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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

: Telewele

Doniau Ifainc
WINSOR a MARTIN LEWIS (can a deuawd) gyda'u chwaer HELEN LEWIS yn cvfeilio
JOHN NEATHEY (trwmped)
Cyfeilydd; MAIMIE NOEL Jones
SIAN EDWARDS yn adrodd ei barddoniaeth ei hun
Cyflwynydd, RYAN DAVIES
Y cyfarwyddo a'r cynhyrchu gan EVELYN WILLIAMS
(Music and verse by young artists)
(First shown on BBC Wales)
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe West)


Unknown: Joffre Swales
Unknown: Martin Lewis
Unknown: Helen Lewis
Unknown: Clive Dobbins
Unknown: Maimie Noel Jones
Unknown: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Ryan Davies
Unknown: Evelyn Williams

: The News and The Weather Man

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker


The Hard Court Championships of Great Britain
The world's first open tennis championship brings together the world's greatest players for a unique occasion in the history of the game
BBC outside broadcast cameras and the ' Wimbledon ' commentary team report on the action, the news, the personalities of the new tennis scene at the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club, Bournemouth
On the Centre Court:
Dan Maskell and Jack Kramer
On No. 1 Court:
Peter West and Bill Knight
In the news and interview studio:
David Vine
Organised by the British Lawn Tennis Association with the support of W. D. and H. 0. Wills
Television presentation by Alan Mouncer , Peter Bala and Brian Johnson
Produced by A. P. Wilkinson


Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Jack Kramer
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Bill Knight
Unknown: W. D.
Unknown: H. 0. Wills
Presentation By: Alan Mouncer
Presentation By: Peter Bala
Presentation By: Brian Johnson
Produced By: A. P. Wilkinson

: Jackanory: Queen of the Desert

with Isobel Black.


Storyteller: Isobel Black

: 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 4: 1904 - Like a Bird

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

'I flew like a bird, Florence, like a bird'. The head of the Hastings family did fly and flew in a glider made by the Special Effects Department of the BBC to drawings published in an edition of Popular Mechanics, a magazine of the period.
(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
Humphrey Hastings: Michael Reubens
Sophy Hastings: Adele Clover
Cook: Dorothea Phillips
Emma: Jane Enshawe
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

Peter Walker


Weatherman: Peter Walker

: The News

: Town and Around

Introduced by John Edmunds
and featuring Peter Davalle
followed by the Weather in the South-East


Presenter: John Edmunds
Reporter: Peter Davalle

: Whicker's World: South Sea Island Coronation

The Most Happy People - they're just fantastic...
Flame dancers whirl, drums throb, guests feast on thirteen thousand suckling pigs, and in a festive mixture of Polynesia and Ruritania - a King is crowned. Once ruled by Queen Salote, Tonga - remote coral island set upon the Seas of the South Pacific - is tonight's world for Alan Whicker, observing the joys, pangs, and charms of a unique Victorian pageant - with South Sea Island overtones!

(First shown on BBC-2)


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Producer/Director: Paul Watson

: Z Cars: Some Girls Pick 'Em: Part 2

by Adele Rose
Starring Joss Ackland, James Ellis, John Slater
with David Daker, John Wreford


Writer: Adele Rose
Designer: Raymond London
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Peter Cregeen
P.C. Culshaw: David Daker
Betty Culshaw: Doreen Aris
Mrs. Grove: Barbara Couper
Gwen Morgan: Liz Gebhardt
P.C. Jackson: John Wreford
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Ricky Harper: Derek Fowlds
Billy Pool: Gareth Robinson
Marje Williamson: Jane Peach
Radio girl: Jennie Goossens
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Det.-Insp. Todd: Joss Ackland
Mr. Vaisey: Reg Lever
W.P.C. Parkin: Pauline Taylor

: News Headlines

: The British Film Comedy: Friends and Neighbours

A season of Britain's great laughter-makers.
Starring Arthur Askey, Megs Jenkins, Peter Illing, Reginald Beckwith, Danny Ross, June Whitfield


Screenplay: Val Valentine
Music composed and directed by: Philip Green
Producer: Bertram Ostrer
Director: Gordon Parry
Albert Grimshaw: Arthur Askey
Lily Grimshaw: Megs Jenkins
Nikita: Peter Illing
Wilf Holmes: Reginald Beckwith
Sebastian Green: Danny Ross
Doris Holmes: June Whitfield
Olga: Tilda Thamar
Susan Grimshaw: Catherine Feller
Buddy Fisher: Jess Conrad

: Points of View

with Robert 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: Robert Robinson
Presented by: Iain Johnstone

: The News

with Richard Baker
followed by The Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: Moira Anderson Sings

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


Singer: Moira Anderson
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Musicians: The BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Ian Tyre
Orchestra conductor: Iain Sutherland
Musical associate: Ian Gourlay
Continuity: John Law
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: Sportsview

Introduced by Frank Bough.
News... Action... Personalities at home and overseas.
Tonight's programme includes:

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy Final
Direct from Romford Stadium.
Six of the country's top long-distance greyhounds compete for the Sportsview Trophy and a first prize of £1,000.

A report from Bournemouth, where the world's first open tournament, the British Hard Court Championships, is under way.

A preview of this week's two big occasions.
Tomorrow: Manchester United v. Real Madrid: European Cup Semi-final, 1st leg
Saturday: The F.A. Cup Semi-finals


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy Final): Harry Carpenter
Television Presentation (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy Final): 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 presenting: China and the Barbarians 1793-1842: A chance lost

with Professor Denis Twitchett, Dr. Joseph Needham, F.R.S., Dr. Jerome Ch'en.

About a quarter of the world's population is Chinese. China is not a member of the United Nations; why is it cut off from the rest of the world? There are many reasons, and Communism is not the most important one.
The programme describes the civilisation with which the West came in contact at the time of the Industrial Revolution; its attitude of mind, its philosophy, science, art and religion, and tells the story of those critical years, from the failure of which we have not yet recovered.
See page 34


Narrator: Patrick Wymark
Speaker/script: Professor Denis Twitchett
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Needham
Speaker: Dr. Jerome Ch'en
Script/producer: Leo Aylen

: Viewpoint: Herbert Vaughan: Cardinal and Builder

by Dorothy Smith
The third Archbishop of Westminster was a Victorian who rose above the spirit of his age by simple faith and intense practicality. Among many projects, he founded and built Westminster Cathedral.

Close Down


Writer: Dorothy Smith
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

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