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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 in a pot.
You need plain or coloured paper, pipe cleaners, modelling clay. an egg box, and scissors.
(BBC film)
(to 11.00)


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

: Out of School: A Year in the Country - History Around Us

What sort of programmes does BBC Television provide for younger children at school? Series for primary schools include A Year in the Country and People of Many Lands, both designed to widen interests and horizons and to stimulate follow-up activity.

A series designed to encourage local and seasonal studies, not only in country but also in town schools.
In many parts of the country traces of the Roman occupation are still to be found, and the village church often contains historic relics from medieval times.
Introduced by Eric Simms.
(BBC film)
Previously shown on January 15


Presenter/producer: Eric Simms
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Out of School: People of Many Lands: The Crombies of Milparinka

A series of films specially shot overseas for School Television.
Milparinka is a 40,000-acre sheep property in central Queensland. It is lambing time and there is a drought, so stock must be fed. Otherwise work goes on as usual, as the grazier plans for the better years ahead.
Introduced by Trader Faulkner.
Previously shown on October 1


Presenter: Trader Faulkner
Cameraman: Keith Gow
Film editor: Peter Horrey
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: 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
AARON Cynhyrchwyr ,
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: Aaron Cynhyrchwyr
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy Builds a Raft

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.
When the hamster sails upstream on his new craft he finds the company of Turtle very useful.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Goldenhair

A film from Czechoslovakia.
A royal page sets out on a long journey to find a princess with hair of spun gold.
Commentary spoken by Leigh Crutchley.


Narrator: Leigh Crutchley
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Railway Poet

A Tonight film.
Trains on a journey, trains shunting, and trains in sidings have a magic all their own for a man who has spent his life with them.

: 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

: The Hoot'Nanny Show

The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell, Ray and Archie Fisher, Nadia Cattouse, Fitzroy Coleman, Barney McKenna


Band: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Singer: Ray Fisher
Singer: Archie Fisher
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Guitarist: Fitzroy Coleman
Banjoist: Barney McKenna
Director: David Bell
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: 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: Crusade

From Antioch to the Gulf of Aqaba the Crusaders built castles-forts to guard the pilgrim route and great bastions to defend the Holy City of Jerusalem. But there were two sides to this greatest of medieval adventures-the Muslim as well as the Christian.
Presented by BBC Scottish Film Unit


Filmed and directed by: Murray Grigor
Narrator: Iain Gordon
William of Tyre/Usama ibn-Munqidh (voices): Roddy McMillan
Series editor: Brian Branston

: The Lucy Show: Chris's New Year's Eve Party

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Dick Martin, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

With Lucy's indefatigable help.... Chris's New Year's Eve Party ...is an all-time wow!


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Harry Conners: Dick Martin
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: Challenge: A Year of Science

Raymond Baxter introduces the story of A Year of Science
A dramatic technique that saves newborn babies; The biggest stars in the universe;
A new camera that photographs disease; Computers that recognise faces and translate Russian
In the past twelve months science has advanced on many different fronts. A team of scientists tell the story of these advances on film, in the studio, and in an Outside Broadcast.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Scientific adviser: G. Rattray Taylor
Director: Tom Conway
Producer: Glyn Jones

: The News

: The Best of Maigret: Poor Cecile!

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Donald Bull from the novel "Cecile est morte".
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief Inspector Maigret, Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: Joan Sanderson, Anthony Jacobs, Mary Chester
A BBC-tv production

A murder in the heart of police head-quarters! - and a problem which Maigret plays literally 'by ear'.
(First shown on October 1)


Author: Georges Simenon
Dramatised by/Script Editor: Donald Bull
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film Editor: Jess Palmer
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Director: Michael Hayes
Chief Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Torrance: Victor Lucas
Juliette Boynet: Joan Sanderson
Cecile: Mary Chester
Dandurand: Anthony Jacobs
Youth: Casey Jones
Locksmith: Brian Waldron
Concierge: Joan Paton
Siveschi: Christopher Banks
Nouchi: Gloria Salvador
Mile Noupart: Branwen Iorwerth
Gerard: Laurie Asprey
Helene: Renny Lister
Bonfils: Arthur Pentelow

: Those Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A longer-than-usual look at comments and criticisms of the past year.
Compiled and presented by the Points of View production team
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to 'Points of View', [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Film editor: Jim Franklin

: Come Dancing

with Peter West
Heat two 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.

South London
From The Orchid Ballroom, Purley with Ray MacVay and his Orchestra.
Compere, Keith Fordyce
From The Empress, Whitley Bay with Harry Atkinson and his Orchestra.
Compere, Harold Williamson

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


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians (South London): Ray MacVay and his Orchestra
Compere (South London): Keith Fordyce
Television presentation (South London): A. P. Wilkinson
Musicians (North-East): Harry Atkinson and his Orchestra
Compere (North-East): Harold Williamson
Television presentation (North-East): Robin Scott
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Studio direction: Reg Perrin
Series produced by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

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

: Eleni

Golwg ar 1963 trwy lygaid camerau Adran y Newyddion
Y cyflwyno gan
Aled Rhys Wiliam gyda
Uais Eurig Jones
Golygydd y ffilmlau, Peter James
Looking Back at 1963.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

(to 0.02)


Unknown: Aled Rhys Wiliam
Unknown: Uais Eurig Jones
Unknown: Peter James
Unknown: Gareth Wyn Jones
Unknown: Cynhyrchiad Adran

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