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: Mainly for Women


The Moorland Scene
filmed and described by Stanley Jeeves.

Village Scrapbook of Goudhurst, Kent.
Introduced by Roger Massey.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the spring jacket demonstrated on April 17.

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


Filmmaker/Narrator (Countrywise: The Moorland Scene): Stanley Jeeves
Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Peter Forster
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: 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 in Studio E presents the finalists in the Junior Producer Competition.
Today the teams selected from this nation-wide competition bring their plays to the Television Studios. The plays have been written by the children themselves and the Junior Producer will conduct operations from the control gallery.
The plays will be judged by a panel of Children's Department producers.

(See page 8)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Settings: Edwin Florence
Devised and introduced by: Peter Newington
Assisted by: Peter Scroggs
Director: Ronald Eyre

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore for five nights of the week.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith
See page 3


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author, O. Henry, in this 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.
(A BBC telerecording)


Programme devised by: 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
featuring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Bill Fraser, Michael Balfour.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Prince Nicolai: Tony Hancock
General Sidski: Sidney James
Another Prince Nicolai: Kenneth Williams
Countess Olga Romanoff: Hattie Jacques
Fred: Bill Fraser
Charlie: Michael Balfour

: Come Dancing

for the finals of the BBC Inter-Regional Amateur Ballroom Dancing Contest by arrangement with Mecca Dancing including the announcement of the winning couple in the 'King and Queen of Song' contest.

At the Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow with Benny Daniels and his Band.
Compere, Archie McCulloch

North of England
At the Grafton Rooms, Liverpool with Jimmy Power and his Band.
Compere, Geoffrey Wheeler

South of England
At the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham with Ronnie Keene and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

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


Musicians (Scotland): Benny Daniels and his Band
Compere (Scotland): Archie McCulloch
Presented by (Scotland): Alan Rees
Musicians (North of England): Jimmy Power and his Band
Compere (North of England): Geoffrey Wheeler
Presented by (North of England): Ray Lakeland
Musicians (South of England): Ronnie Keene and his Orchestra
Compere (South of England): Alex Macintosh
Presented by (South of England): Dennis Monger
Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

: 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

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes scenes from:
"Drango" starring Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London and Ronald Howard.
"Oh Men! Oh Women!" starring Dan Dailey, Ginger Rogers, and David Niven.
"Funny Face" starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Kay Hammond.
In the studio Wolf Mankowitz and David Kossoff discuss their Oscar-winning film "The Bespoke Overcoat".

(Films by courtesy of United Artists, Twentieth Century-Fox, and Paramount Films)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Interviewee: Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: David Kossoff
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Meet Jeanne Heal

This week Jeanne Heal discusses the subject of eyes and corneal grafting.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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