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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, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Today: a Welsh topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: The News

: Racing from Kempton Park

1.0 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase over two miles

1.30 Christmas Handicap Hurdle over three miles

2.0 Oatlands Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

2.30 Novices' Steeplechase over two and a half miles


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV Presentation: Dennis Monger

: 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 14.55)


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

: Tich's Bumper Christmas Show

Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Director: Tony Arnold
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Jorinde and Joringel

A puppet film from Germany.
When Jorinde is changed into a nightingale, Joringel sets out to find the magic flower which will break the enchantment.

: 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

: Only 363 to Go

An Entertainment for the Disenchanted.
Patricia Routledge, Peter Reeves, Tristram Jellinek and Trevor Danby look back with nausea and forward with dismay.


Music directed by: Jackie Brown
Script: Richard Waring
Script: Donald Webster
Script: Paul McDowell
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Peter Scott Bentley
Performer: Patricia Routledge
Performer: Peter Reeves
Performer: Tristram Jellinek
Performer: Trevor Danby

: Junior Points of View

with June Imray
A look back over the criticisms and comments from younger viewers in 1963.


Presenter: June Imray

: Whicker Down Mexico Way: 2: The Mexican Attitude

An attitude created by 500 years of cruelty, conquest, and violence... so death is often 'the supreme caress', cockfighting is a family entertainment, and women wear living jewellery... all this in a land of a million parachutists.
Alan Whicker recalls his journey through Mexico for Tonight.
A Tonight presentation
See page 21


Presenter: Alan Whicker
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Recordist: John Hore
Film Editor: Dave King
Film Editor: Stan Hawkes
Producer: Kevin Billington

: Here's Harry: The Emigrant

Written by Vince Powell and Frank Roscoe.
Starring Harry Worth in the last programme in the present series.
with Deryck Guyler, Charles Carson, Geoffrey Hibbert, Jack Smethurst, Alister Williamson, Doris Gambell, Joe Gladwin, Douglas Graeme
From the North


Writter: Vince Powell
Writer: Frank Roscoe
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: John Ammonds
Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Charles Carson
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Jack Smethurst
[Actor]: Alister Williamson
[Actress]: Doris Gambell
[Actor]: Joe Gladwin
[Actor]: Douglas Graeme

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Polygraph

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
Produced in association with Graham Stewart


Created by: A.J. Cronin
Script: Jan Read
Designer: Susan Spence
Script Editor: Harry Green
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Director: William Slater
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mistress Niven: Effie Morrison
Betsie Keith: Mary Webster
Jamie Keith: Michael Graham
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Station Master: Edmund Sulley
Willie Chisholm: David Orr
Maid: Colette Martin
Mr. Anderson: Hugh Evans
Mrs. Anderson: Rosalie Westwater
Night Sister: Delia Paton
Mrs. Paton: Agnes Lauchlan

: The News

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: When a Bowling Pin Talks

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

When a Bowling Pin Talks


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Maurice Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Richard Rosebud Petrie: Larry Mathews

: Festival: Stephen D

by Hugh Leonard.
From A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Stephen Hero by James Joyce.
Starring Norman Rodway as Stephen Dedalus
Original stage production by Jim Fitzgerald for Gemini Productions, The Dublin Theatre Festival, and Bridge Productions Ltd. in association with Peter Katz and Greville Peke
Previously shown on October 30
See page 49


Author: Hugh Leonard
Based on novels by: James Joyce
Design: Robert Fuest
Music composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor: John Hollingsworth
Telerecording Editor: Richard Barclay
Producer: Sydney Newman
Director: Anthony Page
Original stage production: Jim Fitzgerald
Hugh Leonard: Stephen Dedalus
Mrs Dedalus: Ruth Durley
Dante: Marie Kean
Stephen as a boy: Kim Goodman
Athy: Tony Hayes
Brother Michael: Kevin McHugh
Davin: Kevin McHugh
Mr Dedalus: Kevin Flood
Uncle Charles: Dominic Roche
President of the University: Dominic Roche
Mr Casey: David Blake Kelly
Director of the College: David Blake Kelly
Father Arnall: Joseph O'Conor
Father Dolan: Desmond Perry
Confessor: Desmond Perry
Stephen as a youth: Christopher Matthews
Johnny Cashman: Derry Power
Maurice: Derry Power
Crony: Hugh Leonard
Whore: Elizabeth Davis
Cranly: T.P. McKenna
Temple: Gerry Sullivan
Dixon: Brian Waldron
McCann: John Dunn-Hill
Isobel: Maggie Fitzgerald
Emma: Jacqueline Ryan
Whore: Loretta Clark
Whore: Eileen Colgan
Whore: Joan Huet
Whore: Rhona Woodcock
Boy: Geoffrey Gilbert
Boy: Colin Goldring
Boy: Stewart Goldring
Boy: Cliff Lown
Boy: Donald Torr
Boy: Dennis Russo
Singer: Rhona Woodcock

: Britten at Fifty

A profile on film and in the studio of one of the great figures in twentieth-century music, Benjamin Britten first shown on his fiftieth birthday Friday, November 22.
"A splendid birthday tribute" (Daily Telegraph)
"High-powered detailed coverage" (Television Mail)
"Admirably simple and unpretentious references to the essential religious basis of Britten's art" (The Listener)
With the London Symphony Orchestra, leader, Erich Gruenberg under the great Russian conductor, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten, Ronald Dowd and Harry Mossfield, W.H. Auden, Michael Tippett, Hans Keller
(Harry Mossfield appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
See page 49


Subject: Benjamin Britten
Presenter/script: Huw Wheldon
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Singer: Harry Mossfield
Poet: W.H. Auden
Composer: Michael Tippett
Violinist: Hans Keller
Script/producer: Humphrey Burton
Film editor: Brian Keene
Designer: Lionel Radford

: News Summary

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