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: Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into bedroom furniture.
Conducted by Joan Yorke including a visit with Isobel Barnett to the Furniture Exhibition at Earls Court.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the nightdress demonstrated last Wednesday.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Joan Yorke
Co-presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in "Studio E" introduces

George Cansdale and his animal guests

John Stater who tells a story about a pomegranate

Neville Duke, D.S.O., O.B.E. and Bernard Wilkie who talk about the first models you have sent them for the airport

Janet Brown on her way to a fancy-dress party

The adventures of a Boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: George Cansdale
Storyteller: John Stater
Item presenter: Neville Duke
Item presenter: Bernard Wilkie
Item presenter: Janet Brown
Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Edited and produced by: Peter Newington
Assisted by: Ronald Eyre

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Theatre Night presents: An excerpt from The Bride and the Bachelor

by Ronald Millar.
[Starring] Cicely Courtneidge, Robertson Hare, Naunton Wayne
A special performance from the Duchess Theatre, London

The Kilpatrick family, of St. John's Wood, could be described even at the best of times as somewhat bizarre. Father is an ardent worker for the British Culture Council-art organisation devoted to teaching Morris dancing to Burmese washerwomen and dropping copies of Quentin Durward to Malayan communists. Mother - forced to cope with her eccentric husband, her adopted daughter Serena, and her younger daughter Barbara - takes the line of most resistance and fills her life with a perpetual if slightly 'butterfly' concern for the welfare of her family.

But it is with the eve of Serena's wedding that this comedy by Ronald Millar is mostly concerned, for into the pre-marriage preparations is projected a wealthy but recently deceased business man, who as an all too solid ghost and a lifelong bachelor, becomes personally concerned in this hilarious tangle between the quick and the dead...
At 7.45


Writer: Ronald Millar
Director: Charles Hickman
Decor: Michael Weight
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Serena Kilpatrick: Jill Raymond
Barbara Kilpatrick: Margaret McCourt
Isabel Kilpatrick: Cicely Courtneidge
Sir William Benedick-Barlow: Naunton Wayne
Jason Kilpatrick: Robertson Hare
Joe Tilney: Warren Stanhope
Blodwen: Viola Lyel

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Produced by: Michael Peacock
Produced by: Charles Wheeler

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces Off the Record.
featuring Vera Lynn, Eddie Calvert, Lee Lawrence, Michael Holliday, Billie Anthony with ex-R.S.M. Brittain, Gerry Brereton and George Melly with Mick Mulligan and his Band, The Concert Orchestra and The George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Vera Lynn
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Singer: Lee Lawrence
Singer: Michael Holliday
Singer: Billie Anthony
Commands spoken by: R.S.M. Brittain
Singer: Gerry Brereton
Singer: George Melly
Musicians: Mick Mulligan and his Band
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Meet Jeanne Heal

A fortnightly series in which Jeanne Heal talks to her visitors on a topic of her choice.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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