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: Play School

A programme for children at home.
Storyteller this week, Eileen Colwell
(to 11.30)


Storyteller: Eileen Colwell
Presenter: Terence Holland
Presenter: Marian Diamond

: News

: Wheelbase: Car '65

Gordon Wilkins covers the world of motoring.

How many new cars will there be in the New Year and how much will they cost to buy and run? Will the 6d. extra stay on petrol? Will insurance and hire purchase cost more?
A New Year's Eve preview of prices and prospects for the motorist in 1965.


Presenter: Gordon Wilkins
Reporter: Michael Frostick
Reporter: Robin Richards
Research: John Ebbrell
Research: Esmond Seal
Director: Douglas Hespe
Producer: Brian Robins

: Time Out: The Other Side of Life

Written by Richard Wade.
Ludovic Kennedy introduces this weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James, Christopher Rainbow.

James Bond's heavy artillery... Francis Chichester talking about the leak that nearly sank his boat in mid-Atlantic ... Brian Nally describing his night with an injured companion on the north face of the Eiger... The Lewes man who said 'We'll always burn the Pope'... The sale of the most expensive piece of furniture in the world... A twelve-metre yacht and a steam engine at speed...
These are a few of the moments recorded by Time Out since April.
Tonight's programme looks back - and forward - at the way people find excitement and pleasure from the other side of life.


Writer: Richard Wade
Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: Jeremy James
Reporter: Christopher Rainbow
Interviewee: Francis Chichester
Interviewee: Brian Nally
Producer: Dick Gilling
Producer: Bob Duncan
Producer: William Fitzwater
Producer: Roy Harris
Film editor: Bert Meadows
Film editor: Les Newman
Film editor: John House
Studio director: John Percival
Associate editor: Phil Pilley
Editor: Christopher Brasher

: Tom, Dick and Mary: And Baby Makes Four

A comedy film series featuring an intrepid trio who prove that two's company.
Starring Don Galloway, Joyce Bulifant and Steve Franken


Dr. Tom Gentry: Don Galloway
Mary Gentry: Joyce Bulifant
Dr. Dick Moran: Steve Franken

: News Year '64

Written by Peter Elliott.
Another look at the most memorable news stories of the year as filmed by BBC and newsfilm agency cameramen at home and abroad.


Writer: Peter Elliott
Spoken by: Richard Baker
Spoken by: Robert Dougall
Film edited by: Stan Russell
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Thursday Theatre: When We Are Married

by J. B. Priestley.
(Newton Blick is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company)
See facing page

On BBC-2 at 10.15 When We Are Married
The well-worn phrase 'agonising reappraisal' perhaps best describes the psychological process of the characters in tonight's play. In this J.B. Priestley comedy, three married couples, who have gathered to celebrate communally their silver weddings, suddenly find that they were not actually married twenty-five years before. This news leads to an evening of shattering readjustment for the Helliwells, the Parkers, and the Soppitts. A strong cast, including Gwendolyn Watts and George A. Cooper, has been assembled.


Author: J.B. Priestley
Pianist: Sybilla Marshall
Script Editor: Rosemary Hill
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Vivian A. Daniels
Ruby Birtle: Gwendolyn Watts
Gerald Forbes: Gilbert Wynne
Mrs. Northrop: Marjorie Rhodes
Nancy Holmes: Sian Davies
Alderman Joseph Helliwell: John Sharp
Maria Helliwell: Avis Bunnage
Councillor Albert Parker: Newton Blick
Annie Parker: Noel Dyson
Herbert Soppitt: Glenn Melvyn
Clara Soppitt: Mary Quinn
Henry Ormonroyd: George A. Cooper
Lottie Grady: Clare Kelly
The Rev. Clement Mercer: Robert James

: Beat in the New!

Welcome the New Year with stars and celebrities.
Pat Campbell presents non-stop beat.

Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, The Kinks, The Merseybeats, The Graham Bond Organisation, Christine Holmes, Ray Singer
Peter and the Headlines play Hitsville '64

11.57 David Jacobs and the Gang see in the New Year

12.5 Davy Kaye presents Beat Cabaret
Starring P. J. Proby, The Rockin' Berries, Julie Rogers, Les Beat Room Can-Can Ladies.

Davy Kaye is appearing in 'Puss-in-Boots' at The Granada, Brixton
See page 37


Presenter: Pat Campbell
Band: Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
Band: The Kinks
Band: The Merseybeats
Musicians: The Graham Bond Organisation
Singer: Christine Holmes
Singer: Ray Singer
House band: Peter and the Headlines
Item presenters: David Jacobs and the Gang
Item presenter (Beat Cabaret): Davy Kaye
Singer (Beat Cabaret): P. J. Proby
Band (Beat Cabaret): The Rockin' Berries
Singer (Beat Cabaret): Julie Rogers
Dancers (Beat Cabaret): Les Beat Room Can-Can Ladies
Design: Judy Steele
Lighting: Peter Smee
Sound: Bryan Forgham
Producer: Barry Langford

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