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: Memorial to Field-Marshal Smuts

Jan Christiaan Smuts 1870-1950
The Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden K.O., M.C., M.P. invites The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill K.G., O.M., C.H., M.P., to unveil the Memorial Statue.
From Parliament Square, London at 10.55 a.m.
An edited BBC telerecording of this morning's ceremony can be seen at 10.45 tonight.
(to 11.20)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Flower Calendar
This month: chrysanthemum
Evelyn Gibbs

Beauty News
Cheeks Aglow
Lisa Rayne

Man's-Eye View: 5: Two Left Hands
Told by James Drake with an acknowledgment to John Cadell

John Kentish

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Design Review
Electric Light Fittings chosen from the Design Centre, and discussed by Moira Hallifax and Beverley Pick.


Item presenter (Flower Calendar): Evelyn Gibbs
Item presenter (Beauty News): Lisa Rayne
Item presenter (Man's Eye View): James Drake
Singer (Songs): John Kentish
Presenter (Your Own Time): Roma Fairley
Presenter (Design Review): Moira Hallifax
Interviewee (Design Review): Beverley Pick
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Raff Jover and Julian Jover, Mr. Grumble, Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".
"Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews

5.50 Meet the Penguins: Treasure Seeking
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/"Double or Drop" is devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Acrobatics (Crackerjack): Raff Jover
Acrobatics (Crackerjack): Julian Jover
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza
Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes
Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Suspense

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mrs Thatcher: Jane Grahame

: Look: Highland Birds

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by James Fisher.
Walter Higham presents a film made in the Scottish Highlands.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Walter Higham
Producer: Tony Soper

: The Burns and Allen Show: Helpful Gracie

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Helpful Gracie


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Yana Show

featuring Ronnie Carroll, Peter Jones, Jack Farr and Ronald Chesney with The Mark Stuart Dance Group, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: Yana
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Comedian: Peter Jones
Comedian: Jack Farr
Harmonicist: Ronald Chesney
Dancers: The Mark Stuart Dance Group
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestral arrangements: Alan Yates
Orchestral arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestral arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Choreographer: Mark Stuart
Script: Peter Jones
Additional material: Richard Wade
Producer: Russell Turner

: 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: Dennis Monger

: Commonwealth Magazine

A film record of life, people, and places.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Memorial to Field-Marshal Smuts

An edited telerecording of this morning's ceremony.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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