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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Newyddion

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

: Codi Gwreiddiau

Newid Bro - Newid Byd
Beth sy'n peri i ddyn ymadael A'i gynefin a mynd i wlad arall i fyw?
Bydd estron ac alltud yn rhannu profiadau ag
Aled Rhys Wiliam
Y rhaglen yng ngofal George Owen
Raising One's Roots: a foreigner and an exile discuss their experiences with Aled Rhys Wiliam.

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


Presenter: Aled Rhys Wiliam

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Boys and the Bears: Part 2

A second showing of a film from Czechoslovakia.

After an exciting search throughout the zoo, all the bear cubs are finally recovered.
Commentary spoken by Hilda Schroder.


Narrator: Hilda Schroder
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Safari to Asia with Armand and Michaela Denis: The Boat People

A second showing of the film The Boat People

120,000 of Hong Kong's Chinese population are born, live their whole lives and die in boats. The climax of Armand's and Michaela's visit to this unusual community is the great event of the year, the Dragon Boat Festival.
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: 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]
See facing page


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

: Riverbeat: The Welsh Dee

Macdonald Hastings takes a cool look at a river and its more unusual people with Harry Soan.
Tonight: The Welsh Dee
An Outside Broadcast


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings
Guest: Harry Soan
Production assistant: Arthur Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Headline News

: Compact: Riding for a Fall

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

At the weekend Ian and Richard go riding, and Ian makes a diplomatic proposition to Lynn. Kathy starts her new job at the office, and Maggie meets an old friend unexpectedly.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Ian: Ronald Allen
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Richard: Moray Watson
Receptionist: Betty Ellis
Harold Apthorpe: Richard Clarke
Mark: Gareth Davies
Mrs Bennington: Joan Tyrrell
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Maureen: June Murphy
Babbage: Donald Morley
Tim: Scott Finch
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Lois: Dawn Beret
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Beth Francis: Jemma Hyde

: Silent Evidence: Driven to the Brink

by Robert Stewart.
Starring Basil Sydney as Dr. Martin Westlake
with Robin Bailey and Conrad Phillips
See facing page


Writer: Robert Stewart
Series devised by: Evelyn Frazer
Music composed and conducted by: Don Banks
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Film editor: James Colina
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Director: Brian Bell
Producer: John Warrington
Peter Bradley: Anthony Singleton
Boy: Derek Stutchbury
Mother: Anne Gillam
Father: Henry Rayner
Doctor: Cameron Hall
Police Constable: Bill Cartwright
Coroner: Hamilton Dyce
Insp Cotterell: Jack Melford
The Rev Harold Everitt: Robin Bailey
Enid Everitt: Anna Turner
Donald Rice: John Bennett
Reporter: Michael Culver
Tina: Helen Fraser
Albert Chalker: Garfield Morgan
Dr Martin Westlake: Basil Sydney
Mechanic: Patrick Scanlan
Chief Supt Evans: Conrad Phillips
George Bradley: Sidney Vivian
Angus MacCrae: Ian MacNaughton

: Hugh and I

A new comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
featuring Charles Lloyd Pack and Joan Hickson
with Cyril Smith, Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon, George Betton, Julian Orchard, Patsy Smart, Peggy Ann Clifford, Betty Turner, Anna Gilcrist


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Paul Bernard
Additional dialogue: John Junkin
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Charles Lloyd Pack
Miss Jenks: Joan Hickson
Arthur Wormold: Cyril Smith
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
[Actor]: George Betton
Mr. Spriggs: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Patsy Smart
[Actress]: Peggy Ann Clifford
[Actress]: Betty Turner
[Actress]: Anna Gilcrist

: The News

: Portrait of a Tycoon: Enrico Mattei

The uncrowned King of Italy
The lay Franciscan who runs an Industrial Empire... condemned to death by the O.A.S.... accused of aiding Russia to disrupt the Western Alliance... feared by some as a potential Italian dictator... hailed by others as a prophet of a new society...

Commentary written by Riccardo Aragno and spoken by Alexander Barry.


Subject: Enrico Mattei
Commentary written by: Riccardo Aragno
Narrator: Alexander Barry
Editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Anthony De Lotbiniere

: Night Journey

A ballet by Martha Graham.

A film of Martha Graham's dance-drama based on the tragedy of Jocasta who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus. As she lies dying Jocasta relives the nightmare story.


Conceived by: Martha Graham
Music: William Schuman
Designer: Isamu Noguchi
Director: Alexander Hammid
Producer: Nathan Kroll
Jocasta: Martha Graham
Oedipus: Bertram Ross
Tiresias: Paul Taylor
Chorus Leader: Helen McGehee

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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