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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the very young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru

1963 Yr Ymweliad Brenhinol
The visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth to the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales at Llandudno.
The royal guests will watch the solo competition for The Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.
A recording of this morning's ceremony in the National Eisteddfod Pavilion.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Commentator: Alun Williams
TV presentation: Selwyn Roderick

: Newyddion

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

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales: 1963 Llandudno

Welcome To Welsh People from Overseas
Today the Eisteddfod welcomes Welsh people from overseas who are visiting their native country and its festival.
The ceremony described by Alun Williams.
(to 15.00)


Commentator: Alun Williams
Television presentation: Selwyn Roderick

: The Friday Cartoon: Concert

A second chance to see this film from Poland about a bill-poster cat who provides an audience for a mice-concert.

: Tales of the Riverbank: The Musical Box

A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
Uncle Gepetto's birthday present to Roderick produces an unusual problem.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: For Deaf Children

The Fun Train driven by Nickie brings skill and fun.
with The Skating Meteors, Ron Field's Puppets, The Robertis


Presenter: Nickie
Skaters: The Skating Meteors
Puppeteers: Ron Field's Puppets
Tumblers: The Robertis
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Director: Tony Arnold
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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

: Gardening Club

with Percy Thrower
Some ideas for the amateur entering his local Flower and Vegetable Show and Seasonal work in the frame, conservatory, and greenhouse.
From the Midlands


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A further look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Whicker on Top of the World: The Last Frontier

The riproaring past, critical present, and boundless future of this remote outpost... where a Sourdough needs three wives, and there is a ghost slcyscraper on the Arctic Circle... the frozen town where sidewalks clang ana you can look into tomorrow... the London-to-New York railroad... and the tale of those final, fateful twenty-four minutes...
Another chance to see Alan Whicker's report from unknown Alaska.
A Tonight presentation


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Geoff Mulligan
Recordist: Phil Young
Film editor: Norman Carr
Film editor: Mansell Lloyd
Producer: Jack Gold

: Headline News

: Adventure: Mystery on the Desert

Strange lines cut in the stony pampa of South Peru, unique outlines of birds and animals each covering many acres, a mummified body, beautifully preserved pots. Three young English explorers attempt to solve the puzzle of these relics of an ancient civilisation.
Commentary written by Jacquetta Hawkes and spoken by Patrick Wymark.


Writer: Jacquetta Hawkes
Narrator: Patrick Wymark
Filmed by: Tony Morrison
Filmed by: Mark Howell
Film editor: Larry Toft
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Days of Glory

Introduced by June Allyson.
and starring Charles Boyer, Suzanne Pleshette


Presenter: June Allyson
Director: Marc Daniels
Carlos Morell: Charles Boyer
Marta Van Meer: Suzanne Pleshette
Col Juan Valera: Lloyd Bochner
Col Pepe Campos: John Abbott
Col Marco: Paul Dubov
Uncle: Wolfe Barcell

: More Faces of Jim: A Matter of Empire

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Starring Jimmy Edwards
with June Whitfield and Ronnie Barker


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Bill McGuffie
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Production: Douglas Moodie
Sir James Chubb: Jimmy Edwards
Madame Soo: June Whitfield
George Butters, M.P.: Ronnie Barker
Tonight Interviewer: Alex MacIntosh
Servant to the Governor: Walter Randall
Girl of the Teahouse: Clovissa Newcomme
Girl of the Teahouse: Angela Van Breda
Girl of the Teahouse: Lina Marco
Girl of the Teahouse: Monica Greenwood
Palanquin Bearers and Officials: Charles Fisher
Palanquin Bearers and Officials: Brian Fisher
Palanquin Bearers and Officials: Terry Pointon
Palanquin Bearers and Officials: Paul Sparkes

: The News

: International Film Season presenting from Russia: Resurrection: Part 2

A film with English sub-titles from the novel by Leo Tolstoy.

Starring Tamara Syomina as Katerina Maslova and Yevgeni Matveyev as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudo.


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Director: Mikhail Shveitzer
Katerina Maslova: Tamara Syomina
Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudo: Yevgeni Matveyev

: News Extra

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

: Y Genedlaethol

'Yn yr adroddiad hwyrol olaf o'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Llandudno fe fydd Uned Heddiw yn cynnwys yn eu rhaglen gystadleuaeth y Rhuban Glas, Seremoni Croesawu 'r Cymry ar Wasgar, a chyfraniadau o'r
Babell Len a'r maes
Y cyflwyno gan Ednyfed Davies
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.42)

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