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: Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into Clocks conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the British Horological Institute.

Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Presented by (Look and Choose): Patrick Harvey
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Entertainer (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Peter Cavanagh

analyses present-day comedians in a new style of impressions.


Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Cape Vineyards

A film made to mark the tercentenary of the planting of vines at the Cape.
Produced for the Co-Operative Wine Growers' Association of South Africa

: Lester Ferguson

brings songs for you with Albert Marland at the piano.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: The Return of Nelson Kitty Kat
with Molly Blake.

Ross Salmon's Round-Up: No. 5
The final edition of the series in which Ross brings highlights from past programmes, and introduces John Casey from Canada and John Ford King from Tasmania.

The Maple Leaf Four present fifteen minutes of musical fun.

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill shows you some of your work, announces the prize-winners, and gives some more hints on drawing animals.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (Ross Salmon's Round-Up): Ross Salmon
Guest (Ross Salmon's Round-Up): John Casey
Guest (Ross Salmon's Round-Up): John Ford King
Musicians: The Maple Leaf Four
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
The 'Roving Eye' pays a short visit to Earls Court on the opening day of the Smithfield Show to observe items of special interest.
Introduced by Godfrey Baseley.


Presenter: Godfrey Baseley

: 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

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry
Featuring The Beverley Sisters, Bill McGuffie, The Keynotes, The Hedley Ward Trio, Rita Williams, Bill Darnel, Ambrose and his Orchestra, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers, conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Singer: Rita Williams
Singer: Bill Darnel
Musicians: Ambrose and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: Lucky Strike

A new comedy by Michael Brett.
The action of the play takes place in Mrs. Salesby's house on the outskirts of a small industrial town in the South of England.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Duke of York's Theatre. London

At 8.45
A great many people believe that the world would be a much better place to live in if it were governed by women, who could bring to the urgent, seemingly insoluble problems of the day the same penetrating and disarming logic with which they tackle their more personal affairs. Without wishing actually to govern the world, Mrs. Salesby (played by Ambrosine Phillpotts) has assumed the responsibility left by her late husband of running the mighty Salesby factory that has flourished in the town for two hundred years. And not without some fairly startling results. For Mrs. Salesby has little time or respect for the hard and fast rules laid down by Trade Unions. Indeed, at a moment when canvassing for a local by-election is in full swing, and her old friend Hugh Wallis (Peter Rosser) is standing as Conservative candidate for the constituency, she causes a great deal of alarm in his political camp by sacking a Union shop steward, Tom Spragge (William Franklyn), for misconduct that could not strictly be termed 'industrial'. Inevitably, a deputation is sent to tell her that unless Spragge is reinstated instantly the whole firm will come out on strike. But Mrs. Salesby is strictly a feminist who looks upon the workers in her employ as members of one big family of which she is the mother. This, however, is hardly the view taken by the workers themselves, or by the business magnate Sir William Garrick, C.B.E. (John Boxer) whose impending visit to make an offer for the factory looks like presenting an added complication. It is at this point in the play that tonight's excerpt from the Duke of York's Theatre takes up the amusing story.


Writer: Michael Brett
Director: Jack Minster
Decor: Fanny Taylor
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Susie: Marjorie Forsyth
Joe Hurst: Douglas Ives
Bill Giles: Michael Barber
Charlie Maggs: Arthur Lovegrove
Mrs Salesby: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Keith Salesby: David Drummond
Sir William Garrick C.B.E.: John Boxer
Hugh Wallis: Peter Rosser
George Ponting: Geoffrey Tyrrell
Tom Spragge: William Franklyn

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon and a guest with Eamonn Andrews in the chair.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: News

: Asian Club

Men and women from Asian countries put questions to Sir John Nott-Bower, K.C.V.O., Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Scotland Yard.
Chairman, Kamila Tyabji
A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Service of the BBC


Panellist: Sir John Nott-Bower
Chairman: Kamila Tyabji
Producer: Sunday Wilshin
Producer: Donald Baverstock

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