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: 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 11.00)


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

: 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
Cynhyrchwyr, Ipor 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: Geraint S. Jones
Unknown: Ipor Rees
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Time for Tich

with comedy, puzzles, and music.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Hobbies Club

Chief Instructor, Charles Jackson
This week he shows you how to make a periscope
Embroidery with Jane Stevens of the Royal School of Needlework who demonstrates some more embroidery stitches and finishes off the tray-cloth.
Model Boats: Oliver Smith, Technical Editor of Model Engineer, shows how to build and sail your own vessel. The main portion of the hull of Our Emmie is now complete.
For construction leaflets tor the periscope or 'Our Emmie' send a stamped addressed envelope to: Hobbies Club (Periscope) or Hobbles Club (Our Emmie), [address removed].
You may find it helpful to have a pencil and paper at hand during this programme.


Item presenter: Charles Jackson
Item presenter (Embroidery): Jane Stevens
Item presenter (Model Boats): Oliver Smith
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire

: 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

: Look: Mewstone Rock

Introduced by Peter Scott.

An island off the South Devon coast-some animals never leave it, some only visit it, but the gulls commute from it to the fishing ports.
A BBC Natural History Unit production
From the West


Presenter: Peter Scott
Film Editor: Keith Hopkins
Filmed and directed by: Tony Soper

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: 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

: Here's Harry: The Christmas Cards

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
This week: The Christmas Cards
Starring Harry Worth
with Michael Brennan, Geoffrey Hibbert, Richard Caldicot, Doris Gambell, Roy Maxwell, Meg Johnson
From the North


Writer: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Michael Brennan
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Richard Caldicot
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Roy Maxwell
[Actress]: Meg Johnson

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Deep End

Created by A.J. Cronin
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest star, Terence de Marney


Creator: A.J. Cronin
Script/Script Editor: Harry Green
Designer: Paul Bernard
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Associate: Graham Stewart
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Julia Smith
P.C. Dickie: David MacMillan
Small boy: Michael Inchcomb
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Giffard: John Woodnutt
Joe: Roy Boyd
'Bobbie': Laidlaw Dalling
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Sgt. Gilbey: Neil Wilson
Debbie Wilson: Sylvia Coleridge
Wilson: Julian Somers
Wallace: Jack Stewart
Mr. Brown: Donald Tandy
Mr. Macey: William McAllister
George Harris: Terence de Marney
Mike Bennett: Frederick Danner

: The News

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: Sally Meets the Lab Technician

A comedy film series featuring the hilarious adventures of a happy-go-lucky scriptwriter and his family.
Starring Dick Van Dyke
with Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Larry Mathews

There's definitely a chemical reaction when...
Sally Meets the Lab Technician
See p.44


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews

: The Congo I Knew: Part 2: Giants and Pygmies

Armand Denis looks back nearly thirty years on historic film of his first African Safari.
After living with the Pygmies of the Ituri Forest and watching an amazing feat of bridge - building. Armand Denis leads his caravan of 100 porters across the mountains of Virunga to meet a race of seven-foot giants.
Presented by the BBC Natural History Unit


Produced and narrated by/Photography: Armand Denis
Photography: Leroy Phelps

: A Return to County Clare

with Edna O'Brien
"When I was a child I thought of Lough Derg as the sea"
"When you cross the street you know there are eyes following you because there's not much else to watch except the lorries which come out from Limerick twice a week"
"In the West the only trees look lonely and deranged"
Edna O'Brien now lives in London but in this film she looks again at her childhood home in the West of Ireland which provides the setting for many of her stories and novels.
BBC film


Presenter: Edna O'Brien
Cameraman: Tony Leggo
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Monica Sims

: News Extra

: Cerdd Dannau

Bu Gwyn Williams yng Ngwyl Genedlaethol Cerdd Dant Cymru yn Rhuthun, Tachwedd 30
Heno, bydd yn cyflwyno rhai o'r buddugwyr
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 23.37)


Unknown: Gwyn Williams
Unknown: Ngwyl Genedlaethol
Unknown: Cerdd Dant Cymru
Unknown: Hywel Williams

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