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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Young People at Work: 7: Making Suits and Dresses

The training of a tailor's apprentice and of factory machinists are illustrated and discussed.


Film sequences directed by: Rosemary Hill
Film editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Margaret Ross Williamson

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Our Miss Pemberton: 6: Striking Colours
Written by Sheila Hodgson.

(to 15.00)


Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Doctor Gilbray: Donald Bisset
Mrs Carter: Natalie Kent
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Barry Hale: John Symonds

: Children's Television presents: Sea and Ships - Sailing the Mayflower

Alan Villiers introduces his own film 'Sailing the Mayflower'.
In April of this year Alan Villiers took command of Mayflower 11, the Brixham-built replica of the seventeenth-century Pilgrim Fathers' ship. With thirty-three men aboard, he sailed this almost untried ship from Plymouth, Devon, to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Today he talks about the first half of the voyage.
Produced by Ian Curtis from the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter/filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Film editor: Constance Dunn
Producer: Ian Curtis

: Children's Television: Party Time

[Starring] Sandy Sandford and Jack


Entertainer: Sandy Sandford

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children

Including 'What am I going to do?' The first of several films for older children showing jobs that you might like to do when you leave school. Today's film shows an interesting office job.

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

on transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Double Exit

by Gale Pedrick.

George is about to take his own life. James, for his own reasons, is determined to stop him. Since this play is high comedy, the proceedings are serious but not solemn-and the outcome is hardly what one would expect.


Writer: Gale Pedrick
Producer: Charles Jarrott
Designer: Richard Lambert
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
George: Patrick McNee
James: Mavor Moore
Bond: Brendon Dillon

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic
and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with The Benitas, Shan - presented by The Great Masoni, Sheila Holt and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Fire-eaters: The Benitas
Memory act: Shan
Magician: The Great Masoni
Dancer/Choreographer: Sheila Holt
Dancer/Choreographer: Tom Gillis
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Settings: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Graeme Muir

: News Headlines

: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 4

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley.

In which Nicholas joins the theatrical company of Mr. Vincent Crummies, and in which his great success as an actor so infuriates the leading man that he invites Nicholas to have his nose pulled before the assembled company.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Taylor
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Landlord: Frank Atkinson
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Smike: Brian Peck
Mr Vincent Crummles: Wensley Pithey
Master Crummles: Alan Coleshill
Master Percy Crummies: David Franks
Mrs Crummles: Madeleine Christie
Miss Ninetta Crummles: Maria Charles
Mr Folair: Aubrey Woods
Mrs Grudden: Vi Stevens
Thomas Lenville: David Lander
Mrs Nickleby: Gillian Lind
Mr Pluck: Victor Platt
Mr Pyke: Graham Crowden
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Douglas Wilmer
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Newman Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Mrs Lenville: Edna Petrie
Members of Mr. Crummies' Company: Janet MacKenzie
Members of Mr. Crummies' Company: John H Moore
Members of Mr. Crummies' Company: John Atkinson
Members of Mr. Crummies' Company: Tony Bronte

: Frontiers of Science: Research into Cancer

A series in which scientists show what they are doing and why they are doing it.

The search which takes scientists and doctors to the frontier of life itself. How far have they got today and where is the break-through likely to be made?


Producer: James McCloy

: Be Soon: 2: Don't Count Your Chickens

Hylda Baker says Be Soon
and invites you to meet her friends and neighbours including Guy Middleton, Glenn Melvyn and Cynthia.
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Scriptwriter: Jack Bradley
Scriptwriter: Ray Davies
Producer: Barney Colehan
Hylda: Hylda Baker
Cynthia: Guy Middleton
[Actor]: Glenn Melvyn

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: News

: Those Beverley Sisters

will be with you for the next twenty minutes.
Accompanied by Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Their guests: Albert and Les Ward


Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Musicians: Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Musical comedians: Albert and Les Ward
Additional material: Eric Merriman
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the comedy film series Hey, Jeannie!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jeannie Carson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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