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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

: Newyddion

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

: Wythnos Y Plant

Telewele yn cyflwyno
Clwb t'hwarae gyda
Carwyn James
Chwaraeon yr haf. Gwella etch noflo a'ch criced
Hefyd. edrych ymlaen at y gaeaf Y rhaglen dan ofal
Ad ran Chwaraeon Cymru
Children's Television
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: The Acker Bilk Band Show

featuring Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
with Shirley Sands, A.J. Cutler, Ivor Cutler of Y'hup, O.M.P. and Wendy Hall.


Musicians: Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Singer: Shirley Sands
Singer: A.J. Cutler
Comedian/musician: Ivor Cutler
Performer: Wendy Hall
Settings: Malcolm Middleton
Cartoon animations: John Ryan
Producer: Kevin Sheldon

: Safari to Asia with Armand and Michaela Denis: Land of the Sherpas

A second showing of the film Land of the Sherpas

The Daily Mail expedition did not find the Abominable Snowman, but faced all the hazards of a forbidding country and witnessed the life of its hardy inhabitants.
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)

: Riverbeat: The Wye

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


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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
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

: Compact: The Contest

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Alison finds that the problems in her advice column are simpler to solve than the crisis that has developed in her own home. At Westleigh on Sea Gussie and Richard persuade Lynn to enter for the Beauty Contest with surprising results.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Sheilah Ward
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Roger Jenkins
Alison: Betty Cooper
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Tim: Scot Finch
Kathy: Penny Morrell
Mark: Gareth Davies
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Babbage: Donald Morley
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Lynn: Bridget McConnel
Richard: Moray Watson
Delphine Travers: Janine Gray
Oscar Larbrook: Benny Lee
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
M.C. of Contest: Keith Smith

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: A Taste of Dust

by A. J. Cronin.
Dramatised by John Keir Cross.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
See facing page


Author: A. J. Cronin
Dramatised by: John Keir Cross
Director: Cedric Messina
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script editor: Harry Green
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Kenneth Ashton
Associate: Graham Stewart
Rab Hendry: Jack Lambert
Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Alec Scott: Gareth Tandy
Margaret Scott: Melanie Rowland
Mrs Scott: Dorothy Smith
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Jean Hendry: Elisabeth Murray
David Orr: Fraser Kerr
Dr Snoddie: Eric Woodburn
John Logan: Ian Fleming
Mrs Tainish: Joan Fitzpatrick
Mr Penny: Alex Allan

: Adventure: Balloon from Zanzibar

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

In 1862 Jules Verne published his Five Weeks in a Balloon describing a fictitious air journey from Zanzibar to Senegal. A hundred years later Anthony Smith and Douglas Botting by balloon from Zanzibar across the sea channel to the mainland of Africa. In this, the first of three films, the balloonists are forced to land in the African bush.
See page 39


Narrator/balloonist: Anthony Smith
Filmed by/balloonist: Douglas Botting
Filmed by: Alan Root
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Brian Branston
Series edited by: David Attenborough

: The News

: L'Elisir D'Amore

by Gaetano Donizetti.
A special television performance before an invited audience direct from
Glyndebourne Opera House.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Ballet
Chorus-Master, Myer Fredman
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Raymond Cohen
Conducted by Carlo Felice Cillario
The opera introduced by Peter Ebert.
See page 39


Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Felice Romani
Singers/dancers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Ballet
Chorus-Master: Myer Fredman
Choreographer: Robert Harrold
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: Carlo Felice Cillario
Producer and designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Assistant producer: Michael Geliot
Chief of Music Staff: Jani Strasser
Presenter/Television presentation: Peter Ebert
Television presentation: John Vernon
Nemorino, a poor young farmer love with Adina: Luigi Alva
Dulcamara, a travelling quack doctor: Sesto Bruscantini
Adina, a rich and capricious young farm owner: Mirella Freni
Belcore, a swaggering sergeant: Enzo Sordello
Giannetta, a peasant girl: Emily Maire

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Slack.


Conductor: The Rev. Kenneth Slack

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