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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
BBC film
(to 10.45)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fifth Test Match

A visit to The Oval on the fourth 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)

: Wythnos Y Plant

Telewele yn cyflwyno Cip yn ol!
Ifan Gruffydd yn son wrth Charles Williams am hwyl a helynt dyddiau el febyd
Caine neu Ddwy gan Barti Merched Yr Efail
Y cynhyrchu gan Evelyn Williams
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 14.00)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan - Fifth Test Match

A further visit to The Oval.

: Blue Peter

All Aboard with Christopher Trace and Anita West in a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Anita West
Presented by: Tony Halfpenny

: Operation Fantail: Part 2

A second chance to see a wartime exploit of one of H.M. submarines by Keith Latham
with Alan White, Douglas Blackwell

H.M.S. Tarrant, on a highly secret patrol, has rescued a boy and girl and an elderly Portuguese from an aircraft that has come down in the Bay of Biscay. Proceeding at periscope depth, an enemy destroyer is sighted and Tarrant goes deep...
The BBC acknowledges the help given by the Royal Navy


Writer: Keith Latham
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire
Lt-Cdr. W.J. Kingsford D.S.C., R.N.: Alan White
Lieut. Roger Lewis R.N.V.R.: Douglas Blackwell
Sub-Lieut. Colin Weston, R.N.: Peter Marden
Chief Petty Officer 'Tubby' Willis: Alfred Hoffman
Petty Officer Hastings: Nigel Clayton
Leading Seaman Hill: Michael Kayne
Leading Cook 'Noddy' Green: Edward Burnham
Able Seaman Clarkson: Leslie Bates
Able Seaman Smallwood: Patrick Scanlan
Able Seaman 'Cliff' Thomas: Henry Davies
Ordinary Seaman Robins: Christopher Gilmore
Telegraphist: Norman Atkins
Neil Forest: Kenneth Gouge
Susan Forest: Michele Dotrice
Antonio Thomar: Paul Bogdan
Deputy-Director of Operations, Admiralty: Meadows White
Sub-Lieut Wilson: Ralph Ball
Italian Duty Officer: Antonius Arpino
Italian Junior Officer: Peter Dolphin
Himself: Alvar Lidell

: 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 fourth day's play at The Oval.

: The Noble Game

John Arlott discusses with Charles Coles the pleasures and frustrations of being a collector of books and prints on cricket.
An edited version of a programme seen last spring by viewers in the South
From the West


Speaker: John Arlott
Speaker: Charles Coles
Producer: Brian Johnson

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Next edition: Wednesday, 10.15 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and The Square Pegs.
See page 21


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singers: The Square Pegs
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Irene Thomas, Michael Seltser, John Glyn-Jones
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Irene Thomas
Panellist (The Challengers): Michael Seltser
Panellist (The Challengers): John Glyn-Jones
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Third Man: Queen of the Nile

A film series continuing the adventures of Harry Lime.
Starring Michael Rennie
with Jonathan Harris
A Third Man Corp. Production distributed by BBC-tv

Harry Lime agrees to ship a valuable cargo of hand-worked silks from Alexandria to New York in one of his freighters, on a sharing basis. Unfortunately the Customs officials discover there is more in the crates than bolts of silk, and Harry finds himself in serious trouble.


Story and teleplay by: Robert Sherman
Story consultant: Warner Law
Director: Paul Henreid
Producer: Irving Asher
Executive producer: Vernon Burns
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Diana Waterbury: Lisabeth Hush
Caroline Waterbury: Norma Varden
Count Alex Steka: Charles Cooper
Inspector Shahar: Thomas B. Henry
Tejurmain: Jamie Farr

: In Their Opinion: 1: New Statesman

Devised and written by Norman MacKenzie.

Introduced by John Morgan.
First of four programmes taking a look at weekly journals and their coverage of current affairs.
including an interview with the Editor, John Freeman
Contributions by members of the editorial staff regular contributors to the paper and Vicky and a feature.
Who had it so good?
See facing page


Devised and written by: Norman MacKenzie
Presenter: John Morgan
Interviewee: John Freeman
Associate producer: Stephen Hearst
Director: Brenda Horsfield
Producer: Derek Holroyde

: The News

: Studio 4 presents: The Weather in the Streets

by Rosamond Lehmann.
Dramatised by John Hopkins.
with Vivien Merchant, Margaretta Scott, Derek Waring

'I always meant to be happy. I always thought some day I should be. I believed in it'...


Author: Rosamond Lehmann
Dramatised by: John Hopkins
Producer: Prudence FitzGerald
Designer: Stanley Morris
Olivia: Vivien Merchant
Rollo: Derek Waring
Woman: Marjorie Wilde
Girl: Meg Ritchie
Etty: Nancy O'Neil
Lady Spencer: Margaretta Scott
Marigold: Jill Melford
Tredeaven: David Garth

: Paul Tortelier

It was Tortelier's mother who decided when the boy was six that he should be a great cellist. He is now also a teacher, conductor, composer, and father of two budding musicians.
John Amis questions him in Paris about his work.
A Monitor film
First shown in December 1961


Interviewee: Paul Tortelier
Interviewer: John Amis
Director: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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