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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr
Urdd Dyffryn Clwyd
Ymweliad dyddiol yng nghwmni OWEN EDWARDS
Y rhaglenni dan ofal
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Urdd Dyffryn Clwyd
Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Jack Williams

: The News

: Perspective on: Rubbish in an Affluent Society

Does Affluence Mean Waste?
Michael Shanks, Brian McCabe

Are We An Untidy Nation?
An international look at litter.

A User-Upper or A Thrower-Outer
Jean Gibbs on thrift.

Trash or Treasure?
A rag-and-bone man, An old person, A child

Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire

(to 14.00)


Speaker (Does Affluence Mean Waste?): Michael Shanks
Speaker (Does Affluence Mean Waste?): Brian McCabe
Item presenter (A User-Upper or A Thrower-Outer): Jean Gibbs
Interviewee (Trash or Treasure?): A rag-and-bone man [name uncredited]
Interviewee (Trash or Treasure?): An old person [name uncredited]
Interviewee (Trash or Treasure?): A child [name uncredited]
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research assistant: Margaret Jay
Producer: Beryl Radley

: The Acker Bilk Band Show

featuring Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
With A. J. Cutler and Ivor Cutler of Y'hup, O.M.P.


Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Singer: A.J. Cutler
Comedian/musician: Ivor Cutler
Settings: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Kevin Sheldon

: Look: The Long-Legged Spinners

How does a spider spin its web? Have you ever watched one right from the start? Have you seen a water spider making its underwater home?
Peter Scott offers a second opportunity to see film of these things.
He has with him in the studio a poisonous bird-eating spider about the size of his hand.
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Film editor: John Merritt
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England followed by The Weather.

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Pit Your Wits

against the general knowledge and I.Q. questions put to you by Gwynneth Tighe and Kenneth Kendall.
Please address all correspondence to: Pit Your Wits, [address removed]


Presenter: Gwynneth Tighe
Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: John Irwin

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Man and Wife

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Joanne makes up her mind about the future, and several members of the staff attend Lily's wedding-which is not without its confusions. For Mike the future seems darker than ever.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Andree Welstead
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Philip: Robert Cartland
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Mr Laylock: Toke Townley
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Alison: Betty Cooper
Vic Vandervell: Paul Carpenter
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Sally: Monica Evans
Iris: Louise Dunn
Alec: Leo Maguire
Mrs Adamson: Pamela Pitchford
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Maureen: June Murphy
Mark: Gareth Davies
Lily: Marcia Ashton
Mr Kipling: Blake Butler
Clergyman: Philip Holles
Mrs Todd: Elsie Wagstaff
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Dorothy Baxter: Margo Jenkins

: Professional Boxing

Direct from Glasgow.
International Middleweight Contest between
(Cowboy) John McCormack Scotland and Henry Hank U.S.A.


Boxer: (Cowboy) John McCormack
Boxer: Henry Hank
Commentator: Simon Smith
Television presentation: Bill Stevenson

: Steptoe and Son: The Bird

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: The Bird
with Valerie Bell


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Roxane: Valerie Bell

: The News

: Profile in Music

Geraint Evans sings music with which he is particularly associated and talks to
John Freeman.
with Robert Bowman, Michael Langdon
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Assistant conductor, Alan Boustead


Singer/interviewee: Geraint Evans
Interviewer: John Freeman
Singer: Robert Bowman
Singer: Michael Langdon
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Stanford Robinson
Assistant conductor: Alan Boustead
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Waterfront

Two films of the ports and shipyards.

A Ship is Born
The launching of a new motorship in the Polish shipyard of Szczecin..... Jan Lomnicki, one of Poland's leading documentary directors, has dedicated this film to the men who built the ship-workers and engineers-and in it he has depicted them with pride and admiration.

Amsterdam, City of Canals
Max de Haas's imaginative presentation of the port and waterways of Amsterdam, one of the largest ports of Europe, where the almost unceasing activity starts with the dance-line movement of the big cranes, and ends as they come to a stop in the fading light of evening.


Director (A Ship is Born): Jan Lomnicki
Director (Amsterdam, City of Canals): Max de Haas

: Viewpoint: Prospect for Nonconformity: Programme 2

A fortnightly programme.

Though the Methodist Church superficially resembles the other Nonconformist Churches its closest affinity is with the Church of England. What are the difficulties and opportunities of the relationship?
John Thompson Editor of Time and Tide introduces
The Rev. Dr. Eric Baker Secretary of the Methodist Conference
The Rev. Canon S. L. Greenslade Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Oxford
Herbert A. Hodges Professor of Philosophy in the University of Reading


Presenter: John Thompson
Panellist: The Rev. Dr. Eric Baker
Panellist: The Rev. Canon S. L. Greenslade
Panellist: Herbert A. Hodges
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Road Works Report

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