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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Sarah's Progress
The doctor discusses how much a mother can rely on her instinct in bringing up a child and how much she needs to be taught.

Family Holiday: 1 - In a caravan

People who help the family: The Railway Guard

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Food for Thought
including some facts about health. The views of three thousand women on labels and labelling and some information about rising prices.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Food for Thought): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer (Food for Thought): Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents: Hopscotch
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk with Crotchet, Gordon and Colville, The Skyliners, Roy Earl and Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
Music by The Bert Hayes Trio


Presenter (Hopscotch): Jeremy Hawk
Comedians (Hopscotch): Gordon and Colville
Singers (Hopscotch): The Skyliners
Conjuror (Hopscotch): Roy Earl
Ventriloquist (Hopscotch): Terry Hall
Musicians (Hopscotch): The Bert Hayes Trio
Producer (Hopscotch): Johnny Downes

: Tele-Newyddion

Detholiad o ffilmiau o ddigwyddiadau yng Nghymru yn ystod yr wythnosau a aeth heibio
(Television Welsh News)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.15)

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Silver Lining

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
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Gregory Grove: Mark Baker

: Everything Happens to Me

Harry Green says Everything Happens to Me.


Storyteller: Harry Green
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: 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)

There are not many people in Great Britain today who could claim to have seen a polecat in its wild state, though there are many who are familiar with it under another name-the ferret, the albino domesticated polecat, whose skill as a hunter has been known in Europe for hundreds of years. There are references to its use in killing rabbits at least as far back as Roman times. Nowadays, when the rabbit has become scarce, the ferret itself may become a comparative rarity.

In tonight's programme Peter Scott has not only a tame ferret to show but also two tame polecat-ferrets, David and Goliath. Incidentally, this is an occasion for viewers when perhaps distance lends enchantment to the view. "To stink like a polecat" is no empty simile and the live animals in the programme, which was telerecorded a few weeks ago, left a persistent and unmistakable odour for some days afterwards in the Bristol television studio and in one of the offices there.
The programme was telerecorded beforehand because the main part of it is occupied with a Heinz Sielmann film, and since the telerecording he has left for the Belgian Congo to gather more material.
At 8.0 This evening


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmmaker/guest: Heinz Sielmann.
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: We Are Your Servants

A gala programme celebrating the tenth anniversary of the reopening of the BBC Television Service.

: Report from America: How America Shops

A topical series of films about the United States.
Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: David Kossoff

tells one of his own stories.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller/writer: David Kossoff

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