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: Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Woman at the Wheel
First driving lesson.

See Yourself
Anne Lambton chooses clothes for the tall thin woman.

Meeting Place
Hilda Porter, whose attendance at an Investiture is requested, meets Ethel Simmonds, M.B.E.

Beauty Spot
A frame for your eyes.

Leon Goossens plays the oboe.

Introduced by Rosalind Critchlow.


Item presenter (See Yourself): Anne Lambton
Interviewer (Meeting Place): Hilda Porter
Interviewee (Meeting Place): Ethel Simmonds
Oboist: Leon Goossens
Presenter: Rosalind Critchlow
Producer: Marie Bingham

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

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


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Peter Cavanagh

Peter Cavanagh analyses the present-day comedians in a new style of impressions.
See page 6


Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Vanishing Cat

[Starring] Bruce Seton
In this film Fabian and the Yard have to deal with an outbreak of daring cat burglaries in the London area.
(Previously televised on May 25)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Lester Ferguson

who has just returned from America begins a weekly series of songs for you.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television

Peter's Dilemma
with Peter Butterworth.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

The Sleeping Beauty
With music and pictures Peter Williams recreates the magic of the Russian Ballet.

Netball and Hockey
Bill Latto looks at films of netball and hockey with Mary Bulloch of the All-England Netball Association and with Marjorie Cadel of the All-England Hockey Association, and shows you how to improve your play from watching a game.

(to 18.00)


Comedian (Peter's Dilemma): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Dancer (The Sleeping Beauty): Peter Williams
Presenter (Netball and Hockey): Bill Latto
Coach (Netball and Hockey): Mary Bulloch
Coach (Netball and Hockey): Marjorie Cadel

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.

: Hit Parade

presents a selection of the songs that have won their way into the best-seller list brought to you by Petula Clark, Dennis Lotis, Shani Wallis, Jimmy Thompson, The Kentones, Gillian Lynne, April Olrich, Terence Theobald.
The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers


Singer: Petula Clark
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Shani Wallis
Singer: Jimmy Thompson
Singers: The Kentones
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: April Olrich
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical Director: Stanley Black
Production numbers staged by: Malcolm Goddard
Designer: Richard Henry
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.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Television Dancing Club

From the Carlton Ballroom, Kilburn.
featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra with Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, Sammy Harris and Pearl Rudd, Walter Laird and Ande Lyons, The Constance Millington Formation Team from Liverpool.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Pat Kilpatrick and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Dancer: Sammy Harris
Dancer: Pearl Rudd
Dancer: Walter Laird
Dancer: Ande Lyons
Formation dancers: The Constance Millington Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Pat Kilpatrick
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Yolande Donlan, Gilbert Harding 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: Yolande Donlan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Quatermass II: 4: The Coming

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 chief assistant: Hugh Griffith
Fowler: Austin Trevor
Conrad: Roger Delgado
Paddy: Michael Golden
McLeod: John Rae
Mrs. McLeod: Elsie Arnold
Ernie: Ian Wilson
Young workman: Desmond Jordan
Technician: Martin Lane
Guard: Tom Clegg

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