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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

First Days at School
The five-year-old

The Move to the Secondary School
The eleven to twelve-year-old

My Family Life
Corinna Kay makes a home for apprentices.

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Tell Me, Doctor?
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter (My Family Life): Corinna Kay
Presenter: Olive Shapley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor?): Dr. Winifred de Kok
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
(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

Isla Cameron sings and plays her guitar for you.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents: Crackerjack
[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Armand Andrieu, Mr. Grumble, Eddie Mendoza and his Band and Double or Drop.
("Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews)
(Eddie Mendoza is at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)
See page 8

(to 18.00)


Singer/Guitarist: Isla Cameron
Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Performer (Crackerjack): Armand Andrieu
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Designer (Crackerjack): Douglas Horne
Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview.
News, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special item: Floodlit International Athletics
See top of columns 1 and 2


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

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Lady Killer

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film The Lady Killer


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris

: Sea and Ships: 2: The Arab Dhows

Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
In the first of these programmes Alan Villiers's film showed the great square-rigged sailing ships voyaging across the oceans of the world. In 1938 Villiers spent a year sailing in the curved-sail Arab Dhows out of Aden into the Indian Ocean. The ships are open, the cooking is done on the deck, and there is no cover for crew or passengers.
Produced by Ian Curtis from the BBC's West of England television studio


Filmmaker/guest: Alan Villiers
Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Ian Curtis

: The Burns and Allen Show: Never Help a Stranger

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Never Help a Stranger


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Vic Oliver Presents

Music and comedy
Stars and personalities
Tonight his guests include Shirley Abicair, Miriam Karlin, Frederick Sharpe, Patricia Bartlett, The George Mitchell Singers, The British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Morley)

From the stage of the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
(Frederick Sharpe and Patricia Bartlett appeal by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, ltd.)


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Performer: Miriam Karlin
Singer: Frederick Sharpe
Singer: Patricia Bartlett
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: The British Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Morley
Associate conductor: Philip Martell
Designer: Tony Abbott
Production scenes staged by: Michel de Lutry
Producer: Graeme Muir

: News

: Gilbert Harding

talks about this, that and the other.
(A BBC telerecording)
followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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