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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Your Children's Play: 4: The Adolescent
Phyllis Hostler

Career and Motherhood: The Professional Woman
A programme discussing the advantages and disadvantages for a mother at work in one of the professions.

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Topical Round-Up
Honor Balfour


Presenter (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Family Affairs: Your Children's Play): Phyllis Hostler
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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 presents...

The Cisco Kid: Dynamite Gang
Which is better to beat a bad man - another bullet or a dog? In this exciting Western the Cisco Kid and Pancho investigate the mystery of a missing banker, and they find the answer to this question.

5.30 The Voyage of the Blue Macaw
A play for television written and produced by Peter Newington.
(Paul Whitsun-Jones is appearing in 'Kismet' at the Stoll Theatre; Clive Dunn is appearing at the Players Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Writer/Producer (The Voyage of the Blue Macaw): Peter Newington
Designer (The Voyage of the Blue Macaw): George Djurkovic
Film Cameraman (The Voyage of the Blue Macaw): Peter Sargent
Film Editor (The Voyage of the Blue Macaw): Ron de Mattos
Incidental music composed by (The Voyage of the Blue Macaw): Tom McCall
George Willis: David Langford
John Phelps, the Bosun: Jefferson Clifford
Sandy Orpen: Michael Anderson
Bob Maynard: Peter Muscant
Mrs. McClory: Amelia Bayntun
'Toddy' Anderson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Fruiterer: Clive Dunn
Ironmonger: George Roderick

: 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, and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/conductor: 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: Guy Sheppard
Production: Brian Tesler

: The Magic Life

A television play by Joseph Schull.
From the story by Ann Maud Henry.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presents "The Magic Life"
(A CBC telerecording)
See facing page


Author: Ann Maud Henry
Television play by: Joseph Schull
Designer: Rudi Dorn
Producer: Leo Orenstein
Jenny: Alene Kamins
Mac: Gerard Sarracini
Mable: Charmion King
Dan, Jenny's father: Frank Peddie
The Fortune Teller: Helene Winston
The Sword Swallower: Jacob Reinglas
Mitzi: Billie Bailey
The Giant: Lou Pitoscia
The Counter Man: Larry McCance
The Owner: Donald Hewer

: Larry Adler


Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: First Hand: 1: Newfoundland to Ireland-Non-stop

With eye-witnesses and film and photographs taken at the time Peter West tells the story of the epic first flight across the Atlantic by Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown.
See facing page


Presenter: Peter West
Research: Graham Wallace
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes: An excerpt from "Tiger in the Smoke" and an interview with Tony Wright.
(By courtesy of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Interviewee: Tony Wright
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Facts and Figures

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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