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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

The Eleven-Plus Examination
John Newsom, a County Education Officer, answers some questions.

Nursing the Sick Child
Dorothy Lazell

My Child wants a Job with People
Alec Rodger discusses opportunities; Evelyn Gibbs talks to a young sales-girl.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Item presenter (The Eleven-Plus Examination): John Newsom
Item presenter (Nursing the Sick Child): Dorothy Lazell
Item presenter (My Child wants a Job with People): Alec Rodger
Interviewer (My Child wants a Job with People): Evelyn Gibbs

: Talk It Over

Introduced by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Presenter: The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
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

: Out of Town

Barrie Edgar introduces interesting people who are in Birmingham today.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

Saveen invites you to join him with Daisy May.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
Eamonn Andrews with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Spence and Davies, "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 in Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)


Ventriloquist: null Saveen
Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Clowns (Crackerjack): Spence and Davies
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Comedy script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Dillad

Myfanwy Howell yn esbonio fel y gwisgai'r Cymry drwy'r canrifoedd, yn bendefigion a gwerin, ar gyfer Sul, gwyl a gwaith. Cawn weld hefyd fel y mae brethyn Cymru'n cymryd ei Ie ym myd Ffasiwn heddiw
Y rhaglen wedi'i pharatol gan Ken Etheridge
Y cynhyrchu gan Elwyn Evans a'r cyfarwyddo gan Meurig Jones
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Myfanwy Howell
Unknown: Ken Etheridge
Unknown: Elwyn Evans
Unknown: Meurig Jones

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: The Under-Fifteens

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mr. Reed: Frederick Treves
Newsreel Man: Anthony Viccars
H. de Vere Cannonbury: Norman Claridge

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's Special Item:
Sportsview Snooker Contest: 2 - John Pulman
A challenge to star players.

Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Star player (Sportsview Snooker Contest): John Pulman
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: More Contrary

featuring Michael Holliday, Kitza Kazacos, Reg and Gloria Brent, Mary O'Hara, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, Ray Martin and his Orchestra.
Introduced by Dorothy Campbell.


Singer: Michael Holliday
Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Singers: Reg and Gloria Brent
Harpist: Mary O'Hara
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presenter: Dorothy Campbell
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 17 March 2016

: Look: Track and Signs

A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.

Maxwell Knight talks with Peter Scott and Walter Flesher, a Yorkshire gamekeeper, about the ways in which one can play the detective in the countryside and discover more about the wild life there than is immediately apparent. He uses film to illustrate some of the evidence to be found.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Maxwell Knight
Guest: Walter Flesher
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Prompt Corner: 3: John and Julie

A series of stories written and told by Barry Letts.


Writer/storyteller: Barry Letts

: The Rival World

This film is the story of man's continual battle against the insect as a pest and as a bearer of disease.
The rival world of insects is a vast one and of fantastic variety-a constant threat to food supplies and health.
(A Shell Film Unit production)
(Previously televised on November 8)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Producer: Stuart Legg
Director: Bert Haanstra

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