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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into fur coats conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the British Fur Trade Alliance.

Come to Tea
with Elsie Waters 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
Presented by (Come to Tea): Patrick Harvey

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
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

: Orient Express: The Human Bond

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
with Jean-Pierre Aumont and Cathy O'Donnell.


Produced and directed by: John Nasht
[Actor]: Jean-Pierre Aumont
[Actress]: Cathy O'Donnell

: 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: Prudence Decorates her Christmas Tree
with Molly Blake.

James Green Entertains
assisted by Dennis Spicer.

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

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh introduces a special programme with Stephen Skoyle, Edwin Denton, Sasha Coco and Michael Coco, some children from the Tottenham School for the Deaf, and the Residential School for Jewish Deaf Children.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Ventriloquist (James Green Entertains): Dennis Spicer
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Performer (For Deaf Children): Stephen Skoyle
Performer (For Deaf Children): Edwin Denton
Clown (For Deaf Children): Sasha Coco
Clown (For Deaf Children): Michael Coco

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Isn't It Romantic?

[Introduced by] Ray Martin
Presenting your love story in words and music with the Ray Martin Orchestra.
Special investigators: Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Ray Martin
Musicians: The Ray Martin Orchestra
Scriptwriter: Leonard Fincham
Scriptwriter: Lawrie Wyman
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Douglas Moodie

: About Europe: Traders' Coast

Richard Dimbleby takes you on a film journey to Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Written and directed by Stephen Hearst.
Produced by Richard Dimbleby who writes on page 6


Presenter/producer: Richard Dimbleby
Cameraman: Arthur Wooster
Editor: Michael Johns
Writer/director: Stephen Hearst

: The Bartered Bride

Sadler's Wells Opera Company in scenes from The Bartered Bride
A lyric opera in three acts by Smetana.
English translation by Joan Cross and Eric Crozier.
The action takes place in a Bohemian village on the Patron Saint's Day. during the last century.
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader. Walter Price)
Conductor, Alexander Gibson
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Marcus Dods)
Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet
(Ballet Master, Peter Wright)


Composer: Smetana
English translation: Joan Cross
English translation: Eric Crozier
Production supervisor: John Donaldson
Choreographer: Sasa Machov
Musicians: Sadler's Wells Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Walter Price
[Orchestra] conductor: Alexander Gibson
Singers: Sadler's Wells Chorus
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Dancers: Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet
Ballet Master: Peter Wright
Costumes and scenery designed by: Reece Pemberton
Presented for television by: George R. Foa
Krusina a peasant: Denis Dowling
Ludmilla his wife: Sheila Rex
Marenka, their daughter: Patricia Bartlett
Tobias Micha, a peasant: David Ward
Hata, his second wife: Patricia Johnson
Vasek, her son: Gwent Lewis
Jenik, son of Micha's first wife: Thomas Round
Kecal, the village marriage broker: Owen Brannigan
Travelling circus people: The manager: William Booth
Travelling circus people: Esmeralda: Joyce Blackham
Travelling circus people: The Indian: Gwilym Jones
Travelling circus people: The strong man: Vernon Williams
Ballerinas and Clowns (Travelling Circus People): Pauline Harrop
Ballerinas and Clowns (Travelling Circus People): Norma Lowdon
Ballerinas and Clowns (Travelling Circus People): John Stevens
Ballerinas and Clowns (Travelling Circus People): Terry Gilbert
Ballerinas and Clowns (Travelling Circus People): David Hymns
The Dancers: Pauline Harrop
The Dancers: Peter Wright

: What's My Line?

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

: The Adventures of Annabel: 2: Say it With Music

A series of television plays written by Anthony Steven.
Original stories by Charles Franklin.
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair
The action takes place in various parts of London. Time, the present
(A BBC telerecording of Saturday's broadcast)

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer: Anthony Steven
Original stories by: Charles Franklin
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Film Cameraman: Ken Higgins
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Landlord: Charles Saynor
Mr. Horatio Quick: John Schlesinger
Neb: Alfred Burke
Alfie: Maurice Bannister
Stratton: Bernard Archard
Mrs. Wigg: Kathleen Williams
Nyassa Gordon: Margaret Tyzack
Messenger boy: John Ormond
Willy: Ronald Clarke
Conductor of orchestra: Tom McCall
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair
Sergeant Murray: Norman Pierce
Mr. Hailsham: Philip Garston-Jones
Parsons: Edward Brooks
Matthews: James Roughead
Police Constables: Brian Moorehead
Police Constables: Lauderdale Beckett
Police Constables: Bryan Kendrick
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Jon Curie
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Jean Rennie
Other parts played by: John Scott
Other parts played by: Marguerite Stone
Other parts played by: Sheila Stones

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