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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
BBC film
(to 11.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: The News

: 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 13.45)


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

: Tich

Tich is joined by Professor Billy McComb, Tony Hart, Ted Taylor and The Karl Denver Trio.
Introduced by Ray Alan.


Presenter/ventriloquist: Ray Alan
Magician: Professor Billy McComb
Artist: Tony Hart
Musicians: The Ted Taylor Trio
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Animal Magic

A weekly series introduced by Johnny Morris with Tony Soper.
A magazine of stories about animals, sometimes in the wild, sometimes in the home, and sometimes in the zoo-but always magical.
From the West


Presenter: Johnny Morris
Presenter: Tony Soper
Film editor: Jim Cryan
Director/producer: Douglas Thomas

: 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

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Settings: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: 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

: The Third Man: Trouble at Drill Hill

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.
A BBC film release

One of Harry Lime's various sources of income is an oilfield which, up to the present, has been paying good dividends. Suddenly a jinx seems to take over: men die mysteriously, sabotage is apparent and, for once, Harry Lime has to solve a problem in which he is personally involved.

7.35-8.0 The Gauntlet Game
A light-hearted contest between Minehead and Petersfield.
(Rowridge, Brighton)


Story and teleplay: David Swift
Director: David O. McDearmon
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Sheriff Eggly: Onslow Stevens
Lisa: Elaine Stewart
Vince Gabriel: Robert Wilke
Keeble: Elisha Cook
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Z Cars: Centre of Disturbance

by John Hopkins.
There are two young constables in each car, ready to deal with trouble as it happens.

A shooting in Newtown shopping centre - so unexpected an event that it has the public shocked and even the police incredulous.
See page 37


Writer: John Hopkins
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Script Editor: Robert Barr
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Terence Dudley

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Action - News - Personalities in a weekly sports magazine for the family.

Professional Boxing: Terry Downes (England) v. Eddie Zaremba (U.S.A.)
Highlights of last night's light-heavyweight contest at the Harry Levine promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley.

The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy: Second Heat
direct from Cleveland Park, Middlesbrough.

News and interviews from The Badminton Three Day Event.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Terry Downes
Boxer: Eddie Zaremba
Commentator (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by (The Sportsview Greyhound Television Trophy): Bill Wright
Presented by: Alec Weeks
Associate editor: Lawrie Higgins
Editor: Cliff Morgan

: The News

: The Budget

James Callaghan, M.P. for the Opposition questioned by Robin Day.


Interviewee: James Callaghan
Interviewer: Robin Day

: Festival: Justin Thyme

by John Bluthal, Robert Fuest and Joe McGrath.
With John Bluthal, Kenneth J. Warren, Leonard Rossiter, Jane Merrow
and Peter Madden and Roddy McMillan
See page 37


Writer: John Bluthal
Writer: Robert Fuest
Writer: Joe McGrath
Music: Kenny Napper
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Singer: Johnny Wade
Designer: Mary Rea
Film editor: Bob Gautry
Story editor: Harry Moore
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: Joe McGrath
Justin Thyme: John Bluthal
Street musician: Roddy McMillan
Flower seller: Elsie Arnold
Commissionaire: Michael Earl
Miss Pennyweight: Sheila Steafel
Giselle: Jane Merrow
J.C.: Peter Madden
Daudet: Leonard Rossiter
Daudet's assistant: Freddy Earlle
Mr Big: Kenneth J. Warren
Big's chief henchman: Milton Reid
Chancellor: Leon Sinden
Croupier: Steven Baron
Hotel clerk: David Calderisi

: Football Special: Wales v. Ireland

The highlights of tonight's Association Football International:
Wales v. Ireland at the Vetch Field, Swansea.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
TV presentation: Dewi Griffiths

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Prayers conducted by: Dr. Donald Soper

: Close Down

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