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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 younger children? The series for primary schools includes Signpost and A Year in the Country, both designed to stimulate activity and widen interests and horizons.

12.15 Signpost: The Fifteenth Century: Fighting Men
Hugh Ross Williamson introduces a knight and an archer and explains how they fought at the Battle of Agincourt.
Previously shown in November 1962

12.35 A Year in the Country: The Coming of Spring
Frogs croaking and spawning in the pond, rooks building their nests, and bees collecting pollen from early flowers are among the signs that spring is arriving.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
Previously shown in March

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Signpost): Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer (Signpost): Felicity Kinross
Presenter (A Year in the Country): Eric Simms
Producer (A Year in the Country): F. R. Elwell

: 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 I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu. Ifor
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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 ideas in the arts entertainment and the world at large with David Jacobs.
(to 14.00)


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

: The Pigeon Rescue: Part 1

The story of Elias the Shrimpfisher.
A film from Norway in two parts.

An unusual visitor comes to a lonely island in southern Norway and makes friends with the boy and girl who live there.
Commentary spoken by Wensley Pithey.


Narrator: Wensley Pithey
English version written and presented by: Peggy Miller

: Hobbies Club: Model Theatres: 5: The Performance

Barrie Edgar tells you about the history of Juvenile Drama plays, explains how a script is used, and demonstrates how to set about giving a performance.
Douglas Heap talks about sound effects and how to make them.
Finally, Barrie and Douglas, assisted by Jenny Pennell, show you a performance in the Hobbies Club model theatre.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Presenter: Douglas Heap
Assisted by: Jenny Pennell
Research: Brenda Dean
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: The News

: Town and Around

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: 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 The Countrymen.


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
Band: The Countrymen
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: First Semi-Final

County Grammar School for Boys, Woking v. Boys of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution
A nation-wide general knowledge contest between schools.


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

: Z Cars: The Birds of the Air

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

Only when the birds have flown does Z Victor One get called to the Atlantic Hotel; so Chief Inspector Barlow has to set snares.


Writer: Keith Dewhurst
Director: Leonard Chase
Designer: Stanley Morris
Film sequences - cameraman: Charles Lagus
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:

Soccer: The Team Who Shocked a Continent
A close-up of Dundee, the Scottish champions, who have reached the Semi-finals of the European Cup.

Greyhound Racing
The second heat of the £3,000 Greyhound Television Trophy of 1963 from Monmore Green Stadium Wolverhampton.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator (Greyhound Racing): Harry Carpenter
Editor: Phil Pilley
Assistant editor: Lawrie Higgins
Senior film editor: Alan Tetzner
Presented by: Alec Weeks

: The News

: Your Life in their Hands: Pacing the Heart

This is a new surgical technique where electronic devices, pacemakers, are sewn into the body to control the beating of the heart in patients whose normal heart-beat is affected by disease.
From St. George's Hospital, London.
Last programme in the present series


Producer: Peter Bruce
Executive producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Crisis in 114

A film drama.
Starring Everett Sloane

Seller, a wealthy arrogant man, encourages his spoilt son Tommy to scorn the ordinary rules of good behaviour. But when the boy deliberately tries to wreck the career of a schoolmaster he dislikes, Seller is forced to re-examine his own standard of values.


Mr Seller: Everett Sloane
Mr Pritchett: Don Haggerty
Tommy Seller: Bill Tennant
Mrs Seller: Mary Alan Hokanson

: One from One-Thirty: Living Today

Around and About the Home with John Anthony.
First shown on Tuesday

10.15-10.45 Arena: a debate-Building societies have no taste in building and no faith in society
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.15-10.45 Scan: life in the Midlands introduced by Michael Barratt.
(Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree)


Presenter (Living Today): John Anthony
Producer (Living Today): Joyce Bullen
Presenter (Scan): Michael Barratt

: The Sky at Night: Exploding Stars

Patrick Moore talks about the exploding star or nova in the constellation of Hercules which was recently discovered by an amateur astronomer in Sweden, and discusses the sequence of events which leads to these tremendous celestial catastrophes.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Late Night News

: Credaf: 1: Yr Annibynwyr

Cyfres yn trafod y gwahaniaethau rhwng y gwahanol enwadau
Yn siarad dros yr enwad
Y Prifathro Gwilym Bowyer Y cynhyrchu gan Aled Vaughan
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.47)


Unknown: Gwilym Bowyer
Unknown: Aled Vaughan

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