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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Danger in the Home: Misuse of Electrical Equipment
Third of six programmes arranged in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Red Cross Society, Casualties Union, and the Electrical Contractors' Association (Incorporated).

A place of One's Own
by Gwen Farrow.

The Toddler: Sarah's Birthday
She shares her cake with some television friends.
Introduced by Betty Lait.
Today, television's youngest star, Sara Lait, celebrates her birthday. The baby daughter of Betty Lait, the "television mother", will be one year old. Sarah's first appearance in front of the cameras was at twenty-four days, and from then she has appeared regularly each month. The programme deals with ideas for a toddler's nursery, so Sarah will have suitable setting in which to preside over her first birthday cake.

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter (A Place of One's Own): Gwen Farrow
Presenter (The Toddler): Betty Lait
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok
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

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


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

Meet My Poodle
Roy Byfield Riches brings his friend "Junior" to the studio.

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".

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Meet My Poodle): Roy Byfield Riches
Presenter (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

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: For Want of Nourishment

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
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Chemist: Charles Lloyd-Pack
Salesman: Glyn Houston
Policeman: Nigel Arkwright

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news views and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: More Contrary

with Michael Holliday, Mary O'Hara, Kitza Kazacos, Raymond and his Models in a preview of Easter, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers.
Introduced by Dorothy Campbell.
Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra


Singer: Michael Holliday
Harpist: Mary O'Hara
Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Presenter: Dorothy Campbell
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: Look: Adelie Penguins

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

Willam Sladen shows sequences from a unique film on the life history of the Adelie peuguin, in which the birds' behaviour proves to be full of interest and entertainment.
He took the film during his three years as Medical Officer and biologist with the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in the Antarctic.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: William Sladen
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Report from America: Small Town Newspaper

A topical series of films about the United States.
A picture of Sayville, Long Island.
Produced and directed for the BBC and the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/Director: Don Cash

: What's Yours: 2: The Magic Carpet

by Jim Phelan.
A series of five short stories told in turn by James MacTaggart, Hartley Power, and Jim Phelan.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer/storyteller: Jim Phelan

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