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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

BBC film
(to 11.00)

: The News

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

BBC film
(to 13.45)

: The Budget

A gruesome budget?; A pre-election give-away?; A tax on sin-drink, betting, tobacco?
Richard Dimbleby and Ian Trethowan introduce a special minute-by-minute report of the last budget before the General Election, with authoritative analysis and comment
In the studio
Nigel Lawson, Christopher Layton, Peter Shore
At Westminster
Frank Cousins, Sir Joseph Lockwood, Professor Frank Paish
and Outside Broadcasts with on-the-spot reactions to the Chancellor's proposals.
A Gallery Special
See page 28


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Guest: Nigel Lawson
Guest: Christopher Layton
Guest: Peter Shore
Guest (Westminster): Frank Cousins
Guest (Westminster): Sir Joseph Lockwood
Guest (Westminster): Professor Frank Paish
Producer: Ian Martin

: Ripcord: Log Jam

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

Ted and Jim deliver a load of nitroglycerine by parachute.

: 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: 3: Davy Jones's Wallop

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

In which there is trouble brewing for Davy.
(First shown on BBC Wales on Feb. 27)


Writer: T.C. Thomas
Designer: Julian Williams
Producer: David J. Thomas
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Tom the Relief: Aubrey Richards
Liza Hargest: Dilys Davies
P.C. Prosser: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
Major Pryce-Powell: Evan Thomas
Excise Officer: Hubert Rees

: 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: Hot and Cold

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Corrigan starts to put on the pressure. Ben and Camilla find Egypt holds some surprises.


Series creator/Script: Hazel Adair
Series creator/Script: Peter Ling
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Producer: Morris Barry
Director: David Giles
Vivien: Patricia Haines
Doug: Lawrence James
David: Vincent Ball
Chloe: Betty Ellis
Dinah Stevens: Margo Andrew
Sheila: Joanna Vogel
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Edmund Bruce: Robert Flemyng
Russell Corrigan: Shane Rimmer
Dr Gantry: John Ringham
Ben: Bill Kerr
Raschid: Lorne Cossette
Camilla: Carmen Silvera
Mrs Chater: Beryl Cooke
Ron Kebble: Don McCorkindale
Stan: Johnny Wade
Iris: Louise Dunn

: Meet the Wife: The Bed

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton in the first of a new comedy series.
(The Bed was first shown in the Comedy Playhouse series on December 28, 1963)
See page 29


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Theme music: Ron Grainer
Incidental music: Don Banks
Designer: Charles Carroll
Associate producer: Philip Barker
Producer: John Paddy Carstairs
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Salesman: Brian Oulton
Young newly-weds: Lesley Allen
Young newly-weds: Patrick Scanlan

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Alan Bennett: A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - 29 Years On 24 May 2017
The Sunday Post: Wendy Craig 4 December 2016

: The Dick Powell Theatre presents: Borderline

Starring John Payne, Hazel Court


Director: Charles Haas
James J. Fitts: John Payne
Paula Carter: Hazel Court
Captain Ordes: Frank Silvera
Mike Munoz: Michael Davis

: The News

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon. Reginald Maudling, M.P. for the Government questioned by Robin Day.


Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Reginald Maudling
Interviewer: Robin Day

: Uncommon Market

A close look at Les Halles the belly of Paris by Stephen Hearst.
See page 29


Producer: Stephen Hearst
Reporter: David Holden
Cameraman: Dick Bush
Film editor: Roy Fry
Sound mixer: Pat Whitaker

: Solti Rehearses

An orchestral rehearsal recorded in a studio at Television Centre with Georg Solti
Musical Director of the Royal Opera House conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Leader, Charles Taylor
in Wagner's Overture: The Flying Dutchman
followed by a performance of the overture


Conductor: Georg Solti
Musicians: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Producer: Walter Todds

: News Extra

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

: Growth and Play: 2: Playing with Mother

Programmes for parents about children.

The most important part of a small baby's environment is his mother. By playing with him she teaches him the limits of his own body and forms his attitudes to the outside world and to other people.
Anthony Ambrose, Ph.D. and A Paediatric Consultant
A BBC Educational broadcast
(First shown on Sunday)


Guest: Anthony Ambrose
Guest: A Paediatric Consultant [name uncredited]

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