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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

A Minister of Religion explains the significance of the Churching ceremony.

Cookery for Busy Mothers
Evelyn Rose shows how to make multiple mixes.

New Babies
A doctor tells how to recognise and deal with common disorders and upsets in small babies.

Going Away
A selection of easily transported baby equipment.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Thanksgiving): A Minister of Religion [name uncredited]
Cook (Cookery for Busy Mothers): Evelyn Rose
Item presenter (New Babies): A doctor [name uncredited]
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

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Sporting Corner
Two films in the News Chronicle series for young sportsmen.
The Young Swimmer
which shows how to do the crawl stroke.
The Young Athlete
in which Geoffrey Dyson, Chief Coach to the A.A.A., offers advice to sprinters and hurdlers.

Bobby in France: 1: Tess and Bobby Arrive
by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald.

(to 17.55)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Tom Twigge
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Coach (The Young Athlete): Geoffrey Dyson
Writer (Bobby in France): Emile Harven
Writer (Bobby in France): M. J. MacDonald
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Tess: Judith Manning
Bobby: William Simons
M. Leblanc: Jacques Brunius
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Agent de police: Victor Azaria

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: Open Air Theatre

The Roving Eye visits Regents Park, London, on the opening of the current season, to interview Robert Atkins as Caliban and other members of the "Tempest" company, and meet members of the public assembling for the first performance.


Interviewee: Robert Atkins

: Underwater Explorers

Television cameras above and below the surface see how members and pupils of the British Underwater Centre at Dartmouth are trained to take part in one of Britain's newest sports.


Commentator: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Pin-Point Signature

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


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: BBC Symphony Concerts

(May Season)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Claudio Arrau (piano)
From the Royal Festival Hall, London.


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Pianist: Claudio Arrau

: You Know What People Are: 1

[Starring] J.B. Priestley and his Players
A series of six programmes written for television by J.B. Priestley.
(who writes on page 5)
(This series of programmes will be presented every Wednesday evening until July 6)


Writer/Presenter: J.B. Priestley
[Actors]: J.B. Priestley's Players

: News

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