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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs - A Teenage Party

Molly Gibson is hostess.
Margaret Douglas shows party clothes.
Evelyn Payne suggests what to eat and drink, and the teenagers make it go with a swing.


Hostess: Molly Gibson
Co-presenter: Margaret Douglas
Co-presenter: Evelyn Payne
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Time for Music

Songs you remember sung by Hella Toros with Pepe Ramos (castanets), Tom McCall (piano).


Singer: Hella Toros
Castanetist: Pepe Ramos
Pianist: Tom McCall
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford makes some suggestions for last-minute Christmas cards.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

: Bransby Williams

as Scrooge in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Scrooge: Bransby Williams

: Children's Television: Christmas Crackerjack

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents...
Eamonn Andrews with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Mr. Grumble, Tommy Elliott, Trevor Little, Terry Hall, Bernard Riley, Eddie Mendoza and his Band
and Double or Drop.

(Tommy Elliott is appearing in "Aladdin" at the New Theatre, Northampton; Eddie Mendoza is appearing at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)
(to 18.00)


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Joe Baker
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Mr. Grumble: Joe Baker Sr.
Comedian: Tommy Elliott
Balloonist: Trevor Little
Entertainer: Terry Hall
Performer: Bernard Riley
Musicians: Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Windfall

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Robin Dreamland: Philip Holles
Police Constable: Nigel Arkwright
Shop manager: John Richmond
Police sergeant: Robert Raglan

: Our Marie

The story of Marie Lloyd, Queen of Comedy
[Starring] Pat Kirkwood

(Patricia Raine is appearing in "Separate Tables" at St. James's Theatre, London)
See facing page


Original script: Alfred Shaughnessy
Original script: Christopher Barry
Revised with additional material by: Arthur Swinson
Revised with additional material by: Alfred Shaughnessy
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costumes supervised by: Ena Nickalls
Producer: Graeme Muir
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Marie Lloyd: Pat Kirkwood
Marie Lloyd, as a child: Diana Day
Harry Wood: Ian Wallace
Mrs. Wood: Freda Bamford
Alice Wood: Shandra Walden
George Ware: Sydney Taller
Le Brunn: John Stirling
Percy Courtney: Terence Alexander
Bella Burge: Patricia Raine
Alec Hurley: Anthony Oliver
Mrs. Ormiston Chant: Olga Dickie
John Wood: Richard Pearson
Bernard Dillon: Sam Kydd
Bentley: Ballard Berkeley
Collins: Derek Birch
Maud Wilson: Rosemary Davis
Dr. Penrose: Cameron Hall
Other parts played by: Jimmy Bailey
Other parts played by: Michael Hall
Other parts played by: Henry Longhurst
Other parts played by: James Ottaway
Other parts played by: Robert Scroggins
Other parts played by: Peter Stevens
Other parts played by: Peter Tuddenham
Other parts played by: Rita Webb
Other parts played by: Patrick Westwood

: Pilgrimage to Canterbury

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the great Cathedral at Canterbury.
See facing page


Narrator: Hywel Davies
Script: Harry Green
Producer: John Vernon

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: Sir Malcolm Sargent

gives an introductory talk to the Christmas Music from Handel's "Messiah", to be televised from Huddersfield tomorrow.
(A BBC telerecording)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Sir Malcolm Sargent

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