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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Sarah's Progress
The doctor comments on the question of sleep for babies.

Winter is Coming
Ruth Foster Fletcher shows how to make a simple sleeping bag.

People who Help the Family: 1 - Registrar of Births


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Winter is Coming): Ruth Foster Fletcher
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Time for Music


Producer: Margaret Dale

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Telefilm)

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Haworth, the birthplace of the Bronte sisters.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: In Town Tonight

: Bransby Williams

Stories and sketches from his repertoire.
(A BBC telerecording)


[Actor]: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Playing with Patricia
Patricia Driscoll shows you how to make dancing dolls from paper.

Bobby in France: 1: Back to Dieppe
Written by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald.

A new programme for children of all ages with Eamonn Andrews to introduce the people, puzzles and games and with Johnny Morris 'The Hot Chestnut Man'.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Playing with Patricia): Patricia Driscoll
Writer (Bobby in France): Emile Harven
Writer (Bobby in France): M. J. MacDonald
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Tess: Pat Morton
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Pamela Stirling
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: The Grove Family: Standing Room Only

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton

: Sportsview

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


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

: At Home

with John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell.


Interviewee: John Mills
Interviewee: Mary Hayley Bell
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Amateur Boxing: The Britannia Shield Trophy

An international competition between representative teams from the Royal Air Force, the U.S.A. Forces in Europe, and the armed forces of France, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Horse of the Year Show, 1955: The Fred Foster Memorial Cup

The concluding stages of an international puissance jumping competition.
From Harringay Arena, London.
In the event of equality of faults the winner will be decided by successive jumps-off.
This competition is named after the late Fred Foster, the owner of Swank, holder of the British high jump record, which jumped 7 ft. 61 ins. at the International Horse Show at Olympia in 1937.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: News

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