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Sense and Nonsense with Tony Hart and Pat Keysell, who introduces it also for deaf children with Ben Benison
The Prof, The Burbles, Humphrey Umbrage and Susanne
The Vision On Gallery

(Anyone under 16 can send in paintings for the 'Gallery,' and there is a prize for any that are shown. Address them to "Vision On," [address removed]. We are sorry we cannot return paintings.)


Tony Hart
Pat Keysell
Mime artist:
Ben Benison
The Prof:
David Cleveland
John Bone
Patrick Dowling

The news, features, opinions of the country at large, and Your Region Tonight in particular (including Regional Weather) co-ordinated by Michael Barratt


Michael Barratt
Robert Langley
Lynn Lewis
Jack Pizzey
Philip Tibenham
Assistant Editor:
Phil Sidey
Michael Bunce

by Leslie Duxbury
Starring Derek Waring
with Ian Cullen, Douglas Fielding, Jack Carr

"Last night neither you nor your wife had a bean. Now..."


Leslie Duxbury
Script Editor:
Tony Holland
Oliver Bayldon
Ron Craddock
Morris Barry
Sheila Rhodes:
Bridget Turner
Reg Smith:
Stanley Meadows
Det-Insp Goss:
Derek Waring
PC Quilley:
Douglas Fielding
PC Skinner:
Ian Cullen
PC Covill:
Jack Carr
Panda driver:
Leslie Weekes
Jack Mills:
Julian Somers
Ralph Rhodes:
James Culliford
Ruby Simpson:
Margot Field

The first of a season of films displaying the many-sided talents of Peter Sellers
with Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins, Nanette Newman, Davy Kaye, Bill Kerr

When a gang of phoney policemen hi-jack London's leading crooks and make off with their ill-gotten gains, the underworld is up in arms - and so begins the craziest conspiracy in criminal history, between the cops and the robbers! For Peter Sellers a tailor-made role as full-time gang leader and spare-time couturier, with Lionel Jeffries as the wonderfully confused police inspector.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Cliff Owen
Pearly Gates:
Peter Sellers
Insp Parker:
Lionel Jeffries
Nervous O'Toole:
Bernard Cribbins
Trainer King:
Davy Kaye
Nanette Newman
Jack Coombes:
Bill Kerr
Bluey May:
Ed Devereaux
Reg Denton:
Reg Lye
Assistant Commissioner:
John Le Mesurier
Sid Cooper:
Graham Stark
Supt Forest:
Martin Boddey
Irene Browne
Arthur Mullard
Misery Martin:
Dermot Kelly
Vanda Godsell
Siggy Schmultz:
Tutte Lemkow
Barry Keegan

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
"All the greatest exponents of civilisation, from Dante to Goethe, have been obsessed by light - perhaps one could take it as the supreme symbol of civilisation. But in the 17th century, the invention of the lens was giving light a new range and power."
The telescope and the microscope revealed new worlds in space and in a drop of water; and the realism of Dutch painting carried a stage further the observation of human character. Kenneth Clark's story takes him from the Holland of Rembrandt and Vermeer to the London of Wren, Purcell and the Royal Society.
"When I say that I find Kenneth Clark's 'Civilisation' entertaining, and so does my wife and my children's nannie and a 16-year-old American girl who happens to be visiting us, why am I suspect!" (Evening Standard)


Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director:
Ann Turner
Michael Gill
Peter Montagnon

BBC One London

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BBC One is a TV channel that started broadcasting on the 20th April 1964. It replaced BBC Television.

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