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: Greenwich Time Signal; 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. George Reindorp, Cyril Bibby.
Joan Yorke in the chair

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


Panellist (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs): John Watson
Panellist (Family Affairs): The Rev. George Reindorp
Panellist (Family Affairs): Cyril Bibby
Chairman (Family Affairs): Joan Yorke
Producer (Family Affairs): Monica Sims
Arranged and introduced 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
(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

Sandy Sandford and Jacko: In the Garden

The Viola and the Violin
Watson Forbes plays and talks about the viola assisted by Sidney Humphreys (violin).

Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend
by P. G. Wodehouse.
Made into a play for television by C.E. Webber.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 20)

(to 18.00)


Comedian (In the Garden): Sandy Sandford
Viola (The Viola and the Violinist): Watson Forbes
Violinist (The Viola and the Violinist): Sidney Humphreys
Author (Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend): P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by (Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend): C.E. Webber
Producer (Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend): Rex Tucker
Lord Emsworth: John Miller
Lady Constance: Joan Sanderson
Miss Pring: Brenda Dean
Gladys: Margaret McCourt
Ern: John Hall
McAllister: Rufus Cruickshank
Beach: Raymond Rollett

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Abigail and Roger

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


Writer/Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Douglas Smith
Shirl: Rosina Enright
Clive: John Stone
Mr. Meiklejohn: Frank Williams
[Actor]: Colin Fish
[Actor]: Jerome Willis
[Actor]: Michael Greenwood

: National Radio Show: Arenascope

See above and page 6
(Edgar Evans appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)

at 7.50
Billy Smart's Circus presents Circorama
World-wide two-ring circus including The Eight Sensational Flying Croneras, The Twelve Shetland Ponies, The Fourteen Cherokee Tumblers, The Eight Dutch Friesian Stallions, The Skating Websters, Smart's Ten Racing Camels presented by Rudolph Jurkschat, Charles Illeneb and his African Lions, The Six Fellers (Musical acrobats on the silver wire), Michael and Sasha Coco, Frank Harty and Whimsical Walker
The Digger Pugh Girls
The singer, Edgar Evans
Billy Smart's Circus Band under the direction of Johnny King


Trapeze artists: The Eight Sensational Flying Croneras
Animal act: The Twelve Shetland Ponies
Performers: The Fourteen Cherokee Tumblers
Animal act: The Eight Dutch Friesian Stallions
Skaters: The Skating Websters
Animal act: Smart's Ten Racing Camels
Animal act trainer: Rudolph Jurkschat
Animal act: Charles Illeneb and his African Lions
Musical acrobats: The Six Fellers
Clown: Michael Coco
Clown: Sasha Coco
Clown: Frank Harty
Clown: Whimsical Walker
Dancers: The Digger Pugh Girls
Singer: Edgar Evans
Musicians: Billy Smart's Circus Band
Band direction: Johnny King
Ring-master: Harder Jonsson
Designer: Tony Abbott
Programme arranged by: Ronald Smart
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities of sport.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: National Radio Show: Opening Night

(See below)

After the successful failure of 'Pantomania' and 'Dress Rehearsal', BBC Television Light Entertainment Department have gallantly offered 'Opening Night' to Eric Sykes. He says that in spite of competition from the Arena it will be 'all right on the night.'

Those helping him include: Kenneth Horne, Irene Handl, Peter Haigh, Mary Malcolm, Sylvia Peters, Alex Macintosh, Wallace Greenslade, Peter West, Brian Johnston, The Weathermen, John Vyvyan, Alan Simpson and the High Wycombe Brass Band, The Show Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
at 9.15 this evening


Presenter/Comedian: Eric Sykes
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Comedienne: Irene Handl
Himself: Peter Haigh
Herself: Mary Malcolm
Herself: Sylvia Peters
Himself: Alex Macintosh
Himself: Wallace Greenslade
Himself: Brian Johnston
Themselves: The Weathermen
Comedian: John Vyvyan
Musicians: Alan Simpson and The High Wycombe Brass Band
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Writer/Comedy sequences directed by: Eric Sykes
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: In the Medieval Manner

Clough Williams-Ellis and Wynford Vaughan Thomas visit Castell Coch (the Red Castle), in Glamorgan, an ancient fortress restored by the Victorian architect William Burges.
Music (also in the medieval manner) is provided by Osian Ellis (harp), Desmond Dupre (lute) and Duncan Robertson (tenor).


Presenter: Clough Williams-Ellis
Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Lutist: Desmond Dupre
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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