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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make paper flowers.
You need coloured paper, scissors, and brown paper
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
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

: 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: One Nation Indivisible

A second chance to see One Nation Indivisible
Two young ex-soldiers are looking for work but are prevented from finding it by their attitude. The Lone Ranger and Tonto try to help - and find themselves mixed up in a robbery.


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: The Final

Brownhills High School for Girls, Stoke-on-Trent v. Boys of Hull Grammar School,
See facing page


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Geoffrey Stone
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Outside broadcasts presented by: Alan Rees
Outside broadcasts presented by: Mary Evans
Editor: Joan Clark
Producer: Innes Lloyd

: Whicker Down Mexico Way: 1: Many Mexicos

The lush tourist land of huge sombreros and strumming guitars, where some men work for only three seconds a day - dangerously... but also a land of miracles where pilgrims travel miles on their knees to worship and Christ is an Indian - re-crucified. Alan Whicker recalls his journey through Mexico for Tonight.
A Tonight presentation
The Mexican Attitude: Friday at 7.5
See page 21


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Recordist: John Hore
Film Editor: Peter Mosely
Film Editor: Ivor Dunkerton
Producer: Kevin Billington

: Benny Hill: The Time Bicycle

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a second showing of The Time Bicycle
featuring Graham Stark, Anthony Sharp
with Laurel Mather, Gwenda Ewen, Cameron Hall, Ken Roberts, Julian Orchard, Molly Sugden, Edwin Apps, Sidney Vivian, Reg Thompson, Roger Avon, Jean Marlow, Alec Bregonzi


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Robert Macgowan
Producer: Duncan Wood
Trevor Bottiwell: Benny Hill
Hadrian Meredith: Graham Stark
[Actor]: Anthony Sharp
[Actress]: Gwenda Ewen
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actor]: Ken Roberts
Estate Agent: Julian Orchard
Woman Tenant: Molly Sugden
[Actor]: Edwin Apps
[Actor]: Sidney Vivian
[Actor]: Reg Thompson
Policeman: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Jean Marlow
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi

: The Defenders: The Seal of Confession

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed
Guest stars, Robert Webber and Biff McGuire

A young priest is faced with a terrible problem when, in confession, he hears an admission of adultery and murder.


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Father Phelps: Robert Webber
Alfred Burns: Biff McGuire

: The News

: Panorama

Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
with reports from Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.
This edition includes: 1963 - A Historian's View
Alan Taylor gives his personal impressions of the events of this remarkable year.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Item presenter (1963 - A Historian's View): Alan Taylor
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: Timothy Birdsall

William Rushton introduces some of Timothy Birdsall's unique contributions to That Was The Week That Was.
Including: Identikit, Spokesman, Australian Art, C.P. Snow, The Royal Academy
See page 21


Cartoonist: Timothy Birdsall
Narrator: William Rushton
Narration written by: Caryl Brahms
Producer: Ned Sherrin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Saturday Satire 16 August 2015

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Junior Points of View: Friday at 7.0

Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Dancing Club

Presenting Victor Silvester and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
Demonstrations by Eric Donaldson and Edna Barnett, present All England Champions
Bob Burgess and Doreen Freeman, Runners-up in 1962 World Championships
The Les Wilde Formation Team from Ealing
All Britain Inter-Counties Contest: Heat 6
Organised by the Amateur Ballroom Dancers Council
Victor Silvester teaches International Social Dancing assisted by Lucille Soong from Hong Kong
Hostess, Ann Taylor
An Outside Broadcast from a North London Ballroom


Musicians: The Ballroom Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Victor Silvester Jnr
[Orchestra] leader: Oscar Grasso
Dancer: Eric Donaldson
Dancer: Edna Barnett
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Doreen Freeman
Formation dancers: The Les Wilde Formation Team
Dancer (International Social Dancing): Victor Silvester
Dancer (International Social Dancing): Lucille Soong
Hostess: Ann Taylor
Producer: Mary Evans

: News Extra

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