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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

: Ripcord: Forest Fire

A thrilling new film series about the adventures of two daredevil parachutists.

Crack parachutists Ted McKeever and Jim Buckley make a desperate jump to save a boy and a dog.
See page 26

: Fascinating Facts

Advertisements for a patent medicine in the 1840s claimed a cure for over thirty ailments from blotches to 'weakness from whatever cause'
In an age of revolution Simon Bolivar was a revolutionary genius
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 Corbet Woodall.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Corbet Woodall

: Davy Jones: 1: Davy Jones's Lovebirds

by T. C. Thomas.
A look at life in a railway signal-box somewhere in rural Wales.

In which Davy has trouble with his 'points'.
(First shown on BBC Wales on February 13)


Writer: T. C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J . Thomas
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Evan Evans: George David
Maggie Williams: Madge Jones

: 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: Just Married - Good Luck!

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Iris's wedding day is not without its pitfalls. Ian and Jenny look into the future - and don't care for what they see.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Bob Stuart
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: James Cellan-Jones
Iris: Louise Dunn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Mrs Alcott: Audrey Noble
Stan: Johnny Wade
Alan: Basil Moss
Mr Alcott: Norman Mitchell
Milkman: David Craig
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Wendy Millet: Sandra Payne
Doug: Lawrence James
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Mervyn Slater: Eric Thompson
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Ben: Bill Kerr
David: Vincent Ball
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mrs Millet: Freda Bamford
Photographer: Ian Frost
Signalman: Howell Evans
Policeman: Jeremy Longhurst

: Sykes and a Log Cabin

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques
featuring Ronnie Barker
with Jack Allen, Derek Nimmo, Valerie Bell, Elizabeth Chambers, Philip Anthony


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Film cameraman: Bill Matthews
Film editor: Geoff Botterill
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Jack Allen
[Actor]: Derek Nimmo
[Actress]: Valerie Bell
[Actress]: Elizabeth Chambers
[Actor]: Philip Anthony

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: The Last of the Big Spenders

Introduced by Jackie Cooper
and starring Dana Andrews, Inger Stevens

A novelist has only a short time to get to know the son he has not seen for twenty years.


Presenter: Jackie Cooper
Director: Robert Gist
Paul Oakland: Dana Andrews
Adele Hughes: Inger Stevens
Nick Oakland: Robert Redford
Christopher Burton: Herchel Bernardi
Dr Joseph Greer: Norman Fell

: The News

: Supersonic

A new documentary by Richard Cawston.
Will the whole of the British Isles soon be covered with sonic bangs as loud as thunder claps?
Will the Anglo-French plan to build the world's first supersonic airliner prove to be a disastrous mistake?
For the first time on television the men directly responsible for the Concord talk about their hopes and their headaches. And their strongest opponents say why the Supersonic Age should be prevented at all cost.
Filmed in Britain, France, and the United States, and including: Sir George Edwards, General Andre Puget, Bo Lundberg, Najeeb Halaby, Sir Arnold Hall, Pierre Satre, Dr. A.E. Russell, Dr. S.G. Hooker, Dr. J.M. Lighthill.
Commentary spoken by Michael Flanders.
See page 27


Director: Richard Cawston
Speaker: Sir George Edwards
Speaker: General Andre Puget
Speaker: Bo Lundberg
Speaker: Najeeb Halaby
Speaker: Sir Arnold Hall
Speaker: Pierre Satre
Speaker: Dr. A.E. Russell
Speaker: Dr. S.G. Hooker
Speaker: Dr. J.M. Lighthill
Narrator: Michael Flanders
Photography: Dick Bush
Sound: Robin Green
Sound: Robert Saunders
Film editor: Roy Fry

: International Concert Hall

Karl Munchinger conducting the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
with Johannes Bruning as soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor
The programme also includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for Strings
Before an invited audience in the Assembly Rooms, Bath

Next week: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel, with Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Brahms's Second Piano Concerto.
From the Royal Festival Hall, London


Orchestra conductor: Karl Munchinger
Musicians: The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Violinist/soloist: Johannes Bruning
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

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