Babbitt gave to Zenith's Booster Club and we hear the audience's reactions to words spoken forty-seven years ago as fiction. Accompanying the westward emigration of the Kentucky farmer, we hear Steinbeck's words, written over thirty years ago.
Barron's method appears to me to be a brilliant departure in the presentation of literature on the television screen.


Reporter: Eric Sevareid
Narrator: Pat Hingle
Narrator: Richard Boone
Producer: Arthur Barron

: Postscript

by The Rev. John Murray.

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Speaker: The Rev. John Murray

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