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: Mainly for Women

The Northern Scene
Introduced by Rosalie Williams.

Nimble Fingers
Marion Widdows shows some of her collection of dolls in the costumes of past centuries.

Doing the Right Thing
Joy Whalley helps evening-class students with points of everyday etiquette.

North-country Artist
Jose Christopherson shows some of her pictures and talks about her work.

Dorothy Wayne
Songs with a guitar

From the BBC's North of England studios

Fashion Report
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.


Presenter: Rosalie Williams
Presenter (Nimble Fingers): Marion Widdows
Presenter (Doing the Right Thing): Joy Whalley
Presenter (North-country Artist): Jose Christopherson
Singer/Guitarist: Dorothy Wayne
Director: Charles Farmer
Producer: Olive Shapley
Reporter (Fashion Report): Iris Ashley
Producer (Fashion Report): Joyce Bullen

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

The pages are 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' introduces:

Shirley Abicair who tells you a tale of Tumbarumba, the Australian boy.

Norman McQueen showing some unusual properties of light and explaining how a mirage is formed.

Theodora Fitzgibbon with cooking hints for campers.

Miss Nutts
[Starring] Ethel Revnell as Miss Nutts.
with Judy Raymond and Arthur English.

I Saw it Happen
Eye-witnesses recall an exciting moment.

with Rolf Harris.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Item presenter: Norman McQueen
Cook: Theodora Fitzgibbon
Script (Miss Nutts): Mavis Ward
Miss Nutts: Ethel Revnell
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Judy Raymond
[Actor] (Miss Nutts): Arthur English
Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voices (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Willoughby): Iris Tulley
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair 6 December 2015

: 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.


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

: The O.Henry Playhouse

Thomas Mitchell plays O. Henry the American author in this film series based on his short stories.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: This Is Your Life

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


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

[Starring] Tony Hancock
(See top of page)

Tony Hancock in "Hancock's Half-Hour"
featuring Sidney James and Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Tony: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams

: 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

: Amateur Boxing: Police Open Championships

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
These Championships, which are held annually, will include boxers from the Police Forces of Belgium, Germany, and the Irish Republic.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Meet Jeanne Heal

This week Jeanne Heal tries to find out the best way of becoming a millionaire.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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