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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Preparation for Motherhood
Minnie Randell, Vice-President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, talks about making your body supple.

Maternity Clothes
Some suggestions for the spring.

People Who Help the Family: The school crossing patrol man


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Preparation for Motherhood): Minnie Randell
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Food for Thought

A survey of the effects of rising food prices on the family budget introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 looks at some London characters.


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

: The Road to Fatima

A Portuguese travel film about Fatima and its miraculous cures.


Commentary/producer: Henry James

: Children's Television

The Curly Moustache
A Pantomime story told by Roger Winton.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
[presented by] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Jose Moreno, "Mr. Grumble", Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".
(Joe Baker, Jack Douglas, and "Mr. Grumble" are appearing at the Chiswick Empire, London; Eddie Mendoza is appearing at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Storyteller (The Curly Moustache): Roger Winton
Presenter/'Double or Drop' is devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Performer (Crackerjack): Jose Moreno
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Designer: (Crackerjack) Douglas Smith
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Sour Grapes

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Arthur: Spencer Hale
Mr. Reed: Frederick Treves

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall.

: Look: Birds in Winter

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced this week by James Fisher.

Dick Bagnall-Oakeley shows that the winter months provide favourable opportunities for filming birds at close quarters within a few miles of his home in Norfolk.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest/filmmaker: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: The English Country Church

A journey through six counties to visit some of the most historic and beautiful churches in England.
Written, directed, and produced by John Read.
See page 6


Cameraman: Terence Hunt
Narrator: Alan Wheatley
Writer/director/producer: John Read

: Prompt Corner: 1: The Chameleon

A series of stories written and told by Barry Letts.
See page 7
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer/storyteller: Barry Letts

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