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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

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

Portrait Gallery
Profile of a successful woman.
Arranged and introduced by Nest Bradney.


Panellist (Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Problems of Living): Phyllis Hostler
Panellist (Problems of Living): John Watson
Panellist (Problems of Living): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman (Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Arranged by/Presenter (Portrait Gallery): Nest Bradney
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Children's International Newsreel

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Hopscotch
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk with Kon Zuis and Partner, Gordon and Colville, Michael Holliday and Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
(Jeremy Hawk is appearing in 'Paris By Night' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London; Terry Hall is in the Ronnie Ronalde Show at the Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth; Bert Hayes is at Butlin's Holiday Hotels, Margate; Gordon and Colville at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Hopscotch): Jeremy Hawk
Balancing act (Hopscotch): Kon Zuis and Partner
Comedians (Hopscotch): Gordon and Colville
Singer (Hopscotch): Michael Holliday
Ventriloquist (Hopscotch): Terry Hall
Music (Hopscotch): The Bert Hayes Trio
Designer (Hopscotch): Don Horne
Producer (Hopscotch): Johnny Downes

: Pobl Yr Ardal

Criccieth a'r
Cylch Heno daw rhai o bobl gyffredin y fro o flaen y camerau i son amdanynt eu hunain ac am eu diddordebau
Cenir gan Barti Glannau Glaslyn
(Arweinydd, E. Lewis Jones )
Parti Dawnsio 'r Gest
(Dan hyfforddiant A. E. Parker )
Telynores, Gwenllian Dwyryd
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan Ifan O. Williams
Y telediad yng ngofal Selwyn Roderick
(Welsh light programme)

(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Cylch Heno
Unknown: E. Lewis Jones
Unknown: Parti Dawnsio
Unknown: A. E. Parker
Unknown: Gwenllian Dwyryd
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

Sports News; Newsreel; The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Skeleton in the Cupboard

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
Ethel: June Young
Madame Bagshot: Elsa Palmer
Jim: Manville Tarrant
Police officer: Ralph Wilson

: Look: The Twenty-First

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

Peter Scott takes this opportunity of looking back at the highlights from some of the last twenty programmes in this series and Desmond Hawkins, who was responsible for creating the series, enjoys this special occasion with him.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Desmond Hawkins
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: The Burns and Allen Show: The New Employer

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The New Employer


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 Robb Wilton, Jacqueline Delman, James Johnston, Charles Ancaster, Michel de Lutry, Domini Callaghan, The Hassani Troupe, Vanda Vale, Christopher Hodge, The George Mitchell Singers and the Show Business Reporter, Peter Haigh.
British Concert Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Morley)
Associate conductor, Philip Martell

(James Johnson appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Comedian: Robb Wilton
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Tenor: James Johnston
Entertainer: Charles Ancaster
Dancer/Choreographer: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Acrobats: The Hassani Troupe
Dancer: Vanda Vale
Performer: Christopher Hodge
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Reporter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Reginald Morley
Associate Conductor: Philip Martell
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The World is Ours: 10: World Bank

A series of documentary films on matters of urgent concern to the United Nations.
Through the World Bank, funds from fifty-eight nations are made available for industrial and social development. This film shows the work of the World Bank in three continents.
Written by Paul Rotha.
(A BBC television film made with the collaboration of the Films Division of the United Nations, and the World Bank)


Writer: Paul Rotha
Photography: Terry Hunt
Photography: Jose Kimball
Editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Fashion Spotlight

on sunshine clothes for summer wear.
Introduced by Norman Parkinson.


Presenter: Norman Parkinson
Fashion adviser: Felicity Green
Musical accompaniment: Gilbert Webster
Musical accompaniment: Stan Tracy
Designer: Natasha Kroll
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Facts and Figures

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Leonard Miall
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

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