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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)

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwyno: Owen Edwards Y cynhyrchu:
Ifor Rees, Jack Williams Y golygydd: Nan Davies
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Animal Time


Animal Sketch Book
Ralph Thompson draws his impressions of animals feeding, including chipmunk, giant panda, sea-lion, cormorants, and Humboldt's woolly monkey.

Introduced by H. G. Hurrell.
Another chance to see the Atlantic grey seal who can understand spoken words and likes riding on swings and seesaws.

From the West


Artist (Animal Sketch Book): Ralph Thompson
Presented by (Animal Sketch Book): Winwood Reade
Presenter (Atlanta): H. G. Hurrell
Film cameraman (Atlanta): George Shears
Sound recordist (Atlanta): Howard Smith
Film editor (Atlanta): Paul Khan
Producer (Atlanta): Christopher Parsons

: Gamble for a Throne: 2: Prison over the Porch

by Henry Garnett.
A second chance to see this serial in six episodes adapted by Barbara S. Harper.


Author: Henry Garnett
Adapter: Barbara S. Harper
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: David Goddard
Stephen Elkin: John Bonney
Damaris: Katy Wild
Jeremy Rushwick: Richard Palmer
Richard Whiteacre: Donald Pelmear
Kay Chance: Annika Wills
Phoebe: Hilary Mason
Col Rushwick: Colin Douglas
Habbakuk Capstick: John Woodnutt
Capt Lechmere: David Rose
Innkeeper: Joe Greio
Trooper Judgement: Ivor Salter
Trooper Judgement: Roundhead Troopers
Trooper Judgement: Peter Diamond
Trooper Judgement: Denis Cleary
Trooper Judgement: Lesley Crawford

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: Gardening Club: Gardening Club Garden

The first look at the new Gardening Club Garden
How bad are your gardening problems? How 'impossible' are your weeds and hedges and neglect? No worse than these!
Percy Thrower, Geoffrey Collins and Ted Willes start the tough struggle to get order out of chaos-in a two-year plan.
Sequences include weed control, tree clearing, hedge cutting, use of mechanical tools
Filmed by the BBC Midland Region Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Geoffrey Collins
Guest: Ted Willes
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: The Net: 1: Tender Job

by Wilfred Greatorex.
A round-the-clock vigil is kept on Britain's ports and airfields by the men of H.M. Immigration Service.
A series of six dramatised documentaries

On a German liner at night in the Solent passengers wait to disembark. Among them is thought to be an undesirable alien. Southampton Immigration Officer Jim Howarth's job is to unmask him. But this is not his only problem...
From the Midlands


Writer: Wilfred Greatorex
Producer: Christopher Barry
Music: Ron Grainer
Film sequences - cameraman: Stewart A. Farnell
Film sequences - editor: Eddy Le Lorrain
Designer: Margaret Peacock

: Seven Against the Sea

A film drama.
Starring Ernest Borgnine
with Ron Foster, William Bramley


Producer: John Champion
Director: Bernard Girard
Cmdr MacHale: Ernest Borgnine
Lieut Robert Durham: Ron Foster
Bosun Ward Gallagher: William Bramley
Willy Moss: Bobby Wright
Christy Christopher: Gary Vinson
Plumber Harris: Steve Harris

: Citizen James: The Hospital

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
With Sydney Tafler
Featuring Douglas Wilmer, Georgina Cookson, Lance Percival, Ronnie Brody, Gordon Phillott, Anna Gilcrist.


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actor]: Douglas Wilmer
[Actress]: Georgina Cookson
[Actor]: Lance Percival
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Gordon Phillott
[Actress]: Anna Gilcrist

: The News

: A Question of Fact

by Wynyard Browne.


Writer: Wynyard Browne
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Paul Gardiner: Robert Hardy
Grace Smith: Ursula Jeans
Rachel Gardiner: Jacqueline Ellis
Arthur Lamb: Oliver Johnston
Charles Trafford: Walter Hudd
Nannie: Susan Richards
Nina Trafford: Nita Moyce

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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