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: Rugby Union Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

The annual university match from Twickenham, televised by courtesy of the Rugby Football Union.
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Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Telefilm)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Get to Know Your Furniture: 4
with John Lowe.

No Apples for St. Nicholas
A seasonable story told by Antonia Ridge.

Show Your Cards
Jean Goodman knows her friends by the cards they send.

Reading with Peter Forster

The Mouth Organ played by Tommy Reilly

Introduced by Helen Shingler.


Item presenter (Getting to Know Your Furniture): John Lowe
Storyteller (No Apples for St. Nicholas): Antonia Ridge
Item presenter (Show Your Cards): Jean Goodman
Item presenter (Reading): Peter Forster
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Presenter: Helen Shingler
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Children's Television

Children's Playtime
Barrie Edgar invites you to join The Harry Engleman Trio, Sandy Sandford with Chimmy the Chimp and Gloria Alton in a Variety entertainment from Birmingham.

Children's Newsreel

The Benedict Plan
by Sheilah Ward from an idea by Peter Ling.
The action takes place at Benedicts School.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Children's Playtime): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (Children's Playtime): The Harry Engleman Trio
Entertainer (Children's Playtime): Sandy Sandford
Impressionist (Children's Playtime): Gloria Alton
Arranged by (Children's Playtime): Peggy Bacon
Director (Children's Playtime): Philip Lewis
Writer (The Benedict Plan): Sheilah Ward
From an idea by (The Benedict Plan): Peter Ling
Designer (The Benedict Plan): Roy Oxley
Producer (The Benedict Plan): Pamela Brown
Uncle George: Ralph Tovey
Aunt Mabel: Evelyn Lund
Edward: Michael Caridia
Elizabeth: Lynette Mills
Mr. Trevelyan: Fraser White
John: David Jarrett
Joan: Diana Penfold
David: Anthony Verner
Ian: Anthony Selby
Grandfather: Jefferson Clifford

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: A Dorset Journey

with Ralph Wightman who invites you to see something of the land and the sea, and to meet some of the people who live within a few miles of his home.
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Presenter: Ralph Wightman
Film Cameraman: William Morris
Producer: Peter Bale

: Davy Jones's Locker

A comedy of Welsh life by T. C. Thomas.
See facing page


Writer: T. C. Thomas
Producer: David J. Thomas
Davy Jones, the Signal-man: Jack Walters
Fred the Lamp-boy: Stephen Roderick
Liza Hargest: Dilys Samuel
Prosser the Policeman: Brinley Jenkins
William Morgan: Gerald James
Potter the Evacuee: Claude Elliott
Price the Cwm: Keri Jones

: The Modern Universe: 5: The Stars

Raymond A. Lyttleton, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, considers some of the modern discoveries made by astronomers in their exploration of the universe.


Presenter: Raymond A. Lyttleton
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Film Profile: John Paddy Carstairs

See below and facing page

Berkeley Smith interviews John Paddy Carstairs, one of Britain's leading directors of film comedies, with illustrations from "The Chiltern Hundreds", "Top of the Form", "Trouble in Store", "Dancing with Crime", and his latest film "Jumping for Joy".

(By arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation and Renown Picture Corporation)
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Interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Interviewee: John Paddy Carstairs
Presented by: Alan Lawson

: Eighteen Days to Christmas

Fashion ideas for parties and presents.


Fashion adviser: Lyn Curry
Designer: Natasha Krall
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Rugby Union Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

A BBC telerecording of part of today's university match.
Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

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