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: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

A Lost Art
The fan and its language.

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

Is Your Face Clean?
Soap and water versus cream.

Make and Meet - 5
Enterprises and ideas for those with time to spare.
Introduced by Robert Blott.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 13 - Summer Dressing-Gown
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Instructions for making the first thirteen 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 (2s.) is available to hold these and pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from [address removed]. A new pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in a second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series of programmes, starting next week. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from the above address. Please mark envelope "Dressmaking 2".
(Crossed postal order please - not stamps)


Presenter: Robert Blott
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): 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.
Inter-Regional Quiz League: Semi-Final Round: Manchester v. London
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris
Illustrator: Tony Hart
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Other Man: Episode 6

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Patricia Driscoll, Duncan Lamont in a second showing of The Other Man
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Harry Vincent: John Arnatt
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
P.C. Sanders: Ronald Baddiley
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Robin Craven: Philip Guard
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Judy: Brenda Dean

: The Grove Family: An Englishman's Home

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
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Mary Dean: Grace Arnold
Clive Dean: Trevor Reid
Mrs. Prescott-Grayland: Madoline Thomas

: Look: Round the World

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
(See above and page 5)
(From the BBC's West of England television studio)

Peter Scott recently returned from a world tour, which took him from Australia to California by way of some exotic Pacific Islands. In this programme he tells the story of the expedition and shows film sequences of some of the highlights.

[Photo caption] Peter Scott makes a drawing with an appreciative New Guinea audience.


Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Tony Soper

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring the BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with The Beverley Sisters, Ronnie Hilton, The Three Deuces, Bobby Jaan, George Elrick, Shelley Moore, Ann Michel and The Show Band Singers (Directed by Cliff Adams)
Guest conductors: Henry Hall and Jack Payne


Presenter/bandleader: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: BBC Show Band
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Musicians: The Three Deuces
Musician: Bobby Jaan
Musician: George Elrick
Singer: Shelley Moore
Singer: Ann Michel
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Guest conductor: Henry Hall
Guest conductor: Jack Payne
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

Introduced by David Coleman.


Presenter: David Coleman
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The Burns and Allen Show: Elopement Escapade

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Elopement Escapade


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Commonwealth Magazine

(See foot of page)

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

A journey from coast to coast across Canada in the C.P.R.'s crack express "The Canadian" would take something like seventy hours, through some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. A certain number of viewers have doubtless made the trip, but for the majority it must inevitably remain one of those travel dreams that can only be partly realised in books, or in films. Tonight, however, nine minutes of the programme will be taken up with a film of the highlights of this fabulous journey.


Research: Mina Tedder
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Pamela Wilcox Bower

: The Weather

Followed by Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
Joseph Grimond, Leader of the Liberal Party talking with three prospective Liberal candidates: John M. Bannerman (Inverness), Glyn Tegai Hughes Ph.D., (Denbigh), John Arlott (Epping).
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Presenter (Party Political Broadcast): Joseph Grimond
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): John M. Bannerman
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): Glyn Tegai Hughes
Panellist (Party Political Broadcast): John Arlott

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