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: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Make and Meet - 2
Enterprises and ideas for those with time to spare.

To Entertain You
Leonard Webb with stories and mime.

Other People's Treasures
Collectors show you some of the things they cherish and enjoy.

Point of View
"This is what I think" says Alan Melville.

Indoor Plants
Chosen and shown by Xenia Field.

Introduced by Alice Hooper Beck.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 8 - Nightdress
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television-Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
Instructions for making all the garments described in these programmes are contained in a pamphlet "Quick and Easy Dressmaking" (9d.). Photographs of the garments are published separately, also at 9d. A folder (Is. 9d.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Storyteller/mime (To Entertain You): Leonard Webb
Monologist (Point of View): Alan Melville
Item presenter (Indoor Plants): Xenia Field
Presenter: Alice Hooper Beck
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games including:
Inter-Regional Quiz League: Round 2 - Birmingham
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris
Drawings: Tony Hart
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Moving Out

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Mr Charrington-Smith: Nigel Arkwright
Mrs Charrington-Smith: Ellen Pollock
Lettice: Carolyn Pertwee
Furniture removal man: Raymond Rollett

: Look: Dinosaurs and Pterodactyls

Introduced by Maxwell Knight.
Maxwell Knight, with the help of W.E. Swinton and James Fisher, leads an enquiry into the lives and habits of these animals. Programme illustrated with film.
See facing page


Presenter: Maxwell Knight
Guest: W.E. Swinton
Guest: James Fisher
Producer: Tony Soper

: Call Boy

Jimmy Clitheroe as the Call Boy in your Northern Television Music-Hall assists Eddie Leslie as the stage manager to present Hylda Baker, Ronnie Hilton, Freddie Sales, Hall, Norman, and Ladd, Peter Sinclair, Susan Lane, Thunderclap Jones, Topper Martyn, Hal Garner, The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers, The Hindley-Taylor Singers, BBC Northern Dance Orchestra


Call Boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Stage Manager: Eddie Leslie
Comedienne: Hylda Baker
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Freddie Sales
Comedians: Hall, Norman, and Ladd
Performer: Peter Sinclair
Singer: Susan Lane
Pianist: Thunderclap Jones
Magician: Topper Martyn
Comedian: Hal Garner
Dancers: The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers
Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Singers
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Film sequences directed by: Roy Harris
Film sequences photographed by: Gerry Pullen
Film sequences edited by: Donald James
Designer: Edward Delany
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.
Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Tonight's special item:
Joe Davis challenges all snooker players in the first of a new series.


Presenter: David Coleman
Snooker player: Joe Davis
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: The Burns and Allen Show: Keeping Up with the Neighbours

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Keeping Up With the Neighbours


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Special Enquiry: They Cry for Love

A report for television on homeless children.
Introduced by Robert Reid.
See facing page


Presenter: Robert Reid
Commentator: Jameson Clark
Cameraman: James Balfour
Editor: Leonard Trumm
Scriptwriter: Michael Orrom
Producer: Rex Mogrfoot

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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