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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Danger in the Home: Burns
The first of six programmes arranged in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Red Cross Society, and Casualties Union.

My Family Life
Paul Searle, father of ten.

Amusing the Sick Child
Dorothy Lazell


Presenter: Betty Lait
Speaker (My Family Life): Paul Searle
Item presenter (Amusing the Sick Child): Dorothy Lazell

: Tell Me, Doctor

Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent 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

: Songs for You

Lester Ferguson brings Songs for You
with Albert Marland at the piano.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Bransby Williams

(A BBC telerecording)


[Actor]: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Bobby in France: 1: Tess tries out her French
The adventures of two English children in Paris.
(Third series)

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)
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Me - by Daphne Grove

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
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Miss Archer: Sheila Raynor
H. de Vere Cannonbury: Norman Claridge
Mr. Barraclough: Frank Woolfe
Bengy Waller: Keith Davis

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special item:
Sportsview Snooker Contest: 1: John Barrie
A challenge to star players.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Snooker player: John Barrie
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins provides Songs for the Asking in reply to viewers' requests for songs that bring back special memories.
Those taking part include:
Penarth Ladies' Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Before an invited audience at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff.


Presenter/violinist: Rae Jenkins
Singers: Penarth Ladies' Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
Interviewer: Franklin Engelmann
Director: Meurig Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: At Home

See below and facing page

: Prompt Corner: 2 - The Feud Between Len and Michael

A series of stories written and told by Barry Letts.


Writer/storyteller: Barry Letts

: Science Review

A film review of new developments in science and industry.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: Late Date

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr drop in to the Birmingham studio on their way home from the theatre to sing you a few of their favourite songs.
At the piano, Eric James
(Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr are in "Cinderella" at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Pearl Carr
Pianist: Eric James
Presented by: David Martin

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