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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

My Family Life
Connie Yelding wife of a circus ringmaster.

It Needn't Cost Much
Betty Bucknell improvises some children's fancy dresses and Joan Yorke suggests small presents for the Christmas tree.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Speaker (My Family Life): Connie Yelding
Item presenter (It Needn't Cost Much): Betty Bucknell
Item presenter (It Needn't Cost Much): Joan Yorke
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Tell Me, Doctor

Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Whitby.
See page 6


Presenter/Artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Out of Town

David Martin, from the Birmingham studios, introduces some interesting people.


Presenter: David Martin

: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Bobby in France: 6: A Party at Home
Written by Emile Harven and M.J. MacDonald.

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
"The Hot Chestnut Man" is Johnny Morris.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Writer (Bobby in France): Emile Harven
Writer (Bobby in France): M.J. MacDonald
Film sequences (Bobby in France): David Prosser
Editor (Bobby in France): John Pullen
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Tess: Pat Morton
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Pamela Stirling
Monsieur Leblanc: Andre Maranne
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: The Christmas Card

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Colonel Sir James Merriweather: Donald Finlay
Miss Bleak: Shirley Watson

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: At Home

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras go to Longleat House to meet The Marquess of Bath.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
See facing page


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Guest: The Marquess of Bath
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: More Contrary

featuring Alan Clive, Rob Murray, Kitza Kazacos, Michael Holliday, Raymond, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra.
Introduced by Dorothy Campbell.


Impressionist: Alan Clive
Juggler: Rob Murray
Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Singer: Michael Holliday
Performer: Raymond
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Presenter: Dorothy Campbell
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Road of Iron

This film shows how a railway was built from Seven Islands, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, to Ungava and the great reserves of iron ore buried there.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
See facing page

: The Weather

Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. Alfred Robens, M.P.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Alfred Robens

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