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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Problems of Living

The "Family Affairs" panel of experts discuss problems sent by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok
John Watson, Juvenile Court Magistrate
The Rev. Arthur Morton, Director of the N.S.P.C.C.
Cyril Bibby
Olive Shapley in the chair.
Letters to the Panel should be sent to: "Family Affairs", [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist: John Watson
Panellist: The Rev. Arthur Morton
Panellist: Cyril Bibby
Chairman: Olive Shapley
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television

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 television film)

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Hopscotch
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk.
With Charles Ancaster, Gordon and Colville, Desmond Lane, The Beverley Sisters and Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
(Jeremy Hawk is appearing in 'Paris by Night' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London; Bert Hayes is at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (The Flowerpot Men): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (The Flowerpot Men): Molly Gibson
Singer (The Flowerpot Men): Gladys Whitred
Voices (The Flowerpot Men): Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music (The Flowerpot Men): Maria Bird
Presenter (Hopscotch): Jeremy Hawk
Entertainer (Hopscotch): Charles Ancaster
Comedians (Hopscotch): Gordon and Colville
Penny whistler (Hopscotch): Desmond Lane
Singers (Hopscotch): The Beverley Sisters
Ventriloquist (Hopscotch): Terry Hall
Music (Hopscotch): The Bert Hayes Trio
Producer (Hopscotch): Johnny Downes

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: A Spring Offensive

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
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Saleswoman: June Cunningham

: Look: Puss Moth and Swallowtail

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

The successive and amazing metamorphoses in the lives of two insects are examined in great detail by film photography. Walter Murray and Peter Scott comment on these transformations.
Films made by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and W. G. Baines
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 6


Presenter: Peter Scott
Interviewee: Walter Murray
Filmmaker: Sir Geoffrey de Havilland
Filmmaker: W. G. Baines
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: The Burns and Allen Show: Who's Fooling Whom

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Who's Fooling Whom


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver presents "This is Show Business"
featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world including Elsie and Doris Waters, Lita Roza, The Ray Ellington Quartet, John Hargreaves, Barbara Howitt, John Holmes, Michel de Lutry, Domini Callaghan, Vanda Vale, Christopher Hodge, The George Mitchell Singers
With Peter Haigh presenting Show Talk and introducing Martine Carol and Christian Jaque.
British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Morley)
Associate conductor, Philip Martell

(John Hargreaves appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.; Barbara Howitt by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
See page 6


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Comedienne: Elsie Waters
Comedienne: Doris Waters
Singer: Lita Roza
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Singer: John Hargreaves
Soprano: Barbara Howitt
Singer: John Holmes
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Comedian: Vanda Vale
Performer: Christopher Hodge
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Presenter (Show Talk): Peter Haigh
Guest: Martine Carol
Guest: Christian Jaque
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Morley
Associate Conductor: Philip Martell
Designer: Gordon Roland
Choreography: Michel de Lutry
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.

Italy v. Brazil
An edited telerecording of this afternoon's international soccer match in Milan.

Inter-Regional Darts Competition (Final)

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: Visit of the Soviet Leaders: Press Conference

(A BBC edited telerecording of this afternoon's programme)

: Inventors' Award

A visit to the Inventors' Club stand at Olympia, London, to see inventions shown by finalists in a competition organised by the British Industries Fair.
Viewers are invited to vote for the most worthwhile inventions.
Votes on postcards should be sent to: [address removed]
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Organised by: T. E. Rees
Organised by: Leslie Hardern
Producer: James McCloy

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