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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for schools throughout the year.

12.15 Signpost: Our New House: Planning the Decorations
A series which runs throughout the year and which is designed for children between nine and eleven years old in primary schools.

Christopher Trace introduces the Brown family. Now they are thinking about the inside of the house and how to make it comfortable.
Previously shown in February 1962

12.35 Merry-Go-Round: Castle Adventure
A new series of programmes which has been prepared for children of seven to nine years in primary schools.
Written and produced by Michael Gill.

Introduced by Tim Gudgin.

An exploration of the battlements and dungeons of Edinburgh Castle and of its associations, past and present, with soldiering and deeds of action.
Previously shown in January

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Signpost): Christopher Trace
Producer (Signpost): Carol Goodman
Also taking part (Signpost): John Crocker
Also taking part (Signpost): Edward Evans
Also taking part (Signpost): Jennifer Kennedy
Also taking part (Signpost): Peter Craze
Also taking part (Signpost): Adrienne Poster
Writer/producer (Merry-Go-Round): Michael Gill
Presenter (Merry-Go-Round): Tim Gudgin
Film cameraman (Merry-Go-Round): John Turner
Film editor (Merry-Go-Round): Malcolm James

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Perspective on The Public Face

Everyone achieves a 'public face'. The famous have one thrust upon them. What truth lies behind it? Is it always a mask? What happens if the protection is removed?
Included in this programme are: Coco the Clown, Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P., Rene MacColl, Bruce Seton, Feliks Topolski, Susan Warburton, Gaston Berlemont.
Interviewers, Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire
Previously shown on April 26, 1962


Guest: Coco the Clown (Nicolai Poliakoff)
Guest: Gerald Nabarro
Guest: Bruce Seton
Guest: Feliks Topolski
Guest: Susan Warburton
Guest: Gaston Berlemont
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Racing from Cheltenham

2.15 The Peter O'Sullevan Steeplechase (Division 1) two miles

2.50 The Clive Graham Four-year-old Handicap Hurdle two miles, 100 yards

3.25 The Daily Express Steeplechase two-and-a-half miles

4.0 The Evening Standard Hurdle Race two miles. 100 yards

Each race is a sweepstakes with 1,000 sovereigns added.

(to 16.05)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Commentator: Peter Montague-Evans
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber and Double or Drop.
Music by The Bert Hayes Octet


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Musicians: The Bert Hayes Octet
Designer: Gillian Preston
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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 Kilt is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances with Jim McLeod and his Band, Duncan Robertson (Accompanist, Julian Dawson) Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers,
Eleanor Leith, The Glasgow Phoenix Choir (Conductor, Peter Mooney) and the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
Introduced by Ian Wallace.
From Scotland


Musicians: Jim McLeod and his Band
Singer: Duncan Robertson
Pianist/accompanist: Julian Dawson
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The Deeside Dancers
Singer: Eleanor Leith
Singers: The Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Choir conductor: Peter Mooney
Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Presenter: Ian Wallace
Designer: Sheila Toye
Producer: Alan Rees

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, 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: Tangled Web

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark solves the mystery of the Dick Turpin figure and Stan gets a steady job at last. Some members of the Compact staff are involved in varying degrees of deception which result in shocks all round.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Archie Clark
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Paddy Russell
Mark: Gareth Davies
Alan: Basil Moss
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Celia Randall: Rachel Gurney
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Stan: Johnny Wade
Karen: Stephanie Beaumont
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Susan: Sonia Fox
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
Doug Beatty: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Ann: Wendy Ascott
Iris: Louise Dunn
Mr Brockman: Derek Aylward
Lord Keane: Ian Colin
Diana Fielding: Elizabeth Wallace
Mrs Patterson: Dorothy Gordon

: Sykes and a Pub

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Norman Mitchell, Brian Rawlinson, David Lander, Erik Chitty, Jack Stewart, Howard Douglas, Ian Wilson, Barney Gilbraith, Ray Browne
See page 41


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie Sykes: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Norman Mitchell
[Actor]: Brian Rawlinson
[Actor]: David Lander
[Actor]: Erik Chitty
[Actor]: Jack Stewart
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Ian Wilson
[Actor]: Barney Gilbraith
[Actor]: Ray Browne

: Moonstrike: Unwelcome Guest

by Robert Barr.
The special squadrons needed moonlight to fly into occupied countries on their secret operations.

An injured agent is taken to a lonely farm and a new set of troubles begin.
See page 42


Writer: Robert Barr
Director: Roger Jenkins
Designer: John Cooper
Film Sequences - Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film Sequences - Editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Championship Finals of the London Amateur Boxing Association

Champions from the London Divisions and from the Home Counties compete for London Area titles and semi-final places in the National Championships at Wembley on April 26.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the Finals direct from the Royal Albert Hall.
See page 42


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Gallery

with Alun Gwynne Jones
A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: The Final Conflict

Roger Delgado reads from the New English Bible.
Luke: 22. 66-71; 23. 1-26


Reader: Roger Delgado

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