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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Sarah's Progress
The doctor discusses a toddler's nursery discipline.

Christmas in Provence
Robin Scott and Michelle Andree tell the story of the Santons miniature figures which decorate many houses and churches for the festive season.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Report from Paris
with Alan Adair, Christiane Coblence and Catherine Loraine.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Item presenter (Sarah's Progress): The doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Christmas in Provence): Robin Scott
Item presenter (Christmas in Provence): Michelle Andree
Producer (Family Affairs): Joyce Belfrage
Reporter (Report from Paris): Alan Adair
Reporter (Report from Paris): Christiane Coblence
Reporter (Report from Paris): Catherine Loraine
Producer (Report from Paris): Nicole Vedres

: 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

Children's Television presents...
The Circus is Home
Some of the boys and girls who live and travel with the circus are putting on a show of their own. They have asked some of their local friends to come along and they would also like you to join in the fun. Your guide is Derek Burrell-Davis.
From Billy Smart's Winter Headquarters, Winkfield.

5.30 Children of the Commonwealth: Australia - the Outback
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.

5.45 Pictures in Sound
A programme of film and music.

(to 18.00)


Guide (The Circus is Home): Derek Burrell-Davis
Presented by (The Circus is Home): Noble Wilson
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Alex Macintosh

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Inventors' Club

from Manchester.
A selection of the inventions received by the Club are demonstrated by Geoffrey Boumphrey and John Gilbert.


Demonstrator: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Demonstrator: John Gilbert
Organised by: Leslie Hardern
Producer: James McCloy

: 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.
See page 5


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Dancer: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Production: Brian Tesler

: Canadian Television Theatre: Pastorale

by Maxwell Cohen.
The action takes place in the gaol of a small town in the southern part of the United States of America.
A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


Writer: Maxwell Cohen
Producer: Henry Kaplan
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Carl: John Drainie
Lila: Anna Cameron
Tiny: Harry McGirt
Case: Robert Shirriff
Judge: Robert Christie
Pete: Frank Perry
Hump: Ed Murch
Roy: Jon Granik

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v. Belgium

From Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff.


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: First Hand: 3: Flying Saucers - Do They Exist?

(See foot of page and page 6)

An argument between Desmond Leslie (for) and Patrick Moore (against)
in which experts, eye-witnesses, film, and photographs are called in evidence

Chairman, Peter West

[Photo caption] This photograph of four unidentified flying objects was taken by a coastguard at Salem in Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Proposer: Desmond Leslie
Opposer: Patrick Moore
Chairman: Peter West
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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