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: Mainly for Women

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

Portrait Gallery
Profile of a successful woman.
Introduced and arranged by Nest Bradney.


Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): John Watson
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Presented by (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Monica Sims
Introduced and arranged by (Portrait Gallery): Nest Bradney
Presented by (Portrait Gallery): Joyce Belfrage

: 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


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

: The Royal Welsh Show

The BBC Welsh Television Unit visits the showground at Rhyl to bring you a selection of events, personalities, and exhibits from the first day of this year's Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 16.45)


Commentator: Huw Wheldon
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Children's Television

Sandy Sandford and Jacko In the Country

Lucky Silver: 5: No Time to Lose
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.

Ask Your Dad
Humphrey Lestocq takes the chair in a light-hearted family general knowledge game.


Comedian (In the Country): Sandy Sandford
Writer (Lucky Silver): C. E. Webber
Producer (Lucky Silver): John Hunter Blair
Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq

: Racing at Kempton Park

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Kempton Park Racecourse on the first day of the July evening meeting to see some of the principal races.

6.30 Apprentice Selling Handicap Stakes over one mile

Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before the race.

(to 18.35)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: News; Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Racing at Kempton Park

7.30 The Tote Investors' Cup Handicap Stakes over one mile

: Test Match Preview

A discussion on the eve of the Fourth Test Match between R.W.V. Robins, Ian Peebles of England and Jack Fingleton, Arthur Morris of Australia.


Panellist: R. W. V. Robins
Panellist: Ian Peebles
Panellist: Jack Fingleton
Panellist: Arthur Morris

: Racing at Kempton Park

8.0 International Stakes over six furlongs

: Abigail and Roger

Written and produced by Kevin Sheldon.
[Starring] Julie Webb and David Drummond in a new comedy series.
with Michael Rathborne, George Tovey, Patrick Milner, George Crowther


Writer/Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Douglas Smith
Abigail: Julie Webb
Roger: David Drummond
[Actor]: Michael Rathborne
[Actor]: George Tovey
[Actor]: Patrick Milner
[Actor]: George Crowther

: At Home: The Dame of Sark

The last of three outside broadcasts from the Channel Islands.
Richard Dimbleby visits 'La Seigneurie', the home of Mrs. Sibyl Hathaway, O.B.E., the hereditary owner of the tiny island of Sark, one of the few remaining feudal states in the world.


Presenter/interviewer: Richard Dimbleby
Interviewee: Mrs. Sibyl Hathaway
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker

: Here's to the Next Time

Henry Hall says Here's to the Next Time.
starring Billy Daniels, Dany Dauberson with George Martin, Fayne and Evans, Marcel Cornelis, Jean Campbell.
Ballet: Malcolm Clare, Janet Ball, Mavis Francis, Anita Howard


Presenter: Henry Hall
Singer: Billy Daniels
Singer: Dany Dauberson
Musician: George Martin
Comedians: Fayne and Evans
Mime: Marcel Cornelis
Singer: Jean Campbell
Dancer: Malcolm Clare
Dancer: Janet Ball
Dancer: Mavis Francis
Dancer: Anita Howard
Musical associate: Albert Marland
Choreographer: Tommy Linden
Producer: John Warrington

: International Horse Show: The King George V Gold Challenge Cup

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras cover the final stages in this important International Individual Jumping Competition.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: What's in a Name?

A weekly programme in which Charles Hughes helps you to find the story behind your name.
Followed by The Weather

The Changes in Social Service Benefits
Talk by the Rt. Hon. John Boyd-Carpenter, M.P., Minister of Pensions and National Insurance.
(Sound only)

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Presenter (What's in a Name?): Charles Hughes
Presented by (What's in a Name?): Christopher Doll
Speaker (The Changes in Social Service Benefits): The Rt. Hon. John Boyd-Carpenter

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