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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: The Circus

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

The friends of Roddy, Hammy, and Guinea witness one of the most daring spectacles ever seen along the Riverbank.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Out of School

Each week during term time BBC Television provides more than thirty transmissions directed to schools and technical colleges. Today, while schools are on holiday, Out of School provides an opportunity to see programmes designed for secondary audiences.

1.46 Going to Work: Working in a Self-Service Store
A careers series for school-leavers.
Introduced by Peter West.
What sort of jobs are there and what is the training like for girls in a self-service store? The School Film Unit goes to a large store in a new town to find out.
Previously shown in February

2.6 Challenge: Canoeing
A preview of a new School Television series designed to encourage out-of-door activities.
Written and produced by Andrew Quicke.
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler.
Is it difficult to paddle your own canoe? From the early stages in a London swimming pool the School Film Unit follows a school group learning the techniques that will help them to shoot the rapids on the River Wye.

To be shown in Schools in May
(to 14.26)


Presenter (Going to Work): Peter West
Film cameraman (Going to Work): Reg Pope
Film editor (Going to Work): John Griffiths
Producer (Going to Work): Peter Montagnon
Writer/producer (Challenge): Andrew Quicke
Presenter (Challenge): Geoffrey Wheeler
Film cameraman (Challenge): John Wyatt
Sound recordist (Challenge): Bill Searle
Film editor (Challenge): Peter Horrey

: 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

: The Adventures of Tintin: Objective Moon: Part 1: Espionage

A new film in four parts about the adventures of Tintin, the boy detective.

Tintin, Captain Haddock, and Snowy investigate Professor Calculus's rocket experiments with alarming results.

: 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

: The Hoot'nanny Show

The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell, The Dubliners, Nadia Cattouse, Tom Paley,
Cyril Tawney


Band: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Band: The Dubliners
Singer: Nadia Cattouse
Musician: Tom Paley
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.


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

: On Safari with Armand and Michaela Denis: The Lioness

A loving and devoted mother, a disciplinarian, a huntress, and a killer. The intimate story of a lioness and her three cubs living on their own away from the pride.
A new film series
From the West
See page 21


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Lucy Show: Lucy Meets a Millionaire

A comedy film series of family life with never a dull moment.
Starring Lucille Ball
with Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, Ralph Hart
and guest stars, Cesare Danova, Jay Novello

Lucy Meets a Millionaire ...but money isn't everything!


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
Umberto Fabriani: Cesare Danova
Tony DiBello: Jay Novello

: 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 Ralling
Editor: David Wheeler

: The News

: Action Report

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

: Detective: The Drawing

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces:
Detective-Sergeant Cluff played by Leslie Sands in Gil North's "The Drawing"
See page 21


Writer: Gil North
Animals trained by: John Holmes
"Detective" theme music composed by: John Addison
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Script Editor: John Gould
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Terence Dudley
Maigret (Introduction): Rupert Davies
Detective-Sergeant Cluff: Leslie Sands
Inspector Mole: Doel Luscombe
Duty Constable: Frank Pettitt
Constable Barker: John Rolfe
Mona Harris: Susanna Carroll
Whitaker: Allan McClelland
Young clerk: Robert Fyes
Elderly clerk: David Kirk
Mrs Cockshott: Jeanne Watts
Mrs Whitaker: Margaret Ward
Miss Hewson: Polly Murch
Harris: Michael Cover
Johnson: John Kirby
Waitress: Margaret Carlisle
Annie Croft: Anna Wing
Police Constable: James McManus
Dr Hamm: Derek Benfield
Cleaner: Doris Rogers
Nurse: Mary Fouracres

: 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

: Dance Date

At the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Featuring the Grand Finals of the Evening News Old-Time Championships and the Old-Time Formation Championships plus the 'last-chance' heat of the Star United Kingdom Latin-American Championships
Peter West also introduces the Band and Drums of the Memorial Silver Trumpets of the Royal Marines School of Music, by permission of Col. J.C. d'E. Coke, D.S.C., under the direction of Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn, C.V.O., O.B.E., F.R.A.M., R.M., Principal Director of Music, Royal Marines
Harry Davidson and his Orchestra, Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: The Band and Drums of the Memorial Silver Trumpets of the Royal Marines School of Music
Band under the direction of: Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn
Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Musicians: Sydney Thompson and his Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for TV by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: The Fabric of the Atom: Programme 1: On the Stability of Matter

An Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
Previously shown on Saturday

: Close Down

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