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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

What shall I give him?
Some timely warnings from Val Gielgud and Eric Roberts with Ian Dunlop.

Beauty Spot
First aid for faces.

Meeting Place
People who will be at work on Christmas Day.

Twelve Days to Christmas
Packing presents.

A Bird for Christmas
Story by Anne Sheppard.

George Brown from Trinidad.

Introduced by Rosalind Critchlow.


Item presenter (What shall I give him?): Val Gielgud
Item presenter (What shall I give him?): Eric Roberts
Item presenter (What shall I give him?): Ian Dunlop
Writer (A Bird for Christmas): Anne Sheppard
Singer (Calypso): George Brown
Presenter: Rosalind Critchlow
Producer: Marie Bingham

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)


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

: Speeches at the Annual Dinner of the Concert Artistes' Association

Toast of the Concert Artistes:
Proposed by Gordon Marsh (Chairman)
Reply by Cyril Fletcher (President)
Toast of the Guests:
Proposed by Peter Cavanagh
Reply by Margaret Lockwood
(Telerecorded on December 4 by the BBC 'Roving Eye' from the Park Lane Hotel, London)


Proposer (Toast of the Concert Artistes): Gordon Marsh
Replier (Toast of the Concert Artistes): Cyril Fletcher
Proposer (Toast of the Guests): Peter Cavanagh
Replier (Toast of the Guests): Margaret Lockwood
Commentary: Douglas Fleming
Presented by: Bill Wright

: 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

Weighty Problems
Michael Segal presents.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.
(A BBC telerecording)

Spot the Tune
Eric Robinson announces the results of the competition and the music is played again.

Learn by Looking
With the help of films Walter Winterbottom, chief coach to the Football Association, discusses with Bill Latto how to improve your play.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Weighty Problems): Michael Segal
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Spot the Tune): Eric Robinson
Coach (Learn by Looking): Walter Winterbottom
Presenter (Learn by Looking): Bill Latto

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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, Terence Theobald, Denny Bettis, Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: Petula Clark
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Shani Wallis
Singer: Jimmy Thompson
Singers: The Kentones
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Denny Bettis
Musicians: Concert Orchestra
Singers: The 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, Maida Vale.
featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
With Alfred Davies and Julie Reaby, Stan Dudley and Edna Reed, Felipe Mayhew and Olga Koch, The Harold Webb Formation Team from Southampton.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Doreen Casey and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers.
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Alfred Davies
Dancer: Julie Reaby
Dancer: Stan Dudley
Dancer: Edna Reed
Dancer: Felipe Mayhew
Dancer: Olga Koch
Formation dancers: The Harold Webb Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Casey
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: Table Tennis: England v. Rumania

Outside Broadcast cameras of the BBC Television Service cover some of the games in this international match.
From the Municipal Hall, Tottenham.


Commentator: Peter West
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Zoe Gail, Kenneth Horne, David Nixon 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: Zoe Gail
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

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