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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 10.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josenna 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 ffilm 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)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Show Jumping

Direct from the Burghley Three-Day Event European Championships
Top International riders compete in the final event of the Burghley Horse Trials.
(to 15.45)


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Picture Time

Stories of old and new friends in pictures.

The adventures of a boxer puppy by Tim.

Mijrri and I
A Russian puppet film about a small boy and his dog.

Animal Sketch Book
Drawn by Ralph Thompson.
An artist's impression of animals washing or grooming themselves. Including crowned crane, wallaby, tigress and cub, ring-tailed lemur and young.

From the West


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Artist (Animal Sketch Book): Ralph Thompson
Presented by (Animal Sketch Book): Winwood Reade

: Gamble for a Throne: 3: Witch of Hangman's Hill

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


Author: Henry Garnett
Adapted by: Barbara S. Harper
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: David Goddard
Jeremy Rushwick: Richard Palmer
Damaris: Katy Wild
First Trooper: Peter Diamond
Second Trooper: Denis Cleary
Stephen Elkin: John Bonney
Innkeeper: Joe Greig
Col Rushwick: Colin Douglas
Phoebe: Hilary Mason
One-Armed Tom: Reginald Barratt
Maid: Barbara Christie
Kay Chance: Annika Wills
Habbakuk Capstick: John Woodnutt
Nicholas Chance: Adrian Brine
Richard Whiteacre: Donald Pelmear

: 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

Percy Thrower with Arthur Billitt (Nottingham)
Early flowering Chrysanthemums
Varieties of the ever popular 'chrysanths' for the keen amateur and the exhibitor
Some successes - and failures - of the present season
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Arthur Billitt
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

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


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

: Headline News

: The Net: 2: A Date with Janie

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.

Something unusual left on an airliner by one of air hostess Janie Campbell's passengers leads to an 'alert' at London Airport. Jim Howarth and other Immigration Officers must find the owner...
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: Charles Carroll

: Mr. Easy

A film comedy.
Starring Fred Astaire
with Joanna Barnes
Wealthy bachelor Andrew Whitbeck, tired of the demands of big business, decides to retire. But he finds that taking it easy can be very hard work.


Director: John Howland
Andrew Whitbeck: Fred Astaire
Sylvia Dorn: Joanna Barnes
Mr Tucker: David White
Phil Millard: George Petrie
Henry: Harold Fong
Ted Morley: Fredd Wayne

: Citizen James: The Play's the Thing

Written by Sid Green and Dick Hills.
Starring Sidney James
with Sydney Tafler
featuring Judith Furse, Julian Orchard, Penny Morrell, Michael Balfour, Johnny Vyvyan, Roger Avon


Writer: Sid Green
Writer: Dick Hills
Incidental Music: Gordon Franks
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Sid James: Sidney James
Charlie Davenport: Sydney Tafler
[Actress]: Judith Furse
[Actor]: Michael Balfour
[Actor]: Johnny Vyvyan
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: The News

: Jealousy

by Louis Verneuil.
Jealousy is based on translations by Eugene Walter and Marius Goring


Author: Louis Verneuil
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: John Jacobs
Germaine: Jill Bennett
Maurice: Keith Baxter

: Sonata

David Oistrakh, violin, and Frida Bauer, piano, play Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Part of a concert given in the Usher Hall


Violinist: David Oistrakh
Pianist: Frida Bauer
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather

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