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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a woolly ball.
You need a postcard, string, scissors, and thick wool.
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
Colygydd, 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: William Aaron
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: A Contest with the Wind

For the very young
A film series of the adventures of Hammy and his friends.

Roderick the Rat discovers that it isn't easy to run against the wind.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Blue Peter

Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton introduce a magazine programme for younger viewers.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Fim Editor: Valerie Best
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Associate Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: William the Peacemaker

by Richmal Crompton.
Adapted for television by C. E. Webber.
(Previously shown on March 30, 1963)


Author: Richmal Crompton
Adapted for television by: C.E. Webber
Film cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film editor: Bob Morgan
Designer: Austen L. Spriggs
Producer: Leonard Chase
William: Denis Gilmore
Mrs Brown: Patricia Marmont
Hubert Lane: Nicolas Clay
First Laneite: Norman Bacon
Douglas: Carlo Cura
Henry: Kaplan Kaye
Ginger: Christopher Witty
Second Laneite: David Jackson
Third Laneite: Colin Neal
Fourth Laneite: Gerald Roland
Mrs Monks: Hazel Hughes
Bertie Franks: Stephen Marriott
Rev Monks: Derek Tansley
First Franksite: Geoffrey Gilbert
Second Franksite: Andrew Clarke
Third Franksite: Charles Eley
Lady at meeting: Evelyn Lund
Lady at meeting: Gladys Dawson
Lady at meeting: Maria Pope
Lady at meeting: Vi Delma
Lady at meeting: Gertrude Kaye

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: The Hoot'nanny Show

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


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

: 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: Treasure of the Great Reef

The list of wrecks along the coast of Ceylon stretches back into the past, as long as the history of sailing itself. Down among the treacherous currents that swirl through the canyons of the Great Basses Reef the remains of a mysterious treasure galleon are found.
See page 20


Narrator: Arthur Clarke
Filmed by: Mike Wilson
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Richard Marquand
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Lucy Show: Lucy Decides to Redecorate

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

That old saying 'there's no place like home' takes on a new meaning when... Lucy Decides to Redecorate


Lucy Carmichael: Lucille Ball
Vivian Bagley: Vivian Vance
Mr. Theodore J. Mooney: Gale Gordon
Chris Carmichael: Candy Moore
Jerry Carmichael: Jimmy Garrett
Sherman Bagley: Ralph Hart

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports on People - Places - Problems in the news from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day and Michael Barratt, Michael Charlton, Roderick MacFarquhar, John Morgan.
Tonight's edition includes:
The Pope in the Holy Land
Richard Dimbleby reports on the historic three-day visit by Pope Paul VI to Jordan and Israel.


Presenter/Reporter (The Pope in the Holy Land): Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: The Best of Maigret: Another World

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon
Dramatised by Donald Bull from the novel "Maigret Voyage"
Starring Rupert Davies as Chief-Inspector Maigret
with Ewen Solon as Lucas
and Neville Jason as Lapointe, Victor Lucas as Torrance
Guest stars: Clare Kelly, Alan MacNaughtan, Moira Redmond

To Maigret, investigating the murder of millionaire David Ward, it is like entering another world - where men and women change partners at whim, and money is lord of all.
(First shown on December 3, 1963)


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
Countess Palmieri: Clare Kelly
Jules: Henry Soskin
Police telephonist: Derry Power
Hotel manager: Wilfrid Carter
Doctor Frere: Michael Rose
John Arnold: Alan MacNaughtan
Jock Hansen: David Bauer
Security Officer, Orly: Richard Davies
Van Meulen: Steve Plytas
Carlo, his valet: Ivor Ellis
Hotel desk clerk: Guy Standeven
Muriel Ward: Moira Redmond
Marco Palmieri: Ferdy Mayne

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to 'Points of View', [address removed]
Next edition: Friday at 10.15 p.m.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Dancing Club

Presenting Victor Silvester and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
Demonstrations by:
Peter Eggleton and Brenda Winslade, Runners-up in the 1963 International Championships
Felipe Mayhew and Olga Koch, Exhibition Dance Champions of Great Britain
The Harold Webb Formation Team from Southampton

All Britain Inter-Counties Contest: Heat 7
Organised by the Amateur Ballroom Dancers Council

Victor Silvester teaches International Social Dancing assisted by Zizi Tu from Malaya.

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: Peter Eggleton
Dancer: Brenda Winslade
Dancer: Felipe Mayhew
Dancer: Olga Koch
Formation dancers: The Harold Webb Formation Team
Dancer (International Social Dancing): Victor Silvester
Dancer (International Social Dancing): Zizi Tu
Hostess: Ann Taylor
Producer: Mary Evans

: News Extra

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

: The Thread of Life: Programme 1: The Revolution in Biology

An introduction to Molecular Biology by Dr. John Kendrew, F.R.S.
Models by the Medical Research Council
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Saturday


Presenter: Dr. John Kendrew
Research: Bill Haddow
Producer: Alan Sleath

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