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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Out of School

What sort of programmes does BBC Television provide for younger children at school? Series for primary schools include A Year in the Country and People of Many Lands, both designed to widen interests and horizons and to stimulate follow-up activity.

12.15 A Year in the Country: Bottles and Bells
A new series designed to encourage local and seasonal studies, not only in country but also in town schools.
A visit to the church to watch the bellringers practising, and a visit to a bell foundry to see how church bells are cast.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
Previously shown in February

12.35 People of Many Lands: Singapore Fishtrappers
A day in the life of the Chinese crew who work on one of the hundreds of fishtraps or Kelongs to be found in the warm and shallow waters off the coast of Singapore.
Introduced by David Kennard.

(to 12.55)


Presenter/producer (A Year in the Country): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year in the Country): F. R. Elwell
Presenter (People of Many Lands): David Kennard
Filmed by (People of Many Lands): Tony Beamish
Filmed by (People of Many Lands): Dr. Ivan Polunin
Film editor (People of Many Lands): John Griffiths
Producer (People of Many Lands): Peggie Broadhead

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and 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 l'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu. IFOR
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Rees Myrfyn Owen
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Living Today

Around and About the Home with Richard Waring.

Using your Loaf
Rosemary McRobert talks to a Master Baker.

In a Town Garden
Fanny Cradock

Making the Best of Yourself
Mrs. Amy Kennedy from Northern Ireland is interviewed by Stella Goddard.

The egg and you
Kenneth J. Robinson

Fashion in Blouses

(to 14.00)


Presenter: Richard Waring
Interviewer (Using your Loaf): Rosemary McRobert
Item presenter (In a Town Garden): Fanny Cradock
Interviewee (Making the Best of Yourself): Mrs. Amy Kennedy
Interviewer (Making the Best of Yourself): Stella Goddard
Item presenter (The egg and you): Kenneth J. Robinson
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Producer: Joyce Bullen

: The Apple Tree with the Golden Fruit

Another chance to see the film from Hungary.
The animals in the wood are baffled when the apple tree they plant produces nasty sour apples. They call the children of the village in to help. Will it now bear golden apples?
The story told by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Deaf Children

with George Ogilvie and Julian Chagrin who tell some stories in mime.
One of the stories is a competition. George and Julian act some words. You must guess the words whose end letters form another word. Send your answers to: For Deaf Children, [address removed]
Introduced by Joan Turner.


Mime: George Ogilvie
Mime: Julian Chagrin
Presenter: Joan Turner
Presented by: Pat Dowling

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Aspel.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: The 625 Show

Introduced by Jimmy Young.
with The Cadets, Yvonne Marsh, The Malcolm Price Trio, Unit Four, Tino Valdi


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Band: The Cadets
Dancer: Yvonne Marsh
Musicians: The Malcolm Price Trio
Band: Unit Four
Singer: Tino Valdi
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Susan Spence
Production: Albert Stevenson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Jack Gold
Associate producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Associate producer: Dennis Edwards
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Gordon Watkins

: Headline News

: Compact: A Question of Age

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.
Mark and Bruce decide to give Mr. Simms an ultimatum, but their interview with him ends unexpectedly. Valerie finds out the truth about Tony, and Miss Fraser tells a white lie!


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Celia Randall: Rachel Gurney
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Mark: Gareth Davies
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Alice Best: June Monkhouse
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Iris: Louise Dunn
Susan: Sonia Fox
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Stan: Johnny Wade
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklyn
Mr Simms: Terence de Marney

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: Anthony Chivers
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Story Editor: Robert Stuart
This Is Your Life theme composed by: James Turner
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: The Defenders: The Poltergeist

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest stars, Mary Astor and Patrick O'Neal
The Prestons are among the guests at a weekend house-party on an isolated island when the host is mysteriously murdered.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Flora Goode: Mary Astor
Jackson Dark: Patrick O'Neal

: The News

: Overkill: Part 2: The Balance of Hope

Must the arms race go on for ever?
Is there a real chance of banning the bomb?
Is world disarmament a mirage?
In the Age of Overkill, enough nuclear weapons are poised for action to annihilate mankind several times over.
Alun Gwynne Jones, Defence Correspondent of The Times looks at the prospects for halting the arms race and examines what hope there really is of an effective beginning to disarmament.
See page 25


Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Interviewer in the United States: Hedley Bull
Film editor: Keith Latham
Producer: David Wheeler

: International Concert Hall

Wanda Wilkomirska plays Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Fryderyk Sadowski
Conductor, Witold Rowicki
The programme also includes Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe: Second Suite
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
See page 25


Violinist: Wanda Wilkomirska
Musicians: The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Fryderyk Sadowski
[Orchestra] conductor: Witold Rowicki
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Late Night News

: The Final Conflict

Roger Delgado reads from the New English Bible.
Luke: 22, 1-34


Reader: Roger Delgado

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