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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Having your Baby: 3: Preparation for the Baby
Third of twelve programmes arranged in co-operation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Families of Other Lands
Johanna Grey talks about Holland.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

Report from Paris
Alan Adair introduces Pierre Balmain, Suzanne Avon, François, Christiane Coblence.
Produced by Armand Desjardins
In collaboration with Suzanne Avon
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter (Family Affairs): Joan Yorke
Interviewer (Having Your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Item presenter (Families of Other Lands): Johanna Grey
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Report from Paris): Alan Adair
Interviewee (Report from Paris): Pierre Balmain
Interviewee (Report from Paris): Suzanne Avon
Interviewee (Report from Paris): Christiane Coblence
Producer (Report from Paris): Armand Desjardins

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film) #
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television presents: The Royal Astrologers

A comedy by Willis Hall.

(Edna Petrie is appearing in "The Touch of Fear" at the Aldwych Theatre, London)
See facing page


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Eileen Diss
Emperor Indera Maya: Ronald Radd
The Court Chancellor: Robert Perceval
Father Mole-Cricket: Willoughby Goddard
Master Mole-Cricket: Gerald Campion
Mother Mole-Cricket: Edna Petrie
First Villager: Shaw Taylor
Second Villager: Jack Newmark
Royal Astrologer: Nigel Arkwright
Palace Messenger: Dennis Ramsden
Leader of the Thieves: David Waller
First Thief: John Crocker
Second Thief: Richard Statman
Third Thief: Nigel Hawthorne
The Sergeant: Garth Adams

: Children's Television: Whigmaleeries

Robert Dunnett introduces Whigmaleeries -
Whatever they may be!
Comedy Sketches: Dave Willis with Pete Martin
Young Scots: Ann Wallace (singer), Peter MacArthur (poetry reader)
Highland Dancing: The Jean Reynolds Scottish Country Dancers
Mouth Music: Angus MacLeod
Clarsach: Sanchia Pielou
From the City Hall, Glasgow.

(Dave Willis and Pete Martin are appearing in "Meet Me at the Empire" at the Empire Theatre, Glasgow)
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Robert Dunnett
Comedian: Dave Willis
Comedian: Pete Martin
Singer: Ann Wallace
Poetry reader: Peter MacArthur
Dancers: The Jean Reynolds Scottish Country Dancers
Singer: Angus MacLeod
Harpist: Sanchia Pielou
Incidental music played by: John Holton
Producer: Kathleen Garscadden
Director: David Pat Walker

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

[Highlight] Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: Industry Entertains: The Boot and Shoe Industry

Starring artists from Kettering, Leicester, Mansfield, Northampton and Norwich.
The orchestra directed by William Pethers
(by permission of S. H. Newsome)
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Orchestra directed by: William Pethers
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Film sequences - Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Film sequences - Editor: Edward Le Lorrain
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Festival of British Popular Songs

(Second series)
In the third of four weekly contests between the song-writers of Great Britain viewers throughout the country can be heard selecting tonight's winning entry.

David Jacobs introduces the songs which are performed this week by Carole Carr, Shirley Eaton, Bill Maynard, The Kentones, The Malcolm Lockyer Quartet, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Tonight's musical directors: Frank Chacksfield and Malcolm Lockyer

(Sheila Eaton appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Bill Maynard
Singers: The Kentones
Musicians: The Malcolm Lockyer Quartet
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical Director: Frank Chacksfield
Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Richard Henry
Production: Francis Essex

: International Amateur Boxing: Wales v Germany

From Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for Television by: Meurig Jones

: My Guess Would Be Murder

From the novel "The Wrong Body" by Anthony Gilbert.
Adapted and produced by John Irving.

The action of the play takes place in and around the city of Bath
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See facing page


Author: Anthony Gilbert
Adapted by/Producer: John Irving
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Alice Hunter: Nora Nicholson
Alice Hunter: Edith Sharpe
Sister: Betty Cooper
Dr. Ogilvy: Lewis Gedge
Mr. Burch: David Aylmer
Mr. Finnemore: Frank Atkinson
Nurse: Annette Milsom
Miss Woodman: Everley Gregg
Dr. Mack: Oliver Johnston
Mrs. Pearce: Ethel Coleridge

: Report From America: Home is Kentucky

America is a continent - forty-eight states linked together in a Federal Union. What part does the individual state and its citizens play?
Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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