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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)

: Y Chwarel Yn Y Mynydd

O ddyfnderoedd Chwarel lechi Aberllefenni, ger Corris, daw swn diwydrwydd newydd, annisgwyliadwy
Ym mherfeddion y mynydd cyflwyna Alun Williams ac Alan Protheroe hanes ail-eni un o hen ddiwydiannau cefn gwlad Meirion
Y cynhyrchu gan Selwyn Roderick
Recordiad y BBC
Campwaith o raglen, a theilwng o'r clod uchaf-Y Cymro
Ail delediad o'r rhaglen a welwyd ym mis Awst 1961
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval on the second day of the match.
(to 13.35)


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

: Animal Time


Animal Sketch-Book
Drawn by Ralph Thompson.
An artist's impression of animals at play, including snow leopard kittens, genet, giraffe, and capuchin monkey.
From the West

A film from Canada showing how a cowboy trains a wild horse and by kindness and understanding teaches it to carry a rider and obey his wishes.


Artist (Animal Sketch-Book): Ralph Thompson
Presentation (Animal Sketch-Book): Winwood Reade

: The Racketty Street Gang: 6: Fire in the Night

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


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

: 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 closing overs of the second day's play at The Oval.

: 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
Guest: Mrs. Lewis Harborne
Cameraman: Tom Savage
Producer: Paul Morby

: Big Band Concert

A second chance to see Britain's Montreux entry.

featuring Ted Heath his Orchestra and Percussion
with Carole Carr, Anita Harris, Irving Davies, Tubby Hayes, Kenny Baker and The Irving Davies Dancers


Musicians: Ted Heath his Orchestra and Percussion
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Anita Harris
Dancer/choreography: Irving Davies
Saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Dancers: The Irving Davies Dancers
Orchestrations: Johnny Keating
Orchestrations: Ralph Dollimore
Design: Lionel Radford
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Headline News

: Some of Sykes: Sykes and a Dream

Written by Eric Sykes.
A second showing of Sykes and a Dream
Starring Eric Sykes
featuring Hattie Jacques
with Moira Redmond
and Richard Caldicot, Patricia Hayes, Brian Rawlinson, Sidney Keith, Leonard Grahame, Louis Haslar


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Roger Andrews
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actress]: Moira Redmond
[Actor]: Richard Caldicot
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Brian Rawlinson
[Actor]: Sidney Keith
[Actor]: Leonard Grahame
[Actor]: Louis Haslar

: False Witness

A film drama.
Starring Fred MacMurray

A mother's belief in her son's innocence and a newspaperman's sense for a good story brings hope of release to a man serving life imprisonment for the alleged shooting of a policeman.


Director: Bernard Girard
Reporter Peterson: Fred MacMurray
Convict: Joe Mantel
Convict's mother: Lisa Golm
Convict's ex-wife: Natalie Norwick
City editor: Robert H. Harris
False witness: Ian MacDonald

: It's My Opinion

People of Gosport air their views for spontaneous comment by Nemone Lethbridge,
Lord Mancroft, Michael Flanders.
Chairman, David Dimbleby
An Outside Broadcast from the West


Panellist: Nemone Lethbridge
Panellist: Lord Mancroft
Panellist: Michael Flanders
Chairman: David Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The News

: A Smashing Day

by Alan Plater.
Starring Alfred Lynch
with June Barry, Angela Douglas, John Thaw
From the North


Writer: Alan Plater
Design: Paul Bernard
Production: Vivian A. Daniels
Lennie: Alfred Lynch
Stan: John Thaw
Anne: June Barry
Grandad: Charles Denville
Mum: Mary Quinn
Dad: Douglas Ives
Liz: Angela Douglas

: A Morning Stroll

A documentary film by Magnus Eriksson.
English commentary spoken by John Glen.

A blind man strolls alone through the streets of Stockholm 'seeing' the people and landmarks that he once knew well, and commenting on how much more vivid they are to him now than when he had his sight.
This film was one of Sweden's entries for the Italia Prize, 1962.


Producer: Magnus Eriksson
Director: Bo Bjelvenstam
Narrator: John Glen

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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