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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Why on earth?
More viewers' complaints.

Shopping Suggestions
Frances Perry discusses fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

Foreign Cookery
How to make ravioli by Vera Calderoni.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music and an interview with Mollie Braithwaite of the Medau Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, conducted by Eileen Fowler.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Frances Perry
Cook (Foreign Cookery): Vera Calderoni
Interviewee (Keeping Fit): Mollie Braithwaite
Presenter/interviewer (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Personality Parade

with Alfred Marks.
Guest artist, Paddy O'Neil
At the piano, Winifred Taylor
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie


Singer: Alfred Marks
Guest artist/singer: Paddy O'Neil
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Afternoon Playhouse: Portrait of Toby

[Starring] John Qualen and Lynne Roberts


[Actor]: John Qualen
[Actress]: Lynne Roberts

: Freddie Mills

with Brenda Cowling and Cameron Hall.


Presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Brenda Cowling
Guest: Cameron Hall
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Penny's Little Plan
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Michael Harding with five minutes of song.

Copy Boy
by Thomas Singleton.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
[Music] played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Singer: Michael Harding
Writer (Copy Boy): Thomas Singleton
Producer (Copy Boy): Barbara Hammond
Mrs Kent: Betty Cooper
Peter Kent: Robert Sandford
Prince Omar Muktar: Desmond Raynor
Passer-by: Edward Fairbrother
Mr Halliday: Gerald Andersen
Miss Graham: Jane Jordan Rogers
Bart: Anthony Woodruff
Jake: Philip Lennard

: News Summary

: Newsreel

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Lichfield including Which Year? with Steve Arlen, Pauline Innes, Peter Darrell, Ron Taylor, Four in A Chord.
Viewers who live in Lichfield are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in their window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the viewer competitor in tonight's Puzzle Corner.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Singer (Which Year?): Steve Arlen
Dancer (Which Year?): Pauline Innes
Dancer (Which Year?): Peter Darrell
Dancer (Which Year?): Ron Taylor
Singers (Which Year?): Four in a Chord
Dances arranged by: Daphne Kiernander
Material: Dennis Yates
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Strictly T-T

Written by Alan Hackney, Eric Merriman and Terry-Thomas.
Terry-Thomas takes a fortnightly trip to HoIdergap-on-Tees.
with Lorrae Desmond, Ken Griffith, Harold Goodwin and Dennis Kirtland, Bob Sharples and his Music.


Writer: Alan Hackney
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: null Terry-Thomas
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Ken Griffith
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Dennis Kirtland
Musicians: Bob Sharples and his Music

: Act of Violence

A play by Iain MacCormick.
[Starring] Keith Michell and Andree Melly
The action takes place in a Central European Republic. Time. Now


Writer/producer: Iain MacCormick
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Lenora: Andree Melly
The Man: Keith Michell
Karl: Alan Penn
Kern: Tom Bowan
Professor Kroz: Leonard Sachs
Katina Kroz: Diana Lambert
Inspektor Frink: Ewen Solon
Vent: Philip Stainton
Voller: Clive Baxter
General Zuglin: Peter Swanwick
First sentry: Jon Rollason
Second sentry: John Howlett
First man: James Wellman
Second man: Dafydd Havard

: News

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum
Philip Corder, President of the Royal Archaeological Institute
The Challenger: Worthing Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Panellist: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Panellist: Norman Cook
Panellist: Philip Corder
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Jascha Spivakovsky (piano)

A programme of music by Chopin.


Pianist: Jascha Spivakovsky
Presented by: Margaret Dale

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