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: Information Desk

Viewers' Queries Answered
At the desk: Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Introducing Elkan Allan's "It's an Odd World"
See pages 6 and 7


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter (It's an Odd World): Elkan Allan
Devised by: George Campey
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Out of Town

Stars are interviewed in Birmingham and Manchester.

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Film Time

Venice and Edinburgh Festivals
Stars of Britain, Italy, and other nations mingle at the Venice Film Festival. This programme introduces scenes from "Doctor at Sea", shown at both Festivals.
Viewers see Jack Hawkins, Diana Dors, John Gregson, Dirk Bogarde, Eunice Gayson, and many cinema personalities.
(By arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation)

Film Profile of Anatole Litvak
Anatole Litvak, the celebrated director, introduces scenes from some of his films. These include "Sorry, Wrong Number", "The Snake Pit", "Decision Before Dawn", and his latest film "The Deep Blue Sea".
(By arrangement with Paramount Films, Twentieth Century-Fox, and London Films)

The Dam Busters
A programme on the story of the preparation for the 1943 R.A.F. raid on the Mohne and Eder Dams, including scenes from the premiere, of the film.
(By arrangement with Associated British Pathe)


Presenter (Film Profile): Anatole Litvak

: Children's Television: The Friday Western: Stagecoach War

[Starring] Hopalong Cassidy

Out in the West a feud blows up over who shall have the right to drive the Wells Fargo Express. A desperate race is started to prove who has the stronger horses. Hopalong intervenes and with the aid of a lot of hard riding decides the test to the satisfaction of all.

(to 18.00)

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Forces Requests

Josephine Douglas invites you to meet men and women of H.M. Forces serving overseas and to hear their musical requests for the people at home.
This week the requests come from Western Germany and are answered by Carole Carr, Bruce Trent, The Northerners.
The Forces Requests Orchestra under the direction of George Clouston


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Bruce Trent
Performers: The Northerners
Dance direction: Tutte Lemkow
Musicians: The Forces Requests Orchestra
[Orchestra] under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: John Slater: Johnny's Place

Television's well-known story-teller invites you to join him.
(A BBC Telefilm)
(John Slater is appearing in 'Dry Rot' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Storyteller: John Slater

: Club Night: The Smokey Club

A Friday-evening date for the enthusiast, bringing to amateurs the advice of professionals in various fields.

A magazine for dog owners.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.
Spotlight on the Borzoi; Pick of the Strays; Tom Thumb; Safety First; Pick of the Post-Bag; Lucky Dog
Guests: The Earl of Northesk and George Sly
Viewers who have interesting stories to tell about their dogs are invited to send them to: The Smokey Club, [address removed]


Presenter: Dorian Williams
Guest: The Earl of Northesk [name uncredited]
Guest: George Sly
Editor: S. W. Dangerfield
Producer: James Buchan

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Prestwich, Lancashire including "Which Year?" with Tony Reid, Pamela Harrington, Harry Naughton.

Viewers who live in Prestwich are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in their window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the Viewer Competitor in tonight's Puzzle Corner.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Performer (Which Year?): Tony Reid
Dancer (Which Year?): Pamela Harrington
Dancer (Which Year?): Harry Naughton
Material: Dennis Yates
Dances arranged by: Daphne Kiernander
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Walton Anderson

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: J. Enoch Powell M.P., Anthony Greenwood M.P., Julian Amery, M.P., Denis Healey, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: J. Enoch Powell
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Julian Amery
Speaker: Denis Healey
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: The Burns and Allen Show: Fan Mail

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

Gracie von Zell and Harry von Zell receive a wad of fan mail but there is none for George. Gracie gets Blanche Morton to write George one, under an assumed name, and complications follow.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Music in View

Sidney Harrison takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather


Presenter: Sidney Harrison

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)
(to 23.20)

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