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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Out of School

What sort of programmes does BBC Television provide for secondary schools and for young people continuing their education part-time in technical colleges? Today's programmes are just two examples of the twenty-seven transmissions directed to schools and technical colleges each week of term time.

12.15 Going to Work: Nursing
A series on careers and on the situations likely to face young people when they first start work.

Introduced by Peter West.
Pamela is a State Enrolled Nurse at a hospital in Durham. How did she join, and what was her training like?
Previously shown in October 1962

12.35 Engineering Science: Stress and Strain
A series designed for students in technical colleges.

A programme about the effect of forces on materials.
Introduced by Gordon Severn.
Previously shown in December 1962

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Film cameraman (Going to Work): John Turner
Sound recordist (Going to Work): William Searle
Film editor (Going to Work): John Griffiths
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Montagnon
Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymheil ac yn agoa Drwy ffilm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cyfnru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, IFOR
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Wednesday Magazine

Keep in touch with likely people and lively ideat In the arts, entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.
See page 33
(to 14.00)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Production assistant: Iris Furlong
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: Picture Time

The Little Giraffe
A cartoon film from Poland.
The story of a baby toy rubber giraffe.

The Simple Life
The story of a family of water rata.
told by Antony Bilbow.


Story and pictures (The Simple Life): Gwen White
Narrator (The Simple Life): Antony Bilbow

: Hobbies Club: Model Theatres: 4: The Characters

Barrie Edgar tells you about the history of juvenile drama characters and shows you some of the ways in which you can use them.
Douglas Heap shows you how to make your own characters for the Hobbies Club model theatre.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Presenter: Douglas Heap
Research: Brenda Dean
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: That's the Style: Football

Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.

Chelsea Football Club has been the home of many of our finest players. Among their present stars is England player Frank Blunstone, seen in action. Their manager, former Arsenal and Scotland captain, Tommy Docherty, demonstrates various techniques.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Footballer: Frank Blunstone
Coach: Tommy Docherty
Editor: Lawrie Higgins
Presented by: Richard Tilling

: 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

: Barn Dance

A country-style get-together.
with Steve Benbow, The Barry Sisters, The Ian Campbell Folk Group, The Stanwix Dancers, The John Peel Dancers
Music by Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
Your host, Roger Moffat
From the North


Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Band: The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Dancers: The Stanwix Dancers
Dancers: The John Peel Dancers
Directed and called by: Bill Cain
Musicians: Billy Miller and the Cheviot Ranters
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: John Ammonds

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Spring Series: Heat 4

Cardiff High School for Boys v. Grammar School for Girls, Weston-super-Mare
A nation-wide general knowledge contest between schools.


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: David Dimbleby
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Question setter: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Outside Broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Editor: Joan Clark
Executive Producer: Innes Lloyd

: Z Cars: The Peterman

by Allan Prior.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

One big bump in the night and the hunt for the safebreakers is on. But the safebreakers are hunting too-for the expert.
See page 33


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Film sequences - cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film sequences - editor: Ian Callaway
Script editor: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
presenting News-Action-Personalities
Tonight's edition includes:

Boxing: Frankie ('The Tiger') Taylor Lancaster v. Lennie ('The Lion') Williams Maesteg
The fight everyone has been waiting for-the clash between two of Britain's most promising young featherweights.
A recording of last night's fight at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Television Trophy
The first heat of the £3,000 Greyhound Television Trophy of 1963 from the Harringay Stadium, London.
See page 33


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Frankie ('The Tiger') Taylor
Boxer: Lennie ('The Lion') Williams
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation (Boxing): A. P. Wilkinson
Commentator (The Television Trophy): Peter Montague-Evans
Television presentation (The Television Trophy): Bill Wright
Programme edited by: Ronnie Noble
Programme edited by: Leslie Kattley
Assistant editor: Phil Pilley
Presented by: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Your Life in their Hands: Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers

Many of us know people with ulcers of this kind. This programme shows the operation which some of them may have to undergo if medical treatment fails to relieve their symptoms.
From the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Two in the Bush: The Attic of the World

Gerald Durrell introduces The Attic of the World

Australia has some of the world's most curious animals. Some, like the kangaroos, are causing concern to sheep farmers, and Gerald and Jacquie Durrell visit a New South Wales sheep farm to see the problem for themselves. They then find out how scientists are studying the problem, and see the most exciting event of their whole tour-the birth of a kangaroo.
From the West


Presenter: Gerald Durrell
Presenter: Jacquie Durrell
Photographed by: Jim Saunders
Editor: Paul Khan
Music arranged by: Sidney Sager
Sound mixer: George Pagan
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: One from One-Thirty: Table Talk

An evening edition.
Seven people meet for supper in the studio. They say what they like about events and decisions that concern or amuse them.

10.20-10.50 Arena: a debate-British builders are not fit to build houses

(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.20-10.50 Scan: life in the Midlands.

10.20-10.50 Farming Club for East Anglia
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Producer: Richard Francis

: Late Night News

: The Final Conflict

Roger Delgado reads from the New English Bible.
Luke: 22, 39-68


Reader: Roger Delgado

: Cyfoes

Rhifyn arbennig ar ddatblygiad Radicaliaeth gyda
Y Gwir Anrhydeddus James Griffiths , A.s.
Yr Athro J. R. Jones a W. H. Mainwaring
Y cyflwyno gan Ednyfed Davies a Gwilym Prys Davies
Y cynhyrchu gan ALED VAUGHAN
Contemporary: a special edition on the development of radicalism.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.52)


Unknown: Gwir Anrhydeddus
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: H. Mainwaring
Unknown: Ednyfed Davies
Unknown: Gwilym Prys Davies

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