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: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The News

: 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 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Out of School

About half of the programmes shown to schools during term time are on science or mathematics. Today Out of School provides two contrasting programmes, both providing in distinctive ways a contribution to the child's awareness of science in the environment.

1.46 Discovering Science: The Water Surface
A series specially designed to help non-specialist teachers by providing the core of a first-year science course in secondary schools.
Water has severe limitations as a cleanser for it is a remarkable fact that there are many things which it cannot effectively wet.
Introduced by Gerd Sommerhoff.
Previously shown in February

2.6 Indoors and Out: Man and the Land: Green Forests
A science series for primary schools.
More than half of Britain was once covered by forests; today the figure is one-twentieth. Of the remaining woodlands that of the New Forest is one of the most important.
Introduced by David Attenborough.
To be shown to Schools in May

(to 14.26)


Presenter (Discovering Science): Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer (Discovering Science): Geoffrey Hall
Presenter (Indoors and Out): David Attenborough
Film Cameraman (Indoors and Out): Ernest Neal
Film Cameraman (Indoors and Out): Kenneth Watkins
Film Cameraman (Indoors and Out): Bill Munn
Film Cameraman (Indoors and Out): Eric Deeming
Film Cameraman (Indoors and Out): John Ridley
Film Editor (Indoors and Out): Eddie Wallstab
Producer (Indoors and Out): Eric Simms

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber, Ronald Cryer Guest stars, The Applejacks
and Double or Drop

(Peter Hayes is appearing at the Butlin Hotels, Cliftonville; Leslie Crowther is appearing in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Presenter/Double or Drop Devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Puppeteer: Ronald Cryer
Musicians: The Applejacks
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Octet
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Junior Points of View

with June Imray
A weekly look at criticism and comments from younger viewers.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to: Junior Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: June Imray

: 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

: World Zoos: Munich

Introduced by James Fisher.
Munich is a geographical zoo, where animals are grouped in areas representing the five continents of the world. During this visit, which concentrates mainly on Europe, James Fisher discusses with Kenneth Whitehead, a noted expert, the zoo's outstanding collection of deer.
Presented by the Bavarian Television Service
From the West


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Kenneth Whitehead
Series edited by: Nicholas Crocker

: 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: Moment of Truth

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Adrian finds a photographer. Alan faces a crisis.


Series created by: Hazel Adair
Series created by: Peter Ling
Script: Martin Worth
Designer: Christopher Robillard
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: Richard Martin
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Jenny: Pauline Monro
Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
David: Vincent Ball
Alan: Basil Moss
Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Ian: Ronald Allen
Miss Craig: Barbara Atkinson
Adrian: Robert Desmond
Doug: Lawrence James
Nanny Wilson: Marco Cunningham
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Lois McClusky: Dawn Beret
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Grocery boy: Vince Everet
Mrs. Simms: Patricia Jessel

: Dr. Kildare: Tomorrow is a Fickle Girl

A film series starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.

An unqualified teenage boy tries to practise medicine, and finds himself in trouble.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Executive producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Writing and research: John Dalzell
Writing and research: Alan Haire
Writing and research: Colin Reid
Story editor: Bob Stuart
Music: James Turner
Director: Michael Goodwin
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: The News

: Amateur Boxing: Championship Finals of the London Amateur Boxing Association

In this, the last of the A.B.A. quarter-finals, boxers from the Home Counties and the four London divisions compete for a London area title and a place in the semi finals of the A.B.A. Championships at Wembley on April 24.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the principal contests from this annual tournament at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
See page 41


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
TV presentation: A. P. Wilkinson

: Gallery

A view of people and politics.
Introduced by Ian Trethowan.
Including: A review of today's local government elections and a preview of tonight's results programme.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

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

: Election Gallery

Ian Trethowan introduces tonight's local government election results as they come in, with Robin Day and David Butler, Robert Carvel.
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring the results direct from London Boroughs.
Reporters, John Morgan and Brian Redhead
Reporting from the Regions:
In Manchester, Harold Webb
In Newcastle, Frank Bough
In Birmingham, Jeffrey Preece
A Gallery Special
See page 41


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robin Day
Analyst: David Butler
Analyst: Robert Carvel
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Reporter (Manchester): Harold Webb
Reporter (Newcastle): Frank Bough
Reporter (Birmingham): Jeffrey Preece
Producer: Anthony Whitby

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