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: Mainly for Women

Roger Massey introduces The March Landscape
Rooks, Ravens, and Hares by Maxwell Knight.
Village Scrapbook of Much Hadham, Hertfordshire
Look at It This Way
The Council of Industrial Design invites you to see some ideas for room-planning from their exhibition "Design for Viewing".


Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Presenter (Rooks, Ravens, and Hares): Maxwell Knight
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Commentator (Look at It This Way): Roma Fairley
Commentator (Look at It This Way): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Presented by (Look at It This Way): Bill Wright

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:
Peter Cavanagh

Racing with the Aces
The story of Brooklands Motor Racing course. Introducing some famous drivers and cars.

Charlie who has a story about the prima donna's diamonds with Clive Dunn as Charlie.

Seamus Ennis leaning on a gate. He is joined by a friend, Isla Cameron

Tommy Elliot, The musical clown

Alistair Boyd who with £5 started on his trip round the world

A strip cartoon for television.
Drawn by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Charlie: Clive Dunn
Musician: Seamus Ennis
Singer: Isla Cameron
Musical clown: Tommy Elliot
Item presenter: Alistair Boyd
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 presents: A Song for Everyone

[Starring] Kenneth McKellar with his guests Patricia Bredin and Rena Steele.
Augmented BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
From Glasgow
(Kenneth McKellar is appearing in 'Babes in the Wood' at the Alhambra, Glasgow)


Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Patricia Bredin
Dancer: Rena Steele
Musicians: Augmented BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Dance arranged by: Margaret Morris
Designer: Edward Odling
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: It's Magic

(See top of page and page 4)

David Nixon says It's Magic
with Robert Harbin, Sheila Holt, Tom Gillis
and a panel of celebrities to see fair play

A thirty-minute mixture of mystery and magic at 7.30


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Magician: Robert Harbin
Dancer: Sheila Holt
Dancer: Tom Gillis
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Spanish Riding School of Vienna

An Outside Broadcast direct from Vienna of this most famous school of equitation which is part of the old Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs.
Presented for television by Bill Duncalf through the courtesy of the Austrian Television Service
See page 9


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: 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

: Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club

(Eighth series: fifth edition) from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra with Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, Walter Laird and Ande Lyons, The Ken Bateman Formation Team from Slough, Buckinghamshire.
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Produced by Richard Afton


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Dancer: Walter Laird
Dancer: Ande Lyons
Formation dancers: The Ken Bateman Formation Team
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: Canadian Television Theatre: Reunion

by Horace Brown.
The action takes place in the Cafe Paris.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Horace Brown
Producer: W. T. Kotcheff
Designer: Robert Hall
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Armand: Jean Cavall
Gus: Leo Phillips
John: Austin Willis
Lucille: Kate Reid

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
A filmed interview with Dirk Bogarde and a scene from "Doctor at Large", starring Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, and James Robertson Justice. This is the third in the "Doctor" series based on the novels by Richard Gordon.
(Film by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll
Interviewee: Dirk Bogarde

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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