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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.
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
Cyfarwyddwyr, Geraint S. Jones a William Aaron

Cynhyrchwyr, Ifor Rees a John Roberts Williams
Golygydd, Nan Davies
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Aaron Cynhyrchwyr
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Rubovia: Bewitched Boots

by Gordon Murray.
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Fascinating Facts

It is said that God made the world but the Dutch made Holland.
The ancients believed that a magnetic mountain on the Indian coast drew iron out of ships.
Lance Percival and top experts, with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Lance Percival
Designer: Derek Dodd
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Film editor: Valerie Best
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: Compact: The New Editor

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Mark finds an assistant for Doug. The new editor seems to be an unlikely choice.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N.J. Crisp
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: John Gorrie
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Croupier: Vernon Dobtcheff
David: Vincent Ball
Alan: Basil Moss
Mitch: Diana Veevers
Jenny Simms: Pauline Munro
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Harry: Roger Croucher
Spike: Patrick Durkin
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mark: Gareth Davies
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ben: Bill Kerr
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim Gray: Scot Finch
Iris: Louise Dunn
Celia: Rachel Gurney
Stan: Johnny Wade
Vivien Ames: Patricia Haines
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Barmaid: Madge Brindley

: 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
Editor: Peter Batty

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and the Military Academy

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart
Guest star, Leon Ames

The battle is on when... Lucy and the Military Academy ...fall out!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Mr. Theodore J. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart
Colonel Anderson: Leon Ames

: Tonight in Person

Nina and Frederik return to the BBC Television Theatre in a programme of music and song.
With Tubby Hayes (flute and tenor sax), Alan Haven (organ), Sheila Bromberg (harp), Kenny Clare (drums), Vic Flick (guitar), Dennis Bowden (bass).


Singers: Nina and Frederik
Musical direction: John Barry
Flutist/saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Organist: Alan Haven
Harpist: Sheila Bromberg
Drummer: Kenny Clare
Guitarist: Vic Flick
Bass: Dennis Bowden
Designer: Melvyn Cornish
Director: Nick Burrell-Davis
Producer: Bryan Sears

: The News

: Maigret: Peter the Lett

Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel "Pietr le Letton".
A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret, Ewen Solon as Lucas, Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: Marius Goring, Peter Illing
A BBC-tv production


Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Author: Georges Simenon
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film editor: Barry Toovey
Script editor: Donald Bull
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Peter the Lett: Marius Goring
Hotel clerk: Arthur Ridley
Strophades: Peter Illing
Bell-hop: Robert Richards
Police officer: Reg Jessup
Hotel manager: Derek Sydney
Pepito: Roger Delgado
Berthe: Magda Miller
Barman: David Crichton
Josie: Pauline Botty
Head waiter: Charles Russell
Porter: Desmond Cullum-Jones
Cleo Strophades: Lina Lalandi
Child's voice: Denise Bryer
Striptease artist: Sheila McKenzie

: Benny Hill: The Taxidermist

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a second showing of The Taxidermist
featuring Dermot Kelly
with Patricia Hayes, Len Lowe
and special guest, Graham Stark


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: John Street
[Actor]: Benny Hill
Taxidermist: Dermot Kelly
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
Museum attendant: Len Lowe
[Actor]: Graham Stark

: The Rise of Christian Europe: 6: Europe Turns West

Six lectures delivered to an audience at the University of Sussex, Brighton by Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford.

The Black Death, the Peasant Revolts, the dominance of the Mongol Empire -by the end of the fourteenth century Europe had felt the effect of them all and seemed once more on the decline. Yet within a few years one obscure corner of Europe would revive the vitality of the whole continent-a revival that led to four hundred years of world domination.
A Tonight presentation
These lectures are being printed in 'The Listener'


Lecturer: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Graphics: Patricia Thompson
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Director: Kenneth Corden
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: News Extra

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

: The Weather

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