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: Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

New Lease of Life
A special item for the treble twenties and over.

Dogs' Day
Some entrants to Cruft's Dog Show.

Make and Meet - 3
Enterprises and ideas for those with time to spare.

To Entertain You
Janet Brown with Ronnie Cass at the piano.

Just for Fun
People with unusual hobbles explain their fascination.

Introduced by Robert Blott.


Singer (To Entertain You): Janet Brown
Pianist (To Entertain You): Ronnie Cass
Presenter: Robert Blott
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 9: A Skirt of Corduroy Velveteen or Needlecord

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.)


Dressmaker/presenter: Diana Crutchley

: 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
(A BBC Television Film)
(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 3: Bristol
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 Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Do It Yourself!

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
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Onion seller: Michael Harold

: Look: A Visit to Konrad Lorenz

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

Last autumn Peter Scott visited the Bavarian home of Dr. Konrad Lorenz, the distinguished student of animal behaviour, and filmed this record of his stay there. The programme includes Lorenz's film of Greylag Geese.
(A BBC Television Film)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker: Dr. Konrad Lorenz
Producer: Tony Soper

: Show Band Show

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Show
BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday today and tomorrow with Lita Roza, The Keynotes, Lee Lawrence, France Clery, Tommy Steele, The Peter Crawford Trio, Michael Desmond, Angela Balfe, The Show Band Singers (directed by Cliff Adams) and The Dancers.


Presenter/Bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: BBC Show Band
Singer: Lita Roza
Singers: The Keynotes
Singer: Lee Lawrence
Singer: France Clery
Singer: Tommy Steele
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Singer: Michael Desmond
Pianist: Angela Balfe
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Show Band Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production scenes staged by: Mark Stuart
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Tonight's special item:
Joe Davis challenges all snooker players.

Amateur Boxing: England v. Ireland
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Royal Albert Hall, London, to see some of the bouts.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Snooker player: Joe Davis
Presented by (Snooker item): Douglas Fleming
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presented by (Amateur Boxing): Peter Webber

: Commonwealth Magazine

A film record of life people and places.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments

: Bransby Williams: Faces in the Fire: 6


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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