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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Rubovia: Fire, Fire, Fire

by Gordon Murray.
Another showing of Fire, Fire, Fire
Presented by the BBC Puppet Theatre
BBC film


Writer/puppets and production: Gordon Murray
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: James Beattie
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Settings and costumes: Andrew Brownfoot

: Fascinating Facts

One of the first British locomotives was called the 'Catch-Me-Who-Can'
William Blake, the great poet, artist, and visionary, was born an Irish Cockney
Kenneth Kendall and top experts, with some young friends, probe facts and fancies of all kinds.


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Research: Nadine Wood
Research: Joanne Symons
Designer: Peter Mavius
Director: Clive Parkhurst
Producer: John Irwin

: 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

: What Next in Shopping?

Deep freeze, supermarkets, traffic, and working wives, all play their part in influencing shopping habits. What plans are being made for shopping in the future? Will the new shopping centres give us what we want?
Contributors include: Paul Boissevain, Tim Matthews, Grigor McClelland, Cedric Price, Leonard Vincent.


Panellist: Paul Boissevain
Panellist: Tim Matthews
Panellist: Grigor McClelland
Panellist: Cedric Price
Panellist: Leonard Vincent
Designer: Peter Cory
Production assistant: Diana Potter
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

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

: Compact: A Difficult Assignment

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Vivien receives an ultimatum. Mrs. Chater explains the mystery.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: N. J . Crisp
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Bernard Hepton
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Radford: Henry Manning
Johnson: Thomas C. De'Ville
Mrs Timms: Alethea Charlton
Ben: Bill Kerr
Iris: Louise Dunn
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Ian: Ronald Allen
Janet: Christine Pollon
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alan: Basil Moss
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Paula: Judy Franklin
Brent: John Law
Barry: Robin Hawdon
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke

: Sykes and a Menace

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Melanie Parr
and Geoffrey Hibbert, Garfield Morgan, Jacquie Wallis, Ernest Hare, John Lawrence


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actress]: Melanie Parr
[Actor]: Geoffrey Hibbert
[Actor]: Garfield Morgan
[Actress]: Jacquie Wallis
[Actor]: Ernest Hare
[Actor]: John Lawrence

: The Dick Powell Theatre: Tomorrow the Man

Starring Eli Wallach, Kim Hunter, Susan Kohner
See page 29


Director: Don Medford
Manny Jacobs: Eli Wallach
Kuth: Kim Hunter
Miriam: Susan Kohner
Davey: Peter Lazer
Lou Marks: Larry Blyden
Judge Barkley: Robert F. Simon

: The News

: I'm A Stranger Here Myself

An unromantic view of a foreign land by Patrick O'Donovan.
"Ireland is not a tranquil, never-never land. It is a place with too much history of the wrong sort".
"To me, it is utterly different, the unaffectedly God-centred place. Its supreme achievement is to have survived".
"The real horror of Ireland's history is that it was committed by honest men".
See page 29


Presenter: Patrick O'Donovan
Music played and sung by: Dolly MacMahon
Music played and sung by: Jesse Owens
Music played and sung by: Paddy Moloney
Music played and sung by: Eoin O. Loinsigh
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: Larry Toft
Research: Patricia Meehan
Director/Producer: Malcolm Brown

: International Concert Hall

Georg Solti conducting the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
with Tamas Vasary as soloist
in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1
The programme also includes the symphonic poem Macbeth by Richard Strauss
Before an invited audience in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
See page 28
Next week: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conductor Karl Munchinger, playing works by Bach and Berkeley


Orchestra conductor: Georg Solti
Musicians: The Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
Pianist: Tamas Vasary
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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

: The Man for Others: 2: One man must die for the people

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann describe, the events leading to the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Readings from Matthew 21 and 22; John 12 (New English Bible)
Carols: Lord of the Dance and Judas and Mary by Sydney Carter


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

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