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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women presents: Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler

A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

A pamphlet giving notes on these exercises (price 9d.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.)


Presenter: Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Ann Shead
Presented by: Desmond O'Leary

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Rex Milligan: 1: Introducing Rex Milligan

by Anthony Buckeridge.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
Aide Cutforth: William Simonds
Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
Mr. Milligan: Anthony Marlowe
Mrs. Milligan: Margaret Ward
Mr. Hunter, Headmaster of Sheldrake Grammar: Anthony Sharp
Also taking part: Ivan Davis
Also taking part: Roger Page
Also taking part: James Warren
Also taking part: Graham Pyle
Also taking part: David Higson
Also taking part: Christopher Sandford

: Children's Television: Jumpers at School

Outside Broadcast cameras visit Miserden in Gloucestershire, the home of Pat Smythe, Britain's famous horsewoman, to see how she 'schools' and trains horses in preparation for the show-jumping season which starts next week.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.


Interviewee: Pat Smythe
Presenter/interviewer: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.

It is now time to plant the outdoor chrysanthemums and Percy Thrower shows how to do this. He also demonstrates how the Young shoots of the herbaceous Plants can be thinned and used as cuttings.

F. P. Knight, the Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, discusses the classification of narcissi and shows how to recognise the Various groups.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Co-presenter: F. P. Knight
Producer: John Furness

: The Grove Family: Nothing but the Truth


Script: John Wiles
Script: David Campton
Based on the series devised by: Michael Pertwee
Based on the series devised by: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Bert Fielding: Stanley Rose
Mrs. Fielding: Brenda Dunrich
Detective-Inspector Parsons: Manning Wilson
Chairman of the Bench: Oliver Johnston
Clerk of the Court: Edward Wade
Charles Clayton: John Richmond

: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

The seventh of eight programmes on animal life in Africa.


Presenter/presented by: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Up for the Cup: Third round: Chelsea v. Accrington Stanley

McDonald Hobley invites you Up for the Cup
A fortnightly test of knowledge, skill, and cunning between football supporters' clubs.
With Leslie Welch the 'Memory Man' and Robin Richmond at the electric organ.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Organist: Robin Richmond
Devised and written by: Dennis Yates
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Be Your Own Boss

Six candidates from the three regional heats go before the judges in the Grand Final of this national competition to find the person considered most suitable to receive a prize of £3,500.
Judges: Michael Curtis, Sir Miles Thomas, Cyril Lord, Sir Frederic Hooper and Jeanne Heal
Organised by the News Chronicle
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Savoy Hotel, London


Judge: Michael Curtis
Judge: Sir Miles Thomas
Judge: Cyril Lord
Judge: Sir Frederic Hooper
Judge: Jeanne Heal
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Table Tennis: English Open Championships

Outside Broadcast cameras at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, cover some of the final events.
Organised by the English Table Tennis Association


Commentator: Max Robertson
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Canadian Television Theatre: Street Music

by Jack Kuper

(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Jack Kuper
Producer: Mel Breen
Designer: Edgar Krumins
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Adam Pope: Anthony Brown
Mrs. Pope: Alice Hill
Mr. Young: Ron Hartman
Ernie: Clive Endersby
Clerk: Beth Amos
Louie: Isaac Swerdlow

: Be Your Own Boss

A return visit to the Savoy Hotel, London, to meet the winner of this £3,500 competition.

: Anglo-French Fortnight

Raymond Oliver, French Television Chef from Paris, demonstrates a Frenchman's way of cooking an English delicacy: Aylesbury Duckling-Entente Cordiale


Presenter/Cook: Raymond Oliver
Presented by: Beryl Radley

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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