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: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

We'd Like You to Meet
Our guest of the month, Schiaparelli

Engravings on Glass
Laurence Whistler

Shopping Consultant
Grace Slater explains her job of helping overseas visitors to find the things they want to buy.

To Entertain You
Israel Price

Children's Theatre in the Australian Outback
Joan and Betty Rayner describe their experiences.

Introduced by Lionel Gamlin and Robert Blott.

Topical Round-Up
with Honor Balfour.


Guest (We'd Like You to Meet): Schiaparelli
Presenter (Engravings on Glass): Laurence Whistler
Presenter(Shopping Consultant): Grace Slater
Performer (To Entertain You): Israel Price
Interviewee (Children's Theatre in the Australian Outback): Joan Rayner
Interviewee (Children's Theatre in the Australian Outback): Betty Rayner
Presenter: Lionel Gamlin
Presenter: Robert Blott
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Cycling Holiday

A play for older children by Henry Treece.
(A BBC Telerecording of the broadcast on July 3, 1956)


Writer: Henry Treece
Film Cameraman: David Prosser
Film Editor: John Pullen
Producer: Joy Harington
Mrs. Massingham: Freda Bamford
David Massingham: Danny Hayes
Steve: Patrick Troughton
Vasilio Yagic: Donald Morley
Kurt Gradtz: Joseph Chelton

: Children's Television: Question Marks

Peter West asks Who? What? Why? When? Where and expects you to know the answers in this new question-and-answer game including country questions with Percy Edwards, the bird man.


Presenter: Peter West
Co-presenter: Percy Edwards
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sports - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: From the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition: Scotland the Brave

A reflection of Scottish life, pageantry, song, and dancing with Trumpeters of 11th Hussars, Prince Albert's Own Military Band of the 7th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders, Bonnybridge (T.A.)
Conductor, Captain Gregor Grant
Pipes and Drums of the 1st Bn. Royal Scots
Drum Major, H. Burgess, M.M.
A Glasgow Boys Brigade team
Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band
Scottish Sailor and Folk Dance Society Team, Aberdeen with Bobby Watson
Leslie Robertson
Dancers from the Queen Victoria School, Dunblane
Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Farquhar Macdonald
Pipe Major John MacDonald
Meta Forrest
Pageant-Master, Jameson Clark
From the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.


Conductor: Captain Gregor Grant
Musicians: Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Dancer: Leslie Robertson
Singers: Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Choir conductor: Farquhar Macdonald
Pageant-Master: Jameson Clark
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Alan Rees

: Now: The Tal-y-Llyn Express

Sit tight in your chair and we'll take you there with outside broadcast cameras.
The Men-on-the-Spot, Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Huw Wheldon board The Tal-y-Llyn Express.

(See page 5)


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Executive Producer: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: String Quartet

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film String Quartet


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Professor is Arrested

Written by Jenifer Wayne.
The police mistake the Professor for a tramp. He is arrested on a charge of stealing cigarettes. His response is indignant and spirited.
This is the first of a series of programmes on Law and Order dealing light-heartedly with aspects of the English law as they might affect any one of us.
See page 5


Writer: Jenifer Wayne
Designer: Douglas Smith
Director: Nesta Pain
Producer: Leonard Cottrell

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring the BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with Anne Shelton, Bill Maynard, Teddy Johnson, The Delta Rhythm Boys, The King Brothers, Maria Remusat, The Show Band Singers and the Dancers.


Presenter/conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: The BBC Show Band
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Bill Maynard
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singers: The Delta Rhythm Boys
Singers: The King Brothers
Singer: Maria Remusat
Singers: The Show Band Singers
Show Band Singers directed By: Cliff Adams
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production scenes staged by: Mark Stuart
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Guilty Party: Murder in Train

You too can be a Detective.
Edward J. Mason challenges John Dickson Carr to find the guilty party in 'Murder in Train'.
From the BBC's Midland Television studio


Presenter/writer/devised by: Edward J. Mason
Interviewer: John Dickson Carr
Devised by: Tony Shryane
Settings: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Mary Lacey: Ann Johnson
Jack Lacey: Robert Chetwyn
Fred Benson: Chris Gittins
Barbara Benson: Mary Jones
Joe Macrrady: Jon Farrell
Harry Fern: Vivian Michaels
Dining-car attendant: Benson Hodgson
Ticket collector: Arnold Peters

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore shows what to look for in the night sky during the coming month.
A regular monthly series.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: News

including A Film Report from Denmark of today's events in the Royal visit.
(Presented in collaboration with Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen)

: The State Visit to Denmark

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(Presented in collaboration with Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen)
Followed by Weather and Close Down

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