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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.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Newyddion

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

: Can Mewn Pryd

Cerddoriaeth i'ch difyrru wrth eich cinio gyda
Cantorion Alcwyn Novella Banjamin
Olwen Lewis
Cyfeilydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan Rhiannon Hoddinott
Y cynhyrchu gan Moelfryn Harries

(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Rhiannon Hoddinott
Unknown: Moelfryn Harries

: Headline News

: State Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen of the Hellenes

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh with other members of the Royal Family welcome their guests at Victoria Station, London

Scene described by Richard Dimbleby


Commentary: Richard Dimbleby
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Third Test Match

A visit to the County Ground Edgbaston, on the last day of the match.
(to 13.35)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Denis Compton
TV presentation: Philip Lewis

: Cricket: England v. West Indies: Third Test Match

A further visit to Edgbaston.
(to 16.15)

: Rubovia: Chickweed Wine

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Chickweed Wine
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/Puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: Around our Garden

A second showing of Around our Garden
Ridgeback dogs, ground squirrels, whydahs or 'widow birds', bulbuls and a variety of lesser creatures, including a persevering ant, are among the animals which Armand and Michaela Denis keep in the garden of their Kenya home.
From the West


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: 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 Embers, Paul Fox and Ann, Melville James, Mary Martel, The Thames City Jazz Band, David Young
[BBC recording]
(David Young appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Co. Ltd.)


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Embers
Jugglers: Paul Fox and Ann
Performer: Melville James
Performer: Mary Martel
Musicians: The Thames City Jazz Band
Performer: David Young
Music: Edwin Braden
Design: Susan Spence
Production: Albert Stevenson

: All Sorts to Make a World: The Mass Producers

With David Dimbleby
A series of five programmes about the people who make up the world of Britain 1963.
This week: The Mass Producers
From the Cotton Mills of Ashton Bros. and Co. Ltd. Hyde, near Manchester


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Production assistant: Peter Bruce
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Headline News

: Compact: Back to Work

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark returns from his holiday to find trouble awaiting him, and David Rome meets two unexpected problems - both feminine.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Richard Hunt
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin
Susan: Sonia Fox
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Mark: Gareth Davies
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Barry Sothern: Robin Hawdon
Miss Fraser: Christine Lindsay
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Iris: Louise Dunn
Rose Petrie: Hazel Penwarden
Rosemary: Jackie Lenya
Tim: Scot Finch
Alison: Betty Cooper
Doug: Lawrence James

: Hugh and I: Where There's a Will

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Jack Haig, Mollie Sugden and Enid Lorimer


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Mr. Crispin: Wallas Eaton
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Arthur Wormold: Jack Haig
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Auntie Maude: Enid Lorimer

: The Defenders: The Colossus

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Guest star, Leo Genn

A scientist whose research may save thousands of lives is accused of murder.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Dr. Morton Chaney: Leo Genn

: The News

: Orchestra to the Orient

The London Symphony Orchestra in Japan
Conducted by Pierre Monteux, Antal Dorati, Georg Solti
Recently the L.S.O. completed the first tour of Japan ever made by a British orchestra, a gruelling schedule of fifteen concerts in five towns in three weeks. The Japanese described their visit as a triumph and a revelation.
A Monitor presentation


Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Pierre Monteux
[Orchestra] conducted by: Antal Dorati
[Orchestra] conducted by: Georg Solti
Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Sound recordist: Sydney Spence
Film editor: Derek Trimby
Director: David Attenborough

: Bookstand

In tonight's edition:

The Legend of Greece
Patrick Leigh Fermor author of Mani, The Traveller's Tree and The Violins of St. Jacques talks to Peter Duval Smith.

Perception and Politics
Maurice Edelman, M.P. who wrote The Minister and The Fratricides comments on his own work in relation to The Great Gatsby.

Laughter and Panic
The novels of Nathanael West discussed by Frank Kermode and Andrew Sinclair.


Interviewee (The Legend of Greece): Patrick Leigh Fermor
Interviewer (The Legend of Greece): Peter Duval Smith
Item presenter (Perception and Politics): Maurice Edelman
Panellist (Laughter and Panic): Frank Kermode
Panellist (Laughter and Panic): Andrew Sinclair
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: News Extra

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