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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval on the first day of the match.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Newyddion

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

: Cainc Yr Ifainc

Partion o blith ieuenctid Cymru i eilio c&n
Parti Menlli
C6rfeistr, Aled Davies gyda
Frances Mon Jones
Y cyflwyno gan Emrys Cleaver Golygydd cerdd, Alwyn Jones
Cynhyrchydd, Arthur Williams
Songs of Youth
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 14.00)

: Let's Go!

A fortnightly series of programmes from the Television Theatre, bringing to your screen some of the new faces in entertainment today.
Alex Macintosh introduces Patti Lynn, The Archdale Sisters, The Eagles, The Alvin Roy Jazz Band.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Singer: Patti Lynn
Performers: The Archdale Sisters
Band: The Eagles
Musicians: The Alvin Roy Jazz Band
Orchestra under the direction of: Edwin Braden
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Avalanche Patrol

A film from France on the part played by a famous guide in saving lives threatened by avalanches in the Alps.
Commentary spoken by Howard Marion-Crawford.


Narrator: Howard Marion-Crawford

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Fifth Test Match

The end of the first day's play at The Oval.

: The Six-Pointed Star

Another chance to see the programme recorded at the Synagogue at Penylan, Cardiff, showing what it means to be an Orthodox Jew.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: World Figure Skating Championships

in Prague
A second chance to see the contest for the Ladies' Championship.
Competing for the title:
Jacqueline Harbord of Great Britain
Regine Heitzer of Austria
Sjoukje Dijkstra of The Netherlands
Wendy Griner of Canada
Recorded in collaboration with the Czech Television Service


Figure skater (Great Britain): Jacqueline Harbord
Figure skater (Austria): Regine Heitzer
Figure skater (The Netherlands): Sjoukje Dijkstra
Figure skater (Canada): Wendy Griner
Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Headline News

: Compact: Unguarded Moment

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Joanne returns to the Compact offices, and her visit causes some surprise. Ian goes on holiday leaving a certain amount of tension amongst the staff.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Susan Spence
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Director: Roger Jenkins
Producer: Donald Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Maureen: June Murphy
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Ian: Ronald Allen
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Alison: Betty Cooper
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Richard: Moray Watson
Mrs Sullivan: Dorothea Rundle
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Mark: Gareth Davies
Babbage: Donald Morley
Lois: Dawn Beret
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Receptionist: Betty Ellis
Tim: Scot Finch
Mr Daly: Anthony Sharp

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: It's All in the Mind

by A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by Vincent Tilsley
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
Guest stars: Alan MacNaughtan, Joyce Heron, Helen Christie


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Gerald Blake
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script Editor: Harry Green
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Kenneth Ashton
Associate: Graham Stewart
Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Bessie Grant: Joyce Heron
Murdoch Grant: Alan MacNaughtan
Hugh Ross: Ian White
Mary Davidson: Geraldine Newman
Sir William Duffy: John Harvey
Policeman in Glasgow: David MacMillan
Fergus Macleod: Malcolm Russell
Annie Barr: Helen Christie
Booking office clerk: Reg Lever
Policeman in Tannochbrae: J. Mark Roberts
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Douglas Hamilton: Robert Fyfe
Other parts played by: John Dunbar
Other parts played by: Kenneth McClellan
Other parts played by: Forbes Douglas
Other parts played by: John Clegg
Other parts played by: John Cavanah
Other parts played by: Stuart Hutchison

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017
Stars of Genome: the cameraman on our front page 16 October 2016
The Sunday Post: An American love affair 3 April 2016

: Adventure: Mandara

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.

A team of Swiss explorers travel to the Mandara mountains in the northern Cameroons to visit the Matakam tribe.


Narrator/Series edited by: David Attenborough
Filmed by: Rene Gardi
Filmed by: Charles Zbinden
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
presenting Harry Bailey, Eira Heath, Cardew Robinson (assisted by Eddie Wilcox), Jimmy Thompson, The Pan Yue Yen Troupe.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Harry Bailey
Singer: Eira Heath
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Assisted by: Eddie Wilcox
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Acrobatics: The Pan Yue Yen Troupe
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: International Concert Hall

Isaac Stern directs the English Chamber Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz) and plays the solo violin in Bach's Concerto in A minor and Mozart's Concerto in G (K.216) before an invited audience.: previously shown in December 1961
Isaac Stern appears by arrangement with Harold Holt


Orchestra conductor/violinist: Isaac Stern
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Presented by: Walter Todds

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Rev. Howard Stanley.


Conductor: The Rev. Howard Stanley

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