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: Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into Women's shoes conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the Footwear Industry and the Leather Institute.

Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet including Doreen Stephens, Editor of women's television programmes.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Presenter/entertainer (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Presenter/entertainer (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Guest (Come to Tea): Doreen Stephens
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva
Presented by (Come to Tea): Patrick Harvey

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas: "...and there was I..."

Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls exciting moments from his life as a commentator.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Hand of Terror

[Starring] Bruce Seton
A detective film.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, continues his stories of gay London nights.


Presenter: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Molly Blake.

All About Animals
George Cansdale introduces animals from smaller zoos.

Don Dances: 4
How many ways of dancing are there? Don Tasker gives the answer in a series of four programmes.

Space Port: 4: Contact with Earth
R. Clifton Jennison, Ph D., and Kim Allen look at some of the best models sent in since the last programme.
You can see the type of launching gantries and power stations required, how to model these, and you are invited to design and make a flag for this the first "Space Port" on the moon.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter/Dancer (Don Dances): Don Tasker
Presenter (Space Port): R. Clifton Jennison
Presenter (Space Port): Kim Allen
Series presented by (Space Port): Trevor Hill

: Newsreel

: HIighlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Poison Machine

Bruce Seton in a film from this series.
(All transmitters except Kirk o'Shotts, Meldrum and Divis)

7.30 Talking Sport
A discussion in which a panel of experts speak on topics of interest to sport enthusiasts.
From Edinburgh.
(Kirk o'Shotts, Meldrum and Divis)


Inspector Robert Fabian (Fabian of Scotland Yard): Bruce Seton

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.
(What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors - using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Dickie Valentine with Anne Shelton, Shirley Abicair, The Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black
(Dickie Valentine appears by permission of Lew and Leslie Grade. Ltd.)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Dickie Valentine
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Musicians: The Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Francis Essex

: J. B. Priestley on Books and Authors

The last of a fortnightly series.


Presenter: J. B. Priestley

: News

: Top Town: Round One: (third heat) - Bangor, Northern Ireland v. Bradford Yorkshire

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 1956 title of "Top Town".
Professional: Helene Cordet, Ted Kavanagh
Viewer: Tony Iveson
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Royal Hall, Harrogate.


Judge (Professional): Helene Cordet
Judge (Professional): Ted Kavanagh
Judge (Viewer): Tony Iveson
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Weather

: Thoughts for Holy Week: 1: The Judge

Bishop Wand, Canon of St. Paul's speaks of the character of Christ as revealed in the events of Holy Week.


Speaker: Bishop Wand

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