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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Living in America
Alice Hooper Beck describes the life of her daughter as an American housewife.

Clothes for Out of School
A selection made by Margaret Douglas.

Your Child's Future
Alec Rodger, Director of the Vocational Guidance Centre at Birkbeck College, London, offers his views on how soon a child's future abilities can be assessed.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Living in America): Alice Hooper Beck
Item presenter (Clothes for Out of School): Margaret Douglas
Item presenter (Your Child's Future): Alec Rodger
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Tell Me, Doctor

Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to some of the letters received from viewers.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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 Telefilm)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Playing with Patricia
Patricia Driscoll shows how to print with a potato.

Children's Newsreel

A new programme for children of all ages, with Eamonn Andrews to introduce the people, puzzles, and games.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Playing with Patricia): Patricia Driscoll
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: One for the Road: Part 2

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Wally Frazer: George Murcell
Fred Frazer: Michael Bird
First Police Constable: Nigel Arkwright
Police Sergeant: Arthur Hewlett
Police Doctor: Martin Wyldeck
Mr. Damon: Howard Rose
Mrs. Rickett: Joan Newell
Archie Rickett: Eric Phillips
Second Police Constable: Victor Lucas

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
News, views, and personalities from the world of sport.

and Floodlit Athletics
An invitation international meeting organised by the Daily Express at the White City Stadium, London.
During 'Sportsview' visits are made to the White City Stadium to cover some of the more important events in this athletics contest.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees
Commentator (Floodlit Athletics): Michael Henderson
Commentator (Floodlit Athletics): Norris McWhirter
Commentator (Floodlit Athletics): Jack Crump
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: J. B. Priestley

At Home at Brooke Hill, Isle of Wight.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.
See page 6


Interviewee: J. B. Priestley
Presenter/interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: More Contrary

featuring The Salici Puppets, Kitza Kazacos, Eileen Fowler and her Keep Fit Girls, Sharmini Thiruchelvam, Jane Forrest, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, Ray Martin and his Orchestra.
Introduced by Rosemary Treston.
See page 7


Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Exercisers: Eileen Fowler and her Keep Fit Girls
Performer: Sharmini Thiruchelvam
Singer: Jane Forrest
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presenter: Rosemary Treston
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Richard Levin
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Richard Afton

: Newsreel

followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 23.00)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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