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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Turtle's Tin Cans

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

Turtle's little hoard comes in useful when Guinea has trouble with his water-wheel.
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
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Production Assistant: Rosemary Gill
Director: Edward Barnes
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Swallows and Amazons: 6: The Storm

A second chance to see the story by Arthur Ransome.
Dramatised as a film serial in six episodes by Anthony Steven.

Captain Flint's treasure is discovered and the Swallows and Amazons spend their last night together by the camp fire on Wildcat Island.
A Windsor Films Production for BBC Television
(The book "Swallows and Amazons" is published by Jonathan Cape Limited)


Author: Arthur Ransome
Dramatised by: Anthony Steven
Director: Peter Saunders
Producer: John Robins
Captain Flint: John Paul
Mrs Walker: Mary Kenton
The Swallows - John Walker: David Lott
The Swallows - Susan Walker: Siobhan Taylor
The Swallows - Kitty Walker: Susan George
The Swallows - Roger Walker: Shane Younger
The Swallows - Baby Walker: Christine Reeve
The Amazons - Nancy Blackett: Amanda Coxell
The Amazons - Peggy Blackett: Paula Boyd
The Amazons - Sam Packer: George Roderick
The Amazons - Ernie Kidd: Anthony Sagar

: 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, Folk Song North-West, Nadia Cattouse, Jill Freedman, Cyril Tawney


Band: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Band: Folk Song North-West
Singer: Nadia Cattouse Singer: Jill Freedman
Singer: Cyril Tawney
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 and A Beatle Named Lennon.
See page 22


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
Guest: John Lennon

: Adventure: A Draught of Fishes

Fish that travel from Lake Galilee to Tel Aviv and land up, still alive, in the markets for Passover. Men who throw boulders into the sea to make their catch, men who fish at night by lamplight. These and other strange things are discovered by George Cansdale as he travels across Israel.
See page 22


Narrator: George Cansdale
Photographed by: Ion Trant
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Robert Walter
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series edited by: Brian Branston

: The Lucy Show: Lucy plays Florence Nightingale

A comedy film series.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart

Lucy plays Florence Nightingale ...which is enough to make any helpless patient take a turn for the worse!


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.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Michael Charlton
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Reporter: John Morgan
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Assistant editor: Christopher Railing
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: The Best of Maigret: Murder in Montmartre

A crime series from the novels of Georges Simenon.
Dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel Maigret au Picratt's.
Produced in association with Winwell Productions Ltd.
Last shown on May 27, 1961

A strange exotic young woman, moving in the shadows of the night life of Montmartre. What preys on her mind? What are the fears that possess her? Does she lie or speak the truth?


Dramatised by/script editor: Giles Cooper
Author: Georges Simenon
Producer/director: Andrew Osborn
Designer: Eileen Diss
Music composed by: Ron Grainer
Film cameraman: Bryan Langley
Film Editor: Ken Bilton
Associate: Bill Luckwell
Chief-Inspector Maigret: Rupert Davies
Lucas: Ewen Solon
Madame Maigret: Helen Shingler
Lapointe: Neville Jason
Arlette: April Olrich
Fred Alfonsi: Thomas Gallagher
Rose Alfonsi: Freda Jackson
Betty: Maria Andipa
Gendarme: Leonard Graham
Police Doctor: Michael Hitchman
Dr. Bloch: Ernst Ulman
Ferrand: Peter Grisewood
Philippe Mortemartre: Aubrey Woods
Rosalie Moncoeur: Joan Young
Tania: Linda Castle
Oscar: Stan Simmonds

: 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

: The Carl-Alan Awards 1963-64

From the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square.
in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G. who this year presents the annual awards given for outstanding achievements in the world of dancing and dance music.
Among this year's winners introduced by Peter West are:
Kenny Ball, Joe Loss, Sydney Thompson, Ken Park and Mavis Whiteside, Bill and Bobbie Irvine, Doreen Weeks, Kosaku Fujimura
Also appearing are: Laird and Lorraine, The Humphreys School Old Time Team, The Doreen Weeks Formation Team, Josephine Bradley and Bob Burgess, Brenda Winslade, Charles Thiebault, Peter Eggleton, Eric Lashbrook and Norma Graves, Jimmy McCue and Valda, The Pearly Kings and Queens, The Jeff Rowena Six, Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing


Awards presenter: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
Presenter: Peter West
Award winner: Kenny Ball
Award winner: Joe Loss
Award winner: Sydney Thompson
Award winner: Ken Park
Award winner: Mavis Whiteside
Award winner: Bill Irvine
Award winner: Bobbie Irvine
Award winner: Doreen Weeks
Award winner: Kosaku Fujimura
Dancers: Laird and Lorraine
Old time dancers: The Humphreys School Old Time Team
Formation dancers: The Doreen Weeks Formation Team
Dancer: Josephine Bradley
Dancer: Bob Burgess
Dancer: Brenda Winslade
Dancer: Charles Thiebault
Dancer: Peter Eggleton
Dancer: Eric Lashbrook
Dancer: Norma Graves
Dancers: Jimmy McCue and Valda
Performers: The Pearly Kings and Queens
Band: The Jeff Rowena Six
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

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

: The Man for Others: 1: He who comes in the name of the Lord

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann describe the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Readings from Mark 10 and 11 (New English Bible)
Carol: Lord of the Dance by Sydney Carter


Reader: Michael Flanders
Singer: Donald Swann
Composer (Lord of the Dance): Sydney Carter
Producer: Joy Harington

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