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: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time - Northern Edition

I'd Like to Know about Blackpool landladies

Nimble Fingers
A northerner shows how she uses her initiative and skill.

Ken Frith at the piano

Belle of the Ball
Two northern amateur dancers show you the dresses they wear for competition ballroom dancing.

The Lake District
shown to you through the eyes of people who live there.

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Pianist: Ken Frith
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Arranged by: Gwen Pain
Director: Charles Farmer

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Look: Polecats
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.
These graceful and ferocious animals have been filmed in their natural surroundings by Heinz Sielmann. Their life is seen in exciting and sometimes humorous close-up. Peter Scott and Heinz Sielmann also show some live animals to viewers to compare with those on the film.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(A BBC telerecording)

The Third Figure
A mystery opera written and composed by John Hunter Blair.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker (Look): Heinz Sielmann
Producer (Look): Brandon Acton-Bond
Writer/composer (The Third Figure): John Hunter Blair
Producer (The Third Figure): Shaun Sutton
Juliet: Patricia Morton
Peter: Anthony Green
Sir Harold Knightley: Ian Wallace
Lady Knightley, his wife: Joyce Blackham
Henry Lovell, his step-son: David Price
Miss Wyndham: Lucille Graham
Suli, her Indian page: David Langford

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Test Forum: England v. Australia

On the eve of the forthcoming Test Matches between the two great rivals, four former Test cricketers answer questions put to them by viewers in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.
Arthur Morris (Australia), Jack Fingleton (Australia), R. W. V. Robins (England), I. A. R. Peebles (England)
Chairman, Peter West
Before an invited audience, from the Council Chamber of the Federation of British Industries, London.


Panellist: Arthur Morris
Panellist: Jack Fingleton
Panellist: R. W. V. Robins
Panellist: I. A. R. Peebles
Chairman: Peter West
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Life of Riley: Riley's New Suit

[Starring] William Bendix in the comedy film Riley's New Suit

Babs and Junior plan a birthday surprise for Riley, which nearly results in his undergoing psychiatric treatment.


Chester A. Riley: William Bendix

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the Billy Cotton Band Show
Featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Production: Brian Tesler

: The Tattleton Umpire

A television play by David Scott Daniell
With cricket very much in the air, tonight's comedy presents the story of one of the less active members of the Tattleton village cricket club-the umpire. Henry Potts, who has filled this role for a number of years, decides to make a gesture by offering to resign, though when his resignation is unexpectedly accepted the bails really begin to fly...
From the BBC's Midland Television Studio


Writer: David Scott Daniell
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Production: Victor Menzies
Henry Potts: Lewis Gedge
Willy: Geoffrey Lewis
Emma Snell: Janet Joye
Bert Smith: Bob Arnold
Fred Greene: Peter Wilde
Arthur Phillips: Johnson Bayly
The Landlord: Philip Garston-Jones
Major Tissard: Ronald Baddiley

: Up to Date: 1: The Battle of Hastings

Richard Glover, Professor of History, University of Manitoba, Major-General M.M.A.R. West, C.B.E., D.S.O., and Francis Williams re-examine, in the light of modern knowledge, the most fateful battle fought on English soil.


Presenter: Richard Glover
Co-presenter: Major-General M.M.A.R. West
Co-presenter: Francis Williams
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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