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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 and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Owen Edwards yn cyflwyno pynciau'r dydd yng Nghymru gyda
Harri Gwynn a John Bevan
Golygydd, NAN DAVIES ,
Today: a topical magazine.
(Welsh transmitters and 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

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

A programme of comedy, puzzles, and music.
with Professor Billy McComb, Tony Hart, Puppet Time with Frank and Maisie Mumford and The Cresters.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/Ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Professor Billy McComb
Artist: Tony Hart
Puppeteer: Frank Mumford
Puppeteer: Maisie Mumford
Band: The Cresters
Producer: Leonard Chase

: For Deaf Children: Cars

A programme about Cars in pictures, a cartoon showing how they began, and funny old American film.
Introduced by Cyril Fry.


Presenter: Cyril Fry
Designer: Kenneth French
Director: Patrick Dowling
Producer: Ursula Eason

: 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

: World Zoos: Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water

Introduced by James Fisher.
Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the show places of the Cotswolds, has the smallest zoo ever to be featured in this series. Its two acres now house more than 160 species of birds in a beautiful garden setting.
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Producer: Ronald Webster
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 Hen House

by George Evans and Derek Collyer.
Starring Beryl Reid, Barbara Windsor and Dermot Kelly
Beryl Reid is appearing at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
See page 45


Writer: George Evans
Writer: Derek Collyer
Incidental music: Don Banks
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Michael Mills
Cynthia Spooner: Barbara Windsor
Fred: Anthony Wager
Mrs Teresa Fanwyn: Beryl Reid
Diane Brewer: Carol Austin
Pat Henderson: Sasha Waddell
Josie Evans: Madeleine Mills
Ronnie Blake: Paddy Glynn
Edwin Russell: Dermot Kelly
[Actress]: Margaret Read
[Actress]: Lesley Hill
[Actor]: Roger Darrack
[Actor]: Rod Ford
[Actor]: Terry Long
[Actor]: Graham Weston
[Actor]: Philip Bunn

: The Defenders: The Crowd Pleaser

A film series of courtroom dramas starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed.

The Prestons defend a boxer who is accused of manslaughter.


Lawrence Preston: E. G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: What's in a Middle Name?

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, Larry Mathews

As young Richard Rosebud Petrie so feelingly enquires... What's in a Middle Name?


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

: The News

: An Evening with Nat 'King' Cole

The popular American singing star in a repeat showing of a programme recorded during his visit to this country last summer.
Also appearing: Ted Heath, The Cliff Adams Singers
and Reunald Jones (trumpet), John Collins (guitar), Charles Harris (bass), Leon Petties (drums), The Augmented Ted Heath Orchestra
Nat 'King' Cole appears by arrangement with William Victor Productions
See page 45


Singer: Nat 'King' Cole
Trombonist: Ted Heath
Singers: The Cliff Adams Singers
Trumpeter: Reunald Jones
Guitarist: John Collins
Bass: Charles Harris
Drummer: Leon Petties
Musicians: The Augmented Ted Heath Orchestra
Musical director: Joe Zito
Designer: Stanley Dorfman
Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

: 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]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Teletale: The Break

by Christopher Williams.

10.20-10.50 Go Ski-ing with Johnny Morris
On the nursery slopes of Obergurgl in Austria.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Writer: Christopher Williams
Designer: Richard Hunt
Producer: James MacTaggart
Director: Ian MacNaughton
Sophia: Ann Lynn
Allan: David Bock
Old Man: Edmund Warwick
Youth: John Collins
Heidi: Christine Rodgers
Presenter (Go Ski-ing with Johnny Morris): Johnny Morris

: The Sky at Night: The Ghosts of the Universe

Patrick Moore talks about some of the strange celestial objects, like the planet Vulcan, which have been reported at times but do not in fact seem to exist.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Special drawings: Patricia Cullen
Special drawings: David Hardy
Director: Charles Denton
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News Extra

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

: Ymhob Pen Mae 'Piniwn

Uwyfan i sylwadau beirniadol ar gwestiynau cyfoes
Dr. lorwerth Peate ar y testun Y Moesoldeb Newydd
Cyflwynydd, TREFOR OWEN Cynhyrchydd, DAVID BEVAN
Varying Opinions: discussion.

(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)
(to 23.57)


Unknown: Moesoldeb Newydd
Unknown: Trefor Owen
Unknown: David Bevan

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