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: A Luncheon

given to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Guildhall upon their return from Nigeria.
Speeches by Her Majesty The Queen and The Lord Mayor of London.
(to 14.30)

: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Problems of Living
The "Family Affairs" panel discusses problems sent by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Phyllis Hostler, John Watson, The Rev. George Reindorp
Olive Shapley in the chair.

Athenian Memories
Kay Cicellis and Macdonald Prain
Film sequences by arrangement with Geoffrey Gurrin.


Panellist (Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Problems of Living): Phyllis Hostler
Panellist (Problems of Living): John Watson
Panellist (Problems of Living): The Rev. George Reindorp
Chairman (Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Athenian Memories): Kay Cicellis
Presenter (Athenian Memories): Macdonald Prain
Producer (Athenian Memories): Patrick Harvey

: 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)

: Out of Town

Barrie Edgar, in the Birmingham studio, invites you to meet personalities from different walks of life.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Bobby in France: 4: A Visit from England

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)
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Tess: Patricia Morton
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Paulette Preney
Monsieur Leblanc: Andre Maranne
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: The Cellar

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Neddy: Donald Wilson
Jim: Manville Tarrant
Policeman: Martin Wyldeck
Greengrocer: Edward Wade

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson
with Amy Shuard, Muriel Smith, Jimmy Edwards, Marie-Claude Theuveny, Yvonne Alexander, Paul Goube, John Cameron, Tollefsen, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Frea Harrington, Shirley May, Ruth Morrison, Irene Palmer, Frances Youles, Ellen Dates, Bowles Bevan, Fred Davies, Brian Douglas, John Holmes, John Mitchinson, David Oddie, Donald Scott, Llewelyn John.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)

(Amy Shuard appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Music from "The Maid of the Mountains" by arrangement with Emile Littler)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Amy Shuard
Singer: Muriel Smith
Singer: Jimmy Edwards
Violinist: Marie-Claude Theuveny
Performer: Yvonne Alexander
Dancer: Paul Goube
Baritone: John Cameron
Accordionist: null Tollefsen
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Frea Harrington
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Ruth Morrison
Singer: Irene Palmer
Singer: Frances Youles
Singer: Ellen Dates
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Fred Davies
Singer: Brian Douglas
Singer: John Holmes
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Donald Scott
Singer: Llewelyn John
Musical Associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: At Home: The Chipperfields

Television cameras visit Down Farm, Hampshire, where this circus has its winter quarters.
Introduced by Berkeley Smith.


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Battle of Words: National Student Debating Tournament

Glasgow University
Speakers: Mr. R.J. McCormick, Mr. J. Scott Birnie
Trinity College, Dublin
Speakers: Mr. R.D.F. Kimmitt, Mr. P.D.H. Riddell
The Motion: "This House is of the opinion that the idea of the great man undermines a democracy"
Brian Johnston sets the scene.
Final round in the tournament organised by the National Union of Students.
From Bedford College, London.

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Speaker (Glasgow University): R.J. McCormick
Speaker (Glasgow University): J. Scott Birnie
Speaker (Trinity College): R.D.F. Kimmitt
Speaker (Trinity College): P.D.H. Riddell
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: Dennis Monger

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