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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in the songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Out of School: Middle School Mathematics: Two-State Systems

Today an opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for secondary schools each week of term time.

A series designed to reflect new attitudes towards the teaching of mathematics and to introduce new ideas into the teaching syllabuses.
How can we present a knotty problem in such a way that a computer will make short work of it?
Introduced by Dick Tahta.
Previously shown on September 23


Presenter: Dick Tahta
Illustrator: Alfred Wurmser
Film Editor: Alma Davies
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Out of School: Spotlight: Children in Silence

A topical programme for children of thirteen to fifteen.

A programme exposing the very real problems for a child born deaf, and showing how a deaf child can learn to communicate with others.
Introduced by Michael Smee.
(Previously shown in October 1962)


Presenter: Michael Smee
Film Cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film Editor: Bob Rymer
Producer: Bill Scott

: 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, 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: John Roberts Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

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

: Rugby Union Football: Llanelly v. New Zealand

direct from Stradey Park, Llanelly.
(to 15.45)


Commentator: Peter West
Television presentation: Dewi Griffiths

: Bibi

A second chance to see this cartoon film from Poland.
Bibi, a baby monkey, lays a trail of mischief on his way to, in, and returning from school.

: The Boy and the Sand-Fox

A film from France.
On Christmas Eve at Orly Airport a small animal escapes across the tarmac, keenly pursued by a boy.


Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Paris the Unknown

A film from France.
A boy finds magic in some of the strange occupations of the craftsmen of old Paris.
Commentary spoken by Harold Reese.


Narrator: Harold Reese
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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

: Benny Hill: The Visitor

Written by Dave Freeman.
Benny Hill in a second showing of The Visitor.
featuring Melissa Stribling and Allan Cuthbertson
with Frank Thornton, Len Lowe and Diana Hope

6.10-7.0 South '63: highlights of the year recalled by the 'South Today' team.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Writer: Dave Freeman
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: John Street
[Actor]: Benny Hill
Mary Johnson: Melissa Stribling
Trevor Johnson: Allan Cuthbertson
John Kenwood: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Len Lowe
Mrs. Kenwood: Diana Hope

: 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: John Lloyd
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Kevin Billington
Assistant editor: Elizabeth Cowley
Editor: Peter Batty

: Compact: Happy New Year

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Ian faces the New Year with a serious problem; but for Alan the future seems to be 'set fair'.
(Gretchen Franklin is appearing in 'Gentle Jack' at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Costume Supervisor: Ena Nickalls
Design: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Bruce: Robert Flemying
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ian: Ronald Allen
Marmot James: David Langton
Alan: Basil Moss
Iris: Louise Dunn
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ben: Bill Kerr
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Vivien Ames: Patricia Haines
Alison: Betty Cooper
Tim: Scot Finch
Mitch: Diana Beevers
David: Vincent Ball
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Gym instructor: Douglas Blackwell
Ella Bedford: Gretchen Franklin

: It's A Square World

says Michael Bentine
echoed by Clive Dunn
and endorsed by Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, Joe Gibbons, Freddie Earlle
Devised and written by Michael Bentine and John Law.


Devised and written by: Michael Bentine
Devised and written by: John Law
Orchestra directed by: Harry Rabinowitz
Film editor: Jim Latham
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Joe McGrath
Comedian: Michael Bentine
[Actor]: Clive Dunn
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Leon Thau
[Actor]: Joe Gibbons
[Actor]: Freddie Earlle

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: The Last of the Private Eyes

Introduced by Ronald Reagan.
With special guest stars: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, William Bendix, Sebastian Cabot, Macdonald Carey, Linda Christian, Jeanne Crain, Jay C. Flippen, William Lundigan, Janis Paige, Arnold Stang, Keenan Wynn

A large and exciting cast appears in this comedy about a private detective who gets hilarious results when he decides to model himself after famous television and film detectives.


Presenter: Ronald Reagan
Director: Marc Daniels
J.F. Kelly: Robert Cummings
Walt: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
George Lane: William Bendix
Henry: Sebastian Cabot
Lieutenant Duff Peterson: Macdonald Carey
Susan Lane: Linda Christian
Elsie: Jeanne Crain
Chief Petty Officer: Jay C. Flippen
Frank Jeffers: William Lundigan
Lavern: Janis Paige
Donald Joe: Arnold Stang
Alvin: Keenan Wynn

: The News

: Fitzroy Maclean in Mongolia

The record of a journey to a Communist buffer state by Sir Fitzroy Maclean, M.P.


Presenter: Sir Fitzroy MacLean
Film editing: Derek Trimby
Film editing: Brian Keene
Assistant producer: Peter Watkins
Producer: Stephen Hearst

: The Sun Shines Bright

A film produced and directed by John Ford.
See page 26


Producer/director: John Ford
Judge Priest: Charles Winninger
Lucy Lee: Arleen Whelan
Corwin: John Russell
Jeff: Stepin Fetchit
Maydew: Milburn Stone
Dr Lake: Russell Simpson

: At the Ending of the Year

A service from Cartsburn-Augustine Parish Church, Greenock.
Conducted by the Minister, The Rev. J.L. Dow


Service conducted by: The Rev. J.L. Dow
Organist: R.C. Goodwin
Presented for TV by: Ronald Falconer

: Five Minutes to Midnight

Brian Johnston joins the festive crowds for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations in the heart of London.


Presenter: Brian Johnston

: A New Year Party from Scotland

Your host, Andy Stewart introduces Jean Bayless, James Urquhart, Duncan Macrae, Roddy McMillan, John Grieve, Jimmy Shand, Gordon Yeats, Alan Cameron.
The Clan MacRae Society Pipe Band
Pipe-Major Alexander Macleod
The White Heather Dancers and Ian Powrie and his Band
(Andy Stewart is appearing in 'The Andy Stewart Show' at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh; Jean Bayless in 'Lilac Time' at the King's Theatre, Glasgow)


Presenter: Andy Stewart
Singer: Jean Bayless
Singer: James Urquhart
Comedian: Duncan Macrae
Singer: Roddy McMillan
Poet: John Grieve
Accordionist: Jimmy Shand
Dancer: Gordon Yeats
Pianist: Alan Cameron
Musicians: The Clan MacRae Society Pipe Band
Piper: Pipe-Major Alexander Macleod
Dancers: The White Heather Dancers
Dance director: Jack Cooper
Musicians: Ian Powrie and his Band
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

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