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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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
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
Bois y
Blacbord Corfeistr , NOEL JOHN
Anita Williams
Joan Arwyn Evans a Barbara Kemble
Cyfeilydd, Arwel Hughes
Y cyflwyno gan LISABETH MILES Y cynhyrchu gan MOELFRYN HARRIES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Blacbord Corfeistr
Unknown: Noel John
Unknown: Anita Williams
Unknown: Joan Arwyn Evans
Unknown: Barbara Kemble
Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Moelfryn Harries

: Headline News

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

A visit to The Oval on the last day of the match.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
Commentator: Colin Cowdrey
Television presentation: Philip Lewis

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

A further visit to The Oval on the last day of the match.

: Rubovia: Gala Performance

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Gala Performance
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC-tv 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: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: The Herons of Nairobi

A second showing of The Herons of Nairobi

Although it is the big game of Africa which attracts most of the tourists attention, the continent has a wonderful variety of birds. In Nairobi, a colony of herons has chosen to nest close to the railway station. At another heronry, on Lake Victoria, the herons share their nesting site with ibises, spoonbills, and cattle egrets.
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 Ray Alan introduces Liz Laurie, The Manton Brothers, Kay Kendrick, The Corbetts, Kay Garner, Val Doonican.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Singer: Liz Laurie
Dancers: The Manton Brothers
Performer: Kay Kendrick
Band: The Corbetts
Singer: Kay Garner
Singer: Val Doonican
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Designer: Jimmie Caffrey
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
with Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Brian Redhead.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Associate Producer: Jack Gold
Associate Producer: Derrick Amoore
Associate Producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant Editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Compact: On the Run

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris finds herself sheltering a wanted man. Bruce investigates the mystery of the vanishing postboys.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bill Craig
Designer: Julia Oman
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Waris Hussein
David Rome: Vincent Ball
Mitch: Diana Beevers
Iris: Louise Dunn
Paul Constantine: Tony Wright
Detective-Sergeant Birling: Richard Beale
Janet Ellis: Christine Pollon
Mark: Gareth Davies
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Susan: Sonia Fox
Johnny: Huoh Halliday
Tom: John Pike
Terry: Jimmy Ray
Mr Perrett: Clive Swift
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke

: Have You Read This Notice?

A second showing from the Comedy Playhouse series by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
Starring Frankie Howerd
and featuring Bill Kerr, Edwin Apps
with Derek Prentice, Graham Ashley, Claire Collins, Francois Landry, David Gregory, Valerie Stanton


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Graeme Muir
Norman Fox: Frankie Howerd
First Customs Officer: Bill Kerr
Aeroplane Passenger: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Derek Prentice
[Actor]: Graham Ashley
[Actress]: Claire Collins
[Actor]: Francois Landry
[Actor]: David Gregory
[Actress]: Valerie Stanton

: The Defenders: The Poisoned Fruit Doctrine

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Guest star, Stuart Erwin


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Joseph Green: Stuart Erwin

: The News

: The Targa Florio 1963

Stirling Moss takes a spectator's view of the famous road race which is held each year in Sicily and which he knows intimately, having won it in 1955.
Produced for the BBC by Films (Windsor) Ltd.


Narrator: Stirling Moss
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins

: Music in Camera

Introduced by Peter Ebert.
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard


Presenter: Peter Ebert
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: News Extra

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