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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

: Out of School

An opportunity to see some of the programmes which BBC Television provides for schools each week of term time.

1.46 The Orchestra: Brass: Trumpets and Trombones
A series of ten programmes designed for secondary school children
Introduced by Kenneth Alwyn.
with Denis Egan (trumpet), Arthur Wilson (trombone), Alan Civil (horn) and Winifred Taylor (piano)
Previously shown in November 1963

2.6 Middle School Mathematics: Sampling

One of a group of programmes on Statistics.
A series breaking new ground in the communication of mathematical ideas to secondary school children. The programmes reflect the new attitudes towards the teaching of mathematics and introduce new ideas into the teaching syllabus.

Sampling is something we all have done in the market place and in shops. Mathematically speaking, is it a sound technique?
Introduced by Stewart Gartside.
Previously shown in January
(to 14.26)


Presenter (The Orchestra): Kenneth Alwyn
Trumpeter (The Orchestra): Denis Egan
Trombonist (The Orchestra): Arthur Wilson
Horn (The Orchestra): Alan Civil
Pianist (The Orchestra): Winifred Taylor
Producer (The Orchestra): John Hosier
Presenter (Middle School Mathematics): Stewart Gartside
Film edited by (Middle School Mathematics): Michael Dunk
Illustrated by (Middle School Mathematics: Alfred Wurmser
Producer (Middle School Mathematics): John Cain

: Ripcord: The Silver Chord

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

Ted and Jim rescue a father and son who have parachuted by accident into an Army firing range.

: Fascinating Facts

All living animals have a long history extending in some cases over millions of years. The tree shrew is a very primitive member of the order of primates, which also include apes, monkeys, and man
The theatre, now make-believe, began as a communion with strange gods. Priests were the first actors
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: 2: Davy Jones's Catch

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

Davy Jones discovers that to win an angling contest he must first catch his pike-in advance. He asks Frankie the Wern to catch it for him -with disastrous results.
(First shown on BBC Wales on Feb. 29)


Writer: T. C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
Major D. Pryce-Powell, O.B.E., J.P.: Evan Thomas
Morgan the Keeper: Eynon Evans
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams

: 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: Rush Job

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Bruce calls Features to action stations. Adrian finds it is tough at the top.


Series creator: Hazel Adair
Series creator: Peter Ling
Script: Martin Worth
Designer: Christopher Robillard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Richard Martin
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Jenny: Pauline Munro
Paula: Judy Franklyn
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Alan: Basil Moss
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Miss Craig: Barbara Atkinson
Doug: Lawrence James
Vivien: Patricia Haines
David: Vincent Ball
Nanny Wilson: Margo Cunningham
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer

: Sykes and a Band

Written by Eric Sykes.
Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques
with Wensley Pithey
and Howard Douglas, Brian Rawlinson, Freddie Randall, Dickie Owen, Rita Williams, Felix Bowness, Evelyn Lund
See page 26


Writer: Eric Sykes
Incidental music: Gordon Franks
Designer: Peter Seddon
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Eric: Eric Sykes
Hattie: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Wensley Pithey
[Actor]: Howard Douglas
[Actor]: Brian Rawlinson
[Actor]: Freddie Randall
[Actor]: Dickie Owen
[Actress]: Rita Williams
[Actor]: Felix Bowness
[Actress]: Evelyn Lund

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Third Side of a Coin

Introduced by John Wayne.
and starring June Allyson, John Forsythe
and Hugh Marlowe
A woman is accused of blackmail following the break-up of an affair with a married man.
See page 26


Presenter: John Wayne
Producer/Director: Marc Daniels
Rosalind Cramer: June Allyson
Peter Kent: John Forsythe
William Kent: Hugh Marlowe

: The News

: The Long Journey

"What does it matter what they do, in their offices and shops and factories, you're free ... ...but are you free?" Sixteen-Year-Old
A documentary film by Philip Donnellan.
A young girl arrives in a city - any city - and for a moment we share her life and the lives of her friends.
Music-voice montage adapted by Charles Parker from the radio ballad "On the Edge" by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.
See page 26


Producer: Philip Donnellan
Cameraman: Peter Bartlett
Assistant: Brian Tufano
Location sound: Bob Roberts
Sound mixer: Pat Whittaker
Production assistant: Richard Marquand
Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Music-voice montage adapted by: Charles Parker
Writer, radio ballad "On the Edge" by: Ewan MacColl
Writer, radio ballad "On the Edge" by: Peggy Seeger

: International Concert Hall

Internation Concert Hall presents Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist in Brahms's Second Piano Concerto
with Lorin Maazel conducting the London Symphony Orchestra
Part of a public concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London.


Pianist/soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Growth and Play: 1: The Importance of Play

Programmes for parents about children.
Molly Brearley, Principal of the Froebel Institute of Education
First shown on Sunday


Speaker: Molly Brearley

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