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Cookery Club
Philomene, Parisian radio cook, shows Marguerite Patten one of her special dishes.

Only a Rose
Harry Wheatcroft tells Joan Gilbert the story behind the roses he is exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Do It Yourself
The eighth in the series on home carpentry. Barry Bucknell shows how to make a built-in wardrobe.
(A BBC Telerecording)

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A pamphlet giving notes on the eight demonstrations in this series (price 1s.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed] Please send a crossed postal order, not stamps.

Our Miss Pemberton: 20 - But Which...?
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
A story of life today in a small town.


Cook (Cookery Club): Philomene
Presenter(Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Interviewee (Only a Rose): Harry Wheatcroft
Interviewer (Only a Rose)/Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Handyman (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Barry Hale: Norman Foreman

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse - The Medicine Man Mystery

A bandit hotly pursued by the sheriff, has hidden stolen jewels in a ventriloquist's dummy. When the outlaws try to regain their loot, however, they come up against Ricky and his friends!


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North, the boy: Barry Curtis
Sandy, his uncle: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: The Tal-y-Llyn Railway

Huw Wheldon takes you for a trip on one of Britain's privately-owned railways.
This interesting narrow-gauge line runs from the seaside town of Towyn, North Wales, through beautiful scenery to the village of Abergynolwyn near Tal-y-Llyn lake. All the engines and rolling stock on the railway are nearly a hundred years old and are kept in good order and repair by a band of enthusiasts, the Tal-y-Llyn Railway Preservation Society.
See page 5


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Producer: Peter Webber

: Tonight

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


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

: The Alma Colgan Show

The fifth of a series of six programmes starring Alma Cogan.
This evening Alma has invited another mutual friend to talk over old times.


Presenter: Alma Cogan
Dancers: Michael Miller
Dancers: Terry Skelton
Dancers: John Prescott
Dancers: Roderick Joyce
Dances arranged by: Douglas Squires
Original lyrics and songs: Alan Reeve-Jones
Original lyrics and songs: Edwin Braden
Music arranged and conducted by: Stan Foster
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Kelly's Eye

Barbara Kelly invites you to look-in on life through Kelly's Eye.
An informal programme in which Barbara Kelly guest celebrities and an invited audience discuss topics of importance in our everyday life.
Musical Interludes featuring Stanley Black and Larry Cross


Presenter: Barbara Kelly
Pianist (Musical Interlude)/orchestra directed by: Stanley Black
Singer (Musical Interlude): Larry Cross
Script: Bob Kesten
Musical arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Charlie Chester Show

From the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition.
with Charlie Chester.
Also appearing Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Len Lowe, Marian Miller, Frank Davison, The Leslie Roberts Dancers, and The George Mitchell Singers.
From the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow


Comedian/script: Charlie Chester
[Actor]: Eric 'Jeeves' Crier
[Actor]: Len Lowe
Singer: Marian Miller
Musician: Frank Davison
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Dance Sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Script: Charlie Hart
Script: Bernard Botting
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Bloodless Arena

(See above)
John Elliott writes on page 8

A dramatised documentary written and produced by John Elliot

In this programme about the United Nations the clash of East and West is dramatised in conflicts of personalities behind the scenes. The struggle in this bloodless arena is man's attempt to put the rule of law above the law of the jungle in international politics.

Made with the co-operation of the United Nations and the Government of Ceylon.


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Designer: Richard Henry
Film Cameraman: Charles Parnall
Film Editor: Victor Stocker

: Nadia Tagrine



Pianist: Nadia Tagrine
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News

including A film report from Denmark of today's events in the Royal visit.
(Presented in collaboration with Statsradiofonien. Copenhagen) followed by Weather
Road Works Report and Close Down

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