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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Sarah's Progress
The doctor discusses a toddler's sleep.

Dolls - Past and Present
Leslie Daiken

People Who Help the Family: Play Centre Superintendent

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Food for Thought
considers problems of rural transport and some effects of the credit squeeze
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Famiily Affairs): Betty Lait
Item presenter (Sarah's Progress): The doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Dolls - Past and Present): Leslie Daiken
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Food for Thought): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer (Food for Thought): 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: Lesson Time

Country Close-Up
The September edition of the monthly series of programmes about the countryside.

Virginia Somers plays and sings some popular songs.

For Older Children
The Last of the Pony Express
A feud exists between the old-time Pony Express and the new Stage Coach Line. In the end Range Rider and Dick West bring peace to the trail.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer: Sandy Sandford
Written, photographed and narrated by (Country-Close-Up): Ion Trant
Musician/singer: Virginia Somers

: Cwrdd a'r Wasg

Pedwar o olygyddion cylchgronau enwadol yn trafod rhai pynciau amserol gyda gwyr sydd a rhan arbennig ynddynt
E. Orwig Evans
Yr Haut
D. Llewelyn Jones
Yr Eurgrawn
Iorwerth Jones
Y Dysgedydd
- Huw Llew Williams
Y Drysorfa
Cadeirydd, Frank Price-Jones
Y telediad o dan ofal Meurig Jones
Y cyfarwyddo gan Nan Davies
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: E. Orwig Evans
Unknown: Yr Haut
Unknown: D. Llewelyn Jones
Unknown: Huw Llew Williams
Unknown: Frank Price-Jones
Unknown: Meurig Jones
Unknown: Nan Daviea

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Show Place: Wilton House

Max Robertson and BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Wilton House, near Salisbury, for four hundred years the seat of the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery.

This great house contains many works of art including a world-famous collection of paintings by Van Dyck. One of the seven State Rooms, the magnificent Double Cube Room, remains exactly the same today as when it was built by Inigo Jones in the seventeenth century.
See facing page


Presenter: Max Robertson
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson
with Eileen Joyce, Rudolf Schock, Anneliese Rothenberger, Marie Buffandeau, Audrey Attwood. Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ellen Dales, Betty Felstead, Gillian Knight, Shirley May, Nora Ogonovsky, Bowles Bevan, Derick Davies, Edgar Fleet, John Ford, Peter Newton, George Macpherson,
John Mitchinson, David Oddie.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
See page 6


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Eileen Joyce
Tenor: Rudolf Schock
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Singer: Marie Buffandeau
Singer: Audrey Attwood
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Betty Felstead
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Derick Davies
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: John Ford
Singer: Peter Newton
Singer: George MacPherson
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: David Oddie
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Arthur Leavins
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Blackpool Illuminations: The Switch-On

Thousands of holiday makers gather to watch Reginald Dixon, in the presence of the Mayor and leading citizens, press the switch that lights up the famous Blackpool illuminations.
See facing page


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Philip Robinson
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: The Burns and Allen Show: Take a Message

George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Take a Message


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Sportsview

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


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

: Blackpool Illuminations: Tram Ride down the Prom

Following the switch-on earlier this evening the Television Tram takes you along the six-mile promenade for a closer view of this holiday spectacle.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Philip Robinson
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: Gilbert Harding

in the first of a new series of programmes talks about this, that, and the other.
(A BBC telerecording)
See page 7

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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