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: Watch with Mother: New Picture Book

For the very young
Vera McKechnie turns the pages in a new series.
BBC film
(to 11.00)


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

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrychwn ymhell ac yn agos Drwy ffllm a thrwy drafod
Daw Cymru a'r byd i'r aelwyd I'ch difyrru
Wrth eich cinio
Y cyflwynydd, OWEN EDWARDS Y cynhyrchu, Ifor REES
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Ifor Rees
Unknown: Myrfyn Owen
Unknown: Geraint Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: Headline News

: Bank Holiday Grandstand

See panel and page 19

: A Chump at Oxford

A film comedy.
Starring Laurel and Hardy


Director: Alfred Goulding
Stan Laurel: Himself
Oliver Hardy: Himself
Meredith: Forrester Harvey
Dean Witliams: Wilfred Lucas
Banker: Forbes Murray
Dean's servant: Frank Baker

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
A summary of today's sporting highlights and the classified football results.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: What's My Line?

Chairman, Eamonn Andrews
Panel: Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon, A guest panellist and a mystery guest celebrity.
Televised by arrangement with C.B.S.


Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Research and direction: Rosamund Davies
Producer: Richard Evans
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Guinea Pig

Starring Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Robert Flemyng


Producer: John Boulting
Director: Roy Boulting
Jack Read: Richard Attenborough
Lynne Hartley: Sheila Sim
Nigel Lorraine: Robert Flemyng
Mr Read: Bernard Miles
Mrs Read: Joan Hickson
Mr Hartley: Cecil Trouncer

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras look at People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
featuring tonight:
Broadway Goes British
John Morgan reports from New York on Britain's invasion of America's theatreland with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, James Mossman, Roderick MacFarquhar.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter (Broadway Goes British): John Morgan
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: James Mossman
Reporter: Roderick MacFarquhar
Associate producer: Christopher Ralling
Associate producer: David J. Webster
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Suspense: Call from a Customer

by Leslie Darbon.
with Derek Blomfield, Iris Russell
and Moultrie Kelsall
From the North

Bank Manager Gilbert Turner is expecting a visitor from London: a Mr. Carter, who plans to open a new factory in the district. When he arrives, he seems oddly reluctant to talk business until an important 'phone call comes through. "A lot depends on this call. Believe me, if all goes well we'll really get down to hard and fast financial arrangements."
But when the 'phone rings, Gilbert Turner suddenly finds himself in a nightmare situation. The mysterious Mr. Carter, far from wanting to put money into the bank, has other plans-and unless the manager co-operates, his wife is in mortal danger...
Produced by Campbell Logan, Call from a Customer is Leslie Darbon's first play for BBC-tv, although he has written a number of successful radio plays, including The King of Soho.
Among the cast are Moultrie Kelsall and Iris Russell as Gilbert Turner and his wife, Sally (both have been seen in Dr. Finlay's Casebook), while Derek Blomfield, who appeared recently in House on Three Floors, plays Mark Carter: "I consider myself just as much a business-man as yourself, Mr. Turner. Don't look so shocked! This is a business deal between you and me."


Writer: Leslie Darbon
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Film cameraman: Bob Sleigh
Film editor: Arthur Smith
Sally Turner: Iris Russell
Gilbert Turner: Moultrie Kelsall
Merrick: Roger Snowdon
Mr James: Philip Howard
Mr Anderson: John Dawson
Sheila Clarke: Gay Cameron
Mr Young: Eric Dodson
Supt Aitken: Edward Evans
Mark Carter: Derek Blomfield
Miss Roslyn: Jean Marlow
Harry: Sidney Vivian
First phoney detective: Robert Russell
Second phoney detective: Peter Bevis
Police-Sergeant Christle: Alan Rolfe
P.C. Britton: Bruce McKenzie
Crooks: Graham Ashley
Crooks: Hugh Lund
Crooks: Michael Slater
Crooks: Monty Warren
Other parts played by: Jean MacLaren
Other parts played by: Arlene Whittaker
Other parts played by: Marjorie Mayhew
Other parts played by: Irene Reilly
Other parts played by: Kay Millington
Other parts played by: Anne Tregonning
Other parts played by: Harry Simons
Other parts played by: Derek Cockburn
Other parts played by: William Coleclough
Other parts played by: Cyril Varley
Other parts played by: Geoffrey Francis
Other parts played by: Anthony Browne
Other parts played by: Fred Rawlings
Other parts played by: Peter Whittaker

: Dancing Club

A special Easter edition of television's longest-running programme.

presenting Victor Silvester
and featuring the Ballroom Orchestra
Directed by Victor Silvester Jnr.
Leader, Oscar Grasso
from the Carlton Ballroom, London.

Demonstrations by Eric Lashbrooke and Norma Graves, Dennis Udell and Joyce Brampton, Dimitri Petrides and Nina Hunt, The Frank and Peggy Spencer South London Formation Team.

Professional Invitation Dancing Contest
featuring six of Britain's outstanding dance couples.

Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson: The Twist
assisted by Christine Norton and the Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers.

Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: The Ballroom Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Victor Silvester Jnr.
[Orchestra] leader: Oscar Grasso
Dancer: Eric Lashbrooke
Dancer: Norma Graves
Dancer: Dennis Udell
Dancer: Joyce Brampton
Dancer: Dimitri Petrides
Dancer: Nina Hunt
Formation dancers: The Frank and Peggy Spencer South London Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Assisted by (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Frank and Peggy Spencer Dancers
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: Late Night News

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