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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

The Northern Scene: Manchester
A picture of the city by some people who know it well.

John Alldridge describes the way it looks.

Rachel Ryan tells of growing-up in Manchester.

Harry Rutherford draws some of the people.

Janet Nicholls speaks as a young Mancunian of today.

Introduced by Rosalie Williams
From the BBC's North of England studio

I've Just Been Reading
Stephen Black suggests some new books for your library list and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.


Presenter (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Reporter (The Northern Scene): John Alldridge
Interviewee (The Northern Scene): Rachel Ryan
Artist (The Northern Scene): Harry Rutherford
Interviewee (The Northern Scene): Janet Nicholls
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer
Arranged by (The Northern Scene): Olive Shapley
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Stephen Black
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:
Jet Morgan investigating waves ripples, and flying saucers with Andrew Faulds, Desmond Leslie, Kit Richardson, Arthur Garratt.

Mr. Plackett's Rocket
[Starring] Clive Dunn
(Mr. Plackett is interviewed by Tony Bateman)

Seamus Ennis with a song, a story and a penny whistle

A strip cartoon for television.
Drawn by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: Jet Morgan
Item presenter: Andrew Faulds
Item presenter: Desmond Leslie
Item presenter: Kit Richardson
Item presenter: Arthur Garratt
Mr. Plackett (Mr. Plackett's Rocket): Clive Dunn
Interviewer (Mr. Plackett's Rocket): Tony Bateman
Entertainer: Seamus Ennis
Artist (Packi): Tony Hart
Edited and produced by: Peter Newington

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Monday Melody

Featuring this week: Lorrae Desmond, Michael Holliday, Harriott and Evans, Boyer and Ravel, Dudley Savage, Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, The Leon Cochran Quintet.
Introduced by George Martin.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(The Leon Cochran Quintet appears by permission of the Victoria Hotel, Torquay; Harriott and Evans are appearing at the Dorchester Hotel, London)


Presenter: George Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Singer: Michael Holliday
Pianists: Harriott and Evans
Dancers: Boyer and Ravel
Organist: Dudley Savage
Musicians: Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Musicians: The Leon Cochran Quintet
Director: Ronald Webster
Producer: Brian Patten

: Canadian Television Theatre: Brass Tacks

A comedy by Eric Nicol.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
See page 6


Writer: Eric Nicol
Producer: Ronald Weyman
Designer: Robert Hall
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Kim: Katharine Blake
Denise: Corinne Conley
George: Alexander Webster
Alan: Geoffrey Alexander

: Le Cirque Medrano de Paris

Skills, thrills, and laughter direct from the ring of this famous French circus.
Les joyeux caniches de Mismoune
Les diabolos enchantes de Me Sovereign
Les juveniles cyclistes Les Dominos
Les "humoristes de l'air"
Les Sylvest
Rires A gogo, voila
Les Bario
Ils ne perdent jamais la boule
Les 5 Verdus
L'Orchestre de Jean Laporte
This programme transmitted from Paris by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
Presented by Derek Burrell-Davis in association with Gilles Margaritis
See page 4


Cyclists: Les Dominos
Acrobatics: Les 5 Verdus
Orchestra: L'Orchestre de Jean Laporte
Commentator: Michelle Rebel
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Starlight: Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson

Assisted by The Eric James Quartet.


Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Musicians: The Eric James Quartet
Presented by: James Gilbert

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras -focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Come Dancing

in Wales and the North of England for Heat 2 of the BBC Inter-Regional
Dancing Contest.
(by arrangement with Mecca Dancing)

From the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff with Tommy Mander and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alun Williams

North of England:
From the Locarno Ballroom, Sale with Eddie Shaw and his Band.
Compere, Jack Binks

Introduced by Peter Dimmock with a panel of judges in the London studio.


Musicians (Wales): Tommy Mander and his Orchestra
Compere (Wales): Alun Williams
Presented by (Wales): Selwyn Roderick
Musicians (North of England): Eddie Shaw and his Band
Compere (North of England): Jack Binks
Presented by (North of England): Ray Lakeland
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Producer: Robin Scott

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
In this edition:
A scene from "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"; and a filmed interview between Derek Bond and Sir John Gielgud, who plays the part of the father, Mr. Moulton Barrett.
A scene from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame": a new film version of the French novel by Victor Hugo, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn.
A scene from "Brothers-in-Law": a new British comedy starring Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough, and Jill Adams, and an interview with Ian Carmichael.
(Films by courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Rank Organisation, and British Lion)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter/interviewer: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll
Interviewee: Sir John Gielgud
Interviewee: Ian Carmichael

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