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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into beds and mattresses conducted by Isobel Barnett.
See page 8

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film televised last Wednesday.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Look and Choose): Monica Sims

: Mainly for Women (Continued): Careering with Constance: No. 4

Constance Paul visits Yugoslavia.
Introduced by Bill Latto.


Presenter: Constance Paul
Introduced by: Bill Latto
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The further adventures of Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 1: The Atomic Power House

5.15 Shirley Abicair presents songs and stories for scallywags

5.30 Lenny the Lion
with Terry Hall

5.40 South Pole Bound
Douglas Fleming and George Lowe have a look round the motor ship Magga Dan at Butler's Wharf in the Pool of London. She is now carrying the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition on its way south.
(A BBC telerecording of part of the broadcast on November 8)

(to 18.00)


Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Assisted by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ann Pavitt
Assisted by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Andrew Brownfoot
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Havelock
Animations (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Script/Production (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Singer/Storyteller: Shirley Abicair
Ventriloquist (Lenny the Lion): Terry Hall
Reporter (South Pole Bound): Douglas Fleming
Reporter (South Pole Bound): George Lowe
Presented by (South Pole Bound): Bill Wright

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Home Town

Gracie Fields, Norman Evans and other famous people tell you about Rochdale, which to them means home.
Introduced by Philip Robinson.
See page 7


Presenter: Philip Robinson
Interviewee: Gracie Fields
Interviewee: Norman Evans
Producer: Roy Harris
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Film Cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film Editor: Donald James

: St. Cecilia's Festival: Royal Concert

In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Fanfare for a Royal Occasion Malcolm Arnold (specially composed for this concert) Overture: The Hebrides Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in E flat John Ireland
Scottish National Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Matthews) Conductor Karl Rankl
Eileen Joyce Piano

At 7.55
Royal Military School of Music
Trumpeters of the School Conductor Lt.-Cot. D. McBain
Introduced by Michael Henderson
Part of a concert in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund and Allied Charities in The Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented for television by Antony Craxton

: 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

: It's Magic!

David Nixon says It's Magic!
and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Les Andrearnos, Geoffrey Gregson and a panel of celebrities to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Musicians: Les Andrearnos
Performer: Geoffrey Gregson
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club

(Eighth series: first edition)
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
with Stan Dudley and Christine Norton, Desmond Ellison and Maisie Harrison, The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team.
from Penge, London.
Hostess, Patti Morgan
See page 9
(All transmitters except Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons, Rowridge)

10.0 Westward Ho!
The West of England Magazine.
Introduced by Alan Gibson.
From the BBC's West of England studios
(Wenvoe, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons, Rowridge)


Musicians (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Stan Dudley
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Christine Norton
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Desmond Ellison
Dancers (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team
Hostess (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Patti Morgan
Producer (Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club): Richard Afton
Presenter (Westward Ho!): Alan Gibson
Presented by (Westward Ho!): Peter Bale

: Story Time

[Starring] Gladys Young
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: Gladys Young

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