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: Family Affairs

Family Swimming
Jane Madders illustrates the 'play-way' for babies and toddlers and Max Madders demonstrates strokes for older children.

Holidays for Teenagers: 1 - Exchange visits abroad

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Talk it Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Item presenter (Family Swimming): Jane Madders
Swimmer (Family Swimming): Max Madders
Presenter: Olive Shapley
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: 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
(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

Ups and Downs
with Billy Nelson and Chuck O'Neil.

Make Your Own Maps
J. Beresford-Evans gives some ideas for a new out-door hobby.

Children's Film Review
The first of a series of monthly programmes in which you can see scenes from new films introduced by Jess Yates.

(to 18.00)


Comedian (Ups and Downs): Billy Nelson
Comedian (Ups and Downs): Chuck O'Neil
Presenter (Make Your Own Maps): J. Beresford-Evans
Presenter (Children's Film Review): Jess Yates

: News; Sports News; Newsreel

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Abigail and Roger

Written and produced by Kevin Sheldon.
Julie Webb and David Drummond as Abigail and Roger in a new comedy series.


Writer/Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Douglas Smith
Abigail: Julie Webb
Roger: David Drummond
Mummy: Maud Long
Shirl: Rosina Enright
Mrs Moloch: Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Mr Meiklejohn: Frank Williams
[Actress]: Mary Collins
[Actress]: Eleanor Darling
[Actress]: Fiona Thomson

: Penguins at the Zoo

James Fisher introduces Niall Rankin, who brought some of the penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo back from South Georgia, and they spend half an hour just watching the behaviour of the penguins and their young.
See facing page


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Niall Rankin

: Sportsview

News, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Introduced by Douglas Fleming.
Tonight's special item:
International Water Polo: Great Britain v. Spain
The second half of this match from Sandford Pool, Cheltenham.


Presenter: Douglas Fleming
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees
Commentator (International Water Polo): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: David Martin

: The Burns and Allen Show: Be My Guest

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Be My Guest


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Summer Serenade

presents George Melachrino and his Orchestra with guest stars.
Introduced by Anthony Oliver.
See facing page


Musicians: George Melachrino and his Orchestra
Presenter: Anthony Oliver
Choreographer: Michel de Lutry
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Design is Your Business

with Sir Gordon Russell, Peter Shepheard, Robin Day, Jack Howe.
This programme shows some of the best and some of the worst in British taste - past and present - and suggests that good design may now become the popular art of our time.
Written and produced by John Read.
A BBC Television film produced in association with the Council of Industrial Design
See facing page
(All transmitters except Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons)

10.0 Outlook
A miscellany from Wales
Introduced by Kenneth Harris.
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons only)


Designer: Sir Gordon Russell
Designer: Peter Shepheard
Designer: Robin Day
Designer: Jack Howe
Narrator: Robert Reid
Photography: Dennis Towler
Photography: Ray Densham
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Writer/producer: John Read
Presenter (Outlook): Kenneth Harris
Producer (Outlook): John Ormond Thomas
Presented for television by (Outlook): Meurig Jones

: News

: What's in a Name?

A weekly programme in which Charles Hughes helps you to find the story behind your name.
Guest, Peter West
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Charles Hughes
Guest: Peter West
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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