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: Family Affairs: The Under Fives

Introduced by Josephine Douglas.

Pre-School Preparation
Caroline Brown suggests how parents can help prepare children, for their entry into school life.

For Warmer Days
Ruth Foster Fletcher shows how to make a simple playsuit.

Phyllis Hostler recommends some books she thinks will interest parents.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Item presenter (Pre-School Preparation): Caroline Brown
Item presenter (For Warmer Days): Ruth Foster Fletcher
Item presenter (Books): Phyllis Hostler
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Above Us the Waves
The story on film of the vital part played by human torpedoes and midget submarines in the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz.
Launched in 1939 as unsinkable the Tirpitz was finally immobilised sixty miles up a Norwegian fjord in November 1944. Commander Cameron (who won his V.C. in this operation) and others of his gallant colleagues are seen with Admiral Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., P.C., at the London premiere at the Odeon, Leicester Square, in interviews with John Mills, John Gregson, and Donald Sinden, who portray them in the film.
Programme compiled by courtesy of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Ltd.)
(Previously televised on April 20)

British Industries Fair, 1955
Barrie Edgar visits the exhibition building at Castle Bromwich near Birmingham and shows a few of the many thousands of British goods that are displayed there.

(to 17.45)


Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): John Mills
Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): John Gregson
Interviewee (Above Us the Waves): Donald Sinden
Presenter (British Industries Fair, 1955): Barrie Edgar
Presented by (British Industries Fair, 1955): David Martin

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, O.M., C.H.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, O.M., C.H.

: Sooty Stays Up

with Harry Corbett, Shirley Abicair, 'Windy Blow', The Valettos.
Music by Jimmy Leach and his Organolian Quarte
From the Northern Radio and Television Exhibition, City Hall. Manchester.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Clown: 'Windy Blow'
Dancers: The Valettos
Musicians: Jimmy Leach and his Organolian Quarte
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Robbery in the Museum

Another film in this detection series.
[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record
together with the latest news from the record industry

Featuring Max Bygraves, The Four Aces, George Shearing, Alma Cogan, Ronnie Hilton and Jean Metcalfe

Sid Phillips and his Band, The Concert Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black
(See foot of page and page 6)

(The Four Aces are appearing at the London Palladium)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Max Bygraves
Singers: The Four Aces
Pianist: George Shearing
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Guest: Jean Metcalfe
Musicians: Sid Phillips and his Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Francis Essex

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Rock 'n' Roll Years 13 September 2015

: Have You a Camera?

Baron, the photographer, in the fourth of six programmes, shows you how to take good pictures by simple methods.


Photographer/presenter: Baron
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Golden Gloves Boxing: U.S.A. v. Great Britain

Some of the concluding bouts in tonight's amateur international tournament from the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Television presentation: Stephen Wade

: News

(sound only)

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