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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

My Family Life
Beatrice Howard describes her life as the mother of ten children, including triplets.

Accidents to Young Children
Simple precautions to prevent toddlers from hurting themselves. A doctor describes the treatment to be given when accidents do occur.

Helping Children to Read
Susan Jenkinson shows some ways in which we can help Children to read.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (My Family Life): Beatrice Howard
Item presenter (Accidents to Young Children): A doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Helping Children to Read): Susan Jenkinson
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Joys of Camping

A film from Austria.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC Telefilm)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Film for Younger Children: Rikki, the Baby Monkey
A day in the life of a baby monkey, showing him with father, mother, and a young friend.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Eamonn Andrews in Crackerjack
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Trevor Little, 'The Balloon Man', 'Mr. Grumble',
The Harry Parry Sextet and introducing 'Double or Drop'.
(Joe Baker and Jack Douglas are appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea)
J.H. Downes writes on page 21

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Double or Drop is devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
The Balloon Man (Crackerjack): Trevor Little
Musicians (Crackerjack): The Harry Parry Sextet
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Theatre Made for Television 7 February 2016

: The Grove Family: One for the Road: Part 1

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Doctor Henley: Ian Fleming
Wally Frazer: George Murcell
Fred Frazer: Michael Bird
Mrs. Rickett: Joan Newell
Police constable: Victor Lucas
Police doctor: Martin Wyldeck
First police officer: Anthony Viccars
Mr. Egerton: Aubrey Danvers-Walker

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Spotlighting sporting topics of the moment.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: September

A review of the month with music
With Dulcie Gray, Bruce Trent and Lucille Graham introduced by Bernard Miles.
Fenella Fielding, Colin Croft, Frederic Wheldon, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: Dulcie Gray
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Lucille Graham
Presenter: Bernard Miles
Singer: Fenella Fielding
Performer: Colin Croft
Performer: Frederic Wheldon
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Lyrics and music: Leslie Bricusse
Lyrics and music: Freddie Raphael
Lyrics and music: Alan Reese-Jones
Lyrics and music: Edwin Braden
Dances: Mark Stuart
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Association Football: London Charity Shield: Chelsea v. Newcastle United

A BBC telerecording of the second half of this afternoon's match between last season's League Champions and F.A. Cup winners, played at Stamford Bridge, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Newsreel

followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 22.45)

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