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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper hat.
You need newspaper, glue, and scissors
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: Newyddion

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

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynclau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Geraint S. Jones a William Aaron
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: William Aaron

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Film editor: John House
Production assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: The Lone Ranger: Dan Reid's Sacrifice

A second chance to see Dan Reid's Sacrifice
Illegal bills of sale are being signed by a horse dealer known to be honest, and the Lone Ranger asks Dan to risk his beloved horse Victor to solve the mystery.


The Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: 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

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Heat 4

Devonport High School for Boys, Devonport v. James Gillespie's High School for Girls, Edinburgh


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside Broadcasts presented by: Bill Wright
Outside Broadcasts presented by: Michael Latham
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: 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

: Adventure: Disciples of the Sword

The flat valley of the Punjab Is the granary of India. Here in the land of the five rivers live the Sikhs, the fiercest warriors of Asia. But they were originally a pacifist sect. What do they believe? Why do they wear steel bangles and turbans? And why must they never cut their hair?


Narrator: Princess Indira of Kapurthala
Filmed by: Rustom Master
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Richard Marquand
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Defenders: The Cruel Hook

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring Starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed
with guest stars, William Shatner, Gerald Hiken and Edward Asner

A young prosecuting lawyer with a terrible secret is faced with an agonising decision when an innocent man is charged with murder.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Cliff Sellers: William Shatner
Walter Wyatt: Gerald Hiken
Tim Sellers: Edward Asner

: The News

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Next edition: Friday at 7.0 p.m.
Letters for inclusion In these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Come Dancing

with Peter West
The sixth heat in this year's nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between fourteen regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

North-West: From The Locarno, Liverpool with Johnny Hilton and his Orchestra.
Compere, Geoffrey Wheeler
South: From The Savoy, Southsea with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
Compere, Martin Muncaster
Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance.


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (North-West): Johnny Hilton and his Orchestra
Compere (North-West): Geoffrey Wheeler
Television presentation (North-West): Ray Lakeland
Musicians (South): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Compere (South): Martin Muncaster
Television presentation (South): Peter Bale
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Studio direction: Reg Perrin
Series produced by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

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

: E=mc2: Thinking Relativity Through: Programme 9: The Fourth Dimension

with Professor Hermann Bondi, F.R.S.
Previously shown on Saturday


Presenter: Professor Hermann Bondi

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