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: The Royal Return from Nigeria

Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at London Airport.
The scene described by Richard Dimbleby.
(to 10.15)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Greenwich Time Signal; Spare Time

A programme in search of spare-time occupations incorporating "Model Club".
Introduced by Hugh David.


Presenter: Hugh David
Programme arranged by: Max Hart
Producer: Timothy Brinton

: Book Bag

by Brenda Beith.


Presenter: Brenda Beith

: Victorian Song

Maurice Willson Disher is interviewed on his new book "Victorian Song" with Margery Manners, Elsie French, and John Mott.


Interviewee: Maurice Willson Disher
Singer: Margery Manners
Singer: Elsie French
Singer: John Mott

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson.

Musical Adventures
with Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra featuring Agnes Bernelle.

Can We Help You?
by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Peter Hawkins
with James Ottaway as "Clibber", Raymond Rollett as "Sly".

Rolf Harris with Willoughby

(Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra are appearing at the Casanova and Don Juan Clubs, London)

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians (Musical Adventures): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Singer (Musical Adventures): Agnes Bernelle
Writer (Can We Help You?)/Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Voice (Can We Help You?): Peter Hawkins
Clibber (Can We Help You?): James Ottaway
Sly (Can We Help You?): Raymond Rollett
Entertainer: Rolf Harris

: The Royal Return from Nigeria

A BBC telerecording of part of this morning's outside broadcast.

: Highlight

Jacqueline MacKenzie introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Comedienne: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Black Eye

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of programmes.

: Forces' Requests

Carole Carr introduces the programme starring Bruce Trent with Tutte Lemkow,
Sara Luzita, The Northerners, June Robinson, Maxine Daniels.
Host, Peter West


Interviewer: Carole Carr
Singer: Bruce Trent
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Performers: The Northerners
Singer: June Robinson
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Host: Peter West
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Judge for Yourself: 7: Murder

Written by Ernest Dudley and Donn Russell.
Ernest Dudley introduces the last in this series of programmes.


Presenter/Writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer: Donn Russell
Devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion.
Lady Tweedsmuir M.P., Viscount Hailsham, Barbara Castle, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Panellist: Lady Tweedsmuir
Panellist: Viscount Hailsham
Panellist: Barbara Castle
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Presented by: David Hutchinson

: John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)
(John Slater is appearing in "Dry Rot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Author/Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Club Time: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guest this evening is Lady Leese, an authority on cacti, who advises on their care and culture and shows specimens from her collection
Seasonal work in the garden includes the sowing of broad beans, peas, onions, and parsnips, and the planting of raspberries.
Percy Thrower also shows how to grow a grape vine in a pot.
"News Flash from Wisley" by F. E. W. Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Guest: Lady Leese
Presenter (News Flash from Wisley): F. E. W. Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Music in View

Sidney Harrison takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Sidney Harrison

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