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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)

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

(to 13.35)

: Swallows and Amazons: 1: Sailing Orders

The story by Arthur Ransome.
Dramatised as a film serial in six episodes by Anthony Steven.
"Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won't drown". So reads the famous telegram from father which launches the Walker children on their holiday adventures in the north of England, aboard the good ship Swallow.
A Windsor Films Production for BBC Television
See page 26


Author: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins
Captain Flint: John Paul
Mrs Walker: Mary Kenton
The Swallows - John Walker: David Lott
The Swallows - Susan Walker: Siobhan Taylor
The Swallows - Kitty Walker: Susan George
The Swallows - Roger Walker: Shane Younger
Baby Walker: Christine Reeve
The Amazons - Nancy Blackitt: Amanda Coxell
The Amazons - Peggy Blackitt: Paula Boyd

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West
See page 26


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: George Inger
Producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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 Margaret Clarke, Johnny Hackett, Joy and Jennifer, Peter Maxwell, Betty Miller.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Performer: Margaret Clarke
Singer: Johnny Hackett
Singers: Joy and Jennifer
Impressionist: Peter Maxwell
Singer: Betty Miller
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Herrmann
Designer: Jimmie Caffrey
Director: Stan Parkinson
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
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Headline News

: Compact: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

One theft is cleared up, and another develops into a serious problem. A schoolgirl disappears-and is unexpectedly found again.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Richard Hunt
Costume supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Gerald Blake
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn
Det-Sgt Birling: Richard Beale
Paul Constantine: Tony Wright
Mark: Gareth Davies
Security Officer: Frank Sieman
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Alison: Betty Cooper
Anthea: Julia Lockwood
David: Vincent Ball
Johnny: Hugh Halliday
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mitch: Diana Bervers

: Benny Hill: Mr. Apollo

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a new series of situation comedies.

This week: Mr. Apollo
featuring Graham Stark, Joan Newell, Yootha Joyce
with Anthea Wyndham, Anna Gilcrist
See page 27


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: John Street
Mr. Apollo: Benny Hill
Norman: Graham Stark
Mrs. Belfry: Joan Newell
Elvira Crudd: Yootha Joyce
[Actress]: Anthea Wyndham
[Actress]: Anna Gilcrist

: Back Bay Romance

A film drama.
Starring Joanne Woodward, Raymond Massey
with Ann Harding and Arthur Franz

George Apley, the aristocratic head of an old and respected Boston family, finds his standard of values challenged when his daughter falls in love with a reactionary University lecturer and his son courts a girl from the wrong tide of town.


Director: Jules Bricken
George Apley: Raymond Massey
Eleanor Apley: Joanne Woodward
Mrs Apley: Ann Harding
Howard Boulder: Arthur Franz

: Mr. Magoo: Magoo's Young Manhood

Magoo recalls his college days and his adventures in the theatre.

: The News

: A Sort of Paradise

Alan Whicker reports from a private world.

Atilán-the Magic Lake in the clouds you might escape to in your dreams of some Shangri La... where Guatemalan Indians are still ruled by witch-doctors who make secret sacrifices to strange gods. Atitlán-the perfect setting for a life of ease and orchids and eternal summer. But is life really so perfect in Paradise?
A Tonight presentation
See page 27


Reporter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Recordist: John Hore
Editor: Ivor Dunkerton
Editor: Peter Moseley
Producer: Kevin Billington

: Edinburgh International Festival

Isaac Stern (violin), Leonard Rose (cello), Eugene Istomin (piano) play Beethoven's Triple Concerto
with the Scottish National Orchestra
Leader, Sam Bor
Conductor, Alexander Gibson

Part of a Festival concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.


Violinist: Isaac Stern
Cellist: Leonard Rose
Pianist: Eugene Istomin
Musicians: The Scottish National Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Sam Bor
[Orchestra] conductor: Alexander Gibson
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: News Extra

from Brighton
Reports on the T.U.C.

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