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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/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Newyddion

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

: Can Mewn Pryd

Cerddoriaeth i'ch difyrru wrth eich cinio gyda
Cor Ysgol Alun yr Wyddgrug COrfeistr, Brian Hughes a Pedwarawd Colin Jones
Y cyflwyno gan Lisabeth Miles Y cynhyrchu gan Alwyn Jones
A Song in Time
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Cor Ysgol Alun
Unknown: Brian Hughes
Unknown: Pedwarawd Colin Jones

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Rubovia: Bees and Bellows

by Gordon Murray.
Another chance to see Bees and Bellows
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: Pamela Binns
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Voices: Roy Skelton
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: Snakes and Chameleons

A second showing of Snakes and Chameleons

Snakes play an important part in the wild life of East Africa; they hunt small mammals and birds and are themselves hunted by mongooses.
Chameleons are the acknowledged masters of camouflage in the animal world. Lizard-like creatures, they have eyes which move independently and their tongues are as long as their entire bodies.
From the West


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: 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 625 Show

in which Jimmy Young introduces The Gaybelles, Myrna Robertson, The Young Ones, Ray Fell, Terry Burton, The Peter Crawford Trio
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North


Presenter: Jimmy Young
Dancers: The Gaybelles
Performer: Myrna Robertson
Performers: The Young Ones
Comedian: Ray Fell
Singer: Terry Burton
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Designer: Jimmie Caffrey
Producer: Barney Colehan

: All Sorts to Make a World: Art For Whose Sake?

with David Dimbleby
A series of five programmes about the people who make up the world of Britain 1963.
This week: Art For Whose Sake?
From the Royal Academy School of Art, London.


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Production assistant: Kenneth Shepheard
Producer: Humphrey Fisher

: Headline News

: Compact: A Mystery Solved

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Geoffrey is told about Vie Vandervell. Barry follows a tip-off and discovers the secret of Marmot James.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Julia Oman
Costume Supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Bill Duncalf
Susan: Sonia Fox
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Barry Sothern: Robin Hawdon
Mark: Gareth Davies
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Alison: Betty Cooper
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Linda: Sandra Skermer
Harry Tempest: Peter Fontaine
Film commentator: Leslie Mitchell
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mrs Randall: Noel Hood
Geoffrey: Edward Evans
Tim: Scot Finch
Alan: Basil Moss

: Hugh and I: A Sink of Iniquity

A comedy series by John Chapman.
Starring Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd
with Wallas Eaton, Vi Stevens, Patricia Hayes, Jack Haig, Mollie Sugden, Jill Curzon, Jerry Verno, Dorothy Darke, Darroll Richards and Deryck Guyler


Writer: John Chapman
Incidental music: Wally Stott
Design: Raymond Cusick
Producer: David Croft
Terry: Terry Scott
Hugh: Hugh Lloyd
Mrs. Scott: Vi Stevens
Mrs. Wormold: Patricia Hayes
Arthur Wormold: Jack Haig
Mrs. Crispin: Mollie Sugden
Norma Crispin: Jill Curzon
Removal Man: Jerry Verno
Woman on Street: Dorothy Darke
Removal Man: Darroll Richards
Police Sergeant: Deryck Guyler

: The Defenders: Judgment Eve

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed

A murder trial is seen in retrospect through the eyes of the twelve jurors who are trying to reach a verdict.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The News

: The House Under the Sea

Commander Cousteau and Tele-Hachette present The House Under the Sea
The extraordinary story of Claude Wesly and Albert Falco who last year lived and worked for a week under the sea.
Their home was a specially constructed 'house' to which they returned each evening after working on the sea bed as builders or fish farmers.


Subject: Claude Wesly
Subject: Albert Falco
Camera: Pierre Goupil
Camera: Gilbert Duhalde
Film editor: Georges Duguy
Film editor: Marie-Frangoise Hochet

: Phakavali: Dancers of Thailand

with the Pi-Phat Orchestra
Introduced by Saisvasdi Svasti.


Dancers: Phakavali
Musicians: The Pi-Phat Orchestra
Presenter: Saisvasdi Svasti
Producer: Patricia Foy

: The Sky at Night: The Active Moon

It used to be thought that the moon had been a dead world for millions of years. Now Russian observers have reported traces of volcanic activity in two craters.
Patrick Moore discusses the evidence with Dr. T. M. Sugden, F.R.S. and considers how it affects theories of the moon's present state.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr. T. M. Sugden
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News Extra

The latest news with the focus on the main stories of the day.

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