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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

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
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

: Deputy Dawg

A cartoon film series.
Dreams come true for Deputy Dawg when he becomes a star for a day.

: Vision On: Spring

A fortnightly programme in which pictures speak louder than words.
Introduced for deaf children by Pat Keysell.
Including a cartoon story film, a funny film, "Dizzy Decorators" made by Harrison Marks, and the results of the 'Horses' competition.


Presenter: Pat Keysell
Director (Dizzy Decorators): Harrison Marks
Designer: Kenneth Wrench
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

: What Next in Illusion?

Increasingly we surround ourselves with imitation and illusion. What looks like marble, wood, or tile may be linoleum, paper, or plastic. Mirrors and murals give an illusion of space and light. Things aren't always what they seem, but does it matter?
Taking part: Jon Bannenberg, Martin Battersby, Wilfred Blunt, Shirley Conran, Michael Inchbald, Ralph Wightman.


Panellist: Jon Bannenberg
Panellist: Martin Battersby
Panellist: Wilfred Blunt
Panellist: Shirley Conran
Panellist: Michael Inchbald
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Designer: Peter Cory
Production assistant: Margaret McCall
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

: The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Masterpiece

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
and guest stars, Howard Morris, Alan Reed

The Masterpiece ...really is a work of art. What is it?


Rob Petrie: Dick Van Dyke
Laura Petrie: Mary Tyler Moore
Buddy Sorrell: Morey Amsterdam
Sally Rogers: Rose Marie
Ritchie Petrie: Larry Mathews
Mr. Holdecker: Howard Morris
Auctioneer: Alan Reed

: The Defenders: Grandma TNT

A film series of courtroom dramas.
Starring E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed
with guest star, Lillian Gish

An old lady is arrested after threatening to blow up a bank, and involves Lawrence Preston in one of the most unusual cases of his career.
(Previously shown on March 12, 1963)


Lawrence Preston: E.G. Marshall
Kenneth Preston: Robert Reed
Louise Clarendon: Lillian Gish
Elspeth Clarendon: Enid Market
Genevieve Clarendon: Mary Finney
Miss Parkhurst: Lucy Landau
Schwartz: Lou Jacobi
Strafucci: Sam Capuano
District Attorney: Kermit Murdoch
Mrs. Hunt: Elisabeth Fraser
Judge: Don McHenry
Captain McCoy: Jan Henry

: Your Life in Their Hands: Babies with Bad Hearts

This last programme in the series shows how babies born with serious heart defects are treated medically and surgically.
From the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London
See page 47


Producer: Peter Bruce
Editor: Bill Duncalf

: The News

: Miss England 1964

England's most beautiful girls compete for the title of 'Miss England'.
A BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you the excitement of this great national event direct from the Ritz Ballroom, Manchester.
Music by Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing and arranged by Eric Morley
See page 47


Master of Ceremonies: Geoffrey Wheeler
Musicians: Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: The Devil in the Backlands: 1: The Fanatics

Three films by Adrian Cowell.
From the stoic cowboys of the backlands of north-east Brazil come bands of pilgrims-among them mad prophets, flagellators, and armed men-who wander incessantly across the barren countryside waiting for the reincarnation in 1970 of their dead Saint.
See page 47

10.0-10.30 Journey into Spring: Spring comes to Selborne in Hampshire where, between 1767 and 1780, The Rev. Gilbert White wrote his 'Natural History of Selborne'.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Narrator/producer: Adrian Cowell
Quotations spoken by: Anthony Jacobs
Photographed by: Jesco von Puttkamer
Sound mixer: Bob Saunders
Film editor: Keith Miller
Presented by: Harry Hastings
Series editor: Brian Branston

: 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

: News Extra

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

: The Sky at Night: Space Navigation

For ages man has used the stars to navigate by Patrick Moore discusses with Henry Brinton some of the new problems of celestial navigation which the space traveller has to face.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Henry Brinton
Director: Julia Gaitskell
Producer: Paul Johnstone

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