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: Professional Golf: The Swallow-Penfold Tournament

A visit to the Glasgow Golf Club Course, Killermont, to see some of the players starting out on the third day's play in the annual tournament for prizes totalling £4,000.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for Television by: James Buchan

: Mainly for Women: 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. 0d.) post free, may be obtained from [address removed]. Please send a crossed postal order-not stamps.


Exerciser: 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
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)


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

: Professional Golf: The Swallow-Penfold Tournament

Another visit to the Glasgow Golf Club Course, Killermont.


Commentator: Henry Longhurst
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Children's Television presents: Round the World in Forty Minutes

by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
(See top of page and page 11)

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh talks about his journey last winter in the Royal Yacht 'Britannia'

The programme will be illustrated by films and photographs and by some of the gifts His Royal Highness received during the tour


Speaker: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Children's Television: Elton Hayes

He sings to a small guitar.


Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Politics - Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


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

: Fashion Flight

Patricia Laffan and Derek Bond join Outside Broadcast Cameras at London Airport to see some of today's holiday clothes.

(See page 57)


Presenter: Patricia Laffan
Presenter: Derek Bond
Devised by: Michael Whittaker
Writer: Ian Dallas
Presented for Television by: Douglas Fleming

: The Grove Family: Close to the Wind

by Richard Wade.


Writer: Richard Wade
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
Jack: Peter Bryant
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Jane: Mary Holland

: What's in the Picture?

asks Denzil Batchelor.
Caroline Carter, Marshall Pugh, Norris McWhirter, Shelley Rohde try to find the answers in 'The Newsreel Game'.


Chairman: Denzil Batchelor
Panellist: Caroline Carter
Panellist: Marshall Pugh
Panellist: Norris McWhirter
Panellist: Shelley Rohde
Producer: John Furness

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Holland

Some of the races in the early stages of this two-day international match.
Arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Eye to Eye: 1: The Man at Dover

Tonight the Eye to Eye Documentary team has a look at life in this country as it strikes a newcomer to these shores.
Commentary written by Christopher Hassall
See page 4


Devised and directed by/Producer: Richard Cawston
Devised and directed by: Pamela Wilcox Bower
Writer: Christopher Hassall
Film Cameraman: Charles de Jaeger
Film Editor: Harry Hastings

: Movie Music Album

Frank Chacksfield with his Orchestra introduces Movie Music Album.
with Adele Leigh, John Hauxvell, Margaret Bond, Jimmy Day.

(See page 4)


Musicians: Frank Chacksfield with his Orchestra
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Singer: John Hauxvell
Singer: Margaret Bond
Singer: Jimmy Day
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: A Godmother for Amy

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


Writer: Richard McCracken
Producer: W. T. Kotcheff
Designer: J. Picton
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Amy Sheldon: Fern Snitman
Ruth Ester: Jane Mallett
Mrs. Sheldon: Corinne Connelly
Mr. Sheldon: Austin Willis
Walter: Nicky Austin
Aunt Stella: Maud Whitmore
Dr Mason: John Drainie

: Bertrand Russell

(See top of page)

Earl Russell, O.M., F.R.S., who will be eighty-five years old tomorrow, discusses a lifetime of activity, which began in the Victorian era, and has continued into the age of the H-Bomb.
Introduced by his biographer Alan Wood with Lady Barnett


Presenter/Interviewer: Alan Wood
Interviewee: Bertrand Russell
Guest: Lady Barnett
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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