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: Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Flower Calendar
This month: Christmas Roses
Evelyn Gibbs

Guest of the Week
Anthony Quayle

A Glass of Wine
The story of a bottle of Burgundy: Belle Gannt

Harry Dawson

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.


Fashion Spotlight
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.


Item presenter (Flower Calendar): Evelyn Gibbs
Guest (Guest of the Week): Anthony Quayle
Item presenter (A Glass of Wine): Belle Gannt
Singer (Songs): Harry Dawson
Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Reporter (Fashion Spotlight): Iris Ashley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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 presents...: Christmas Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, "Mr. Grumble", Larry Parker, Shirley Abicair, Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, David Berglas and Eddie Mendoza and his Band.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Joe Baker
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Magician: Larry Parker
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Magician: David Berglas
Musicians: Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Producer: Johnny Downes

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Somebody Special

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Jim Smith: Henry Davies

: Look: Polecats

A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.

These graceful and ferocious animals have been filmed in their natural surroundings by Heinz Sielmann. Their life is seen in exciting and sometimes humorous close-up.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann.
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: The Yana Show

With Ronnie Carroll and featuring Digby Wolfe with The Television Toppers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer: null Yana
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Comedian: Digby Wolfe
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestral arrangements: Alan Yates
Orchestral arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Script: Digby Wolfe
Producer: Russell Turner

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Amateur Boxing

International Tournament from St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow in aid of the Jewish National Fund (Blue and White Committee).


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Special Enquiry: Beautiful Britain - or Subtopia?

Written and directed by Stanley Williamson.
A report for television.

The rapid growth of our towns and cities, and the demands of modern technology are bringing about great changes in the appearance of these islands. Are all these changes for the good? Do people care? Need steel masts and overhead wires disfigure the countryside? Can lessons be learned from the mistakes of the past?


Commentator: Robert Reid
Writer/Director: Stanley Williamson

: News

: Facts and Figures

Followed by 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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