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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Having your Baby: Husbands and Fathers
A series of twelve programmes arranged in co-operation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Married to a Pilot
Denis Robinson and his wife Elizabeth talk about his work as a civil air-line captain.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

Topical Round-Up
with Honor Balfour


Presenter (Family Affairs): Joan Yorke
Interviewer (Having your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Interviewee (Married to a Pilot): Denis Robinson
Interviewee (Married to a Pilot): Elizabeth Robinson
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour

: 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: Harsh Reckoning

[Starring] Range Rider

The dust starts flying when Dick West and Range Rider tackle a gang headed by a whip-cracking outlaw. They succeed in saving the heroine's ranch, but the showdown comes when Range Rider has to face the outlaw leader. Who will gain the whip hand?

: Children's Television: For All to See

A visit to the National Museum of Wales to look at some of the paintings by world-famous artists bequeathed to the Museum by the late Gwendoline E. Davies of Gregynog.
Your guide is Adrian Hill.
Programme introduced by Alun Williams.


Guide: Adrian Hill
Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Presented for television by: Meurig Jones

: Tonight

A topical programme for all the family.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra

with Pepe de Costa and Dany Clare
(Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra, Pepe de Costa appear by permission of the Edmundo Ros Club)

6.45-7.15 Dragon's Teeth


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Performer: Pepe de Costa
Singer: Dany Clare
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Presented by: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: The Cartoon Film

A programme of cartoons from many countries.
Introduced by Malcolm Muggeridge who interviews John Halas, Leo Salkin, Alex Alexeieffs.
The programme includes scenes from "Little Ig", "Unicorn in the Garden", and "Mr. Wonderbird".
The International Animated Film Festival, organised by the British Film Institute, is at the National Film Theatre from February 23 to March 8.
John Halas writes on page 9


Presenter/Interviewer: Malcolm Muggeridge
Interviewee: John Halas
Interviewee: Leo Salkin
Interviewee: Alex Alexeieff
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Green Cars Go East

A play by Paul Vincent Carroll.
From Edinburgh


Author: Paul Vincent Carroll
Designer: Jack Notman
Director: Pharic MacLaren
Producer: James Crampsey
Ted Lewis: Andrew Keir
Agnes Lewis, his wife: Jean Taylor Smith
Mary Lewis, his daughter: Doris McLatchie
Bill Lewis, his elder son: Bill Simpson
Charlie Lewis, his younger son: Frank Wylie
Matt Murphy, a neighbour: James Sutherland
Bert Purdie, another neighbour: David Mowat
Sergeant Anderson: Jameson Clark
Mr. Gongg, a shilling-a-week man: Douglas Murchie
Johnnie McHardie, a teacher: Bryden Murdoch
Miss Busbee, a headmistress: Helena Gloag
Miss Scott, a teacher: Effie Morrison
Andy Cairns, a schoolboy: Alistair MacLean
Mrs. Chrone, an irate parent: Joan Fitzpatrick

: Guilty Party: The Case of the Unusual Offices

You too can be a detective.
Panel of Experts: John Arlott and Fred Narborough
From the BBC's North of England studios


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by/script: Edward J. Mason
Expert: John Arlott
Expert: Fred Narborough
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Director: John McGonagle
Producer: Peter Dews

: Nylon 1957: The National Nylon Trade Fair

From the Royal Albert Hall.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: James Drake
Script: Ian Dallas
Director: Bill Wright
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Sea and Ships

Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
"The Cruise of the Conrad" they talk about Villiers's film of the Joseph Conrad, a little square-rigged sailing ship, which he bought, commanded, and sailed round the world-from Ipswich to New York and then to Rio, Cape Town, Singapore and Bali, the China Sea, the Sulu Sea, Australia, New Zealand, round Cape Horn, and again to New York.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
Ian Curtis writes on page 9


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Producer: Ian Curtis

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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