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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams 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

During each week of term time the BBC provides twenty-seven transmissions directed to schools and technical colleges. Today's programmes are just two examples of series planned for secondary schools.

12.15 Science and Life: Men and Microbes: The Body's Defence System
A series designed to bring unusual illustrations to the classroom and to widen the school syllabus.
The body has more than one way of dealing with invaders. Some defence mechanisms act as barriers; others deal with microbes that have got inside.
Introduced by David Gall.
Previously shown in January

12.35 Looking at the United States: The Industrial Heart
A series specially shot in the United States by the BBC School Film Unit.
The industrial region to the south-east of the Great Lakes has been described as 'the busiest workshop in the world... the Black Country of North America'.
Previously shown in January 1962

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Science and Life): David Gall
Film editor (Science and Life): Jesse Palmer
Producer (Science and Life): Michael Totton
Producer (Looking at the United States): Tim Slessor

: 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 cyfiwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, Ifor REES
Y golygydd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


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

: The News

: Perspective on The Bath

Are We a Clean Nation?
Frank Allaun, M.P., Reginald Johnson Secretary of the Public Health Inspectors' Association, A Medical Officer of Health, An American Doctor

Shower versus Wallow
International outlook

Koko Tsuji, Sushila Padfield, John Visapaa

Baths Remembered
Anthony Carson, C. Gordon Glover

Introduced by Leonard Maguire.
Interviewers, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall

(to 14.00)


Interviewee (Are We a Clean Nation?): Frank Allaun
Interviewee (Are We a Clean Nation?): Reginald Johnson
Interviewee (Are We a Clean Nation?): A Medical Officer of Health [name uncredited]
Interviewee (Are We a Clean Nation?): An American Doctor [name uncredited]
Interviewee (Shower versus Wallow): Koko Tsuji
Interviewee (Shower versus Wallow): Sushila Padfield
Interviewee (Shower versus Wallow): John Visapaa
Interviewee (Baths Remembered): Anthony Carson
Interviewee (Baths Remembered): C. Gordon Glover
Presenter: Leonard Maguire
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Director: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Playbox

opened by Eamonn Andrews assisted by Tony Hart.

Brief Cases
by Michael Meath.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship Final: Northern Ireland v. West of England
Presentation of the Playbox Trophies by Owen Reed, O.B.E., Head of Children's Programmes BBC Television


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Presenter/artist: Tony Hart
Award presenter: Owen Reed
Producer: John Furness
Writer (Brief Cases): Michael Meath
Barrington Blizard, Q.C.: Wensley Pithey
Jeremy Fosdyke: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dr Max Newberg: Carl Bernard

: 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

: The Kilt is My Delight

A programme of Scottish songs and dances.
with Jim McLeod and his Band, Helen Brown (Accompanist, Julian Dawson), Bobby Watson, The Deeside Dancers, The Barrhead Philomel Singers (Conductor, Mina Forrest) and the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
Introduced by Ian Wallace.
From Scotland


Musicians: Jim McLeod and his Band
Singer: Helen Brown
Pianist/accompanist: Julian Dawson
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancers: The Deeside Dancers
Singers: The Barrhead Philomel Singers
Singers conductor: Mina Forrest
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 The Countrymen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
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

: Compact: Sent to Coventry

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Anthea once more finds herself very unpopular; Mrs. Patterson visits the country and receives a very attractive offer; and Mark Viccars brings matters to a head between himself and Edmund Bruce.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Derek Dodd
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Hugh Munro
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Loulse Dunn
Valerie: Lyn Ashley
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Doug: Lawrence James
Mrs Patterson: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs Tolchard: Gwynne Whitby
Ron Patterson: Lindsay Scott-Patton
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tony: Norman Florence
Susan: Sonia Fox
Diana Fielding: Elizabeth Wallace
Mark: Gareth Davies
Celia Randall: Rachel Gurney
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay

: Moonstrike: Round Trip

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

A 'lucky' escape lands an agent in prison. When he is released can he be trusted?


Writer: Allan Prior
Director: Richard Stevens
Designer: Paul Bernard
Film sequences - cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - editor: John House
Producer: Gerard Glaister

: Here's Harry: The Long Night

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
A second showing of The Long Night
Starring Harry Worth
with William Mervyn, Geoffrey Hibbert, Patrick Connor, Patrick Newell, Graham Ashley, Jean Marlow, Tony Melody, Leslie Clark
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: William Mervyn
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Patrick Connor
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: Graham Ashley
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Leslie Clark
Announcer: Roger Moffat

: The News

: The Good Old Days 1953-1963

The tenth anniversary production of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds.
Denny Willis, Dashingly demented
Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Aristocratically articulate
Shirley Sands, Vivaciously vocal
Kerwich, Aerial artistry
Enrico Giacomini, The Voice of Italy
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Comedian: Denny Willis
Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singer: Shirley Sands
Aerialist: Kerwich
Singer: Enrico Giacomini
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.
Should Parliament be reformed? Is it adequate for the 1960s?
These are the questions that will be answered in this special edition.
Appearing in the programme are:
The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod, M.P., Leader of the House of Commons and Chairman of the Conservative Party and The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P. Chief Opposition Whip
Introduced by Alun Gwynne Jones.


Guest: The Rt. Hon. Iain MacLeod
Guest: The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden
Presenter: Alun Gwynne Jones
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Production assistant: Ian Martin
Production assistant: Anthony Whitby
Producer: John Grist

: Viewpoint: Afflicted One

Written and produced by Vernon Sproxton.
A filmed exposition of the life and thought of a Frenchwoman who has been described variously as prophet, psychopath, religious masochist, and saint Simone Well.
with Gustave Thibon, Fr. J. M. Perrin, Jacques Redon, Maurice Schumann, Leslie Paul

A second showing of the film that won the top award in the documentary section of the 1963 International Catholic Festival of Radio and Television at Monte Carlo.


Writer/producer: Vernon Sproxton
Speaker: Gustave Thibon
Speaker: Father J.M. Perrin
Speaker: Jacques Redon
Speaker: Maurice Schumann
Speaker: Leslie Paul
Voice: Margaret Tyzack
Voice: Brewster Mason
Narrator: R. T. Brooks
Film editor: Joseph Sterling
Sound: Robert Saunders

: Late Night News

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