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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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)

: 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
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Let's Go!

A programme from the Television Theatre, bringing to your screen some of the new faces in entertainment today.
Alex Macintosh introduces The Martin Lukins Accordion Orchestra, The Camp School Dance Group, The Barron Knights.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Musicians: The Martin Lukins Accordion Orchestra
Dancers: The Camp School Dance Group
Comedy band: The Barron Knights
Orchestra under the direction of: Edwin Braden
Designer: Darrol Blake
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: For Deaf Children


Tony Kitten at the Circus
A story in pictures.
Drawn by Pat Harrison with music by Winifred Taylor.

Your Cat
John and Mary Holmes help you to look after your cat.

And Bernard Bragg tells the story of 'Noah' in mime.
An American recording from the series 'The Quiet Man' broadcast by KQED California.

Introduced by Edwin Denton.


Artist (Tony Kitten at the Circus): Pat Harrison
Pianist/music (Tony Kitten at the Circus): Winifred Taylor
Item presenter (Your Cat): John Holmes
Item presenter (Your Cat): Mary Holmes
Mime artist: Bernard Bragg
Presenter: Edwin Denton
Producer: Ursula Eason

: The News

: Town and Around

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

Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree)

: David Niven: A Film Profile

A second showing of A Film Profile
Introduced by Duff Newton.
David Niven is one of the British actors who have become stars both in this country and in Hollywood. In this programme he talks light-heartedly about his career and about some of his best-known films.
With scenes from: Wuthering Heights, The Way Ahead, The Guns of Navarone, Separate Tables, Guns of Darkness
Films by courtesy of Regal - International, The Rank Organisation, United Artists, Columbia, and Warner-Pathe


Presenter: Duff Newton
Interviewee: David Niven
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Jenny Johnson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Jenny Johnson
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Gordon Watkins
Assistant editor: Peter Batty
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Out for the Count

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

There is another arrival in Porto Marino. Iris makes several surprising discoveries and directs some rescue operations.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Script associate: Ted Dicks
Music arranged by: Johnnie Spence
Film cameraman: David Prosser
Film editor: Norman Matthews
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Joan Craft
Iris: Louise Dunn
Ian: Ronald Allen
Cesare: Clifford Elkin
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Lois: Dawn Beret
Italian woman: Malya Nappi
Conte Vittorio di Montellore: Michael Ritterman
Maureen: June Murphy
Stefano: Michael Johnson
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Servant: Malcolm Watson

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: Conduct Unbecoming

by A.J. Cronin.
Dramatised by John Keir Cross.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Alan Finlay
Guest star, Iris Russell


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: John Keir Cross
Director: Gerald Blake
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Script editor: Harry Green
Film sequences directed by: Alan Davidson
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Kenneth Ashton
Associate: Graham Stewart
Dr Alan Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Charlie Bell: James Beck
Mrs Bell: Betty Henderson
Miss Malcolm: Iris Russell
Maid: Roberta D'Esti
Sergeant Tanner: Victor Brooks
Bob Fleming: Tom Masson
Small boy: Bobby Bannerman
Sword dancer: Bill Bradley

: Adventure: Balloon to Serengeti

A weekly series of films taken by travellers and explorers on their expeditions throughout the world.
The last leg of their balloon flight across Tanganyika takes Anthony Smith, Douglas Botting, and Alan Root to the Serengeti Reserve.


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

: The Late Night Film: Funfair in the Rain

A sub-titled version of the new Dutch film Kermis in de Regen
A funfair comes to a small town in Holland, and a stolen motor car, a bank robbery, an accidental killing, and a case of mistaken identity lead to the arrest of the right person but on the wrong charge.


Director: Kees Brusse
Freddy Freese: Guido de Moor
Annie Holst: Andrea Domburg
Willy van Os: Andre van Den Heuvel
Wadman: Joris Diels
Miermans: Guus Verstraete
Hans van den Toorn: Wim van Den Heuvel

: Viewpoint: View from Outside

The picture of Britain held by people outside this country is less often the Welfare State or the Affluent Society than the home of social protest and concern for the underdog-the country of Dickens, Wilberforce, Shaftesbury, and Elizabeth Fry. The outsider who comes here with this view may be shocked by what he finds.
Piero Ottone for six years Chief London Correspondent of Corriere della Sera, Milan talks to Ludovic Kennedy.


Interviewee: Piero Ottone
Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Peter Ferres

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather, Road Works Report

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