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: Seventh Winter Olympic Games

The first thirty minutes of the Men's Free Figure Skating Championships from Cortina.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Preparation for Motherhood: A Layette for the Baby
Minnie Randell, Vice-President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, shows how housework can help to make the body supple.

People Who Help the Family: The Family Help Service

Food for Thought
A miscellany of facts about cosmetics, domestic work, marriage, and prices introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Preparation for Motherhood): Minnie Randell
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Food for Thought): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer (Food for Thought): Barbara Crowther

: 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

David Martin, in Birmingham, invites you to meet personalities from different walks of life.


Presenter: David Martin

: Children's Television

The story of Whatsit The Wizard
told by Sandy Sandford.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
[Presented by] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Ray Alan, "Mr. Grumble", Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".
(Eddie Mendoza is appearing at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Storyteller (Whatsit the Wizard): Sandy Sandford
Presenter/Double or Drop devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Ventriloquist (Crackerjack): Ray Alan
Mr. Grumble: Joe Baker Snr.
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Designer (Crackerjack): Donald Horne
Comedy script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: The Champion

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Mr. Kemp: Deering Wells
An elderly gentleman: Fred Fairclough
Neddy: Donald Wilson
Mr. Carlish: John Stone
Mr. Bradwick: Robert Sansom
Miss Canapes: Janet Joye
First reporter: Peter Collingwood
Second reporter: Jack Melford
Third reporter: Maurice Jones

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special item:
"Sportsview" Snooker Contest: 4: Walter Donaldson
A challenge to star players.

Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Snooker player ("Sportsview" Snooker Contest): Walter Donaldson
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: First performance of "Manana"

(See facing page and page 5)

An opera for television by Arthur Benjamin.
Place: A remote Spanish village in the High Sierra.

A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
Conducted by Edward Renton
At 8.30

(Frederick Sharp appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Edith Coates and Ronald Lewis appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Composer: Arthur Benjamin
Libretto/Producer: George R. Foa
Libretto/Based on "Under the Juniper Tree" by: Caryl Brahms
Singers: A section of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: Denys Darlow
Dance arranged by: null Eduardo
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Costumes: Elizabeth Agombar
The Wise Man: Frederick Sharp
The Widow: Edith Coates
Luisita, her niece and ward: Heather Harper
Pedro, Luisita's lover: Carlos Montes
Conchita: Naida Labay
Pia: Patricia Kern
Third woman: Sheila Young
The Mayor: Ivor Evans
The Innkeeper: William Dickie
Dolores, the innkeeper's wife: Rani
Jose: Ronald Lewis
Carlos, his little son: David Langford
The Pickpocket: Edmund Donlevy
The Lazy Man: Niven Miller
First villager: David Oddie
Second villager: Brian Douglas
Guitar player: Julian Bream
Flamenco singer: Gita de la Fuente

: John Wayne

Peter Haigh interviews the well-known American film actor and shows scenes from his latest film "The Conqueror".
By arrangement with R.K.O. Radio Pictures
See page 6


Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Interviewee: John Wayne
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Travellers' Tales: Pygmies of the Congo

Gilbert Rouget describes, with film, the tough and exciting life led by these primitive people in the remote forests of the French Congo.


Narrator: Gilbert Rouget
Producer: David Attenborough

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: Seventh Winter Olympic Games

Report from Cortina.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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