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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Care of Children's Second Teeth
Professor Alexander MacGregor

Your Children's Play: 1: The Toddler
Phyllis Hostler

Family Milestones: 1: Call-Up

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Topical Round-Up
Honor Balfour


Presenter (Famiily Affairs): Betty Lait
Item presenter (Care of Children's Second Teeth): Professor Alexander MacGregor
Item presenter (Your Children's Play): Phyllis Hostler
Script (Family Milestones): Rose Pollard
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

For Older Children
The Secret of the Prairie
Outlaws, led by a mysterious masked man, are terrorising and robbing a group of Chinese miners. One of the group is shot while trying to guard their hidden gold, but manages to leave a message in Chinese characters. The Cisco Kid and Pancho discover the message and use it to trap the outlaws and unmask their mysterious leader.

John and Paddy
by Ann Shead and Vere Lorrimer.

(to 18.00)


Writer (John and Paddy): Ann Shead
Writer (John and Paddy): Vere Lorrimer
Designer (John and Paddy): Austen Spriggs
Producer (John and Paddy): Barbara Hammond
John Kendall: Colin Broadley
Miss Gabriel: Grace Arnold
Monkton: Peter Welch
Mr. Kendall: Edward Jewesbury
Mrs. Kendall: Carmen Hill
Chief Inspector Russel: Keneth Thornett
Chairman of the Bench: Geoffrey Denys
Clerk of the Court: Frank Finlay
Police Sergeant: Charles Brodie
Others taking part: Diana Chesney
Others taking part: Tom Bell
Others taking part: Richard Golding
Others taking part: Myles MacMahon
Others taking part: Richard Holt

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Horse of the Year Show, 1956

The first visit to this great international show covers the final stages of The Overture Stakes.
From Harringay Arena, London.
This jumping competition includes two sections and a final. Only competitors tying for first place in each section go forward to the final.
Dawn Palethorpe writes on page 5


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

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the Billy Cotton Band Show
featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens, Al Koran, The Rita Williams Singers, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes, (Dance direction by Leslie Roberts) and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: George Djurkovic
Production: Brian Tesler

: The Edge of Success: 3: Could machines do more?

Seven programmes about British industry today by Aidan Crawley.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Film cameraman: James Balfour
Film editor: Tony Essex
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Ireland

A ringside seat at some of the bouts in tonight's tournament.
From Paisley Ice Rink


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes:
On location with the 'Amethyst': Commander Kerans, technical adviser on the film "Yangtse Incident", inspects his former ship preparatory to the filming. Report from Paris. Also excerpts from "You Can't Run Away From It" and "Mam'zelle Striptease".
(By courtesy of Columbia Pictures and Miracle Films)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Interviewee: Commander Kerans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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