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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Young Animals on the Farm
Introduced by Roger Massey.

Bird Life in May
With Maxwell Knight.

Village Scrapbook
Compiled by the Women's Institute of Checkendon, Oxfordshire.

Time to Spare
Bob Kesten talks to women with interesting and unusual part-time jobs.


Item presenter (Young Animals on the Farm): Roger Massey
Item presenter (Bird Life in May): Maxwell Knight
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Item presenter (Time to Spare): Bob Kesten
Presented by (Time to Spare): Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

for the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Lian-Shin Yang with songs and stories from China.

All About Animals
George Cansdale introduces some more visitors to his programme.

On Trek
A film of a schoolboys' exploring expedition into the Chimanimani Mountains in Southern Rhodesia.

Treasure Hunt
Norman Cook, Keeper of Guildhall Museum, tells another exciting story of treasure trove.

(to 18.00)


Storyteller/singer: Lian-Shin Yang
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Devised and presented by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Bomb

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film The Bomb

When things go wrong behind the scenes at a big London store, Bill Pierce (Wayne Morris) is the man who puts them right.
See page 6


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris
Margot: Delphi Lawrence
Jerry: Maurice Kaufmann
Pat: Jean Ireland
McCall: Charles Farrell
Alderson: Errol McKinnon
Farnsworth: George Street
Danny: Edward Cast

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game from the Carlton Rooms, London.
With Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Alan Melville and Gilbert Harding in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Alan Melville
Chairman: Gilbert Harding
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors - using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Festival of British Popular Songs

See top of columns 2 and 3 and page 3

In this first round of a monthly contest between the song writers of Great Britain, viewers throughout the country will be heard selecting tonight's winning entry.
Wilfrid Thomas introduces the songs which are performed this month by Vanessa Lee, Bruce Trent, Shirley Abicair, Frankie Vaughan, Ronnie Hilton, Kenny Baker, The Kentones, The Bill McGuffie Quartet, The Concert Orchestra, and the George Mitchell Singers.
This month's musical directors: Eric Robinson and Bill McGuffie
At 9.15 Tonight


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Kenny Baker
Singers: The Kentones
Musicians: The Bill McGuffie Quartet
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical director: Eric Robinson
Musical director: Bill McGuffie
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Francis Essex

: The Soviet Visit

A film ot the recent visit to this country of Mr. Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev, which also recalls the background to the occasion.
(A BBC television film)

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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