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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

The Second Baby
Gwen Farrow discusses the problem of jealousy and tells how she has managed with her own two children.

Toys for Christmas
Edward Brady, Chairman of the National Association of Toy Retailers

People Who Help the Family: The Secretary of a Christmas Club

Introduced by Betty Lait.


Item presenter (The Second Baby): Gwen Farrow
Item presenter (Toys for Christmas): Edward Brady
Presenter: Betty Lait
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: 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

The Nat Temple Show
with Nat Temple and his Band.

5.30 Prairie Election
[Starring] The Cisco Kid
A crooked mayor has tricked the editor of the local newspaper into supporting him at the election. The plot is discovered by the Cisco Kid and Pancho, and after a thrilling battle freedom is restored to the Press and the honest candidate elected.

(to 18.00)


Musicians (The Nat Temple Show): Nat Temple and his Band
Presented by (The Nat Temple Show): John Hunter Blair

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: 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.


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
Production: Brian Tesler

: The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

by L. du Garde Peach.
The known facts, which are on record, are that the brigantine Mary Celeste, of 282 tons register, sailed from New York for Vigo in Spain, on November 7, 1872, and was found by the brig Dei Gratia, on December 3 of the same year, abandoned by her crew, some three hundred and eighty nautical miles from Cape Roca in Portugal. The ship was undamaged and there was no sign of confusion on board, except that the fore hatch had been opened and one barrel of the cargo of 1,700 barrels of raw alcohol had been broached. The ship's boat - she only carried one - was missing.
Captain Briggs, skipper and part owner of the Mary Celeste, was a religious fanatic of the New England type, and with him on the voyage he had taken his young wife.
Neither Captain Briggs, his wife, nor any member of the crew has ever been heard of since...
This play is an imaginative version of what might have happened...
At 8.15


Writer: L. du Garde Peach
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Adrian Waller
Morehouse: Alan Tilvern
Deveau: Michael Golden
Sailor: Victor Baring
Captain Briggs: Julian Somers
Mrs Briggs: Clare Austin
Harbens: Nigel Arkwright
Head: Arthur Lovegrove
Lorenzen: Kim Grant
Volkirk: Graeme Sisson
Gilling: Nigel Green
Gottlieb: Donald Cashfield

: The Edge of Success: 7: Is Management Good Enough?

The last of seven programmes about British industry today by Aidan Crawley.


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

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
Rehearsal scenes with the Frankie Howerd film "A Touch of the Sun"; Gig Young's report from Hollywood, an interview between John Huston and Gregory Peck, followed by scenes from "Moby Dick".


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Reporter: Gig Young
Interviewer: John Huston
Interviewee: Gregory Peck
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Day Ahead

: News

: It's Better Late....

with The Gaunt Brothers, Vicky Fitzpatrick and the Norman George Sextet.
From the BBC's North of England studios
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Performer: Vicky Fitzpatrick
Musicians: The Norman George Sextet
Presented by: Barney Colehan

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