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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Having Your Baby: 1: The First Visit
A series of twelve programmes arranged in co-operation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Families of Other Lands: 1: Iceland
Aslaug Boucher talks about Iceland.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

Resolutions for the New Year
Alex Macintosh interviews well-known people, and a story by James Drake.


Presenter (Family Affairs): Joan Yorke
Interviewer (Having Your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Film Cameraman (Having Your Baby): Ken Higgins
Film Editor (Having Your Baby): Sheila Tomlinson
Item presenter (Families of Other Lands): Aslaug Boucher
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Interviewer (Resolutions for the New Year): Alex Macintosh
Storyteller (Resolutions for the New Year): James Drake
Producer (Resolutions for the New Year): Frederick Knapman

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
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...

New Year's Day Revels
Jimmy Shand and his Band who play for dancing and games in New Year's Day Revels when W.H.D. Joss is Master of Ceremonies and Johnny Geddes provides magic for a Scottish party.

5.35 Ballet Girl
A Danish film about a girl who dreamt of being a dancer and how her dream came true.

(to 18.00)


Musicians (New Year's Day Revels): Jimmy Shand and his Band
Master of Ceremonies (New Year's Day Revels): W.H.D. Joss
Magician (New Year's Day Revels): Johnny Geddes
Director (New Year's Day Revels): David Pat Walker
Producer (New Year's Day Revels): Kathleen Garscadden

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

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: Leslie Welch

The Memory Man answers questions put to him by the Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur football teams.


The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Vera Lynn Sings

[Starring] Vera Lynn in the last of her present series of programmes
from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
with Rawicz and Landauer, The Keynotes, Dennis Spicer, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Keynotes
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Dancers: Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreographer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Leader: David McCallum
Scriptwriter: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: A Man for All Seasons

by Robert Oxton Bolt
From the BBC's Midland television studio

(Bernard Hepton and Nancie Jackson appear by permission of Sir Barry Jackson)
See facing page


Author: Robert Oxton Bolt
Producer: Peter Dews
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Boy: Richard Thomas
Cardinal Wolsey: Peter Woodthorpe
Sir Thomas More: Bernard Hepton
Usher: Philip Garston-Jones
Dame Alice More: Nancie Jackson
Margaret More: Judith Hackett
Dicon: John Baddeley
Serving maid: Shirley Dyer
Henry VIII: Noel Johnson
Duke of Norfolk: Frank Windsor
Bishop of Durham: David March
Bishop of Bath: Joby Blanshard
Messenger: Leslie Dunn
Thomas Cromwell: Ralph Hallett
Gaoler: Emrys James
Lieutenant: Roger Milner
Archbishop Cranmer: John Wood
Sir Richard Rich: Leon Eagles
Sir Richard Southwell: Peter Wilde
Master Palmer: Laurence Bourne
Woman: Patricia Greene

: Max Jaffa

introduces Owen Brannigan with The Trio:
Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
and the spectacular Highland dancer Robert Watson
(Owen Brannigan appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Presenter/Violinist: Max Jaffa
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Dancer: Robert Watson
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Hurt Mind: 1: Put Away

A series of five weekly programmes, made with the co-operation of the medical profession, on the problems and treatment of mental illness.
Christopher Mayhew made a brief stay in a mental hospital to gain first-hand information about conditions there. He gives a filmed account of his experience, and describes other facilities at present available for the treatment of the mentally ill.

A selection of questions sent by viewers during the course of the series will be answered in the final programme. Questions should be sent to: "The Hurt Mind," [address removed]
See facing page


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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