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: Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into carpets and carpeting conducted by Isobel Barnett.

Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.
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Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranger (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Presented by (Look and Choose/Come to Tea): Marie Bingham
Presenter (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Presenter (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranger (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Storyteller: Current Affair

Philip Ray tells his own story.
(A BBC telerecording)


Storyteller: Philip Ray
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Meet the Services: Greensleeves

The second of a series of programmes on the work of the Forces.

The story of women in the Army.

: Sculpture for All

Vasco Lazzolo gives the fourth of six programmes on popular sculpture.


Sculptor/presenter: Vasco Lazzolo
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence's quiet afternoon!
with Molly Blake.

Good Dog!
The final programme in the series in which John Holmes suggests how you can train your puppy so that he is obedient and happy.

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill draws more faces and shows you some of your own sketches.
See page 7

For Deaf Children
Leslie Benham presents a quiz devised by Maurice Rickards.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (Good Dog!): John Holmes
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Leslie Benham
Devised by (For Deaf Children): Maurice Rickards

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson-Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson-Smith

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Al Martino, David Hughes, Eve Boswell, The Coronets, Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra and welcoming a first record from Harry Secombe.
Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers Conducted by Stanley Black
(Eve Boswell appears by arrangement with Bernard Delfont)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Al Martino
Tenor: David Hughes
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singers: The Coronets
Saxophonist: Ken Mackintosh
Singer: Harry Secombe
Musicians: Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Francis Essex

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras -focuses on events and personalities of the moment.
Originating from the BBC studios in London, with contributions from Outside Broadcast Units, and the BBC Film Unit


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Highland Fling

A monthly series of Variety programmes resenting artists from Scotland.
Chic Murray and Maidie, Andy Stewart, The Resident Comedians
Kathie Kay, The Fireside Girl
guest artists of the month: Benny Lee, Ronnie McCulloch
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Michael Collins
Before an invited audience at The Repertory Theatre, Rutherglen
(Chic Murray and Maidie appear by permission of Bernard Delfont)


Comedians: Chic Murray and Maidie
Comedian: Andy Stewart
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singer: Benny Lee
Performer: Ronnie McCulloch
Musicians: A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Collins
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: What's My Line?

Many Happy Returns to What's My Line?
(See top of page)

Many Happy Returns to TV's most popular panel game What's My Line?
[with] Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon and a guest
with Eamonn Andrews in the chair

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Quatermass II: 1: The Bolts

A new television serial in six parts by Nigel Kneale.
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Film Cameraman: Charles de Jaeger
Professor Bernard Quatermass: John Robinson
Paula, his daughter: Monica Grey
Dr. Leo Pugh, his assistant: Hugh Griffith
Captain John Dillon: John Stone
Sergeant Grice: Brian Hayes
Private: Tony Lyons
Fred Large: Eric Lugg
Mrs. Large: Hilda Barry
Robert: Herbert Lomas
Landlord: Richard Cuthbert
First technician: Kim Grant
Second technician: Peter Macarte
Australian commentator: Peter Carver

: The Man Who Stops Accidents

A film about the work of an Industrial Safety Officer in a large factory.
followed by The Weather

The Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs broadcasts a message to mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations.
(Recording of broadcast in Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound Only)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan

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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.

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