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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper house and fence.
You need a long piece of drawing paper, scissors, crayons, and glue
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: 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
(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 Wllliams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: 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: Sheriff's Wife

A second chance to see Sheriff's Wife
Until the Lone Ranger arrives the young Sheriff is fighting a lonely battle, and when he is shot his wife tries to take a hand against the bandits.


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 Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Television Top of the Form: Autumn Series: Second Semi-Final

Boys of Hull Grammar School. Kingston-upon-Hull v. Devonport High School for Boys, Devonport


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: Alan Rees
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
Associate producer: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Adventure: Siberia

Who, in his right mind, would go to Siberia from choice? The answer in this case was Douglas Botting and John Bayliss. The land they discovered comes as a shock.
Commentary written by Richard Wade and spoken by Dennis Chinnery.


Writer: Richard Wade
Narrator: Dennis Chinnery
Filmed by: Douglas Botting
Recorded by: John Bayliss
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Roger Strauss
Series editor: Brian Branston

: The Defenders: Loophole

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

A policeman with a long and distinguished record seems willing to let another man pay the penalty for his misdeed.


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

: 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 Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.
And featuring tonight:
The Birth of a Nation
Robin Day reports from Nairobi on the week that brought independence to Britain's largest African colony, Kenya.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter (The Birth of a Nation): Robin Day
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Ralling
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
Heat one of the second round in this year's nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between fourteen regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

Central London: From The Lyceum in the Strand with Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra.
Compere, Meryl O'Keeffe
East Midlands: From The Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Michael Aspel

Before a panel of Judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance.


Musicians (Central London): Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Compere (Central London): Meryl O'Keeffe
Television presentation (Central London): Brian Johnson
Musicians (East Midlands): Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (East Midlands): Michael Aspel
Television presentation (East Midlands): Barrie Edgar
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Studio direction: Reg Perrin
Series produced by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

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