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: Mainly for Women

Signs of the Zodiac: 11 - Scorpio
A light-hearted diversion arranged and introduced by Verrall Dunlop.

I've Just Been Reading
Stephen Black suggests some new books for your library list and introduces one of the authors.


Arranged and introduced by (Signs of the Zodiac): Verrall Dunlop
Presented by (Signs of the Zodiac): Richard Gilbert
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Stephen Black
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents..

Prudence Kitten: Washing Day
with Molly Blake.

5.10 All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

5.25 Keeping Well: 1 - The Doctor's Visit
Isobel Barnett tells you about Keeping Well.
In the first of a series of three programmes Lady Barnett explains the reasons for the things the doctor does when he comes to see you when you are ill.

5.40 For Deaf Children
Mary Malcolm introduces a special programme, including a film, and "Dance with Don", in which Don Tasker helps you with your dancing.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Keeping Well): Isobel Barnett
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Mary Malcolm
Dancer (For Deaf Children: Dance with Don): Don Tasker

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Top Town: Second Semi-Final: Southend v. Oxford

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 1956 title of "Top Town".
Professional: Dorothy Ward, Ted Kavanagh, Dick Hurran
Viewers: Lady Cayley, Tony Iveson
Introduced by Peter West.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England studios


Judge (Professional): Dorothy Ward
Judge (Professional): Ted Kavanagh
Judge (Professional): Dick Hurran
Judge (Viewer): Lady Cayley
Judge (Viewer): Tony Iveson
Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record.
Featuring Terry-Thomas, Petula Clark, David Hughes, Tony Brent, Frank Weir, Jackie Lee and Vic Lewis and his Orchestra with the Concert Orchestra and The George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Singer: Petula Clark
Tenor: David Hughes
Singer: Tony Brent
Saxophonist: Frank Weir
Singer: Jackie Lee
Musicians: Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes:
Norman Wisdom learns how to show films on TV and demonstrates a piece from his latest film "Up in the World".
Rossano Brazzi, whose film "Loser Takes All" will be showing shortly, talks to Mary Malcolm.
Herbert Lom tells Derek Bond about filming "War and Peace".


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Guest: Norman Wisdom
Interviewee: Rossano Brazzi
Interviewer: Mary Malcolm
Interviewee: Herbert Lom
Interviewer: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Story Time

Gwyn Jones tells his story of "A Man after God's Own Heart".
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer/storyteller: Gwyn Jones

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