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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 10.45)


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

: Newyddion

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

: Byd Natur: 5: Clegyrau'r arfordir

Son am forlo'r Iwerydd y byddwn heddiw, ac ymweld a glannau-mdr Sir Benfro ac Ynys Rona yng ngogledd Sgotland. Darlledwyd y rhaglen gynta' i ysgolion Cymru ddechrau'r haf
Cyflwynydd. R. Alun Evans
The World of Nature. 5: Sea-cliffs
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter/Cynwynydd: R. Alun Evans
Producer/Y cynhyrchu gan: Elwyn Thomas

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Racing at Goodwood

3.10 'News of the World' Stakes
A handicap race for three-year-olds over 1 mile and a quarter

3.45 Nassau Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1 mile and a quarter

4.15 Findon Stakes for two-year-olds over 5 furlongs

(to 16.20)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Animal Magic

The last of the present series in which Johnny Morris looks at Creatures Great and Small with Tony Soper.

Birth of a Bird
A film story by Marie Partridge with live young birds in the studio.

Noah's Ark
Jeremy Lingard is accompanied by a kusimanse and some other pets.

Rot and Thirsty
Mervyn Cowie describes a trek by wild animals in Africa to water.

Litters of Dalmatians
Is the record held by twelve in Yorkshire or by Walt Disney's one hundred and one?

A lioness from Africa flies to Jersey and is introduced to her future mate.

From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Filmmaker (Birth of a Bird): Marie Partridge
Item presenter (Noah's Ark): Jeremy Lingard
Narrator (Rot and Thirsty): Mervyn Cowie
Film editor: George Inger
Producer: Winwood Reade

: The Racketty Street Gang: 4: Dangerous Waters

A second chance to see the story by H. L. Evers.
Adapted and produced by Dorothea Brooking.


Author: L. H. Evers
Adapter/producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film editor: Larry Toft
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Stanley: Peter Hempson
Anton: Michael Meier
Prof: Michael Luckie
Ben: Geoffrey Bettenay
Tommo: Kevin Brennan
Frau Smertzer: Stella Textor
Stephan Smertzer: John Abineri
Evans: Maurice Travers
Spider: Edwin Finn
Police Officer: John Trenaman

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Gardening Club

The uses and abuses of a greenhouse!
Orchids? Tomatoes? Pot Plants? Or-?
Do amateurs get the maximum potential out of their greenhouse or lean-to? Or is it just a wasted or half-wasted expense?

from the Midlands


Presenter: John Warren
Guest: Edward Humphris
Guest: Eric Lawson
Producer: Paul Morby

: World Top Gymnasts

A gala exhibition given by the top men and women competitors at the conclusion of the fifteenth World Gymnastic Championships.
Presented by the Czech Television Service


Commentator in Prague: Alan Weeks

: Matt Monro

sings his kind of song


Singer: Matt Monro
Music directed by/arrangements: Johnnie Spence
Arrangements: Russ Shepherd
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Neville Wortman

: Headline News

: Some of Sykes: Sykes and a Haunting

Written by Eric Sykes.
A second showing of Sykes and a Haunting
Starring Eric Sykes featuring Hattie Jacques
with Dick Emery, Tony Veale
See facing page


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
Bus Conductor: Dick Emery
Passenger: Tony Veale

: The Defenders: The Riot

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: It's My Opinion

People of Saltford air their views for spontaneous comment by Dick Taverne, M.P.
Patricia McLaughlin, M.P., Alan Brien.
Chairman, David Dimbleby
An Outside Broadcast from the West


Panellist: Dick Taverne
Panellist: Patricia McLaughlin
Panellist: Alan Brien
Chairman: David Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The News

: The Cruel Necessity

by David Lytton.
Starring Patrick Wymark and David William


Writer: David Lytton
Producer: Peter Dews
Make-up supervisor: Elizabeth Blattner
Wardrobe supervisor: Elizabeth Agombar
Designer: Roy Oxley
Oliver Cromwell: Patrick Wymark
Bradshawe: Robin Wentworth
Mrs Bradshawe: Hilary Hardiman
King Charles I: David William
Sir Thomas Herbert: Noel Johnson
Col Tomlinson: Julian Glover
Troopers: Julian Battersby
Troopers: Ralph Broome
Henry Ireton: Patrick Garland
A crier: John Murray Scott
Whalley: James Ottaway
Marten: John Barcroft
Solicitor-General Cook: Alan Rowe
Downes: Joby Blanshard
Ingoldsby: John Ringham
Princess Elizabeth: Janet Aust
Prince Henry: Timothy Palmer
Bishop Juxon: Maurice Colbourne
The Lord General Fairfax: Jerome Willis

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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