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: Box for One

by Peter Brook.
[Starring] Richard Attenborough
A film drama that takes place in a London telephone kiosk.


Writer: Peter Brook
Producer: A. D. Peters
Director: Eric Fawcett
[Actor]: Richard Attenborough

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
Growing nerves; miniature chemical laboratory; measuring engine-wear by radio-isotopes; a study of thermal air currents.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: 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
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

The Story of Peter and the Potter
A Canadian film about a little boy who goes to buy a birthday present for his mother.

Merry Masque of Martha
The Bandbox Mime Theatre presents Merry Masque of Martha
An old legend arranged as a play without words by John Stuart Anderson with Barbara Strong and Barbara Fishwick.

(to 17.50)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Writer (Merry Masque of Martha): John Stuart Anderson
Storyteller (Merry Masque of Martha): Susan Pears
Music composed and played by (Merry Masque of Martha): John Dalby
Mime: Barbara Strong
Mime: Barbara Fishwick

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Crime On Our Hands: Episode 3

A serial in six episodes written for television by Edward Boyd from a synopsis by Len Fincham and Laurie Wyman.
[Starring] Geraldine McEwan and Jack Watling with Dennis Price

Ken Martin, well-known radio personality, and his wife, Kay, are told by a neighbour-Mrs. Curzon-that her flat has been burgled. The Martins go to investigate, leaving Mrs. Curzon alone in their sitting-room where she hides some diamonds. On returning home Ken and Kay discover that Mrs. Curzon has been strangled. They take the body to the flat next door and call the police, only to find everything in order. Kay and Kenneth force their way into Mrs. Curzon's flat again, and Ken is coshed. His assailant escapes.
Kay decides that the criminal must be Cecil Davenport -a poet who lives opposite. When he leaves his flat the Martins follow and although waylaid by another neighbour - the garrulous Mr. Dingle - they catch up with the poet at a sordid club. Davenport has them detained, convinced that they are dope pedlars, and they are once again faced with an irate Inspector Johnston. On returning home they find their flat has been completely ransacked.


Writer: Edward Boyd
Synopsis: Len Fincham
Synopsis: Laurie Wyman
Producer: Bryan Sears
Music: Jack Strachey
Music: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: John Cooper
Ken Martin: Jack Watling
Kay Martin: Geraldine McEwan
Cecil Davenport: Dennis Price
Charles Dingle: George Howe
P.C. Higgins: Pat Connor
Zsa-Zsa: Cameo Mandola

: Scottish Industries Exhibition: The Country Comes To Town

Viewers join the audience in the Arena of the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, for part of a display of country sports and pastimes, including Sheaf Tossing, Tug o' War, Fly Casting, Swingle Tree Pulling, Milking Race.


Producer: Jock Kerr Hunter
Commentator: Archie McCulloch
Television presentation: James Buchan

: Dear Dotty: 4: A Dream of a Man

Written by Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell.
A series of episodes in the life of a would-be journalist.
[Starring] Avril Angers


Writer: Sid Colin
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Music composed and arranged by: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: Bill Ward
Mr Tibbett: Jack Melford
Dotty Binns: Avril Angers
William: Robert Dickens
Ian Prendergast: Stephen Hancock
Margo Fairfax: Naomi Chance
Adam Craig: John Gatrell
Max: Michael Balfour

: Country Dancing

Join in the fun at a West of England square dance party in Taunton.
Dancing to The Jolly Waggoners Square Dance Band
Caller, Nibs Matthews with interludes by Pat Shaw and Bert Middleton.


Musicians: The Jolly Waggoners Square Dance Band
Caller: Nibs Matthews
Singer: Pat Shaw
Performer: Bert Middleton
Master of Ceremonies: Bernard Fishwick
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: News

(sound only)

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