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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Old-Time Dancing
Step out with Sydney and Mary Thompson.

See How They Run
The tobacco trade and confectionery trade.

Pantomime Dame
George Doonan

Consulting Room
A doctor talks about varicose veins.

Meeting Place: The Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Prize
The winner of the Scholarship meets Winifred Ferrier.

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.


Dancer (Old-Time Dancing): Sydney Thompson
Dancer (Old-Time Dancing): Mary Thompson
Entertainer: George Doonan
Item presenter (Consulting Room): A doctor [name uncredited]
Interviewer (Meeting Place): Winifred Ferrier
Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Producer: Marie Bingham

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Storyteller

Jamie Copeland tells 'The Tale of a Fish' to Cameron Hall.
See page 6


Storyteller: Jamie Copeland
Guest: Cameron Hall
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Pinpoint Signature

[Starring] Bruce Seton
In this film Fabian unravels an affair of anonymous letters sent to a famous actress.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Lester Ferguson

gives the third of his weekly series of songs.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television

A Spot of Bother
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

Children of the Commonwealth
Tamaio Paiki shows you the life of children on the farms and in the cities of New Zealand.

Sport in the Snow
Bill Latto and Calle Mathiesen, the famous ski coach, discuss sport in the snow, skis and other equipment, and show a film of children learning to ski at a winter sports centre in Norway.

(to 18.00)


Comedian (A Spot of Bother): Peter Butterworth
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Tamaio Paiki
Presenter (Sport in the Snow): Bill Latto
Coach (Sport in the Snow): Calle Mathiesen

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Isn't It Romantic?

Ray Martin introduces Isn't It Romantic?
Presenting your love story in words and music with the Ray Martin Orchestra.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Ray Martin
Musicians: The Ray Martin Orchestra
Script: Leonard Fincham
Script: Lawrie Wyman
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Douglas Moodie

: 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 of events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Ballroom Dancing

(See foot of page)

Scotland: The Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow.
With Benny Daniels and his Band.

Wales: The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.
With Tommy Mander and his Orchestra.

North of England: The Locarno Ballroom, Sale.
With Eddie Shaw and his Band.

Heat Two of an Inter-Regional Contest at 8.45.
Introduced by Victor Silvester.


Musicians (Scotland): Benny Daniels and his Band
Compere (Scotland): Archie McCulloch
Presented by (Scotland): Noble Wilson
Musicians (Wales): Tommy Mander and his Orchestra
Compere (Wales): Alun Williams
Presented by (Wales): Selwyn Roderick
Musicians (North of England): Eddie Shaw and his Band
Compere (North of England): Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by (North of England): William Cave
Preliminary Regional Heats arranged by: Eric Morley
Presenter: Victor Silvester
Producer: Robin Scott

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Yolande Donlan, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon and 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. of America and Maurice Winnick)


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

: Quatermass II: 6: The Destroyers

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
Captain John Dillon: John Stone
Doctor: Denis McCarthy
Control Assistant: Cyril Shaps
Technician: Denton de Gray

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

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