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: 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 11.00)


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

: Out of School: Indoors and Out: Man and His Animals: Cats

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

A science series for primary school children of nine to eleven.
A glimpse into the private world of the domestic cat.
Introduced by Dick Bagnall-Oakeley.
Previously shown on November 5, 1963


Presenter: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Producer: Eric Simms

: Out of School: Making Music

A series for younger children.
John Langstaff introduces a complete performance of The Midnight Thief, a musical story set in Mexico, with words by Ian Serraillier and music by Richard Rodney Bennett. With children from West Lodge Junior Mixed School, Pinner, and an instrumental ensemble.

Previously shown on June 25, 1963


Presenter: John Langstaff
Words (The Midnight Thief): Ian Serraillier
Music (The Midnight Thief): Richard Rodney Bennett
Puppetry: Bura and Hardwick
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: John Hosier

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Golyg dd, NAN DAVIES
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Harri Gwynn
Unknown: John Bevan
Unknown: Geraint S. Jones
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

Tich visits Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton with comedy, puzzles, and music.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Producer: Leonard Chase

: The Penknife

A cartoon film from France.
A penknife which is constantly making trouble is finally subdued by a 'conker-man'.

: 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

: World Zoos: San Diego

Introduced by James Fisher.
This zoo is unique. Owing to the superb climate of southern California animals can be kept out of doors all the year round, most of them against a background of luxuriant tropical vegetation.
Selected recordings from the KFMB-TC series Zoorama


Presenter: James Fisher
Editor: Betty Block
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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

: Comedy Playhouse: The Mate Market

by Gerry Jones
Starring Lance Percival and Francesca Annis
and featuring Richard Caldicot, Dilys Laye, Betty Huntley-Wright


Writer: Gerry Jones
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Wardrobe: Maureen Copley
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alan: Jeremy Young
John Cook: Lance Percival
Ann: Francesca Annis
Jill: Jean Conroy
Jean: Dilys Laye
Mr Steel: Richard Caldicot
Waiter: Cal McCord
Lady: Hazel Coppen
Mrs Steel: Betty Huntley-Wright

: The Defenders: Climate of Evil

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed
with Guest star, Dean Stockwell

A gentle and innocent man, gaoled for embezzlement, is turned into a murderer by the brutal treatment he receives from a sadistic prison guard.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Arnold Foster: Dean Stockwell

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: I'm No Henry Walden

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
with guest star, Everett Sloane

I'm No Henry Walden
...but who cares!


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

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: Gala Performance

Introduced again by Richard Attenborough.
Tonight's artists: Mary Costa, John Ogdon, Paco Ruiz, Carmen Rojas, Paco Sevilla and Julian Bream with The Julian Bream Consort.
London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by Charles MacKerras


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Singer: Mary Costa
Pianist: John Ogdon
Dancer: Paco Ruiz
Dancer: Carmen Rojas
Performer: Paco Sevilla
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Musicians: The Julian Bream Consort
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conducted by: Charles MacKerras
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Viewpoint: Portrait of the Pope

His Holiness Pope Paul VI appears in a Viewpoint exposition of his life and thought.
In June 1963 Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini succeeded 'good Pope John' in the chair of St. Peter. Tomorrow he leaves Rome on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the first Pope to do so since the days of the Apostles.
The BBC wishes to acknowledge help given by the Italian Television Service, the Vatican Secretariat of State, and the Istituto Nazionale Luce.


Subject: His Holiness Pope Paul VI
Reader: Robert Rietty
Reader: Robert Cartland
Film Editor: Stanley Hill
Producer: Vernon Sproxton

: News Extra

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