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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: A Young Child Goes to Hospital

A children's doctor, a research worker, a ward sister, and a mother discuss way in which parents can help their child through this experience.
The programme contains a twenty-minute excerpt from the film "A Two Year-Old Goes to Hospital", introduced by James Robertson of the Tavistock Clinic, London, W.1.
Introduced by Olive Shapley.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Panellist: A children's doctor [name uncredited]
Panellist: A research worker [name uncredited]
Panellist: A ward sister [name uncredited]
Panellist: A mother [name uncredited]
Presenter (A Two Year-Old Goes to Hospital): James Robertson
Producer: Beryl Radley

: 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 the Birmingham studio, invites you to meet personalities from different walks or life.


Presenter: David Martin

: Children's Television

International Newsreel

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

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Musicians (Crackerjack): The Johnny Franks Quartet
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Comedy script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Highlight

Peoples, events comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: On Approval

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Jean Macfarlane: Edwina Rendell
Mr. Macfarlane: Alastair Hunter

: Sportsview

Spotlightings news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special Item:
Five-a-Side Soccer: Old Internationals v. Young Internationals
A visit to the Territorial Army Centre, Finchley, to see part of this indoor match.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: The Cosmopolitan

Presenting international stars.
Alex d'Arcy introduces Irene Hilda, Rima Rudina, Les Marionettes Lafaye, Jimmy "Lover Mall" Davis, Sheila Clarke, The Cosmopolit.


Presenter: Alex d'Arcy
Singer: Irene Hilda
Violinist: Rima Rudina
Performer: Jimmy "Lover Mall" Davis
Dancer: Sheila Clarke
Dance direction: David Gardiner
Music arranged and conducted by: William Hill-Bowen
Designer: Richard Levin
Producer: Christian Simpson
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: Look: The Pond Chorus

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

Heinz Sielmann explores with his film camera part of a new world and looks closely at frogs., toads, and newts.
The film makes an exciting successor to his films of woodpeckers, squirrels, and hamsters.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Travellers' Tales: The Hidden Valley of the Apa Tanis

The Apa Tanis live in the unexplored hills between Tibet and Assam. Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, the first European who entered their valley, and Ursula Graham Bower, who later lived among them show films of these savage and dramatic people.


Presenter: Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf
Presenter: Ursula Graham Bower
Producer: David Attenborough

: Looking and Leaping

A late-night birthday party for those born on February 29.
Incidental music by Gioachino Rossini born February 29, 1792
Followed by The Weather and Closedown


Arranged by: Polly Elwes
Incidental music: Gioachino Rossini
Presented by: Michael Barsley

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