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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Signs of the Zodiac: 3: Pisces
A light-hearted diversion arranged and presented by Verrall Dunlop.

And Roma Fairley at the British Industries Fair.


Presenter/Arranged by (Signs of the Zodiac): Verrall Dunlop
Producer (Signs of the Zodiac): S.E. Reynolds
Presenter (British Industries Fair): Roma Fairley
Producer (British Industries Fair): Douglas Fleming

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join In songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Telefilm)


Narrator/script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Gilbert Harding


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Sculpture for All

Vasco Lazzolo talks to viewers who have brought along exam-pies of their work.
Introduced by Sylvia Peters.


Interviewer: Vasco Lazzolo
Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Children's Television

Look: The Pond Chorus
A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
Heinz Sielmann brings a new film from Germany in which the camera looks very closely at frogs, toads, and newts.
from the BBC's West of England television studio.
(A BBC telerecording)

Pieces of Eight
by Patricia Rowan.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker (Look): Heinz Sielmann
Producer (Look): Brandon Acton Bond
Writer (Pieces of Eight): Patricia Rowan
Designer (Pieces of Eight): Norman James
Producer (Pieces of Eight): Barbara Hammond
Peter Johnson: Michael Caridia
Belinda Johnson: Caroline Denzil
Aunt Clem: Anne Pichon
The Stranger: Anthony Doonan
Mr. Coombe: Geoffrey Bellman
Miss Wimple: Barbara Hicks
Mr. Rafflings: Gordon Harris
Police Sergeant: Stanley Rose
Police Constable: A. Shepherd

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Show Place: Hatfield House

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit one of the great and beautiful homes of England, through whose treasures can be traced the history of the Cecil family over the last four hundred years.


Commentator: Hywel Davies
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Asset

by Robert Kemp.
From the BBC's Edinburgh studio.

8.30 Frontiers of Science: 4: The Queen in the Hive
A series of programmes in which scientists show what they are doing and why they are doing it.
Programme introduced by David Attenborough.
The research of Dr. Colin Butler on bees has shed some new light on one of the great problems of zoology-the organisation of an insect community.


Writer (The Asset): Robert Kemp
Producer (The Asset): James Crampsey
Designer (The Asset): Roy Stanley
Lulu: Marillyn Gray
The Asset: Douglas Murchie
Betty: Margaret Love
Birdie: Margot Steel
Harry the Swick: Lea Ashton
Presenter (Frontiers of Science): David Attenborough
Film sequences (Frontiers of Science): C.P. Abbott
Producer (Frontiers of Science): James McCloy

: Home Town: Cheddar

Ralph Wightman visits the famous Somerset beauty spot and meets some of the people who live and work there.


Presenter: Ralph Wightman
Film sequences: George Shears
Producer: Ronald Webster
Producer: Patrick Beech

: The National Sporting Club presentation to Len Hutton

BBC Television cameras visit the Cafe Royal to cover after dinner speeches by: The Rt. Hon. Sir Norman Birkett, Q.C., Tommy Trinder, Charles Forte.
Chairman of the N.S.C. Committee, Len Hutton
Programme introduced by Brian Johnston.


Speaker: Rt. Hon. Sir Norman Birkett
Speaker: Tommy Trinder
Speaker: Charles Forte Speaker: Len Hutton
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Alma Cogan


Singer: Alma Cogan
Music directed and arranged by: Stan Foster

: Tales from Soho: 6: Set a Thief

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer: Berkely Mather
Director: Peter Lambert
Producer: Tony Richardson
Marlow: Fred Griffiths
Frisby: Donald Bradley
Kiko Watts: David Lodge
Soutar: Peter Fling
Eileen: Billie Whitelaw
Clemmo: Larry Taylor
Chief Det-Insp Charlesworth: John Welsh
Coppy: Phil Mansel-Durham
Det.-Sgt. Spence: Nigel Davenport

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