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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages and shows you how to make a paper lantern.
You need coloured paper, glue, pencil, scissors, and a ruler
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Editor: Maria Bird
Producer: Freda Lingstrom

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Tales of the Riverbank: Hammy and Roddy Go Fishing

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

Hammy meets the Wise Old Frog and makes friends with Roderick the Rat, who takes him on a very exciting fishing trip.
Commentary spoken by Johnny Morris.
(to 13.45)


Director: Dave Ellison
Narrator: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: 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 2: Rocket Rescue

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

While Tintin and his friends try to stop sabotage, Snowy gets lost on the moon.

: 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, North West Folk Four, Julie Felix, Roy Guest,
Derek Sarjeant


Band: The Corrie Folk Trio and Paddie Bell
Musicians: North West Folk Four
Singer: Julie Felix
Singer: Roy Guest
Singer: Derek Sarjeant
Director: David Bell
Producer: Travers Thorneloe
Producer: W. Gordon Smith

: 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 Denis and Michaela Denis: Masai

Last year, perhaps for the last time, a great gathering of the Masai tribe took place in Kenya. This was for the Unoto - the graduation ceremony of its warriors -
which occurs once in every seven years. But the Masai way of life is changing and this traditional ceremony may never take place again.
A new film series
From the West
See page 22


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Lucy Show: Lucy and Viv open a Restaurant

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, Jack Albertson, Kathleen Freeman

Lucy and Viv open a Restaurant ...and end up in the soup!


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
Herbert: Jack Albertson
Olga: Kathleen Freeman

: 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

: Detective: Trent's Last Case

Rupert Davies as Maigret introduces Philip Trent played by Michael Gwynn in E.C. Bentley's "Trent's Last Case"

A pair of damaged shoes helped Philip Trent to solve the mystery of a tycoon's death, but the solution revealed astounding facts that even he had not suspected.
See page 22


Author: E.C. Bentley
Detective theme music composed by: John Addison
Incidental Music: Raymond Jones
Script Editor: Max Marquis
Script Editor: John Gould
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: David Goddard
Director: Peter Duguid
Maigret (Introduction): Rupert Davies
Dr. Stock: Lewis Wilson
Inspector Murch: Ross Parker
Sigsbee Manderson: Peter Williams
Philip Trent: Michael Gwynn
Martin: Morris Perry
Celestine: Petronella Barker
Calvin Bunner: Bill Nagy
John Marlowe: Kenneth Fortescue
Nathaniel Cupples: Carleton Hobbs
Mabel Manderson: Penelope Horner

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at criticism and comments from viewers.
Next edition: Friday at 11.10 p.m.
Letters for inclusion in these programmes should be addressed to Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Dance Date

at the Lyceum in the Strand, London.
The Grand Finals of the Star United Kingdom Latin-American Championships
Peter West also introduces the Southern Heat of the Star United Kingdom
Formation Championships and the 'last chance' heat of the Modern Championships.
Joe Loss and his Orchestra, Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing


Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Musicians: Denny Boyce and his Orchestra
Commentator: Judith Chalmers
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Philip Lewis

: News Extra

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

: The Fabric of the Atom: Programme 2: The Graininess of Energy

An Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Previously shown on Saturday

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