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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Roger Massey introduces the April Landscape

News of Wild Life from Maxwell Knight.

Village Scrapbook of Turville, Buckinghamshire

Design Review: Domestic Pottery Tableware
Chosen from The Design Centre and discussed by Moira Hallifax and A. Gardner Medwin.


Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Item presenter (News of Wild Life): Maxwell Knight
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Presenter (Design Review): Moira Hallifax
Interviewee (Design Review): A. Gardner Medwin
Producer (Design Review): Frederick Knapman

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:

George Cansdale and some of his animal guests

Ion Trant with a film of young animals on the farm and work in the fields.

Charlie tells another behind-the-scene story of the studios.

Clive Dunn as Charlie.

The Three Quarters
A modern dance group.

The World Today
A monthly review in which children look behind the headlines.

Willoughby with Rolf Harris


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: George Cansdale
Item presenter: Ion Trant
Charlie: Clive Dunn
Musicians: The Three Quarters
Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voices (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Willoughby): Iris Tulley
Edited and produced by: Peter Newington

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore for five nights of the week.
Sport - Music - People - Politics - Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The O. Henry Playhouse

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author, O. Henry, in this new series of films based on his short stories.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
aided and abetted by Richard Wattis, Kenneth Williams, June Whitfield, John Vere, Peggyann Clifford, Dennis Chinnery

(Kenneth Williams is appearing in "The Wit to Woo" at the Arts Theatre, London)
See page 13


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged by: Wally Stott
Incidental music arranged by/Orchestra directed by: Bob Sharples
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Hotelier: Richard Wattis
Yodeller of Dulwich: Kenneth Williams
Miss Dubois: June Whitfield
Air Passenger: John Vere
Air Hostess: Peggyann Clifford
Air Pilot: Dennis Chinnery

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
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Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Professional Boxing

A ten-round international heavyweight contest between Dick Richardson (Great Britain), Giannino Luise (Italy).
A Reg King Promotion
From the Ice Rink, Nottingham
Contest described by Harry Carpenter, Boxing Correspondent of the Daily Mail


Boxer: Dick Richardson
Boxer: Giannino Luise
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: John Farrington

: The National Ballroom Queen Grand Final

from The Lyceum Ballroom, London (by arrangement with Mecca Dancing)
Twenty-four beautiful girls, from the thousands who entered, now dance into the final of this contest. One is judged the "Queen" on her dancing, grace, charm, and beauty.
Ballroom Dancing Exhibition by Syd Perkin and Edna Duffield
Oscar Rabin and his Band with David Ede
Master of Ceremonies, Peter West


Dancer: Syd Perkin
Dancer: Edna Duffield
Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band
Conductor: David Ede
The event arranged by: Eric Morley
Master of Ceremonies: Peter West
Additional commentary: Pauline Tooth
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Meet Jeanne Heal

Jeanne Heal interviews Ray Lawler, author of "The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" - new play, with an all Australian cast, which will shortly be opening in London.
Also in the studio are two of the cast: June Jago and Fenella Maguire


Presenter/interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Ray Lawler
Interviewee: June Jago
Interviewee: Fenella Maguire
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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